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Rachel Porter

Knaresborough Now - A local community magazine which started in September 2010. I came on board in February 2011 as a co-owner for 3.5 years and then purchased the other half in late 2014. We produce our magazine on a monthly basis in both a printed and online format, celebrating local community, events and businesses. We are THE MOST COMPETITIVE advertising medium in the Knaresborough area and do our level best to support all local businesses with their advertising needs whilst also providing a valuable and readable magazine to our readers for free. We also host an interactive website with an online magazine, business directory and events calender to name but a few of its offerings.

Storage Solutions for Every Room

 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 […]

Keep Calm and Get Colouring

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? […]

Deliciously Luxurious Chocolate Mousse Brownies

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 […]

Your Go To Guide for the Best Reads of 2016

This is your go to guide to the best reads for 2016 so far – whether you plan to spend it lounging by a pool on an exotic island or even here in good old blighty , we’ve got you covered. Flawed – Cecelia Ahern A book which examines the idea of perfection, Flawed focuses on Celestine, […]

First Drive: Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Four years after its concept debut, Range Rover’s Evoque convertible has come to fruition. Its hard top sibling has already sold more than half a million units since it was launched in 2011 and over 1,500 orders have so far been placed for the convertible variant. What is it? The Evoque convertible is the world’s […]

Which Type Of ISA Is Best For You?

Which Type Of ISA Is Best For You? Individual Savings Accounts were first introduced in 1999. They provided exemption from income tax and capital gains tax, and quickly became a popular place to save and invest. Back then, it was a straightforward choice between a Cash ISA or a Stocks and Shares equivalent, but with […]

Marinated Pepper Platter

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 […]

Christmas Special Offers

Christmas is coming … are you ready or should we not be using the dreaded ‘C’ word ??? We’re working on our October issue as we speak and we’ve come up with FOUR fabulous advertising packages for you … PLUS … all our advertisers in October, November AND December will go into a prize draw for a […]

Inheritance Fraud Scam

Inheritance fraud usually occurs when you are told that someone very rich has died and you are in line to receive a huge inheritance. A fraudster who claims to be a Business Relations Manager from an overseas bank or legal official contacts you through email or a letter stating that a person sharing your family […]