Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.


View from the Society: Broad appeal of Countryside Live

With Countryside Live set to be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground on October 22-23, show director Charles Mills, gives his view on the event and how it fits with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s work year round in supporting agriculture and rural life.

Janet Brown will  be showing her alpacas, and the socks made from their wool, at this months Countryside Live.  Pictures: Scott Merrylees

Alpaca couple reap rewards of thinking with their feet

Socking it to those who attend next weekend’s Countryside Live will be alpaca breeders Janet and Gary Brown who are making their debut at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. That’s because the business they are developing alongside the breeding potential of their Clifton Alpacas, based at the 15-acre Fields View Farm in Clifton near Rotherham, is into selling socks.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday set to boost Christmas sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday set to boost Christmas sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are forecast to make it a very merry Christmas for Britain’s retail sector as shoppers go on a seasonal spending spree.

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SCRAPPED: Tesco has confirmed the much-debated store proposal will now not be built

BREAKING: Tesco scraps Harrogate superstore plans

In a shock reversal of policy, Harrogate will remain the only major postcode in Britain without a Tesco.

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Harrogate Christmas Market

Virgin Trains announce low fares from London to Harrogate Christmas Market

This year's Harrogate Christmas Market looks set to be the busiest yet with Virgin Trains announcing low priced fairs on special services from London.

Britain to spend a frightening £310 million on Hallowe’en

Britain to spend a frightening £310 million on Hallowe’en

Money spent on Hallowe’en is expected to soar above £300 million for the first time this year - thanks to millennials.

The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents

The new wave of flexible working: Good news for working parents

There is a new way of working which is gaining popularity in the UK, and it is great news for parents who want a credible and flexible career option.

Vote for The Sheffield Smile finalists at this year's Hospitality Sheffield Awards 2016

VOTE: Sheffield Smile Award finalists - who gets YOUR vote?

One of these beaming Sheffield hospitality workers really will have lots to smile about...
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Judith Bright from Cosprop fitting Alan Rickman's bridegroom outfit alongside Kate Winslet's wedding dress from the 1995  film 'Sense and Sensibility' at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate, part of the new exhibition 'Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte: Costumes from Films and Television' which starts Saturday unti 31 December.

Classic wedding costumes worn by Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet to feature in Harrogate Brontë and Jane Austen exhibition

Classic wedding gowns, made famous by some of the country’s greatest screen dramas, are to go on display in a unique exhibition in Harrogate.

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Russell Burnett of LCF Barber Titleys oversees the development let by Ken and Betty Raw (right) at Claro Way, Harrogate through agent Dan Brumfitt of FSS (far left). (S)

Jobs to be created at 
pre-let industrial site

More than 50 jobs are to be created after a 10-year lease was agreed on a recently redeveloped industrial site at Claro Way in Harrogate.

Working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Chippindale has helped create over 16 acres of bee-friendly habitat on its suppliers farms in Yorkshire. (S)

Egg-producer hatches 
green supplier plan

The firm behind ‘Yorkshire’ free-range eggs has unveiled plans to build sustainability across all its brands following the success of its bumblebee conservation project.

The new link-up with Martin House was marked at a launch event at the hospice attended by the companys newly-appointed brand ambassadors.

Estate agency aims to break its 
£25,000 Martin House target

More than 160 staff from a Yorkshire estate agency are throwing their support behind a very different kind of ‘house’ this year – Martin House.

Jeremy Scott, Head of Regulatory at Lupton Fawcett.

Term-time holidays – recent changes in the law


Kirsty Barsby is a senior associate based in the York Office of Lupton Fawcett.

Getting the right development deal for landowners


Louise Connacher, director in the employment law department at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till.

Brexit and data protection – what do you need to be doing as an employer?


Matthew Miles, an associate in the Family Law Department at Lupton Fawcett.

Divorce and the family farm

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View of the Baltimore skyline in Maryland, USA.

Yorkshire businesses ‘can benefit massively’ from American infrastructure projects, leading US lawyers

Businesses in Yorkshire and the North of England are well placed to capitalise on plans from both US presidential candidates to massive infrastructure spending if elected, a leading US lawyer has said.

There could be extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow if a third runway is built at London's main airport.

Tom Richmond: Trains or planes, we need links that mean business

THE promise of extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow needs to be placed in a wider political context.

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Milestone moment - Allerton Waste Park.

Key moment for North Yorkshire's new £250m-saving waste plant

Construction work on a new waste facility near Knaresborough designed to save £250m in council finances has reached a key milestone with the installation of the tallest part of the facility.

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