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Harrogate street drinking protection order to remain in force for next three years

Street drinking will remain an offence in Harrogate town centre after Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) approved retaining its public space protection order (PSPO) for a further three years.
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Villagers at a recent protest against the plans in Harrogate

Transparency call by village campaigners

CAMPAIGNERS HAVE called for greater transparency over a private meeting which could impact on whether a new settlement is built in one of the county’s most affluent areas.

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Members of Stop the Beet Factory want to commission reports on the impact the sugar plant could have

Campaigners call for support to research impact of new sugar plant near Harrogate

Campaigners opposing plans for a sugar beet processing plant between Harrogate and York are calling for support to research the potential impact on the surrounding area.
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Newby Wiske Hall, the Grade II listed HQ of North Yorkshire Police.
16th March 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Sale of North Yorkshire police HQ puts village life in jeopardy, says campaign group

A group opposing the sale of North Yorkshire’s Grade II listed former police headquarters to an outdoor education firm says the plans risk destroying village life in the Conservation Area near the site.

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From Zen monks to ‘imprisoned’ contractors - the North Yorkshire village on fracking’s frontline

The long fight over fracking in North Yorkshire is about to increase in intensity, with test drilling due to start imminently. Chris Burn meets residents fearing the worst.

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The decision was made onCoppice Valley Nursery yesterday (Thursday, September 7) by Harrogate Borough Council

New government childcare scheme rejected for Harrogate nursery

A national initiative doubling the hours of free childcare has been rejected to maintain provision at a council-run nursery.
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An investigation has been launched by Harrogate Borough Council into whether laws were broken on Penny Pot Lane, but the pace of this has left some residents concerned.

Call for action over Penny Pot Lane hedgerow removal

As campaigners call for action over the removal of hedgerows and trees by a housing developer it has been revealed Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) has yet to determine if legal action will be taken.
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Battling to reduce traffic congestion - Coun Rebecca Burnett, right, pictured promoting Harrogate Council's Car Share scheme.

Harrogate Council: More housing vital to help district

Harrogate Borough Council has hit back as controversy heats up over plans for new housing across the district as part of its latest Local Plan.
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A consultation on polling stations will be held until September, 18.

Casting your vote in Harrogate, how it could change and having your say

As polling stations and districts are reviewed across Harrogate residents are being asked where they would want to cast their vote.
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Steve Howley, secretary of the FBU in North Yorkshire, supports Julia Mulligan's proposal to replace the existing North Yorkshire fire service watchdog.

Union backs plans for North Yorkshire crime tsar to take over fire authority

The North Yorkshire branch of the Fire Brigades Union has given a cautious backing to plans that would see the county’s police commissioner take over the governance of its fire service.

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Jackie Snape Chief Executive of Disability Action Yorkshire (Centre)

Pool of funding for disabled access across Harrogate more than doubled

Calls from disability forums have resulted in a pool of funds more than doubling to improve accessibility across the district.
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Joshua Greenwood (6) with his handwritten letter to Harrogate Borough Council

Local Plan: Children deliver message to Harrogate Borough Council over new settlement proposal

Objections to proposals for a new settlement in Harrogate from Green Hammerton and Kirk Hammerton residents were delivered to the doors of Harrogate Borough Council by children from the two villages.

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Michaela Stothard, owner of Posh Paws pictured left

Business rates relief plan for Harrogate, is it enough?

Businesses hardest hit by changes in business rates could soon benefit from the first injection of cash relief.

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Members of action groups from across Pannal

Local Plan: Action groups across Harrogate challenge additional sites over fears of impact on lives

As the final date looms for the consultation on additional Local Plan sites across the district, action groups have criticised the current state of the Local Plan and how the process has been handled.
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Harrogate Borough Council has hit back at criticism to its housing plans

Local Plan: Harrogate Borough Council hits back over housing plans

Harrogate Borough Council has hit back at criticism to its housing plans, saying thousands of new homes could help inject new life into the district’s towns and villages.

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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

Education
Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Did you spot the Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales yesterday?
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Army Foundation College instructors to face court martial over assault charges

Army Foundation College instructors to face court martial over assault charges

Seventeen former army instructors are due before a court martial next month charged with assaults on recruits.

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Travelodge announced the push as it opened its fifth hotel in York last week

Travelodge eyes Knaresborough as part of countywide expansion plans

The UK’s largest independent hotel brand has revealed plans to establish its first site in Knaresborough.

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Actions groups had called on Harrogate Borough Council to extend the additional housing consultation

Calls for holiday extension to housing consultation turned down by Harrogate Borough Council

Calls by action groups for more time over the summer holidays to challenge additional housing sites across the district have been turned down by Harrogate Borough Council.

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