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Historic statue damaged in Knaresborough

Organisers are upset after a new statue of one of Yorkshire's most historic figures was damaged in Knaresborough only days after being installed. The beautiful ornate wooden had just been installed at Robert’s Cave on Abbey Road in Knaresborough as...

today, 10:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Report warns rural communities are ‘living on the edge’ in fear of crime

SUBSTANDARD countryside policing is deterring more and more rural businesses from reporting crime despite its growing financial impact and the enormous emotional strain it causes, a new report published today reveals. Rural communities are “living on...

today, 01:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Devastated victims of £10,000 Leeds house burglary release CCTV footage of suspect

THE victims of a £10,000 burglary have released CCTV footage and images of the raider who struck at their home in a north Leeds community which they say is a regular target for criminals. Georgina Adamson, 31, said a thief smashed his way into the...

yesterday, 16:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Reporting back - Life at Westminster with Andrew Jones

Alongside the heatwave the political temperature has been pretty hot too. Unsurprisingly, as we near our departure date from the European Union (EU), decisions have to be made. And equally unsurprisingly some people will be unhappy with those...

yesterday, 16:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

This assertively modern style reached its zenith in the 1930s

Art Deco. Ripon has one building that can claim the title – or rather, one façade. The former Palladium Cinema in Kirkgate has Art Deco characteristics. Its frontage is largely plain, except for the typical grooved and curved lintels over the...

yesterday, 16:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Senior Tory councillor Mike Jordan joins Yorkshire Party in protest at Government’s devolution stance

A senior Conservative councillor has quit and joined the Yorkshire Party in protest at Ministers’ handling of the ongoing devolution saga, The Yorkshire Post can reveal. Mike Jordan, who has served on Selby District Council since 2007, and on North...

Saturday, 07:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Watch: Harrogate's role in new Yorkshire Tea video using 5,000 biscuits as dominoes

A new video by Yorkshire Tea, featuring an 800ft domino trail made of 5,000 biscuits is storming social media, and it was all set in Harrogate! The staff at Yorkshire Tea know how to get our attention quicker than it takes a kettle to boil - so it...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dear Reader: Town centre changes needed + tricky art of sticking up posters

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers Shops and bars and restaurants and cafes come and go all the time – like most things. But the streets of Harrogate town centre do seem to have seen more goings than comings in recent...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Preview: Harrogate's brewery's open day tomorrow

Harrogate beer lovers have less than 24 hours to wait until award-winning Roosters' open day. The fourth such annual event will take place tomorrow, Saturday from noon to 5pm at the award-winning Knaresborough microbrewery on Grimbald Park off...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Students take next steps

Year 12 students at Rossett School have been inspired to consider life after sixth form. During Next Steps Week, pupils took part in a variety of activities focusing on university, employment and apprenticeships. Sixth formers joined in a series of...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’. What is ‘balconing’? ‘Balconing’ involves the act of jumping into into...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill. For the most part, getting sick on holiday is usually limited to a dodgy stomach bug, but in some cases this can be a lot more serious....

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Harrogate dad has raised £11,000 for charity since his double transplant operation

A Harrogate dad and double transplant recipient has joined the organ donation committee at Harrogate District Hospital following nearly a decade of charity of work. This July marks the nine year anniversary since Harrogate dad-of-two, Mark Smith,...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Dean’s Reflection with the Very Rev John Dobson

Why bother with Yorkshire? I would have thought the answer is obvious. Where would the country be without God’s own county? But, “Why bother with Yorkshire?” is the question being considered at Ripon Cathedral’s first Wilfrid Conversation this...

Friday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Harrogate Council rejects 'pessimism' on town centre closures

Harrogate is launching a new ‘indies’ campaign to promote its independent sector to counter challenging times for the retail sector and town centre shops. Visit Harrogate is working with local independent businesses on a new printed leaflet with...

Friday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

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