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Number of Harrogate Borough councillors to be cut by a quarter

The number of Harrogate Borough councillors is set to be cut by more than a quarter after new ward boundary lines were finalised.

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Map of potential Harrogate Relief Road routes

Harrogate Relief Road: Everything you need to know

Anyone who lives in, visits or merely drives through Harrogate on a regular basis needs no reminding of the town’s ever increasing problems with traffic.
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Andrew Jones, Minister for Department for Transport. Picture: Gary Longbottom

Harrogate's potholes could be filled with £2m funding boost

A government transport minister and MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough has welcomed a multi-million boost to repair the county's potholes.

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Council tax could rise next year to bridge the funding gap

Rise in council tax could be used to bridge £8m funding gap in North Yorkshire

Residents across the Harrogate district and the rest of the county could face another rise in their council tax bill to bridge an £8 million funding gap in adult social care.

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Harrogate Council stock

Anger as Gypsy and Traveller site proposed for "main entrance" to Harrogate

A Gypsy and Traveller site proposed for one of the main entrances to Harrogate in the Draft Local Plan has sparked concern among local residents.

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Marcel Kittell wins the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate from Peter Sagan after Mark Cavendish crashed at the bottom of Parliament Street.  5 July 2014. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Harrogate Borough Council's cabinet approves £250k Tour de Yorkshire spending

Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet has unanimously approved the £250k spending for the town to host either a start of finish for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

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Harrogate Borough Council

Future of Harrogate planning set out as consultation on draft Local Plan launches

Residents have been urged to make their opinions known on the draft Local Plan when it goes to consultation on Friday.

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Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America.

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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After many months of bitter campaigning, the US election results are imminent.

Clinton or Trump? An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Repair works on Tadcaster bridge had been nearing completion.

Completion date for repairs to Tadcaster bridge DELAYED

County council chiefs have expressed their 'frustration' as the authority announced that the completion date for repairs to Tadcaster bridge has been delayed.
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Parent's have been left furious by the decision.

Parents furious at County Council over transport to Harrogate faith schools

Parents have slammed the county council for ‘washing its hands’ of them after a Harrogate schools bus company stopped trading less than a month into the academic year.

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Green waste collection across Harrogate and Ripon will stop next month for winter.

Winter break for Harrogate District's garden waste

Residents across the district have been warned that the garden waste collection service will shortly be stopping for its annual winter break.

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Controversial plans for parking charges set to hit Harrogate this November

Controversial plans to increase on-street parking charges in Harrogate have been approved and will come into force next week.

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Knaresborough viaduct

Boundary Commission propose taking some Knaresborough villages out of Harrogate district

Fears have been raised that some Knaresborough villages will be taken out of the Harrogate district under the latest proposals from the Boundary Commission.

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Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council agrees to pay staff Living Wage of £8.25 per hour

Harrogate Borough Council has committed to paying its staff the living wage of £8.25 per hour from April 2017.

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Sgt Major Brian O'Hare, Colour Sgt Tony Sweeny and Sgt Paul Wood prepare for action.

#ThrowbackThursday: Harrogate men prepare for battle in 1982

This week, more than three decades ago, two Harrogate Advertiser reporters had just returned from the scene of battle.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister ‘totally committed’ to Yorkshire devolution

The Prime Minister has given one of the clearest indications yet that wide-ranging powers could be handed to regions like Yorkshire, as she heralded the successes of the nation’s initial devolution deals.

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Harrogate District Hospital

Could you be a governor for the Harrogate and District NHS Trust?

Nominations have now been opened for the public to elect a council of governors who will represent the healthcare interests of the people in the Harrogate district and beyond.

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Nick Clegg

Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

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