Quartet return for Ripon City derby

Ripon City will be buoyed by the return of four key players when rivals Boroughbridge arrive for the West Riding County Cup third round (1pm).

York City's Tom Allan

Harrogate Town loan York City defender Tom Allan

Harrogate Town have brought in York City defender Tom Allan on a month’s loan to ease their defensive problems.

Henry Moore's Upright Motives at Yorkshire Sculpture Park Photo Jonty Wilde.

WIN: Yorkshire Sculpture Park prizes to celebrate its 40th anniversary

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), an open-air gallery showcasing world famous art by the likes of Henry Moore, is 40-years old and to celebrate we have prizes to be won.

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The former Ripon Choir School site at Whitcliffe Lane.

The Ripon City Plan column

So now we know. Harrogate Borough Council’s Planning Committee has approved 117 new homes at the former Choir School site at Whitcliffe Lane. The immediate reaction on social media was along the lines of “if Harrogate Borough Council are ignoring the Ripon City Plan now, what chance is there that they’ll take it seriously once it’s approved?” In lots of ways this frustration is quite understandable, so let’s set the matter straight.

Buttresses at Ripon Cathedral suggest a fortification. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Here’s a challenge for you. Imagine that you were to write a book about buildings in Britain, and that part of the text was to include examples of important buildings from each county. But there is only space for only eight or nine buildings.

Walking ideas to get out and about

Walking ideas to get out and about

Local walking scheme the Hambleton Strollers has put together a booklet with a number of different walks to try in and around Northallerton.


VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: World's 'oldest fish supper' revealed at Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire exhibition in Barnsley

The world's oldest fish supper - believed to be 3,500 years old - has gone on display in the heartland of fish and chips as part of a new Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire exhibition in Barnsley.

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Illustrated plans for Rudgate Village

White Paper questions housing numbers

A Wetherby and senior Tory councillor has claimed that the leadership of Labour-run Leeds City Council ignored warnings from the opposition about an “inflated” 70,000 homes target.

Harrogate RUFC's Noel Minikin looks for a way through the Hull defence. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate stung by late score in home defeat to Hull

Despite holding the lead for long periods of their National Three North contest with Hull, Harrogate RUFC suffered a controversial defeat after conceding a late try.

Joe Leesley silences the York City support after opening the scoring at the CNG Stadium. Picture: Town Pix

Leaders Town take local bragging rights after City success

Harrogate Town remain top of National League North courtesy of a derby day victory over local rivals York City.

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1501 Light Engine test run Bridgnorth - Kidderminster passing Bewdley 05 Sep 2012

Full steam ahead for fun weekend

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is the perfect destination as it hosts its Annual Steam Gala from Friday September 29 to Sunday October 1.

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There are three walks per week with walks that take around 30 to 40 minutes

One step closer to a healthier lifestyle

In an effort to get more people out walking, Age UK launched its Walking for Health scheme. As part of this initiative, a walking group called the Staying Steady Strollers was set up.

Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver. Picture: Town Pix

Town ready for historic derby

Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver says his players can’t wait for Saturday’s historic derby clash with North Yorkshire rivals York City.

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Knaresborough Town manager Paul Stansfield. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

Vase test a ‘free hit’ for Knaresborough

Knaresborough Town boss Paul Stansfield says the pressure is off his players ahead of Saturday’s FA Vase trip to Jarrow Roofing.

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Cancer victim turns home purple for cash

Cancer victim turns home purple for cash

The colour puple was the fashionable shade at a fundraising party helpd by a Tadcaster woman last weekend.

Comic book fest fun on the pages

Comic book fest fun on the pages

The UK’s largest comic book festival, Thought Bubble brings some of the biggest global names in comic art to Leeds this week, until Sunday.

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Reece Dinsdale is marking his return to the West Yorkshire Playhouse stage.

Reece Dinsdale takes on the lead role in a new version of an Ibsen classic

The greatest compliment I can pay Reece Dinsdale is that I reckon you could easily walk past him in the street and miss him,

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Victorian Christmas traditions

Harewood House is pleased to announce a special five-week Christmas season, A Victorian Christmas, which will see the house and grounds open during the festive period for the first time in five years, writes Alexis Guntrip of Harewood.

Schools given £4m facelift by county council

Schools given £4m facelift by county council

North Yorkshire’s school year has got off to a sparkling start after an extensive £4m programme of school maintenance and improvement works during the summer across the county.


Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

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