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The Harrogate Theatre column with David Bown

Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre Trust Ltd held its 57th annual general meeting at the end of last month and it was an extremely positive meeting. In summary, the ‘bottom line’ for the financial year 2016/17 was a very good, which always pleases the Board of Directors and the Trustees, but, there was lots more to celebrate. The continued artistic success of the theatre, the Royal Hall and Harrogate Convention Centre being the most important.

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The cottage at 24 Borrage Lane, where Wilfred Owen stayed in 1918 � David Winpenny

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

This week’s look at some of Ripon Civic Society’s green plaques focuses on three just outside the centre of the city – all with fascinating tales to tell, and interesting characters as part of their stories.

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Campaigners young and old from Hampsthwaite Action Group outside the offices of Harrogate Borough Council.

Dear Reader: Housing and 'Nimbyism' + digital world's failings

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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The green plaque at 5 Kirkgate. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Continuing to explore the background stories to some of Ripon Civic society’s green plaques, this week we look at places that have links with Lewis Carroll.

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New era - The new landlord and landlady of Blind Jacks, Christian Ogley and Alice Bennett. (1711074AM1)

Dear Reader: A new era for pubs + what a cock-up!

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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Last years Harrogate Christmas Market

A special time of the year for tourism

Christmas is one of the most important times of the year for the attractions and hospitality industry and the sector has been gearing up for its busy period for some time.

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Rejuvenated - The Knox Arms in Harrogate.

Dear Reader: Revival of community pubs + rural decline

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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David Fisher: Community’s help is vital to charity’s work

David Fisher: Community’s help is vital to charity’s work

We rely on the fantastic support we receive from the local community, with individuals, groups, companies and schools fundraising for specialist equipment, services and training above and beyond the provision of the NHS.

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Prince Harry with 'Yorkshire lass' Meghan Markle

Dennis Richards: Putting the accent in the wrong place

I did have a mid-life crisis once due to the realisation that I ran the risk of spending my entire teaching career within a thirty mile radius of Wakefield - which just seemed a tad limited.

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May Catt: Health and happiness in Harrogate

May Catt: Health and happiness in Harrogate

One of the strengths of our museum is that we remain relevant to Harrogate and what it does; both now and in reflecting the past.


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Actor Joseph Marcell unveils the Theatre Royal plaque in 2013. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society Column with David Winpenny

In this week’s look at some of Ripon Civic Society’s green plaques in and around the city, we consider a group that lie close together, but tell very different stories.

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All ewes are checked, given multi vitamins, and dosed for Fluke before they see the tup.

The Life on The Farm column with Frances Graham

The tup sales have passed and now it is time to get the sheep ready for tupping. We managed to sell both shearling tups at Bentham the other week and considering we were the last in, and it was the first time at Bentham, we were all happy.

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The Cathedrals remembrance service will be on Sunday 12 November at 11.40am.

The Dean’s Reflection column with John Dobson

“I’m sorry, I’m a funeral director,” he said, by way of introduction. Well, he didn’t have to apologise, and he proved to be a wonderfully engaging companion at dinner. I’m referring to Robert Morphet, the Rotary District Governor.

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New housing - is everyone really against it?

Dear Reader: New housing - what about' 'silent majority'?

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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May King Tsang, digital coach at Sheffield's Google Garage.

Digital Garage can change lives

Today, most of us are spending hours online, and nearly a third of this time is spent on social media.

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The Mayor of Harrogate’s column with Councillor Anne Jones

Another busy month for your mayor as I weave my way from local events to some further afield which found me recently listening to the Invictus Choir at Catterick Garrison in support of the High Sherriff’s Help for Heroes fundraising event.

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Margaret Cawthorn is centre stage following her presentation for winning the talent show  a true star turn.

The Boroughbridge Mayor’s column with Peter Phillips

Another month nearly over, where does the time go? I really don’t know how I used to fit a full time job in! This week I will update you on a few things but firstly an apology.

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Local food hero Paul Kendall is pictured with TV and radio presenter Clare Balding.

A Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

I bumped into a chess grandmaster on Pateley Bridge High Street last week. I remember growing up and hearing on the news about chess grandmasters who were usually from Russia.

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A warning of roadworks in the town centre.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

Utility companies, especially gas and water, will be busy with renewal works on Harrogate town centre roads over the next several weeks.

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Coltsgate Hill Chapel was designed by James Simpson in 1861. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

This week we’ll look at a few more of the Civic Society’s green plaques, which tell the story of Ripon’s buildings, events and famous people. Today, the column takes on a religious slant, with three buildings that tell of Ripon’s links with churches of various denominations.

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