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Women take to two wheels for Yorkshire Lasses ladies-only charity cycling sportive

The Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club’s charity sportive, one of the few ladies-only events in the region, once again attracted cyclists from across the UK to support Women v Cancer, PSPA and the Carlton Lodge Bursary Fund. This year, the sportive, which was again supported by All Terrain Cycles of Wetherby and

Herbs Unlimited hosts annual farm open day

Speciality grower Herbs Unlimited threw open its doors to chefs and food companies from across the UK yesterday for its annual farm open day. The company, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, grows herbs, salads and edible flowers on its 120-acre farm at Sand Hutton, near Thirsk, supplying the catering,

Chemical processing business completes work on new £1m warehouse project

Toll and contract manufacturer Cod Beck Blenders has completed a six month project to create additional warehousing facilities at its purpose-built eight acre site in North Yorkshire. The company’s operation in Dalton, Thirsk, has been expanded with the addition of a new 975m2 warehouse and access road, supported by a grant

Treske strengthens furniture team with new appointment

Independent Yorkshire furniture and kitchen manufacturer Treske has strengthened its award-winning team with a new appointment. Tom Swannie, 18, joins Thirsk-based Treske as an apprentice furniture maker. Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director of Treske, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom to Treske. This is a significant appointment for us because

Call for traders at Thirsk Market

The call has gone out for all market traders whether regular, casual or new traders to pitch up and book a place at Thirsk market on Saturdays. Hambleton District Council who run the normal weekly markets in Thirsk have changed the Saturday market to an ‘Open Market’. And in an attempt to

Series of rural breakfast seminars on the menu in Yorkshire

Savills has announced a series of rural breakfast seminars aimed at farmers and landowners, which will take place at various venues across Yorkshire throughout February. The seminars will include a UK farmland market overview from Andrew Black, head of farm agency at Savills in the north and a farming update from

Homebuyers “sold” on initiative to help them climb property ladder

Homebuyers in North Yorkshire are turning to an initiative to help them step up or on the property ladder in ever-increasing numbers. Within three months of their launch to market, no fewer than seven of the 14 new-build homes in at Farefield Close in Dalton, near Thirsk, have already been sold. The North Yorkshire developer behind the flagship

Two new appointments at Dacres to manage growing lettings division

Two new letting managers have been appointed by Dacre, Son & Hartley, as the firm’s lettings division continues to expand. Nadia Sumner and Kate Dickens will work across the Ripon and Thirsk branches, and report into the new head of lettings Emma Kerrywood, who joined Dacres this summer. Nadia has 17 years’

Yorkshire shredder manufacturer helps generate power at London airports

North Yorkshire-based industrial shredding specialist, UNTHA UK, has provided the shredding technology required for two energy recovery plants devised by food waste experts Tidy Planet for DHL. The sophisticated facilities are now producing 25,500kW of heat per day from the food waste at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The technology hit the

Youth activity centre makes bright investment in solar panels

A Thirsk youth activity centre is set to cut costs and become more sustainable after installing 40 solar panels with support from an asset finance facility from Lloyds Bank. North Yorkshire Youth has invested £12,000 in fitting solar panels onto the roof of the Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, which will help