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Members of the Outdoors Club. Photograph by Iain Geldard/UWFRA.

Youngsters learn new skills at weekly club

As well as saving lives we also enrich young lives by way of our Outdoors Club. Set up 16 years’ ago the weekly club gives local Dales youngsters between the ages of 10 to adult the opportunity to enjoy the great local outdoors through climbing, abseiling, caving, trekking, camping, first aid – you name it they do it.

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The amazing cake was 'Just Delicious'!

The Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

He is recognisable with his shock of white hair – those words were written about me in an article in last week’s Nidderdale Herald. The article was very flattering although I did think my hair was blonde!

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One bottle of Bowmore 30th Anniversary Islay Single Malt, distilled 1963, sold for �2,800.

The Under the Hammer column with Hartleys

Some spectacular individual prices helped Hartleys annual Wine and Spirits Sale in Ilkley on Friday, November 16 to achieve a total of nearly £55,000 for 365 lots with only 23 lots left unsold.

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One of the two new mini roundabouts replacing traffic lights at Bond End, Knaresborough.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

The Bond End Air Quality Improvement Scheme works have been completed on time and on budget. The scheme involved the removal of all traffic lights controlling this complex double junction, and replacing them with two mini-roundabouts with associated zebra crossings. Additional works included creating new kerb alignments, providing power supplies for upgraded lighting, signage and Belisha beacons, laying new road surfaces, and improving surface water drainage.

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Organisation of the Year Oscar winners Autism Angels. NADV 1811021AM37

The Harrogate & Ripon CVS volunteering column with Karen Weaver

The 2018 Harrogate District Volunteering Oscars were featured across several pages of last week’s paper, and gave a flavour of the wonderful celebration of kindness that John Fox has masterminded for the last eleven years. Harrogate & Ripon CVS is honoured to have been a partner in the awards from the start.

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The grand staircase at Allerton Park. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Motorways are convenient for getting about the country – though not usually the most pleasant of experiences. Most service stations leave much to be desired, though there are exceptions; the Tebay Services on the M6 and the Gloucester Services on the M5 are usually considered to be worth stopping at.

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