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Mental health work wins top award for nurse

A school nurse has won a prestigious national award for her work in supporting young deaf people’s mental health. Kate Adams of St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf in Boston Spa, scooped the Outstanding Impact category at the recent National...

today, 09:00 in Art & Culture

Concert set to mark end of World War One

Ripon Choral Society is preparing for a special concert to commemorate the end of World War One. Teaming up for the first time with the Chapel Choir of Harrogate Ladies’ College, the choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s monumental War Requiem on...

yesterday, 18:58 in Art & Culture

Villagers use FOI against Harrogate council in housing battle

Villagers campaigning against a rash of new housing say an FOI request they made shows Harrogate Borough Council's fears that opposing planning applications would lead to ruinously expensive appeals is unfounded. Hampsthwaite Action Group has been...

yesterday, 16:40 in Art & Culture

Driver 'narrowly missed' 65mph train as he ignored Knaresborough level crossing signs

A man who narrowly missed a train travelling at 65mph after ignoring signs at a level crossing near Knaresborough train station has been handed a fine. Steven Morris, aged 27 and of Fell Brow, Longridge, appeared before West Yorkshire Magistrates’...

yesterday, 16:24 in Art & Culture

Harrogate's Sir Robert Ogden Centre makes appeal to find families who have been touched by cancer

Families whose lives have been touched by the work of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan centre in Harrogate have been encouraged to help mark its fifth anniversary. The state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre at the grounds of Harrogate District...

yesterday, 15:57 in Art & Culture

Harrogate Lib Dem backs shops campaign

Support is flooding in for The Harrogate Advertiser’s Love Your High Street campaign, including from a leading Liberal Democrat.. Following the launch of the campaign last week, our drive to support local shops with our profile pieces in the run up to...

yesterday, 15:50 in Art & Culture

MP makes a stand on housing plans

Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke has taken the battle against a “shambolic” planning decision on the controversial Stockeld development to the Government. Following the U-turn made by Harrogate Borough Council in granting permission for the outline plans...

yesterday, 15:46 in Art & Culture

Harrogate brain tumour charity will take to the streets to raise funds in memory of Chris

A Harrogate charity committed to fighting brain tumours are holding a street collection to raise funds as part of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week. T The week runs from October 20 - 28 and registered charity ‘Fighting Ependymoma’ will be out...

yesterday, 15:46 in Art & Culture

Nellie’s tree crowned England’s finest

Welcome To Yorkshire is urging people to vote a local tree as the UK’s most loved. Nellie’s tree, at Parlington near Aberford, was crowned the best tree in England by the Woodland Trust last week after a public vote to be in with a chance of the UK...

yesterday, 15:34 in Art & Culture

Pupils inspired to help hospice

TWO inspirational Ripon Grammar students have encouraged their whole school to get behind a huge fundraising drive for the local hospice which cared for their fathers before they died. Louise Taylor’s father Chris, 54, a builder, and Grace Withyman’s...

yesterday, 15:17 in Art & Culture

Brexit rumpus: Farage faces protests in Harrogate

Protests are expected in Harrogate as leading Brexiteer Nigel Farage arrives for a 'Save Brexit Rally'. His appearance tomorrow afternoon, Saturday in an event organised by the Leave Means Leave campaign, comes on the same day as local anti-Brexit...

yesterday, 13:12 in Art & Culture

£75m Harrogate plan delays: No work yet at Crescent Gardens

It’s now been more than 18 months since Harrogate property developer Adam Thorpe unveiled his controversial £75 million plans to transform Crescent Gardens but no work has yet begun at Harrogate Borough Council’s former headquarters. At the time that...

yesterday, 11:31 in Art & Culture

Vandals wreck precious Stray bench

Residents were treated to a sad sight in Harrogate as a new spate of vandalism broke out after a troubled few months. The new attack involves unknown vandals wrecking a traditional bench on Montpellier Hill on West Park Stray not far from Bettys. And...

yesterday, 10:12 in Art & Culture

Treasured Wetherby store to close ending four generations

A long-established Wetherby shop is to close it has been announced today. Family run Townsend Fine Jewellers will mark the end of an era with a closing down sale at the Cross Street store, starting at 10am on Saturday October 27. Nigel Townsend said:...

yesterday, 10:12 in Art & Culture

Yule love Jennyruth charity’s festive fair at St Peter’s church

Workers at a Ripon charity are getting in the festive mood for Christmas. The team at Jennyruth Workshops is busy designing, making and decorating hundreds of craft items ready for one of the charity’s first Yuletide events. The team will be holding a...

yesterday, 07:49 in Art & Culture

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