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Knaresborough Now

Stand Up To Racism

There is growing public concern regarding racism rallies, marches and protests, especially in the light of the George Floyd incident. Unfortunately, where large groups of people gather you will always get one or two agitators.  That is all it takes to start an incident where normally sane and calm people get carried away as has already happened in many cities. With […]

The Gift Of A Great Read

For historical fiction fans Washington Black – Esi Edugyan 11-year-old slave Washington Black is taken from the sugar fields and lent to his tyrannical master’s brother, Titch, to work on a ‘cloudcutter’ hot air balloon. The duo form an unlikely friendship that, coupled with Washington’s artistic talent, could provide a way out of slavery. For […]

Aye Up … It’s Yorkshire Day !

Yorkshire Day lands on 1st August, and yet it seems that Yorkshire lads and lasses celebrate the beauty of the county’s scenic offerings all year round. Living in Yorkshire has always been something to be proud of – from the lush, verdant countryside to the genuine warmth of the folk. There’s no wonder why people are so deeply passionate about this stunning […]

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race 2019

Nerves jangling, excitement brewing, hysteria spreading. There’s only one event that can bring about this accumulation of emotion; The Great Knaresborough Bed Race! On the 8th June 2019 Knaresborough welcomed back the annual Bed Race in which 90 enthusiastic (and a little bit crazy!) teams readied themselves for 15-30 minutes of blood, sweat and tears. Each […]

Life in Miniature

Daphne & Clifford Taylor are very giving members of our local community and have an interesting story to tell. In her short ‘going out to work’ life (1957-64), Daphne was a comptometer operator at Yorkshire Farmers, York and then a National cash machine operator in the sales office, Rowntree’s in York where she met her […]

Yorkshire’s Young Stars

The Yorkshire Choice Awards reward not only business and community heroes across the county, but also Young Achievers and inspirational young people too. There are 12 youthful achievers nominated from across our region, all of whom have worked tirelessly to achieve personal, sporting or charitable goals.  All our nominees are under sixteen years of age […]