60s legends to talk on Sgt Pepper in Harrogate

Two of the Swinging 60s key figures in the Summer of Love are coming to Harrogate for an exciting event to reveal their firsthand encounters with The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and more.

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Video: Leeds Rhinos stalwarts pitch in ahead of Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Show

Leeds Rhinos players have been pitching in with preparations for the annual Great Yorkshire Show.

A lack of entries has forced organisers of the Nidderdale Harness Race to cancel the event

Revived Nidderdale harness race cancelled

A lack of entries has forced organisers of the Nidderdale Harness Race to cancel the recently revived event for a third time running.

Exciting psychedelic blues rock n roll band The Strawberries.

Brilliant rock band to play Harrogate's The Factory spectacular gig

It's an event in Harrogate which The Beatles themselves would surely have approved of?

A full line up of bands, face-painting, food and drink is on the bill for Bed fest

Knaresborough Bed Fest: Raising funds and awareness

The official after party to Knaresborough Bed Race is to fill day’s air with music to raise funds and open up links for adults with special needs.
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88 teams stand ready to push and pull their decorated beds across the finish line

Knaresborough Bed Race: The teams taking up the historic challenge

It's time to announce the teams who will pound up cobbled streets and dive through water when the Knaresborough Bed Race returns to town.

VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Harrogate stickmaker Ken Horner. Picture: Tony Johnson.

‘By hook or by crook, I’ll help you’ Ken’s walking sticks raise £50,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

If you’re a regular at North Yorkshire’s agricultural shows and auction marts, then chances are you’ve admired the beautiful sticks and shepherd’s crooks made by Ken Horner.

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Dream job advertised at Harewood House

Dream job advertised at Harewood House

Fancy planning exhibitions and overseeing the historic collections at Harewood House?


SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators.
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Crime writer Ian Rankin.

Harrogate event: Top author Ian Rankin reveals his Yorkshire roots

Among the big names coming to Harrogate’s Old Swan Hotel this summer is an old favourite, Ian Rankin.

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There is still time to see the exhibition.

Harrogate art exhibition raises awareness of autism

A Harrogate artist has opened a special exhibition to raise awareness of autism.


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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The Beatles pictured backstage with fans at the Royal Hall in Harrogate in 1963. (Picture by Terry Mason)

Close collaborators of Beatles and Bowie coming to North Yorks festival

The eighth year of North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed music and arts festival has announced its literary line-up - and it promises to be the best one yet.

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Memorable musical journey - Harrogate beatnik poet Heath Common.

Review: Stunning tales of 60s by Harrogate beatnik poet

Heath Common: Tales of A Young Life in Halifax & Notting Hill Gate (album), Hi4Head Records

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Then: Wilko Johnson in his Dr Feelgood 1970s prime.

Interview: "How I cheated death" by Dr Feelgood legend Wilko Johnson

Ex-Dr Feelgood legend Wilko Johnson was meant to be dead four years ago.

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The Victorian Harewood exhibition featuring costumes from the ITV series Victoria. Pictured Lucy Allen, and Alexis Guntrip, arranging a collection of the dresses worn in the series in the Cinnamon Drawing Room. Picture James Hardisty

Harewood’s royal links celebrated in new show

The iconic coronation dress worn by Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria takes centre stage at Victorian Harewood, a new exhibition presenting costumes from ITV’s Victoria.

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New JOE WILKINSON fashion range

New fashion brand JOE WILKINSON launched

New designer Joe Wilkinson has launched his first self-titled luxury fashion range with a photo shoot inside one of Yorkshire's most spectacular stately homes.
Flashback - Mods from Yorkshire scooter clubs at the release of the movie Quadrophenia.

Harrogate charity to bring Quadrophenia to life on 'urban beach'

A local charity which supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities in the Harrogate area has launched a Crowdfunder campaign for an exciting fundraising event

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