Greece is the word as ThatZiki announces a new permanent residency at Trinity Kitchen

Due to open at the end of July, ThatZiki will bring its popular Greek gyros across the Pennines to Leeds, taking over the former Absurd Bird unit at Trinity Leeds, creating 25 jobs. As part of the launch event, ThatZiki will give away 50 free gyros plus free Greek soft drinks – with details to…

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Recruitment boost as new air traffic control staff bolster Teesside team

Two new starters from two very different backgrounds have been welcomed to the tower at Teesside Airport. Ben Harrety, 18, and Dan Parsons, 33, have joined the Air Traffic Control team in recent weeks. Ben, from Wynyard, has always held a passion for aviation having started learning to fly aged just 14 and applied for…

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Whitby Netwalking with English Heritage

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce team visited the beautiful North Yorkshire landscape yesterday, for a guided tour around Whiby Abbey led by English Heritage. Joined by various business representatives from across the region, guests enjoyed the glorious sunshine on offer whilst also being treated to an insightful talk about the rich history…

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South Leeds Garden Centre celebrates nationwide EV rally with free charging on 2nd July

The team at a South Leeds garden centre group is celebrating after being invited to host a prestigious event for electric vehicles next month. Tingley Garden Centre is home to one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Yorkshire and has been selected to host an event as part of a five-day 1400-mile…

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Get set Harrogate, your new generation electric buses are coming!

Spa town’s power-packed new zero emission buses prepare for the open road as families and VIPs join the launch party They’ve had a movie star launch in the heart of Harrogate – and now the first of the spa town’s sparkling new electric buses are being prepared to carry their first customers in service in…

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Recycle and reuse social enterprise moves to Temple, Leeds

Paint reprocessing specialist, Seagulls Reuse, has relocated to 129 Water Lane within the heart of the Temple district of Leeds. Seagulls will recycle, mix and sell paint as well as running a series of creative workshops close to the city centre in its new 31,150 sq ft warehouse. Cat Hyde, co-founder of Seagulls, explains: “We’d…

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Leeds woman wins Garden Centre Group prize draw

A woman from Leeds has received a £100 garden centre gift voucher after winning a free prize draw. Julie Lill won the prize in a draw to celebrate the launch of the Green Card loyalty scheme at Yorkshire Garden Centres sites across West and North Yorkshire. “I signed up for a Green Card as I…

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Trinity Leeds launches innovative sustainable retail concept ‘Re:Pair Lab’

An innovative new sustainable fashion concept from Trinity Leeds will see up-and-coming designers showcased alongside local fashion brands and second-hand sellers this summer. Re:Pair Lab is a new initiative from Trinity Leeds owner Landsec, partnering with Leeds Beckett University and Wayne Hemingway – co-founder of HemingwayDesign, who have been at the forefront of bringing sustainable retail…

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Bradford Garden Centre reaches final of regional business award

The team at a Bradford based garden centre group is celebrating after reaching the final of a regional business award. Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted in the Community category in the Bradford Means Business Awards. Tong Garden Centre’s Head of People, Culture & Sustainability, Neil Barwise-Carr, said: “Our local community is at the heart…

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‘Tree of Pride’ set to return to White Rose this month

In celebration of Pride Month, White Rose Shopping Centre is once again hosting its ‘Tree of Pride’ on 8th and 9th June, inviting visitors to decorate the tree with their pledges to work toward a more inclusive and caring future. Following a successful debut in 2023, the community art piece will be touring the country gathering the…

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Authentic Vietnamese street food comes to the Merrion Centre

Pho 37 Set to bring the authentic tastes of Vietnam to Leeds The Merrion Centre has announced its newest addition which is set to join its ever expanding culinary scene with the upcoming opening of Pho 37, offering authentic Vietnamese street food. This exciting venture is due to open its doors to the public in…

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Bradford bike shop wins award for UK’s ‘Smallest and Greatest’ firms

Pennine Cycles has been crowned Britain’s best High Street Hero small business at The Small Awards A business from Bradford, which is an independent bicycle shop, was celebrated as best High Street Hero business at this year’s Small Awards. Pennine Cycles won the award which recognises and celebrates the nation’s standout independents that play a…

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Celebrating 20 years in 2020 for Pennine Cycles

Bradford bike shop owners Paul and Sandra Corcoran are celebrating owning their business, Pennine Cycles, for 20 years this month. February is the 20th anniversary for the couple who bought the business after the previous owner and founder of Pennine Cycles, Johnny Mapplebeck retired and emigrated to Canada when he was 80 years old.  Paul,…

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Behind the scenes of TPE’s new timetable as train operator increases services on some routes across the North of England and into Scotland

TransPennine Express (TPE) is showing how its timetable is created ahead of changes to some of its services in June, as well as encouraging customers to be prepared and check their journeys. The new timetable will be brought in from Sunday 2 June, along with the rest of the national rail network. The behind-the -scenes…

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First flight to Dalaman in 13 years takes off from Teesside

A Turkish gem has returned to Teesside departure boards for the first time in 13 years – with a jet full of TUI holidaymakers setting off on Tuesday morning (28 May). The sold-out service to Dalaman was the first of a programme which will see flights to and from Teesside every Tuesday until 17 September….

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Arts students bring colour, vision and vibrance to campus for end of year shows

York St John University Degree Show Exhibitions open their doors to the public   From sculpture to photography, graphic design to animation: York St John University is proud to welcome friends, family and members of the public to the Art and Design Degree Show Exhibitions 2024. The Art Degree Show will feature sixty exhibiting artists across…

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Yorkshire garden centres awarded membership of prestigious Garden Centre Association

Two members of a Bradford-based garden centre group have been accepted as members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA), joining an elite group of 200 garden centres nationwide. Tingley and Otley Garden Centres were awarded membership of the GCA, which champions professionalism in garden centre retailing, after passing a stringent audit that covered all elements…

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Dome is where the Farke is: Trinity Leads play-off push

Shopping Centre’s Super-Sized Show of Support for Leeds United is the City’s Biggest. Football fever is reaching new heights as a 294-square-metre portrait of Leeds United manager Daniel Farke has been unveiled on the glass dome roof of Trinity Leeds shopping centre ahead of this Sunday’s Championship Play-Off Final. The supersized Farke portrait – which…

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Korean corndogs take over Trinity Kitchen alongside bao buns & more

Trinity Kitchen has announced an exciting line-up of street food vendors, including Korean corndogs – a unique new offering for Trinity Kitchen. Guests can explore a huge range of options from the new vendors, including: Wagyu Lookin’ At?, Return of the Mac, Bao Machine, Clapping Corndog and Otherside Fried Chicken, which will be taking over the…

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Yorkshire Children’s Charity is named garden centre group’s charity of the year

The Yorkshire Garden Centres (YGC) group has announced that Yorkshire Children’s Charity will be its Charity of the Year for 2024 following a unanimous team vote. Through a series of fund-raising events and collection boxes at the tills, the teams at Yorkshire Garden Centres’ four sites at Tong, Tingley, Otley, and Bingley plus Dean’s of…

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Castle Howard raises record-breaking £25,000 for GOSH Charity

Castle Howard have achieved an extraordinary milestone by raising an amazing £25,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity). This is the largest charitable sum raised in the North Yorkshire stately home’s recent history. Castle Howard fundraised for the charity as part of their Peter Pan-themed Christmas in Neverland event, which ran from…

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Kids carnival at White Rose this May half term

White Rose Shopping Centre is hosting an exciting Kids Carnival this May Half Term, 24th May – 9th June. With rides suitable for children of all ages, this event is the perfect springtime family day out. The carnival will include a host of different rides and activities for visitors to enjoy including classics such as Dodgems…

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White Rose marks Mental Health Awareness Week

White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week’s 2024 theme of Movement with a wellbeing walk on Wednesday 15th May. The event has been arranged with the centre’s long-established group of mall walkers as well as a number of White Rose brands including JD, Footasylum, M&S, McDonald’s, Wetherspoon, Superdrug, Flying Tiger, Lush, and Office….

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Launch date announced for new ‘Nike Rise’ concept store at Trinity Leeds

The brand new Nike Rise store will open its doors at Trinity Leeds this week – on Thursday, May 9th. Taking over a prime location on the ground floor, at the former Victoria’s Secret unit, the new 10,000sq ft store aims to enhance shopping experiences through innovative digital services, including a digitally powered Footwear Fastlane…

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Teesside Airport secures Eastern Airways as new operator for Aberdeen service

Teesside International Airport has secured an agreement with Eastern Airways as the new operator for flights to Aberdeen.    Initially the new daily flights will be the only direct service from the North-East to Aberdeen when they begin on Monday 20th May, operating daily weekdays and Sundays before increasing to twice daily from Monday 9th…

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Castle Howard presents first major exhibition by a contemporary artist

Internationally renowned sculptor Tony Cragg presents a landmark exhibition at Castle Howard this summer. Tony Cragg at Castle Howard (3 May – 22 September 2024) is the first major exhibition by a leading contemporary artist to be held across the house and grounds of the historic estate. Castle Howard is Britain’s most famous country house,…

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New jobs, retailers, and refreshments at White Rose

White Rose Shopping Centre has welcomed two new brands to its mix this April, CUPP and Deichmann, with a huge expansion now underway for existing retailer JD Sports.  Europe’s largest shoe retailer, Deichmann, has invested £688,000 in a new store, creating 15 jobs. The footwear fashion giant stocks options for the whole family including exclusive…

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Bradford garden centre group wins Yorkshire sustainability award

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after winning a regional sustainability award. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group won the SME Business (up to £50m turnover) category at the inaugural Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards, which were presented at a celebration lunch at Swinton Park in Ripon on 18th April. “The category celebrates SMEs…

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Bradford garden centre group beats industry giants to win a national HR award for a second time

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after winning a national HR award for the second consecutive year. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group won the Retail Company of the Year Award at the British HR Awards that took place in London on 16th April. “The HR awards celebrate organisations and individuals that are…

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Yorktoberfest returns to York Racecourse this Autumn with beer, bratwurst and all things Bavarian!

Autumn cheer is forecast today with the news that Yorktoberfest, York’s traditional Bavarian beer festival, will be returning to the Clocktower Enclosure at York Racecourse this October, for a fourth successive year.  York’s very own Oktoberfest has proved hugely popular since its debut in 2021 with all sessions selling out last year. Yorktoberfest 2024 will…

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MasterChef: The Professionals stars to create six-course menu for Castle Howard event

Chefs Alex Webb and Philli Armitage-Mattin are creating a six-course tasting menu for a brand-new evening event at Castle Howard this April. Alex and Philli featured on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2020, with Alex taking the crown and Philli in final four. Alex and Philli are collaborating with Castle Howard on a seasonal menu showcasing…

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Third Cast of the Wand!

The Potions Cauldron Group are excited to announce their third Hole In the Wand Mini Golf Attraction in the historic city of Chester. The attraction is part of award winning The Potions Cauldron Group’s continuing expansion. The group celebrated 5 magical years in October 2023 and already has ‘The Hole In Wand’ mini golf attractions…

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York’s red city sightseeing buses gear up for a busy Easter

City’s leading open-top tour plans more trips, more often all summer long York’s leading open top bus tour, CitySightseeing York, is to boost its service to four trips per hour, seven days a week as the historic city prepares to welcome thousands of visitors this Easter. The famous bright red buses give a bird’s eye…

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Yorkshire garden centre group appoints from within for Centre Manager role

A Bradford headquartered garden centre group has promoted from within to fill the Centre Manager role at one of its six sites. Dave Denton from Cleckheaton has been promoted to centre manager at the long established Bingley Garden Centre at Harden. An experienced retail specialist, Mr. Denton began his career with Yorkshire Garden Centres as…

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South Leeds adventure park reopens for the Easter holidays

An adventure park at a South Leeds garden centre has announced its Easter opening hours. Mission Out at Tingley Garden Centre reopens on 23rd March with the launch of a new children’s annual pass and an adult ‘pay once’ initiative for the 2024 season. Suitable for children aged seven and over, Mission Out is a…

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Trinity Leeds and White Rose re-launch their enterprise initiatives as ‘Made in Yorkshire’, encouraging young people to help shape the future of retail

Trinity Leeds and White Rose shopping centres’ joint enterprise challenge, Made in Yorkshire, launched on Wednesday 28th February, with Oulton Academy and Bruntcliffe Academy taking part. This is the first time that the competition has run in this format, following the two shopping destinations running separate initiatives in the past. The ‘Made in Yorkshire’ challenge invites participants…

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Yorkshire Garden Centres branches out into North Yorkshire with two additional sites

Bradford-based Yorkshire Garden Centres has announced it is to operate two more sites in Yorkshire.  The two Dean’s Garden Centre sites at York and Scarborough will be added to the group that already has sites at Tong, Tingley, Otley and Bingley in West Yorkshire. The Dean’s business dates back to 1968 when they opened the…

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Yorkshire Garden Centre Group celebrates the arrival of spring with launch weekend

A Bradford headquartered garden centre group is marking the arrival of spring with a weekend of activities and promotions at its four sites next month. Yorkshire Garden Centres is hosting the spring launch weekend at its sites in Tong, Tingley, Otley and Batley on 9th and 10th March. The theme of the weekend is a…

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Council Executive to consider undertaking Front Street engagement

At a meeting next week (20 February), the Executive Member for Economy and Transport will be presented with the proposed approach and potential scope of works for Front Street in Acomb, one of York’s key secondary shopping areas. In October 2023, £570,000 of UKSPF funding was allocated to make improvements in Front Street. Since then,…

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York’s hospitality and retail sectors attend first industry forum

Key representatives from York’s retail and hospitality sectors gathered at City of York Council’s West Offices headquarters on Wednesday 7 February for a special industry forum. Attendees welcomed James Sawley, HSBC Corporate Banking’s head of retail and hospitality, who delivered a keynote speech on the challenges and opportunities facing these sectors in the months and…

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Executive Council Member speaks at York Tourism conference on benefits of tourism for York

City of York Council Executive member, Councillor Jo Coles, the Council’s lead for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care spoke at Thursday’s high-powered ‘York Tourism Conference’ in a challenge to the industry to make a bigger tourism contribution to the city, through stronger businesses and finding ways that tourists contribute more towards the upkeep costs…

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Executive Council Member speaks at York Tourism conference on benefits of tourism for York

City of York Council Executive member, Councillor Jo Coles, the Council’s lead for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care spoke at Thursday’s high-powered ‘York Tourism Conference’ in a challenge to the industry to make a bigger tourism contribution to the city, through stronger businesses and finding ways that tourists contribute more towards the upkeep costs…

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Teessider returns to his roots as his global aviation firm announces airport base

A Teessider who founded a world-leading aircraft painting firm is returning to his roots by setting up a new base at Teesside International Airport. Steve Darbyshire is the founder and Chief Executive of Airbourne Colours – a world-leading company which paints aircraft from around the globe. Now the 49-year-old’s company has been confirmed as the…

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Adams Foodservice wins top national industry award

In a momentous achievement, Bradford headquartered Adams Foodservice Trading Ltd has been awarded the prestigious Federation of Wholesale Distributors Gold Award for Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year. From its humble beginnings as a corner shop on Little Horton Lane funded by World War II veteran Mirza Khan (Dad), Adams Foodservice has evolved into a leading…

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Teesside voted best UK airport for leisure travel at British Travel Awards

Passengers have voted Teesside International Airport as the Best UK Airport for Leisure Travel at the country’s biggest travel awards. The airport picked up the gong at the British Travel Awards – the largest survey of consumer opinion on everything to do with leisure travel. The awards cover the whole holiday sector, with travel companies,…

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Trad Collective Ltd joins prestigious Leeds scheme

Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) announces the opening date for the latest brand set to join its premium Vicar Lane scheme in the heart of Leeds, Trad Collective Ltd. A unique, sustainable clothing and lifestyle products retailer, Trad Collective Ltd will open on  December 10 2023. This exciting addition to the Yorkshire retail landscape promises…

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Buttercrumble helps a boutique brand blossom

Recently, Buttercrumble has been supporting the wonderful Bluebell Petite brand, which is due to launch its first boutique in central Leeds. Rebecca has such an uplifting story; we are delighted to be involved and share in this journey! The collaboration between Buttercrumble and Bluebell Petite bears heartfelt social impact on multiple fronts. Buttercrumble became brand…

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All aboard the new Boat Bar in York

City Cruises York, the number one sightseeing and dining cruise operator on the River Ouse, is launching a Boat Bar this weekend, situated at Lendal Bridge Landing in the heart of York during the city’s annual Christmas Market, from 12pm until 8pm until 23rd December. This unique and stationary boat has been designed to offer…

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