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Plough through exhibits at fest

A 1926 vintage car that was converted into a tractor will feature in the Newby Hall Tractor Fest next month. The Bull Nosed Morris saloon car was converted in 1935 to help make mowing quicker as it was easier than using horses. The conversion was...

yesterday, 16:31 in Art & Culture

The Nidderdale Voices column featuring Mel Welch

Mel Welch is involved in running many of the events and organisations in Nidderdale, including Sport Nidderdale, the Max Pullan Recreation Ground, Darley Memorial Hall, Dacre Tennis Club and Focus on Darley. He is also Chairman of a charity that grant...

yesterday, 13:51 in Art & Culture

Thunderstorms: What causes this extreme weather phenomena and can they be predicted?

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK. What exactly causes the dramatic...

Friday, 15:24 in Art & Culture

M&S 'fully committed' to coming to Ripon despite store closure announcements

The developers of Ripon's new £10 million retail park have confirmed that Marks and Spencer are still "fully committed" to opening a store in Ripon, despite the announcement of other branch closures nationally. A spokesperson for Rothstone...

Friday, 15:02 in Art & Culture

10 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Yorkshire for a stress-free break

In need of a relaxing night away? Yorkshire is home to a wealth of exquisite boutique hotels that offer the utmost in luxury, giving you the perfect excuse to pack a bag and head off for a well-deserved break. Here are 10 of the region's most stylish...

Friday, 13:14 in Art & Culture

School girl was punched by man in his 40s while waiting for a bus in Harrogate

A 16-year-old school girl was punched in the face by an unknown man while she waited for a bus outside the Royal Hall in Harrogate. Police have issued an appeal for public help in finding and identifying the unknown man who is believed to be in his...

Friday, 13:14 in Art & Culture

Winners revealed for Harrogate Advertiser's Harlow Carr competition

Five lucky winners have been given a pair of tickets for FREE entry to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, following a Harrogate Advertiser competition. Celebrating the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsors M&G Investments offered 10 tickets to five...

Friday, 12:56 in Art & Culture

Bank Holiday weather: What to expect hour-by-hour in Yorkshire over the next three days

The second bank holiday of May is almost upon us, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey? In general, over Yorkshire and the Humber there will be rain, occasionally heavy pushing north, being drier in the south...

Friday, 11:49 in Art & Culture

Retro: Rain couldn't dampen the spirit of 3,000 Harrogate runners

Almost 3,000 women gathered at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground in May 2008, in a bid to help fight cancer. The Race for Life saw women of all ages from across the district join at the starting line of the 5km route, to raise money for Cancer...

Friday, 10:56 in Art & Culture

Police hunt Boroughbridge graffiti vandals

POLICE  have issued photographs of graffiti damage caused to bridges in Boroughbridge and are appealing for information to identify the vandals. Various scribbles and words, including offensive language, have been daubed over two bridges over the past...

Thursday, 21:56 in Art & Culture

Fab Harrogate leads way on plastic waste battle

When Bettys & Taylors bans plastic straws from all its café tea rooms, it’s obvious the times are, indeed, changing. Known for its tradition and high standards, this award-winning Harrogate company has also long been recognised for its ethical and...

Thursday, 18:09 in Art & Culture

'A sad day': Harrogate reacts to Norse closure:

It was obvious the shock announcement that one -of Harrogate's most creative and best-loved restaurants would lead to some sort of reaction but the sadness expressed online by many Harrogate food lovers has taken us by surprise. Although Norse...

Thursday, 16:35 in Art & Culture

New Harrogate Mayor is unveiled

There was pomp, there was circumstance but this year’s mayor making ceremony turned out to be a more relaxed occasion in Harrogate Borough Council’s new civic centre than at the Royal Hall. The ceremonial side saw a fond farewell to last year’s mayor...

Thursday, 15:45 in Art & Culture

9 things to do in Yorkshire over the May bank holiday weekend

The second bank holiday of the month is shortly upon us and with this comes the search for fun events and activities around Yorkshire. Yorkshire has a wide array of different events taking place throughout the region over the upcoming May bank holiday...

Thursday, 15:45 in Art & Culture

Deal struck to gain Devil’s Toenail

A deal has been struck to get wheels moving for a major cycling initiative. Wetherby Town Council has taken ownership of land known as the Devil’s Toenail, off Quarry Hill, so that it can be redeveloped by Wetherby Bike Trails and SingletrAction as a...

Thursday, 15:03 in Art & Culture

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