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Search for missing Thirsk man moves to Harrogate

Police searching for a missing 52-year-old man from Sessay near Thirsk believe he may be in the Harrogate area.

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Legend of the Craven Heifer reimagined to launch the 160th Great Yorkshire Show

These days an animal becomes a national phenomenon when it performs a zany trick on a TV talent show but back in the early 1800s it was the sheer size of a Yorkshire-born heifer that earned it celebrity-like status.

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Sculptor Joseph Hayton will have his bronze bust of James Butler displayed as part of a Society of Portrait Sculpture exhibition in London next month.

Pateley Bridge artist’s bust of famous sculptor earns place at London show

Meeting your heroes can be a nervy enough experience, but getting the chance to sculpt their portrait is on quite another level.

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In pictures: Springtime Live hailed a success at Harrogate showground

Nearly 4,000 visitors spent the day with farm animals and enjoying a range of activities at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

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Pugs Delilah, Piglet, Mary and French Bulldog Fanny were taken by thieves but have now been reunited with their owners.

Stolen dogs reunited with their owners after Huby break-in

Four beloved pets stolen from a family home in Huby near Harrogate have been reunited with their owners.

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A haul of chocolates and steak were stolen from the Co-op store in Skipton Road on Valentine's Day (Google)

Police seek Valentine’s Day chocolate and steak thief in Harrogate

Did you enjoy a steak dinner and Thorntons chocolates with the man pictured in the CCTV image below on Valentine’s Day?

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Farmers want permit charge rise to be delayed

Farmers have joined anglers in criticising the proposed increase to permit charges by the Environment Agency.

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North Yorkshire nature tourism can boost the economy by millions of pounds, report claims

Nature tourism has the potential to add millions of pounds to the economy of North Yorkshire whilst boosting public health, according to the authors of a new report.

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Ian Berriman, of Sunderlandwick Farm, Driffield, has his blood pressure checked by nurse Anne Reed, watched by his father Mick. Pictures by James Hardisty.

New series of health checks for farmers begins in Harrogate

Members of Yorkshire’s farming community took the opportunity of a farm machinery open day to take advantage of free medical check ups.

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Alcohol provides extra market for Yorkshire rhubarb growers

A rising demand from the makers of artisan spirits, wines and craft beer is driving an increasingly lucrative new sideline for Yorkshire rhubarb growers.

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Diego Filipe has been banned from driving for 40 months.

Harrogate drink driver banned from road for more than three years

A 35-year-old Harrogate man has been handed a second driving ban for drink driving, just ten months after serving his previous sentence.

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Wedderburn Avenue, Harrogate (Google)

Police seek man who told young girls to give him a cuddle in Harrogate street

Police are appealing for information after a man blocked four young girls from walking down a street in Harrogate and demanded a cuddle.

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The M62 corridor has been chosen for the new Northern Forest which will take 25 years to take shape. Picture by Tony Johnson.

Northern forest to span width of the country along M62

An ambitious project to create a “Northern Forest” of 50m trees along the M62 corridor will begin in March after the Government pledged £5.7m of taxpayers’ cash to get the 25-year project started.

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A photograph of the damaged police shared on social media by North Yorkshire Police.

Police arrest boy after car attacked with drainpipe in Harrogate

A teenager has been arrested by police in connection with an attack on a squad car in Harrogate.

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The next Dark Skies Festival held by the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Park Authorities will be held on February 9 to 25.  Picture by Matthew Savage.

Stargazers needed to share night sky sights in North Yorkshire

People with a passion for the celestial are being recruited to help harness a growing enthusiasm for stargazing in some of the country’s best dark sky locations.

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An artist's impression of part of the architect's new plans for Flaxby Park.

Major plans for new village near Harrogate are tabled

Plans to build a new village of almost 3,000 homes on the edge of Harrogate have been finally been submitted to the council after more than 12 months of talks.

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Yorkshire Vet co-star announces departure from Herriot practice

Like many veterinarians working around the world today, The Yorkshire Vet co-star Julian Norton was inspired to follow in the footsteps of the late Alf Wight thanks to his touching, semi-autobiographical tales of life as a rural vet under his James Herriot pen name.

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Iain Mann, the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership's scheme manager. Pictures by James Hardisty.

How Iain has led efforts to keep Nidderdale’s heritage alive

A dramatic career change, motivated by a love of the outdoors, eventually led Iain Mann to Yorkshire and one of the county’s most fascinating and varied stretches of countryside.

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Drink-driving breathalyser.

Festive clampdown on drink and drug driving launched across North Yorkshire

A festive crackdown on drink and drug driving across North Yorkshire has been launched today by police.

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