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Pupils’ walk aids charities

Students, teachers and parents from Harrogate’s Ashville College braved torrential downpours to complete its traditional annual 20km sponsored walk and raise more than £11,000 for charity.

Education
Making voices heard

Making voices heard

Wow! The 8th, 9th and 10th of this month have been some of the most incredible, stand out, memorable days this year.

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Paper Birds will perform Mobile in a caravan outside Hall A down at the Convention Centre.

The Harrogate Theatre column with David Bown

I’ve been working at Harrogate Theatre for nearly 14 years now and I can honestly say that there has never been a better atmosphere for a play in all that time, than there was for the last night of Rita, Sue and Bob Too.

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Andrew Grinter with fellow traders on Castlegate. (1503034AM)

First-ever referendum for North Yorkshire town residents?

Residents in a North Yorkshire town may get the chance to vote in the first-ever referendum to help shape a better future.
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Weekly list of planning applications

Planning applications: What is being built where you live?

The following applications were received by Harrogate Borough Council’s planning department, week ending September 22.
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Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner of North Yorkshire.

Public don’t mind who governs their emergency services, says North Yorkshire police commissioner

North Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner has claimed the public don’t mind who governs their emergency services, provided they do a good job, as she submitted her proposals to take over the county’s fire authority to Ministers.

Crime
All too often householders are making their properties an attractive proposition for burglars.

The Crime Matters column with Supt Paula Booth

For those of you who have been a victim of burglary, you will know first-hand that gut-wrenching feeling of your home and property being violated by strangers.

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We had a wonderful time at the Walled Garden Apple Day.

The Ripon Mayor’s column with Pauline McHardy

Sunday 1 October – I attended the Yorkshire Agricultural Harvest Service at Ripon Cathedral. The congregation were warmly welcomed by Dean John. It was heartwarming to see all the children proudly taking their harvest produce offerings to the altar.

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Chef Frances Atkins outside the Yorke Arms at Ramsgill. (Picture by Gary Longbottom)

Celebrity chef for new North Yorkshire food fest

With just days to go until the launch of Pateley Bridge’s first-ever Nidderdale Food and Drink Festival, the new event has won the backing of star names.

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The acquisition of the Ripon Workhouse Main Block creates opportunities at the visitor attraction.

The City Plan column

The draft Ripon City Plan outlines proposals for the long-term strategic development and growth of the city. Regular readers may recall that among the original reasons for developing a Neighbourhood Plan was the belief that more could be done to support the city’s economy, and address some of the challenges that we face.

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Young sailor Oliver Kent with his mum Paula, optometrist  Christopher Nixon and Claire Thorne of Christopher Nixons Optometrist. (1710174AM1)

Boy's sailing dream rescued by Harrogate optician

The promising career of a Harrogate teenager who is one of Britain’s most talented young sailors has been rescued by a local optician.
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Library picture.

Motorists warned of long delays as concrete block causes havoc on Yorkshire motorway

The Highways Agency has re-opened the A1 after a large concrete block caused major chaos to rush-hour traffic this morning.
Transport
Police sent the alert out this evening.

Police deal with youth who 'tried to coax boy into van as a joke' in Knaresborough

Officers are dealing with a youth who they say admitted trying to coax a seven-year-old boy into a van as part of what he believed was a joke in Knaresborough.
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Members of Hampsthwaite Action Group opposed to the nature of housing developments.

Housing expansion: Council may face legal challenge

Housing development plans for the whole Harrogate district may face a legal challenge from residents.
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Pupils’ top designs on 21st birthday celebrations

Pupils’ top designs on 21st birthday celebrations

The Pavilions of Harrogate are celebrating their 21st birthday and ran a competition for local students asking for designs for a card to mark the occasion.

Education
The Cathedrals Food and Gift Fayre will take place on Saturday 25 November.

The City Matters column with Alan Weston

Although it is only October you may have noticed that some of the Christmas Lights have been put up around the city centre already. This is earlier than normal, but is a result of changing contractors, and being able to make savings on the costs of installation, storage, taking down and testing.

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Dr Barbara Hibbert, former Harrogate school teacher and cancer blogger. Picture: Yorkshire Cancer Research

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teacher defying her terminal diagnosis

Former Harrogate teacher, Dr Barbara Hibbert is defying the odds.

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Julian Smith MP column

Julian Smith MP column

Last week I met with local representatives of the hospitality industry, a sector vital to the economy of our area and the country as a whole.

Politics
Police, fire crews and ambulance staff were seen dealing with the incident at around 10pm last night.

Man dies on Harrogate railway line after being hit by train

A man has died after being hit by a train in Harrogate, but police say they are not treating his death as suspicious.
Crime
Police were seen dealing with the incident on the Skipton Road bridge over the railway line in Harrogate last night.

Railway line re-opened in Harrogate after emergency incident on tracks

Fire crews, ambulance staff and several police cars were seen dealing with an incident by the railway line in Harrogate last night (October 18).
Crime
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