Cyclists conquer Yorkshire’s toughest charity challenge


More than 100 people tackled one of Yorkshire’s toughest cycling challenges on Sunday to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Participants in The Dales Rider were able to choose from ‘The Gear Grinder’, a 65 mile circular route which weaved its way through hills and valleys of the Dales to the historic market town of Masham and back, or ‘The ... Read More »

Wesley Centre to host open weekend following £250,000 refurbishment


The Wesley Centre in Harrogate is to reopen later this month following a £250,000 refurbishment of its Oxford Street premises. The new centre, previously known as the Wesley Chapel, will open its doors to the public on the weekend of 27 and 28 September 2014. The extensive refurbishment project, managed by the Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit, has seen new double-glazing, ... Read More »

Celebrating older people’s day 2014

To celebrate National Older People’s Day on Wednesday 1 October 2014, Harrogate Borough Council’s Fit 4 Fun Team, Age UK and Ripon Leisure Centre will be holding a variety of physical activity taster sessions at Ripon Leisure Centre. The national event, which coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons, recognises and celebrates the achievements and contributions that older ... Read More »

Voting underway at the 2014 Mumbler Awards

Mumpreneur winner Josy Thompson of Funcare Nurseries

The Mumbler Awards, now in their second year, are a celebration of excellence within the family focused businesses in our region. is the latest addition the Mumbler family, which has been growing steadily since August 2011 The Harrogate Mumbler Facebook group was created as a central “hub” for local families with young children. The website launched in November ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s digs in for local charity

Employees from Sainsbury’s Wetherby Road store carried out an alternative form of bag packing recently as they filled 18 bags of garden waste assisting local charity, the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP). The eight Sainsbury’s volunteers spent a morning clearing and tidying a local garden with the charity’s Help at Home service, which carries out gardening, decorating and odd jobs ... Read More »

Special ceremony for those who have lost a baby

We are all affected by the death of a loved one, but losing a child is one of the most difficult a parent and their families will ever have to deal with. Harrogate Borough Council’s Bereavement Services Team is working with the Leeds and York Branches of SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) to organise a special ceremony for bereaved ... Read More »

Helen Flynn completes the Great North Run and helps Henshaws

Borough Councillor Helen Flynn and Lib Dem Prospective MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough has just completed the Great North Run Helen completed the course in 2 hours 28 minutes and raised money for Henshaws in Knaresborough. Helen said: I have raised over £550 so far and still going. It was such a hot day and the first time I have ... Read More »

Pinewoods Open Day to be the biggest yet!


Saturday 13 September 2014 will see the annual Open Day for the Pinewoods Conservation Group. This year’s event plans to be the largest event yet to be held within The Pinewoods sponsored again by Harrogate Audi. Opening at 11am until 3pm the main attractions will be owl flying displays and dog agility demonstrations. There will also be a raffle to ... Read More »

Who is your young achiever ?

Triathlete Alistair Brownlee has been recognised by the Awards twice for his amazing record in the sport. Here he receives his first Award in 2010 from Shaun Harvey

The search is on for young people in Yorkshire who are making a difference. Nominations are open for the 22nd Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors, which recognise achievement by people aged under 35 in the region who have made an impact, whether nationally, regionally or locally. Awards Chairman Peter McCormick OBE said: We know there are huge ... Read More »