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Exciting moves to make Harrogate's Royal Pump Room Museum a hub for tackling isolation

Harrogate Museums have teamed up with the Harrogate Advertiser to organise a series of open house events at the Royal Pump Room Museum.
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Catherine is inviting as many residents as possible to donate to the hampers.

Harrogate woman's campaign to thank emergency services this Christmas

A Harrogate woman has launched a campaign to thank our emergency services this Christmas.
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Val Burdon (book keeper), Carol Norrie (hostel worker), Julie Everill (service manager), and Charlotte Fortune (senior support worker).

Launch of new ways to help the Harrogate Homeless Project

New fundraising schemes have been launched by the Harrogate Homeless Project to give the charity long-term budget security.
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The funding will help to develop the community centre and memorial garden.

£40,000 Budget support announced for memorial garden and community centre at Dishforth Airfield

A community centre and memorial garden at Dishforth Airfield has been given a £40,000 boost in this year’s Budget to support members of the Armed Forces and their families.
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Chair of the Volunteer Oscars John Fox presents a cheque to Jan Garrill of The Local Fund. Also in the picture are The Mayor of Harrogate Coun Anne Jones, Chief Executive of Harrogate Borough Council Wallace Sampson, Council Leader Coun Richard Cooper and Chief Executive of HARCVS Karen Weaver.

New fund to take groundbreaking steps towards addressing hidden needs of the Harrogate district

A new community fund will aim to take groundbreaking steps towards addressing the hidden needs of the Harrogate district when it launches in January.

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Starbeck boy Noah Maguire switched on the Christmas lights.

Four-year-old Noah shines as the star of Starbeck's Christmas lights switch-on

The hard work of Starbeck's Christmas lights committee paid off on Saturday with a well-attended community switch-on, despite challenges faced this year.

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More good news for Ripon Grammar Schools, just days after their annual prize-giving which also celebrated huge success.

Ripon Grammar School named best performing state secondary school in the North of England

Ripon Grammar School has been named the best performing state secondary school in the North of England by The Sunday Times's annual Parent Power schools guide.

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The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Anne Jones, Father Christmas and  the Chairman of Harrogate at Christmas, Coun John Fox, switch on the Harrogate Christmas lights with help from the cast of Harrogate Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast and entertainers.(1711162AM19).

Air dates confirmed for TV series about Harrogate at Christmas

For months TV crews have been filming around Harrogate for a two-part documentary series about the town's Christmas celebrations, and now after much anticipation, an air date has been confirmed.

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The Mayor of Harrogate Coun Anne Jones and The President of the Rotary Club of Harrogate Graham Saunders presented Eliza Mellor ond Robyn Cox of Bettys with The Best Large Shop Window Display Award. (1711162AM17)

IN PICTURES: The winners of the Harrogate Christmas shop window competition

A record-breaking number of businesses entered Harrogate’s Christmas shop window competition this year, and the beautiful displays will be a major focus of a Channel 5 documentary series airing next month about the town’s Christmas celebrations.
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The moving service will be held at Ripon Cathedral.

Moving service at Ripon Cathedral to honour war hero

A moving service at Ripon Cathedral will honour the bravery of a First World War soldier awarded the Victoria Cross.

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Ripon Choral Society continues to go from strength to strength. Picture: Joseph Priestley.

International success for Ripon Choral Society

Ripon Choral Society is going from strength to strength, and to add to their incredible string of successes, they have been invited to perform in New York at the Carnegie Hall.

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Ripon author and illustrator Monica Gabb.

Ripon author takes powerful anti-bullying message into schools

A Ripon author and illustrator is working hard to end bullying by taking her book with a powerful message into schools across the district.
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Last year's big lights switch-on.

Ripon Christmas events round-up - the big switch-on and other great events for our city

Excitement is building for Ripon’s packed programme of Christmas events, and on Saturday crowds will fill the Market Square to watch the lights being switched on.
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Andrew Roberts rehearsing with pupils for the concert.

Your chance to see a spectacular carol service in Ripon with more than 200 children taking part

More than 200 children will sing in a carol concert spectacular at Holy Trinity Church on December 4 at 1.30pm.
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The Royal Pump Room Museum.

Have your say on the future of the Royal Pump Room

Harrogate residents are being invited to have their say over the future of the Royal Pump Room museum to shape major plans for its redevelopment.
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The Mayor of Knaresborough Coun, David Goode with Pam Godsell (Knaresborough Lions), Simon Knowles (fund raiser for The Old School). Angela Longden (Chair of Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library). Julie Smith (Fodder), Trevor Hayes (hall manager elect) and Sue Thom with her son Elliott (2) Picture: Adrian Murray. (1711211AM1).

Saved from closure: Thousands of toys collected over 27 years have found a new home in Knaresborough

Thousands of toys collected over 27 years have found a new home, thanks to the generosity of the Knaresborough community.
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Chloe Bellerby signing for her soccer scholarship.

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teenager walking from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health

Taking on any walking challenge requires a lot of nerve and bucketloads of endurance, but 17-year-old Chloe Bellerby from Harrogate is pushing herself to the absolute extreme by walking from Leeds to London in just 10 days.
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The M&S Harrogate team at their breast cancer support evening.

Harrogate leads the way in empowering women who have had a mastectomy

Rebuilding confidence and self-esteem can be one of the biggest challenges for women who have had a mastectomy, but M&S Harrogate and the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre have taken the hugely positive step of working together to empower women.
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The powerful message behind one of Harrogate's beautiful Christmas window displays

If you have been walking along Oxford Street lately, the chances are that you might have spotted a window display full of brightly-coloured knitted angels - but what is it for, and what is it all about?
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Members of the Ripon and District Forum.

Ripon group announces 50th anniversary celebrations

One of Ripon's longest-standing and most celebrated community groups will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on November 29.

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