A POPULAR riverside cafe in York reopened today after being forced to close earlier this week by a staffing shortage.

Dyls, situated next to Skeldergate Bridge, is just the latest of several York cafes and restaurants to have been shut by shortages of staff over recent months.

Dozens of city centre hospitality venues have also posted adverts for a range of employment positions in their windows.

A sign outside Dyls on yesterday urged potential job applicants to apply now, adding: "Your cafe needs you!"

However, spokesperson Pippa Moore said today that the cafe had reopened and it now had the staff that it needed.

"But we still need to fully train them and get back on track with our menu which we have been developing," she said.

"We re-open today and for the rest of the weekend, we will be closed again next week from Monday- Wednesday, and back open Thursday -Sunday," she said.

"Then after next week we will add an extra day - Wednesday - and the week after another extra day - Tuesday - and so on. "

She said the return of students to York's universities was 'helping a lot' in its recruitment drive.

"Also, hopefully, the end of furlough will mean people will be looking for jobs to fill the gaps too," she added.