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Crookes canine-lover transforms passion for pooches into pounds

For many, the isolation and loneliness created by successive national and local lockdowns over the past twelve months has been alleviated by the pitter-patter...

Jump Inc brings urban playground fun to Beverley’s Flemingate centre

Urban playground operator Jump Inc is coming to Beverley’s Flemingate centre.

World’s first free virtual tour app trials in York

The world’s first free virtual tour app - which allows you to stroll around cities and attractions guided by your smartphone - is showcasing...

From Plymouth to Blackpool – Zebra Sharks find their new forever home

A lone female zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) has been joined by two of her kind at the Sea Life centre in Blackpool. The two new...

Ramsbottom retirement community launches new gardening club for homeowners

A new gardening club is proving popular with homeowners at a retirement community in Ramsbottom. The management team from The Cottons on Factory Street decided...

Guide Dogs have a special trip to the train station on National Dog Day

Two Guide Dogs in training, Zea and Elli were given the day off from their regular schedule to celebrate National Dog Day, taking a special trip to see and experience being on a TransPennine Express train.

Agecroft RC to host oar-some fun day and ‘Centurion Challenge’ to get kids from...

Agecroft Rowing Club is hosting a ‘Centurion Challenge’ family day event to raise £30,000 to help get more local young people into the sport. The...

Broker Urges UK to Help Coach Sector Out of the ‘Endangered Zone’

Specialist bus and coach insurance broker, McCarron Coates, has named the UK coach operator an 'endangered species', in dire need of help still, despite other sectors being on the road to recovery.

Wrights “bakery legend” Maz retires after 28 years

Kind-hearted Tunstall “legend” Marion Taylor has retired after almost three decades of serving Wrights customers, with an emotional farewell from colleagues and friends. Marion, known...

Taylor&Emmet adds defibrillators to all branches

Taylor&Emmet LLP has installed lifesaving equipment at all five of its offices across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, to benefit staff, visitors and the general public.

Work to start on Everyman cinema in latest phase of Treadmills scheme

The partners behind the Treadmills regeneration scheme in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, have announced work is set to get underway on a new Everyman cinema.

Exciting Times at Garden Weddings – Orders Reaching Tipi-ing Point!

Excuse the pun, but for York based tipi hire company Garden Weddings things are really hotting up. While the mini-heatwave was always going to...

Clive Owen team gearing up for Race for Life

A team from Clive Owen LLP is in training to take part in the Darlington Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research...

South Lakes Attraction Launches Pick-a-Sunflower Activity

A South Lakes visitor attraction has launched a new 'pick your own sunflower' activity, offering even more reason for families – not to mention couples who've been married for three years - to drop in and enjoy.

Malmaison And Hotel Du Vin Support Charity Escapes Fundraising

Boutique hotel brands Malmaison and Hotel du Vin have helped UK-based Charity Escapes raise £58,000 for 112 charities since the Covid pandemic began. The hotel...

Yorkshire lawyer’s advice to check new travel document rules before travelling

John Howe, partner at Pudsey law firm John Howe & Co, is sending a stark warning to would-be holidaymakers to ensure their documentation is...

West Yorkshire Mayor praises ‘life changing’ launch of Birkenshaw’s girls’ rugby teams

Rugby league community group the Birkenshaw Blue Dogs has been commended by West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin for its “life changing outreach work” as...

Gala Performance to release fly-on-the-wall documentary

Rotherham-based motorsport supplier follows race team to Silverstone for 24 hour race to catalogue highs and low. The team of Manvers-based retailer Gala Tent’s motorsport brand Gala Performance has followed their company directors to the illustrious

Youth football hub scores sponsorship deal with chemical company

A family-owned chemical company has boosted the future of children’s football in the area by becoming the main sponsor of an award winning soccer...

Sponsorship deal will help football club reach new heights

A football club is starting its Northern League journey – the highest level at which it has ever played - on solid foundations, after...

Fresh look for fleet completes new chapter for chemical company

An independent chemical business has finalised its transformation into a group of companies with a £40,000 overhaul of its fleet of vehicles, reflecting its...

Stepping back in time through history trails

Would be west end walkers are dusting off their hiking boots in preparation for a series of post lock down history trails. As social distancing...

Willerby opens up bright future for jobless young people

Leading holiday homes manufacturer Willerby is offering unemployed young people who have faced challenges in their lives sought-after career and training opportunities.

Chester Races hosts retro-themed Family Funday

Chester Racecourse is marking the return of its much-loved Family Funday by rewinding the clock to the 70s, 80s and 90s for a special...

Langley Castle Offers Kids ‘Hairy History’ Edu-staycations

Langley Castle Hotel, based near Haydon Bridge in Northumberland, has set the bar for the UK ‘edu-staycation’ - a new 2021 UK family experience helping kids make up for time lost in the classroom, by learning whilst on holiday.

‘Football history’ up for auction as Burnley FC dugouts to be sold online to...

Football fans have a unique opportunity to own a piece of football history later this month, when the dugouts and hand-made seats from Burnley’s...

All systems go! Over 35 projects going live to promote, protect and support...

Yorkshire Coast BID has pledged its support towards more than 35 projects taking place across the Yorkshire Coast this year to assist the local the economy bounce back following a challenging 18 months for businesses.

MC Construction scales the heights at new I’m a Celebrity…Jungle Challenge attraction

A £7m indoor attraction based on the blockbuster ITV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will open at MediaCityUK later this month following a 32-week project by principal contractor MC Construction.

Feral Art School sets up first home as former bank becomes creative hub

An art school led by a group of professional creatives has set up its own home for the first time in Hull’s historic Old Town, with support from one of the city’s leading companies.

Unveiled and open for business – the stunning makeover project that makes caravans cool

A unique caravan revival project launched by three interior designers to promote the great British staycation to new markets has been unveiled and is open for business.

World champion trail rider signs brand partnership with automotive firm

World champion mountain bike trail cyclist Jack Carthy has signed a new brand partnership with specialist automotive firm Insane Vehicles. The deal will see the...

Entrepreneur cooks up winning recipe for success with latest venture

A Yorkshire-based entrepreneur whose business was impacted by Coronavirus and lockdown has bounced back with an innovative new venture borne of his own passion...

Elite Dynamics enters into new partnership to drive sustainability within holiday park industry

Elite Dynamics, a leading provider of software solutions to the Holiday Home & Parks’ industry, has partnered with Play It Green - an environmental start-up - to encourage the industry and holidaymakers to up their environmental efforts.

Resilient Willerby delivers impressive results despite COVID disruption

UK holiday homes brand leader Willerby has recorded impressive financial results despite the impact of COVID-19.

‘Love It Like It’s Yours’ – Northumberland tourism businesses support new campaign

Northumberland County Council and Visit Northumberland have launched a new campaign starring local businesses from across the county and are urging entrepreneurs from the area to get onboard.

Manchester family launches new business venture during lockdown

Worsley family creates the first premium countdown calendars for birthdays and other occasions after teen sparks idea

Willerby to invest in largest ever intake of apprentice talent

Holiday homes market leader Willerby has launched its biggest ever apprenticeship recruitment drive.

Darlington personal trainer takes on The Yorkshire Beast

Darlington-based personal trainer, Sara Woods, has taken part in what has been named the ‘toughest event on a road bike’. The 55-year-old, who is a...

HITRANS launches pioneering GO-HI MaaS app for residents and visitors in rural Scotland

A pioneering Mobility as a Service app has been launched by The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) to increase accessibility of integrated travel for residents and visitors in rural Scotland.

Outdoor networking comes to Yorkshire

Networking and workplace wellbeing business Freshwalks is collaborating with Huddersfield's Tink Adventures to launch programme of events aimed at the West Yorkshire business community.