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Youngest ever Knaresborough councillor targets Bond End pollution problems

Knaresborough's youngest ever councillor has targeted tackling pollution and congestion at Bond End following his election to the Town Council.

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Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate once again at risk of planning free-for-all after council's housing miscalculation

Harrogate could once again be at risk of a planning free-for-all following a ruling that the council does not have a five-year supply of housing.
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A recent photo of the work on the bridge taken by NYCC contractors.

Celebrations postponed with 'strong risk' that Tadcaster bridge opening will be delayed

Committee members for the Tadcaster bridge opening have delayed the celebrations until mid-February as it was suggested that work on the structure could overrun by two days.

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Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Over the course of a typical week I receive hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls asking for my help with an issue or my view on a subject, writes Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP

Harrogate MP secures £5.1m boost to improve county's roads

Harrogate and Knaresborough's MP has welcomed a £5.1 million funding boost to keep roads across the county well maintained and safe.

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Time to account for Aid money

Time to account for Aid money

The UK’s International Aid budget has been given a huge amount of attention over the past few weeks, with a seemingly endless stream of headlines highlighting where International Aid money has been wasted, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke in his column for the Wetherby News.

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Land at Flaxby

Parish council hit out at "reckless" plans to overhaul Flaxby in Draft Local Plan

Flaxby Parish Council have hit out at "fundamentally flawed" proposals to overhaul the village in the Draft Local Plan.

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Lightmire Lane - Google Maps

Plans to build storage site for 50 tonnes of explosives in Great Ouseburn sparks concerns

An application to build a storage site for explosives and ammonium nitrate in Great Ouseburn has sparked concerns among local residents.

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Is raising council tax just a short-term fix for the cash crisis in social care?

Care funding ‘insufficient’ for North Yorkshire - council

North Yorkshire County Council has labelled funding plans for the region’s adult social care services revealed earlier this month as insufficient.

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Aerial view of Pannal

Parish council launch scathing 17-page objection to proposed Pannal development

Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council has launched a scathing attack to proposed development in the Crimple Valley in a 17-page letter to the council.

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Sheffield Heeley's Labour MP Louise Haigh said the government's investment does not go far enough.

‘Broadband funding not enough to address rural imbalance’

New multi-million pound investment to deliver superfast broadband to thousands of extra homes in connectivity ‘not-spots’ will not go far enough to resolve the “unacceptable” imbalance of service in urban and rural areas, critics have claimed.

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Harrogate International Centre

Harrogate International Centre backed with £1.2m council funding for refurbishment work

Harrogate International Centre (HIC) has received a £1.2m boost from the borough council in order to complete a number of refurbishment projects.

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Christmas 2016 waste collection changes for the Harrogate district

Check your altered bin collection dates here.

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Harrogate Borough Council

Bed Tax won't be introduced to fund Harrogate Night Marshals, council leader confirms

The leader of Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) has slammed a proposal to charge tourists a Bedroom Tax to fund the Night Marshals service.
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Buskers in Harrogate

Council investigating use of Public Spaces Protection Order to control Harrogate busking

Harrogate Borough Council has confirmed it is investigating whether it could use the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to control town centre busking.

News
Who have been the most influential and inspiring women from Yorkshire over the past 70 years?

Who have been Yorkshire’s female icons over the last 70 years?

As BBC’s Woman’s Hour reveals its list of the most influential women of the last 70 years, Chris Bond chooses his own top 10 from Yorkshire.

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Fly tipping in Harrogate

No prosecutions or fines issued despite 38% rise in fly tipping across Harrogate

No prosecutions or fines were issued for fly tipping across the Harrogate district this year despite there being 425 recorded instances.

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County Councillor Cliff Trotter

Hundreds sign petition calling for Pannal traveller and gypsy site to be scrapped

Hundreds of Pannal residents have signed a petition urging Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) to scrap plans for a traveller and gypsy site in the area.
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Liz Hancock of the Harrogate Homeless Project.  (1510084AM5)

Rising house prices blamed as Harrogate shamed as a homeless hotspot

Harrogate’s lack of affordable housing has been blamed after the district was shamed by Shelter as being one of North Yorkshire’s homeless hotspots.

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Harrogate Borough Council

Lib Dems accused of ignoring Boroughbridge residents over controversial boundary proposals

Harrogate Borough Council’s Liberal Democrats have been accused of ignoring Boroughbridge residents after supporting proposals to take the ward out of the Harrogate district.

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