Harrogate businessman takes battle with NatWest bank to London

A Harrogate businessman whose bank continually denied him a face-to-face meeting with a business manager has taken his fight to the company’s London headquarters.

Jet2 is based in Leeds. set to create 1,000 jobs

Low-cost airline has announced a major recruitment drive to hire 1,000 new pilots, cabin crew and engineers, with 135 of these to be created at Leeds Bradford Airport.

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Owner of Harrogate Fine Wine Company Andy Langshaw outside the new premises. (1608082AM1)

Harrogate Fine Wine Company set to expand into Montpellier Quarter

One of Harrogate’s long-established Independent companies is set to expand by moving to a new premises in the Montpellier Quarter.

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An on-street parking machine in Harrogate.

‘They didn’t listen’: Councillors push through Sunday parking charges in Harrogate

COUNCILLORS were accused today of ignoring the wishes of residents, as they pushed through controversial Sunday parking charges in Harrogate, following a year of fierce debate.

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Boulby Mine near Staithes

140 more jobs to go at Boulby - but owners say site is safe for another 40 years

ANOTHER 140 jobs are to be lost at the country’s only potash mine, in the North York Moors National Park.

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The Tour de France passes the spotty house in Knaresborough

For sale: House we all went dotty over during Tour de France

When Yorkshire decided to decorate for Le Grand Depart, it went all out with bunting, bikes and yarn bombing in a spectacular and as yet unrivalled bid to welcome the Tour de France to God’s own county.

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Peter Jesper

Business as usual for Harrogate shops despite Brexit slump fears

Business rates, footfall and Internet shopping are the biggest challenges facing Harrogate’s high street rather than a ‘post-Brexit slump’, according to an independent retailer.

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For sale signs in Harrogate

Estate agent signals positive outlook for post-Brexit Harrogate housing market

Property prices and demand for housing in Harrogate “remains very strong” in the wake of the country’s Brexit vote, according to estate agent Myrings.

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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears

Harrogate Aldi turns gold to celebrate Jack Laugher's Olympic heroics

Olympic hero Jack Laugher will now have his very own golden checkout at Aldi's Harrogate store to match his Rio Gold Medal.

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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears.

Golden boy Jack Laugher to have 36 bus named in his honour after Olympic heroics

Ripon's Olympic diving hero Jack Laugher will be honoured for clinching his first gold medal in Rio by having a bus named after him.
The Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Nick Brown, welcomes the taxi initiative set up at the West Park Hotel by Provenance Inns director, Michael Ibbotson.

Taxi! Harrogate hotel offers to foot taxi bill for diners to crackdown on drink driving

A Harrogate hotel is offering to pay the taxi fare for diners as part of a new initiative to tackle drink driving.

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Tea Buyer Henry Boocock, sampling some of the teas.
Picture: James Hardisty.

Wanted: Trainee to travel the world and drink tea

IT’S a job many would die for: travelling the world working at the top of your game - and drinking as much tea as you could dream of.

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The Little White Bus makes its way through Upper Wensleydale

The last bus: Dales folk who can’t even get to Bradford and back on the same day

AS little as three years ago Carleton near Skipton enjoyed buses running to town into the early evening and even at weekends.

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The cost of concessionary fares in Yorkshire

Exclusive: Councils spend £100m to make one in three Yorkshire bus trips free

Nearly a third of all bus journeys taken in Yorkshire are free concessions at a cost of £100m to the public purse, an investigation by The Yorkshire Post has revealed.

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VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: Hens lay £50,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Hens at Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs have laid £50,000 for charity.
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Mary Portas

Retail expert Mary Portas upbeat over Harrogate town centre future

A Harrogate business owner has called on Harrogate Borough Council to work more closely with independents and support them in their fight to survive.

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Revolucion De Cuba

Revolucion de Cuba to open on former Rehab site in Harrogate

Revolucion de Cuba is set to open on the former site of Rehab on Parliament Street in October.

Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

A top advertising creative has hailed the importance of local media, saying its trusted relationship with the communities it serves and its ability to get tangible results puts it in a unique position.

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An artists impression of the proposed business park off Beckwith Head Road. P: Beckwith Knowle Developments Ltd.

Plans for £16m Harrogate mental health unit given green light

Plans to build a multi-million mental health facility on the western side of Harrogate have been given approval by the Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) planning committee.

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Representatives from North Yorkshire County Council, Harrogate Borough Council and Harrogate Chamber of Commerce join Richard Allan, Northern, Andrew Jones MP and Lisa McGuinness, Network Rail in opening Harrogate's new facilities.

Harrogate train station's £1 million facelift unveiled

More than £1 million worth of improvements have been completed at Harrogate Railway Station including a waiting room with sofas and a heated platform shelter - complete free Wi-Fi, power sockets and USB charging points.

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