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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Yorkshire spa hotel named best in the UK

The Sunday Times has released its annual list of the best places to stay in the UK.

Mark Robinson, founder and MD of Vantage Motor Group, with sixth-form students at King Jamess School in Knaresborough.

Girls urged to opt for motor trade career

Vantage Motor Group has teamed up with King James’s School in Knaresborough to encourage more young women to consider a career in the automotive sector.

Murder on the Orient Express is on general release from November 3. (S)

Water firm sponsors major movie launch

Harrogate Water has announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox to sponsor the launch of the new movie adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by and starring Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Man about the house: Skills learned at Googles Digital Garage in Leeds have helped Jonathon Blackburns business to flourish. 					PHOTO: Google

How ‘handy’ tips from an internet giant helped a Harrogate firm grow

A Harrogate-based handyman 
has turned his property maintenance business around after receiving free digital skills training from internet giant Google.

Endoscopy Suite Manager, Lorraine Dyson shows where the new unit will stand this time next year. Picture: Adrian Murray

Construction starts on new £7 million Endoscopy Unit at Harrogate District Hospital

Work to deliver a brand new £7 million Endoscopy Suite at Harrogate District Hospital is now underway.


'Irresponsible drivers' going through red lights at busy Knaresborough junction

'Irresponsible drivers' who are ignoring red lights on a 'daily' basis at a busy Knaresborough junction, have been slammed by a Town Councillor.
Martin House chief executive Martin Warhurst flanked by Linley & Simpson directors Nick Simpson and Will Linley.

Estate agents dig deep 
for hospice garden

Children with life-limiting illnesses can now enjoy a wildlife garden at Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa, thanks to a partnership cultivated with staff from a Harrogate estate agency.

The Rudding Park team celebrates the resorts double award success. (S)

Rudding Park wins two awards in a day

Rudding Park has kicked off the autumn awards season by bagging two in one day.

Northern Rail

Reader offer: Unlimited rail travel for £10

Collect tokens in this week’s newspaper to enjoy unlimited rail travel to Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and more for just £10 per person (kids go half price).


Northern rail strike day: How to get home tonight

The second of two strike days affecting Northern rail services has begun today.

Owner of Baltzersen's cafe, director of Norse restaurant, and indies campaigner, Paul Rawlinson.

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.

The modern new streetlights have already started making an appearance in Harrogate. Picture: Adrian Murray

Harrogate set to see more streetlights replaced with new LED technology

Residents across the Harrogate District might notice a difference in the lamps that light up their streets, after a plan to replace North Yorkshire's streetlights has been given the go-ahead.
Angela Schofield, incoming Chair of HDFT. Picture: HDFT

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust says hello to new Chair

The new Chairman of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has said she is 'delighted' to be joining a 'high performing' and 'successful' team.


Unveiled: Knaresborough's Mother Shipton statue is 'a knock-out'

Visitors and residents of Knaresborough gathered in the masses at the weekend, to watch the grand unveiling of a £43,000 Mother Shipton statue.

Monarch Airlines called in the administrators in the early hours of Monday morning. Photo: Richard Walker /

Passengers turned away from Leeds Bradford Airport after airline collapse

Hundreds of local holidaymakers are being turned away from Leeds Bradford Airport following the collapse into administration at the weekend of Monarch Airlines.


Video: Fun sheep racing at Masham Sheep Fair

Hundreds of visitors have harked back to the days when 70,000 sheep were sold each year in the largest market square in the Dales.
Passmores principal designer Richard Darley, operations director Steve Darley, finance director Vicki Roberts, and managing director Tony Passmore celebrate the acquisition. (S)

Jobs safe as bathroom 
firm finds buyer

An established high-end bathroom specialist in Harrogate has been acquired by another heritage brand in a move that will save jobs and preserve the 15-year old legacy of the company.

Team Duffield and their families celebrated the timber merchants 60th anniversary at Ripon Racecourse.

Timber merchant celebrates 60 years

Family-owned Ripon timber importer Duffield Timber has marked its 60th anniversary in style.

CNGs renewables coordinator Ellis Hall is leading the Shower Up crowdfunding campaign. (S)

Energy firm seeks funding for 
Kenya school shower campaign

Harrogate-based commercial gas specialist CNG has launched an ambitious crowdfunded renewables project to transform the lives of more than 600 children in Kenya.

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