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The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Gentlemen versus Players is the theme of the two columns from last week and this week.

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Redundancy: its not the end of the world!

Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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Crocuses on Harrogates Stray pictured in early spring.

Dear Reader: Crocuses 'at risk' on Stray + charity donation blunder

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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Ripon Cathedrals east end was designed by Master Mason Simon. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

There used to be a fashion for cricket matches to be arranged between ‘Gentlemen and Players’ – the implication being that the gentlemen did it for love, the players for money.

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Curator May Catt.

The Harrogate Museums and Arts column with May Catt

We’ve just reopened the Museum after our annual spring clean, ready for the year ahead. It’s a special year for us as we are celebrating our 65th birthday throughout 2018.

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Allhallowgate Methodist Church. (www.allhallowgatemethodistchurch.co.uk)

The Holy Living Column with Rev Peter Dodson

The building of Allhallowgate’s Methodist premises began in the nineteenth century. The church building itself is very much as it was when built. The interior is essentially the same overall shape, although numerous changes have been made to furnishings and decoration.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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Camelot, as shown in a 14th Century manuscript.

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

For many people, one of the pleasures of travel is to visit some of the castles that open their doors to visitors.

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Flashback to the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate.

Dear Reader: Small shops left behind by cycling + goodbye to paper cups

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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Just Delicious, based in Kings Court Yard, has been shortlisted for the favourite cafe award.

The Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

A well-known local radio station were in Pateley Bridge last week to broadcast a programme called Love Your Local High Street. The radio presenter Nick Hancock went around shops interviewing the owners or their staff asking what made their business and Pateley Bridge so special.

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An aerial view of Bond End  a historic and complex junction.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

On 4 January North Yorkshire County Council announced the award of its phase three contract to provide superfast broadband to those premises in the county not yet connected to a high quality service.

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Pugins gallery in his Ramsgate church. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The phrase ‘Playing to the gallery’ suggests some type of over-the-top acting by a not particularly talented actor – the sort of performance that might once have been on display at Ripon’s long-gone Theatre Royal.

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Give Norse a try and enjoy some excellent fare.

OPINION: It has to be Harrogate! column with Caroline Bayliss

I need to talk about Norse. Until that infamous blog post at the beginning of January, I hadn’t been intending to visit any time soon. Why? Because booking in advance seemed tricky (they wanted a deposit) and when we tried a few last minute bookings we had been met with, “sorry we’re full”.

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This six bedroom home in Mayfield Grove sold at auction for double the original guide price.

Under The Hammer column with Harrogate property and auction specialists FSS Property

Auctions are ideal for those who want a quick sale and certainty from their buyer.

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We were invited to a performance of Giselle at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden while in London.

The Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

The last week in Pateley Bridge was fairly quiet due to the weather, which of course is to be expected at this time of year. The relative calm of Pateley Bridge I had been experiencing was soon to change when I visited London at the weekend.

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The fell rescue team in action during the Beckermonds call out. Photo by Iain Geldard.

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue column with David Dennis

It’s been another very busy year with the team dealing with some 50 call-outs – just seven short of our record two years ago. The very last two days of the year involved supporting the police in a lengthy, and thankfully successful, search in Harrogate for a missing elderly and vulnerable man.

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Prosperity Robinsons portrait in Ripon Town Hall.

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The 1st Marquess of Ripon has often been mentioned in this column, both as national statesman, Viceroy of India and as Mayor of Ripon (you will recall that he gave the city the Town Hall during his mayoralty) – but we have never considered his father, an equally interesting, if ultimately less-successful, man.

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We scanned the Masham sheep and there are 80 sets of triplets, plus one quad, as we look ahead to lambing.

The Life on The Farm column with Frances Graham

It has been a hectic few weeks since Christmas and New Year with scanning, calving and cows’ feet to do. My first two cows calved that I had artificially inseminated. One of them calved two days early and the other calved about a week late and they were both served on the same day and with the same semen.

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Harrogate Theatre panto legend Tim Steadman with co-star Maisey Bawden.

Dear Reader: No texts please we're British + Harrogate Theatre's success

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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Candlemas will take place at Ripon Cathedral on Friday 2 February at 7.30pm.

The Dean’s Reflection column with John Dobson

Give peace a chance – This year, in which we will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, is now well under way. Christmas, when we celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace, seems a distant memory. It’s interesting that the season of Christmas lasts only twelve days, that of Epiphany (when we remember the wise men visiting Jesus) lasts from 6 January until 2 February.

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