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Tighter regulation of landlords and letting agents announced

All landlords in the private rented sector will soon have to subscribe to an industry ombudsman redress scheme - and agents will have to be qualified and regulated - according to an announcement at the recent Conservative Party conference.

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Gravestones, tarantula skins and animal skeletons: Strangest items British homeowners have found in new properties

Whilst it’s nice to be left useful items, such as white goods, curtains or window blinds when moving into a new home, some of the items left behind by vacating occupants are a little disconcerting.

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Get your rocks on and celebrate 15 years of Pinewoods

Get your rocks on and celebrate 15 years of Pinewoods

Harrogate based charity Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) is encouraging residents and visitors into the Pinewoods to celebrate its 15 years anniversary.

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Buskers wanted for Harrogate Christmas Market

Amateur artistes and small ensembles are being invited to apply for a busking slot at this year’s Harrogate Christmas Market in the Montpellier Quarter from Thursday November 16 to Sunday November 19.

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Marathon effort by Paul dressed as a dog!

Marathon effort by Paul dressed as a dog!

It was a dog’s life for charity runner Paul Halliday when he completed last weekend’s Yorkshire Marathon in a canine costume.

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Revolutionary ideas for the heart and mind at Harrogate hotel event

Revolutionary ideas for the heart and mind at Harrogate hotel event

revolutionary movement for the heart and mind, Berwins Salon North, focuses on the theme, Revolution, in the first of its autumn series.

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Tenants at risk from ‘postcode lottery’ of gas safety checks

Tenants at risk from ‘postcode lottery’ of gas safety checks

People living in many of the UK’s five million privately rented properties are caught in a gas safety ‘postcode lottery’.

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Ripon girl coining it in for the trip of a lifetime

A young Ripon girl is literally coining it in to help her take the trip of a lifetime.

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Yorkshire primary school wins national waterway charity competition

Grewelthorpe C of E Primary School in Ripon has been selected from hundreds of entries to become the winner of the Canal & River Trust’s inaugural national ‘Corridor for Nature’ competition.

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PICTURES: How we used to live - Ripon youngsters head back to the workhouse

PICTURES: How we used to live - Ripon youngsters head back to the workhouse

For local children 100 years ago Ripon’s Workhouse was a place of dread.

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Show home spectacular - see inside!

Show home spectacular - see inside!

The Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway recently opened two show homes at its Wetherby based development, Spofforth Park.

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Harrogate apartments with universal appeal

Harrogate apartments with universal appeal

With Harrogate regularly topping polls to find the best or happiest places to live, there’s sure to be plenty of interest in a new selection of one and two-bedroom apartments at Devonshire Gardens, in the town.

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