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Famous Dales pub saved from closure

Famous Dales pub saved from closure

An era ended at a famous Pateley Bridge’s recently - or so it seemed. But having taken part in his own farewell party, long-serving landlord Dennis Audsley is now back for a simple reason - to save the last pub left on the town's award-winning High...

Ripon Gazette, 46 min. ago
 
A week in the life column

A week in the life column

I have been writing this weekly column since March of this year and I have often wondered if anyone reads it! Not being a journalist, or for that fact very good at English, I have been corrected many times by my very able colleague Kirsty who types...

Ripon Gazette, 46 min. ago
 

Tarred and feathered: the blackest visions of Swan Lake

The thrill of Swan Lake is a melancholy one. Tchaikovsky himself, on hearing his music in concert in 1888, confided in his diary: “Swan Lake. A moment of absolute happiness. But only a moment.” In this tale from Russian legend, a prince falls for a...

Guardian, today, 11:17
 
Poldark's Aidan Turner heads for West End

Poldark's Aidan Turner heads for West End

Poldark actor Aidan Turner is to swap his scythe for a cut-throat razor in a new stage production that will see him play a psychotic Irish terrorist. The 34-year-old will make his West End debut next year in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, a violently...

BBC, today, 10:52
 
Flood alerts issued in North Yorkshire

Flood alerts issued in North Yorkshire

Flood warnings are in place in North Yorkshire. These remain in place for the River Swale at Kirby Wiske, the River Ouse at Naburn Lock and in York. Some flood alerts have also been issued for the River Swale and River Ure in parts of the Yorkshire...

Ripon Gazette, today, 08:35
 
The Dean’s Reflection column with the Very Rev John Dobson

The Dean’s Reflection column with the Very Rev John Dobson

Here at Ripon Cathedral, as in churches all around the world, we are looking forward to Advent, a season of preparation for Christmas when we celebrate the arrival of the Saviour of the World. Such a statement this week might leave you thinking that...

Ripon Gazette, today, 07:52
 
Annie Lennox named Glasgow Caledonian University chancellor

Annie Lennox named Glasgow Caledonian University chancellor

Singer Annie Lennox OBE has been named as the new chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University. The Aberdeen-born musician and poverty campaigner will take over from Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus to become the first woman in the role. She...

BBC, today, 07:48
 

Billy Connolly at 75: Eddie Izzard, Armando Iannucci and more salute 'Beatles of comedy'

‘He blends stupid and hard-hitting’ Armando Iannucci Facebook Twitter Pinterest I went to the same primary school as Billy Connolly. I remember hearing that his comedy was very rude and, it being a Catholic school, we weren’t allowed to listen to his...

Guardian, today, 06:31
 
Burberry: How Christopher Bailey rescued the brand with the chequered past

Burberry: How Christopher Bailey rescued the brand with the chequered past

Christopher Bailey joined Burberry back in 2001, at a time when it was tainted with a bad image, profits were falling and fashion fans were turning elsewhere for their latest fix. He has been credited for completely transforming Burberry through...

BBC, today, 03:29
 
Playwright Jim Cartwright plans 'theatre of head, heart and two fingers'

Playwright Jim Cartwright plans 'theatre of head, heart and two fingers'

Jim Cartwright, writer of such plays as The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Road, is forming his own theatre company, to be based at Salford University's new £55m arts centre. The Jim Cartwright Theatre Company has pledged to showcase "the very...

BBC, yesterday, 17:24
 
Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell is jailed

Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell is jailed

Reality TV personality Jeremy McConnell has been jailed for 18 weeks for missing community service to get a hair and beard transplant. The Celebrity Big Brother star was given a suspended sentence after being convicted of assaulting his partner...

BBC, yesterday, 16:56
 
King James's to explore switch to 'academy status'

King James's to explore switch to 'academy status'

King James's School in Knaresborough is exploring the option of becoming an academy. Headteacher Carl Sugden told this newspaper it was not a step to be taken lightly but the benefits for the school and its students could be substantial. He said:...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:01
 
Current trends in employee incentives

Current trends in employee incentives

ADVERTISING FEATURE We advise extensively in the field of employee engagement, option schemes and incentives and it is interesting to note some current trends. In early stage companies with high growth potential, Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI)...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:29
 

James Franco: ‘I was certainly taking myself too seriously before. But who doesn’t?’

James Franco, the stoner’s comedian inside a workaholic arthouse auteur trapped in a Hollywood leading man’s body, is a bewildering enough prospect as an actor, but that’s nothing compared with what he is as an interviewee. As I walk into his hotel...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:16
 
Julian Smith MP

Julian Smith MP

At the beginning of November, I was delighted to be appointed Government Chief Whip by the Prime Minister. I am looking forward to serving in the Prime Minister’s cabinet and continuing my work in support of this Government. My new position means that...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 14:15
 


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