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Stephen Booth Crime Writer in Tadcaster

Tadcaster will be among the stops for an award-winning crime novelist during six weeks of events to mark National Crime Writing Month.

StephenBoothStephen Booth is the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, DS Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry, who have appeared in twelve crime thrillers, all set in and around the Peak District. A thirteenth book in the series, Already Dead, is due for publication in June.

Stephen is embarking on a series of reader events which will see him visiting eighteen libraries in Yorkshire and the Midlands, as well as bookshops and other venues ranging from a castle to a story-telling tent.

“I’m a keen supporter of libraries,” said the author. “And there’s been a fantastic response from library staff around the region eager to host events for Crime Writing Month. They know how much their readers enjoy crime fiction, which remains one of the most popular genres year after year. I love meeting readers too, so I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks. I’ll be talking about how I became a writer, why I chose to write crime fiction – and of course about the Cooper and Fry series, which is what I’m best known for. Readers write to me all the time about the characters and the locations used in the books.”

Stephen was a newspaper journalist for more than 25 years, but left journalism in 2001 to write crime novels full-time after the success of his first book, Black Dog.

Since then, he’s won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, and in 2003 he was presented with the Dagger in the Library Award by the Crime Writers’ Association for “the author whose books have given readers most pleasure.” One of his characters, Detective Sergeant Ben Cooper, was a finalist for the Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British author. Stephen has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as “one of our best story tellers” and by The Guardian as “a modern master of rural noir”.

Stephen Booth’s latest Cooper and Fry novel Dead and Buried was recently released in paperback, and his new book Already Dead will be published by Sphere on Thursday 20th June in hardback and ebook formats.

On Wednesday 3rd July, Stephen will be visiting Tadcaster Library to talk to readers, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Tickets are £2. To book a place, phone the library on 0845 034 9542 or email: tadcaster.library@northyorks.gov.uk

During June and July, Stephen will also be doing events in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Rutland and the West Midlands. His ‘tour’ ends with a book festival in Nottingham on 14th July.



Author’s website: http://www.stephen-booth.com

A full list of dates is at: http://www.stephen-booth.com/events.htm

* National Crime Writing Month is a promotion by the UK Crime Writers’ Association, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary. Details of all their events can be found at: http://www.crimewritingmonth.co.uk

For further information, email:

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Tadcaster Enterprise Park

Commer HouseTadcaster Enterprise Park

A great place for business


Situated within the impressive Tadcaster Enterprise Park, Commer House offers a wide variety of modern, serviced office accommodation to let, in an enviable location

Tadcaster Enterprise Park

The park is situated on the site of the former Tadcaster Rural District Council Headquarters. It comprises two impressive buildings offering contrasting but complementary office accommodation in the heart of Tadcaster. Together, Commer House and Golder House provide a wide variety of serviced offices to let ranging from 100 to 7,500 sq. ft.




Commer House

Tadcaster Enterprise ParkOriginally home to the council chamber and offices, Commer House has been sympathetically and beautifully refurbished to provide modern office accommodation in a unique heritage setting. The floodlit, two-storey building retains its imposing entrance and double staircase with art deco features.
Available for short term, long term, daily hire and conferences, Tadcaster Enterprise Park is already home to several companies, making it a ready-made business community in a highly accessible location



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Competitive rents with inclusive terms (rent, rates, water, heating, power and buildings insurance)
Impressive entrance and reception, staffed during business hours for meeting and greeting visitors
Allocated on-site parking
CAT5 data cabling
Cleaning of communal areas and windows
Intruder and fire alarms throughout
Use of conference room (10 delegate capacity)
Seven day access
Superb kitchen and sanitary facilities
A variety of on-site services available including
copying, secretarial and catering
Maintained, landscaped grounds
Occupier discounts at near by leisure facilities

For enquiries please call 01937 833311 or email enquiries@commer.co.uk

Tadcaster Business Park Commer House

Tadcaster lies on the River Wharfe and is right at the heart of Yorkshire’s economic ‘golden triangle’ of Leeds, Harrogate and York. Its rural location means that you are never far from inspiring countryside, yet it is only 15 miles east of Leeds and 10 miles west of York, the traditional centre of Yorkshire.
Being only a few minutes drive from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the East coast, Tadcaster is a highly accessible location with direct links to the A1, M1 and M62. Tadcaster is a thriving market town with a wide range of amenities, from leisure centres to supermarkets, bringing the benefits of a city centre location without the traffic jams.

commer group


Offices to Let Tadcaster

Offices to Let in Tadcaster

A Great Location for any Business… without the traffic jams
High-quality, superbly located office accommodation
within Yorkshire’s economic ‘golden triangle’ of Leeds,
Harrogate and York with easy road links and excellent
local amenities.
Offices are available for short term, long term,

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Yoga with Julie Lumley



Monday 8 to 9.30pm in the Boys Sunday School 

Fridays 10-11:30 AM

During term times



Boys’ Sunday School, Tadcaster

Whether you’re 18 or 80, male or female, these British Wheel of Yoga hatha yoga classes are a safe and effective form of exercise for the body and mind and they’re for all abilities (including beginners).  Practised regularly, hatha yoga can help to relieve stress and anxiety, aid sleep, increase muscle tone and bone density and generally give you a feeling of peace and wellbeing.

£30 for 5 session card or £7 for a single session

Please bring a yoga mat, block or cushion, plus a blanket for the relaxation

If new to yoga, please arrive 10 minutes early.  Contact Julie if you need to borrow or purchase a mat for your first class.

For more information or to register interest please contact


 01937 830925 or e-mail yogawithjules@yahoo.co.uk


“I enjoy the warm welcome I receive at my yoga class from the attendees and especially Jules.  Her classes cater for all abilities.  Over the past few months I have noticed my flexibility improve and I look forward to having my ‘me’ time on a Friday morning.”  Helen

“At 62, I felt as though I was ‘seizing’ up and needed to do some exercise, but with a new knee it had to be gentle and not too strenuous.  Hatha yoga was the answer.  I’ve been attending Julie’s classes since January and apart from feeling fitter and more supple, I am also a more relaxed person as relaxation and breathing are a very important part of yoga.  I would encourage anyone of any age and level of fitness to give it a try AND you don’t need to wear lycra!!!”   Melanie

“Yoga with Julie on a Friday morning is the most relaxing hour and a half of my week and I really look forward to it.”  Gill


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