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Police evidence bid to press for tougher livestock attack laws

A thorough examination of the laws around livestock worrying has been launched by police in order to identify how farms can be better protected against dog attacks.

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Concerned business owners Michaela Stothard and her brother Ben of Posh Paws with their dog Bronson. Picture: Adrian Murray.

Harrogate District to see £670,000 for businesses which lost out in rates revaluation

Over £670,000 worth of funding could be available to businesses across the Harrogate District which have suffered at the hands of the recent rates revaluation.

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MP Andrew Jones has spoken to the advertiser from lockdown

Breaking: MP Andrew Jones speaks to Harrogate Advertiser from inside locked down parliament

MP for Harrogate, Andrew Jones, has spoken to the Harrogate Advertiser from lock down in the Palace of Westminister following breaking news of a suspected terrorist incident.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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An artists impression of the proposed development from the access point leading on from Tib Garth. Picture: Kebbell Homes

'Outrage' in Linton as residents battle developers over 'loophole' in new homes plan

Linton residents are said to ‘outraged’ by an ‘absurd’ planning application which they claim is exploiting a loophole regarding the village’s neighbourhood plan.

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Newby Wiske Hall, the Grade II listed HQ of North Yorkshire Police. 
From left, Richard Sanders from PGL, North Yorkshire Police Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dave Jones.
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Buyer of North Yorkshire Police HQ reveals plan to re-open grounds as education centre

The buyers of North Yorkshire Police's longstanding headquarters said they were 'delighted' as it was announced the grounds will be re-opened as an outdoor education facility next year.

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TAG committee members John Richardson, the chairman of Thorp Arch Parish Council, Bernard Crooks and Peter Locke.

Decade long debate over Thorp Arch development delayed by appeal

A key debate on a controversial plan for more than 800 homes near Wetherby has been called off at the 11th hour as Leeds City Council seeks more time to prepare to defend an appeal by the developer.
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Northern Rail services will be affected by a union strike on Monday next week.

RAIL STRIKE: Everything you need to know as a Harrogate commuter

Thousands of commuters will be affected as the York to Leeds via Harrogate train line is one of dozens with services cut during the planned rail strike on Monday March 13.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Respect the referendum outcome

In last year’s EU referendum I used my personal vote to remain in a reformed EU, having already used my vote in Parliament to enable voters to have their own say in a nationwide referendum, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke, Elmet and Rothwell, in his column for the Wetherby News.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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Concerned business owners Michaela and Ben Stothard with their dog Bronson. Picture: Adrian Murray

Business rates revaluation leaves Harrogate family firm fearing closure after 50 years trading

A long-standing family business in Harrogate has expressed fear of closure as recent changes to business rates will see their total outgoings increase by nearly £3,000.

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Keith Tordoff, Chair of Nidderdale Chamber of Trade

Nidderdale businesses plea to PM over business rate changes

Nidderdale’s Chamber of Trade has called on Theresa May to protect local businesses by going back to the drawing board over impending changes to business rates.
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Newby Asset Management Limited development at Windsor Court

AQA's former Harrogate office to become luxury apartments after a multi-million pound deal

The former offices of AQA are to be transformed into new luxury apartments after being sold to developers for more than £4 million.

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How will your local health service be affected?

INVESTIGATION: How the £22 billion NHS 'black hole' will affect Harrogate District's health

The words ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ could easily be the kind of NHS jargon that makes you lose interest in the latest news feature on the financial worries our health service faces.
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New bids are to be considered for Crescent Garden

New offers to be considered for council offices

Harrogate Borough confirmed this week new offers are to be considered for Crescent Gardens council offices after time has run out for an exclusive bid.

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Harrogate Borough Council offices

Harrogate Borough Council unanimously approves raising council tax

Harrogate Borough Council has unanimously agreed to increase council tax by more than 2 per cent to battle reducing Government grants.
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The Stray

Advertiser calls on Harrogate Borough Council to ditch Stray plans

The public consultation on proposed amendments to the Stray Act which governs the use of Harrogate’s famous 200 Acres ended on Monday.

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Andrew Jones

Brexit: Harrogate and Knaresborough MP defends decision to back Article 50 bill

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has defended his decision to back the government's European Union Bill, arguing that "Brexit means Brexit".

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The bridge in Tadcaster is finally reopened. Picture: Simon Dewhurst

Jubilation as flood-damaged Tadcaster Bridge reopens after a year of misery

Tadcaster Bridge has reopened more than a year after its partial collapse came to symbolise the destruction of the 2015 Christmas floods.

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