Quartet return for Ripon City derby

Ripon City will be buoyed by the return of four key players when rivals Boroughbridge arrive for the West Riding County Cup third round (1pm).

York City's Tom Allan

Harrogate Town loan York City defender Tom Allan

Harrogate Town have brought in York City defender Tom Allan on a month’s loan to ease their defensive problems.

Callum Howe has joined Harrogate Town. Picture: Matt Kirkham

Town make first signing since promotion as defender joins

Harrogate Town have wasted no time in strengthening their squad following promotion to the National League.

Harrogate Town

Enjoy the high life and live like a Rockstar at Lincolnshire's Tattershall Lakes

'It's all too beautiful', I joked as we approached our weekend getaway to murmurings about staying in a caravan; but seconds later my words became reality.
Tony and Lori Handley outside Spotty House in Knaresborough

Bidding farewell to Spotty House and Knaresborough

The splashes of colour across Spotty House in Knaresborough have drawn international attention since TV cameras first beamed the arrival of the Grand Depart, but now its owners are preparing to bid farewell to the town.

Gallery: Top homes in our property section

Are you looking for a new home? Start your search with our property section.


Thunderstorms: What causes this extreme weather phenomena and can they be predicted?

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK.
Enjoy a stress-free stay at one of these luxurious boutique hotels around Yorkshire

10 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Yorkshire for a stress-free break

In need of a relaxing night away?

Rothstone Estates have reassured residents that M&S remain committed to moving forward with their plans to open a Ripon branch.

M&S 'fully committed' to coming to Ripon despite store closure announcements

The developers of Ripon's new £10 million retail park have confirmed that Marks and Spencer are still "fully committed" to opening a store in Ripon, despite the announcement of other branch closures nationally.

Knaresborough RUFC

Knaresborough RUFC to tackle Thirsk in Trophy final clash

Knaresborough RUFC will attempt to make history on Saturday when they tackle Thirsk in the final of the North Yorkshire Trophy.

Rugby Union

School girl was punched by man in his 40s while waiting for a bus in Harrogate

A 16-year-old school girl was punched in the face by an unknown man while she waited for a bus outside the Royal Hall in Harrogate.

Gallery: 25th Nidderdale Walk raises thousands for charity

Organisers of the Nidderdale Walk celebrated the event’s 25th anniversary on Sunday, which to date has raised more than £800,000 for dozens of worthy charities in the Harrogate district.

Competition winner Sandra Van Zelst.

Winners revealed for Harrogate Advertiser's Harlow Carr competition

Five lucky winners have been given a pair of tickets for FREE entry to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, following a Harrogate Advertiser competition.

In pictures: Almsford Community Fun Day a huge success

Hundreds of friends and supporters of Pannal Ash Junior FC savoured the family atmosphere at this year’s Almsford Community Fun Day.

The Full Monty hits the road again later this year

New tour of Full Monty hits Yorkshire stage

The Full Monty, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production,hits the road again later this year and arrives at York Grand Opera House in October.

Theatre and Comedy
The second bank holiday of May is almost upon us, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Bank Holiday weather: What to expect hour-by-hour in Yorkshire over the next three days

The second bank holiday of May is almost upon us, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Roadworks on Otley Road.

Letter: Roadworks

I note that the planners have allowed ‘supposedly’ essential gas works to take place on Skipton Road, in parallel with the equally ‘essential’ water works on Otley Road - thus obstructing both roads into the town from the west and north west simultaneously. Firstly, what fool thought that was a good idea, rather than staggering the works so that diverted traffic actually had somewhere to divert to? Secondly, these works are only deemed to be ‘essential’ because of the huge new housing developments which they are being put in to serve; if the developers were told that they could not lay a brick until the necessary and essential infrastructure had been installed, these developments would be staggered instead of being released simultaneously across the town in several places together (which will, of course, create a temporary glut of new housing which the developers will struggle to sell unless they create ‘small affordable boxes’ that no one really wants to live in, as they’d all rather live in proper houses with some room in them and a decent sized garden, But thirdly we come to the matter of ‘by what God given right’ do these service providers feel that they can dictate to society when and for how long their works are going to take place? In the case of Yorkshire Water, we have seen and experienced the delays of them, digging up Otley Road over the course of months, their works ‘starting at one end and progressing by degrees to the other’ meanwhile holding up the traffic - for months, why is it not demanded of them that ‘they open the road from one end to the other as fast as possible - putting several gangs on the job and having ‘starts’ at several places along the length - and ditto have several gangs laying the pipes and installing the valves and junctions simultaneously? We do not build motorways, railways, pipelines, nor even ‘tunnels’ by starting at one end - all these projects have several ‘simultaneous starting points’ along the length of the job and they are got over with as quickly as possible. Just why do the general public have to put up with the inconvenience and cost of Yorkshire Water taking months to do a job which could be done in a fraction of the time if they put enough plant and men onto it? These ‘service providers’ should be charged millions per day for every hour of traffic disruption (as they are on motorway build - then they’d get the job over with in a timely fashion instead of being nothing but a damned nuisance! Are there any competent people left running our public services?

Your Say
Race for Life, Harrogate, May 2008.

Retro: Rain couldn't dampen the spirit of 3,000 Harrogate runners

Almost 3,000 women gathered at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground in May 2008, in a bid to help fight cancer.

Over £2,000 raised for young Leeds rugby player who suffered devastating back injury in a match

Over £2,000 raised for young Leeds rugby player who suffered devastating back injury in a match

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help pay for the treatment of a young Leeds Rhinos rugby star who broke her back on the pitch.


Police hunt Boroughbridge graffiti vandals

POLICE  have issued photographs of graffiti damage caused to bridges in Boroughbridge and are appealing for information to identify the vandals.

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