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New Measures To End Delay For Children Awaiting Adoption
Children awaiting adoption could soon benefit from being placed with a family far quicker under a new approach that will open up a greater number of potential adopters for every child. Next week's…
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Spotlight On Post-nups Following High Profile Court Ruling
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
St James Park photo by Jake Stimpson
St James Park photo by Jake Stimpson
A recent High Court decision highlights both the value of post-nuptial arrangements and the importance of taking the right legal advice to draw up robust 'post-nups' that will stand up to scrutiny…

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Wed 20th May, 2015 | 10:58am

Time To Target The Walk To School, Urges Charity

Walking School Bus - photo University of Salford Press
Walking School Bus - photo University of Salford Press
81% of parents surveyed in Yorkshire and the Humber with children at primary school feel more schemes, such as park and stride, to make the walk to school safer and easier for children are a right…

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Mon 18th May, 2015 | 8:00am

Springtime Babies And Rare Breeds Weekend

Home Farm has welcomed a number of new arrivals this year
Home Farm has welcomed a number of new arrivals this year
Young animal lovers are in for a treat this weekend, as the annual Springtime Babies and Rare Breeds event weekend opens its doors at Temple Newsam Home Farm.

Held on 16 and 17 May, staff will be…

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Tue 12th May, 2015 | 11:40am

Pupils Offer Advice To Prince George On Being A 'Big Brother'

Pupils with their letters
Pupils with their letters
HRH Prince George has been given some top tips on becoming an 'awesome' big brother to his new baby sister by pupils at Harrogate independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor.

Youngsters in Year 3 at…

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Sat 9th May, 2015 | 8:00pm

Birds Swoop Into Shopping Centre To Greet Shoppers

European eagle owl Rolo
European eagle owl Rolo
Visitors of a feathered variety swooped down on the Airedale Shopping Centre last weekend to the delight of Keighley shoppers.

York Birds Of Prey Centre brought three different birds of prey to…

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Tue 5th May, 2015 | 1:38pm

Scarborough's Donkeys Celebrate The Tour de Yorkshire


Even the donkeys on Scarborough beach are joining in the fun for the Tour de Yorkshire.

Stage 1 of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire ends in Scarborough on Friday 1 May between 4pm and 4.30pm.

And…

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Fri 1st May, 2015 | 8:00am

Cycling Spectacular Rolls Into Leeds

Previous Sky Ride participants
Previous Sky Ride participants
Join the cycling revolution in Leeds as Sky Ride returns for its third year bringing thousands of cyclists and spectators to a traffic free city centre.

The free family friendly…

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Mon 27th Apr, 2015 | 9:57am

New Ebor Street Fringe At Tour de Yorkshire 2015


The New Ebor Street Feast is proud to be able to add a splash of fun and a hint of magic to what already promises to be a fantastic day, as the inaugural Tour De Yorkshire sweeps into town. We…

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Thu 23rd Apr, 2015 | 7:36pm

Whitby Welcomes The Tour de Yorkshire

Alistair Griffin
Alistair Griffin
A day of festivities, including music from local hero Alistair Griffin, maypole dancing, and a search for the best fancy dress Bradley Wiggins, will mark the passing of Stage 1 of the inaugural…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 5:01pm

Babies And Buggies At The Ready

Adult's names (L-R) Shani Barnett, Stacey Brook, Ashleigh Burniston, Lucy Hunt and Chelsea Oxley
Adult's names (L-R) Shani Barnett, Stacey Brook, Ashleigh Burniston, Lucy Hunt and Chelsea Oxley
A Sheffield nursery is the first to sign up for a new charity buggy push supporting Jessops maternity hospital, to help them care for all the babies and their families who need their help.

Buggy…

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Tue 14th Apr, 2015 | 8:15am

Heritage Railway Takes Detour To The Emerald City!

photo - John Potter
photo - John Potter
Normally travelling along the line from Pickering to Whitby, on Friday 29 May visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway may well find the service diverted to locations including Munchkin Land,…

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Mon 18th May, 2015 | 12:41pm

In Work Tax Credits In Firing Line

photo - D Sharon Pruitt
photo - D Sharon Pruitt
GMB is warning that some 3,277,300 in-work families who currently receive Child Tax Credits (CTC) and Working Tax Credits (WTC) face a potential threat of £40 per week on average being cut…

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Thu 14th May, 2015 | 10:37am

Doncaster Mum Shares Story As Adoption Rates Soar

Doncaster Children's Services Trust HQ
Doncaster Children's Services Trust HQ
Doncaster Children's Services Trust has seen an unprecedented increase of more than 30 per cent in the number of children it has placed with adoptive parents this year. Placements have previously…

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Mon 11th May, 2015 | 7:30pm

Pre-School Swim Programme Arrives In East Yorkshire


A local mum of two is set to make a splash in the East Yorkshire region with the launch of her new baby swim programme, Turtle Tots. Having previously spent almost three years teaching babies to…

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Fri 8th May, 2015 | 9:00pm

Make Someone's Day At Brimham Rocks

Day Maker Stephen taking visitors back 320 million years, beginning of Brimham Rocks
Day Maker Stephen taking visitors back 320 million years, beginning of Brimham Rocks
One of Yorkshire's hidden gems; Brimham Rocks is looking for new volunteers. The National Trust site near Pateley Bridge is a place enjoyed by thousands each year and the volunteer opportunities…

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Sat 2nd May, 2015 | 11:53am

Furry Field Breaks World Record At The Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup

The Mascot Gold Cup 2015 in full flow
The Mascot Gold Cup 2015 in full flow
The Mascot Gold Cup took place at Wetherby Races yesterday and 131 mascots help break a Guinness World record for most mascots in a race.

Organised by national healthcare charity Sue Ryder and…

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Mon 27th Apr, 2015 | 5:05pm

Charity Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Menston 50th Group
Menston 50th Group
Groups in Yorkshire which host monthly tea parties for isolated older people are urging local people to support the national charity behind the initiative, Contact the Elderly, as it celebrates…

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Fri 24th Apr, 2015 | 6:41pm

Mascots To Establish World Record In Yorkshire This Sunday

The fur will be flying this Sunday!
The fur will be flying this Sunday!
The Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup 2015 will take place at Wetherby Races, West Yorkshire on Sunday 26th April and an expected world record field will be Going Fur Gold!

The Mascot Gold Cup,…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 9:34am

Family Fun With The Tour de Yorkshire

Cycling near Danby Beacon - photo Tony Bartholomew
Cycling near Danby Beacon - photo Tony Bartholomew
A cycling-themed family fun day at The Moors Centre at Danby will mark one of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar this year - the Tour de Yorkshire.

The first stage of the inaugural…

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Thu 16th Apr, 2015 | 6:24pm

Hat-Trick Of Awards For Yorkshire Mum's Baby Toothbrush Invention

Rowena with her daughter Saskia
Rowena with her daughter Saskia
A Yorkshire mum and market trader who has invented a new-style toothbrush that babies from six months old can use by themselves has scooped three top awards, including Best New Product at the Baby…

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Sat 11th Apr, 2015 | 11:52am

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