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Drax apprentice evening inspires the next generation

The chief executive of the UK’s biggest power station says the success of their recent apprentice open evening shows the high level of interest amongst school leavers in science and engineering careers – as he confirmed plans to increase next year’s intake of apprentices. More than 160 students and parents attended

Modernised Monk Fryston medieval barn wins new business award

The husband and wife team behind a thriving Selby business are celebrating after winning a prestigious award.  Faye and Kevin Coles from Monk Fryston Post Office and Village Stores were awarded Best New Business at the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards for The Barn guest accommodation that is adjacent to the Post Office.  The

Drax HR team’s career advice for next generation of engineers

Engineering students at two Northern Powerhouse universities have received valuable career advice on how to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs from staff at the UK’s biggest power station. Human Resources (HR) staff from Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire shared tips on how to make a CV

Jordans Solicitors launches new Selby branch

Legal firm Jordans Solicitors has opened a new office in Selby. This follows on from the successes of the solicitors’ West Yorkshire operations in Wakefield, Dewsbury and Horsforth. The new Selby office will be headed up by Stephen Morgan and Emma Brocklebank.  Stephen is a wills and probate solicitor with 20 years’

Drovers Arms call “time, gentlemen, please…to order your breakfasts!

A Selby pub is calling “time gentleman please…to order a full grill”, as it adds it a new sitting following customer pressure.  From next Saturday, The Drovers Arms, an historic coaching inn dating back to the 18th century, will be opening its doors at 9.30am to launch its new breakfast menu. Since

Escrick Park Estate 100 per cent occupied

Escrick Park Estate, between York and Selby, is now fully occupied. Three flourishing North Yorkshire companies have recently relocated to the historic estate, which brings the total number of jobs created there to 130. Escrick Park has been owned and managed by the Forbes Adam family for the past 350 years. Seven redundant

“Oktoberfest” on menu at the Drover’s Arms to raise funds for Martin House Hospice

A family-oriented “Oktoberfest” boasting live entertainment and themed food and drinks is being staged by a North Yorkshire coaching inn to raise funds for a much-loved charity. Starting on Friday, October 27 and concluding at last orders on Sunday, October 29, the event is being staged at The Drovers Arms, Skipwith,

New £6m Hambleton development opens doors to home ownership

A Yorkshire developer is helping to build careers – as well as new family homes – as its latest flagship development is brought to life near Selby. Berkeley DeVeer has transformed a greenfield site in the tranquil village of Hambleton into a bespoke £6m-plus collection of properties – with more than three-quarters of the initial phase of 27 homes already sold. The three and four-bedroomed

Selby technology centre helps to secure RHS Chelsea Gold Medal

The team at a North Yorkshire Technology Centre are celebrating after plants that they grew were part of an exhibit that was awarded gold medals at both the Chelsea and Chatsworth Flower Shows.  Stockbridge Technology Centre was called upon by the East Yorkshire based European division of American seed company W

Plasmor supports drive to increase access at Wood-Meadow

Plasmor, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer and supplier of concrete products, has supported the pioneering Three Hagges Wood-Meadow near Selby, by providing money to buy a golf buggy.    Rosalind Forbes Adam, chair of Hagge Woods Trust, which manages the wood-meadow, said: “We are extremely grateful to Plasmor. An important part of our vision

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