In this week’s Advertiser

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Billy’s back!

Thalidomide victim Billy Burton finally returns to the UK after 20 years in prison in the Phillipines. Reporter Andrew Groves has the exclusive interview.

Open fort

The new fort in the Valley Gardens has been officially opened - and we’ve got views from some parents on how it compares to the old one.

On t’telly

ITV show DCI Banks has been filming in Harrogate this week, with Stephen Tompkinson in the lead role. Reporter Rick Burin went along to find out more.

Travellers’ tale

As the council moves travellers on from two sites in one week, there’s a call for more permanent sites to be provided.

Harrogate hair

A new, luxury men-only salon has opened in Harrogate, aiming to replicate the experience of Savile Row. Ruby Kitchen (not a man) was given the grand tour.

Last orders?

We take an in-depth look at the number of community pubs being put up for sale and the reasons behind the trend.

Sporting heroes

A look at the new touring exhibition which examines the fascinating history of some of the Harrogate district’s best-loved sports clubs.

Easter bargains

Pick up a copy of the Advertiser (or any of its sister papers) and get discounts at attractions including Lightwater Valley, the Sea Life Centre and York Dungeon. Just in time for Easter!

PLUS: court, neighbourhood news, business, food, sport, entertainment, and your letters on wind farms, incinerators - and bluebells flowering in March. All for the bargain price of one pound!