Sign on the library door

I wanted to call in the library, briefly, this afternoon. The front doors were closed, which was a bit disappointing.

There was a sign pinned to the front door, explaining the reasons for the closure.

Just a conference, just one day. But have a look at the handwritten messages.

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Community noticeboard /1: tree felling, etc

I don’t know about you, but every week on a Friday I like to sit down with a cup of tea and look through all the planning applications recently validated by City of York Council, then I read all the agendas for forthcoming meetings, then I note all the other … More …

It’s all change around here

You may have noticed that York Stories looks completely different. I hope it looks like an improvement. It should look particularly different if you’re viewing it on a tablet or laptop, perhaps not so different on the small screen of a phone, but I did my best on that too. … More …

Work begins on the White Swan

Mock tudor frontage

Wow. Fantastic. I feel like the heading to this page should be in big shouty capital letters and perhaps accompanied by a trumpet fanfare.

York’s most famous and long-standing eyesore is being redeveloped. No, really. It really is this time.

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New paving, King’s Square

Stone paving, reflecting light from shop windows

As I’m sure most people know by now, the new paving in King’s Square, phase 1 of it, has recently been revealed. Photos and comments on social media and letters to the Press suggest that the reaction has been 99% negative. I thought I’d try to find something positive to say.

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