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Harrogate mum who set up Secret Bakery is grateful for family support

The mum behind The Secret Bakery has been talking to the Harrogate Advertiser about the secret of her success and how much support she gets from her family. Liz Long's small micro-bakery has been causing a quiet sensation recently in Harrogate with its ‘

Friday, 16:38 in Art & Culture

Harrogate runner smashes record in 420km race!

A member of a Harrogate running club has demolished the record in Britain's most brutal race with a stunning performance over a 420km course. Carol Morgan of Nidd Valley Runners Club, completed the epic 420km-long course along the length of the Pennine W

Friday, 16:38 in Art & Culture

Estimated £200,000 to solve air pollution at Knaresborough's Bond End

Around £200,000 is currently in the funding pot to improve the air quality at Bond End in Knaresborough, as the county council consults with the public on what should be done. Residents and road-users have been asked to share their views on several ways

Friday, 16:27 in Art & Culture

Businessman to set out on icy solo trek

Knaresborough businessman Robert Kaiser is set for an extremely cold challenge for a charity that supports injured servicemen. The owner of PPSS Group, who lives in Ripon, will set off from Greenland on February 26 on his own solo and unsupported Winter

Friday, 16:27 in Art & Culture

Ellis cooks up a treat at Rotary comp

Five budding Young Chefs from Northallerton College, Boroughbridge High School and Breckenborough School near Thirsk recently took part in the national Rotary Young competition at Boroughbridge High School. The youngsters were asked to produce a two cour

Friday, 15:47 in Art & Culture

Group of men break into Harrogate primary school shed and vandalise playground

A group of men vandalised a Harrogate school playground after breaking into a shed on the property. The group of men broke into the shed at Grove Road Primary School before throwing powder paint around the playground. Police are now appealing for witness

Friday, 15:47 in Art & Culture

Famous North Yorkshire brewery unveils new beer for Six Nations rugby

North Yorkshire's Black Sheep Brewery is to launch its first seasonal ale of its 25th anniversary year - just in time to help rugby fans toast an exciting season of international rugby. Ram Tackle, a 4.1% ABV ruby ale with its ‘pack’ of eight different E

Friday, 14:54 in Art & Culture

RHS Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite

As a new year starts, it’s always a good time to take stock and celebrate the successes of the team at the garden. It’s wonderful to be able to report that 2016 was another record year for Harlow Carr. We welcomed more than 400,000 visitors to the garden

Friday, 13:25 in Art & Culture

Volunteers enjoy load of old garden rubbish

North Yorkshire Rotters, a group of volunteer composters who share their expertise with residents to help to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, are encouraging more people to join them. The volunteers, who are managed by North Yorkshire County

Friday, 11:35 in Art & Culture

Ripon church's positive news beats the January blues

To beat those dreaded January blues this morning, the Ripon Gazette is taking a look at the mood-lifting cheer of the Holy Trinity Church in the city, which has raised £3,500 for two special charity appeals. The church originally set themselves a £1,000

Friday, 11:30 in Art & Culture

The best performing schools across the Harrogate district at GCSE revealed

All secondary schools across the Harrogate district have successfully met the new national standards set out by Government. This is the first year that secondary schools are judged under new measures from the Government known as Attainment 8 and Progress

Friday, 11:30 in Art & Culture

Ripon MP welcomes lowest unemployment for over a decade

Ripon MP Julian Smith has welcomed the news that unemployment across the UK remains at its lowest rate for over a decade - down nearly 900,000 since 2010 according to the latest labour market figures, with 207,000 more people back in work in Yorkshire an

Friday, 10:48 in Art & Culture

Knaresborough addict jailed for drug dealing after police discover heroin at his flat

A former caretaker has been jailed after police discovered heroin and drug paraphernalia during a raid on his Knaresborough flat. Lee Mulvaney, 49, was arrested when police swooped on his flat in Knaresborough and discovered the Class A drug. They found

Friday, 10:22 in Art & Culture

Weekly list of planning applications - week ending January 13

Weekly list of planning applications received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending January 13. Harrogate Notification for prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to photographic studio, home office and domestic store (use class - C

Friday, 10:22 in Art & Culture

Yorkshire named as top dogging hotspot in the country

Yorkshire has beaten Lancashire and other counties nationwide - to the title of the best area to go dogging. Adult website Swinging Heaven has named Yorkshire as the top county for dogging in the UK. According to the site, Yorkshire has a massive 271 dog

Friday, 06:53 in Art & Culture

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