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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, 16:19 in Art & Culture
 

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 Art & Culture
 

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 Art & Culture
 

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 Art & Culture
 

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 Art & Culture
 

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 Art & Culture
 

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect? There are numerous home remedies which all claim to be the best way to cure nettle stings,...

Friday, 14:30 in Art & Culture
 

Pupils honoured at Speech Day

Harrogate’s Ashville College has honoured the success of its pupils at its annual Speech Day. Held at the town’s Convention Centre, speeches were delivered by Andrew Jones MP, Headmaster Richard Marshall, Chairman of Governors Peter Whiteley and the...

Friday, 14:30 in Art & Culture
 

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 Art & Culture
 

Today: Rock music festival starts in North Yorkshire

One of the UK's best music festivals starts today in North Yorkshire. Deer Shed Festival has gone from strength to strength since it was first launched almost a decade ago. This year's family-friendly event boasts a fab set of big name headliners from...

Friday, 14:30 in Art & Culture
 

New dedicated area for children will make Harrogate's A&E department 'less scary'

The first-ever dedicated Children's Waiting Area in the Emergency Department of Harrogate District Hospital has been opened. Funding from NHS England has seen the creation of a new 'rapid assessment' room which will stream critically-ill patients into...

Friday, 14:30 in Art & Culture
 

Caving expert jailed decades after sex abuse of teenage boys in Yorkshire Dales

An 84-year-old cave rescue expert who sexually abused teenage boys at Yorkshire Dales walking spots decades ago has been jailed. Brian Boardman, from Giggleswick, near Settle, was sentenced to three years in prison at Bradford Crown Court today,...

Thursday, 18:59 in Art & Culture
 

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey? Here’s the weather forecast for Yorkshire over the next three days. In general, temperatures will still be warm, reaching peaks of around 24C, with it also feeling quite...

Thursday, 16:54 in Art & Culture
 

Mum wins fight for daughter’s education

A Boston Spa mum has won the right for her special needs daughter to continue with post-16 education for a full five days. Leeds City Council has accepted that it has a duty to fund a full five day programme for 15-year-old Francesca Adam-Smith, who...

Thursday, 14:18 in Art & Culture
 

Price promise as owner of new Harrogate restaurant reveals plans for The Cat's Pyjamas

The owner of a new Indian street food restaurant set to open in Harrogate has issued a price promise to her future customers. Historic Harrogate shop to close Alison White, owner of The Cat’s Pyjamas restaurant chain revealed this week how she was set...

Thursday, 14:18 in Art & Culture
 
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