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Local businesses plea to PM over business rate changes

Nidderdale’s Chamber of Trade has called on Theresa May to protect local businesses by going back to the drawing board over impending changes to business rates. Businesses across the country are bracing for a rise in their annual bills with changes that

13 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Trio to follow animal instincts to career

Three students in the same year at school are following their instincts as they embark on careers caring for animals. The girls, from Ripon Grammar School, have different reasons for choosing veterinary medicine and where and how to fulfill their ambitio

13 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Storm Doris: Yorkshire braces itself for 80mph winds and torrential rain

YORKSHIRE is in the eye of Storm Doris today, with warnings of travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris across the county. Severe weather warnings have been put in place for much of the country, with the North and Midlands urged to “be pr

33 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Sign up to Volunteer Programme

Now in its 19th year, the Harewood Volunteer Programme continues to go from strength to strength. In 2016, over 18,000 hours were given by volunteers, supporting Harewood House Trust. With over 200 returning volunteers, the programme, and importantly the

today, 08:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Revealed: Percentage of public who rejected changing the Harrogate Stray Act

After announcing that it will not be seeking amendments to the Harrogate Stray Act 1985 which restricts the use of the Stray, Harrogate Borough Council has now revealed the results of the public consultation on this hugely controversial issue. The public

today, 07:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Time to spring clean and be proud

It is lovely to see all the spring flowers popping up in the gardens and the parks around the town, writes Wetherby Town Council Mayor Coun Norma Harrington. Thanks to all who take a pride in their own gardens, and members of Wetherby in Bloom, Friends o

today, 00:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stray FM presenters prank Jamie Oliver for return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Stray FM presenters Beth Parsons and Christopher Dean have gone undercover in Harrogate to help prank celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Jumping at the chance to feature in the Geordie duo’s stunt and hid

yesterday, 18:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Acclaimed Harrogate bar celebrates its first birthday

One of Harrogate’s top independent craft beer bars is celebrating its first birthday this weekend. Since it first opened 12 months ago, the North Bar, which looks across to the back of Harrogate Theatre, has become a popular destintation for beer lovers,

yesterday, 17:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

A1(M) closed after dramatic vehicle fire

The A1(M) is closed in both directions near Leeds after a vehicle caught fire. The incident happened between Wetherby and Boston Spa at around 3pm today. Delays are expected and a diversion is in place via the A168. Traffic is currently at a standstill.

yesterday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police seek man in connection with Skipton cheque fraud

POLICE in Skipton have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to  in connection with a fraud investigation. A fraudulent cheque for £3,600 was cashed at Natwest Bank in Skipton on April 11 2016. The following day an attempt to cash another cheq

yesterday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Delight for campaigners backed by novelist Jilly Cooper as Yorkshire estate withdraws 4x4 plans

Campaigners fighting more regular use of 4x4 off-roading vehicles in a much-loved area of North Yorkshire woodland have welcomed the landowner’s decision to withdraw the plans. But their delight could be short-lived as the Swinton Estate said the move wa

yesterday, 14:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Storm Doris: When and where will the gusts be strongest in Yorkshire?

With Yorkshire gearing up for Storm Doris tomorrow, we've rounded up the times when the gusts are expected to be strongest throughout the day. LEEDS - Between 2-3pm, winds will peak at 46mph YORK - From 2-4pm, winds will range from 41-47mph SCARBOROUGH A

yesterday, 14:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

CBeebies star to feature at Springtime Live show

Springtime Live returns to the Great Yorkshire Showground on Bank Holiday Monday May 1. Now in its fourth year, the event will run from 9am to 4.30pm and due to the growing popularity tickets will only be available in advance. Organised by the Yorkshire

yesterday, 13:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dog found in abandoned car is given new home

A DOG left in an abandoned car near Otley has been given a new home – thanks to support from kind-hearted residents. A DOG left in an abandoned car near Otley has been given a new home – thanks to support from kind-hearted residents. Police were called t

yesterday, 12:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Panto boosts flood action group funds

Tadcaster Theatre Company’s production of Sleeping Beauty and the Broken Bridge has raised over £1,000 for the town’s flood relief funds. The panto was adapted and performed specially in a bid to boost the community and morale following the collapse of t

yesterday, 10:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

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