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Company boss says billions could be generated by healthcare reform

Tens of thousands of new jobs could be created were the Government to reform the market for healthcare innovation and embrace digital health technologies, it has been claimed.

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Mumbler Ltd is owned by Harrogate mum of two Sally Haslewood, and has been her third baby since launching the website in November 2012.

From local website to a national franchise

What started out life as a Facebook group to help a mother-of-two meet other parents has evolved into a national business franchise.

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Police are urging drivers to avoid Harewood Bridge following reports of a collision. Picture: Google

Travel alert: Main road between Leeds and Harrogate blocked after collision

Drivers were urged to find alternative routes after a crash blocked the main road between Harrogate and Leeds.
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The Yorkshire Vet's Peter Wright and Julian Norton, who star in Yorkshire Vet at Countryside Live in Harrogate this weekend.

Record ticket sales for TV vets’ debut at Countryside Live

Countryside Live is expected to welcome a record number of visitors for the 15th annual autumn show staged by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, thanks to the excitement generated by the event’s headline TV stars.

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As part of the VAMOOZ project the bus company are examining the potential for expansion at Hornbeam Park

How you could help bring new bus services to Hornbeam Park

Transdev are calling on employees at Hornbeam Park to help determine what kind of new bus services could be introduced to the district.

Transport
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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Rudding Park

Yorkshire spa hotel named best in the UK

The Sunday Times has released its annual list of the best places to stay in the UK.

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Mark Robinson, founder and MD of Vantage Motor Group, with sixth-form students at King Jamess School in Knaresborough.

Girls urged to opt for motor trade career

Vantage Motor Group has teamed up with King James’s School in Knaresborough to encourage more young women to consider a career in the automotive sector.

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Murder on the Orient Express is on general release from November 3. (S)

Water firm sponsors major movie launch

Harrogate Water has announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox to sponsor the launch of the new movie adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by and starring Sir Kenneth Branagh.

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Man about the house: Skills learned at Googles Digital Garage in Leeds have helped Jonathon Blackburns business to flourish. 					PHOTO: Google

How ‘handy’ tips from an internet giant helped a Harrogate firm grow

A Harrogate-based handyman 
has turned his property maintenance business around after receiving free digital skills training from internet giant Google.

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Endoscopy Suite Manager, Lorraine Dyson shows where the new unit will stand this time next year. Picture: Adrian Murray

Construction starts on new £7 million Endoscopy Unit at Harrogate District Hospital

Work to deliver a brand new £7 million Endoscopy Suite at Harrogate District Hospital is now underway.

Health
Metal gas mains on Kings Road are due to be replaced from Monday, October 16. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

What roads are due to close as gas network upgrade is set for Harrogate

Drivers should plan ahead as road closures are due to take place when a £45,000 gas network upgrade begins in Harrogate.
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Banking boss says Yorkshire’s economy is strong enough to withstand any downturn

Banking boss says Yorkshire’s economy is strong enough to withstand any downturn

Yorkshire’s economy is sufficiently robust that it is well-placed to deal with any economic downturn that may follow Britain’s exit from the European Union, the boss of one of Britain’s biggest challenger banks has claimed.

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Buskers wanted for Harrogate Christmas Market

Amateur artistes and small ensembles are being invited to apply for a busking slot at this year’s Harrogate Christmas Market in the Montpellier Quarter from Thursday November 16 to Sunday November 19.

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'Irresponsible drivers' going through red lights at busy Knaresborough junction

'Irresponsible drivers' who are ignoring red lights on a 'daily' basis at a busy Knaresborough junction, have been slammed by a Town Councillor.
Transport
Huge increase in Yorkshire to London train services after timetable overhaul

Huge increase in Yorkshire to London train services after timetable overhaul

A dawn departure from York which allows business travellers to be in London before 7am and the biggest increase in Saturday services since 1990.

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Martin House chief executive Martin Warhurst flanked by Linley & Simpson directors Nick Simpson and Will Linley.

Estate agents dig deep 
for hospice garden

Children with life-limiting illnesses can now enjoy a wildlife garden at Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa, thanks to a partnership cultivated with staff from a Harrogate estate agency.

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The Rudding Park team celebrates the resorts double award success. (S)

Rudding Park wins two awards in a day

Rudding Park has kicked off the autumn awards season by bagging two in one day.

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Northern Rail

Reader offer: Unlimited rail travel for £10

Collect tokens in this week’s newspaper to enjoy unlimited rail travel to Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and more for just £10 per person (kids go half price).

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Lucas Jedrzejaks most recent project has seen him travel to over 30 countries covering the refugee crisis. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Digital Garage 
helps filmmaker boost audience

An independent film director who has travelled around the world documenting the refugee crisis is learning essential skills at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield to help raise further awareness of the cause.

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