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The wonderful steak and Guinness pie.

It has to be Harrogate column with Caroline Bayliss

Hotel dining rooms rarely come to mind when we are looking for somewhere inspiring to eat. And truth be told I would probably not have considered the White Hart Hotel if it had not been for the fact that during the recent Harrogate Flower Show, the North of England Horticultural Society entertained its show judges to dinner there.

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Don Leeming, president of Nidderdale Agricultural Society.

The Nidderdale Voices column with Don Leeming

Today, as you open your Herald you have the opportunity to say “Good morning Mr President”. No, we are not addressing Donald Trump, but Mr Don Leeming, president of Nidderdale Agricultural Society and of course a prominent worker for Pateley show.

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Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

The Reporting Back from Westminster column with Andrew Jones MP

2018 marks 70 years since the creation of the National Health Service (NHS). Rightly, there have been celebrations of this landmark. Back in 1948 the prospects of major organ transplantation, joint replacements, dialysis, lifelong medication to hold back disease were a distant dream.

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Trevor Stoney.

The Nidderdale Voices column with Trevor Stoney

This year the sun has almost scorched the Dale but according to the local saying “Winter comes after Pateley” and by “Pateley” we of course mean The Show. One family that find show time particularly busy is, of course, the Stoney family who have been associated with the Show for very, many years. Now, Trevor is show director and due to take over as president in a year’s time.

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Ripon Cathedral is hosting the Great North Art Show.

Find common ground at the cathedral

This week, five hundred clergy and staff from all 42 Church of England cathedrals have been meeting in Manchester for a conference. Called Sacred Space: Common Ground, this is exploring the many ways in which cathedrals enrich and benefit the lives of people.

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It's important to be seen and warm while on your bike during the winter months.

The cycling column with Tony Booth

After one of the best summers for cycling in living memory, it’s time to start gearing up for some harsher Yorkshire weather. Many enthusiasts continue to ride throughout the winter months and as long as you and your bike are properly equipped, there’s no reason to hang up your cleats

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The pressure on students and teachers has been has been ramped up again.

The Education Matters column with Dennis Richards

On your marks! Get set! Go! The new school year has begun in earnest this week. It’s the “on your marks” bit of the starter’s traditional routine which will dominate the early discussion and meetings in our schools. The A Level and GCSE days have been and gone for another year.

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