Judges wowed by standard of acts entering Ripon's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent pulls in millions of viewers every week - and closer to home, Ripon's own version of the contest is really taking off and showcasing the city's talent to the world.

Fire service issues warning after 'carelessly discarded' BBQ starts blaze at Brimham Rocks

A safety warning has been issued by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service after a "carelessly discarded" barbecue started a blaze at Brimham Rocks yesterday.
Chelsea-May Jenner.

Selfless eight-year-old from Ripon is having her hair cut to give a life-changing gift to children with cancer

A selfless eight-year-old from Ripon has decided to have her hair cut off to help change another little girl's life.


Video and eyewitness account: Fire at Brimham Rocks

Fire crews from across the district have been battling a blaze at Brimham Rocks.
Nosterfield Quarry from the west. Picture: APS.

Exciting expansion plans revealed for Yorkshire nature reserve

Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve is being expanded to include a further 100 acres dedicated to wildlife conservation.
A photo from the group's first meetup.

New LGBT group launched in Ripon + plans for the city's first Pride event

A new LGBT social group has been launched in Ripon as part of an exciting drive to celebrate the city's diversity.

Judith Rogerson

Revealed: New parliamentary candidate for Harrogate and Knaresborough Lib Dems

The Harrogate and Knaresborough Liberal Democrats have announced who will be their next parliamentary candidate.
Stuart Martin with Caroline Bentham, Hazel Barker and volunteers (1803121AM1).

50,000 knitted poppies and massive community spirit - how Ripon's going all-out to mark the First World War centenary

There's no doubt about it - Ripon residents are definitely doing their bit to mark the First World War centenary, knitting and crocheting tens of thousands of poppies to create a truly spectacular display.

Police are appealing for information.

Appeal for witnesses after theft from a Harrogate shop

Police are appealing for witnesses after mobile phones were stolen from Harrogate's O2 shop this morning.
Knaresborough has been going all-out to rejuvenate its historic market.

Why we're all going to be hearing a lot more about Knaresborough market soon

Knaresborough has been going all-out to rejuvenate its historic market, and today the town joins communities across the UK in supporting ‘love your local market’ fortnight.

Lauren Walkington

Lucky to be alive: Ripon woman speaks out about her recovery after devastating car crash

A Ripon woman who feels “lucky to be alive” after a devastating car crash two years ago, is speaking out about her journey to recovery in a week of awareness for brain injuries.

Jordan Ford celebrating Harrogate Town's promotion with his children.

Harrogate Town fans call for street party to celebrate club's promotion

In a week where communities across the UK are hosting street parties to mark the royal wedding, Harrogate Town fans are looking to organise a street party of their very own to celebrate the club's historic promotion to the National League on Sunday.
3,000 football fans filled the CNG stadium on Friday.

What Harrogate Town's promotion could mean for Harrogate

In a week of huge success for Harrogate Town, thoughts are turning to what exactly this promotion could mean for the town as a whole.
The outgoing Mayor of Harrogate Anne Jones and Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones present the lottery cheque to Leonora Wassell and the Pride in Diversity committee. (1805111AM).

Countdown to Harrogate's second Pride in Diversity festival

Harrogate's first ever Pride in Diversity festival was a big hit last year, and organisers have been working round-the-clock to make sure that this year's event on June 16 is even better.
A Strong and Steady exercise class.

Launch of £300,000 project to reduce the number of falls in the Harrogate district

A £300,000 project has been launched by North Yorkshire County Council to help reduce the number of falls in the Harrogate district.
Alistair Franklin in the shop.

Take a look inside the New Zealand butcher's shop that's Harrogate Town mad!

A butcher's shop in New Zealand has been decked out with bunting, scarves and Harrogate Town hats to show support for the club from across the globe.
The Goddens, Njies, Springays and Mahlengu families getting into the spirit of the game.

Fans celebrate as Harrogate Town secures promotion

Harrogate Town AFC secured promotion to the National League today, in the biggest game of the club's history.
Noah Maguire switching on the Starbeck Christmas lights last year.

You can never start too early! - Team behind Starbeck's Christmas lights announces packed programme of fundraising events

Organising any community event takes a lot of hard work and commitment from all those involved - and the committee behind Starbeck's Christmas lights is going all-out to make this year's switch-on one to remember, with a packed programme of fundraisers to help make the lights the best they can be.

The week will culminate in a choir open day.

Exciting week-long festival of music at Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral is hosting an exciting week-long festival of music from Sunday, until May 20.

Helen Johnson of Prima Musica.

Not to be missed - concert celebrating 20 years of the brilliant Prima Musica

Ripon’s Prima Musica is marking 20 years of music tuition in Ripon with a special anniversary concert.

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