Quartet return for Ripon City derby

Ripon City will be buoyed by the return of four key players when rivals Boroughbridge arrive for the West Riding County Cup third round (1pm).

York City's Tom Allan

Harrogate Town loan York City defender Tom Allan

Harrogate Town have brought in York City defender Tom Allan on a month’s loan to ease their defensive problems.

Philip Allott is heading to the other side of the world to prepare for a post-Brexit trading environment. (S)

Knaresborough PR firm on mission to Oz

A marketing and PR firm in Knaresborough is pre-empting any final Brexit agreement by looking beyond Europe – to Australia.

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Beckwithshaw Saints celebrate a goal on their way to victory over Pannal Sports in Saturday's Premier Division clash. Picture: Adrian Murray

H & D LEAGUE: Kirkby climb off the bottom as Hampsthwaite’s title hopes take a hit

Having spent the majority of 2016/17 propping up the Harrogate & District Premier Division, Kirkby Malzeard finally climbed off the foot of the table when they recorded just their second victory of the campaign.

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No more Champions League on terrestrial TV following £1.2bn BT deal

No more Champions League on terrestrial TV following £1.2bn BT deal

The Champions League is set to vanish from terrestrial TV following BT Sport’s £1.2bn deal for the rights to show Europe’s top football competition.

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An example of the surroundings The Old Ticket Office cafe has had to operate in at Knaresborough railway station.

Unlucky family-run cafe's plea for help at Knaresborough station

Passengers are undoubtedly encouraged by all the improvements being made by Network Rail at Knaresborough’s Grade II listed railway station but spare a thought for the station’s unlucky family-run cafe.
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VIDEO: Comedian Jack Whitehall 'bans' Sheffield United legend Chris Morgan from his Arena show

Have you heard the one about Sheffield United legend Chris Morgan getting 'banned' by TV comedy star Jack Whitehall from his Sheffield Arena show?

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Paul Beesley is desperate to see Harrogate Railway return to winning ways this weekend.

Preview of Saturday's football action

We preview this weekend's action involving teams across the Harrogate district.

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Simon Weaver

Marcus Day shines as Harrogate Town battle injury crisis

Simon Weaver urged his Harrogate Town squad to roll their sleeves up and battle through the injury crisis which has sparked a dip in form.

Peter Crook

Leeds United and Blackpool watch Harrogate Town goalkeeper Peter Crook

Football League scouts continue to monitor the progress of Harrogate Town goalkeeper Peter Crook – despite his FA Cup clanger earlier this month.

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Harrogate Town 0-2 Kidderminster Harriers: Andy Gascoigne sent off as Town dip continues

Harrogate Town 0-2 Kidderminster Harriers: Andy Gascoigne sent off as Town dip continues

Andy Gascoigne saw red in the first half as Harrogate Town crashed to a fourth straight defeat in a 2-0 defeat against Kidderminster Harriers.

Young talent Fraser Hanson made his debut for Railway on Saturday (photo: Caught Light Photography)

Experience heads guiding young potential at Harrogate Railway, says assistant Ormsby

Early leads have been hard to come by for Harrogate Railway of late and their coaching staff were in no mood to let it slip against Maltby Main, writes Tom Harle.

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Play-off conquerors AFC Fylde topple Harrogate Town again

Two goals in the space of five second half minutes sent Harrogate Town to defeat at league leaders AFC Fylde.

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Railway players celebrate (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

NCEL: Harrogate Railway back on track with five-star show

A freshened up Harrogate Railway Athletic got back to winning ways in emphatic fashion, beating Maltby Main 5-1 at Station View.

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England playes lie on the pitch after being beaten by Iceland at this years Euros.  (PA).

Is managing England really the ‘mission impossible’ of football?

At one time it was among the most prestigious jobs in football, but has the role of England manager become a poisoned chalice? Chris Bond asks.

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Harrogate Railway manager Lee Ashforth, right, has been in charge at Station View for 16 months (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Depleted Harrogate Railway crash out of FA Cup as pressure mounts on boss Lee Ashforth

The pressure intensified on boss Lee Ashforth after his depleted Harrogate Railway side crashed out of the FA Cup in a 5-0 drubbing at home to Consett.

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Harrogate Town players Joe Leesley and Luke Shiels share messages of support for injured Lloyd Kerry after scoring. Kerry fractured his cheekbone in the win over FC Halifax Town on a Bank Holiday Monday (Photo: Craig Hurle)

Harrogate Town 2-2 Curzon Ashton: JP Pittman brace undone by sucker-punch penalty

Harrogate Town sustained a heavy sucker punch as a last-gasp penalty sent them to a 2-2 draw against Curzon Ashton in National League North.
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Warren Burrell scored Harrogate Town's late winner (Photo: Craig Hurle)

Bradford Park Avenue 2-3 Harrogate Town: Burrell strikes screamer to clinch points

Warren Burrell produced a superb individual goal in the 88th minute to seal a first Harrogate Town win at Bradford Park Avenue since 2005.

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Steve Bromley scored a sensational free-kick for Railway (Photo: Caugth Light Photography)

NCEL: Goalkeeper scores as Harrogate Railway fall to defeat in opener

AFC Mansfield goalkeeper Jason White scored a penalty as relegated Harrogate Railway conceded a second half lead to lose their opening fixture in NCEL Premier Division at Station View.

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Harrogate Town 2-0 Boston United: Town fantastic on plastic in first National League North win of season

Harrogate Town got up and running on their new 3G pitch at the first attempt with a solid 2-0 win over the perennially dangerous Boston United.
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