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Latest updates: Sinkhole opens up in Ripon

A Ripon leisure centre employee has praised his colleagues and emergency services for reacting quickly to a sinkhole which opened up on Friday.
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Vince Cable during his visit to Harrogate yesterday, at the site on Beckwith Head Road where building has been put on hold for a new 16 million mental health facility.

Sir Vince Cable visits Harrogate to kick-start election campaigning

The leader of the Liberal Democrats said he has "every expectation of making significant gains" in May's local council elections, as he visited Harrogate to kick-start campaigning on Thursday.
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They've done it! Harrogate friends complete epic trek across the Sahara for amazing charity

A little part of Harrogate was planted in the Sahara desert this week. after a determined group of friends from the town took on an ultimate test of endurance.
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The plans have been deferred to a future planning committee meeting. 'Picture: Town Pix.

Update for Harrogate Town fans on progress of club's major development plans

Harrogate Town AFC fans now face a longer wait for a verdict on the club’s major development plans, after discussions at Harrogate Borough Council’s (HBC) planning committee meeting on Tuesday.

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Plans for explosives storage site in Great Ouseburn unanimously rejected by councillors

Plans for an explosives and ammonium nitrate storage site in Great Ouseburn have been unanimously rejected by Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee.

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Hampsthwaite Action Group members.

'The village is in danger of losing its identity' - Blow for Hampsthwaite villagers fighting wave of housing developments

Campaigners battling a wave of housing developments in Hampsthwaite fear their village is “in danger of losing its identity,” with plans for up to 39 homes being given outline planning permission on Tuesday.

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Police are appealing for information.

Appeal launched following bag snatch from elderly woman in Ripon

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by police following a bag snatch from an elderly woman in Ripon.

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The Facebook page will promote offers on the market and showcase the range of stalls already on offer to visitors.

'Use it or lose it' - Online push to promote the offer of Ripon's historic market

“Use it or lose it”, is the message from Ripon resident Chris Davis, who has launched a new Facebook page to promote the city’s historic market.

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Emma Pilkington of Plastic Free Ripon.

First clean-up event and national recognition: Update on campaign to make Ripon plastic free

The efforts of a newly formed campaign group could see Ripon being nationally recognised as a plastic free city.
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The sleep out will raise awareness of hidden homelessness.

Charity calls for Ripon residents to sleep out on the Market Square and highlight city's hidden homelessness

Ripon residents will sleep out on the Market Square next month to powerfully represent the scale of hidden homelessness in the city.

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Rob Northfield with supporter Sandra Dunning. (1802131AM1).

Exciting new opportunity for Harrogate to get active and raise thousands for Saint Michael's Hospice

A kind-hearted businessman is leading a month-long drive to get Harrogate fit and active, while raising a bumper sum of money for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

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Reader poll and meeting report: Traders and residents share views on future of Ripon market

A major public meeting was held on Thursday night to discuss the future of Ripon’s historic market.

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Happy 100th birthday to kind-hearted Ada - a Ripon resident who has devoted her life to helping others

Ripon’s annual nearly new sale has been a popular part of city life for decades - it’s become a tradition that countless residents look forward to each year, and you just never know what treasures you might uncover browsing the stalls.

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A photo taken in April last year of the roof of the old lecture building.

Developers strongly deny allegations of deliberately damaging Ripon's Old Lecture Block building

The developers behind a planning application to demolish Ripon’s Old Lecture Block have strongly denied allegations from residents that they have deliberately damaged the building and left it to deteriorate.

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Developers of the site said M&S remains committed to moving forward with the plans

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

Ever since Marks & Spencer announced plans to close up to 14 stores, Ripon residents have been wondering what it means for the future of the M&S store which is due to come to the city as part of a new £10 million retail park.

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Organisers hope to continue the excitement created by the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France.

Major new cycling races planned for Ripon

Plans to bring a major new cycling event to Ripon have been overwhelmingly backed by city councillors, riders and supporters from across the district.
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Poll: Which high street names would you like to see come to Ripon's new £10m retail park?

Ever since it was announced that the developers of Ripon's new £10 million retail park are in talks with a national fashion chain, readers have been taking to social media to say which stores they would like to see fill the remaining units.

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Joyce and Sylvia knitting away at the Moors Care Centre.

Meet some of the devoted poppy makers of Ripon: city embraces project to mark First World War centenary

When the people of Ripon decide to embrace something, they really do embrace it.
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Police arrest driver near Ripon over drink-driving suspicion

A driver who was believed to be over the limit was stopped by police on the A61 near Ripon on Friday.

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Michelle Lepine with Joanne Herendi, Paula Conroy, Lucy Ward and Louise Mulrooney. (1802101AM1).

Meet the Harrogate friends trekking across the Sahara to raise vital funds for a mental health charity

Trekking across the Sahara desert is the latest challenge that hardy Harrogate resident Michelle Lepine is taking on for charity.

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