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Crucial bridge linking Harrogate ringway now rebuilt

One of Harrogate's most popular walking trails has now re-opened to the public after a crucial linking bridge was washed away by floods last year. Volunteers have worked together with local councils to replace Bilton Beck Bridge, which was torn down by a

25 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Tesco site: Demands grow to build affordable housing

Harrogate will remain the only major postcode in Britain without a Tesco - and many in the town are now calling for affordable housing, a business park or a park-and-ride to take its place. Everyone seemed in shock after the surprise decision - including

25 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Tributes paid as Bishop of Ripon to step down

THE BISHOP of Ripon, the Right Reverend James Bell, is to retire next April. He has been Bishop of Ripon since the creation of the new Diocese of Leeds in 2014. He was previously suffragan Bishop of Knaresborough in the former Diocese of Ripon &...

today, 10:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Countryside Live: Selfies and rosettes as visitors enjoy opening day

Celebratory selfies, giant fluffy rabbits and alpacas with mohawks helped bring to life the opening day of the region’s premier autumn food and farming show in Harrogate today. Gregg Wallace was an entertaining presence as the VIP guest at Countryside Li

yesterday, 21:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Video: Countryside Live gets underway in Harrogate

Autumn agricultural spectacular Countryside Live has opened for visitors at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground. The weekend-long event features record-breaking numbers of commercial fatstock in the cattle rings and an array of competitive classes fro

Saturday, 17:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mapped: Yorkshire's 50 most haunted

Is Yorkshire Britain's most haunted county? We have pulled together the very best ghost stories from across the county in a handy map of horror to find out. You can use the location key on the left of the map to find out more about a location's brush wit

Saturday, 11:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pet shop owner fined over waste disposal shambles

A pet shop owner has been slapped with a fine after disposing of his business waste in a town hall’s bins. Chris Jones, who ran the now-closed Wetherby Pet Store, was prosecuted by Leeds City Council’s environmental action enforcement team over the four

Saturday, 09:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Goodbye Granby' event sold out as Harrogate prepares to say a final farewell to the school

Harrogate High School, still known to many as ‘Granby’, will throw its doors open to the public one last time tomorrow at a sell-out event. The school has been completely rebuilt on the same site and the new buildings are due to open in February next yea

Friday, 17:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Knife-carriers in Harrogate encouraged to surrender their weapons

People carrying knives and dangerous weapons in Harrogate have been invited to voluntarily dispose of the blades, as part of a nation-wide crackdown on knife crime. Police all across the nation are taking part in Operation Sceptre - a coordinated week of

Friday, 17:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dear Reader: Grasping the Brexit nettle + spilling Daleside beer!

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser Graham Chalmers The question is, are we all on the motorway travelling north in the right direction or are we all on the motorway travelling south in the wrong direction? Lovers of that wonderfully secluded ar

Friday, 16:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Orionids meteor shower: How to see this weekend’s spectacle

Head outside one evening this weekend and you may well see the annual Orionids meteor shower in Britain’s skies. Gaze upwards and – if the weather remains clear – you’ll be treated to up to 25 shooting stars an hour as the Earth intersects the orbit of H

Friday, 16:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mystery of ghostly happenings at old Harrogate pub

Forget Hallowe'en fancy dress parties, when it comes to genuine horror stories and really scary ghostly goings-on, the local experts are Harrogate Paranormal Society. And they showed some real 'spirit' in their latest investigation - the Alexandra Pub in

Friday, 16:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man stole Yankee candles from TK Maxx: Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court

Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court, dealt with on October 11 are as follows. Zubair Ahmed, 34, of Buxton Street, Bradford, was fined £193 for driving while under the influence of drugs on the A658 at Follifoot. He was ordered to pay a vict

Friday, 16:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Laws to protect The Stray to be substantially changed to hold more public events?

Harrogate Borough Council is to hold a public consultation as to whether the authority should seek to amend legislation to increase the opportunity to hold more and different types of events on the Stray, an area of 200 acres (80 hectares) of open grassl

Friday, 16:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Parks across Harrogate district up for national award

Four of the Harrogate district's most luscious and scenic parks are in the running for a national award, and they need your help to win it. Harrogate’s Valley Gardens, Ripon’s Spa Gardens, Bebra Gardens in Knaresborough and Knaresborough's Castle Gardens

Friday, 15:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

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