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Guildhall contractor appointed

York’s Conservative-led council has appointed the well-respected contractor Interserve to carry out the transformation of the historic Guildhall into an innovative civic and business venue.

York leads the way on government childcare initiatives

As the Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People on the City of York Council I was delighted when York was chosen as one of only eight councils to host a trial of the expansion of the government's childcare initiative, testing the outcomes of an increase in free childcare for elig

Self-Driving Lorries

Self-driving lorries will be trialed on England’s motorways

Electric double-decker to be trialled in York

Representatives from the Conservative-led City of York Council, First York and local bus manufacturer Optare have welcome the arrival of the first “Metrodecker EV” – the first zero-emission and fully electric double-decker bus to be used outside of London.

Ward councillors challenge HS2 station plans

Rural West ward councillors Ian Gillies and Chris Steward are challenging railway bureaucracy to have removed from an options paper a proposal for a new railway stop outside of Rufforth, as part of an alternative HS2 Phase Two route to Scotland which could see the new line to run north through th

Community Stadium construction to begin this autumn

York’s community stadium, designed to host York City FC and York City Knights RFLC, in addition to providing a cinema complex, leisure facilities, an NHS hub and library,  is set to begin construction this October.

Unemployment: The Facts

Since 2010 unemployment has fallen by 3.5% and is now at its lowest level since 1975.

Conservatives welcome £1.3 billion boost to schools budget

Cllr. Stuart Rawlings, Conservative spokesperson for schools and young people, has welcomed this week’s announcement that the government will be providing an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years- helping to create more good school places York.