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05 new businesses 12 education 14 competition 16 out & about 16 recipe 18




Child’s Play

New businesses and services How to Control a Difficult Child Win Theatre Tickets Local Events this Spring


20 garden 24 local events music & arts 24 food event 25 index 30

Garden View: A Soggy Bottom! Hambleton Walk Dates North Yorkshire Events Tastes of Yorkshire InFocus Advertiser Index

Mothership Sunday Roast Lamb

Welcome to the Spring issue of Northallerton InFocus. It’s Spring at last! With Mother’s Day and Easter to look forward to, we look at several aspects of this time of year, including a delicious Mother’s Day recipe (p18), making the most of a soggy-bottomed garden (p20) and a theatre ticket competition (p16). This issue is also packed with seasonal events, so make sure you get out and about and enjoy as t: 01609 777401 many of them as you can! I would like to wish you all a super Mother’s Day and Easter. Best wishes as ever, Christine Campbell | Editor


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Childs Play Peter Tarren For business planning and tax advice call Peter on: 01609 779400 or email him at: or drop in at: 87 South Parade Northallerton DL7 8SJ

All parents want to get the best start in life for their children. Using child friendly investment vehicles can be a perfect, but often underused, way of achieving that. These can range from school and university fees to helping your child get onto the property ladder. It would be impossible to cover all the options here but would like to demonstrate some of the more usable options.

Junior ISA’s

Junior ISA’s have an annual tax free investment allowance of £3,600 and this means that up to age 18 there is the potential to put up to £64,800 into this fund. The growth on this is tax free and hopefully it should go a long way towards covering university fees. These funds have real advantages in term of tax efficiency and switching and the money is locked away until the child is 18. However, there are disadvantages as the child does gain control of the funds at age 18 and if the funds have performed well could be going to university with a considerable pot of money!

Baby Bonds

These operate in a similar way to a Junior ISA but with a subtle twist. Funds are invested into shares selected by the insurance company and the bonds run for 18 years. However, at the age of 13 the funds are switched to lower risk funds to protect investment returns.

Children’s Bank Accounts

Funds placed into a child’s bank account becomes their money although accounts for the under 7’s normally require an adult to set up the account and act as signatory. For the over 7’s control can be maintained by use of a second signatory and this can stay in place until the child reaches 18. As the funds belong to the child they have a personal allowance and can currently earn up to £9,440 a year before paying tax. If the cash is as a result of a gift from a parent the interest is taxed on the parent if it amounts to more than £100. So whilst the adult can retain control, if large investments are made they may have tax implications.

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Children’s Pension

If parents or grandparents are looking to provide long term funds for retirement then children’s pensions are a useful vehicle and offers similar features to an adult pension. Most pension providers require a minimum contribution of £20 and these are invested in much the same way as an adult pension. The funds will be locked away until the child reaches the minimum pension age which is currently 55. Under current rules they would receive 25% of the fund at that point as a tax free lump sum with the balance providing a pension. A child can apply for tax relief on up to 100% of their earnings or £3,600 per annum gross if lower. This applies even when the contribution is paid direct to the pension provider by the parent or grandparent.


As you can see there are many child friendly investments in the market place and this article has covered some of the main players. No individual situation is the same as another’s and, therefore, you need to take advice before making the correct choice. However, there are many options available to give the child a nest egg for the future as well as creating and interest in tax advantage for the investor. ........................................................................... Feel free to ring Peter Tarren or Duncan Fothergill on 01609 779400 or email us at

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Friarage MRI scanner appeal Newcomer of the Year 2013 Dianne Darville Rosemary Conley Franchisee North Yorkshire, is holding a Kardy-o-Fun Interval, 30 minute training session to help the Friarage Hospital’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner appeal at Broomfield Primary School. IF YOU WANT TO LOOK BETTER, FEEL BETTER AND HAVE FUN WHATEVER YOUR AGE, SHAPE, WEIGHT OR ABILITY..... THEN INTERVAL TRAINING IS FOR YOU! Out of 56 trialists aged between 15 years – 72 years it was found that 58% lost weight, 63.5% Lost Fat and 52% Gained Muscle. Although the sessions get more challenging as the course progresses you WILL be asked to push your boundaries but be assured you won’t be expected to do anything that far exceeds your own personal limitations – so – it’s suitable for EVERYONE. How it works – It consists of short bursts of intense exercise with periods of less intense recovery exercise in between - it’s very structured so in week 1 for example - you’ll do a short warm up then the interval will consist of 2 minutes steady

state cardio and 30 second bursts of high intensity. You’ll then go back to 2 minutes of steady state cardio and then 30 seconds of another HIIT - obviously using different HIITS each time targeting different muscle groups etc. then a cool down and stretch - so it only takes 30 minutes. You will be amazed at how your body improves and progresses with each session. Class starts on Thursday 13 March for six weeks (£30 per person) and the second on 1 May for four weeks (£20 per person). The class is at Broomfield Primary School, Broomfield Avenue, Northallerton, from 6.30pm to 7pm. Places are limited. For further information and to book a place contact Dianne Darville, telephone 07762 323970 email

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W E N businesses

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Local Family Man is all set to clean up in Northallerton, Ripon and surrounding areas. Terry Taggart has launched his own Oven Cleaning Business as part of the Oven Wizards Franchise. Terry has lived in the local area for nearly 30 years, and, as he knows the area really well, he believes there will be a strong demand for his services. Terry says “I was looking for a business idea that would be something I would enjoy doing and that would provide a great service to local people. I came across the idea of an oven cleaning business and then started to research the market. I soon realised that becoming an Oven Wizard offered me a great opportunity, particularly with the support of a successful Franchise Brand”.

Mark Abbott, owner of the Oven Wizards business said “From the first time we met Terry, we knew he would make a great success of running an Oven Wizards Franchise, particularly because of his great passion for customer service. There is a growing demand from people who want to have their oven’s professionally cleaned because it is probably the hardest and most hated job in most households ”. Oven Wizards have provided Terry with comprehensive training which will enable him to professionally clean all sorts of makes and models of ovens. As well as Northallerton and Ripon Terry also covers Thirsk, Yarm, Stokesley and Bedale.

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Women doing what they do best – making friends New friendship website launches that brings women together for fun, friendship, interests and adventure It is well known fact that women love to have friends. Just look at the coffee shop culture in Ripon – aren’t there lots of women supping their skinny lattes and catching up on the local gossip? And don’t women love their interests? Trips to the cinema, meals out, walks in the countryside, book clubs� women just love to get together and have fun. But we all have dreams, whether it is to play tennis, travel to Africa, or to set up a business. And sometimes we need a companion to share things with. And there are times when we all feel isolated or fed up. Whether divorced, widowed or having moved to a new town, there are times when everyone is in need of a friendly face. And this is where new friendship website can help.


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Togetherfriends puts like-minded women in touch with each other, based on age, location and interests. It offers a new concept in friendship. Although there are many clubs out there that women can join, there are few other sites where women are linked to just one other ’friend’ at a time.

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It promotes healthy skin from within for a youthful complexion. Here at Hair & Beauty Secrets we provide a variety of Environ treatments, including face and body, using Environs Ionzyme DF II machine. This machine combines Sonophoresis and Iontophoresis to penetrate the products into the lower levels of the skin. We offer single treatments ranging from £48 and courses from £240 to suit each individual client.

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Up, Special Occasion Make Up for Proms, Balls, Birthdays, Award Ceremonies etc, Make Up Lessons, Photo Shoots, Portfolio Work, Pamper Parties and more!

Working from her Studio in Northallerton and also on a freelance basis with mobile appointments available, she uses Airbase High Definition Airbrush Make Up and is a fully trained ‘Airbase Professional’.

Beauty Treatments include Nouveau Lashes (State of the Art Eyelash Extensions), HD Brows, Xen-Tan Spray Tanning, Threading, Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting, Facials using Award Winning products from Neal’s Yard, Face Neck and Shoulder Massage, Hand and Arm Massage.

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How to Control a Difficult Child Pressures is being put on Teachers to not be nervous in using their disciplinary powers and they are being encouraged to bring back old fashioned methods such as writing lines and doing community service. It is mandatory for every school to have a behaviour policy which lists the rules of conduct for pupils before and after school as well as during the school day. The parent has a right to request a copy of the policy document. Surprisingly schools do not have to give parents notice of after school detentions or tell them why a detention has been given. Going to this extreme would of course lead the school parent line of communication becoming somewhat fractured.

Statistics of Behaviour Issues in Schools

So why has the Secretary of State for Education gone out of his way to give his ideas? Could it be that Ofsted have reported that approximately 700,000 pupils are currently attending schools with behaviour issues? This figure is nothing short of astonishing, according to the Department of Education Report “Schools, Pupils, and their Characteristics, January 2013” there were 8.2 million pupils in all schools in England. Therefore the statistics are suggesting that about 1 in 12 of all our children have behaviour issues.

Methods of tackling Behaviour Issues

These issues cannot all be caused by bad schools or teachers. Much of the responsibility has to be with the parents, but what can they do if they have a difficult child? One obvious way is to liaise with the school that will be willing to offer advice on developing a strategy in the best interests of all. Parents may be interested in some of the methods that Charlie Taylor, the Government’s Expert Adviser on behaviour in schools as recommended. I have adapted some of his ideas so that they may be applied at home:


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Praise the behaviour you want to see more of Praise children doing the right thing (as opposed to being critical) Stay calm Have clear routines that your child is aware of.

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Encourage children to take a break when they are feeling angry or upset. Give your children a minimum of 15 minutes each day, of undivided attention. Create a reward system. Teach your child by setting a good example of yourself Avoid shouting Do not be fearful of seeking professional aid.

Perhaps your child has an undiagnosed medical condition such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Should you have any doubts then arrange an appointment with your Doctor. Remember that discipline does not mean punishment or conflict, it means teaching a child to learn from the mistakes that he or she has made and developing self-control.

For more advice:

NSPCC: that give advice and support for adults concerned about a child including behavioural issues. Family Lives: for help and support in all aspects of family life. NHS gives advice on those struggling with a child’s behaviour. Charlie Taylors checklists can be found at:

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Competition Time!

Out & About Warwick Davis and The Reduced Height Theatre Company present See How They Run by Philip King at Darlington Civic Theatre from Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 April

Like nothing you’ve ever seen before! This wonderfully funny and much loved farce is brought to life on stage once again – this time with a difference. It still features hilarious comic situations involving mistaken identity, doors and vicars, set in the village of Merton-cumMiddlewick, but the comedy will be heightened by the fact that the cast are all under four feet tall!

15th March

l Antique Craft and Collectors Fair

Auction Mart Blakey Lane Thirsk, Thirsk Large variety of quality antiques, lovely gifts and crafts. Many items of collectables. Also vintage items all set in the lovely surrounds at Auction mart Thirsk. Lots of free activities for the children. Large free car park, 60p admission. .............................................................................................................................

Saturday 29th March

l Comedy Curry Night at Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk An evening of live comedy from 3 fabulous up and coming talents. Ticket price includes a delicious feast of curry and rice served with naan breads, poppadoms and pickles before the acts take to the stage to crank up the laughter! Why not get a group together to enjoy a fun, affordable night out. Cost: £16.00. Doors open at 7.00pm, curry served at 7.30pm, acts on stage from 8.30pm. .............................................................................................................................

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See How They Run is the debut theatre tour of Warwick Davis and his Reduced Height Theatre Company. Warwick is the most successful short actor in Britain with a career spanning over three decades. He’s best known for his roles in Willow, Star Wars, the Harry Potter films and most recently on our TV screens in Life’s Too Short, Doctor Who and An Idiot Abroad 3. So for a memorable evening of theatre that won’t be short of laughs, book your tickets now!

1st April

l Richmond Monthly Chic Vintique Fair

Catch it while you can! Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm Tickets* Evenings and Sat matinee £20, £21, £22.50, £24.50 Thu matinee all seats £17 Discounts available including 20% off on first night and Sat matinee To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit to choose your seats on-line

For your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets for Tuesday 22 April at 7.30pm just answer the question below and send together with your name, address and telephone number to: See How They Run Competition, Marketing Dept., Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. Entries must be received by Monday Mon 7 April.

Q: Who was Warwick Davis’s co-star in Idiot Abroad 3?


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Shopping Village Lightwater Country Shopping Village, Ripon Indoor Tabletop Top Sale at Lightwater Country Shopping Village Venue: Lightwater Country Shopping Village, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT When: Sunday mornings 10am – 2pm starting from 27 October 2013 to 30 March 2014. Cost: Free Entry. A car boot sale without the car! Browse a variety of indoor stalls in the Lightwater Event Hall. With free entry and parking why not visit our shopping village and granary restaurant whilst you are here. Sorry no dogs. (Sellers £8 per table, from 8.30am stalls allocated on a first come first served basis) .............................................................................................................................

at Richmond Town Hall Richmond Town Hall, Richmond Chic Vintique held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month April - December. Now in its second year held on the first Tuesday of the month 1st April, 6 May, 3rd June, 1 July, 5th August, 2nd Sept, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December. A glorious varying selection of antiques, collectables, vintage, retro, jewellery, objets d’art, arts, crafts, books, gifts and edible goodies and more! 9.30 – 3.30 £0.50p adult admission. Stand bookings sensibly priced) and all information from BR Events email or call 07779342782

Raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and Mental Health Support (Northallerton) In March, 2014 Northallerton Woodwind Ensemble will be celebrating five years as amateur musicians, from all walks of life, playing music for pleasure and in the process raising almost £5000 for worthwhile causes.

Friday 21st March, 7:00pm

The anniversary concert, including Northallerton College Jazz Orchestra (musical Directors Tim Waters and Adrian Bramley) and a guest appearance of Adrian Bramley playing his classical guitar, will be held in the Yorkshire Suite, The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton. The bar will be available.

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21st April

l Easter Sunday Lunch at Mercure Darlington

Kings Hotel Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1NW Easter Sunday Lunch at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel 21 April 2014 £19.95 This Easter Sunday we are serving a 3 Course Lunch for £19.99. What better way to enjoy a special sunday outing than in our beautifully restored restaurant overlooking Darlington’s historic market place. ..............................................................................................................................

23rd to 26th April l Live Theatre:

Northallerton Musical Theatre Company present “Our Diamond Anniversary” 1954 - 2014 The Forum, Northallerton at 7.30pm Tickets £6 to £11. Tel. 01609 770936 or Come and join NMTC on a magical musical journey throughout the years and a look to the future at shows they would like to stage. Songs to suit all ages - and also includes a musical tribute to the “Calendar Girls”! ..............................................................................................................................

2nd May to 16th May

l Creative iD Art Exhibition

The Station, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4LD Creative iD Art Exhibition at The Station Richmond Some of the most gifted artists in Yorkshire will be exhibiting at The Station for two weeks in May, don’t miss out on your chance to view and buy some stunning work from some amazing artists. If you are a talented artist who would like to exhibit with Creative iD at our Art Gallery Exhibition please contact Louise for more information, spaces are filling fast so please don’t delay. ..............................................................................................................................

Saturday 17th May

Kimono World at The Forum The Forum, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1LP Live Music & Concerts, Live Music A night of Japanese traditional culture - shakuhachi, koto and shamisen music, tea ceremony, dance, martial arts and a kimono fashion show. Cost: £7.00.

Please note: the editors cannot be held responsible for any changes to events listed. Please contact event organisers directly. All events correct at time of going to press.

If you are interested in coming along to celebrate this wonderful achievement or would like to join the ensemble, please contact 01609 774158 or visit Tickets cost £7.00 with accompanied school students FREE, available from The Golden Lion, High Street, Northallerton, Pot of Gold Wool Shop, 9b, Garthway Arcade, Northallerton and W. Gaunt, Builders Merchants, Industrial Park, Thirsk. Supported by Mr K.B. Waters and Roger Clarke Motor Engineers.

Friday 25th April, 7:00pm

Raising money for Northallerton Mayor’s Charities. Northallerton Woodwind Ensemble, Directed by Tim Waters, will be giving a concert in The Town Hall at 7:00pm to raise money for the Samaritans and Breathing Space. Tickets costing £7, with school students FREE, available from the Town Hall, High Street Northallerton or Pot of Gold Wool Shop, 9b Garthway Arcade, Northallerton. For further information visit or telephone 01609 774158 For advertising please contact Christine on: 01609 777401 | |

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Mothership Sunday Roast Lamb Method Roast shoulder of lamb gives you the most tender, sweet, delicious meat that just falls off the bone – it’s definitely my favourite cut of lamb for roasting. Cooked in this way, you can get everything you want for a good price, feed six people, and have loads of leftovers. Keep the bones and any spare mint sauce for later recipes too.

Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°C/gas 3. In a pestle and mortar, bash 4 peeled garlic cloves, half the rosemary leaves and a pinch of salt and pepper into a paste, then muddle in a good lug of oil. Stab the lamb ten times, then stick your finger in each hole and massage the marinade in and all over. Peel and quarter the onions and place in a snugfitting roasting tray (this is important), with the lamb on top. Add 50ml of water, cover tightly with tin foil and cook for 3 hours. Remove the foil, pour away all the fat (save as dripping – see page 158 of Save with Jamie) and add another 200ml of water to the tray. Cook for 1 hour more, or until the meat falls away from the bone, adding another good splash of water, if it starts to dry out. Recipe taken from Save with Jamie |


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Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, halving any larger ones, and parboil in a large pan of boiling salted water for 12

minutes. Drain and shake to fluff up, then tip into a roasting tray. Strip in the rest of the rosemary leaves, drizzle with oil, bash and add the remaining unpeeled garlic cloves, and toss with salt and pepper. Place in the oven under the lamb tray for the final 1½ hours. With 20 minutes to go, pick and very finely chop the mint leaves, scrape into a small jug and mix with the sugar, vinegar and 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Chop the bacon and cook in a large frying pan on a medium heat until golden. Trim, roughly slice and throw in the cabbage with a splash of water, cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until softened, then season to perfection. Remove the lamb from the oven, transfer to a platter and cover. Put the tray on a medium heat on the hob and stir in the flour, then pour in 600ml boiling water and any lamb resting juices. Stir well and simmer until you’re happy with the consistency. Pour the gravy into a jug, or if you prefer it smooth, pour and push it through a sieve first. Quickly blanch the peas in a pan of boiling water for a couple of minutes, then drain. Serve everything in the middle of the table, with all the usual trimmings.

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Soggy Bottom! It’s a phrase normally associated with BBC2’s Great British Bake Off, but its not just cooks who go to great lengths to ensure their produce (pastry in this case) doesn’t end up with a soggy bottom, it affects gardeners too! I’m not talking about sitting on wet grass, or toppling over in the veg plot after too much potting-shed homebrew, but about the poor plants we expect to grow in badlydrained soil. Out in the wild, a plant’s survival depends on whether its seeds blow into a dry rock face or a sticky clay soil puddle, and that’s fine because one will die while the other thrives. But it’s very different in the domestic garden, where over-enthusiastic humans buy anything that looks pretty, dig a hole and expect it to bloom. The right plant for the right soil is as important, if not more so than its tolerance to sun or shade. Studies show that plants cannot survive for more than just a few days if left in standing water. It’s a little known fact that roots need air too...� well, most plants that is. You see there’s a clever lot who have adapted over the years to thrive in such conditions and they’re commonly known as bog plants. I understand it’s not


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the most glamorous name, unlike their closely-related cousins such as water lilies, which are known as hydrophytes. Plants that thrive in heavy, wet clay soils, which are damp but not permanently waterlogged, include the beautiful bold leaves of the Hosta, the feathery plumes and delectably dissected foliage of the Astilbe, and any of the Primulas, which are ideal for low-growing spring colour. For fern lovers, Osmunda regalis is a favourite or for a splash of summer colour in full sun try Lobelia cardinalis.

plastic sheet, pierce it several times with a fork and then add the soil back in, you can plant a selection of the plants above. You’ll need to make sure it doesn’t dry out in the summer, so a shady location usually works best, and if you’ve only got a teeny garden, try the fly-eating pitcher plants Sarracenia. They will provide a talking point. Until next month,

Enjoy your garden!

If you have a larger garden and need to fill areas of damp soil, try the herbaceous Rodgersia which look great planted in drifts, and if you have a really large area why not try the prickly rhubarb-like Gunnera manicata: children will love standing under the giant leaves of its huge green umbrella! If you don’t have a boggy area, but would like to try growing some of these plants for yourself, why not create one? If you dig out a ‘mini pond’ and then add an old liner or Please mention Northallerton InFocus when contacting any of our advertisers

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North Yorkshire Music & Arts Events Diary 20 Mar, 2014 – 1:15pm Ripon Cathedral Ripon Cathedral, Ripon Michael Durrant (guitar) Free entry for this event! 01765 603462 ..................................................

22 Mar, 2014 – 7:30pm Richmondshire Choral Society St Mary’s Church, Richmond Vaughan Williams ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’, Faure ‘Requiem’ Tickets available from £0 to £10 01325 374112 www.richmondshirechoralsociety. ..................................................

29 Mar, 2014 – 7:30pm Ripon Choral Society Ripon Cathedral, Ripon Jenkins: The Armed Man Rutter: Magnificat Tickets available from £18 to £20 01765 601856 ..................................................

30 Mar, 2014 – 1:00pm Harrogate Ladies’ College Harrogate Ladies’ College, Harrogate Come and Sing Rutter’s Requiem with the HLC Chapel Choir and members of the local community. Tickets available for £0 ..................................................

05 Apr, 2014 – 00:00am Vocalis Saint Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate Durufle’s Requiem and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb For ticket information please contact via: 01423 734871 ..................................................

12 Apr, 2014 – 7:00pm Classical concert Markenfield Hall Markenfield Hall, Ripon Tickets available for £20

12 Apr, 2014 – 7:30pm Sowerby Music St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby The Aquarelles return after many years in a mixed and enjoyable programme Tickets available from £13 to £14 01845 518001 ..................................................

26 Apr, 2014 – 7:30pm St Cecilia Orchestra Ripon Cathedral, Ripon Yorkshire & French music to celebrate Le Tour. Tickets available from £0 to £16 01765 677413 ..................................................

26 Apr, 2014 – 7:30pm Richmondshire Subscription Concerts Influence Church, Richmond An imaginative programme of Haydn, Elgar and Britten. Tickets available from £1 to £13 ..................................................

12 May, 2014 – 7:30pm Cathedral Concert Society Ripon Cathedral, Ripon The ZELKOVA String Quartet from the Royal Northern College of Music Tickets available from £17 to £80 01423 864099 ..................................................

17 May, 2014 – 00:00am North Yorkshire Chorus All Saints Church, Northallerton Chorus and Orchestral accompaniment Tickets available from £10 to £12 01642 783475 .................................................. Provided by Ripon St Cecilia Society Ltd. – North Yorkshire Music & Arts Events Diary is sponsored by Harrogate Borough Council and EuraAudit UK.

In excess of £1,500 raised for Multiple Sclerosis Society On 29th November 2013 at the Hambleton Forum, the Mayor of Northallerton, John Forrest, dedicated the Christmas ‘Tree of Hope’, raising money for the Hambleton & Richmondshire Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Northallerton & District Lioness Club collected in excess of £1,500 in aid of the charity. Well done and a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all involved. Pictured right is InFocus’ very own editor, Christine Campbell, who has supported the ‘Tree of Hope’ for many years. Christine said “It’s always lovely to be able to support local charities and this is one of my favourites”. For further details about the Multiple Sclerosis Society visit:


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Food & Drink Family Festival

Tastes of Yorkshire Food and Drink Festival is back for its third year this time with more va va voom! Free entry to our chefs’ kitchen ideal for food lovers; we are delighted to welcome back Kaushy Patel from Prashad in Bradford, Rudding Park’s consultant chef Steph Moon, Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio from St. John’s Dining Club, York and Robert Ramsden from Deli Fresh. In the lead up to the Tour de France we have put a French twist on Yorkshire. Take part in a Marshmallow Masterclass with leading French chef Florian Poirot. Why not cycle the route and stop off on your way for some tasty Yorkshire treats! If things get too hot for you in the kitchen you can take a stroll and catch a breath of fresh air round Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, enjoy the lovely scenery, taste and browse some of Yorkshire’s finest produce from our Gourmet Market whilst relaxing with music on the bandstand. Entry on the day is £5 and children under 18’s go free!

Simply the perfect day for food lovers

Mother’s Day Lunch

Sunday Carvery

Sunday 30 March 2014 ree course carvery lunch £16.95 per person includes a glass of wine for Mum

Sunday lunch carvery Tables available from 12 noon to 3.00 pm from £7.95 per person

Visit to view the menu Yafforth Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 0PE

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