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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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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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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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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.

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LGBTQ+ books.

10 LGBTQ+ books to read this Valentines day.

Looking for a good romance novel this February, check out these recommendations?

Lifestyle
Dan Webster on stage with his long-term band The Birdman Rallies.

Harrogate musician's new album better than Beck

Review: Dan Webster: The Great Storm of Now (album)
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The God's Of Love by Nicola Mostyn.

Book Review - The Gods Of Love by Nicola Mostyn

A highly entertaining modern twist on the Greek God's.

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Harrogate rapper Lence in his new video The Brink.

A rapper from Harrogate - with stunning new video

Harrogate may not be entirely known for its Hip Hop scene but one of its few young rappers making waves says his impressive new video represents a “turning point.”
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Hope & Social who impressed at Ripon's RAOS Hall.

Packed Ripon audience wowed by Hope & Social

Review: Hope & Social, Ripon Amateur Operatic Hall

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North York Moors Railway named one of Europe's most romantic places to propose

North York Moors Railway named one of Europe's most romantic places to propose

A Yorkshire heritage railway has been named as one of the top locations in Europe for marriage proposals.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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Sunday night headliners at Deer Shed Festival - The Mercury Prize-nominated  Field Music.

Exciting names unveiled for North Yorks music fest

More exciting music headliners have been announced for this year's family-friendly Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire in July.
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
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Penguin Random House
Penguin Paperback released on February 8.

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

A wonderful and unexpected book of fairy-tales.

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Seafoam Green - Playing live in Harrogate as part of a Mellowtone label and Bob Harris presentation.

Cool vinyl record label's special night in Harrogate

One of the UK’s coolest independent record labels is presenting a night of live music in Harrogate in conjunction with broadcaster Bob Harris at Warehouse Recording Co.

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COLUMN: Looking ahead to an exciting year at Harrogate Theatre

COLUMN: Looking ahead to an exciting year at Harrogate Theatre

Every January our marketing department sit down and analyse the performance of the pantomime.

Theatre and Comedy
Playing Harrogate - The Southern Companion.

Bob Harris helps put Harrogate on music map

Harrogate may be increasingly on the national map thanks to the success of local firms like Bettys & Taylors and Harrogate Spring Water but it's also going places in the world of music.

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Former Bettys boss Jonnie Wild with grandson Rory, two

Former Bettys boss swaps tea and cake for children’s books

He led the family business for 30 years, is an environmentalist and now a children’s author. Catherine Scott meets Jonnie Wild, great-nephew of Bettys founder.

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Malcolm Neesam: When councillors decided if films were too racy for Harrogate folk

Harrogate historian Malcolm Neesam looks back to a time  - just 40 years ago - when films due to be shown in the town's cinemas had to be approved by a council sub-committee before being screened.

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Sheffield band Drenge.

Exciting headliners for North Yorks music fest

Exciting garage blues duo Drenge have confirmed a return to the live circuit for the first time in over a year, topping the Friday night main stage line-up at Deer Shed Festival 9 this summer.
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