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Harrogate's Victorian heritage battles against demolition

A quiet, leafy Harrogate street is at the heart of an architectural battle for the soul of the town.

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Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Forbidden fruit: Leeds Festival bans pineapples

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that pineapples will not be allowed at the event this Bank Holiday.

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Mansun in their 1990s heyday with lead singer Paul Draper, second from right.

Interview: Britpop era music hero is back!

Harrogate fans of iconic 90s band Mansun will be thrilled to know its former lead singer has his first highly-anticipated solo album out and is back on the road.

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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.
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Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead at work in her studio.

Harrogate artist's blockbuster show in new success

Such has been the blockbuster success of Swarm, Harrogate artist Laney Birkhead’s installation piece inspired by eco themes and the plight of the bees, it’s still attracting offers of exhibitions in a range of locations.

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Melvin Benn, managing director of organisers Festival Republic

Leeds Festival boss's call to tackle 'gender imbalance' in music

The chief organiser behind this year's Leeds Festival is backing a new initiative to support female-led bands and female solo artists.

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Stockheld Park between Harrogate and Wetherby.

Top dance festival for Harrogate-Wetherby area

Wetherby plays host to a cracking dance music line-up in the Mint Festival.

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Organisers in Ripon are celebrating close to 40 years of an international golf competition with their Californian namesake

Marking close to four decades of friendship between Ripon and Californian namesake

Organisers in Ripon are celebrating close to 40 years of an international golf competition with their Californian namesake, originally founded to mark the birth of the United States.
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The shed which will be at Ripon Cathedral first - at the time of posting, on its way! Picture: The Ripon Shed Project.

Shed transformed into a home for contemporary art exhibitions in Ripon

An exciting new project has transformed a shed into a home for contemporary art exhibitions in Ripon.
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Flashback to the classic early 1970s line-up of Magna Carta - Chris Simpson, Glen Stuart, Davey Johnstone.

Ripley date announced for classic band Magna Carta

They sold eight million albums in the late 1960s into the late 70s, one of the great British prog-folk bands is coming to Ripley Town Hall.

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Ripon poets Andy Croft, David McAndrew and Paul Mills. (1707181AM1)

Star-studded new arts festival for Ripon

Ripon is set to claim its place on the UK’s literary map with a new festival thanks to a group of local poets.

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Maisie Adam - Hailed as the rising young star of British comedy.

Harrogate performer in final of biggest UK comedy contest

An exciting young Harrogate performer who discovered her passion for comedy at school has emulated her comedy heroes and heroines by making the final of Britain's most important comedy contest.
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Indian Brass Band Bombay Baja at Holy Trinity Infant School, Ripon.

Throwback Thursday: Yorkshire's only street arts festival in 2007

Ten years ago, the Green Space Festival was in full swing across Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Boroughbridge.

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World premiere - The poster for  new Harrogate micro-budget film Man In A Monster Suit.

Ripon hosts premiere of £600 spoof-horror film tonight

The world premiere of hilarious new micro-budget comedy film from Ripon and Harrogate will take place tonight
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Singer-songwriter Nick Ellis at The Factory in Harrogate as part of Spirit of 67 event.

Success for eight-hour Spirit of 67 event in Harrogate

Organisers are celebrating the success of a unique and independent four event/four venue arts and music event in Harrogate.
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Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

Insurance money returned after 'stolen' candlesticks reappear at Yorkshire castle

A Yorkshire castle has had to return an insurance pay-out after four 'stolen' candlesticks re-appeared in strange circumstances.

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Billie Marten on stage in Harrogate's historic The Club. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Review: Future of music on show at Harrogate's historic The Club

Ont Sofa presents Billie Marten + Scott Quinn, The Club, Harrogate.

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Performing at Happygate festival in the Valley Gardens this Sunday - DJs Rory Hoy and DJ Trev. (1606101AM59)

Valley Gardens hosts free festival on Sunday

Another fab all-day feast of family entertainment is taking place in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens this Sunday.

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Playing Harrogate - Foo Fighters tribute act Four Fighters.

Harrogate rock festival on Stray on Saturday

Get ready to rock on The Stray on Saturday, July 22 in Harrogate as top tribute bands entertain the crowds at this year’s Harrogate Fake Festival.

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DJ set at Leeds Festival - Foals.

Revealed: Line-up for Transgressive takeover at Leeds Festival 2017

The organisers of Leeds Festival have unveiled the line-up for this year's very cool Transgressive Records late-night takeover.
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