Yorkshire Bank announces closure of Ripon branch

Yorkshire Bank has announced that its Ripon branch will close on June 6, with a further 17 closures scheduled across the county in 2017.

Award organisers pictured meeting the new sponsors at a previous winning venue, Hales Bar, from left, Tim Dewey, Simon  Cotton, Caroline Bayliss, Amanda Wilkinson and David Ritson.

 Picture: Destination Harrogate (s).

Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism Awards 2017 - Nominate now

Destination Harrogate is this week launching the ninth annual Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards, complete with two new awards and sponsors for 2017.

Leeds Bradford Airport boosts New York flights roster

Leeds Bradford Airport boosts New York flights roster

Leeds Bradford Airport will increase its service to New York this year after announcing seven charter flights.

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral announces new business partner

Ripon Cathedral has announced Harrogate-based energy supplier CNG Ltd as a principal business partner.
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Work at Kex Gill

Drivers braced for start of four weeks of roadworks disruption on A59 at Kex Gill

Today marks the start of four weeks of disruption for commuters as the county council begins investigatory work on the A59.

A waitress outside Bettys in Harrogate. picture mike cowling jun 16 2015

Bettys enjoys its best Christmas sales growth as demand soars

Iconic Yorkshire business Bettys is celebrating its most successful Christmas in the company’s near 100 year history, with demand particularly strong across online.

Bond End was declared an AQMA in 2013.

Estimated £200,000 to solve air pollution at Knaresborough's Bond End

Around £200,000 is currently in the funding pot to improve the air quality at Bond End in Knaresborough, as the county council consults with the public on what should be done.

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Julian Smith MP.

Ripon MP welcomes lowest unemployment for over a decade

Ripon MP Julian Smith has welcomed the news that unemployment across the UK remains at its lowest rate for over a decade - down nearly 900,000 since 2010 according to the latest labour market figures, with 207,000 more people back in work in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2010.

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Green scheme launch

DVLA VED car tax: Find out how much you will pay!

New tax rules will end up costing South Yorkshire motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

A recent photo of the work on the bridge taken by NYCC contractors.

Celebrations postponed with 'strong risk' that Tadcaster bridge opening will be delayed

Committee members for the Tadcaster bridge opening have delayed the celebrations until mid-February as it was suggested that work on the structure could overrun by two days.

Duffield Timbers new facility at Melmerby is the only one of its kind in the UK. (S)

Timber firm invests £1m in new facility

A local wood merchant is gearing for gearing for growth following a £1m investment in its premises and machinery.

Suzie Poole has developed Pots2Go on Montpellier Hill in Harrogate into a thriving company with six employees. (S)

Pottery café owner hangs up paintbrush

The owner of a café and pott-ery painting shop in Harrogate is handing over the reins after five years growing the business.

A number of small businesses and farms based near Thorner have enlisted the help of a local B2B telecoms provider to build their own private pure fibre network after suffering from slow connections.

Rural businesses at Thorner dig their way to ultra-fast internet

Small businesses and farms based near Thorner have banded together to build their own private pure fibre network after suffering from slow internet connections.

Belzona employee Marina Silva volunteering with the 1% Club. (S)

Employees give time back to community

A multinational company based in Harrogate is celebrating the successful first year of its employee volunteering scheme.

Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

Scared of flying?

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP

Harrogate MP secures £5.1m boost to improve county's roads

Harrogate and Knaresborough's MP has welcomed a £5.1 million funding boost to keep roads across the county well maintained and safe.

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Snow fell in our district overnight

Weather latest: Ice warning in place for Harrogate district

A Met office warning for ice has been issued for Harrogate.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

Peter with his wife Pauline (s)

Touching Transdev tribute to Harrogate bus driver who died at Christmas

Transdev have paid a unique tribute to one its much-loved Harrogate employees by naming a bus in his honour.
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