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Police fear dealers are 'deliberately contaminating' deadly Yorkshire heroin batches

Heroin users are again being warned about deadly batches of the drug being circulated in Yorkshire that police fear dealers are "deliberately contaminating" with substances which could be 200 times more potent.

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Crowds turned out in the thousands at the fanpark for Tour de France, which is set to make a return this weekend for the Tour de Yorkshire. Picture: Adrian Murray

What's on: Three days of Tour de Yorkshire cycling celebrations in Harrogate

Visitors to Harrogate are promised three days of cycling celebrations this bank holiday weekend, as the Tour de Yorkshire rolls into town.

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Update: Police arrest woman on the run who escaped from North Yorkshire prison

Update: Police arrest woman on the run who escaped from North Yorkshire prison

Police have arrested a woman who escaped from a North Yorkshire prison while serving a five year sentence.
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Ken Welford, left, with fellow Harrogate Hospital Radio founder, Mike Hine, pictured in 1977.

Tribute paid to 'first voice' of Harrogate Hospital Radio

Former colleagues have paid tribute to a founding member and the "first voice" of Harrogate Hospital Radio, who died suddenly last week.
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New Beginnings group.

Ending Loneliness campaign update: The devastating isolation of dementia

This week's Harrogate Advertiser Ending Loneliness campaign feature revisits the devastating isolation of dementia.

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The crash happened on the A61 near South Stainley. Picture: Google

Harrogate woman dies after collision between motorbike and three cars

A woman from Harrogate has died after a motorbike and three cars crashed.

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Tractor fest is given high blessing

Tractor fest is given high blessing

Vintage tractors were blessed by The Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon Cathedral before being put through their paces at the weekend in preparation for this year’s Tractor Fest.

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Switch Dance at Disneyland Paris

Ripon dance squad wows the crowds at Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary celebrations

A group of 12 dancers from Ripon experienced the magic of Disney during special performances in Paris over the Easter weekend.

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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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The Tour de Yorkshire is a free show like no other

Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says.

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Ed Rogers, 29, Director at Bristol Braille Tech with the Canute E-Reader, SWNS

VIDEO: Tech company invents ‘Kindle for the blind’

A technology company is hoping to bring braille back from decline after inventing the first ‘Kindle for the blind’.

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Yorkshire weather: A chilly week ahead

Yorkshire weather: A chilly week ahead

Temperatures will fall dramatically in Yorkshire this week - and snow is even predicted.

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Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found.

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Mulder and Scully.

The truth is back out there - X-Files to return for 10-part series

Mulder and Scully are to continue their search for the truth in a new series of The X-Files.

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The chequerboard pattern on the gable of the former College chapel helps give weight. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Lie heavy on him, earth, for he / Hath laid many a heavy load on thee! – this mock epitaph on the architect Sir John Vanbrugh is attributed both to Jonathan Swift and to the less-famous Dr Able Evans.

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Humberstone Bank Farm tenant Jonathan Grayshon, Paul Carter and Lisa Harrowsmith of Yorkshire Water with Julian Smith MP.

MP learns of ‘Beyond Nature’ vision at farm

A tenant farmer in the Nidderdale area had a visit from a leading dignitary last week.

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NARG 1505042AM3 Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival. Sally Barrett, Matthew Barrett, Amy Richardson and Sophie Gilman. (1505042AM3)

You’ll need beer glasses to see new gargoyle

One of three new gargoyles to have been designed, created and installed on the outside of Ripon Cathedral has been chosen to appear on this year’s Ripon Cathedral Beer Glasses.

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Historic role for Harrogate District Hospital nurse

Historic role for Harrogate District Hospital nurse

A nurse at Harrogate District Hospital has become the first respiratory nurse - and the first woman - to be appointed president of the Yorkshire Thoracic Society (YTS).

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The collision occurred on the A61 near South Stainley.

Serious collision closes main road near Ripley

Police have closed a main road between Ripley and Ripon in North Yorkshire following a “serious” collision earlier today.

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Coming to Harrogate - International bestselling author Paula Hawkins.

The Girl on the Train author set for Harrogate date

One of the world’s biggest selling authors is to launch her new book at a special event in Harrogate next month.

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