The district reacts: Parties and candidates in Ripon respond to snap election announcement

Parties and candidates from across the district have reacted to Theresa May's decision to call an early General Election on June 8.
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The seat of Harrogate and Knaresborough couldbe contested along with 649 others across the country

May calls snap election - Harrogate and Knaresborough reaction

Parties and candidates across our district have stirred at the breaking news of Prime Minister Theresa May's call for an early general election for June 8.
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Theresa May delivered a statement in Downing Street this morning.

Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

Theresa May today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.
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A full results service will be available on our websites and social media channels on May 5.

Who's standing in the May 2017 North Yorkshire County Council election?

All 15 divisions of the county in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Nidderdale and Ripon will be contested by all the main parties, with councillors elected for the next four years.

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Harrogate/Knaresborough Green Party candidate Dr Greig Sharman.

'General Election' candidate for Harrogate unveiled by Green Party

Harrogate and District Green Party has announced its parliamentary candidate should Prime Minister Theresa May decide to call a snap General Election at some point.

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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

Crescent Gardens

Crescent Gardens set to become apartments and art gallery as Harrogate Council reveal buyer

Crescent Gardens is set to be transformed into apartments, shops, a restaurant and an art gallery after Harrogate Borough Council confirmed the sale of their offices today (March 28).
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At least 15,000 sheep were killed in dog attacks last year, report Sheepwatch UK.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

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.

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.

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.

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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