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Harrogate care worker stole over £8,000 from women who were blind, deaf and had learning disabilities

A care worker has been jailed for stealing over £8,000 from a deaf and blind woman and another with learning difficulties. Michelle Chandler, 53, was a key worker at Foresight Residential Home in Harrogate where she funnelled thousands of the victims’...

yesterday, 18:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Group aims to beat loneliness among elderly at Christmas

Harrogate-based charity Supporting Older People (SOP) has launched its Christmas programme as it seeks to highlight loneliness. The organisation is committed to providing care, support, friendship and advice to elderly people and their families and is...

yesterday, 11:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Art feature on tour to raise awareness of domestic abuse

A Harrogate family law firm’s partnership with a charity which helps victims of domestic abuse is raising awareness and boosting fundraising. Jones Myers and IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) have hosted an art installation - In Her Shoes -...

yesterday, 11:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dickensian market draws record crowds

Crowds turned up in record numbers to this year’s Dickensian Christmas Market and Craft Fayre. Organisers Wetherby Lions said huge numbers turned out to last Sunday’s event to enjoy the festive attractions and vast array of produce and crafts on...

yesterday, 10:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Poetry subject helps pupils understand

Young poets from Ripon Grammar School and Outwood Academy have been praised for their powerful and poignant use of language in a competition to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The Rotary Club of Ripon launched a city-wide...

yesterday, 09:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police to use DNA tagging spray to catch law-breaking moped and off-road riders

North Yorkshire Police is set to use SelectaDNA tagging spray to target those who ride mopeds and off-road motorcycles in an illegal or anti-social manner. Already successfully deployed by 14 other police forces in the UK, officers will use the DNA...

Tuesday, 10:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

These are the ten things that everyone in Knaresborough should have done before they turn 40

But anyone who is born and raised in Knaresborough has usually had a pint in every independent pub, taken part in every tradition and discovered every quirk! 1. Visit Mother Shipton's Cave Throughout history there has been much debate about who Mother...

Monday, 17:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

Monday, 14:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

Monday, 14:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

12 tips to help Harrogate shoppers budget better over Christmas

Citizens Advice Craven & Harrogate Districts has released a Christmas list of 12 tips to help people avoid pressure on their household budgets. The charity’s dozen budget bullets could help guard against the heavy toll the festive season can take...

Monday, 12:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

TECH TALK: Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

It's always difficult reviewing something designed for women when you're a man. But luckily my wife was able to test out the Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones and relay her feedback to me. Given their soft, chic and definitely feminine appearance...

Saturday, 18:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Return of the ‘unretired’: the new event where young execs and old hands learn from each other

Young entrepreneurs and experienced professionals came together to share knowledge in a groundbreaking new initiative launched by a Harrogate businesswoman. Victoria Tomlinson, who previously owned and ran successful PR firm Northern Lights, set up...

Friday, 16:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

The £60,000 giveaway: Masham donates savings from green-energy measures to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

I’Anson Bros Ltd, the family-owned farm feed business based at Masham, has received a prestigious award for its support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA). It was recognised in the Corporate Supporter category of the YAA’s annual Recognition Awards...

Friday, 16:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Lambert aims to reach £50m turnover by 2025

Lambert, the manufacturer of intelligent factory automation systems, has launched its new Vision strategy, which will help it double turnover to £50m by 2025. The company, which employs 170 people at its world-class facility in Tadcaster, is looking...

Friday, 16:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wellness Centre opens at Ladies’ College

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of a brand new Wellness Centre at Harrogate Ladies’ College recently led by Kate Majid, Chief Executive Officer of The Shaw Mind Foundation. A launch day programme of wellness-related activities...

Friday, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

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