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Harrogate once again at risk of planning free-for-all after council's housing miscalculation

Harrogate could once again be at risk of a planning free-for-all following a ruling that the council does not have a five-year supply of housing.
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A recent photo of the work on the bridge taken by NYCC contractors.

Celebrations postponed with 'strong risk' that Tadcaster bridge opening will be delayed

Committee members for the Tadcaster bridge opening have delayed the celebrations until mid-February as it was suggested that work on the structure could overrun by two days.

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Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Over the course of a typical week I receive hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls asking for my help with an issue or my view on a subject, writes Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

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Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke

Wetherby MP invited to President Trump’s inauguration ceremony

Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke will be among the guests at Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States of America later this week.

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP

Harrogate MP secures £5.1m boost to improve county's roads

Harrogate and Knaresborough's MP has welcomed a £5.1 million funding boost to keep roads across the county well maintained and safe.

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Time to account for Aid money

Time to account for Aid money

The UK’s International Aid budget has been given a huge amount of attention over the past few weeks, with a seemingly endless stream of headlines highlighting where International Aid money has been wasted, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke in his column for the Wetherby News.

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An army bomb disposal expert manoeuvres the remote controlled robot.

#ThrowbackThursday: Bomb scare for Harrogate over animal rights

It’s been just over 30 years since Harrogate’s peace  was shattered by a bomb scare in a nationwide  animal rights related terror attack.

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Knaresborough House.

Knaresborough to have by-election for disqualified councillor's seat

After a Conservative Knaresborough Town Councillor was disqualified for failure to attend meetings a by-election will now be held for the vacant seat.

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Land at Flaxby

Parish council hit out at "reckless" plans to overhaul Flaxby in Draft Local Plan

Flaxby Parish Council have hit out at "fundamentally flawed" proposals to overhaul the village in the Draft Local Plan.

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File picture of Pinderfields Hospital. Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, has come under fire for its use of consultancy firms.

Yorkshire NHS trust which paid £15m to ‘big four’ consultants hands out another seven-figure contract

A Yorkshire hospital trust which came under fire for handing £15m to a ‘big four’ accountancy firm for cost-cutting advice over four years has paid a further seven-figure sum to a rival company in its latest attempt to save money.

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Lightmire Lane - Google Maps

Plans to build storage site for 50 tonnes of explosives in Great Ouseburn sparks concerns

An application to build a storage site for explosives and ammonium nitrate in Great Ouseburn has sparked concerns among local residents.

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The Stray in Harrogate

Revealed: How Harrogate council wants to change the rules governing the Stray

Harrogate Borough Council has been criticised for not detailing the changes it wants to make to the Stray Act during the current consultation.
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The right-wing English Defence League mounts a protest in West Yorkshire. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

How a white Yorkshire schoolboy with anti-Muslim views was lured away from far-right extremism

THE PAINSTAKING efforts over several months to deter a 14-year-old West Yorkshire boy from far-right extremism after he started expressing vocal anti-Muslim views at school have been set out by the region’s counter-terrorism officials.

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Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair murdered Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in June.

Threat from far-right a growing concern, says Yorkshire counter-terror chief

A senior Yorkshire counter-terrorism official has revealed the “growing concern” at the danger posed by far-right groups in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox by a neo-Nazi fanatic.

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The plans have been approved

Go-ahead for 150 homes plan in Collingham initially refused by Leeds council

Proposals to build 150 homes in Collingham - initially refused by Leeds City Council - have been given the go-ahead by Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid.

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Is raising council tax just a short-term fix for the cash crisis in social care?

Care funding ‘insufficient’ for North Yorkshire - council

North Yorkshire County Council has labelled funding plans for the region’s adult social care services revealed earlier this month as insufficient.

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Aerial view of Pannal

Parish council launch scathing 17-page objection to proposed Pannal development

Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council has launched a scathing attack to proposed development in the Crimple Valley in a 17-page letter to the council.

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Sheffield Heeley's Labour MP Louise Haigh said the government's investment does not go far enough.

‘Broadband funding not enough to address rural imbalance’

New multi-million pound investment to deliver superfast broadband to thousands of extra homes in connectivity ‘not-spots’ will not go far enough to resolve the “unacceptable” imbalance of service in urban and rural areas, critics have claimed.

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Harrogate International Centre

Harrogate International Centre backed with £1.2m council funding for refurbishment work

Harrogate International Centre (HIC) has received a £1.2m boost from the borough council in order to complete a number of refurbishment projects.

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Christmas 2016 waste collection changes for the Harrogate district

Check your altered bin collection dates here.

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