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Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

Environment
More than 700 sheep were stolen in North Yorkshire last year.

Encouraging signs in battle against sheep thefts pushing North Yorkshire farms to the brink

The tide may be turning in the fight against sheep rustlers who threaten to destroy the livelihoods of struggling farmers, according to the latest North Yorkshire Police figures.

Business
The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

Dear Reader: New housing battle between town & country

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Opinion
Richard Thompson covering his planted organic potatoes with straw at York Grounds Farm. Picture by Gary Longbottom.

How one of Yorkshire’s first organic farms is shaping up for a post-Brexit world

With organic produce enjoying record supermarket sales, Sarah Freeman returns to one of Yorkshire’s first organic farms to find out how times have changed.

Environment
Government Inspector's decision - The Harrogate view at Howe Hill which might have been ruined by new housing.

Victory! Harrogate residents win housing battle in major ruling

Community groups are celebrating a ruling against new housing plans which may be of significance across the district.

News
Kevin will be lifting the lid on the secret world of giant veg growing

Harrogate Flower Show delves into stories of daring plant hunters

They fought off bands of marauding bandits, pirates, pestilence and dangerous terrain in tales that would put Indiana Jones to shame.

Environment
Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Disruption is easing after Storm Aileen struck Yorkshire overnight.
News

Video: Delve into the sewers of Harrogate - the blockage hotspot

As Harrogate continues to be a hotspot for blocked sewers, Yorkshire Water offered the Harrogate Advertiser an exclusive visit to one of the town’s problem areas, to uncover the some of the murky myths behind our wastewater system and find out exactly what we should and shouldn’t be flushing down the toilet...

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Drivers have been warned to stay away from a number of dangerous roads when Storm Aileen hits tonight.

Highways Agency reveals list of Yorkshire roads you should avoid during Storm Aileen

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major 'A roads' tonight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen strikes Yorkshire.

Environment

From Zen monks to ‘imprisoned’ contractors - the North Yorkshire village on fracking’s frontline

The long fight over fracking in North Yorkshire is about to increase in intensity, with test drilling due to start imminently. Chris Burn meets residents fearing the worst.

News
The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for high winds across Yorkshire.

Weather warning issued for Yorkshire as 75mph winds are expected to hit county

The Met Office has issued a warning for Yorkshire and Humber as high winds of up to 75mph are expected to hit the county on Tuesday evening.
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Steve Drew proudly shows off some produce he made earlier! Picture: Adrian Murray

How Harrogate's smallest vegetables are making some big progress

A man on a mission to find a home for his 'microgreens' business venture may have found just the ticket while helping a Harrogate charity too.

Business
Harrogate Town AFC fans could see some big changes at the CNG stadium.

Major plans revealed for Harrogate Town AFC's Wetherby Road stadium

Ambitious plans to improve the facilities at Harrogate Town AFC's CNG Stadium have been hailed as 'absolutely key' to the club's future success.

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Knaresborough during the Boxing Day Floods, 2015

Boxing Day floods: what has been done across Harrogate since?

Close to £400,000 has helped ensure the district is better protected against future flooding, following on from the Boxing Day floods of 2015.
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Battling to reduce traffic congestion - Coun Rebecca Burnett, right, pictured promoting Harrogate Council's Car Share scheme.

Harrogate Council: More housing vital to help district

Harrogate Borough Council has hit back as controversy heats up over plans for new housing across the district as part of its latest Local Plan.
Environment
Yorkshire bridge damaged in Boxing Day floods re-opens to unite villages

Yorkshire bridge damaged in Boxing Day floods re-opens to unite villages

A bridge which was severely damaged during the notorious floods of Boxing Day 2015 has finally re-opened to traffic.
News

Autumn starts with sunny weekend as we wave farewell to wet and warm Yorkshire summer

Our summer may be finished but Yorkshire's first weekend of autumn offers the prospect of some fine sunny weather.

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Autumn is coming... so here are some reasons to be cheerful. Picture: Tony Johnson.

All this talk of Autumn depressing you? Here’s 7 reasons to love it

There's a nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
Environment
Sophie Jacob with fellow local Hampsthwaite residents against a rash of new housing in the village. (1708213AM1)

Housing protests: Top cafe owner turns campaigner

There are some lovely fields near the cosy cafe which Sophie Jacob runs in the village of Hampsthwaite just four miles from Harrogate.
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The bronze seated statue of Mother Shipton will be unveiled on September 30. Picture: Mother Shipton Appeal Committee

Knaresborough set to unveil statue of town's icon - Mother Shipton

A £43,000 project to commemorate a historic Knaresborough ‘icon’ has come to fruition as the committee gets ready to reveal a new town centre statue.

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