Dear Reader: New women's political party + my cricket disaster

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
Utterly charming - The Blue Lion at East Witton.

Restaurant review: Best country inn in Yorkshire?

Apart from the small minority who like the austere beauty of a Bauhaus building, there can be few people who wouldn’t warm to the cosy nature of The Blue Lion at East Witton.
Coming soon to Harrogate Film Festival 2018 - Bond Night: Licence To Thrill at Cardamom Black restaurant in Harrogate.

One week to Harrogate Film Festival 2018!

Famous actor Richard E Grant may have been forced to postpone his visit but there’s still a packed programme of exciting events coming up in the second annual Harrogate Film Festival in just over a week’s time.
An example of heavy traffic congestion on Otley Road in Harrogate.

New bid to fix Harrogate's worst junction

One of Harrogate’s most frustrating problem junctions is to be revamped to the potential relief of hundreds of rush hour commuters.
Harrogate Museums and Arts' new operations manager Lucy Scott. (1802191AM4)

Harrogate woman: Scott of Antarctic was my great-grandfather

Harrogate museums' new operations manager has an amazing historical connection of her own - to legendary explorer Scott of the Antarctic.

Women on Tap festival founder Rachel Auty, second from right, pictured at Knaresborough Lions Beer Festival with Lucy Barrow, Andrew Wood and Andrew Cameron. (1708123AM1)

Harrogate's women-led festival of beer

Harrogate’s own celebration of women and beer which attracted national attention last year in its inaugural session is set to return in 2018 - bigger and better.
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Flashback - 80s hitmakers Fairground Attraction with songwriter/guitarist Mark Nevin, right, who wrote Perfect, and singer Eddi Reader, second from left.

Interview: Hit songwriter on 'shy' Morrissey

Harrogate fans of 80s acoustic pop band Fairground Attraction have enjoyed seeing its flamed-haired lead singer Eddi Reader on stage in town in the recent past.
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Part of the proposed new housing development off Knox Lane in Bilton, Harrogate.

'Affordable' housing in Bilton: exact plans revealed

A second consultation meeting in as many weeks about a new housing development in Bilton is to be held after residents' complaints of a lack of notice.
The sign for new town houses on Harlow Hill in Harrogate.

Will new houses ruin iconic Harrogate view?

Forget the BAFTA-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, residents in the Harlow area of Harrogate have been getting a bit concerned by just one sign.
The future of Harrogate? An example of a Car Club in action.

The Way Ahead pt 2: 'Green' solutions for Harrogate

Traffic congestion touches everyone in some way in the Harrogate district, ordinary citizens, local businesses and residents’ groups alike. In the second of our new series The Way Ahead, the Harrogate Advertiser’s Graham Chalmers talks to Jemima Parker, chair of Zero Carbon Harrogate. Many of the ideas for rethinking the way ahead on traffic congestion in an enviromentally-friendly way are shared by other local groups such as Nidd Gorge Community Action, Harrogate and District Cycle Action, Pinewoods Conservation Group and more. In future weeks, The Way Ahead will also feature the views of the business community.
Anton Stark, owner of Harrogate Brewing Co.

Harrogate beer wins top awards

In a craft beer David and Goliath-like situation, a Harrogate micro-brewery has come away with top honours at a major event.
Concerned about the state of paths at Church Lane - Coun Ed Darling, The Mayor of Knaresborough Coun David Goode, Bernard Higgins and The Rev. Gary Hinchcliffe. (1801061AM2)

Action on 'dangerous path at Knaresborough's iconic location

The problem for one of Knaresborough’s most historic buildings seemed straightforward enough at first.
Ferociously powerful - Harrogate band Hell Fire Jack.

Hell Fire Jack launch album with Harrogate gig

Review: If the growing success of young Harrogate metal band Blood Youth round the country shows anything it’s that their hometown is more of a centre for hard rock than many would think.
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NIdd Gorge in Harrogate.

Nidd Gorge action group prepare campaign ideas

A Harrogate action group is marking its first 12 months with its inaugural AGM next week.
Harrogate show - Good natured comedian Ed Byrne. (Picture by Roslyn Gaunt)

Interview: Comic Ed Byrne on coming to Harrogate

Famed for his rapport with fellow Irish comic Dara O’ Briain on BBC TV shows such as Mock the Week and Dara and Ed’s Big Adventure, good-natured comedian Ed Bryne is bringing his new live show to Harrogate next week.
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1944 - Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, receives a special cigar box from Ogdens Jewellers of Harrogate.

The day Winston Churchill visited Harrogate shop

For 125 years it’s been a gem on Harrogate’s high street - literally, though not always at the same location, for not only how has Ogden’s changed, so has Harrogate.

Record Town by artist Horace Panter.

New Harrogate exhibition of work by The Specials' bassist

US visits by classic British band The Specials have inspired a new exhibition in one of Harrogate’s coolest galleries.

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Harrogate Hospital.

Petition over Harrogate Hospital's private company plans

A petition against plans by Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust to set up a private company for some staff has attracted more than a 1,000 signatures in the first 48 hours.
One of Knaresborough brewery Roosters beers.

Cheers! New open day at Harrogate brewery

An award-winning craft beer brewery in the Harrogate district is to open its doors for the first time shortly as a 'tap room.'
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