Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

More than 700 sheep were stolen in North Yorkshire last year.

Encouraging signs in battle against sheep thefts pushing North Yorkshire farms to the brink

The tide may be turning in the fight against sheep rustlers who threaten to destroy the livelihoods of struggling farmers, according to the latest North Yorkshire Police figures.

The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

Dear Reader: New housing battle between town & country

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Government Inspector's decision - The Harrogate view at Howe Hill which might have been ruined by new housing.

Victory! Harrogate residents win housing battle in major ruling

Community groups are celebrating a ruling against new housing plans which may be of significance across the district.

Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Disruption is easing after Storm Aileen struck Yorkshire overnight.

Video: Delve into the sewers of Harrogate - the blockage hotspot

As Harrogate continues to be a hotspot for blocked sewers, Yorkshire Water offered the Harrogate Advertiser an exclusive visit to one of the town’s problem areas, to uncover the some of the murky myths behind our wastewater system and find out exactly what we should and shouldn’t be flushing down the toilet...

Drivers have been warned to stay away from a number of dangerous roads when Storm Aileen hits tonight.

Highways Agency reveals list of Yorkshire roads you should avoid during Storm Aileen

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major 'A roads' tonight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen strikes Yorkshire.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for high winds across Yorkshire.

Weather warning issued for Yorkshire as 75mph winds are expected to hit county

The Met Office has issued a warning for Yorkshire and Humber as high winds of up to 75mph are expected to hit the county on Tuesday evening.
Steve Drew proudly shows off some produce he made earlier! Picture: Adrian Murray

How Harrogate's smallest vegetables are making some big progress

A man on a mission to find a home for his 'microgreens' business venture may have found just the ticket while helping a Harrogate charity too.

Harrogate Town AFC fans could see some big changes at the CNG stadium.

Major plans revealed for Harrogate Town AFC's Wetherby Road stadium

Ambitious plans to improve the facilities at Harrogate Town AFC's CNG Stadium have been hailed as 'absolutely key' to the club's future success.

Battling to reduce traffic congestion - Coun Rebecca Burnett, right, pictured promoting Harrogate Council's Car Share scheme.

Harrogate Council: More housing vital to help district

Harrogate Borough Council has hit back as controversy heats up over plans for new housing across the district as part of its latest Local Plan.

Autumn starts with sunny weekend as we wave farewell to wet and warm Yorkshire summer

Our summer may be finished but Yorkshire's first weekend of autumn offers the prospect of some fine sunny weather.

Autumn is coming... so here are some reasons to be cheerful. Picture: Tony Johnson.

All this talk of Autumn depressing you? Here’s 7 reasons to love it

There's a nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
Sophie Jacob with fellow local Hampsthwaite residents against a rash of new housing in the village. (1708213AM1)

Housing protests: Top cafe owner turns campaigner

There are some lovely fields near the cosy cafe which Sophie Jacob runs in the village of Hampsthwaite just four miles from Harrogate.
The bronze seated statue of Mother Shipton will be unveiled on September 30. Picture: Mother Shipton Appeal Committee

Knaresborough set to unveil statue of town's icon - Mother Shipton

A £43,000 project to commemorate a historic Knaresborough ‘icon’ has come to fruition as the committee gets ready to reveal a new town centre statue.

Scarborough was packed with people enjoying the August Bank Holiday sunshine yesterday, but what do the final few days of summer hold in store for us? Pictures: Richard Ponter.

Yorkshire weather: County enjoys glorious Bank Holiday, but will we have an end-of-summer heatwave?

Sun worshippers returning to work after a record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend are unlikely to be missing out on precious tanning time, with forecasters predicting an abrupt end to the searing heat and cloudless skies.
The underside pattern of each great crested newt is as unique as a fingerprint. (Picture courtesy of Harrogate Trust for Wildlife Protection)

Harrogate group slams 'deplorable' trend on wildlife protection

A Harrogate wildlife group concerned by the plight of the great crested newt has hit out at what it says are planning decisions which set a deplorable precedent.

Early Leeds Festival goers brave the rain in Leeds this morning. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire weather: County battered by severe summer storms as flood sirens are sounded and transport halted

Yorkshire has been hit with severe summer storms today, leaving parts of the county flooded and warning sirens being sounded in parts of Leeds.
The Friends of Nidderdale AONB meadows day. Picture: Pippa Mason.

UPDATE: £42,000 project to restore and enhance the beauty of the Nidderdale AONB making significant progress

A £42,000 project to restore and enhance the beauty of 44 hectares of Nidderdale grassland is already making significant progress.
The Seated Man, a three-meter sculpture by Sean Henry, at Castleton Rigg, near Westerdale in the North York Moors National Park. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Unsettled week ahead as August continues to disappoint

A wet and sometimes chilly week awaits for Yorkshire as the poor start to August continues.

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