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BREAKING: Yorkshire's Wentworth Woodhouse stately home saved with £7m sale to trust

Yorkshire's Wentworth Woodhouse stately home has been saved with a £7m sale to a fundraising trust which plans to refurbish it into one of the region's top tourist attractions. It is estimated around £42 million of repairs will be needed over the next 15

yesterday, 16:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Author passes on top tips to Ashville College pupils

A well-known children’s author and blogger has been coaching pupils from a Harrogate school in the art of penning a best-selling short story. Ruth Eastham, whose fifth book is to be published later this year, spent the day at Ashville College leading wri

yesterday, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Runners scoop top trophy for second year in a row

A team of cross country runners from Belmont Grosvenor are celebrating after retaining the top trophy at a prestigious inter-schools sporting event. Pupils from the Harrogate prep school were crowned champions for the second year running at the 18th Annu

yesterday, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Customer called 'weird freak' by staff at Harrogate cafe demands apology

The father of a young baby has demanded answers over the 'disgraceful' customer service his wife received in a popular Harrogate cafe when asking for a smaller portion. Steve Dempster took to Facebook and Twitter to show people a message reading 'small e

yesterday, 13:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Cloudy skies bring an end to our all-too-brief sunny spell

THE gloriously sunny weekend weather is expected to make way for chillier, cloudy skies this week as a more unsettled period comes in from the Atantic. Here is our weather package with news from the Met office and coverage from Sky News, The BBC and the

yesterday, 13:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Refunds and free travel for disgruntled bus passengers

Dissatisfied bus passengers will be able to claim free travel vouchers and taxi journeys if they are unhappy with their local services after a huge shake-up of the Leeds network. Three of the region's operators - First, Transdev and Arriva - have teamed

yesterday, 10:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

School of the Week: St Cuthbert’s Primary School, Pateley Bridge

St Cuthbert’s C of E Primary School, Pateley Bridge has a reputation for high academic standards whilst creating a wealth of opportunities for its pupils. Our provision for both music and sport sets the school apart with all children in key stage two lea

yesterday, 09:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

When Ripon’s Hornblower steps on to the Market Square at 9pm each evening he is undertaking a role that goes back for centuries. For much of that time he was playing an important role in modern communications – in Ripon’s case, announcing that the watch

Sunday, 16:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour. Here is what we know about these events this evening.

Saturday, 20:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Choir hits right notes at UK final

Harrogate Ladies’ College Chapel Choir beat off stiff competition when they were announced as Runners Up in the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition. Held at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the hotly contested final featured choirs from all over the

Saturday, 15:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Temperatures could rival Tenerife as spring nudges winter out of the way

Temperatures could rival those of Tenerife this weekend as the cold snap gives way to warmer, sunnier weather across Yorkshire this weekend. Here is our weather package with news from the Met office and coverage from Sky News, The BBC and the Press Assoc

Friday, 14:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Karen completes charity challenge to swim length of English Channel in Harrogate!

Karen McMillan Jones, a 55-year-old breast cancer patient from Harrogate has finished her challenge to swim the length of the English Channel for charity. Karen covered 1,804 lengths in Nuffield Health Centre’s 20 metre pool raising £1,200 for Yorkshire

Friday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Watch: Drugs raid and police crackdown sees four arrested across Harrogate

Two men in their 20s have been arrested and released on bail following a drugs raid on a Harrogate flat as part of a county-wide police operation. Operation Target was rolled out across North Yorkshire for one week to crackdown on crimes related to vulne

Friday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Prince’s Trust team smashes target

Enterprising pupils have smashed their own fundraising target with a host of money-making ideas to help other young people into jobs, education and training. The Prince’s Trust team at Ripon Grammar School have raised more than £1,100 since September sel

Friday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Ofsted: Inspiring Tadcaster school earn high praise

A success driven Tadcaster school has received a glowing assessment from Ofsted inspectors for its determination for pupils to succeed. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School retained a ‘good’ rating after inspectors visited the school on Tuesday, January 1

Friday, 13:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

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