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York handmade plays pivotal role in prestigious Yorkshire housing development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a new and prestigious North Yorkshire residential housing development. The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied 262,000 specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Ferrensby, near Harrogate. Altogether York Handmade provided the bricks, worth over £150,000, for the site which is being developed by Harrogate developer Jack Lunn (Properties) Ltd. The Ferrensby development is called Slingsby Vale and features 18 detached houses, 11 of which will be marketed on the open market and seven of which are affordable. The affordable houses
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Northern airport bosses call for the Prime Minister to provide vital support to help travel sector recover from pandemic

Northern airport bosses today joined forces to call on Government to back their struggling sector in its Budget next week, while developing a manageable, realistic and cost-effective system that would enable travel to restart in May. Unprecedented joint intervention warns many of the North’s vital connections are at risk Tens of thousands of jobs across the UK on the line without support UK’s recovery will be held back if connectivity in the North isn’t protected Still months to go before passengers might return Leaders of gateways in all parts of the North have written to Boris Johnson urging him to
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Black Sheep launches its iconic Best Bitter in bottles for the very first time

Black Sheep Brewery is continuing its innovation and product development this February with the launch of its iconic Black Sheep Best Bitter in bottle for the very first time as a limited edition offering for its drinkers. While fans of this stalwart of the Black Sheep range wait patiently for the reopening of pubs, the Masham-based brewery has launched a 5,000-bottle run of its Best Bitter, which is available exclusively from its online store and its local ‘Brew to Ewe’ delivery service. First brewed in 1992, Black Sheep Best Bitter has become one of the UK’s best-selling session cask ales. 
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Local photography shop makes the most of lockdown with a substantial move to online

Bass and Bligh in Harrogate are making the most of lockdown with a relaunch of their website, along with all stock now being available online as part of a bigger move to online. Justin Barnes is the owner of Bass and Bligh, taking over the business 20-years ago: We have always had a wide area of customers, but this will widen that out even further. This development of our website is really long overdue, the problem was finding the time to do it. Lockdown has give us that time. All our stock, both used and new, will now be available
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