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Interview: Why Billy Bragg joined the army!

Billy Bragg may be an English icon but it's a long time since he was the leftie folk-punk singer of legend.
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Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER took office as 34th President of the United States today, and in a 20-minute inaugural speech called for good faith among nations to end the cold war.

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Snowdrop displays at Goldsborough

Snowdrop displays at Goldsborough

People are being invited to enjoy the sight of some of the country’s rarest snowdrops.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.

Interview: Billy Bragg - from meeting The Queen to US railroad songs

The last time Billy Bragg’s path crossed with Harrogate’s he was still the earnest nasal-voiced leftie folk-punk singer of legend.

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Forthcoming Ripon gig - Hope and Social.

Ripon pub becomes must-visit live venue

Rejuvenated Ripon venue The Golden Lion is looking ahead to a fantastic year of live gigs.
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On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

Norwegian vessel takes off crew of 20

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Kate Tempest.

North Yorkshire music festival unveils star line-up for 2017

The names unveiled so far for the family-run Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe are the best to date - Kate Tempest, The Divine Comedy and Teenage Fanclub.
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The Martin Barre Band.

Jethro Tull legend for gig in Harrogate area

One of the area’s top live music venues may have seen its main promoter opt for ‘retirement’ but 2017 still looks set to be another vintage year for fans of the blues, soul and rock at Ripley Town Hall.
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Squeeze with Chris Difford, centre.

Unveiled: more support acts for Chris Difford's Harrogate gig with Bob Harris

More live acts have been announced for the night Squeeze icon Chris Difford plays for ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris in Harrogate at the launch of a new facility at the town’s leading recording studio.

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in the frost (Andrew Butler)

Record-breaking visitor numbers for historic Yorkshire site

An historic North Yorkshire attraction has enjoyed a record number of visitors over the festive period.

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Vew from Starbeck Park, framed by one of the climbing frames - the last sunset of 2016, by Nick Lamming.

Reader picture: Sun sets on Harrogate, 2016.

The final sunset of 2016, captured here by reader Nick Lamming, has been neatly framed by one of the climbing frames at Harrogate’s Starbeck Park.

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Ripon's Workhouse museum will be one of the museums running fun activities for people living with dementia. 

Pictured: Volunteer co-ordinator Wendy Hunwick-Brown with volunteers David Rushton, Toby Holbrey, Denis Boniface, Eric Monk, Elanor Jones and Chris Moore (1611123AM1).

Museums launch free activities for people living with dementia

Museums across our district are hosting a series of free fun activities for people living with dementia, and their families and carers.

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The moon over Pateley Bridge

Reader photo: stunning snap of moon over Pateley Bridge

This stunning shot of the moon over Pateley Bridge was taken and shared with us by Harrogate Advertiser reader Mickey Romero Abaygar.

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Video: 50 years on, a final farewell on Coniston Water to record-breaker Donald Campbell

IN AN age in which it seemed Britain could still lead the world, Donald Campbell stood head and shoulders above almost everyone.

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Placebo on stage with Matt Lunn on drums, at back, far left.

Harrogate musician plays for Placebo in front of thousands

An ex-Harrogate musician found himself at the heart of the rock n roll world in front of thousands of fans as drummer in Placebo.

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Acid Reign in their 1989 prime with Howard 'H' Smith held sideways by his band mates.

Will legendary Harrogate metal band Acid Reign play home town?

Fans of one of Harrogate's most famous ever bands are hoping they will return to play their first hometown concert for quarter of a century.
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Ripley music promoter Andy Herrington (pictured with environmentalist David Bellamy).

Music fan who made Ripley Town Hall world-class blues venue bows out

One of the true stalwarts of the live music scene in North Yorkshire who created what has been described as "one of the finest blues clubs in the world" by famous musicians has retired after a health scare.

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Volunteer Harry Corps and Debbie Boyd. (1611123AM7).

Ripon Prison and Police Museum awarded £70,000 grant for exciting new projects

For the first time in its history, the city’s Prison and Police Museum will have a professional curator and no longer have to rely just on the support of volunteers, thanks to a £70,000 grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.

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The Coral at RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate. Paul Molloy and James Skelly on stage, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. (Picture by Christopher Morrison)

Review: The Coral's stunning display in exclusive Harrogate gig

Amazing. No one in the packed art gallery is more than ten foot away from The Coral.
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Christmas stories from the archives: One Leeds child will have a cold Christmas lunch

Christmas stories from the archives: One Leeds child will have a cold Christmas lunch

Jessie Macdonald of Francis Street, Leeds, will have a cold lunch on Christmas Day.

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