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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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Better collaboration between emergency services, such as during the Cherished campaign in other parts of the country, is needed in North Yorkshire

Julia Mulligan: Why we should be more like St Helens

I’ve never been to St Helens, but this week it has been on my mind a lot. It started when I happened to be listening to Radio 4s ‘You and Yours’ on the way to a meeting earlier this week, and it suddenly dawned on me that I wished North Yorkshire could be more, well, ‘St Helens’.

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NARG 1403041AM5 Ripon Pancake Races. Picture : Adrian Murray.(1403041AM5)

The Dean’s Reflection: Never a dull moment as pancake race looms

The year is waking up, writes the Very Reverend John Dobson, the Dean of Ripon. This short month is taking us from candlelit processions in the Cathedral to pancake races in the street. There is never a dull moment!

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Harewood House, volunteers

Harewood House column: Volunteers contribute to great history

Now in its 19th year, the Harewood Volunteer Programme continues to go from strength to strength, writes volunteer co-ordinator Sarah Kirk.

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The interior of Birmingham Town Hall  built for public meetings. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with Daivd Winpenny

What is a public building? The dictionary tells us, somewhat unhelpfully, that it is ‘a building that belongs to a town or state, and is used by the public’ – which doesn’t get us much further forward. Not all buildings owned by the state or by civic authorities are accessible by the public – and anyway, what is meant by ‘public’?

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People want to see the Article 50 situation resolved as quickly as possible.

Reporting Back column with Julian Smith MP

After over 40 hours of debate Parliament has now approved the Government’s Article 50 Bill, which provides the Prime Minister with the power to invoke Article 50.

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Another day. another crush - Commuters boarding a train in Harrogate.

Dear Reader: Terrible state of Harrogate rail service + sex and the film festival

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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Working with volunteers is a big part of Rob Lights job . Picture by L Brown.

Countryside Life - the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership column

Much of the work we do here at the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership is underpinned by two important questions.

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Discovering the delights of Venice

Discovering the delights of Venice

by Tom Taylor

news@harrogateadvertiser.co.uk

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Excellent drama lined up for spring

Excellent drama lined up for spring

I’ll cut straight to the chase and begin by mentioning some of the excellent drama that we have coming this spring to the Studio Theatre, writes David Brown of Harrogate Theatre.

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Tom Cutter, Harry Johnson-Firth and Matt Brewer have made it to the Young Horticulturist regional finals.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite

Living in ‘God’s own county’, it’s easy to take for granted the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us; we’re very lucky. A defining and much-loved feature of Yorkshire is our dry stone walls, those beautiful, man-made boundaries that criss-cross the countryside, dividing the land into manageable parcels.

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Face at The Forbidden Corner. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

Civic Society column with David Winpenny

We can use the word ‘face’ in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary offers 13 different definitions of the word as a noun, and seven as a verb. And then there are the phrases, such as ‘face about’, ‘face down’, ‘face value’, ‘shame-faced’, ‘to lose face’, ‘to save face’, ‘a brave face’, and compounds like ‘facelift’ and ‘faceless’.

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My love is strong ... Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame.

“The fruit of the spirit is love”

The title of this column comes from one of Saint Paul’s letters. He included the following list: “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5.22-23 NRSV).

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Jack Laugher with Chris Mears

Jack Laugher: We want to show we’re the best in the world

For diver Jack Laugher, the target growing up was to win gold at an Olympic Games and retire as a champion.

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The Wharfedale fell rescue team dealt with 42 call-outs last year as well as four stand downs. Picture by Sara Spillett

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association column with David Dennis

Last year was very much a rollercoaster time with a record month of call-outs and as such the expectancy of more to follow, then to end the year with no callouts for a seven week period.

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Volunteer of the Year Paul with colleagues Sally and Stephen at North Yorkshire Horizons.

Helping others column with Karen Weaver

Chief executive of Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

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There will be plenty for children to do during the February half-term, including fun at Stockeld Park.

Visit Harrogate column with Mike Newby

Visit Harrogate

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Detail of the tower of Greek Thomsons St Vincent Street Church in Glasgow. (Copyright -  David Winpenny)

Civic Society column with David Winpenny

For anyone interested in architecture, there are several important anniversaries of architects’ births and deaths coming up this year.

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The Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

Dear Reader: A very Harrogate protest + my views on Stray controversy

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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