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Pupils’ top designs on 21st birthday celebrations

Pupils’ top designs on 21st birthday celebrations

The Pavilions of Harrogate are celebrating their 21st birthday and ran a competition for local students asking for designs for a card to mark the occasion. The winner was Olivia Hawksworth in 8S at St Aidan’s. The judges were also so impressed with...

47 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
The City Matters column with Alan Weston

The City Matters column with Alan Weston

Although it is only October you may have noticed that some of the Christmas Lights have been put up around the city centre already. This is earlier than normal, but is a result of changing contractors, and being able to make savings on the costs of...

today, 14:11 in Art & Culture
 
Meet the inspirational Harrogate teacher defying her terminal diagnosis

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teacher defying her terminal diagnosis

Former Harrogate teacher, Dr Barbara Hibbert is defying the odds. Last October she was given six months to live, but one year on and she’s still working with some of the UK’s most challenging schools, volunteering with various organisations and...

today, 13:21 in Art & Culture
 
Julian Smith MP column

Julian Smith MP column

Last week I met with local representatives of the hospitality industry, a sector vital to the economy of our area and the country as a whole. It is the UK’s sixth largest contributor to export earnings and the fourth largest employer - 4.6 million...

today, 13:05 in Art & Culture
 
Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Motorists in Yorkshire are being warned to take extra care this morning as the region is covered in a blanket of fog. The Met Office has issued a warning which covers the whole of the county... here is what we know.

today, 12:55 in Art & Culture
 
Man dies on Harrogate railway line after being hit by train

Man dies on Harrogate railway line after being hit by train

A man has died after being hit by a train in Harrogate, but police say they are not treating his death as suspicious. The British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were called to Harrogate station "following reports of a person being struck by...

today, 10:53 in Art & Culture
 
Railway line re-opened in Harrogate after emergency incident on tracks

Railway line re-opened in Harrogate after emergency incident on tracks

Fire crews, ambulance staff and several police cars were seen dealing with an incident by the railway line in Harrogate last night (October 18). At around 10pm police and fire crews were seen on Skipton Road and a train heading to Leeds had been...

today, 10:25 in Art & Culture
 
Housing controversy: Harrogate council may face legal challenge

Housing controversy: Harrogate council may face legal challenge

Housing development plans for the whole Harrogate district may face a legal challenge from residents. Hampsthwaite Action Group say they disagree not only with plans which they say will swamp their village but with Harrogate Borough Council's whole...

today, 09:36 in Art & Culture
 
Arrests made during 'day of action' to tackle crime rise in Harrogate

Arrests made during 'day of action' to tackle crime rise in Harrogate

Police have responded to a rise in crime and anti-social behaviour in the Harrogate district with a "day of action". Officers, PCSOs and volunteers from the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Firearms Support Unit and the Dogs Section worked...

yesterday, 17:14 in Art & Culture
 
Diamond wedding

Diamond wedding

Give and take is the recipe for a happy marriage for Boston Spa couple Janet and Brian Coleman who next week mark their Diamond Wedding. The couple grew up in the village but started seeing each other before Brian went off to do his National Service....

yesterday, 17:14 in Art & Culture
 
Ripon Races hit top spot with award shortlist

Ripon Races hit top spot with award shortlist

It’s an exciting time at Ripon Racecourse as they have been named as a Finalist for the prestigious Showcase & Awards, hosted by the Racecourse Association (RCA). The Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses that annually...

yesterday, 17:14 in Art & Culture
 
Hundreds of modern slavery victims in North Yorkshire alone

Hundreds of modern slavery victims in North Yorkshire alone

A new scheme has been set up to help local businesses and public service workers recognise the signs of modern slavery in rural Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Police, working in partnership with major statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations...

yesterday, 16:26 in Art & Culture
 
Missing man Richard Taylor’s truck clues

Missing man Richard Taylor’s truck clues

Police searching for missing Richard Taylor say witnesses who saw his vehicle in the days before it was found may hold vital clues to the investigation. The 30-year-old’s parents reported him missing at 6pm on Thursday October 12 after he failed to...

yesterday, 13:52 in Art & Culture
 
Sailing into the off season in style

Sailing into the off season in style

Ripon Sailing Club’s youth and junior section marked the end of their sailing season in style with a massive turnout for improvers and a fun session, followed by a party and prize giving. During the day 48 youth and junior members took to the water to...

yesterday, 13:52 in Art & Culture
 
Thousands of people to head to Great Yorkshire Showground for The Yorkshire Vet live this weekend

Thousands of people to head to Great Yorkshire Showground for The Yorkshire Vet live this weekend

Record numbers of tickets have been snapped up ahead of a live event featuring The Yorkshire Vet this weekend. The Yorkshire Vet and Countryside Live event takes place at Harrogate's Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday and Sunday. And today...

yesterday, 13:00 in Art & Culture
 
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