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National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain to host free-of-charge Open Day to inspire young brass and percussion stars of tomorrow


The 80-strong National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB) is to host a free-of-charge open days in Harrogate later this month (31 March.) The open day enables talented youngsters from across the UK to experience the NYBBGB for a day. Open to young brass and percussion players between the ages of eight and 18, music teachers are also welcome. ...

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World Book Day at Brackenfield


Brackenfield School celebrated world book day today (5 March 2015) with the theme was “Holiday Reads”. Children and staff dressed in their favourite holiday wear for the day. In assembly the winning entries for their 500 word story competition was read to the school. After assembly, older children were paired with younger children to read together.

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Dirty stop outs – Dj Trev’s guide to what’s on

Dj Trev

Classic: Dj Trev and Karl King go to a classical concert. Then Dj Trev goes to Sleaford Mods, because he is so diverse it hurts. Last week I met up with an old mate of mine, chap by the name of Richard Crickmar. Many readers – the ones in homes for the bewildered mainly – will remember (or not, as the ...

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Bright sparks switch on to the power of engineering

National Grid

Bright sparks from Scotton Lingerfield Primary School have put their grey matter into gear at a National Grid sponsored Imagineering Club as they bid to become the next James Dyson, Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Edison. The initiative which introduces children to the fascinating world of engineering and technology through fun, hands-on activities sees them using a selection of materials ...

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Rotary sponsorship helps King James’s young engineers in Greenpower challenge

King James Knaresborough

For a number of years young engineers at King James’s have been involved in designing, building and racing electric powered vehicles. The project is part of an extra-curricular club run by Design and Technology teacher Steve Hutchinson to encourage students to pursue a career in engineering. The Greenpower Challenge involves Schools and youth organisations from around the UK with races ...

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Thieves target Land Rovers in the region


Police are urging owners of Land Rover Defenders to be on their guard against vehicle thieves, particularly in rural areas. The warning comes after a number of thefts and attempted thefts involving the vehicles in North Yorkshire. An attempted theft of a Land Rover was reported in Gargrave, overnight 26 / 27 February. The vehicle was found down the street, ...

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Parliamentary candidate views on Harrogate congestion

Houses of Parliament

As part of a series of questions being posed to each of the candidates running for Harrogate and Knaresboborough MP, this week we have questioned around traffic congestion in the district.   Harrogate is a congested town and receives a high volume of both through and cross-town traffic – What do you think should be done to help ease the ...

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Andrew Jones MP visits Harrogate College Ceramics department

Andrew Jones MP Harrogate College

Andrew Jones MP enjoyed a visit to the ceramics department at Harrogate College on Friday (27 February 2015). During his visit Andrew spoke to students, had a tour of the Ceramics department and spoke to the tutors. Student Ann Joslin said: The tutors at Harrogate College are fantastic and we arranged for Andrew to visit to see our work and ...

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Harrogate International Festival line-up announced

Lee Child

Some of the biggest names in music and books headline this July for the 50th Harrogate Festival. Named the ‘North of England’s leading arts festival’ by The Times, this July the Spa town will experience a month-long explosion of music and literature, celebrating a landmark year. In honour of Harrogate International Festivals’ rich heritage celebrating the finest classical musicians, 2015 ...

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Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire takes Mencap’s ‘PCC pledge’ to ending learning disability hate crime

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has taken Mencap’s 'PCC pledge' and committed to ending learning disability Hate Crime.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has taken Mencap’s ‘PCC pledge’ and committed to ending learning disability Hate Crime. In 2011 Mencap launched the ‘Stand by me’ campaign to end disability Hate Crime in a generation, and has called on Police and Crime Commissioners to take the PCC pledge which promises to help make sure people with ...

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