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The Great Knaresborough Bed Race - In Photos!
It's one of the North East's biggest events and the weather held to make another fantastic day of costumes, beds, racing and river crossings!

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Seven around a bed and the newsreader said...
Patrick Dunlop "volunteered" to run this year's Bed Race with the Scotton Scorchers. See and hear how his training went before the big day!

Alex Cann's reward for losing weight!
As a reward for taking the Wednesday Weigh-off more seriously than Nick or Stu, Alex was given a taster session down at Harrogate's Hypoxi studio!

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Local Hero Awards 2011 - The Winners
Meet and hear from the winners at our Local Hero Awards 2011.

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When Jennie Met Olly
Olly Murs was in town and whenever there's a celebrity in Harrogate our Jen from Nick Hancock at Breakfast is never far away...

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Miss Harrogate 2011 Finalists
In the lead up this year's final, Paul Hartley went along to meet this year's finalists.

Nick and Jen's April Fools Punishment
Stray FM's "Big Bad Boss" wasn't happy when she heard the April Fool's joke the breakfast team had pulled so she arranged a personal training session for Nick and Jen as punishment!

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From Jungle to Judge - Gino D'Acampo was in town!
The King of the Jungle, Gino D'Acampo, was in Harrogate filming his new show for ITV and our Pete Edwards popped along to meet the Italian charmer!

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The Massive March Makeover - The Final!
With a grand prize worth over £4000 pounds up for grabs, we invited 10 finalist to United Carpets and Bed to find out who would walk away with it all!

Stray FM is The Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2011!
We're celebrating after being judged the best company to work for in the UK!

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Our Nick is trying to drop a dress size!
You may have heard of the 'Wednesday Weigh Off' on the breakfast show, well Nick Hancock has had enough of being a "fatty".

David Whittle goes to the Film Awards
Tis the awards season and our David Whittle got an invite to the 2011 Film Awards in London. See how got on and what stars he managed to get pictures of on his camera phone!

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Aww....Love is in the air!
In the run-up to Valentine's Day, we searched for five lucky recipients of our huge balloons from Party Fever in Harrogate!

We've won an award...and we're a little bit chuffed!
Stray FM has been named as the Radio Academy's Winner of the Nations and Regions Award for 2010.

David at Corrie!

The Giving Tree - "We're gonna need a bigger van!"
In the lead up to Christmas 2010 we set up a Giving Tree in Morrisons Starbeck for people to drop off a gift for the needy...we really weren't expecting such generosity!

X Factor's Rebecca Furgeson LIVE at the Viper Rooms
She might not have won the final of the X Factor 2010 but Rebecca didn't disappoint when she took to the stage for her first public appearance at the Viper Rooms in Harrogate.

William Tetlow is our official Christmas Card designer!
We couldn't trust any of the Stray FM team to design our official Christmas Card this year so we asked the young artists in North Yorkshire to give us a hand!


X Factor's Paije Richardson LIVE at the Viper Rooms
He got as far as week 7 on the show and he had the crowds wowed as he performed live on stage at the Viper Rooms.

David at Corrie!

Our David Whittle pops down to Coronation Street
Corrie is 50 years old and it's a busy week on the soap. Our "Mr Showbiz" was invited down to the cobbles and asked the stars how they were feeling about it all!


X Factor's Aiden had the Viper Rooms packed!
Fresh from the TV show, Aiden Grimshaw paid a visit to Harrogate to perform live at the Viper Rooms and had the Viper Rooms jumpin'!

Four years ago our Alex Cann looked like this...
Alex Cann has been back on a health kick and has found a photo that's helping him to stay on the food wagon!


Harrogate Turns Its Christmas Lights On!
It might've been a bit rainy but it didn't stop a everyone from heading into town to watch Santa, the Panto Stars, Christopher Stone and Stray FM help push the on button!


Stray FM Future Hero Awards - THE WINNERS!
Out of all the fantastic nominations we had for this year's Future Hero Awards there had to be winners and we invited them in to receive their awards!

X Factor's Belle Amie LIVE at the Viper Rooms!
Ninth placed X Factor finalists Belle Amie performed live at the Viper Rooms and we were there to see them!


Harrogate's Bonfire and Firework Spectacular 2010
The Stray was once again the perfect place to host one of the North's biggest fireworks event and we were there along with around 10000 people!


Ripon's Biggest Fireworks and Bonfire Ever!
It was a first for Ripon Racecourse as it played host to a fantastic event for the community as thousands turned up to watch it all!

Paul Hartley's New York Marathon Send Off Show!
With our Paul Hartley taking on the ING New York Marathon so we had a bit of a send off for him live on his Home Time Show. Vearity Frearson even donated £1000!

Win A Wedding - Anna and Steven's Big Day!
After winning themselves the life changing prize of a wedding, Anna and Steven's big day arrived and they invited us along!

Nick Hancock @ Breakfast Live at Aspects of Beauty!
Wendy at Aspects Of Beauty bid and won for the Lot on our charity auction for Nick Hancock to do the Breakfast show live from their place!

25 years ago Paul first took to the air waves!
It was October 18th 1985 when that Paul Hartley first took to the air waves and he's looked back to a time of old skool radio and hair cuts!

Kitchen SOS - The Grand Final
The five finalists were invited down to Smith Brothers to find out who would win the £10000 kitchen!

Summer Sizzlers - The winners pop into Stray FM!
The Hayes Family won our Summer Sizzlers Competition and they popped into to say hello and show off their winning photo!

Europe's best Tom Jones tribute live in Harrogate
Billy Lees took to the stage as Tom Jones live at the Viper Rooms and we were there to hear him belt out the classics...

Kitchen SOS - The Disasters
We've got together with the team at Smith Brothers to give one lucky house a brand new kitchen worth £10000! Here's some of the kitchens that could do with replacing...

The Win A Wedding Finalist on the Breakfast Show
The 5 couples were invited to join Nick Hancock @ Breakfast to find out what the next stage of the competition had in store for them!

The 5th Great Ripon Raft Race
Our Pete went on the loose in Ripon and found rafts, Mayors, competitors and Wonder Woman all raising money for charity!

It was the day after the day before...
As the dust settled from our Saint Michael's Hospice, Paul Hartley took a few moments to reflect on a fantastic result!

Behind the scenes at the "Money Can't Buy" Auciton
With a whole load of help for lots of lovely people, we managed to raise over £7000 for the Saint Michael's Hospice! Here's some from behind the scenes

Going back to the '60s at the Viper Rooms!
The Cheatles took to the stage at the Viper Rooms to play a whole host hits from the "fab four"!

The Blue Brothers were On a Mission at the Viper Rooms
Jake and Elwood hit the stage at the Viper Rooms to entertain the crowds and Stray FM was there to enjoy the sound of sweet soul music.

Take That 2 wow the crowds at The Viper Rooms
Take That 2 proved why the real Take That wanted them to be their support band and we were there to capture the atmosphere!

Our Paul Hartley is going the extra mile
You may have heard that our Paul is running the New York Marathon for the St Michael's Hospice but there something else you might like...

Will this car make it all the way to Outer Mongolia?!
Local PC Chris Hind and Vet Oli Maxwell are driving a Vauxhall Corsa to outer Mongolia and our Pete nipped down to see how the preperations had been going.

The Real Thing LIVE at the Viper Rooms
The Viper Rooms hosted The Real Thing as part of their Unmissable Fridays and we were there with wigs on!

Stray FM does the Great Yorkshire Show 2010
It was the 152th edition of England's largest agricultural show and we went wandering around this year's Great Yorkshire Show!

Our Alex got "volunteered" at the Calcutt Gala
As part of the Love Tour our Alex popped down to check out what was going at the Calcutt Gala and got more than he bargained for...

Driving to Outer Mongolia for Charity!
PC Chris Hind and his team mate Oli Maxwell are taking a charity challenge with a difference and popped in for a chat...

Stray FM's Local Hero Awards 2010
It was a glamorous evening as we played host to our 5th Annual Local Hero Awards rewarding those unsung people who go the extra mile...

World Record Ferrero Rocher eating - Laura has go!
Laura attempted to break the world record for the most Ferrero Rocher eaten in a minute (currently seven!).

Race For Life 2010 @ The Great Yorshire Showground
It was a record turn out once again for this year's Race For Life with ladies in all sort of pink attire taking on the 5k course for Cancer Research UK!

Up, down, and across...a crazy charity challenge!
Mike Procter dropped in for a chat about his charity challenge with a difference!

Alex and Jenny go charity duck racing at the Darley Mill
The team at the Darley Mill held a charity duck race so our Alex and Jenny headed along as part of our Love Tour to have a go!

Come Dine At Mine - Round 3 (Nick's turn to play host)
Our Nick admits he's not the strongest chef but he had a plan when it came to his turn to cook the others...

The 45th Great Knaresborough Bed Race
A record 90 teams took part this year and thousands of people took to the streets of Knaresborough to watch them take on the course!

Alex Cann's Top 10 Worst Album...that he owns!
Our Alex has been going through his music collection and has found some shockers...

Come Dine At Mine - Round 2 (Laura plays host)
Onto Round 2 and it was Laura's turn to play host to the Stray FM Crew and our Laura was a little apprehensive...

The Winners have been annouced
See which of the 27 finalists won a Local Hero Award at the Cedar Court Hotel for our glitzy glamorous award ceremony!

Charity, beauty and nose hair waxing...
The team at Dangerfield and Keane held a charity day for The St Michael's Hospice and our Pete popping down to find out how it all went

Come Dine At Mine - Round 1 (Paul Hartley plays host)
The challenge has been set to see which Stray FM presenters is the best cook. Paul was first to step up and show off his cheffing skills...

Toddling, running and celebrity footballers
The Crystal Committee held their very first family fun day in Ripley to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Marie Currie Cancer Care...

Pete on the Loose - Ripon Weekend
21 Engineers Regiment played host to the Ripon Weekend and they invited Pete along to find out more...

5 top tips for a healthier smile
Looking for a healthier smile? We've been picking the brains of some experts!

Ripon's first ever Drive in Movie
Check out some of the pictures from Ripon's first ever Drive In Movie all to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Miss Harrogate and Paul Harltey
One organiser, 22 ladies and our Paul. Well he has been asked to judge this year's competition...

Pete on the Loose - Henshaws Folk Dance Day
A day of folk dancing, music and sausages, Pete went 'on the loose' with the team at Henshaws Arts and Craft Centre

Laura on Lawn Mower?! - NOW WITH ADDED VIDEO!!
"A life long dream" weren't perhaps the actual words Laura used but she did say she'd love to have a go on one...

Chocks Away with The Darley Mill Centre
Everyday this week from 7:40am, Nick and Laura are giving a you a chance to win a flight in a World War Two Dakota.
The World's biggest Easter egg?
The team at Lightwater Valley Theme Park celebrating the launch of the new Raptor Attack ride with a very big dinosaur egg!

School of the Week - Scotton Lingerfield
Nick and Laura headed out once again for School of the Week and they paid a visit to Scotton Lingerfield Shool

Pete on the Loose - Composters and Charity Car Washes
The Great Circle rang up and asked Pete if he wanted to have a go at flying a plane...it turned out to be stunt plane!

Nick Hancock goes for a Midnight Walk
Nick failed on the Wednesday Weigh off and got into trouble with the boss who then suggested he take part on the Midnight Walk.

Pete on the Loose - Flying
The Great Circle rang up and asked Pete if he wanted to have a go at flying a plane...it turned out to be stunt plane!

Alex Cann meets Deena Payne
Emmerdale star Deena Payne popped into Stray FM have a chat with Alex about rock with twist.

Mavis the Snowlady
Laura Finnerty got herself and few friends together and headed to Harlow Hill for some fun in the snow.

Pete on the Loose - Up a Wall!
When Pete was invited down to the Harrogate Climbing Centre to try out the new facilities he was like an excitable kid!

We're a nice company to work for...The Times says so!
We here at Stray FM are proud of ourselves as along with our sister stations across the UK, we've been given a little award...

Britain's Sexiest Farmer
When Paul Hartley got wind that one of the finalists in the Britain's Sexiest Farmer 2010 Competition he did what any honourable presenter would do and told everyone to vote for Anna Simpson. She won and joined Paul on his show, find out how they got on.

Alex tries to eat 4 and half pounds of Steak
Bless him, he was beaten by the 72 Ounce Steak Challenge at Cattleman's in 2009 but that's not stopped him from going back for another go!



Charity, beauty and nose hair waxing...
The team at Dangerfield and Keane held a charity day for The St Michael's Hospice and our Pete popping down to find out how it all went