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Visit Harrogate column with Mike Newby

So now we know. The Harrogate District will be hosting much of stage two of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday, April 29. The race will enter the district at Kirk Deighton before passing through North Deighton en route to Knaresborough.

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Scar House reservoir, Upper Nidderdale, completed in 1936. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society Column with David Winpenny

Something around 60% of your body consists of water. About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in water.

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The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

Dear Reader: The Syrian refugees + the world's shortest cycle lane

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

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Harrogate College has developed a five-year transport strategy. Picture: Google Maps

College Life column with Harrogate College principal Debra Forsythe-Conroy

The latest phrase in education planning is Travel to Learn patterns. This recognises the distance students have to travel in order to access study, both in compulsory and post-compulsory education.

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Who is responsible for pensioners staying warm this winter?

Tom Richmond: Whitehall’s cold shoulder to a matter of life and death

ON behalf of those senior citizens who simply can’t afford to heat their homes in order to stay warm this winter, I’ve been trying to find out who is taking responsibility for the issue of ‘fuel poverty’ after it emerged that 24,300 vulnerable pensioners and others died prematurely from hypothermia and related conditions last winter.

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It was an honour to inspect The Yorkshire Regiment soldiers during their Freedom March through Harrogate.

The Mayor’s Diary with Councillor Nick Brown

When I took on the Mayoralty of the Borough of Harrogate on May 23, little did I realise how full on the role would be!

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Theres lots to enjoy ahead of Christmas at Harlow Carrs Plant Centre and Gift Shop.

In The Garden with Liz Thwaite: Getting ready for Christmas at Harlow Carr

You may imagine that the winter months are a quieter time of year for the team at Harlow Carr. But in reality, there’s a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes to prepare for Christmas and the year ahead.

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Last week I rode my bike for the fourth and last time. I never mastered the gears. I finally concede that I will never be Bradley Wiggins (pictured above during the Tour de Yorkshire).

School Matters with Dennis Richards OBE: When the wheels came off, the dream ended

I’ve sold my bike. It’s the end of a dream. When Tony Blair’s government published the document “Every Child Matters” in 2003, they gave us a document which has defined secondary education for the past decade and more.

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Model of the exhibition, showing its informal, picturesque layout.

Revive spirit of festival and add some fun into planning

Civic Society column with David Winpenny

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The conservation work at Prosperous Smelt Mill. Picture taken by L Brown.

Countryside Life column with the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership

In our last few updates we’ve focused on the great work being done by partner organisations across the wider community, such as the staff at the Cardigan Centre in Leeds, whom we featured last month.

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The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Dear Reader: New bypass fears + my fear of panto is behind me

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association column: New HQ is a far cry from our first home

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association column: New HQ is a far cry from our first home

After many months of having an empty headquarters during our major building extension and with equipment and vehicles spread far and wide, we finally got everything back and we are now operating from our base again.

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The NYCC Highways team is already well into its winter gritting schedules. Harrogate had its first snowfall on Wednesday 9 November and Priority 1 routes were gritted twice by 11am that morning.

Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

At last Thursday’s meeting of the NYCC Harrogate Area Committee county councillors received an update from highways officers on the start of work to look into whether we need a Harrogate relief road and, if so, what are possible route options.

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Behind the scenes at Harewood House

Behind the scenes at Harewood House

As the darker nights draw in and the clocks are wound back (yes, all 52 of them), Harewood House has closed its doors to visitors for the end of another busy season, but it’s not the time for hibernation - just ask Harewood Collections Assistant Rebecca Burton!

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North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan.

Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan column: Time to come together after vote division

These are times of dizzying change.

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Finola Fitzpatrick at yet another assignment - a  feature on the Ripon Workhouse Museum, which will appear in a future issue

A reporter's life: The power of communication

Trainee reporter Finola Fitzpatrick has joined the Harrogate Advertiser and writes a weekly column. The power of words and the impact of how we communicate is something that never ceases to amaze me as a trainee reporter.

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Live music at the Blues Bar in Harrogate - scene of many a Gig Scene review in the 1990s in particular.

Dear Reader: I get a pint thrown on me + trouble in Harrogate's Oxford Street

A weekly column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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Profile: Liz Thwaite, head of site at RHS Harlow Carr

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at one of Harrogate’s most popular attractions? Well, Harrogate Advertiser readers will now be able to learn the secrets of what makes Harlow Carr tick, thanks to our newest columnist.

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Prince Philip suggests that the most important talent for anyone aspiring to be a leader is good judgement  he points out that Napoleon asked for lucky generals.

The Dean’s Reflection with John Dobson

There has been an incredible reaction to the genuinely historic American presidential election. What kind of president will President-elect Donald Trump prove to be?

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