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Cross country entries flood in

Skelton Newby Hall CE Primary School recently hosted its annual Newby Hall Cross Country event for 400 local primary children. Overall winners were Fountains Primary School, with Bishop Monkton Primary in second place and Kirkby Malzeard in third. Harrog

today, 15:30 in Art & Culture

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

We all know about ‘Location, Location, Location’ – not just from the television programme of that name but also from the thought behind the mantra. When buying a house we nearly always look first at the area where we want to be before we start to look at

today, 15:30 in Art & Culture

Dear Reader: Hiding from heatwave + annoying rail station barriers

The weekend’s heatwave was perfect weather for lying on the beach in the south of France or Bridlington, even. Perhaps it’s my Scottish roots and my pasty-faced skin but, being in Harrogate, I spent as much time as possible doing things indoors in the sh

yesterday, 15:19 in Art & Culture

Linton Bridge reopening delays

Linton Bridge is set to reopen in September - 21 months after it was closed because of flood damage in December 2015. Leeds City Council said that piling problems have caused delays in the multi-million pound project to reinstate the Grade II listed link

yesterday, 09:29 in Art & Culture

Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons celebrate anniversaries with flower power

Harrogate and Ripon Freemasons have turned to flower power to help celebrate key milestones in the fraternity’s history. The three floral displays, located on Harrogate’s Montpellier Hill, within the Valley Gardens and in Ripon’s Spa Gardens, have been c

Friday, 16:09 in Art & Culture

Ingleton collision leave three women seriously injured

Three women were seriously injured in a collision in Ingleton. The two-vehicle collision occurred on the A65, near the Moorgarth Farm Campsite, at about 3.30pm on Wednesday. Police are now appealing for information. A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson

Friday, 15:57 in Art & Culture

Slipper day to boost learning

Boys and girls at Highfield Prep School welcomed a day of shoeless learning recently when they wore slippers at school. Children were encouraged to wear casual footwear in class following a recent report which has shown that wearing slippers can have a p

Friday, 15:15 in Art & Culture

Harrogate fashionista & blogger join forces to back charity

A Harrogate children’s charity is to benefit from a coming together of two independent local fashion businesses. Sara Shaw from Harrogate’s womenswear store Violet and Lucy Playford, blogger at, have come together to create bespoke, lim

Friday, 15:07 in Art & Culture

Knaresborough teenager shines on BBC TV’s singing show

Millions of TV viewers saw a Knaresborough-based teenage singer on Saturday night’s big new show on the BBC. In front of judges including Gareth Malone and Will Young, Becky Bowe emerged triumphant in Pitch Battle as a member of the Contemporary Pop Choi

Friday, 15:07 in Art & Culture

Independent festival to return to Harrogate's Valley Gardens

The chief organiser behind Happygate Festival at the Valley Gardens has been speaking about why he believes the event is so important for the town. When volunteers from various grassroots groups launched this free one-day arts and music festival for the

Friday, 14:54 in Art & Culture

A 24-hour success: How Ripon and the Harrogate district responded to an urgent fundraising appeal...

A therapist from Ripon has said a "massive heartfelt thank you" to everyone who has helped to raise over £400 for an urgent fundraising campaign supporting therapy sessions for Grenfell Tower victims, families and emergency services. Lesley...

Friday, 14:49 in Art & Culture

Harrogate's musical talent remembers town musician at charity gig

The life of a well-known Harrogate musician will be remembered by singers, bands and other artists from across the town at a charity gig this July. Harrogate musician and Darley man, Bob Bajic, died aged 64 from pancreatic cancer in February this year. B

Friday, 13:52 in Art & Culture

Young woman from Harrogate in hospital after Land Rover smash near Ripon

Two people were injured after a Land Rover Discovery came off the road and smashed into a telegraph pole in North Yorkshire. The incident happened at about 3.45pm yesterday on a stretch of the A61 near South Stainley, between Harrogate and Ripon. North Y

Friday, 13:52 in Art & Culture

Ripon and Harrogate volunteers join Mind branches from across the country to run for mental health awareness

A relentless determination to raise awareness of mental health has inspired Mind volunteers from Ripon and Harrogate to run the Bamburgh 10k with representatives of the charity from across the country, all matching each other in their tireless dedication

Friday, 12:37 in Art & Culture

Nidderdale shone when it hosted Yorkshire 100km walk

Nidderdale shone in all its glory last weekend when it hosted the Yorkshire 100 kilometre walk. The 63 mile walk was based at Darley Memorial Hall, and nearly 200 intrepid adventurers from all over the country convened on Darley to start their momentous

Friday, 12:06 in Art & Culture

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