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The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

A month ago the UK acquired its 31st World Heritage Site. The English Lake District has been ‘inscribed’ on the list of such sites that is organised under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO).

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Some of the sheep were stubborn as we gathered them up.

Life on the Farm column with Frances Graham

September is the month that everything seems to be happening in with stock, it is when most of the breeding sales are held which we sell in and sometime buy the odd tup. However, this week has been very hectic as we gathered the moor for spaining.

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The proposed Sugar Beet Factory could affect the setting of Allerton Castle.

The Boroughbridge Mayor’s column with Peter Phillips

Well it has been a busy week with surrounding developments in the area being the main focus of attention. During Tuesday’s council meeting we welcomed Gareth Owen to our planning meeting where he gave a good concise presentation of the latest development plans for the motorway services just North West of Kirby Hill.

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A representation of Jesus invites a teenager to find rest from his troubles.

The Holy Living column with Peter Dodson

An ancient prayer refers to Jesus “whose tender love towards [humankind] sent [him] to suffer death upon the cross ... that we may follow the example of his patience and humility ...”

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The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

Dear Reader: New housing battle between town & country

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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Nicole Turner of Spa Town Rollers.

The volunteering column with Karen Weaver

Do you know someone who does a lot for the local community? It could be a friend, family member, a volunteer you work with or even a local business – why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a 2017 Volunteering Oscar?

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It was an honour to present the cups and trophies at the Allotment Society Annual Show.

The Ripon Mayor’s column with Pauline McHardy

It was a very exciting evening meeting with the new Hornblowing team prior to the press release. Allison Clark and Richard Midgeley are very much looking forward to starting their duties.

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Made in Sheffield - Sheffield Precision Medical Ltd. Pictured is Apprentice Connor Birch. Picture: Chris Etchells

Debra Forsythe-Conroy: It’s that time of year again

This time of year brings life changing decisions for many who are considering their next steps following school and whether to explore opportunities in Further Education or Higher Education; University or College.

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The widespread confusion about the new GCSE grading system featured heavily during the summer.

The Education Matters column with Dennis Richards

I cannot recall a summer when education stories have had such a high profile. A month ago, you could have argued that the top education story of the holidays was the rocketing pay of vice-chancellors or possibly whether hi-vis jackets on primary school trips are strictly necessary.

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Here I am pictured with residents, staff and relatives at Sycamore Halls Summer Fayre.

The Ripon Mayor’s column with Pauline McHardy

Sunday 20 August – The appeal committee for my charities held a car boot sale at the Magdalen’s Pub to raise funds. We raised £90. Thank you to all who supported us and a special thank you to Eamon Parkin from the Magdalen’s Pub, for all his help and continued support.

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The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue team continue to chalk up major landmarks. Photo: Sara Spillett.

The Upper Wharfe Fell Rescue Association column with David Dennis

We have had many landmarks and milestones in our 69-year history, ranging from two royal visits, the many years of patronage by the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire to our 1,000th call out – and last year our 50th dog rescue.

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A mature hedge near the public right of way on the lane to the Marina has been cut down.

The Boroughbridge Mayor’s column with Peter Phillips

Last week I attended the Boroughbridge Area Safer Neighbourhood Group meeting in the Jubilee Room above the library. It was a packed agenda as there had not been one for quite some time. I was pleased to see a very good attendance.

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Meeting Guide leaders Tracy Templeton, Sharron Shewan and Rebecca Shewan at Ripon race course.

The Mayor of Knaresborough’s column with Cllr David Goode

August has been the busiest month yet for the Mayor and Mayoress. The month kicked off with a trip to Sheffield for Yorkshire Day, celebrating all that is special about the county and its people.

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The Marquess of Ripon in Spa Gardens. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Statues are sometimes contentious. In recent times there has been much discussion both in the United States and in Britain about statues to figures honoured in their lifetime or immediately after their death, but who, in the opinion of some people today, were at best scoundrels and at worst murderers.

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�15,000 was given to help build a new cafe at Ripon Walled Garden

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s column with Julia Mulligan

I wanted to do this job because through my work I had seen first-hand the devastating effects of crime and, from the outset, I understood that Police and Crime Commissioners would be able to do practical things to help people.

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Even 10 minutes of physical exercise, such as going for a walk, is good for you.

Get up, out and walking with new app

A new free app has been launched in a bid to get Yorkshire’s middle-aged adults up and moving, in response to startling evidence of inactivity.

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3 May 2017 .......     New bells installed at St Oswalds Church. 
 Horton in Ribblesdale  are experiencing something of a renaissance of camponology. The ringers ring six perfectly-tuned cast iron bells ding-donging out together from the 12th century church St Oswald's Church tower across the moors and after  a seven year campaign to raise £93,500, and have now increasing the number of bellsfrom four to six.  Picture Tony Johnson

The church column with the Very Rev John Dobson

A recent post on Twitter made me smile. It suggested that the person who has authorised the silencing of Big Ben for the next four years is competing for the No Bell Peace Prize.

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Graham Chalmers of the Harrogate Advertiser.

Dear Reader: Brilliant Henshaws + incident at The Club!

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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We had a fantastic time in Sheffield on Yorkshire Day.

The Mayor of Wetherby column with Norma Harrington

A much quieter month than July, with schools on holiday and a mixture of weather, but still lots of things to celebrate about living in our lovely town.

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Richard Joynes, Scott Bosomworth and Rob Cave were walking from the Scottish border to Ripon.

The Boroughbridge Mayor’s Column with Peter Phillips

Back from a few relaxing days enjoying the Northumberland coast and celebrating Nell’s first birthday. Arriving back home I find that everything has gone development crazy.

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