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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
  Kate McLelland According to Dr John Blewitt, a specialist in Social Responsibility at Aston University in Birmingham, many of us are suffering from a new condition known as “nature deficit disorder”. Before you rush to google the symptoms, it may help to know that this isn’t a real medical condition, but a term coined […]
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 […]
There’s plenty of field grown rhubarb about this time of year and it’s perfect for pies, puddings and cakes. When buying choose firm plump stalks of rhubarb – avoid any that are floppy or bruised. Ingredients: 100g butter, softened 100g light soft brown sugar 2 medium eggs, beaten 50g self-raising flour 50g ground hazelnuts Zest […]
By Pippa Greenwood Why is it that weeds always seem to grow faster and more vigorously than pretty well anything you actually choose to plant in your garden? It’s certainly the case in my garden! In no time at all they come into growth, produce sizeable leaves and stems and quite often seem to be […]
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 […]
“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 […]