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Spring-time Family Fun - As The Easter Adventure Returns For An Action Packed Holiday Season At Stockeld Park
Fresh air and Spring-time family fun awaits at Stockeld Park's Easter Adventure. Beautifully crafted GIANT hand painted eggs, gambling 'Live Lambs', hopping Bunnies, Little Bo Peep, and an…
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Mad About Madagascar at the Tropical Butterfly House
Mar
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Stockeld Park - Giant Egg Hunt
Mar
28
Stockeld Park - Easter Maze Mystery
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Shambles Market - York is re-launched
Apr
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The Easter Bunny will be hopping by the Kirklees Light Railway
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Newby Hall - Easter Woodland Story Walk
Peter Jones
Closing The Door On Divorce - Lesson Learnt From Landmark Case
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
money in a bag photo by House Buy Fast
money in a bag photo by House Buy Fast
A landmark case allowing a woman to make a claim for financial support from her ex-husband decades after their divorce could open the floodgates for similar claims.

Five Supreme Court judges…

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Wed 25th Mar, 2015 | 11:50am

Easter Fun For All! - See Our Eggciting Selection OF Events At Yorkshire Attractions.

Stockeld Park's Easter Adventure -  From Our Preview Of Eggciting Easter Attractions
Stockeld Park's Easter Adventure - From Our Preview Of Eggciting Easter Attractions
Easter is always a special time, with lots of activities at Yorkshire attractions to keep even the most energetic youngsters entertained. Whether you enjoy a good Easter Egg hunt, train rides or…

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Mon 16th Mar, 2015 | 8:59pm

Dads Get Reading With Your Children!

Dad reading with his child - photo Chris_Parfitt
Dad reading with his child - photo Chris_Parfitt
Frank Lampard, Adam Lallana, Joey Barton and Boaz Myhill are among the footballer dads who are part of Premier League Reading Stars 2015, helping to inspire thousands of children in disadvantaged…

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Thu 5th Mar, 2015 | 4:30pm

Spring Lambs Take A Gambol At Home Farm

7 yr old Oliver Boswick says 'hello' to one of the new arrivals at Home Farm
7 yr old Oliver Boswick says 'hello' to one of the new arrivals at Home Farm
Spring is well and truly on the way at Temple Newsam's Home Farm with the arrival of the season's first newborn lambs.

Six adorable lambs were born earlier this week- a mix of Kerry Hill and…

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Fri 27th Feb, 2015 | 4:47pm

1 million From Adoption Support Fund Helps Over 160 Families

photo - erkillian5
photo - erkillian5
One hundred and sixty adoptive families across the country have now benefitted from essential therapy services to help their children settle into their new homes, thanks to a brand new government…

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Fri 20th Feb, 2015 | 2:39pm

Love Your Local Heritage For Free This Half Term


With love in the air Ryedale Folk Museum is throwing open its doors for free to residents of Ryedale on Thursday 19 February. The 'community day' is an acknowledgement of the creation of the…

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Thu 12th Feb, 2015 | 8:00am

FEBRUARY HALF TERM AT FLAMINGO LAND


'Winter at Flamingo Land' is open daily across February Half Term (14th to 22nd February) and subsequent weekends up to 15th March, from 10am until 4pm.

Visit 140 species of reptiles, mammals and…

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Thu 5th Feb, 2015 | 10:43pm

Child Friendly Leeds Champions Announced

The Child Friendly Leeds Award winners with Cllr Judith Blake
The Child Friendly Leeds Award winners with Cllr Judith Blake
The winners of the second annual Child Friendly Leeds awards were announced in a glittering ceremony last (Thursday 29 January) at Leeds City Varieties.

The awards, led by Leeds City Council,…

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Fri 30th Jan, 2015 | 4:51pm

Rocket's Charity Christmas 'Cake Off' Takes Off

Karen Simpson, Joe Simpson, Alan Gibson, Director of Neonatal Services at Jessops
Karen Simpson, Joe Simpson, Alan Gibson, Director of Neonatal Services at Jessops
A Sheffield mum has rocketed her way to the top of the office 'Cake Off' and has won £1,000 for Jessops Hospital in Sheffield to thank them for the care that they gave her and her young son…

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Mon 26th Jan, 2015 | 7:24pm

Little Swimmer Is The Face Of Water Babies!

Eva Mallinson
Eva Mallinson
Eva Mallinson, aged 10 months from Middlesborough, has been named January's face of Water Babies for the UK's leading baby and toddler swim school. The competition, which launched in January,…

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Tue 20th Jan, 2015 | 3:56pm

Sponsor Saves The Day For Haworth's 1940 Weekend


It's safe to say that the 1940's weekend has become the most popular event in Haworth and this year's over 40,000 people are expected to take part in the vintage gathering.

It has become a…

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Wed 25th Mar, 2015 | 11:48am

Top Tips To Avoiding Divorce Damage To Children's GCSE Chances

Study photo by Connie
Study photo by Connie
As thousands of Yorkshire teenagers who have finished their mock GCSEs now begin the nail biting countdown to real exams in May, divorcing parents should consider the impact of their split on…

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Mon 9th Mar, 2015 | 2:33pm

Nick Clegg Announces Multi-Million Pound Boost For Cycling

photo: NCDOT communications
photo: NCDOT communications
The £114 million investment will make it easier and safer for people to get on their bikes.

Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich, Newcastle and Oxford all submitted their bids for…

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Tue 3rd Mar, 2015 | 5:09pm

Not Long Left To Enter The Ilkley Carnival Cover Competition

Last year's carnival creative winners
Last year's carnival creative winners
The deadline is looming for the Ilkley Carnival programme cover design competition.

With the deadline of March 6, local children are invited to paint, draw or digitally design their interpretation…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 9:51am

UK's First Children's Mental Health Week


HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the children's mental health charity Place2Be, has recorded a video message to support the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week.

In the message,…

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Mon 16th Feb, 2015 | 12:01am

New Foster Families Needed

photo - Horia Varlan
photo - Horia Varlan
At least 720 new foster families are needed across the Yorkshire and Humber region during 2015 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for record numbers of fostered children, according to…

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Tue 10th Feb, 2015 | 3:58pm

Drowning In Baths A Risk For Young Children

photo - Andrew Malone
photo - Andrew Malone
Public Health England (PHE) is alerting parents, carers and health professionals to the dangers of children drowning in baths following a small number of deaths and 'near misses' reported by Child…

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Mon 2nd Feb, 2015 | 4:23pm

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Campaign Launched


A new campaign called "Spot the signs" has been launched across Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham to help people to identify the signs of child sexual exploitation. The idea behind the campaign is…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 3:47pm

Survey Finds Families Opt For Sugary Breakfast Treats

sugary cereal - photo laffy4k
sugary cereal - photo laffy4k

Survey results released by Warburtons, Britain's number one bakery brand, has revealed that as a nation we no longer consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day as one in five…

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Sat 24th Jan, 2015 | 7:14pm

Staff And Customers Raise A Smile In Young Cancer Patients


Gaynor Cuttell, PR Ambassador at Sainsbury's Edenthorpe in Doncaster, decided that it would be a great idea, rather than donating money to a charity this year, to donate toys instead and help…

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Mon 19th Jan, 2015 | 11:22am

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