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Harrogate told: 'Don't be scared of major cycling event'

A Harrogate business leader is urging the town not to be scared of the opportunities up for grabs when it hosts the biggest international event in its history. As Harrogate gets to grips with the concept of welcoming the world’s greatest cyclists for...

Ripon Gazette, Thursday, 10:47
 

Why cycle path has become "Harrogate's Brexit"

Progress on plans for a new cycle path labelled “Harrogate’s version of Brexit” has been described as disappointing by residents groups. As the deadline for public comments ends on Friday, February 15, worries are mounting over the scale and...

Ripon Gazette, Thursday, 10:22
 

Are you using your vote? Ripon City Plan referendum day arrives

Well, today's the day - the day that Ripon residents vote to have their say on whether they support the city's neighbourhood plan. If more than 50 per cent of the Ripon residents who vote, vote in favour of the plan, it will be formally adopted and...

Ripon Gazette, Thursday, 09:58
 

Thousands raised in walk for murdered travel agent

A charity walk in memory of a former Alnwick woman who was brutally murdered as she served customers in a travel agents has raised more than £4,000. The family of Cassie Hayes paid the emotional tribute to their ‘beautiful girl’ with the six-mile...

Northumberland Gazette, Thursday, 09:54
 

Calls to improve crime rate

Calls are being made to increase police numbers and provide better CCTV in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the Wetherby area. Ward councillors this week outlined their strategy in response to concerns voiced by residents, particularly...

Ripon Gazette, Thursday, 09:44
 

Retail expert warns town centres must adapt during visit to Alnwick

Retail expert Bill Grimsey has warned that the traditional high street as we know it will disappear in just a few years. He was speaking at a meeting of Alnwick Town Council’s business forum at which he forecast that retail will decline at the expense...

Northumberland Gazette, Thursday, 09:44
 
Yesterday: First look at 6,000-extra Danny Boyle film

Yesterday: First look at 6,000-extra Danny Boyle film

The first look at a new Richard Curtis film featuring more than 6,000 extras has been revealed in a trailer. Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle, held an open casting call for a crowd scene held on Gorleston beach, Norfolk. Experts believe its high...

BBC, Thursday, 09:23
 
Our lost world in watercolours – the paintings that documented Earth

Our lost world in watercolours – the paintings that documented Earth

Hot in the footsteps of Art UK’s ambitious attempt to document every publicly owned artwork in Britain on a single website, a new online project has launched to repeat the project for the world’s watercolours – in particular those that, accidentally...

Guardian, Thursday, 08:37
 

Woman grabbed and pushed on Harrogate woodland bridge

A woman was grabbed from behind and pushed on a woodland footbridge in Harrogate. North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information about the assault close to Oakdale Place, near to The David Lloyd Leisure centre, at 11.15pm on February 8. A woman...

Ripon Gazette, Thursday, 08:26
 

Plans to breathe new life into former Alnwick bar

A former Alnwick nightspot could be reopened after six years and connected to the successful bar next door. Oscars, in Narrowgate, closed in 2013, after part of the gable-end wall collapsed into Bow Alley following a night of heavy rain. But now,...

Northumberland Gazette, Thursday, 08:10
 

Crossing borders with your dog after Brexit

If I am staying in pet friendly accommodation in the Republic of Ireland after Brexit will I still be able to take my dog across the border from Northern Ireland? A. The answer to this all depends on whether we leave the EU with or without a deal and...

Ripon Gazette, 14 February 2019
 

Crossing borders with your dog after Brexit

If I am staying in pet friendly accommodation in the Republic of Ireland after Brexit will I still be able to take my dog across the border from Northern Ireland? A. The answer to this all depends on whether we leave the EU with or without a deal and...

Northumberland Gazette, 14 February 2019
 
A winter's tale for Alaska's Shakespeare fans

A winter's tale for Alaska's Shakespeare fans

Reading Shakespeare plays around the clock is one way to make Alaska's long and dark winters fly past, writes James Bartlett. There's two foot of snow outside and it's barely 15 degrees, but Carey Seward dismisses any talk of the cold - she's only got...

BBC, 13 February 2019
 

Last-minute fireworks as budget gets thumbs up from Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council has voted overwhelmingly to adopt its proposed 2019/20 budget for the upcoming financial year, despite some last-minute fireworks across the chamber. Campaign to save future of threatened Harrogate school steps up another...

Ripon Gazette, 13 February 2019
 

Can you help find Carol? Police appeal to trace woman missing since Monday

Police have appealed for help to find a woman who has gone missing from her home in Seaham. Carol Door was last seen on Monday morning, leaving her home in Frank Avenue. It is thought the 42-year-old could have travelled to the Northumberland area....

Northumberland Gazette, 13 February 2019
 


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