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Appeal launched to restore treasured beauty spot in Ripon

An appeal backed by the Ripon Gazette has been launched to protect and restore one of the city’s most treasured beauty spots.
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A still from a video released by NASA which shows two neutron stars destroying each other.

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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Harrogate MP secures £5.1m boost to improve county's roads

Harrogate and Knaresborough's MP has welcomed a £5.1 million funding boost to keep roads across the county well maintained and safe.

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High Bond End will be closed as part of the works and temporary traffic lights will be placed along Coverdale Drive. Picture: Google maps

Road closures for Knaresborough in £60,000 gas mains project

Residents and road users are set for delays and diversions in Knaresborough as part of a £60,000 project to replace a section of the town's gas mains network.
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The junction where Masham Close meets Wetherby Road. Picture: Google Maps

Harrogate junction to be changed after residents raise safety concerns

Motorists will be stopped from queue jumping on Wetherby Road leading up to the Woodlands junction after residents on Masham Close have raised safety concerns.

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Tadcaster bridge is nearing completion but bad winter weather this week could mean more set backs. Picture: NYCC

Weather forecast sparks warning delay for Tadcaster bridge

Excited and expectant residents in Tadcaster have been warned that the winter weather could further delay the finishing date for the town's flood damaged bridge.

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The site has been vacant for some time since the Post Office, Boots pharmacy and Co-op closed on the site on Chain Lane.

Uncertainty over future of Knaresborough Chain Lane former Co-operative site

Company heads at Lidl have said they are committed to delivering a new store in Knaresborough after their application to build on Chain Lane was refused.

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Parish council hit out at "reckless" plans to overhaul Flaxby in Draft Local Plan

Flaxby Parish Council have hit out at "fundamentally flawed" proposals to overhaul the village in the Draft Local Plan.

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Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Friday the 13th will be the coldest day of winter so far - with the entire country expected to be blanketed in up to four inches or 10 centimetres of snow.

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Plans to build storage site for 50 tonnes of explosives in Great Ouseburn sparks concerns

An application to build a storage site for explosives and ammonium nitrate in Great Ouseburn has sparked concerns among local residents.

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A public consultation will be launched later this month.

Public consultation launched over air pollution at Knaresborough's Bond End

Concerned residents who have called for action on the air pollution at Bond End in Knaresborough have been encouraged to have their say over what should be done.

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The Tadcaster Bridge reconstruction is set to be finished by January 27. Picture: Gary Longbottom

Celebrations set for Tadcaster's grand re-opening

The people of Tadcaster are set for celebrations only a month into the New Year as the town marks the re-opening of the flood damaged bridge which has separated them for over a year.

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The junction where Westgate meets Bank Street in Wetherby. Picture: Google Maps

Wetherby town centre road closures in £150,000 gas mains plan

A major £150,000 project to replace part of Wetherby's gas distribution network will see town centre road closures for several weeks in the New Year.

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A Ryanair plane arriving at Leeds Bradford Airport from Poland makes its way onto the runway in high winds as Storm Barbara hits the UK.

Calm before the squall as Britain braces itself for Storm Barbara

Yorkshire is bracing itself for the force of Storm Barbara which is to bring blustering gales and heavy rain to the region today.

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70mph Storm Barbara to hit Yorkshire as Christmas break begins

YORKSHIRE will be battered by Storm Barbara just as the Christmas weekend begins, forecasters said today.

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The junction where Station Parade meets Station Bridge and Albert Street. The town centre road network will be disrupted for several weeks while the gas mains are replaced.
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Road closures in Harrogate town centre for £80,000 gas network replacement

A major £80,000 project to replace part of Harrogate's gas distribution network will mean town centre road closures for around seven weeks.

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Residents of Badger Hill retirement park are furious at the decision. Picture: Adrian Murray

Residents' fury over threat to Knaresborough tourism

The residents of a tranquil and secure retirement park in Knaresborough claim a planning decision  has threatened not only their community but the town’s tourism economy as well.
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National newspapers are reporting that Storm Barbara could bring severe weather this winter - but the Met Office aren't as sure about the forecast.

Is Yorkshire set for another stormy Christmas?

Yorkshire could be hit by another storm this Christmas, according to national reports.

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The traditional image of the Star of Bethlehem

Why you might actually see a Star of Bethlehem over Yorkshire this Christmas

THE NIGHT skies over Yorkshire this Christmas could produce a phenomenon similar to the Star of Bethlehem, an astrologer has said.

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Fly tipping in Harrogate

No prosecutions or fines issued despite 38% rise in fly tipping across Harrogate

No prosecutions or fines were issued for fly tipping across the Harrogate district this year despite there being 425 recorded instances.

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