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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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Descendants of pioneering 19th Century doctor John Snow are pictured at the new memorial in York.

Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

Lights, camera, action, let’s Roll! On Monday last week, I was in charge of the clipper board used when people are filming. We had been approached at our little shop to see if we would help some students from Leeds Beckett’s Film Course to make a short film documentary for their coursework.

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Time to hit the road in style

For all but the very hardiest of us, cycling tends to be a summer sport so, as we enjoy the first signs of spring, it’s time to dust down the lycra and make sure that you and your bike are in peak condition, ready for the season’s cycling, writes Tony Booth of All Terrain Cycles in Wetherby.

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Julia Mulligan column: Domestic abuse hides in North Yorkshire

Julia Mulligan column: Domestic abuse hides in North Yorkshire

Our county is characterised by low crime rates - currently the lowest in England - and safe and close communities, writes Julia Mulligan, Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.

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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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City Matters column with Alan Weston

Perhaps it is the time of the year, post budget and towards the end of the financial year for public sector bodies, but funding seems to be the topic of the month.

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The monument to William Weddell in Ripon Cathedral . (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Perhaps the most remarkable monument in Ripon Cathedral is to be found against the south wall of the south transept, adjacent to the staircase up to the library.

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The City Plan will make Ripon a better place.

The Ripon City Plan column by Alan Weston

Last month we wrote about how the Ripon City Plan could deliver the changes to make Ripon a better place, by putting in place a strategy that identifies, encourages and pro-actively supports private sector investment in the right location.

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Taking part in live interviews with BBC Radio York following the good news about Pateley Bridge.

Week in the Life of Pateley Bridge column with Keith Tordoff

Read all about it! Well, if you could get hold of a newspaper because they were all sold out in Pateley Bridge. More of that later. On Tuesday, March 7 in the evening myself and my wife Gloria went along to the Crown Hotel in Harrogate.

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Addressing pupils of Bentham Primary School. I host my School Leaders Lunch for headteachers tomorrow.

Reporting back column with Julian Smith MP

The past few weeks have been extremely busy but also exciting. I had surgeries and meetings across the constituency. I am supporting the Government in marshalling the Article 50 bill through Parliament in my role as a Government whip, the Conservatives secured a remarkable by-election victory in Copeland and I had the privilege of attending an audience with Her Majesty The Queen.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond.

Reporting Back column with Andrew Jones MP

Since becoming an MP I have only ever seen one Chancellor present budgets – George Osborne – until this week. Philip Hammond’s presentation was very different to that which we had seen from Mr Osborne in the past.

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Matthew Brewer, centre, with Nick Smith, NEHS show director (left) and Harlow Carr curator Paul Cook (right)

RHS Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite: New generation takes on the Woodland wilderness

Some regular visitors may have noticed that we have been doing a lot of winter work in the Woodland here at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

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Centre Stage with David Bown: Mixed feelings about theatre in cinema

I had my first National Theatre Live cinema experience last week. I have to say it was very enjoyable, but, my feelings remain overall ambivalent towards the concept.

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Norman arches pattern a wall in Ely Cathedral. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The use of this subordinate, but by no means unimportant, art is to enliven with beauty and incident what would otherwise be a blank space, wheresoever or whatsoever it may be – what is William Morris talking about here?

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Methodist Julia, myself and Methodist Mike at the Altogether Now sing along.

A week in the life of Pateley Bridge, with Keith Tordoff

Once again I am here to sing the praises about this wonderful area! The last week saw myself and Kirsty on Tuesday going along to the council offices for the Tour De Yorkshire (TDY) 2017 Roadshow.

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Here I am pictured with past student William Wilkes in Frankfurt last week.

League tables have blighted our education system for far too long

School Matters column with Dennis Richards

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Spring is a good time to check your property and make sure sheds and garages are secure.

On The Beat column with Supt Paula Booth

Well folks, it’s that glorious part of the year again when spring has well and truly sprung and the grass is growing fast.

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Dorothy Hawkins next to the Dancing for Well-Being display at BCC OD.

Helping others column with Karen Weaver

I really like this quote which I first came across a few years ago on the wall of the Bivouac Cafe near Masham “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”.

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Visit Harrogate is producing a special guide for the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Visit Harrogate column with Mike Newby

There are now fewer than 50 days before the Tour de Yorkshire arrives in the Harrogate District (29 April) and events are beginning to emerge as communities and businesses organise themselves to celebrate the not one, but two races, that will take place.

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Four-poster bed at Westwood Manor, Wiltshire. (Copyright  David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

We spend about a third of our lives in them – but how often do we think about our beds and our bedrooms? We know that Shakespeare thought about his beds – in his will he left his second-best one to his wife, Anne Hathaway.

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