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Royal Mail to open nine Christmas parcel centres creating thousands of jobs

Royal Mail is to open nine temporary parcel centres across the UK - employing 3,300 workers across the sites.

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Blind artist Holly Holder.

Blind Harrogate artist Holly shines in debut exhibition

Most people would be unable to tell inspirational Harrogate artist Holly Holder is blind - and certainly not if they actually saw her work.

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Harrogate Soroptimists 83rd Annual Dinner at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate

Harrogate District Hospital

Could you be a governor for the Harrogate and District NHS Trust?

Nominations have now been opened for the public to elect a council of governors who will represent the healthcare interests of the people in the Harrogate district and beyond.

Cost of living - fuel prices on the increase

Cost of living - fuel prices on the increase

More bad news for motorists as the cost of fuel rose again last week, with unleaded petrol now at 115.2 pence per litre. This is 1.5 pence per litre more than the previous week, similar to the 1.4p rise the previous week.

Protecting the Valley Gardens from damage - The Friends of Valley Gardens.

Clash of opinions at Valley Gardens open meeting

Different points of view over the future of the Valley Gardens were raised in at a packed open meeting in Harrogate.

Sir Gary Verity unveils the host towns for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire at the Welcome to Yorkshire offices in Leeds. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Tour de Yorkshire: Venues announced for Britain’s top cycling event

The host towns and cities for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled.

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Millions of Brits risking home security

Millions of Brits risking home security

Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found.

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L-R: Head Of Midwifery at Harrogate and District Foundation Trust Sara Keogh, RCM Learning Representative Jessica Lowe, and Chief Executive of HDFT, Ros Tolcher

Harrogate Hospital promises to protect its midwives

Midwives at Harrogate Hospital have been promised a 'compassionate and positive' working environment thanks to a national campaign to protect NHS maternity staff.

The peloton of the Tour de Yorkshire make their way through the crowds on the Cow and Calf in Ilkley on Stage 3. TJ100823i Picture by Tony Johnson

Harrogate confirmed as host or finish town for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate will be treated to more world-class cycling in 2017 after the town was included in next year's Tour de Yorkshire route.
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Pokemon Go announce Hallowe’en-themed update for this week

Pokemon Go announce Hallowe’en-themed update for this week

The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Hallowe’en-themed special features.

The airbag is now on sale in the UK.

VIDEO: Check out the world’s first airbag for cyclists

A Swedish firm has designed the world’s first airbag for cyclists.

Harrogate school children planting trees in Nidderdale as part of Harrogate Rotary Club's environment scheme.

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?

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St John Fisher Catholic High School award winners.

Scottish football legend at school presentation event

Brackenfield School pupils with their pumpkins.

Pumpkin contest sees pupils create eerie-sistable work

Brackenfield School held its annual pumpkin competition last Friday.

Doreen Hodgson, mother of Amy Hodgson, the owner of The Old Ticket Office Cafe at Knaresborough Railway Station. (1610174AM1)

Nightmare time for Knaresborough cafe 'let down by system'

The tenant-owners of The Old Ticket Office cafe at Knaresborough Railway Station say they are determined to survive what has been a nightmare two years for them.

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David and Gareth Atkinson

Award-winning Yorkshire Meatball Company announce closure of its Harrogate restaurant

The award-winning Yorkshire Meatball Company has announced the closure of its Harrogate restaurant just one month after launching their recipes in national supermarkets.

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Highfield Prep School drama award winners

Perfect scores for young pupils

Children from Highfield Prep School celebrated outstanding speech and drama exam success, including a perfect score for two pupils.

Eating and not paying for supermarket fruit is among the micro-crimes committed by three in four of Brits.

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal.

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Picture posed by models

Babies should share bedroom with parents - but in their own bed

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.

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