Visitors and locals alike will be surprised at just how much there is to do and see in Knaresborough. We have compiled a list of “things to do” which at last count was 42….but keeps on growing!  If you know of any we’ve missed, please let us know and we’ll add them on !!! From […]
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 […]
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 […]
A rich and creamy quiche packed full of succulent salmon flakes and broccoli. Serve warm or cold with a crisp green leaf salad.     Ingredients: 250g shortcrust pastry 300g salmon fillets 200g small broccoli florets 4 large eggs 250ml double cream 100ml milk Salt and freshly ground black pepper 50g Cheddar cheese, finely grated […]
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 […]
By Katherine Sorrell Modern carpet can be both practical and fashionable, offering an enormous choice of colour, pattern and texture. Why choose carpet? Carpet is soft and comfortable underfoot, absorbs sound, is non-slip and forgiving if you have a fall, and is insulating against heat loss and draughts; however, it may stain and wear. Regular […]
 Kate McLelland It’s a dilemma faced by most people of ‘a certain age’: let your hair go grey, or reach for the dye bottle? Why we go grey Our natural hair colour comes from a pigment known as melanin, produced by the hair follicles. As we age the follicles produce less melanin and this means […]
 Well-designed storage makes an enormous difference to our homes, so interiors expert Katherine Sorrell takes us through some room-by-room ideas. Our homes are full of stuff, and each room requires specific solutions. You could do this yourself, plotting on graph paper where doors, windows, radiators and other furnishings will go, making use of ‘dead’ spaces […]
Close your eyes and think back to the simple pleasures of childhood: a rainbow box of crayons on the table , beside it, a book of illustrations just waiting to be coloured in. Remember the intense concentration as you filled in the blank spaces with your favourite shades of yellow, red, purple, green and blue? […]
Take the classic rich and squidgy chocolate brownie recipe a step further with a creamy milk chocolate mousse topping for the ultimate chocolate lover’s dessert! Ingredients: BROWNIE BASE 150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 225g unsalted butter, diced 350g light muscovado sugar 4 medium eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 225g plain flour MOUSSE TOPPING […]
A really summery platter of grilled peppers with sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella pearls. Make a day in advance and chill in the fridge until required. Serve with crusty bread for a simple starter or as part of a summer buffet. Serves 6 as a starter or part of a buffet. Ready in 1 hour plus […]
This is a traditional and warming casserole which is ideal to serve to the family during the chilly winter months. Serve with steamed green vegetables such as broccoli, Savoy cabbage or green beans. Ingredients: FOR THE STEW 1kg braising steak, cut into chunks 2 tbsp seasoned flour 3 tbsp sunflower oil 2 large onions, peeled […]
by Kate McLelland Throughout history there have been very few people who found great success in their seventies and eighties. An exception was the artist Mary Delany who, at the age of 71, became a favourite at the court of King George III due to her mastery of a particular skill: decoupage. The word originally […]
by Kate McLelland A team of uniformed players lined up to bowl on a perfectly manicured green is one of the most evocative sights of the summer. Lawn Bowls is a gently-paced team game that – like cricket matches on the village green – seems to reflect a British way of life that has barely […]
Each month we interview a local personality, this month is Introduction  :  HowdiDoodi is a Mobile DJ and Event MC Company, founded and run by Howard Corrin. Introduction :  HowdiDoodi provides a bespoke DJ service for all occasions, but you can often find Howard MC’ing at local events too – listen out for him on […]