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RHS Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite

As a new year starts, it’s always a good time to take stock and celebrate the successes of the team at the garden. It’s wonderful to be able to report that 2016 was another record year for Harlow Carr.

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Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney will be performing at the St George Hotel on Wednesday 8 February.

Room for a Laugh column with Tom Taylor

Last week saw online knowledge fountain Wikipedia turn 16, meaning the chap now has a National Insurance number and can legally drive a moped. Indeed old Wiki P could get hitched (with consent) should he meet the right URL and could celebrate with a glass of wine or beer (providing that wine or beer is supped alongside a meal and Wiki is accompanied by someone over the age of 18, say, CERN’s website, who has been rattling about the world’s widest ‘W’ since November 1992).

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Centre Stage with Harrogate Theatre’s chief executive David Bown

Here at Harrogate Theatre 2016 definitely ended well.

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Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Over the course of a typical week I receive hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls asking for my help with an issue or my view on a subject, writes Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

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Typical Georgian dining  a table specially set up in a fine room at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

It may be that, over the Christmas period, you used one room in your house rather more than you would normally do.

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The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Dear Reader: More historic than Magna Carta + all quiet in the NHS

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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The Tour de Yorkshire roadshows will help businesses plan for the popular race.

The Visit Harrogate column by Mike Newby

There are just over 100 days to go before stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire arrives in the Harrogate District. Once again national and international attention will be focused on our area with potentially 11.4 million global television viewers.

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Sunrise over Upper Nidderdale. Photo by Paul Harris

The Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership column

Farming is one of those livelihoods, like mining or deep-sea fishing, that outsiders feel you have to be born into to understand fully. To even the most knowledgeable countrygoer there’s something rather mysterious about the rhythms of the farming year.

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Superintendent Paula Booth.

Supt Paula Booth column: 2017 promises to be a very bad year for criminals

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and celebrated New Year’s Eve in style.

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Karen Weaver column: New Year learning can help others

Karen Weaver column: New Year learning can help others

Last week my fellow columnist Debra Forsythe-Conroy recommended the New Year as a good time to start learning and highlighted a variety of new short courses at Harrogate College across a range of interesting and practical topics.

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Im trying to keep up with social media and electronic devices but technology moves so fast.

Dennis Richards column: Linking up with unsuspecting people thanks to ‘send all’ button

A New Year apology. I cannot twit or tweet. My Facebook page has loads of stuff... none of it written by me. I don’t know how to start. Is “written” the term to use?

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The two ends of a tunnel at Biddulph Grange garden, Staffordshire. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Happy New Year! January is that curious month when, perhaps, we haven’t quite shaken off the old year nor become fully attuned to the new.

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The young Beatles back stage at Harrogate's Royal Hall in 1963. (Picture by Bob Mason).

Dear Reader: Meeting The Beatles' first manager + trust in politics

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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New year brings lots of activities

New year brings lots of activities

Happy new year to all those reading this. After a holiday break, our office is open again seven days a week - and currently advertising lots going on in the dale.

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New Year – time to start learning

New Year – time to start learning

As we start the New Year and think of new beginnings, Harrogate College is launching a series of short courses across a range of subject areas, writes principal Debra Forsythe-Conroy

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Christmas provides a packed diary for a Mayor on civic duty

Christmas provides a packed diary for a Mayor on civic duty

Since my last diary column, which covered the first six months of my mayoral year, our activities have continued unabated and the pace of engagements have increased as Christmas approached, writes Mayor of Harrogate Coun Nick Brown.

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Fell Rescue column: Cavers advised to plan an escape

Fell Rescue column: Cavers advised to plan an escape

We are one of a handful of teams who perform underground as well as surface rescues and as you can imagine these rescues can be very dangerous and exhausting situations, writes David Dennis of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

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The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

Dear Reader: Haunted by Knaresborough Mummers + Experiencing The Club

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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The view from Studley Royal, looking towards Ripon Cathedral - one of the best in Yorkshire

The Dean’s New Year Reflection, with the Very Rev John Dobson

Have you managed to deal with the gifts you received at Christmas? No doubt, some of them will be taken into 2017 as treasures to be kept, others as items to be enjoyed and then forgotten about, and some possibly to be exchanged for items much more to your liking – or size!

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Room for a Laugh with Tom Taylor

I was recently approached at a gig I was running by a man who was in desperate need of three dwarves as, due to illness, his pantomime was only in possession of four sevenths of the usual quota.

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