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Visit Ripon Community Raceday

‘Visit Ripon’ Community Raceday – Monday 16th July Ripon Racecourse is preparing to host the inaugural ‘Visit Ripon’ Community Raceday on Monday 16th July. The event will see a number of local attractions join forces at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse to showcase what they each have to offer and to collectively promote the City of Ripon as a destination. Ripon Cathedral, Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon Museums, Lightwater Valley and Fountains Abbey will each sponsor a race on the day and will have trade stands set up on course where racegoers can obtain information and insight about their attractions and the City of Ripon. Richard Compton, owner of Newby Hall, is delighted to be involved saying: “It is a privilege to be involved with the inaugural Visit Ripon race day on the 16th July. Ripon has such a lot to offer for visitors we hope that all the attractions being represented on race day will show the world what a great place our corner of Yorkshire is”. Linda Furniss, Market Development Manager at Ripon Museums, is also embracing the opportunity: “Although many of the inmates of the workhouse and prison wouldn’t have had the opportunity for a day at the races, we are looking forward to the Ripon Museums Handicap. It’s a great opportunity to promote our three museums and we will be there dressed in museum character to add fun and colour to the day”. James Hutchinson, Managing Director of Ripon Racecourse said: “We thought it would be beneficial to use one of our racedays to bring the members of the Visit Ripon group together and work with them to promote the City of Ripon, which has a very rich heritage and strong community spirit. “Ripon is renowned for its customs and traditions such as the Hornblower, Bell-Ringer, the Wakeman and the St Wilfrid Procession and has a lot to offer. We hope that by joining forces with other fantastic attractions in the area on the ‘Visit Ripon’ Community Raceday, we can promote Ripon as a destination and benefit the local community. “Here’s hoping for a great afternoon of racing and community spirit at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse!”. Gates open: 12.15 First Race: 2.15 (seven races with the last race scheduled for 5.25) Prices (if booked in advance): Club Enclosure £22, Paddock £14, Course £6. Website: www.ripon-races.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ripon.racecourse/ Twitter: @riponraces For further information contact: Jonathan Mullin - Marketing Executive Email: jonathan.mullin@ripon-races.co.uk Phone: 01765 530530

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Millions get “Welcomed to Yorkshire” at  Leeds Bradford Airport
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Millions get “Welcomed to Yorkshire” at Leeds Bradford Airport

The front of Leeds Bradford airport has had a Welcome to Yorkshire make-over. Panels right across the front of the terminal building have been fully decorated with multicoloured versions of the famous “Y” logo. They will now be seen by the four million visitors who travel in and out of Yorkshire via the airport each year. The branding, which has been printed and installed by Scarborough based company Adverset, is one of a number of exciting changes made to the terminal after its recent rebrand.

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Refugee Bee-Keeping Initiative Blossoms at Standedge Tunnel
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Refugee Bee-Keeping Initiative Blossoms at Standedge Tunnel

REFUGEE BEE-KEEPING INITIATIVE AT YORKSHIRE’S STANDEDGE TUNNEL BLOSSOMS WITH SUMMER PICNIC & PROMISE OF MEDICINAL HONEY HAUL Historic waterways attraction the Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre was a hive of activity last week as it hosted a celebratory summer picnic for The Buzz Project – a beekeeping initiative that helps refugees and job seekers find a purpose in the community by learning how to keep bees. The Buzz Picnic, in honour of Refugee Week, saw members and friends of the initiative gather in the grounds of Standedge Tunnel’s visitor centre, outside Marsden in West Yorkshire, to sample a fine array of traditional Pakistani, Indian and Syrian foods and learn more about the bee-keeping initiative and the importance of bees in helping the local environment flourish. Launched with just two hives in September 2017 by Dr Ryad Alsous, a world-renowned bee-keeping expert, The Buzz Project has quickly grown and now has 14 volunteers looking after 13 hives across three sites at Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, Armitage Bridge and Crossland Moor. A first harvest of honey from the hives is expected later this year and Dr Alsous, who spent years researching the chemical properties of honey before fleeing war-torn Syria in 2012, believes the unique West Yorkshire terroir could provide the honey produced with medicinal qualities. Dr Alsous said: “Some of the herbs and plants found on the surrounding moorlands – such as heather, clover and hawthorns – are known to have strong medical qualities, as such we strongly believe that some of those qualities will be passed on to the honey that the bees are producing.” Each hive on the project is home to between 10,000 and 100,000 bees and each hive is expected to produce around 15kg of honey per year – a significant amount in a country that imports more than 90 per cent of its honey from outside the British Isles. Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre manager Iain Weston commented: “We are very proud to have helped such a worthy project take flight at the centre. Helping refugees and job seekers further their prospects is a cause we can all get behind – and the success of The Buzz Project is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when people pull together. Members of the Buzz team are always happy to explain more about the project to our visitors, and the summer picnic was a great celebration of what has been achieved in less than 12 months since the project was founded.” The Buzz Project, which is supported by Sanctuary Kirklees, is now looking to expand further and is appealing for volunteers, hives and new sites across West Yorkshire. The first haul of honey from the project’s hives is expected to go on sale at Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre’s gift shop later this year.

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Can you find Yorkshire's Best Sausage? The Camp Hill Sausage & Beer Festival is back!
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Can you find Yorkshire's Best Sausage? The Camp Hill Sausage & Beer Festival is back!

The Camp Hill Sausage & Beer Festival is back! The 21st July heralds the start of a weekend filled with sausages, beer, live music and fun-filled family activities. This year is more exciting than ever as the festival is to host the Yorkshire round of the famous Champion of Champions Sausage competition. The country-wide competition is hosted each year to discover the nation’s greatest sausage. Yorkshire is in with a fighting chance with 20 local butchers entering their greatest banger at the Sausage & Beer Festival. On the day members of the public will be invited to taste each sausage and cast their vote. Appearance, taste and texture are all considered along with flavour combinations and consistency. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity DL said: “Yorkshire food and drink is world class and it’s important that we celebrate everything this county produces. I can’t think of many better ways to spend a weekend than sampling some of the county’s most delicious sausages and drinking Yorkshire beers. You’ll even be able to enjoy them in the sunshine as this heatwave continues – bon appetite to everyone attending this brilliant event!” Mark Cockburn, organiser and local butcher, says “It’s a really great event, the whole community comes together to taste the amazing produce this county offers. And of course we enjoy a beer and music, it’s not all hard work!” This year it is even more exciting with the added excitement of a chance to enter the national competition. The Sausage & Beer festival, held 20th – 21st July on the beautiful Camp Hill Estate offers weekend camping and day tickets with activities for all the family – including your four-legged friends! Over 35 local breweries will be on hand to provide you with your favourite tipple and live music will play throughout the day. For the little ones there is a vintage fun fair, face painting and the Woodland Kingdom complete with giant tree-fort to explore.

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