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Last-ditch plea to protect Harrogate beauty spot

Conservationists are making an emotional plea to Harrogate residents to support their “last chance” to protect a cherished Harrogate beauty spot.

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TV interview - Roger Hewitt, Knaresborough's town crier

Sky News gives Knaresborough a star role

Knaresborough featured as a main news item on Sky News at the weekend in a publicity coup worth worth millions of pounds.

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Happy couple Chris Stark and Olive Moyses. (1801092AM3)

North Yorks couple to get married as part of 40s nostalgia day

A popular elderly couple in the Harrogate district are proving romance can blossom at any age by getting married in a very public - and fun - ceremony.
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Smash hit  panto - The cast and crowd at Harrogate Theatres production of Beauty and the Beast at the Saturday matinee.  (1801062AM1)

Secrets of Harrogate panto revealed by director

A sign of the special place Harrogate Theatre’s annual panto has for schoolchildren and families alike is this: with this year’s panto still going strong until Sunday, more than 500 tickets have already been sold for the next one.
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The new owners of Blind Jacks in Knaresborough,  Christian Ogley and Alice Bennett. (1711074AM2)

Tonight - famous Harrogate district pub's #Tryanuary event

As part of the Harrogate and Knaresborough #Tryanuary events, acting local #Tryanuary champion Rachel Auty will be hosting a beer social at one of the district's best-loved pubs tonight.
Lifestyle
Supporting Harrogate independent restaurant - Top food critic Jay Rayner.

Harrogate owner thanks celebrity food critic for social media boost

The owner of an award-winning Harrogate restaurant which become a social media sensation has thanked celebrity food critic Jay Rayner for his support.
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Harrogate Film Festival - Festival founder Adam Chandler and Everyman cinemas Chelsea Talbot. (1702071AM9)

Dear Reader: Harrogate Film Festival + a controversy in shorts

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
Opinion
Heartfelt - Singer-songwriter Tom Blackwell.

Harrogate venue's live treat for Tom Petty fans

One of Harrogate’s best and most intimate venues gets back into the swing of things in the New Year with a double bill featuring award-winning Southern Companion shortly.
Music
Rob Cowen, right, walking in Nidd Gorge.

Nidd Gorge book in BBC's top ten nature books ever

An acclaimed book set in Nidd Gorge is on the shortlist for the UK’s favourite nature book of all time alongside classics like Wind in the Willows.

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Coming to Harrogate - A spectacular scene from Into Twin Galaxies, showing as part of this years Banff Mountain Film Festival tour.

Exhilarating film festival in Harrogate may change your life

Exciting, exhilarating and eye-opening, if Banff Mountain Film Festival doesn’t inspire you to do something adventurous in the great outdoors, it tends, at least, to make you think about doing so.
Whats on
Harrogate Theatre.

Much-loved Harrogate venue celebrates massive birthday

Harrogate Theatre is to mark its 118th birthday tonight, Thursday with a celebratory party.

Whats on
Blind Jack sign - Roger Hewitt, the Town Crier of Knaresborough;  Bernard Higgins of the Blind Jack of Knaresborough Tri-centennial Anniversary Committee; Coun Anne Jones, Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate; and Coun David Goode, Mayor of Knaresborough, unveil the road sign in honour of John Metcalf in 2017.

Royal honour for 'humbled' Blind Jack campaigner

One of the most dynamic forces in last year’s celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of legendary Knaresborough figure John ‘Blind Jack’ Metcalfe has been invited to Buckingham Palace.

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Happygate Festival organiser Gary Simmonds. Picture by Adrian Murray. (1801083AM2)

Blow for community events in Valley Gardens

Community events in the Valley Gardens will no longer be allowed in the peak summer months in a decision blamed on the need to make them cost-effective for both the council and the town’s tourist economy.
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Bernard Higgins with 'Blind Jack'.

'Dangerous' path near iconic Knaresborough building - claim

The pathway to one of Knaresborough's most historic buildings is a danger to pedestrians, argues the man who who did so much to raise awaresss of how local historic figure John 'Blind Jack' Metcalfe beat his disability to become a local legend last year.
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Part of Posy Simmonds' front cover from her graphic novel Gemma Bovery which started life as a serial in The Guardian.

Harrogate coup with Tamara Drewe artist

Much-loved artist Posy Simmonds who created famous graphic novel character Tamara Drewe is coming to Harrogate's Mercer Gallery.
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Rebecca Colby  and Sarah Hart who have set up Harrogate Affordable Homes Community Land Trust. (1702145AM1)

Affordable housing: Harrogate 'missing out' claim

Concerned Harrogate residents who set up their own community housing group to campaign for more affordable homes says the council is missing a golden chance to ease the situation.

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An otter spotted in Nidd Gorge on Boxing Day. Photo by Rachel Christy as posted on Keeping Nidd Gorge Georgeous's Facebook page.

Dear Reader: Royal honour well deserved + an otter in Nidd Gorge!

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Opinion
Barrel and Squidger Records label owner Jason Hodgson, second from the right, with Ben Marsden of The Main Grains, CJ Wildheart and Daniel Lucas of Boss Caine.

Harrogate record label in top ten!

A Harrogate music fan is celebrating his new record label based in his bedroom hitting the top ten UK charts with its very first release.
Arts
Backing #Tryanuary - The Little Ale House's owner Richard Park, right,  pictured here wuith Anton Stark founder of  Harrogate Brewing Company.

Harrogate says forget 'Dry January' embrace the beer!

Some of Harrogate’s biggest players in the thriving craft beer scene are backing a campaign to do the opposite of the usual healthy New Year’s resolutions.

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National treasure - Artist Posy Simmonds.

Exclusive - 'National treasure' artist coming to Harrogate

Much-loved artist Posy Simmonds who created famous graphic novel character Tamara Drewe is coming to Harrogate's Mercer Gallery.

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