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 […]
Whether you’re stretching out on a sun lounger, or just grabbing an hour’s peace and quiet in your garden, a good book is an essential in our opinion. Standard Deviation – Katherine Heiny Graham’s second wife, Audra, is warm, sociable and always ready to throw herself headlong into any situation. The total opposite of his […]
What you should know before you go… Spending money abroad can be costlier than you think if you’re not prepared for the fees and ‘hidden’ charges. Whether you choose to take a debit or credit card, it pays to check the small print in your terms and conditions before you go. You could save a […]
Water is great in a garden and whether you have a large pond, a formal pool, a miniature pond in a half barrel or a self-contained fountain or other water feature, the chances are that from time to time you will have been frustrated by the fact that the water turns green: the so-called ‘pea-soup’ […]
Crisp and light pastry cases filled with a rich and creamy white chocolate mousse – these tarts are easy to make but look impressive. Double up the quantities if serving a crowd. Ingredients: 25g unsalted butter, melted 6-8 sheets filo pastry 100g good quality white chocolate 2 tbsp milk 150ml double cream Dark chocolate curls […]
This recipe is a great way to turn chicken fillets into something special. You can prepare them a couple of hours in advance and keep covered in the fridge, then simply cook when needed Use a sharp knife to make a deep pocket in each chicken fillet, making sure not to cut right the way […]
Local business man, Keith West, along with his team at PEMCO Creative have made an amazing video of St Johns Bell Ringers!  Using a special aerial drone which takes 2 people to operate, they were able to take some very unique and amazing images – check out this video ! PEMCO Creative provide business-to-business services […]
Stickertopia, The Flower Garden – Mitchell Beazley Walk into any bookstore and you’re likely to see at least one shelf dedicated to grown-up colouring books. So it’s not too much of a surprise that sticker books are having a similar grown-up makeover. This one includes 30 garden illustrations, from Klimt’s garden path to the butterfly […]
With summer well under way, gardens will need more water than the rain is giving them, but how can you minimise the amount you apply, make best use of what you’ve got and still have a good-looking and productive garden? If possible, wait until the autumn to plant out trees, shrubs and climbers – it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Each month we interview a local personality, this month is Heather Emmett the owner of Flaithulach Music Venue: High Street, Knaresborough Introduction: I opened Flaithulach Music in 2011 as a small independent music shop specialising in music tuition, with the aim of growing a local music school in my hometown. Something which is now a […]
“Circle your shoulders … shake out your whole body … move your mouth as if you’re chewing a toffee …” It’s my first session with my local community choir but we’ve spent the past five minutes doing physical exercises. “He always does this,” whispers a fellow choir member at my side, referring to Graham, the […]
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 […]
By Katherine Sorrell Longer days and (fingers crossed) lots of sunshine mean it’s time to head out to the garden. However large or small your outside space, some careful planning will ensure that it is flexible enough for playing games, entertaining or simply putting your feet up and relaxing, writes Katherine Sorrell. The days of […]
There’s no greater advert for a car than a starring role in a movie – and for BMW there have been a few! One of the biggest was when BMW took over the Bond franchise with a centrepiece in 1995 blockbuster GoldenEye. Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, drives the first generation Z3 with Bond girl […]
All the talk of “craft” brewing you hear these days has prompted some deep historical reflections in your correspondent, who has been of drinking age almost (but not quite) since Britain’s – and actually, the world’s – microbrewing revolution started in Selby, North Yorkshire, in 1972. In the UK, the microbrewers’ common intent was to […]