The Harrogate Briefing - Tue, April 10

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SAVILLE Row comes to town, how to add £130 to your taxi fare, and Ryan Gosling – in our daily guide to the best of Harrogate on the web.

Hello there. Did you enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend? Good, welcome back to work.

Below you’ll find dissent about the new Valley Gardens ‘fort’, a thing about wind farms, how to follow the Queen in a boat (NB: you will need £3,555) and Simon Amstell.

If you want to tell us anything, you can leave a comment below, email ackrill.news@ypn.co.uk, annoy us on Twitter or dedicate a song to us on a TV talent show. The Voice would be ideal.

MONDAY’S MAIN STORIES

Harrogate meets Saville Row at swanky new men’s salon. I’ll probably stick to my £7 haircut.

Is the new children’s ‘fort’ at the Valley Gardens any good? It depends who you ask.

Teen runs away from taxi. Ends up £130 worse off.

Man jailed after 116th theft offence. More details here.

ALSO ON THE ADVERTISER WEBSITE...

Exclusive pics from the filming of DCI Banks at Harrogate’s Cairn Hotel. Clicky.

Company founded in 2009 has grown by more than 600 per cent each year after tapping into green energy market. It was set up in a garage.

Charities to get moolah on company’s 25th anniversary. Which ones? Find out here.

Harrogate Town back in the mire after draw. Oh dear.

ARTS SPECIAL!

Harrogate photographer billed above Salvador Dali in new exhibition. ”Rhinoceros.” (That’s a joke for fans of the last Woody Allen film.)

Simon Amstell coming to town. And so is Sandi Toksvig.

Two British jazz legends on one stage. (But not trying to play over each other.) Parp.

THINGS WE FOUND ON THE INTERNET

“Is there anything nice to do in Harrogate?” ask 23-year-old couple. I’m not sure, I tend to spend my evenings at council meetings. We do have a sulphur well, if you can get past the arsenic.

These people just came here for a weekend – and met a frog.

Couple who honeymooned in Harrogate celebrate diamond wedding. Skeggy news.

Reporter Rick Burin reviews some films he watched. Featuring Ryan Gosling, kung fu and a bit about how My Week with Marilyn isn’t very good.

Something about money. Includes the verb “headquartered”, which took us by surprise.

A list of Thai restaurants in Harrogate, with accompanying symbols. 78% ££.

IN THIS WEEK’S ADVERTISER

Get it while it’s still relatively warm.

NOT IN THIS WEEK’S ADVERTISER

Thames cruises... but thanks for the press release. It’s just £3,555 to follow the Queen in a boat.

TWEETS OF THE DAY

We haven’t made one today, as it’s been a bit hectic, but you can see Thursday’s finest Harrogate-themed tweets right here.

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Follow us on Twitter @HarrogateHound for an insistent barrage of news updates and reports of things that happened in the office.