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Festive cheer for Yorkshire pubs

Despite high numbers of pub closures across the UK in recent years, Yorkshire’s pubs appear to be weathering the storm with a fall in the percentage of businesses in the sector at higher than normal risk of insolvency for the second consecutive month. According to the latest research by insolvency and

Ring arranges Christmas collection for local foodbank

Kind-hearted employees from Leeds-based European lighting and automotive electrical specialist, Ring, have donated over 350 everyday essentials to the local foodbank. Requesting that people bring in cans of soup and basic ingredients including pasta, rice and potatoes, along with toiletries and household essentials, the company has organised the collection for a

Harrogate charity helping train taxi drivers in understanding needs of disabled passengers

A Harrogate charity has held the first of a series of disability-awareness training sessions for the District’s 500 taxi drivers. Delivered by Disability Action Yorkshire staff and customers and run in conjunction with Harrogate Borough Council’s licensing team – the three-hour presentation is designed to give Hackney Carriage drivers a practical

Citizens Advice expecting January to be the busiest month for advice on finances

Citizens Advice Hambleton, Richmondshire, and Selby & District is expecting 643 people to seek advice on financial matters in January as the national charity reveals that people are more likely to research financial decisions in January than any other time of the year. Analysis by the national charity shows that across

Drivers facing biggest Christmas delivery challenge yet, says Leeds contracting specialist

Following another record shopping spree across the UK – with the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend recording an estimated £5.8 billion sales, the majority online – drivers are facing their biggest Christmas delivery challenge yet says a leading contracting specialist.  Leeds-based Nova Contracting director Marcus Green said: “For shoppers the discount spree