Joe Andrew is pictured outside Cocoa Joe's in Pateley Bridge.

The Nidderdale Voices column with Joe Andrew, owner of Cocoa Joe’s

After weeks of viewing misery every time we turn on the News, it is good to take time off to wallow in just a little bit of sheer indulgence, forget the calories and enjoy a time with Joe Andrew who is the newest member of the Pateley Bridge High Street family. Yes, he is the proud owner of Cocoa Joe’s and very pleased to join us in the Dale and tempt us with his wares.

Heather Rayner and Pat Wormald of Harlow Friendship Group receive the Dragons' Den award from High Sheriff Linda Fenwick.

The Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service column with Karen Weaver

I’m a big fan of the Action for Happiness movement, a national charity committed to building a happier and more caring society. Their website is full of inspiration and they share monthly calendars packed with actions to help create a happier and kinder world. This month‘s theme is Optimistic October and today (October 10) suggests we look for the good intentions in people around us.

Here is a selection of our new leaflets, showcasing the range of services on offer.

The Nidderdale Plus column with Helen Flynn

What with the Nidderdale Show, preparations for the forthcoming first ever Nidderdale Health and Wellbeing Fair, UCI road closures (!), and our continuing busy life at our community hub, there is lots of news to report.

Saint Paulinus of York: 'tall with slight stoop, black hair, thin face, aquiline nose, venerable and awe-inspiring' (Bede).

The Holy Living column with Peter Dodson

Paulinus deserves a column to himself. Much of the North of England, including Ripon, owes its Christian heritage to him and his co-missionaries. Pope Gregory the Great (540- 604) asked Paulinus to become the first Christian missionary to the kingdom of Northumbria.

Mayor of Harrogate Cllr Bernard Bateman, Linda Bateman, John Fox and the Stray FM team at last year's switch on.

The Harrogate BID column with John Fox

Did you know that bikes appeared on more letters to Santa between 1960 and 2000 than any other toy? The humble bicycle is the most popular retro Christmas gift of years gone by. Although after the UCI Road World Championships ends this Sunday (29 Sept), it could be more adults in lycra writing to Santa.

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