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Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Final preparations are now underway for the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North. This exhibition will showcase the best of what the region, and the rest of the North of England, has to offer, including art, culture, design and innovation. This...

20 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Cyclists 70-mile ride boosts charity funds

Over a thousand cyclists set out from Wetherby Racecourse on the 35th Great Yorkshire Bike Ride last weekend. The event, organised by Wetherby and District Lions, saw the riders follow a 70-mile route to Filey. Wetherby Lions President John Boulton...

34 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire set for heatwave that could last weeks as Mediterranean air sweeps over the UK

Temperatures could rise up to 30C in Yorkshire next week as a heatwave sweeps the UK. The high pressure over the UK will bring in hot Mediterranean air and the Met office expects the warm weather to continue over the next few weeks. The next couple of...

today, 14:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Linton Bridge reopens to traffic after closurer

Linton Bridge has fully reopened to traffic today following a burst water mains which closed the road over the weekend. A Yorkshire Water spokesman explained that a pipe burst on Linton Road last Sunday afternoon. “We sent a team of engineers out to...

today, 13:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Blood-sucking flies to toxic caterpillars: the insects set to swarm England this summer

As the weather becomes warmer more and more insects come out of the woodwork, ranging from flying ants to gnats to blood-sucking flies. They can be a nuisance for many and this year will see a variety of different species swarm the country, so make...

today, 13:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Watch: Ripon's Got Talent acts find out they're through to the final

After three exciting rounds of auditions, the nail-biting wait is over - the final 12 acts making it through to the Ripon's Got Talent final have been revealed. The judges even decided to film their reaction to the good news. Organiser Lily Worth...

today, 11:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Harrogate Hospital's Emergency Department moved for temporary works

The Emergency Department at Harrogate District Hospital will be temporarily moved this week to allow work on the facility to be completed. From 7pm to 11am on the evenings of Wednesday, June 20 and Friday, June 22, the flooring in the Emergency...

today, 09:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Caravan camp appears on Stray in Harrogate

A mini-caravan park was spotted on the Stray in Harrogate this morning. The encampment of seven or eight caravans with vehicles is in the middle of the vast expanse of the Stray on York Place. Unless the owners of the Stray, the Duchy of Lancaster...

today, 08:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

New owners of Britain's highest pub to put up stargazing pods to see Northern Lights

THE new owners of Britain’s highest pub are reaching for the stars. They want to install glass-roofed stargazing pods outside the Tan Hill Inn so people can see one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring sights - the Northern Lights - from the comfort of their...

yesterday, 20:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Affordable housing worries for Harrogate

Every picture tells a story, goes the old adage, and it seems to apply to Harrogate these days. Harrogate Borough Council is currently completing work on its new Local Plan with the aim of ensuring developers build a total of 14,049 new houses in the...

yesterday, 17:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

BBC drama starring Rupert Grint and John Malkovich to be filmed in Ripon

Scenes for a new BBC drama series starring John Malkovich and Rupert Grint will be filmed in Ripon next month. From July 2-6, Park Street and Ripon Spa Baths will be transformed into a TV set for a three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie's The ABC...

yesterday, 16:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Valley Gardens as Harrogate is transported back to the 1940s

Harrogate 1940s day Wartime nostalgia was all the rage in Harrogate Valley Gardens as thousands of people flocked to 40s Day - many of them in period costume. This annual feelgood event usually attracts crowds up to 40,000 for a day of picnics, live...

yesterday, 16:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

New plans to demolish Ripon's Old Lecture Building and build a care home on-site

A new planning application has been submitted to demolish Ripon's Old Lecture Building and build a 58-room care home on-site. A previous application to demolish the former girls' high school building on College Road was refused by Harrogate Borough...

yesterday, 16:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

This weekend: Ripon Armed Forces Day

This year's Ripon Armed Forces Day will be held in the Market Square on Saturday, June 23, with events and activities planned throughout the day, from 10am to 4pm. Organisers are keen to see as many city residents out supporting it as possible. There...

yesterday, 14:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Roman skull stolen from North Yorkshire dig

POLICE are investigating the theft of a skull dating back to Roman times from an archaeological dig in Malton. Thieves entered the dig at Old Maltongate and removed a skull from the site, which had been partially covered. The theft happened overnight...

yesterday, 13:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

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