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Children with cancer in Yorkshire enjoy some magical Christmas fun at the Candlelighters Christmas Party

The children’s cancer charity held its much-loved Christmas Party for the families it supports on Sunday 4th December in Bradford, with over 400 family members from across Yorkshire attending. For over 45 years, Candlelighters has supported families facing childhood cancer across Yorkshire by offering a range of practical, emotional and financial support services. Each year, Candlelighters holds a Christmas Party for the many families they support, providing an opportunity for these families to spend some much-needed time together, and have some fun and escapism from their day-to-day reality. This year’s Candlelighters Christmas Party took place on Sunday 4th December at Harrogate Informer …


Candlelit Christmas Remembrance at Stonefall Cemetery

Sunday 18th December, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) was pleased to host a Candlelit Christmas Remembrance at Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate. The now-annual event was the inspiration of local mum Benji Walker who had seen images of CWGC cemeteries in Europe lit by candlelight. She said: The Candlelit Christmas Remembrance is a chance for the local community to gather to remember the sacrifice of the hundreds of CWGC casualties buried at Stonefall, many of them thousands of miles from home. I am delighted so many people attended to pay their respects today to mark the sacrifice of these brave Harrogate Informer …


Welcome return of school’s American Exchange

Students have enjoyed an action-packed trip to Maine as part of Rossett School’s long-running American Exchange scheme. Now in its 36th year, Rossett’s programme of exchange visits with Falmouth Middle School has made a very welcome return this year after an enforced break during the coronavirus pandemic. As well as attending lessons with their exchange partners, Rossett students took part in a variety of educational and leisure activities during the two weeks of their visit. This included a visit to Portland Lighthouse and the historic landmark Victoria Mansion, a fishing trip to catch lobsters, and evening entertainment such as bowling Harrogate Informer …


Yorkshire has its first True & Fair Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Daniel Roy Connelly has been announced as the True & Fair Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for York Outer, being 1 of 9 candidates announced to campaign to be an MP. The 56-year-old is an ex-diplomat, professor, author and Shakespeare expert is entering national politics for the first time. It is expected that there will shortly be further announcement of candidates, including one for Harrogate. The True & Fair Party was launched by Gina Miller earlier in 2022, to tackle political corruption and institutional weaknesses, and campaign for the modernisation of UK democracy. Policies include: Political reform – A legally Harrogate Informer …