I was delighted to visit the Potter Space business park, where I was given a tour by MD Matthew Lamb.

The Reporting Back from Westminster column with Julian Smith MP

It has been a very exciting month in Westminster for a number of reasons. Not only did the Conservative Party welcome its new leader Boris Johnson, and the country our new Prime Minister, I was delighted to be asked to serve in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. It is an honour to be appointed to the role at such a vital and interesting time, and I look forward to the challenges of the months ahead.

The UCI World Championships are heading to Harrogate next month.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

This time next month Harrogate will be hosting the biggest sporting occasion ever held in North Yorkshire: the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Cycling Championships will be hosted by our town over the nine days of this global event from 21 until 29 September.

The cathedral development project seeks to provide facilities that people have been asking for many years.

The Dean of Ripon’s column with the Very Rev John Dobson

So much of the news recently seems to have been about our new prime minister, the new government, the fall of the pound and general uncertainty; essentially we are in a period of significant change. All of this makes me more convinced of the value of the message and the service that the Church provides at every level of our nation’s life.

FCP Retreatants: Open, Receptive and Co-operating with Christ's Self-giving Love for God and all Creation.

The Holy Living column with Rev Peter Dodson

Several Ripon Gazette readers have asked about my references to contemplative praying and living. Most of my published books/booklets on the subject were written in the 1970s/80s. They have titles such as: “Contemplating the Word – A Practical Handbook”; and in 2010, “Fire in the Heart – Contemplative Praying and Living”.

This late 19th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk is estimated at �2,500-3,500.

The Under the Hammer column with Tennants Auctioneers

From an era when international travel was a serious undertaking, comes a sturdy but stylish late 19th century trunk by Louis Vuitton, due to be sold in Tennants Auctioneer’s Costume, Accessories and Textiles Sale on Saturday, August 17 at the Leyburn auction centre.

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