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Calls for urgent action to stop falling numbers of traders at Ripon and Knaresborough's markets

Community leaders have called for action to rejuvenate Ripon and Knaresborough’s weekly markets, reacting to the latest figures which show a decline in the number of traders

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Dane Mercer with his mum Pamela.

Harrogate bricklayer wins £63,000 to treat his biggest betting sceptic to a bungalow - his mum!

For years Harrogate bricklayer Dane Mercer, 55, has enjoyed an almost daily flutter on the horses or football - much to the disapproval of his 79-year-old mum Pamela, but in a huge turn of events he has won £63,000 to treat his biggest sceptic to a bungalow.
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Harrogate district's independent businesses given £10,000 boost to take on retail giants

Independent businesses have been given a cash boost by Harrogate Council to help them compete and encourage people to buy local.

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