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Global superstar author in Harrogate visit

Harrogate International Festivals has done it again - another world exclusive with a global best-selling author.
North Yorkshire leaders with Northern Powerhouse Minister (centre) announcing the Junction 47 A1/A59 upgrade.

Green light for A1 (M) Flaxby junction improvements

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry MP, has given the final go ahead for upgrades to Junction 47 of the A1/A59 at Flaxby.

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.
A highlight of this year's show will be a collection of works from Tom Wood. Picture: Johnny Carr.

Hundreds of artworks on show at Ripon Cathedral for this year's Great North Art Show

Hundreds of artworks will be on display at Ripon Cathedral for The Great North Art Show next month.

Charlie Donaldson (11) with Swallow winners of The Pony Club Type Award.
(1608271AM6). Picture: Adrian Murray.

Preview: Mickley Show 2017

The warm and friendly atmosphere of the Mickley Show has made it such a hit over the last 20 years, organisers have told the ‘Gazette.

The road will be closed for eight weeks.

Road closure for eight weeks in Ripon city centre

Work to replace the stone setts on the western side of Ripon Market Square is due to start on September 3, and there will be a full road closure for eight weeks.

Flashback to last year's incredibly popular StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival in the Valley Gardens in Harrogate.

Valley Gardens to host food festival this weekend

The second annual StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival will be launched tomorrow, Friday, in Harrogate's Valley Gardens and its chief organiser says the town is already "buzzing."
Dramatic - The floodlights at Knaresborough Castle during feva festival have been a big hit.

Last night of spectacular floodlights at Knaresborough Castle

Tonight is your last chance to see Knaresborough Castle as you've never seen it before.
Ripon Morris Men take part in this years St Wilfrids Parade.

The Alan Weston column – delivering growth around Ripon’s heritage

Last month I wrote about the city’s heritage and how there were opportunities to build this to help shape the future of the city too. I mentioned that I was working with a small group to explore applying to Historic England’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) initiative. Following further discussions, an expression of interest has been submitted by Ripon Together (the Ripon Community Interest Company) to this programme to help the development the city.

Magna Carta founder Chris Simpson, left, on stage with members of his legendary band.

Harrogate's million-seller returns to his roots for Ripley gig

A Harrogate-born musician who sold eight million albums in the 1970s is returning to his roots for his first-ever concert in Ripley.

The no24 bus from Pateley Bridge-Harrogate.

Crowdfunding campaign to save threatened Dales bus service

The lovely North Yorkshire town of Pateley Bridge has just four weeks to back a £4,000 campaign to save its Sunday bus services in winter.
Louise Barnes with her son Daniel. Picture: L. Barnes

Harrogate's "one opportunity" to say on mental health services

Health chiefs have encouraged people to use the “one opportunity” to have their say over the provision of mental health services in the Harrogate District.

Chris Simpson takes a bow on stage with his band Magna Carta.

Rock legends rehearse on a boat for Ripley concert!

A Harrogate-born musician who sold eight million albums in the 1970s is returning to his roots for his classic acoustic rock band's first-ever concert in Ripley.

The majority of residents who turned out at the referendum voted in favour of the City Plan.

The Ripon City Plan column

Earlier this year, in April, the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 gained Royal Assent and several of its provisions have come into force. The Act reinforces the Government’s commitment to neighbourhood planning and seeks to clarify several emerging issues for those involved in the process.

The Do-Dahs were one of the many groups that have performed in the venue over the years

Do you remember who has performed at Darley Memorial Hall?

Those of you who were around in the Dale in the 50s, 60s and 70s will almost certainly have paid at least one visit to the Darley Dances on Saturday nights.

Stockeld Park

Summer sports at Stockeld Park

There’ll be running, jumping and fun galore next week at Stockeld Park in Wetherby as the park hosts its sports week.

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Ripon looks set for another jolly good show!

Ripon looks set for another jolly good show!

Some of the best produce from across the city will be on show at the annual Ripon Horticultural Show.

The Yorkshire hostelry high enough for Everest

The Yorkshire hostelry high enough for Everest

With the Tan Hill Inn back on the market, Sarah Freeman heads to the wilds of North Yorkshire to find out what it really takes to run Britain’s highest pub. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

The collision happened on the northbound link road between the A1M and A168 near Dishforth. Picture: Google

A1M link road closed in North Yorkshire as accident investigation continues

Accident investigators were working at the scene of a crash which took place just off the A1M in North Yorkshire this morning.
The link road between the A1M and the A168 at Dishforth was closed. Picture: Google

Update: A1M link road in North Yorkshire reopens after accident investigation

Accident investigators have completed their work at the scene of a crash which took place just off the A1M in North Yorkshire this morning.

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