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Red Nose Day 2017: Are you doing something funny for money?

Friday is Red Nose Day, and we want to share your celebration! How will you be celebrating Red Nose Day for Comic Relief this year? Are you wearing fancy dress, or organising a Comic Relief event at your place of work, school, pub, village hall or club?

yesterday, 17:56 in Art & Culture

Harrogate District to see £670,000 for businesses which lost out in rates revaluation

Over £670,000 worth of funding could be available to businesses across the Harrogate District which have suffered at the hands of the recent rates revaluation. Small independent firms around the country lashed out at the recent revaluation of business ra

yesterday, 17:56 in Art & Culture

Tourism survey reveals Yorkshire's hidden gems

A survey commissioned to mark English Tourism Week has revealed Yorkshire's top 'hidden gems' for visitors. Pork Farms's study saw one local spot appear in the national top 10 - Little Switzerland near Pateley Bridge. Here are the other top Yorkshire att

yesterday, 16:35 in Art & Culture

Dear Reader: We need real affordable housing + my spell in A&E

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers This newspaper’s Facebook page gets a lot of posts but there’s one which has stuck with me for the last six months. It came from a reader expressing his bemusement at news that housing develo

yesterday, 16:20 in Art & Culture

Shocked small Harrogate shop set to pay more than Harrods!

The owner of a small independent Harrogate boutique is reeling from the shock news that she is paying higher rates of property tax than Harrods. Sophie Hartley of Sophie Likes boutique said she was horrified when she discovered her business rates on Beul

yesterday, 16:02 in Art & Culture

Eco message for new generation

Pupils from Western Primary School in Harrogate went to see Europe’s biggest carbon saving project as part of their science and environmental studies. The group of around 60 children, aged seven-nine, visited Drax Power Station, near Selby, which has upg

yesterday, 15:06 in Art & Culture

Mum launches firm for cardboard cribs

A Harrogate mum has launched a new business inspired by an initiative pioneered by the Finnish state almost 80 years ago. Toni Kitchen has spent the last year developing her Arvossa ‘baby box’ and having it safety-tested by specialists in Bradford. Made

yesterday, 14:26 in Art & Culture

Thirsty Planet reaches £2m clean water charity milestone

The Harrogate company behind charity spring water brand Thirsty Planet has announced a major milestone after raising £2m for clean water projects, helping some of the world’s poorest communities. Thirsty Planet was launched by Harrogate Water Brands – th

yesterday, 14:13 in Art & Culture

Exporters to be aided 
by China web expert

Sales and export directors in the region are being given a chance to sit next to a business specialist as he investigates their company’s export potential in China by negotiating the complex Chinese internet. The clinics, to be held at customers’ premise

yesterday, 14:13 in Art & Culture

Police evidence bid to press for tougher livestock attack laws

A thorough examination of the laws around livestock worrying has been launched by police in order to identify how farms can be better protected against dog attacks. An estimated 15,000 sheep alone were killed outright by dogs in 2016 and thousands more w

yesterday, 13:13 in Art & Culture

Cheers! Top international awards for Knaresborough micro-brewery

Fans of the legendary local beer Baby-Faced Assassin will be excited to hear that Knaresborough-based Rooster’s Brewing Co. has scooped three medals at the 2017 International Brewing Awards, which is dubbed ‘the Oscars of the brewing industry’. The award

yesterday, 12:36 in Art & Culture

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears. The Novelty Cat Legging, which was on sale in UK stores from November 8 2016 up to February 22 2017, was found to present a potential hazard during the company’s due-dil

yesterday, 11:46 in Art & Culture

The most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain’s daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed. Youngsters are risking their lives by torching the plastic bins n a bid to get high on the fumes, a waste management company

yesterday, 11:41 in Art & Culture

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever, costing £339. The new iPad features a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display and an Apple-designed A9 chip has 64‑bit desktop-class architecture which delivers fast processing and graphics performance for apps

yesterday, 11:24 in Art & Culture

Rescue mission after van becomes trapped in flood water

Firefighters have come to the aid of two people trapped inside their van in a flooded ford. The pair, who were travelling in a Transit van, entered the 'swift-flowing' ford on Firs Avenue in Ripon this morning. However, the passing point had become swoll

yesterday, 11:24 in Art & Culture

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