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We have been scanning our ewes to see how many lambs are on the way.

The Life on the Farm column with Frances Graham

The past week has been extremely hectic. All the ewes are now on the stubble turnips and are making a small impression on them. We have all of our Dalesbred ewes on them. I don’t think we have ever had all of them together at once so this year is definitely different.

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Don't forget to tune into Channel 5 at 7pm this Sunday (January 27) to see myself, Reuben and Freyja.

The Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

I am back on the speakers’ circuit and I appear to be in demand looking at the number of bookings I have coming through. I have been to the Green Hut at Harlow Harrogate, Almscliffe Village Hall at Huby, and on Friday morning I will be at The Cairn Hotel Harrogate.

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A dark skies event takes place in February and March.

The Visit Harrogate column with Richard Spencer

Last week I met representatives from our district’s leading visitor attractions at our regular forum. As ever, I’m completely inspired by their passion and hard work. There are exciting plans afoot for 2019!

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Pateley's Kings Court, brimming with flowers and bunting.

The Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

Yorkshire has become a great and recognised brand around the World. Out of all the towns and villages in Yorkshire Pateley Bridge is central to ‘Brand Yorkshire’ and it is not just good luck that it is in that position.

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Part of the proposed Nidderdale Greenway route near Glasshouses.

The Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

Wouldn’t it be good if we still had the railway that ran through Nidderdale. The journey from Harrogate to Pateley Bridge and up to Scar House Reservoir would have been fantastic for locals and visitors. It would be up there as one of the most scenic and beautiful routes in the whole country. Of course many stretches of the old railway line can still be seen.

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