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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....

yesterday, 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,...

yesterday, 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...

yesterday, 17:09 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...

yesterday, 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...

yesterday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

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...

yesterday, 14:30 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...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

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...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

A tour on the Emerald Isle

Once a year the combined forces of several U3A groups go on holiday. This year Lesley Titchmarsh, who organises the holidays, chose to go to Ireland and what follows is Lesley’s account. “On Sunday June 10 2018, 45 members of Wetherby & District...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

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,...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

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 Yorkshire & Humber

Harrogate's Stray act will be lifted 'for the last time' to host world cycling event in 2019

A protected area of grassland surrounding historic Harrogate is set to be used to host one of the world's biggest cycle races in what is likely to be the last ever major event held on it. Why plans for 1990s relief road route near Knaresborough could...

Thursday, 14:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

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 Yorkshire & Humber

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 Yorkshire & Humber

The Visit Harrogate column with Richard Spencer

Cheese? In a cake? – Peter Kay’s famous joke could have been penned for Ripon! Have you heard of the Wilfra Cake or Tart? Old recipes state: “Apple cake without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.” As part of Yorkshire Day celebrations,...

Thursday, 12:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

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