How to recover after being made redundant

There’s no dressing it up, redundancy is difficult to deal with. It’s a bitter blow to your self-esteem, your finances, and often your health.

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The team behind the re-branding,  L to R: Graham Holman, senior sales manager; Kirsten Rolph, catering manager; Roxanna Malik, assistant event manager; Brian Dobson, head of sales and events; Amanda Haywood-Poole, design manager at Extreme Creations and Simon Kent, director of Harrogate Convention Centre, far right.

Laying the foundations of the future

A new name and re-branding has been announced for Harrogate International Centre (HIC Yorkshire) as part of a decade -long plan to lay foundations for its future.

Ellis Hall from CNG Renewables meets with Elliott Turnbull, CEO of The Works to review plans for the Eco-School.

CNG goes green with educational project

A Harrogate commercial gas supplier has made its first move into renewable energy by supporting an innovative 
education project in Leeds.

David Steca with staff members  Georgie Garner and Suzan Al Ibrahim toast the opening of Steca No 6 in Harrogate.

Shop to be cut above for male grooming

A Harrogate businessman has unveiled his latest venture, which he hopes will tap into the growing market for male grooming.

Crescent Gardens

Crescent Gardens set to become apartments and art gallery as Harrogate Council reveal buyer

Crescent Gardens is set to be transformed into apartments, shops, a restaurant and an art gallery after Harrogate Borough Council confirmed the sale of their offices today (March 28).
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The receipt which was issued by Weetons staff this morning. Picture: Steve Dempster

UPDATE: Weetons apologise to customer called 'weird freak' by staff at Harrogate cafe

The father of a young baby has branded the customer service at a Harrogate cafe as 'disgraceful' after his wife asked for a smaller portion to feed their child.
Millions of energy customers could roll back bills to 2008 prices

Millions of energy customers could roll back bills to 2008 prices

Millions of Big Six energy customers are still overpaying for their energy but could get their prices back to 2008 rates according to the latest research from consumer watchdog Which?.

Want to talk about trains for a living?

Want to talk about trains for a living?

Want to talk about trains all day - and get paid for it?
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Refunds and free travel for disgruntled Leeds bus passengers

Refunds and free travel for disgruntled Leeds bus passengers

Dissatisfied bus passengers will be able to claim free travel vouchers and taxi journeys if they are unhappy with their local services after a huge shake-up of the Leeds network.

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Coun Don Mackenzie

Transport Talk with Coun Don Mackenzie

I met recently with Harrogate Chamber’s influential Traffic and Transport Forum, whose members include key users of our local highways like bus operators, taxi and courier companies, and which is chaired by former Chamber Chief Executive, Brian Dunsby.

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Hackney Carriage fares could rise by 2.5 percent

Taxi fares could rise in Harrogate, passenger woe or a fair standard of living?

Residents can have their say on proposals to raise Hackney Carriage taxi fares after the council’s cabinet member for safer communities supported the recommendations.
Pictured are Specsavers' Dachshunds  Crufts contestants Amiety and Daisy in the official Red Nose Day glasses. Specsavers in Wetherby has raised 300 this year for Comic Relief.

Red Nose Day 2017: Are you doing something funny for money?

Friday is Red Nose Day, and we want to share your celebration!

Your chance to win a 100 voucher to spend at Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors

Reader offer: WIN £100 to spend at Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors

The Harrogate Advertiser Series has teamed up with high street retailers the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors to offer five lucky readers a £100 voucher to spend in store.

Win afternoon tea with fizz at the West Park Hotel, Harrogate.

Reader offer: WIN afternoon tea for four at Harrogate's West Park Hotel

All mothers are special but does your mum deserve an extra surprise for Mother’s Day this year?

NatWest branch in Knaresborough. Picture: Google Maps

NatWest branches in Knaresborough and Tadcaster to close before year ends

Knaresborough and Tadcaster will be among the areas hit as more than 150 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches are set to close, with hundreds of job losses.

Mum-of-two Toni Kitchen has launched Arvossa, a firm that makes cardboard cribs filled with useful baby items.

Mum launches firm for cardboard cribs

A Harrogate mum has launched a new business inspired by an initiative pioneered by the Finnish state almost 80 years ago.

Harrogate Water managing director James Cain OBE.

Thirsty Planet reaches £2m clean water charity milestone

The Harrogate company behind charity spring water brand Thirsty Planet has announced a major milestone after raising £2m for clean water projects, helping some of the world’s poorest communities.

Chamber Internationals China affairs associate, Matthew Grandage, holds one of his one-to- one clinics, helping a business to negotiate the complexities of the Chinese web to understand its market potential.

Exporters to be aided 
by China web expert

Sales and export directors in the region are being given a chance to sit next to a business specialist as he investigates their company’s export potential in China by negotiating the complex Chinese internet.

At least 15,000 sheep were killed in dog attacks last year, report Sheepwatch UK.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Police evidence bid to press for tougher livestock attack laws

A thorough examination of the laws around livestock worrying has been launched by police in order to identify how farms can be better protected against dog attacks.

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