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Watch Song for Christmas: Highfield Prep

Harrogate-based Highfield Prep Senior School Choir can be heard here performing Soon And Very Soon. Here’s the link to the video

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Christmas stories from the archives: Holiday travel rush to the North mounts to climax 1946

Christmas stories from the archives: Holiday travel rush to the North mounts to climax 1946

A “Green Christmas,” with a likelihood of local fog, is prophesied in the latest official forecast, issued this afternoon.

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Thease are believed to be the mummified legs of Queen Nefertari. Photo by Professor Joann Fletcher

Yorkshire TV stars discover Egyptian Queen Nefertari's mummified legs

These 3,000 year old mummified legs are believed to be those of Egyptian Queen Nefertari, identified by Yorkshire's own world renowned experts and TV stars Professor Joann Fletcher and  partner Dr Stephen Buckley.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

Leslie Driffield, a Leeds business man and English champion, last night, in Calcutta, won the World Amateur Billiards Championship.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

Three junior students of the Leeds College of Art are putting their spare time and money to good use by making scale models of British and enemy aircraft from odd scraps of material.

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Christmas stories from the archives
Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

Christmas stories from the archives Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

A SMALL brown-haired girl with sparkling slate-blue eyes who has travelled 6,000 miles during the last few weeks, will wake up in a Sedbergh home o Christmas Day to find presents left her for the first time by father Christmas

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Silson Contemporary Art gallery owner Sarah Collier. (1610032AM4)

Mince pies and more tonight at Harrogate gallery's Christmas bash

Harrogate’s newest art gallery Silson Contemporary Art gallery is hosting a Christmas open evening tonight, Thursday, December 1 from 6pm-9pm at its Harlow Oval home with music, mince pies and treats.

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Song for Christmas - Willow Tree Primary

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is being sung here by children from Willow Tree County Primary in Harrogate.

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Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

The first couple to be married at Leeds Register Office today arrived in darkness, before 8 a.m.

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Song for Christmas: Western Primary School, Harrogate

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the lights have been switched on, the decorations are up and the Harrogate Advertiser series Song for Christmas is back.

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Songs for Christmas

Songs for Christmas

The search is on for entries to the Harrogate Advertiser Song for Christmas 2016 and there is still time to enter.

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Enid and Peter Nutland (l) from the Blackpool Church return the ancient cross to Canon Barry Pyke, Canon for Rural Engagement and Education and Ripon Cathedral Dean, The Very Rev. John Dobson (s).

Back in Yorkshire! Ripon Cathedral return for ancient Saxon stone

Ripon Cathedral held a special service to mark the return to the city of an ancient Saxon stone, which had been housed for many years in a Lancashire church.
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On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

Boy with a nervous reaction to sound

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On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

From our Ossett correspondent

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Bob Harris at Warehouse Recording Studios in Harrogate. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Bob Harris introduces top acts in Harrogate

Harrogate is the place to be tonight for fans of high quality acoustic music.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

Two tugs put out last night to the aid of a trawler in which an explosion was reported to have occurred 10 miles east-north-east of Blyth.

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The 1970s Crimplene dress held in the Royal Pump Museums collection originally worn by a Harrogate Choral Society member that inspired poet Rommi Smith.

How did Harrogate Choral Society ladies dress in the 1970s?

An original dress from the early 1970s worn by a member of the Harrogate Choral Society has inspired part of a new event at Harrogate’s Pump Room Museum for keen lovers of knitting.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Wartime news of the North

On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Wartime news of the North

Help for traders after air raids

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On this day in Yorkshire 1951: Leeds fireman saved dog from disused shaft - then it bit him

On this day in Yorkshire 1951: Leeds fireman saved dog from disused shaft - then it bit him

A Leeds fireman was lowered on ropes into a disused pit shaft near Brown Lane, Leeds, yesterday to rescue a black cross-bred dog believed to have been thrown into the shaft.

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Successful poet, performer and writer Luke Wright.

Release the Hounds presents award-winner at Harrogate Theatre

A Knaresborough arts promoter who brought cutting edge spoken word performances to the town successfully for three years is now doing the same at Harrogate Theatre.

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