Electronic bills: City of York Council is encouraging local council tax payers to sign up to receive their council tax bills by email. Printing and posting the bills costs the authority some £30,000 a year and it is hoped that figure could be significantly reduced. Log on to york.gov.uk

Sporting guns: Sporting gun specialist Gavin Gardiner will be visiting Harrogate and the surrounding area as well as the Yorkshire Gunroom in Bishop Thornton on March 5, to give advice and free valuations. Contact 01798-875300 or 07831-645551

Terry’s war: Goddards in York, the former family home of the Terry family and now the regional base of the National Trust, reopens to the public on March 1 with a new display for 2014 - Terry’s and War. Running until June 18, it tells the story of how the Terry family and life at their famous chocolate factory were affected by war – both at home and abroad.

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