Ten ways in which Harrogate district is going 'Green'

Readers may have spotted the words ‘Zero Carbon Harrogate’ starting to pop up regularly at events across North Yorkshire. But what or who, does it refer to?
L-R: North Yorkshire County Council Public Rights of Way Officer, Mike Gurney, with Keith Wilkinson of Bilton Conservation Group at the new bridge over Bilton Beck

Crucial bridge linking Harrogate ringway now rebuilt

One of Harrogate's most popular walking trails has now re-opened to the public after a crucial linking bridge was washed away by floods last year.

Charges for green waste collection will be introduced in 2017

Pet shop owner fined over waste disposal shambles

A pet shop owner has been slapped with a fine after disposing of his business waste in a town hall’s bins.

The district has several gorgeous green spaces.

Parks across Harrogate district up for national award

Four of the Harrogate district's most luscious and scenic parks are in the running for a national award, and they need your help to win it.

Planning applications

Planning: Weekly list of applications received by Harrogate Borough Council

Applications received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending October 14.

The front of the Baths was to remain largely unchanged, except for the 'probable addition' of some decorative canopies.

#ThrowbackThursday: £9m Royal Baths leisure plan revealed

In 1997, the Harrogate Advertiser was a broadsheet newspaper which came out on a Friday.

Knaresborough Rail Station

Planning permission concerns for Knaresborough's historical rail station

Concern has been raised for the historical structure of Knaresborough station after it was noted that the works have not been approved with planning permission.

The Pinewoods in Harrogate.

Council responds on fears over new housing near Pinewoods

Concern that there will be more new housing in the Pinewoods area of Harrogate have been expressed after news that a long-standing, council-owned horticultural nursery may be sold.
SCRAPPED: Tesco has confirmed the much-debated store proposal will now not be built

BREAKING: Tesco scraps Harrogate superstore plans

In a shock reversal of policy, Harrogate will remain the only major postcode in Britain without a Tesco.

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Picture: Gary Longbottom

Northerners found to be the least grumpy about winter

It's official... Northerners have been found to be the least pessimistic bunch about the winters snowy settings, shorter days and freezing temperatures.
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Work taking place at Kex Gill earlier this year (s)

County council play down A59 Kex Gill fears after Blubberhouses landslip

The county council have dismissed fears that this morning's landslip on the A59 at Blubberhouses was connected to the Kex Gill problems experienced earlier this year.

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Members of Team Harrogate on judging day with RHS judges Nigel Bishop and Brendan Mowforth

Harrogate wins Britain in Bloom

Harrogate is celebrating a gold medal in the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom awards, a competition that the town has previously won 11 times.
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Hundreds of twitchers flock to Easington near Hull, to try and spot this rare Siberian accentor. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Video: Hundreds of bird watchers descend on Yorkshire village to see rare Siberian accentor

Hundreds of bird watchers have descended on an East Yorkshire village, after a rare species, never before seen on the British mainland, landed in a car park.

NYCC say it has invested in a fleet of new and modern gritters.

Council refuses to grit 'dangerous' Kirkgate in Knaresborough

A ‘dangerous’ and steep road will again be missed from the County Council’s list of routes to be gritted this winter, despite numerous complaints from the community.

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Bloom awards winners declared

Bloom awards winners declared

This year’s winners of Ripon in Bloom’s annual gardens competition were celebrated at a special awards ceremony in Ripon Town Hall recently.

Collingham has a history of flooding.

Environment agency starts work to protect Collingham from future flooding

Work has started to protect flood defences along the River Wharfe in Collingham, in a bid to stop a repeat of the devastating Christmas floods last year.

Stuart Minnikin, fly fishing guide with a wild brown trout caught in Eastburn Beck, a tributary of the Aire at Glusburn between Skipton and Keighley. The conservation body the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) has just done some river restoration work there in partnership with the Environment Agency to allow fly fishing back on the river. Picture Tony Johnson.

Can Yorkshire’s rivers pass a clean bill of health?

They may look idyllic, but with almost all of Yorkshire’s rivers failing to meet European water standards, Andrew Griffiths meets those trying to bring them back to health. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

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Pic: PA Photo

Major study examines antibiotics use in sheep sector

The rise in human resistance to antibiotics has prompted a major study to establish when and why sheep farmers use the drugs, in a bid to reduce dependency in agriculture.

A flock of Wensleydale sheep have been added to the farm at Bolton Percy, North Yorkshire operated by Harrison Spinks bed manufacturers.

Watchlist breed recruited for its wool by Yorkshire bed maker

A Yorkshire-based bed manufacturer has taken steps to promote a breed of sheep on the rare breeds watch list, by purchasing a flock on the eve of UK Wool Week.

Unhappy Friends of the Valley Gardens - Chairman of the Friend of The Valley Gardens Jane Blayney with other volunteers. (1609277AM1)

'Save Valley Gardens' plea as public meeting looms

Worried volunteers who look after the Valley Gardens are calling on the public to voice their feelings on the park's future.
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