My sympathies were aroused the first time I met Abby, a friend-of-a-friend who had recently moved to my neighbourhood after a divorce. Aged 47, she had made the move in order to seek a different life for herself and her fifteen-year-old son. However, two years later, after regular meet-ups at which I offered coffee, a […]
Connecting an unprotected PC to the internet is rather like stripping naked, covering yourself in honey and throwing yourself into a nest of angry wasps: the question isn’t whether you’re going to get stung, it’s how bad the results are going to be. The internet is full of unpleasantness and some of it is trying […]
If you have space for a dedicated playroom, or can allocate a section of another room, you can keep toys contained and your children happy – and it’s a great opportunity for some imaginative decorating, says Katherine Sorrell. The key to designing a playroom is flexibility. Unless money and time are no object, frequent redecorating […]
When plumber Steve Etches began collecting fossils as a young man, he could hardly have imagined that one day he would open the doors to his own fossil museum. Since the 1980s, when he started hunting for fossils in his spare time, Steve – now aged 66 – has dug up more than 2,000 specimens, […]
Teaching someone how to drive can’t be that difficult can it? I’m proud to say I have just qualified as an observer with my RoSPA Advanced Drivers group, which you can train to do after passing the Advanced Driving test and allows you to tutor others wishing to take their test. I found the observer […]
It May Not Be Too Late To Make A Claim For Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) By Ann Haldon According to ‘Which?’ the banks have written to 5.5 million customers, letting them know they might have been mis-sold PPI and offering three years in which to make a claim. Although some of these letters were sent […]
Knaresborough Now has recently been placing magazines around the Wetherby area for collection as we have been receiving more and more requests from both Wetherby readers and businesses alike.  As such, we are looking to launch Wetherby Now – your very own community magazine within Knaresborough Now. In the next few months, we plan to launch […]
Knaresborough is preparing to honour the Tri-Centenary of the town’s famous son who overcame disability to become one of the North’s most influential road builders. Blind Jack, whose real name was John Metcalf, lost his sight at the age of 6 from smallpox but went on to develop some of the region’s most important transport […]
As autumn progresses the driving conditions deteriorate. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service met with road safety colleagues outside Hawes to warn drivers of the hidden dangers of driving through flood water. A photograph was taken where a vehicle had been stranded during the floods in the area to demonstrate how significantly roads can be […]