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A Star A-Level pupils hailed by Spa school

Boston Spa Academy has hailed the achievements of its students’ A level results. Principal Chris Walsh said they are immensely proud of Year 13 students who have achieved “spectacular” and “record” results. “This was a tough year to be in Year 13, the...

today, 15:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds Festival: how to get to Bramham Park

Considered by many as the biggest and best festival event of the summer, thousands of avid music fans are expected to descend on Bramham Park ready for Leeds Festival 2018. Kicking off on Friday 24 August, festival goers have three...

today, 15:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

A-Level results delight at Tadcaster

Tadcaster Grammar School said it was delighted with the A-Level results of its Sixth Form students. “We are delighted to report that more than one third of all A levels taken were graded A*-A, with almost two thirds at A*-B. “We are delighted to...

today, 15:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

10k run places snapped up

Wetherby 10k has sold out of competitive places well in advance of race day on Sunday September 2. Organiser say 1,100 runners are planned to leave the start line at Wetherby racecourse, cheered on by a large number of spectators. Director Rob Gray...

today, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hospice supporters win car raffle prize

A family supported by Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People following the death of their daughter have won the charity’s Grand Car Raffle. Julie and Pete Thomas, of Huby, went to the Boston Spa-based facility when their daughter Esme...

today, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Chalky fields young cricket fans

A spin bowler who played for England at U19 level has helped coach aspiring cricketers at a sports training camp in Harrogate. Graeme White - who played for Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire - was the guest coach at this summer’s Andrew Flintoff...

today, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stables Lane recreation area open for play

Phase one of a scheme to bring life back into a major Boston Spa recreation area has been completed and is now open. Improvements at Stables Lane Community Park - which involve creating a stage and nature areas, toddler play equipment, landscaping and...

today, 10:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Show will go on after worst growing state

Gardeners and growers are experiencing some of the most challenging growing conditions most can remember but the organisers of Bardsey Village Show are expecting a good display of produce at their forthcoming event. Classes from fruit and vegetables...

today, 08:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stingrays set for Superhero challenge

On July 14 the Inaugural Stingrays Club Championships took place, writes Jemima Browning. Nine of our 12 club members attended, competing in a total of 17 individual races and two relays. All the athletes had been working very hard to improve their...

today, 08:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Plan for 210 homes could see school children 'bussed from Wetherby into Harrogate'

A decision over a contentious development for 210 homes on the border of Harrogate and Wetherby has been deferred until further talks have been held “behind closed doors”. At the planning committee meeting on Tuesday, 11 out of 13 councillors voted to...

yesterday, 16:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Knaresborough resident calls Harrogate council 'weak' in battle against 120 homes

A Knaresborough resident accused Harrogate council of being ‘weak’ as a controversial development for 120 houses was granted approval, despite opposition. Seven out of the 11 councillors on the planning committee voted to approve the plans by Gladman...

yesterday, 16:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mixed reaction from residents as Starbeck homeless shelter plans approved

Plans to build a homeless shelter in Starbeck, which will provide accommodation for nearly 20 rough sleepers, have been granted approval. The plans by Harrogate Borough Council have sought to find substantial temporary accommodation for homeless...

yesterday, 15:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Headteacher 'overwhelmed' by support after vandals burned down school's bandstand

Jennyfields residents have pulled together to help a Harrogate primary school after the school’s bandstand was burned to the ground last weekend. Fire crews were called to the scene at Saltergate Primary School on Sunday morning, after vandals set the...

yesterday, 15:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Gilbert and Sullivan gem played out by kids

Dozens of pupils from Cundall Manor School took to the stage recently to wow a packed audience with an upbeat performance of HMS Pinafore. The 11-year-olds from the school near Ripon, played to a full house at the Galtres Centre in Easingwold as they...

yesterday, 15:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dressing up outfits can be checked out

Tadcaster Community Library will be offering local people a new way to save money and reduce waste while still having fun. Events like Halloween and World Book Day can often be expensive when children and adults, want to dress up as their favourite...

yesterday, 15:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

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