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Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Politics
Harrogate District Hospital.

Unison accuses Harrogate NHS Trust of scheme to avoid paying tax

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust has been accused of attempting to avoid tax by setting up a commercial arm to run its estates and facilities.

Business
Hayden Glynn, director and head of residential property litigation at Lupton Fawcett.

Could administration fees be on their way out?

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PCC Julia Mulligan.

Commissioner warns of £4.3million black hole for North Yorkshire Police

Harrogate residents are being asked whether they would rather see an increase to their council tax or a cut to the budget of the local police force.

Business
Northern has introduced extra Sunday services as it works to modernise its network.

Northern introduces extra Sunday train services linking Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough

More frequent rail services were introduced between Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough this weekend.

Transport
King's Road, image courtesy of Google

Roadworks due as Yorkshire Water confirms repairs will resume in Harrogate

Roadworks are to return to King's Road in Harrogate as Yorkshire Water confirms it will be resuming repairs.
Transport

£3.8 million refurbished gym to open in Harrogate this weekend

Ashville Sports Centre in Harrogate will throw open its doors to the public to unveil its new look following a £3.8m refurbishment.
News

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.

Business
The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE (centre), presented the Queens Award to BioClads export sales director Andy Newbould (l), company founder Lindsay McKenzie (r) and team members. (S)

Queen’s Award opens doors to £3m in deals

A specialist manufacturer of antimicrobial technology has won contracts worth over £3m after scooping a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Business
Heck co-founder Andrew Keeble with some of his fast-selling sausages. (S)

Food and furniture make Fast Track 100

The health of the local business community has been highlighted with the publication of this year’s Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

Business
Motorists could face roadworks for three months.

Three month roadworks planned to lay water main in Harrogate

Yorkshire Water have announced three-month plans to lay 460 metres of new water mains along Otley Road in Harrogate, early next year.

Transport
Former Trust Governor and Sterile Services lead Pat Hewitson cuts the ribbon with outgoing head of department, Melanie Davies, Sterile Services team members and Trust Board members. Picture: Adrian Murray

Harrogate Hospital department leader leaves £4million legacy

A department head at Harrogate District Hospital has said goodbye to colleagues after two decades and having just secured a nearly £4millon investment for the service.
Health
Residents have been calling for improvements to Bond End for years.

Improvements to Bond End will start in March next year says council

Work to improve the enormous traffic congestion problem through Bond End in Knaresborough will start in March next year.

Business
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.

Business
Matthew Morton, Senior Associate at Leeds law firm Lupton Fawcett.

Cuckoo in the Nest

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Business
The leading members of Pateley Bridges brilliant Great British High Street competition bid team with Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, pictured left.

Lovely North Yorks town finally gets award - a year later!

It’s been a while in coming but the final bit of proof that Pateley Bridge did win the Great British High Street competition is finally coming to town.

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Broadband nightmare - Janet Edmunds, Pat Anderson and Deborah Powell of The Washburn Heritage Centre at Fewston near Harrogate. Picture by Adrian Murray (1711262AM1)

Harrogate villagers' nightmare broadband situation

Governments have been talking big about broadband for years while TV adverts promise speeds of infinity and beyond in the style of Buzz Lightyear.
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An arch of trees at Nidd Gorge, taken in autumn earlier this year.

Residents say Nidd Gorge relief road would be "the biggest mistake ever"

Residents have told the County Council that "they will have a fight on their hands" if proposals to build a relief road through Nidd Gorge are progressed.

Environment

The full list of NatWest branch closures in Yorkshire

Banking giant RBS has announced it is to close 259 high street branches across the UK - including several in Yorkshire.
News
Congestion on various roads in Harrogate and Knaresborough has reached critical levels.

Report identifies Nidd Gorge relief road as preferred option for Harrogate

Congestion in Harrogate and Knaresborough has reached critical levels - as more houses are built, it will only get worse.
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