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Ad Hoc Baroque plays at Washburn Heritage Centre

MEMBERS of the Washburn Heritage Centre, at Fewston, were treated to an uplifting performance of Baroque music last week, courtesy of Ad Hoc Baroque, a small-scale chamber ensemble specialising in music from the 16th and 17th centuries and played on period instruments.

A weekly look at nature with Wharfedale Naturalists Society

AS every gardener knows, robins are confiding companions, hopping around upturned earth ready to pounce on any insects, larvae and worms revealed. This is thought to be an extension of their natural behaviour during millennia in following large animals like wild boar which root around in the earth.

Retreat and conference centre to celebrate 70th anniversary

A CELEBRATORY garden party to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Briery Retreat and Conference Centre is planned to be held at The Briery, 38 Victoria Avenue, in Ilkley, on Sunday, August 14. Celebrations get underway at 2pm and continue until 4pm.

Hit and run driver banned

A HIT and run driver who failed to stop after a road accident has been disqualified from driving for six months and must pay over £2,220 in fines and court costs.