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Ending Loneliness campaign event: Special opportunity to volunteer at Ripon Museums

Culture and Connections in Ripon is an exciting new project aiming to tackle social isolation and loneliness by inviting people from across all age groups to volunteer at the city's museums.

Communications masts disguised as an Indian tower, Wiltshire. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

When Ripon’s Hornblower steps on to the Market Square at 9pm each evening he is undertaking a role that goes back for centuries.

People around the world are marking Earth Hour this evening. People in Britain are expected to join in at 8.30pm... and then they will switch their clocks forward tonight as British Summer Time begins.

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour.

Winners pose with their trophies at the Harrogate and District Primary Schools Chess Congress.

Pupils check in for chess event

Last week saw the sixth Harrogate and District Primary Schools Chess Congress take place.

Choir hits right notes at UK final

Choir hits right notes at UK final

Harrogate Ladies’ College Chapel Choir beat off stiff competition when they were announced as Runners Up in the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition.

We are lucky to have curlew nesting on our farm.

Life on the Farm column with Frances Graham

It has been feeling like spring has arrived – the birds have come back, and the weather has been warmer and drier, well for now, but rain and snow is expected later this week when we start lambing.

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John 'Jack' Raistrick, with his wife Margaret.

'I Am Still Me' - Moving photography exhibition shows people with dementia should not be defined by their condition

A moving photography exhibition is touring Harrogate to show that people living with dementia should not be defined by their condition.

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Figures show that Harrogate is the most adulterous town in Yorkshire

Harrogate named the most adulterous town in Yorkshire

Harrogate has been crowned the most the most adulterous town in Yorkshire by an online dating site aimed at married or attached people.

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Happy Tiers Yorkshire (s)

Red Nose Day 2017 across the Harrogate district

Are you doing something funny for money?
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Watch: Drugs raid and police crackdown sees four arrested across Harrogate

Two men in their 20s have been arrested and released on bail following a drugs raid on a Harrogate flat as part of a county-wide police operation.

We are set for a sunny weekend across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire weather: Temperatures rival Tenerife as spring returns with glorious sunshine

Temperatures are set to rival those of Tenerife this weekend as the cold snap gives way to warmer, sunnier weather across Yorkshire this weekend.
Swimmer Karen McMillan-Jones with Yorkshire Cancer Reserch's Louise Robinson and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym in Harrogate deputy general manager Tom Woollard.

Karen completes charity challenge to swim length of English Channel in Harrogate!

Karen McMillan Jones, a 55-year-old breast cancer patient from Harrogate has finished her challenge to swim the length of the English Channel for charity.
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Prince’s Trust team smashes target

Prince’s Trust team smashes target

Enterprising pupils have smashed their own fundraising target with a host of money-making ideas to help other young people into jobs, education and training.

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Headteacher Mary Young and youngsters Charlotte Watson, Jack Norman, Miles McGhee, Lydia Jackson, Freddie Wright, Fraser Gower and Kate Wilcock

Ofsted: Inspiring Tadcaster school earn high praise

A success driven Tadcaster school has received a glowing assessment from Ofsted inspectors for its determination for pupils to succeed.

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Coun Don Mackenzie

Transport Talk with Coun Don Mackenzie

I met recently with Harrogate Chamber’s influential Traffic and Transport Forum, whose members include key users of our local highways like bus operators, taxi and courier companies, and which is chaired by former Chamber Chief Executive, Brian Dunsby.

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Anticipation is growing after it was revealed the Tour de Yorkshire will be featuring the largest set of the teams in the annual races history

Tour de Yorkshire: Putting Wetherby and Tadcaster on the world map

The countdown is on to put Wetherby and Tadcaster on the world map when it plays host to stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire.

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New dog training schools open in Leeds for naughty pets

New dog training schools open in Leeds for naughty pets

Animal charity Dogs Trust is opening three dog training schools in Leeds to tackle an epidemic of canine behavioural problems.

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George Batchelor.

Ending Loneliness for people living with epilepsy - our latest campaign update

Over the last five months the Harrogate Advertiser’s Ending Loneliness campaign has tackled isolation among as many different age groups and social groups as possible.
Planning applications

Planning applications received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending March 17

The following planning applications were received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending March 17.

Potential changes to Harrogate planning services have been proposed

Have your say: Harrogate planning fees to rise in reform of system

Rising application fees and a change in how planning applications could be decided are in the pipeline for Harrogate Borough Council.

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