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The Christmas lights have been switched on, the first trees are up and the buying frenzy that is Black Friday has come and gone – well almost. Yes, it is time for Zero Carbon Harrogate’s Guest Post… It’s not hard to tell that the festive season is upon us and whether you celebrate Christmas or […]

It’s arrived! The 26th UN climate conference, known as COP26 has started in Glasgow. It heralds two weeks of presentations, discussions, negotiations and political diplomacy, as representatives from countries around the world meet together to try and agree a unified course of action to address the climate crisis. It’s perhaps difficult to get excited about […]

As we bid farewell to those balmy days of summer and prepare to welcome the rather chiller, damper days of autumn we can perhaps be forgiven for reaching for the heating ‘on’ switch and looking forward to those cosy fireside evenings. But cosy and warm may go hand in hand with increased costs this winter, […]

“Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving life or easing pain.” The words of poet William Blake have been used on many occasions but have perhaps never been more relevant or appropriate than at this very moment in time, in reference to global warming and our response […]

When it comes to the important things in life building a home will undoubtedly come close to the top on most people’s list. For many owning their own home is a priority. Somewhere to bring up a family in a secure environment, a place to retreat to and relax when the world outside seems alien […]

Have you made your holiday plans yet? Once a simple question, might now require a rather complicated answer, given the current situation. But, as the coronavirus restrictions start to be eased it appears the first thing on many people’s minds is exactly that, ‘where can I go on holiday’? Perhaps not surprisingly after the long […]

So, you are off and running, you were inspired, or perhaps your children were, and you felt the pressure to do something about climate change. Those David Attenborough-esk TV programmes might have made you feel a bit guilty, or perhaps they created a light bulb moment of recognition about the threat we face to our […]

A local fostering agency is urging more families to become foster parents once their children leave the family home for university. A record 40.5% of all 18-year-olds in the UK have applied to go to university this year, with numbers rising significantly during lockdown, according to the university admissions service, Ucas. It is the first […]