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City Matters column with Alan Weston

Perhaps it is the time of the year, post budget and towards the end of the financial year for public sector bodies, but funding seems to be the topic of the month.

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The monument to William Weddell in Ripon Cathedral . (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Perhaps the most remarkable monument in Ripon Cathedral is to be found against the south wall of the south transept, adjacent to the staircase up to the library.

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The City Plan will make Ripon a better place.

The Ripon City Plan column by Alan Weston

Last month we wrote about how the Ripon City Plan could deliver the changes to make Ripon a better place, by putting in place a strategy that identifies, encourages and pro-actively supports private sector investment in the right location.

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Taking part in live interviews with BBC Radio York following the good news about Pateley Bridge.

Week in the Life of Pateley Bridge column with Keith Tordoff

Read all about it! Well, if you could get hold of a newspaper because they were all sold out in Pateley Bridge. More of that later. On Tuesday, March 7 in the evening myself and my wife Gloria went along to the Crown Hotel in Harrogate.

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Addressing pupils of Bentham Primary School. I host my School Leaders Lunch for headteachers tomorrow.

Reporting back column with Julian Smith MP

The past few weeks have been extremely busy but also exciting. I had surgeries and meetings across the constituency. I am supporting the Government in marshalling the Article 50 bill through Parliament in my role as a Government whip, the Conservatives secured a remarkable by-election victory in Copeland and I had the privilege of attending an audience with Her Majesty The Queen.

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Matthew Brewer, centre, with Nick Smith, NEHS show director (left) and Harlow Carr curator Paul Cook (right)

RHS Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite: New generation takes on the Woodland wilderness

Some regular visitors may have noticed that we have been doing a lot of winter work in the Woodland here at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

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Norman arches pattern a wall in Ely Cathedral. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The use of this subordinate, but by no means unimportant, art is to enliven with beauty and incident what would otherwise be a blank space, wheresoever or whatsoever it may be – what is William Morris talking about here?

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Methodist Julia, myself and Methodist Mike at the Altogether Now sing along.

A week in the life of Pateley Bridge, with Keith Tordoff

Once again I am here to sing the praises about this wonderful area! The last week saw myself and Kirsty on Tuesday going along to the council offices for the Tour De Yorkshire (TDY) 2017 Roadshow.

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Here I am pictured with past student William Wilkes in Frankfurt last week.

League tables have blighted our education system for far too long

School Matters column with Dennis Richards

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Spring is a good time to check your property and make sure sheds and garages are secure.

On The Beat column with Supt Paula Booth

Well folks, it’s that glorious part of the year again when spring has well and truly sprung and the grass is growing fast.

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Dorothy Hawkins next to the Dancing for Well-Being display at BCC OD.

Helping others column with Karen Weaver

I really like this quote which I first came across a few years ago on the wall of the Bivouac Cafe near Masham “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”.

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Visit Harrogate is producing a special guide for the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Visit Harrogate column with Mike Newby

There are now fewer than 50 days before the Tour de Yorkshire arrives in the Harrogate District (29 April) and events are beginning to emerge as communities and businesses organise themselves to celebrate the not one, but two races, that will take place.

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Four-poster bed at Westwood Manor, Wiltshire. (Copyright  David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

We spend about a third of our lives in them – but how often do we think about our beds and our bedrooms? We know that Shakespeare thought about his beds – in his will he left his second-best one to his wife, Anne Hathaway.

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Tales from the High Street milk run

Tales from the High Street milk run

Welcome to this new weekly feature titled A week in the life of Pateley Bridge, writes Keith Tordoff.

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NADV 1702931AM9 Harrogate Business Lunch.The Deputy Mayor of Harrogate Coun. Christine Ryder and The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate Coun. Nick Brown with Michelle Mone. (1702931AM9)

Mayor’s Diary: Things are hotting up as 2017 rolls on

After a quieter January my mayoral diary hotted up again into February and beyond. Some exciting events were experienced and many more booked for my final three months too, writes Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Nick Brown.

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Fast water rescue team has been a major asset during floods

Fast water rescue team has been a major asset during floods

Our decision to set up a fast water specialist team a few years ago when flooding across the country was becoming more common was certainly an inspired one as the following year we were called out to assist with the first Cumbria major floods, writes David Dennis of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

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Colleges are dynamic hubs of innovation

Colleges are dynamic hubs of innovation

Did you know that artists and teachers graduating from Harrogate College lead the way in social and cultural development, confirming that colleges are dynamic hubs of innovation and creativity?

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Poles and street clutter in Ripon  also a problem in York. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

There are two distinct ways of looking at any place – from hamlet to mega-city – when deciding on its future.

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The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

Dear Reader: Economics of madhouse in NHS + Bettys as installation art!

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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We are maintaining our winter gritting service at the current level of �6million per year.

Transport Talk column with Don MacKenzie

At its meeting last week, North Yorkshire County Council agreed its budget for 2017/18. Since 2011, like other county councils in England, the county will have experienced a reduction in spending power of £169 million by 2020, equivalent to a fall of 34 per cent.

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