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Column: An exciting month for Harrogate Theatre

Being awarded Arts Council National Portfolio status for a fourth term (14 years) running at the end of June was great news for Harrogate Theatre. It is in recognition of the range and quality of the shows that we produce and present, and this last month or so has been outstanding for drama here at the Theatre.

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Myself, deputy mayor Cllr Charlie Powell and Mrs Alison Dunn, one of the governors of Greystone School.

The Ripon Mayor’s column with Pauline McHardy

Wednesday 12 July – My consort Cllr Jo Bate and I attended the prize giving at the Grammar School where we were welcomed by Fiona Pearson.

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A walker in Nidd Gorge near Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Dear Reader: New roads create new problems + we love Ripon!

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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I met with two constituents Alex and Jacob who were representing the UK at the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.

Reporting Back column with Julian Smith

This is my first column since my re-election as the MP for Skipton and Ripon and I want to thank you for your support and for choosing me to be your Member of Parliament.

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Yorkshire in Bloom judges paid a visit to Pateley Bridge last week

Column: Showing pride in Pateley Bridge

I am so proud of the way Pateley Bridge is looking. So many residents and visitors are commenting on how beautiful the High Street is looking.

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The Gothic aviary at Renishaw Hall is now used as a pets cemetery. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

You may not recall the name of Sir Peter Viggers – but you will, very probably, know about his duck house. Sir Peter was, until he stepped down in 2010, the Member of Parliament for Gosport.

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Charlie and I had an enjoyable time at the Lister House Summer Fete.

The Ripon Mayor’s column with Pauline McHardy

Sunday 2 July – I attended the St Peter the Apostle Sung Eucharist service at the Cathedral. This was a wonderful service where the congregation was welcomed by Dean John.

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Pateley Bridge will be putting on the popular 1940s weekend at the end of the month. Picture: Visit Harrogate.

The Visit Harrogate column with Richard Spencer

By the time you read this column we will be on our last day of the Great Yorkshire Show – what a great way to celebrate all things Yorkshire.

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Bobby the police tractor will be making an appearance at the Great Yorkshire Show

What is it like policing the Great Yorkshire Show?

Based in Harrogate, Superintendent Paula Booth is North Yorkshire Police’s County Commander covering the districts of Harrogate, Craven, Hambleton and Richmondshire.

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The photography department forms part of the expanded Art and Design School at Harrogate College.

The Harrogate College column with Debra Forsythe-Conroy

The college has often been described as a hidden gem with a rich history in some key specialisms. The photographic department is a great example of this!

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The Chapel of St Mary Magdalen - one of Ripons Grade I listed buildings. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Two weeks ago this column looked at how the tide of history could leave buildings of the past stranded in what today we may consider degraded or unsuitable locations – like the Saxon church and monastery at Jarrow and the castle at Newcastle upon Tyne. And we looked at places that succeeded in spite of their unpromising location – like St Petersburg and Washington DC.

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Enjoying summer in the Ripon Walled Garden Play Area.

Connecting Ripon column with Karen Weaver

At the last Connecting Ripon Network meeting, held at Ripon YMCA, it was good to see a real willingness for local voluntary organisations to come together to make a real difference for people in Ripon.

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The shops on James Street in Harrogate - In this case the man in the shades on the right  is celebrity chef Gino DAcampo during a visit to the town to set up his new restaurant.

Dear Reader: Why Harrogate indie events need own publicity boards

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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The rescue teams have front line medics who are able to deal with serious injuries.

The Fell Rescue column with David Dennis

If you are out walking in the wild areas of the Dales, I wonder if you’ve paused to think? What would happen if you fell and broke your ankle? Or if you were out on the fells and came across someone having a heart attack?

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The Master and Matrons Tea Party at the Workhouse Museums Summer Fayre.

Hornblower vacancy a real TV winner

Sunday 25 June – Mac and I, along with other dignitaries from across the district, attended the Pateley Bridge Civic Service. The service was conducted by the Reverend Mike Pool.

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Fountains Hall would have become a centre for retreats. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

On 16 August 1946 ‘The Times’ newspaper contained the following paragraph: ‘Negotiations are in progress for the sale of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, to the Roman Catholic Church.

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I offered to install a new water butt and stand that was kindly paid for by a frequent visitor to the cemetery.

The Boroughbridge Mayor’s column with Peter Phillips.

My week started with a meeting in Aldborough cemetery to instruct the Community Payback supervisor the work required as part of the council’s cemetery maintenance programme.

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Children from across the county attended the Cathedral service to receive gargoyle competition prizes.

The Dean of Ripon’s column with the Very Rev John Dobson

They came from all over the region, as far afield as Scarborough and Settle, Richmond and Wetherby. They were school children; the finalists and winners of the cathedral’s gargoyle competition, attending a cathedral service to receive their prizes.

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Myself, Dame Kelly Holmes and deputy mayor Charlie Powell at Queen Ethelburgas College.

The Ripon Mayor’s column with Pauline McHardy

Tuesday 20 June – Myself and other mayors from across the district were invited to Menwith Hill. Sqn Leader Geoff Dickinson gave us an extensive explanation of the history of Menwith Hill and its function.

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Bolton Castle  not a particularly defensive position. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

We all know about ‘Location, Location, Location’ – not just from the television programme of that name but also from the thought behind the mantra.

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