North Yorkshire Police launch Operation Owl in fight against bird of prey persecutions

A new operation to prevent the illegal and 'unacceptable'' killing of birds of prey across North Yorkshire has been launched.

Ferociously powerful - Harrogate band Hell Fire Jack.

Hell Fire Jack launch album with Harrogate gig

Review: If the growing success of young Harrogate metal band Blood Youth round the country shows anything it’s that their hometown is more of a centre for hard rock than many would think.
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NIdd Gorge in Harrogate.

Nidd Gorge action group prepare campaign ideas

A Harrogate action group is marking its first 12 months with its inaugural AGM next week.
Celia Murray now lives in Knaresborough and helped re-publish Elizabeth's book

Darkest Hour brought 'memories flooding back' of Churchill's wartime secretary for Knaresborough resident

The silver-screen depiction of a  family friend who served as Winston Churchill’s war-time secretary has brought memories flooding back to a Knaresborough resident.

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Thieves 'cut hole in Harrogate antiques shop roof' and snatch £100,000 of items

Thieves slipped into a Harrogate antiques shop through a hole in the roof and stole more than £100,000 of jewellery and other valuable items, police today said.
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
Harrogate show - Good natured comedian Ed Byrne. (Picture by Roslyn Gaunt)

Interview: Comic Ed Byrne on coming to Harrogate

Famed for his rapport with fellow Irish comic Dara O’ Briain on BBC TV shows such as Mock the Week and Dara and Ed’s Big Adventure, good-natured comedian Ed Bryne is bringing his new live show to Harrogate next week.
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1944 - Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, receives a special cigar box from Ogdens Jewellers of Harrogate.

The day Winston Churchill visited Harrogate shop

For 125 years it’s been a gem on Harrogate’s high street - literally, though not always at the same location, for not only how has Ogden’s changed, so has Harrogate.

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Favourite Things: Family run firms, beautiful scenery and cultural vibrancy

Fiona Movley is chairman of the board of trustees for Harrogate International Festivals. She has been involved in the charitable sector in Harrogate for more than 30 years.

Lightmire Lane where the storage site could be built, credit Google

Plans for explosives storage site in Great Ouseburn facing refusal

A revised plan for an explosives and ammonium nitrate storage site in Great Ouseburn could be turned down over the potential impact to roads and surrounding landscape.
Record Town by artist Horace Panter.

New Harrogate exhibition of work by The Specials' bassist

US visits by classic British band The Specials have inspired a new exhibition in one of Harrogate’s coolest galleries.

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Harrogate Hospital.

Petition over Harrogate Hospital's private company plans

A petition against plans by Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust to set up a private company for some staff has attracted more than a 1,000 signatures in the first 48 hours.
One of Knaresborough brewery Roosters beers.

Cheers! New open day at Harrogate brewery

An award-winning craft beer brewery in the Harrogate district is to open its doors for the first time shortly as a 'tap room.'
MP Andrew Jones joins The Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby alongside invited guests, Sandra Doherty the CEO & Past President of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Nigel Pulling, Richard Cooper Leader of Harrogate Borough Council, Brian Dunsby, OBE Transport Spokesman, Jemima Parker the Zero Carbon Harrogate Organisational Chair and Richard Spencer the CEO of Visit Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Harrogate to be UK's first 'low emissions bus town'

Harrogate is about to take a UK lead in green transport by becoming Britain’s first-ever low emissions bus town.
Location for consultation meeting - Bilton Community Centre.

Bilton residents to see new housing plans

Bilton residents will get their first glimpse of plans for new housing in their area at a consultation meeting today, Thursday.
Landlord Piers Stringer says the road closure has caused a drop in trade at the pub

Drop in trade and job losses at Pannal's Black Swan pub

Job losses and a double digit drop in trade have hit a Pannal pub due to an eight-week road closure according to its landlord.

It is believed the car hit a stone wall before crashing in to the tree, credit Google

Driver hospitalised after colliding with tree near Summerbridge

Emergency service crews were called out to Summerbridge after a car collided with a tree

Wilberforce House in Hull was commended for its welcoming atmosphere

Visit England reveals Yorkshire's best attractions

Visit England has announced it is awarded 13 Yorkshire 'attractions accolades' in recognition of the best visitor experiences in the region.

Harrogate writer Rob Cowen in the Nidd Gorge.

Harrogate writer's Nidd Gorge book in UK top three poll

A Harrogate writer’s uncoventional book set in Nidd Gorge has stunned its author by beating the likes of The Wind in the Willows in a poll of the UK’s favourite nature books.

"Everything must go" signs up at East womenswear shop on Harrogate's James Street this week.

More vacant shop units in Harrogate town centre

A new sign of tough conditions for Harrogate's high street shops has come with the prospect of two more vacant prime retail properties in the town centre.
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