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Early stages of relief fund for businesses hardest hit by rates change approved

The early stages of a scheme to direct funding towards businesses hardest hit by changes in business rates has been given the seal of approval by Harrogate Borough Council.

Day of fun at Ripon Cathedral

Crafts and trails at Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral is offering an opportunity for children to craft, explore and learn, whilst adults can enjoy a cuppa’ in historic surroundings.

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Clearing is the annual process that matches students without places.

A-levels 2017: Universities scramble to attract students searching for a course

Tens of thousands of last-minute degree places could be available tomorrow, as universities scramble to attract students still searching for a course.

PETER BEAGRIE: Witnesses say he punched woman with fist after drinking in Harrogate.

Former footballer Beagrie spared prison after punching girlfriend in row

A FORMER PREMIER League footballer has avoided prison after being found guilty of punching his girlfriend in a drunken rage.

Another superhuman effort from the Starbeck community. Picture: Adrian Murray.

A Starbeck triumph: Community spirit shines as Britain in Bloom judges visit

Starbeck’s extraordinary community spirit was on full show when the Britain in Bloom judges visited.
Cars have been left with notices by North Yorkshire Police. Picture: David Simister

Boys, aged 14 and 17, arrested after eight parked cars damaged in Harrogate

Two boys, aged 14 and 17, were arrested in the early hours of this morning after eight cars were left damaged today, (August 16).

Police and fire crews both attended the scene on Wedderburn Drive this morning.

Suspected stolen vehicle catches fire as man and woman seen fleeing crash scene in Harrogate

Police were called to reports of a collision on Wedderburn Drive in Harrogate at 7.10am today (August 16).

Dale Plant. Picture: North Yorkshire Police

Harrogate man jailed for aggravated burglary in Knaresborough

A 31-year-old man from Harrogate has been sentenced to prison for more than two years following the aggravated burglary of a riverside cottage in Knaresborough.

PC Smith of Harrogate Police tweeted about the incident, where a man racially abused and assaulted him before resisting arrest.

Man charged after racially abusing Harrogate police officer

A 22-year-old man from Harrogate has been charged after racially abusing and assaulting a police officer, leaving him with a 'few bruises'.

Police are investigating criminal damage in Harrogate.

Criminal damage cases reported in Harrogate

North Yorkshire Police is investigating two incidents of criminal damage in Harrogate.

Concerned resident Clare McCormack outside the disputed Harrogate building - Victoria Park House. (17080774AM2)

Harrogate's Victorian heritage battles against demolition

A quiet, leafy Harrogate street is at the heart of an architectural battle for the soul of the town.

The Ivy of London.

Harrogate restaurant's concern over The Ivy's arrival

One of the world’s most prestigious restaurants may be about to create 125 jobs in Harrogate but it’s risking annoying some of its neighbours thanks to controversial signage.

Appleton's Butchers 150th anniversary. Anthony and Isabel Sterne with staff members Lauren Thomson, Richard Mudd (manager), Neville Deaton, Aon Meek, Dan Evans and Sharon Ryan. Picture: Adrian Murray. (1708144AM3).

Feature: Appleton's Butchers celebrates 150 years of business

Ripon is known for being a city steeped in traditions, and for 150 years Appleton’s butchers has been a constant for us - a friendly face at the heart of the Market Square, and a business proud of its roots.

North Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner, Julia Mulligan, wants to take over governance of the fire service.

North Yorkshire crime tsar's plan for fire service fails to win over council leadership

A crime commissioner’s hopes of bringing the fire service under her governance have been dealt a blow after councillors rejected her proposal.

The Turkish Baths

Five year strategy to grow iconic Harrogate venue

A call is due to be made on plans to expand services at one of Harrogate’s most iconic venues as part of efforts to grow the Harrogate brand.

The new pool to replace the one at Ripon Spa Baths, is scheduled to be finished by December 2019.

Report reveals proposed facilities for Ripon's new swimming pool

The design stage for Ripon's new swimming pool could be one step closer, if a report outlining the plans is approved by the Harrogate Borough Council Cabinet on August 23.

Parents Sasha and James Tilson from Green Hammerton have managed to secure more than 6,000

'Going faster and keeping up with his friends,' thousands raised for child's electric wheelchair

A chance for more freedom, adventuring and playing with his friends, has been secured for a five-year old boy with cerebral palsy after thousands of pounds was raised for his new electric wheelchair.


VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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L-R: Brian Dobson, Harrogate Convention Centre Head of Sales and Events; Simon Kent, Director; Richard Cooper, Leader of Harrogate Borough Council. 
Picture: HCC

Proposals to create event, leisure and retail 'complex' on Harrogate Convention Centre site

Proposals to redevelop part of Harrogate's Convention Centre into an 'event complex' including accommodation, retail outlets and leisure facilities, will be considered next week.

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Calderdale trains

Warning over Bank Holiday delays to rail services in Yorkshire

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays on northern services as a project preparing for the start of work on HS2 in London gets underway over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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