Community stories in and around Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Video: Disability Action Yorkshire marketplace event

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Disability Action Yorkshire ran a marketplace event on Tuesday 21 April 2015. The event, in the Cairn Hotel, saw an impressive list of local exhibitors.   Exhibitors List Abilitynet Activ8 Learning North & West Yorkshire ASBAH and SHINE The Avalon Group Beaucare Medical Ltd Care Designed For You Disability Action Yorkshire The Carers Resource Healthwatch North Yorkshire Harrogate Easier Living ...

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Registration for the Harrogate Big Bike Bash

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Cyclists of all ages and abilities are to be given the unique opportunity to ride a genuine cycle race circuit as part of the forthcoming Harrogate Big Bike Bash taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21 June 2015. The ‘Ride the Route’ event will be taking place from 4pm on Saturday 20 June, following the one-mile race circuit starting ...

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Richard Grafton Interiors team gets set for Leeds Half Marathon

(L to R): Milly Grafton, Andrew Freestone, Sarah McIntosh and Richard Grafton with Paula Needle of Candlelighters

Local businessman Richard Grafton and a team from his Harrogate-based interior design store and the adjacent new architectural interiors showroom, Grafton Freestone, are training hard for the Leeds Half Marathon in a bid to raise funds for Harrogate Candlelighters. Richard will be running with his wife Milly, designer Sarah McIntosh and fellow director Andrew Freestone with the aim of raising ...

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Pinewoods Summer Scarecrow Stroll

1. Pinewoods Summer Scarecrow Stroll Harrogate

A number of special visitors are expected to be seen within the Pinewoods over the summer. The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has announced a new competition – “A Summer Scarecrow Stroll” – that will see the addition of decorated scarecrows along the main footpath. In association with Harrogate in Bloom, the PCG is inviting members, schools, community groups and local ...

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Dirty Stop Out – Dj Trev’s guide: handy for the randy

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I didn’t manage to do one of these columns last week and all of the passionate complaints from people who sorely missed it that I imagined were really touching, it is so nice to imagine that people actually miss my regular ramblings. Sometimes I like to imagine other things too; like that I am quite handsome, my body is lean ...

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Ping pong and peer support are a hit for young adult carers

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An ‘ace’ service for young adult carers in Harrogate is in full swing. The Carers’ Resource Young Adult Carer project aims to empower, educate and celebrate young adult carers (YACs) and members are now approaching local businesses to gain further recognition within the town. For 16 to 25-year-olds, the project involves a range of activities, including CV writing, help to find work, education or training, and support in overcoming mental ...

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Police host free motorcyclist development day


North Yorkshire Police’s BikeSafe team and Northallerton Advanced Bikes (NAB) are hosting a rider development day this Saturday to help motorcyclists improve their skills. The event, which is free and open to all bikers, will take place at Teasdale Motorcycles on Long Street in Thirsk between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 11 April 2015. Free, assessed rides will be on ...

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Girlfriend of twice-injured soldier to run London Marathon

The partner of a twice-injured soldier is set to tackle the London Marathon to raise money for Fisher House, a ‘home away from home’ for military patients and their families. Lizzie Knockton, 27 from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, has been with her boyfriend, Stuart Croxford, for three years. Unfortunately the 29 year old current-serving soldier was involved in an accident in ...

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