New! Hip Hop night in Harrogate at popular bar

A rare night of hip hop and rap is coming to Harrogate at one of the town’s leading independent bars.
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New Harrogate mayor - Flashback to when Coun Bernard Bateman, right, was Mayor of Ripon at the opening of Ripon Canal in 2002.

Who is Harrogate's new mayor for 2018-19?

Each new mayor for the Harrogate district brings something new to the role.
New location - Bodega restaurant's old premises in Harrogate.

It's back! Harrogate restaurant to reopen

A well-known Harrogate restaurant which closed last year under the pressure of the competitive sector that is the town's food and drink scene, is set to reopen soon.
Saving the planet - An end to plastic straws at Bettys famous tearooms in Harrogate and elsewhere.

New: Another Harrogate business bans plastic straws

The mounting trend among Harrogate cafes, restaurants and businesses to join the war against plastic waste has been boosted by one of the town's most iconic names.

Tucking into tasty food at Streat Food Festival in harrogate. (Picture by Peter Dench)

Popular Harrogate food festival is back soon

Deck chairs at the ready! Harrogate bank holiday makers can look forward to the return of a popular food and drink festival next week.
The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Dear Reader: Fallout from new housing + I was a bad footballer

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Coming to North Yorkshire - Festival star Gaz Coombes.

Brilliant music line-up for North Yorks music fest

Tickets are going fast for North Yorkshire’s superb Deer Shed Festival which has gone from strength to strength since it was first launched a decade ago and this year, in particular, boasts a fab set big name headliners.

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Pateley Bridge sculptor Joseph Hayton with the sculpture which won a top award at Pall Mall Gallery in London.

London triumph for artist from Harrogate area

A talented young sculptor from the Harrogate district says he's thrilled to have won one of London's most prestigious arts prizes.

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The public swimming pool pool is set to reopen soon.

Date revealed for leak-hit pool reopening: Harrogate Borough Council

A date has been set for the reopening of one of Harrogate Borough Council's popular public swimming pools after a major water leak forced its closure.
Film stars - Part of the cast of HOPs' video take a break from the film shoot at the Royal Hall.

Incredible 20,000 views for Harrogate theatrical group's video

A Harrogate art group's promo video for their next show has become a social media hit, winning an incredible 20,000 views.
Flashback to last years Glampfest at Kirkby Malzeard.

Coming this weekend: Glamping fest near Harrogate

A Harrogate business couple who launched a successful ‘glamping’ festival near Ripon last year are giving all the proceeds of the forthcoming second family-friendly event to charity.
Harrogate writer Emma Nicholson.

Harrogate writer hopeful despite royal wedding clash

A new Harrogate author whose book launch at Waterstones clashes with the royal wedding says she’s hopeful poetry lovers will still turn out in force this Saturday.
Ivor Novello award-winning Chris Difford of Squeeze on stage at Warehouse Recording Co in Harrogate. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

London fans travel to Harrogate for Squeeze man's show

Review by Stuart Rhodes
Water leaks have closed this swimming pool.

Water leaks close Harrogate council-owned swimming pool

Disappointed residents are still waiting for a reopening date nearly two weeks after one of Harrogate Borough Council's public swimming pools was hit by major leaks.
Lift-off! The co-founders of Slingby Gin Marcus Black and Mike Carthy outside their Harrogate shop, Spirit of Harrogate.

Harrogate drinks firm links up with

Harrogate-based premium gin brand Slingsby has confirmed a major new listing with leading leisure airline to list their award-winning gins as part of their inflight retail offering.
Set for a major transformation - The old Broadacres site in Harrogate is about to reopen as a new store.

New shop to open in Harrogate

It's been a pub, then a different pub, then a shop, then another shop, then nothing - but new lease of life is shortly to be given to a prominent property in Harrogate.
Harrogate Theatre's chief executive David Bown launches the Centre Stage fundraising initiative.

Panto for Harrogate patients in groundbreaking project

In what is believed to be the first partnership of its kind in Yorkshire, patients at Harrogate and Ripon Hospital are to get Harrogate Theatre's phenomenaly successful panto beamed live to them.
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Dame Joan Bakewell.

Join top art show as TV cameras come to Harrogate district!

A film crew are coming to the Harrogate district and, if you're a budding artist, you could be on the show appearing in front of TV viewers.

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The chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Sir Gary Verity tucks into pizza on Tour de Yorkshire Day in Pateley Bridge with Christian Prudhomme, the chief of ASO, who organise the Tour de France.  Picture by Adrian Murray.  (1805061AM28)

Dear Reader: Proud to be Yorkshire + my embarrassing towel fiasco

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
Cracking line-up for the hometown gig  in Harrogate of Lizzie and metal band Sertraline.

Harrogate Lizzie to star in fab hard rock gig at Bilton WMC

A local female singer who fronts popular hard-hitting rock band Sertraline who’ve achieved success beyond Harrogate’s boundaries is heading up a UK and European tour next week with a rare gig in her hometown.
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