Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

North Yorkshire MP calls for crack-down on online ticket touts

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Prime Minister to support a crack down on online ticket touts.

The Great Yorkshire Way has been held up as an example of how investing in infrastructure can impact on the economy

Investment plan shows way to thousands of new Yorkshire jobs

THE POTENTIAL for Yorkshire to create thousands of jobs and businesses will be underlined by a new plan unveiled today as pressure grows on the Chancellor to herald an era of major investment in the North.

Pop-Up Cafe at Harrogate International Centre

Early opportunity to view Harrogate draft Local Plan at Pop-Up Café

Harrogate residents will be given the chance to preview draft plans outlining how the district will develop and grow until 2035.

Leeds City Councils environmental team investigated the complaint

Wetherby restaurant owner fined thousands after grease dripped in to shop below

Grease dripping down from a Chinese restaurant’s kitchen in to the shop below was one of a string of food hygiene offences which led to the owner being hit with a court bill of more than £14,000.

View of the Baltimore skyline in Maryland, USA.

Yorkshire businesses ‘can benefit massively’ from American infrastructure projects, leading US lawyers

Businesses in Yorkshire and the North of England are well placed to capitalise on plans from both US presidential candidates to massive infrastructure spending if elected, a leading US lawyer has said.

Damaged grass in the Valley Gardens

Council say they must "learn lessons" from Valley Gardens' StrEat Food festival

Harrogate Borough Council has said they "must learn lessons" from The StrEat Food festival after admitting to underestimating the event's popularity.
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Parking machine in Harrogate

Conservatives told to start "properly representing" interests of Harrogate motorists

A Lib Dem councillor has told the Conservatives to begin "properly representing" Harrogate motorists following the unpopular approval of Sunday parking charges.

There could be extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow if a third runway is built at London's main airport.

Tom Richmond: Trains or planes, we need links that mean business

THE promise of extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow needs to be placed in a wider political context.

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Harrogate Jubilee Car Park - Google Image

Figures reveal Harrogate Borough Council collects £3m from car parks

Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) made more than £3m in payments across the district’s car parks in 2015/16, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed.
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An aerial image of Bogs Lane

Mapped: Concerns raised that new Harrogate relief road will lead to "thousands of new homes"

Concerns have been raised that a new relief road between Harrogate and Knaresborough could lead to thousands of new homes being built in the area.

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The former Mayor of Harrogate Coun.Nigel Simms and Father Christmas open the market. (1511191AM2)

Council throws its weight behind popular Harrogate Christmas Market

Harrogate Borough Council have agreed to grant the town's popular Christmas Market a three-year license following recommendations made in an independent, council-commissioned review.
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Queuing traffic on Leeds Road - image by Matt Wood

Drivers met with long Leeds Road tailbacks after roadworks blunder

Furious commuters were forced to sit and queue in long Leeds Road tailbacks this weekend after a roadworks blunder from Yorkshire Water.

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Harrogate hosting the Tour de France in 2014

Harrogate must continue bidding for major events, says council chief

Harrogate must continue to bid for major events in order to continue attracting visitors to the district, according to the leader of Harrogate Borough Council.

The draft Local Plan will be published in November.

Residents to be consulted over new village plans in draft Harrogate Local Plan

A new village designed to deliver thousands of homes will be included in a document setting out Harrogate’s strategic planning priorities for the next two decades.
Fracking plans attracted protests in North Yorkshire

Yorkshire campaigners celebrate as Labour joins anti-fracking camp

YORKSHIRE ANTI-FRACKING campaigners were celebrating last night after a second major political party pledged to ban the controversial mining method.

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Harrogate ticket machine

Plans to increase Harrogate parking charges sparks anger after Sunday charges approved

Harrogate motorists are being braced for increases to on-street parking charges, just one month after controversial plans for Sunday parking charges were approved.

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Knaresborough residents to fight off 74 home planning application after air quality concerns

Concerned residents will attempt to fight off a planning application for 74 houses near Orchard Close on Tuesday, without the help of Harrogate Borough Council.

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Tour De Yorkshire cyclists riding through Market Weighton earlier this year.

County ready to support Tour de Yorkshire’s return

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race looks set to be supported by North Yorkshire County Council for the next two years.
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Tadcaster Bridge (s)

Relief for Tadcaster as Sam Smith's Brewery withdraws bridge objection

Work will progress as planned on Tadcaster bridge after an objection against the plans from Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery was withdrawn.

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