Timber firm invests £1m in new facility

A local wood merchant is gearing for gearing for growth following a £1m investment in its premises and machinery.

Suzie Poole has developed Pots2Go on Montpellier Hill in Harrogate into a thriving company with six employees. (S)

Pottery café owner hangs up paintbrush

The owner of a café and pott-ery painting shop in Harrogate is handing over the reins after five years growing the business.

A number of small businesses and farms based near Thorner have enlisted the help of a local B2B telecoms provider to build their own private pure fibre network after suffering from slow connections.

Rural businesses at Thorner dig their way to ultra-fast internet

Small businesses and farms based near Thorner have banded together to build their own private pure fibre network after suffering from slow internet connections.

Belzona employee Marina Silva volunteering with the 1% Club. (S)

Employees give time back to community

A multinational company based in Harrogate is celebrating the successful first year of its employee volunteering scheme.

Christine Ryder who is hosting the farm breakfasts at her home, Scaife Hall Farm in Blubberhouses later this month.  Picture: Simon Hulme

Farmhouse breakfasts support rural housing charity

The Deputy Mayor of Harrogate and a team of cooks are preparing to host breakfast for more than 100 people at her farmhouse in order to raise money for charity.

Ros Tolcher, Chief Executive of Harrogate District Foundation Trust.

NHS Chiefs congratulate Harrogate hospital staff for hard work under 'great pressure'

Staff at Harrogate District Foundation Trust have been commended in writing by NHS chiefs for maintaining standards of care under immense pressure recently.

Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

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The foggy conditions are expected to get worse this evening.

Traffic and weather: Delays across a foggy Harrogate district

Motorists have been warned to expect delays as roadworks begin for several weeks in Harrogate town centre.

The junction where Westgate meets Bank Street in Wetherby. Picture: Google Maps

Traders appeal it's business as usual for Wetherby despite gas works

Traders in Wetherby have insisted that it is business as usual for the town, despite ongoing gas works.

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP

Harrogate MP secures £5.1m boost to improve county's roads

Harrogate and Knaresborough's MP has welcomed a £5.1 million funding boost to keep roads across the county well maintained and safe.

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The junction where Masham Close meets Wetherby Road. Picture: Google Maps

Harrogate junction to be changed after residents raise safety concerns

Motorists will be stopped from queue jumping on Wetherby Road leading up to the Woodlands junction after residents on Masham Close have raised safety concerns.

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Snow fell in our district overnight

Weather latest: Ice warning in place for Harrogate district

A Met office warning for ice has been issued for Harrogate.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

Peter with his wife Pauline (s)

Touching Transdev tribute to Harrogate bus driver who died at Christmas

Transdev have paid a unique tribute to one its much-loved Harrogate employees by naming a bus in his honour.
Matthew Mackaness, Rudding Park Spa Director shares the latest plans with members of the team. Picture: Rudding Park

50 jobs generated at Rudding Park's £9.5m luxury spa in Harrogate

An award-winning Harrogate hotel has announced that 50 new job opportunities have been created as it looks towards opening a new £9.5 million luxury spa this May.

Sandra Doherty with Kim Wardman of Crimple Hall. Picture: Adrian Murray (1701102AM1)

It has to be Harrogate: Thinking indie when adding to your home

Shining a light on the town’s independent shops and cafes with Sandra Doherty, CEO, Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce

Centrepoint helps 9,000 young people every year. (S)

Chartered surveyor backs youth homeless charity

A Harrogate chartered surveyor’s firm is making use of its expertise in the housing market to help people who have no home.

Marc Squires and Kevin Masheder, employees at Harrogate-based specialist signs and visual communications firm Signarama, have bought the Harrogate franchise.

Staff become bosses by buying business

Two young employees at a specialist sign centre in Harrogate are celebrating after becoming the bosses.

Two Harrogate accountancy firms join forces in merger: John Campbell, managing director of DSC (centre) with DSC directors  John Garbutt and Graham French and David Fisher and Alistair Wilkinson, previously of Fisher Wilkinson.

Accountancy firms join forces in merger

A Harrogate accountancy firm has completed two mergers as it pushes ahead with plans to expand the business.

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