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Tickets go on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate

Tickets have gone on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, the UK’s biggest textile event, which takes place at Harrogate Convention Centre from 17th-20th November 2022. Whether you’re a knitter, quilter, embroiderer or needle felter, The Knitting & Stitching Show promises inspiration and ideas for every style and stage of stitcher, from complete beginners to experts. Top tutors will be hosting more than 220 hands-on workshops and demonstrations, with a dedicated dressmaking programme and festive, seasonal makes like knitted Christmas gnomes, felted wreaths, fabric baubles and embroidery Robins. If craft supplies are on your Christmas shopping wish list, there Harrogate Informer…


A Bumper Weekend Of Dance, Live and Classical Music Awaits at Castle Howard

World-class talent coming to North Yorkshire this weekend includes Café Mambo Ibiza Classics with DJs Armand Van Helden, Shapeshifters and more, Castle Howard Proms and ABBA Symphonic. A huge three-day weekend of music is set to take place at the magnificent grounds of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire from Friday 19th August to Sunday 21st August. Spanning the hottest dance music with Café Mambo Ibiza ‘Classics At The Castle’ (Friday), the annual Castle Howard Proms (Saturday) and stunning orchestral arrangements with ABBA Symphonic (Sunday), it’s set to be a unmissable weekend for audiences descending on the Castle Howard Estate. Staged Harrogate Informer…


Andrew Jones MP says he won’t be supporting Boris Johnson in the vote of confidence

Andrew Jones MP, Harrogate & Knaresborough has said he will not be supporting Boris Johnson in the vote of confidence as Leader of the Conservative Party. Andrew Jones MP said: At the beginning of all the investigations into partygate I said ‘Lawmakers can’t be law breakers’.  I meant it and that is, in part, why I will not be supporting the Prime Minister in tonight’s confidence vote.  In part also it is because of the Prime Minister’s responses when questioned in the Commons and by the media about gatherings in Downing Street. I have received emails from hundreds of people Harrogate Informer…


Councillor Michael Schofield meets with stakeholders for the Otley Road cycle way scheme

Councillor Michael Schofield met this morning (27 May 2022) with two of the stakeholders for the Otley Road cycleway scheme. Judy D’Arcy Thompson, chair of the Stray Defence Association committee and Chris Dicken from the Harlow and Pannal Ash Residents Association (HAPARA) discussed the history of the scheme, the recent NYCC stakeholder event, and their views towards it. The Cycle Scheme is in three phases: Phase 1 Otley Road, from the Harlow Moor Junction (reservoir) to Cold Bath Road/ Arthur’s Avenue. The work is widened pathways, shared for walkers and cyclist. Junctions have been changed, with the stop line set Harrogate Informer…


Cheers from Henshaws charity Beer Festival

Following the first successful day-long event in 2019, the Henshaws Beer Festival returned to the town for a full weekend with an even bigger and better offering. With two daytime family friendly events and an adult only evening session there was something for everyone. Festival goers supped over 4,000 drinks across the two days. As the sun shined, Henshaws welcomed over 850 people to the Arts & Crafts Centre to enjoy the range of 21 handpicked beers, as well as a range of gins, wines and cider, all proudly produced here in Yorkshire. Local breweries Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside, Harrogate Harrogate Informer…


Valley Gardens to host four day Platinum Jubilee celebrations

From Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June, Valley Gardens in Harrogate will host a four-day event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Thursday 2 June 10am until 4pm – Face painting 10am until 6pm – Fairground rides, climbing wall, character meet and greet 12noon until 1pm – Children’s show and mini-disco on the bandstand 11am, 1pm and 3pm – Juggling show on the bandstand Friday 3 June 10am – Harrogate Borough Mayor Councillor Victoria Oldham officially opens the event 10am and 1pm – Pantasy steel band (various locations) 10am until 4pm – Face painting 10am until 6pm Harrogate Informer…


Family Fun Day to mark the legacy of Millie

In June Katie Beadle hosting a Family Fun Day, to raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice & Harrogate Hospital Children’s Ward. it will mark the legacy of her daughter, Millie. Katie Beadle said: In August 2009 I never thought I would be needing to use both these brilliant services in the way that I did. I had given birth to my beautiful daughter, Millie Iimmediately after she was delivered, I know something wasn’t quite right. Millie was born with Hypoxia and had multiple medical conditions requiring around the clock care. Most of Millie’s time with us was spent in Harrogate Informer…


Families enjoyed May Day at Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival

Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival was a huge hit after three-year COVID break – kindly sponsored by Wolseley. The Ripon Cathedral Beer festival was the place to be in Ripon this bank holiday Monday with 1,250 adults coming to enjoy a few beers to support the cathedral. Overcast skies failed to deter visitors and £18,000 was raised; this will help fund the music, heritage conservation and the education programme at Ripon Cathedral. The beer festival rounded off a long weekend of celebratory events and worship as Ripon Cathedral launched its 1350th anniversary celebrations, with lots more to come later this month Harrogate Informer…


One week left for community groups to apply for Platinum Jubilee community grant

With one week left, Harrogate Borough Council is urging community groups to apply for a Platinum Jubilee community grant to help Harrogate district residents celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. An extended bank holiday – from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June – will provide an opportunity for communities throughout the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and the world to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. To help Harrogate district residents do so, the borough council is inviting community groups Harrogate Informer…


Video: The Harrogate Town AFC mascot joins Willow Tree for Walk to School day

Some of the Children from Willow Tree School walked to school with Harry Gator, the Harrogate Town AFC mascot. (25 March 2022) They met with Harry outside the club grounds on Wetherby road, and then walked down to the school. They were greeted by the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate. Councillor Trevor Chapman, and Janet Chapman. The event is co-ordinated across the district by Zero Carbon Harrogate, and has a good uptake. The schools have worked with the children to take ownership of the event, and promote it amongst themselves.   School taking part this time Secondaries Ashville College Senior Harrogate Informer…