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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Catch museum before season closes

Local history lovers have until the end of October before a hidden gem closes its doors for the season.

Richmondshire Museum, officially hailed as one of the nation's hidden gems by tourism body VisitEngland, is open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

The museum in Ryders Wynd, Richmond, is run by volunteers and funded by donations.

Before the season comes to an end, it will get into the Halloween spirit this half term with its Spooktcular – 26 to 31 October – where youngsters can get involved in designing a pumpkin, puzzles, colouring, book-making, and spot the silhouettes.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Leaders sought to get back to nature

Having fun ... pond dipping
at Fishpond Wood, Bewerley
A call has gone out for adults who love the outdoors and would enjoy working with and inspiring children in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain.

The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Wildlife Watch Group is looking for leaders to support the group, which meets once a month on a Saturday morning and for kids aged five to eleven.

Leaders organise and deliver activities that encourage youngsters and their parents to explore nature and get stuck into practical activities like pond dipping and den building. Training, equipment and support will be provided by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team.

More information will be given at a short informal meeting on Tuesday 13 October at 7pm at the AONB office, King Street, Pateley Bridge. Further details are also available by contacting Sarah Kettlewell on 01423 712950 or

Monday, 5 October 2015

Exhibition spotlights cultural heritage

An exhibition highlighting historic buildings is now running at the Yorkshire Dales National Park offices in Bainbridge.

Every Picture Tells a Story features photographs of a range of buildings – and parts of them – that have been selected by the authority’s historic environment team.

The photos form part of the Yorkshire Dales Historic Environment Record and were originally taken to inform the day-to-day work of the team.

The exhibition is on view in the reception area of the Authority’s Yoredale offices until December 24 and it will move to The Station in Richmond in January.

Senior listed buildings officer Susan Wrathmell said: “We hope the images will inspire visitors to take a fresh look at the built environment of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and to get a better understanding of just how significant and fragile this part of our cultural heritage is.”

DAB's the way to do it at Vale

North Yorkshire's newest radio station hits the airwaves on DAB today, a little over a year since its launch.

The York-based not-for-profit Vale Radio now broadcasts across the whole of the county. Since going live it has helped raise £60,000 for charities and local groups.

The radio station is volunteer based with a team of 25 people. All residual funds raised through advertising and sponsorship is placed back into the local area through a grant scheme.

To get in touch with Vale Radio, call 01904 765 900 or email

Friday, 2 October 2015

Another Scarborough Shakespeare treat

Lauryn Redding, Mike Hugo and Jessica Dyas. Photo by Nobby Clark.
After the success of King Lear, Yorkshire's Northern Broadsides returns to the works of Shakespeare with a new staging of his tale of reconciliation, love and forgiveness, The Winter’s Tale, at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre from Tuesday 20-Saturday 24 October.
Northern Broadsides’ resident director Conrad Nelson directs and features in the production created in partnership with Harrogate Theatre.
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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Make Helmsley top of the shops

Helmsley has today been named as one of the country’s top three high streets.

High street, high profile ... Helmsley is a hit with shoppers.
The Ryedale town has been shortlisted in the annual Great British High Street competition.

Helmsley has been named alongside Chipping Norton and Colne but needs public votes to be crowned champion.

This year’s competition saw a record 230 applicants and now, for the first time, the public has the opportunity to vote directly for their best-loved high street online. Between now and November votes can be cast via or on Facebook.

Get on board! Wensleydale's heritage railway holds its open day

Railway enthusiasts will have plenty to be chuffed about this Saturday (3 October).

Wensleydale Railway is holding an open day when visitors will be invited to look behind the scenes and learn about volunteering opportunities