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How you can join in with Harrogate doctor's 24 hour danceathon to help Felix

Many of us know Sarah Craven as a friendly and helpful doctor and partner at East Parade Surgery - but what patients might not know is she is about to take on the challenge of dancing continuously for 24 hours.

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Ripon's weekly market.

Calls for urgent action to stop falling numbers of traders at Ripon and Knaresborough's markets

Community leaders have called for action to rejuvenate Ripon and Knaresborough’s weekly markets, reacting to the latest figures which show a decline in the number of traders

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Staff and volunteers from partners of the Sporting Memories Network at Harrogate Town's grounds.

Sporting memories group at Harrogate Town awarded £25,000 in funding

A sporting memories group hosted at Harrogate Town AFC has been given a funding boost of £25,000 over three years.
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Matt Pargeter with supporters of his week-long drumming challenge. Picture: Adrian Murray.

Matt finishes extraordinary 170 hour drumming challenge for charity at Harrogate's Victoria Shopping Centre

What an extraordinary week it has been for Matt Pargeter - who, despite his drumming kit cutting out and other minor hiccups, managed to drum for 170 hours at the Victoria Shopping Centre to raise close to £4,000 for three Harrogate charities.

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Dane Mercer with his mum Pamela.

Harrogate bricklayer wins £63,000 to treat his biggest betting sceptic to a bungalow - his mum!

For years Harrogate bricklayer Dane Mercer, 55, has enjoyed an almost daily flutter on the horses or football - much to the disapproval of his 79-year-old mum Pamela, but in a huge turn of events he has won £63,000 to treat his biggest sceptic to a bungalow.
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Lily Worth. Picture: Paul Oldham.

Why Ripon could be climbing the charts with a Christmas single this year

Every year we eagerly wait to find out who's claimed that coveted Christmas number one spot, and this year we think the people of Ripon deserve to take the charts by storm with their mass city-wide cover of the Wizzard classic, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.

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The fundraising team at St Wilfrid's community centre.

Huge lottery fund boost to Ripon community centre

A lottery grant of more than £84,000 has been awarded to Ripon's St Wilfrid's Community Centre, in a culmination of years of hard work and dedication from volunteers across the city.

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Darley Community Primary school bought the adrenaline as soon as the law came into force.

Harrogate primary school buys adrenaline to save children's lives following a major change in law

A Harrogate primary school has bought spare adrenaline auto-injectors for emergencies to save the lives of children with life-threatening allergies, following a change in the law and updated guidance from the Department of Health.
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Ruts left by lorries at Starbeck's Belmont Field after the fair. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes).

Work starts to repair damage to Starbeck field after fun fair rumpus

Could this finally be the end of a rollercoaster month for Starbeck residents?

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Owner of Baltzersen's cafe, director of Norse restaurant, and indies campaigner, Paul Rawlinson.

Harrogate district's independent businesses given £10,000 boost to take on retail giants

Independent businesses have been given a cash boost by Harrogate Council to help them compete and encourage people to buy local.

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