Revealed: Harrogate Christmas shop window winners for 2016

Businesses across our district have once again pulled out all the stops to make sure our high streets look incredible at Christmas, and, after much consideration, results of the annual Christmas Shop Window Competition are in!
Caroline Bayliss  with Mike Newby and Hannah Park of Manna Bakery.

It has to be Harrogate - love our indies at Christmas

Caroline Bayliss, chairman of Visit Harrogate, shines a light on the town's independent shops and cafes.

The campaign looks to improve safety for cyclists on the roads.

Should drivers give way to cyclists when turning left?

Fresh calls have been made for changes to the Highway Code which could improve the safety for cyclists at road junctions.

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Warning over speeding ticket email scam

Warning over speeding ticket email scam

Action Fraud have received thousands of reports about the emails, which have been sent by cyber criminals to victims .

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Harrogate traffic

Harrogate Relief Road Steering Group member raises air pollution concerns

A member of the Harrogate Relief Road Steering Group has raised concerns that any new infrastructure could lead to increased amounts of air pollution.

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Lee Hurst and Lynne Bowman of Harrogate Wealth Management. (S)

New independent wealth management boutique launches

There’s a new name in Harrogate’s financial services sector, following the launch of a boutique wealth management firm.

Heck Sausages is based at Kirklington, north of Ripon.

Sausage firm fastest grower in Yorkshire

A sausage company based near Ripon has been named as the fourth fastest-growing private company in the UK.

Sally Clark, Marie Walsh and Laura Clapton of Leeds law firm Consilia Legal, which has announced plans to open a new office in Harrogate dedicated to family law mediation. (S)

Two Leeds law firms open in Harrogate

Harrogate’s legal community has just got bigger with the arrival of two firms from Leeds.

Joseph Ferraro, who has two salons in Harrogate, has been crowned North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards in London.

Hairdresser among UK’s best

A Harrogate hairdresser has been named North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards in London.

Aldi is looking to recruit 38 more staff members in Harrogate, Thirsk and Ripon.

Aldi to recruit dozens more staff across area

Aldi has said it needs to recruit dozens of new employees for its stores across the area due to continued expansion.

A new railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is among the proposals outlined today by Leeds city council. Picture: Tony Johnson

Leeds Bradford Airport railway station in £270m transport plan

Landmark plans to build a new station serving Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed as part of a £270m transport investment by city leaders.

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Pictured from left, Tour Director Christian Prudhomme, MP Nigel Adams and Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire were met at Tadcaster bridge by school children from all three primary schools in the town.

Eyes of the cycling world on Tadcaster

It was summed up pretty well by Sir Gary Verity who said on Friday: "2017 will be Tadcaster’s year!"

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Pictured: The Christmas critter - find him in Knaresborough independent businesses throughout December and take a selfie with him for a chance to win. 
Credit: Hannah Gostlow

Christmas cheer supports Knaresborough's local businesses

A unique take on the Christmas advent calendar is being used to spread festive cheer and promote local shops and businesses in Knaresborough this year.

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Map of potential Harrogate Relief Road routes

Harrogate Relief Road: Everything you need to know

Anyone who lives in, visits or merely drives through Harrogate on a regular basis needs no reminding of the town’s ever increasing problems with traffic.
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How Stean Gorge is set for expansion

Cash boost for How Stean Gorge expansion plans

A large-scale expansion of How Stean Gorge has moved a step forward, after the popular attraction received a £66,000 EU grant to be put towards the work.

Aerial view of Flaxby

Skelwith Leisure hit with £70m claims after failed bit to transform Flaxby Golf Course

The firm behind a failed bid to transform Flaxby Golf Course into an entirely new town is facing almost £70m in claims from its creditors.

A Fattorini The Jeweller in Harrogate is celebrating 185 years, by getting a brown plaque to commemorate the occasion. Pictured Anthony Tindall, owner and descendant of the original founder of the business. 30th November 2016. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Fattorini the jewel in town’s crown for 185 years

A historic jeweller established 185 years ago by an Italian immigrant has been commemorated in Harrogate with a special brown plaque.

Sophie Hartley of Sophie Likes

Harrogate Advertiser urges town to 'Love our Indies' this Christmas

Harrogate at Christmas is a wonderful place to be but its our town’s fantastic independent shops, restaurants and bars which really make it magical.

Brian Moses of The Book Stall at Harrogate railway station collects his Newsagent of the Year Award at the NFRN Awards 2016 in London from (left) Jim Fox, associate director of public affairs for Coca Cola European Partners which sponsored this category on the left and (right) Nick Ferrari, radio presenter, who hosted the awards.

Double success for town’s news retailers

Two news retailers from Harrogate have found themselves making headlines after winning at the prestigious 2016 NFRN Awards, organised by the National Federation of Regional Newsagents.

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Tim and Jo Naughton (far left) with their team at Lights 4 Fun. (1611144AM1)

Winning Teams: Lights4fun

This week’s Winning Teams has a festive feel to it, thanks to Lights4fun, which is Europe’s leading online retailer of fairy lights.

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