Airport director quits unexpectedly

One of the architects of Leeds Bradford Airport’s (LBA) impressive rate of growth in recent years has stepped down unexpectedly after nine years in the role.

The junction has been identified as one under the "greatest" amounts of pressure. Picture: Google Maps

Busy Harrogate junction to get 'smart lights' in £210,000 upgrade

A major junction in Harrogate town centre is set to receive “state of the art” new traffic lights as part of a £210,000 investment.

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Philip Allott (centre), managing director of Knaresborough-based Allott & Associates Ltd, with senior executive David Cheeseman and managing director James Newell, both of Australian company OxAir Gas Systems Pty.

Australia trip reaps rewards for Allotts

A Knaresborough businessman has returned from a successful trip to Australia, having signed lucrative deals with new clients.

Harrogate entrepreneur Robert Fearnley has completed a �1.5m investment to transform a commercial property in the centre of the town into a contemporary workspace for 20 businesses.

£1.5m investment in high-end workspaces

A Harrogate entrepreneur has completed a £1.5m investment to transform a commercial property in the centre of the town into a state of the art workspace for 20 businesses.

NM Group, a provider of remote sensing and asset management services to major electricity network organisations around the world, has invested �800,000 in new aerial scanning equipment, part-funded through a �66,000 grant from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Jobs on the horizon as K’boro firm invests £800k in new tech

A Knaresborough employer has invested £800,000 in aerial scanning technology to support ambitious growth plans.

The crash happened on the A61 Harrogate road on the outskirts of Leeds. Picture: Google

Update: Leeds road reopened after van driver taken to hospital in serious condition

Part of the main route between Leeds and Harrogate has reopened following a crash this morning.
Bond End has been an AQMA since 2013.

Budget for Bond End gets £100,000 cash boost

A £100,000 cash boost has been added to the pot which will pay to improve congestion through Bond End in Knaresborough.

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Two vehicles involved are still partially blocking York Place waiting to be recovered. Picture: James Monaghan

Four people now "safe" following Knaresborough crash

Four people involved involved in a car crash in Knaresborough are now "safe and out of the vehicles".

Plans for the site include a sustainable showroom with internet caf� and kids zone with iPads and game station. (S)

JCT600 starts work on Pannal dealership

The remodelling of the Mercedes-Benz dealership near Harrogate is going ahead as planned, with phase one well underway, site owner JCT600 reports.

The new airborne cameras will enable Johnsons of Whixley to monitor more than 200 acres of fragmented sites remotely. (S)

Plant nursery drones put an eye in the sky

One of the largest commercial nursery companies in Europe has invested more than £1,000 in drone camera technology to help it keep an eye on all parts of its Vale of York business.

Lightwater Valley has more than 40 rides and attractions. (S)

Lightwater Valley gets new owners

The Ripon home of Europe’s longest roller-coaster ride has new owners after it was acquired for an undisclosed sum.

IDHL's management buyout, which values the business at �30m, enables the senior management team (pictured) to become majority shareholders. (S)

MBO values award-winning 
Harrogate digital agency at £30m

One of the best-known companies in the North of England’s digital sector has been the subject of a management buyout (MBO) which values it at £30m.

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Cyclist in collision with car near Harrogate's Pine Marten

A cyclist has been taken to Harrogate District Hospital following a collision with a car this morning (June 14).
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The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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The Ivy in London which this year celebrates 100 years since its opening. Picture: The Ivy Collection

The Ivy given green-light to open Harrogate restaurant

Plans to open an Ivy Collection restaurant on Parliament Street have been given the go-ahead by Harrogate Borough Council's planning committee.
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Keep Britain Tidy CEO Allison Ogden-Newton and Harrogate Water Brands managing director James Cain show just how small you can shrink a plastic water bottle.

PET bottle recycling campaign launched

Amid growing concern about plastic litter, Keep Britain Tidy has teamed up with Harrogate Water to promote the recycling of plastic water bottles.

Mike Lewis, associate sales director at Tadcaster-based Lambert Engineering, and Martin Strutt, consultancy director at EEF, the manufacturers' orgaisation.

Tadcaster firm’s sales soar ahead 
of new Industrial Revolution

The Internet of Things and the emergence of digital skills 
have helped a Tadcaster manu-
facturer boost turnover by 21 per cent in the last 12 months.

Several roads in Harrogate are currently undergoing some kind of maintenance or repair work.

Failing traffic lights and roadworks affect Harrogate motorists

Motorists across Harrogate have been met with delays and roadworks across the town, as traffic lights failed and maintenance work has undertaken.

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Robert Ropner is looking forward to hosting the North Yorkshire County Show at Camp Hill Estate on June 18.  Pictures by Bruce Rollinson.

Camp Hill Estate gets readied to host North Yorkshire show date

Being shown the ropes is a phrase attributed to those embarking on fresh activities but the new host of the North Yorkshire County Show would be quite entitled to decline the offer as he has enough real ones of his own.

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The group of 18 women said they were left speechless after the entrepreneur personally offered to send them away on a complimentary dream trip to the USA.

Branson comes to aid of hen-do kicked off flight with free Vegas trip

Sir Richard Branson has come to the aid of a hen-do who were kicked off a flight for wearing "Bitches on Tour" T-shirts by sending them on a free holiday - to LAS VEGAS.

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