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The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

There are two distinct ways of looking at any place – from hamlet to mega-city – when deciding on its future. We can look back, or we can plan for the future. In looking back, we celebrate the past and the forces that worked on the settlement to shape it

today, 15:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Geo Cash hi-tech treasure hunt to return

Ten years after its inception in Harrogate Geocaching UK Mega Event is heading back to the area organisers announced. The week-long event will be held at Newby Hall, near Ripon, on August 4 2018 and is expected to attract about 3,000 people and boost the

Friday, 15:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire cricketer visits

Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom visited pupils at Fountains CE Primary School as they prepare for their annual fundraising challenge. The Fountains 10k aims to raise £10,000 for new IT equipment at the school in Grantley, Ripon. And the funds will enable a new

Friday, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

TAKE A LOOK: Harrogate's Rudding Park enters TripAdvisor's Top 16 hotels worldwide

This month, Harrogate’s award winning luxury hotel, Rudding Park, celebrated another international accolade as it was inducted into TripAdvisor’s World Hall of Fame for the Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards. Staking a claim in the top 10 hotels in the UK f

Friday, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Yorkshire’s Guardians of the Galaxy rebuild half-tonne telescope at nature reserve

Yorkshire astronomy enthusiasts have stars in their eyes after an amazing project to dismantle a half-tonne telescope, transport it 200 miles and rebuild it on a nature reserve. Chris Burn reports. It has been a four year labour of love. But now the star

Friday, 14:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

TV exposure! The awkward moment Sheffield boxing hero Johnny Nelson’s pants burst

Johnny Nelson is a big guy. The 6ft 3ins former boxer ruled as world champion from 1999-2005. These days, he shares his knowledge of the ring as a pundit on Sky TV boxing shows. But the Sheffield fight expert - who turned 50 years old last month - shared

Friday, 12:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

School’s bid to help sick children

Pupils, staff and parents at a Harrogate prep school have launched a major fundraising campaign to help improve the lives of children in hospital. Co-educational school Belmont Grosvenor is working with Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity to raise m

Friday, 11:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Slideshow: Property of the Week

A Dales barn conversion, a unique family home and a period town house are among the featured homes for sale in this week’s Harrogate Advertiser series property guide. Manor Farm, Thorner Lane, Scarcroft is a superbly located and unique detached family ho

Friday, 10:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

New bus route at hospital

New bus routes aimed at children have hit the road in Harrogate District Hospital’s outpatients department to make waiting for appointments more fun. A series of brightly-coloured bus stops can now be found across the department, linked by graphics of bu

Friday, 10:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

Planning applications received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending February 17

Harrogate Side and rear extensions to include loft conversion and hip to gable conversion (revised scheme) at 61 Wetherby Road, Harrogate for J Maclean. Variation of conditions two (drawings), four (sections of eaves and verges),six (external lighting) a

Friday, 09:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Transport Talk column with Don MacKenzie

At its meeting last week, North Yorkshire County Council agreed its budget for 2017/18. Since 2011, like other county councils in England, the county will have experienced a reduction in spending power of £169 million by 2020, equivalent to a fall of 34

Friday, 07:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man destroyed sign at Harrogate Police Station: Latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on February 8: Ben Hall, 29, of Gain Lane, Bradford, was fined £100 for possession of cannabis in Gale Lane, Harrogate. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85. Magistr

Thursday, 16:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Harrogate man fraudulently blew nearly £10,000 in mother's care home funds

A son of a Harrogate woman was told he will 'probably never see his mother again' after blowing nearly £10,000 which was meant to pay for her care-home fees. Peter Richardson, 43, set out on the betrayal after being handed power of attorney over his moth

Thursday, 12:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

What’s On around Harrogate: Your listings guide for the week ahead

Here’s a round-up of events taking place around the Harrogate District over the next seven days. Thursday Harrogate Thursday karaoke from 9pm at Hales Bar, Harrogate. Christie’s Bar Quiz, Harrogate, from 8.30pm. £1 entry. Banff Mountain film festival wor

Thursday, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Major film talent agency seeks extras from Leeds to appear in Yorkshire-made period drama

A talent agency which provides extras for blockbuster films is holding auditions in Leeds. 2020 Casting have supplied supporting artists to Hollywood hits such as Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, World War Z, X-Men: First Class, Gladiator, Shakespeare in

Thursday, 10:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

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