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Curator reveals exciting plans for the future of Ripon workhouse museum

So much is happening at the workhouse museum these days that it seems impossible for visitors to leave feeling anything less than total amazement.
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The funding will help to develop the community centre and memorial garden.

£40,000 Budget support announced for memorial garden and community centre at Dishforth Airfield

A community centre and memorial garden at Dishforth Airfield has been given a £40,000 boost in this year’s Budget to support members of the Armed Forces and their families.
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Chair of the Volunteer Oscars John Fox presents a cheque to Jan Garrill of The Local Fund. Also in the picture are The Mayor of Harrogate Coun Anne Jones, Chief Executive of Harrogate Borough Council Wallace Sampson, Council Leader Coun Richard Cooper and Chief Executive of HARCVS Karen Weaver.

New fund to take groundbreaking steps towards addressing hidden needs of the Harrogate district

A new community fund will aim to take groundbreaking steps towards addressing the hidden needs of the Harrogate district when it launches in January.

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More good news for Ripon Grammar Schools, just days after their annual prize-giving which also celebrated huge success.

Ripon Grammar School named best performing state secondary school in the North of England

Ripon Grammar School has been named the best performing state secondary school in the North of England by The Sunday Times's annual Parent Power schools guide.

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The moving service will be held at Ripon Cathedral.

Moving service at Ripon Cathedral to honour war hero

A moving service at Ripon Cathedral will honour the bravery of a First World War soldier awarded the Victoria Cross.

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Ripon Choral Society continues to go from strength to strength. Picture: Joseph Priestley.

International success for Ripon Choral Society

Ripon Choral Society is going from strength to strength, and to add to their incredible string of successes, they have been invited to perform in New York at the Carnegie Hall.

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Ripon author and illustrator Monica Gabb.

Ripon author takes powerful anti-bullying message into schools

A Ripon author and illustrator is working hard to end bullying by taking her book with a powerful message into schools across the district.
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Last year's big lights switch-on.

Ripon Christmas events round-up - the big switch-on and other great events for our city

Excitement is building for Ripon’s packed programme of Christmas events, and on Saturday crowds will fill the Market Square to watch the lights being switched on.
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Andrew Roberts rehearsing with pupils for the concert.

Your chance to see a spectacular carol service in Ripon with more than 200 children taking part

More than 200 children will sing in a carol concert spectacular at Holy Trinity Church on December 4 at 1.30pm.
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Chloe Bellerby signing for her soccer scholarship.

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teenager walking from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health

Taking on any walking challenge requires a lot of nerve and bucketloads of endurance, but 17-year-old Chloe Bellerby from Harrogate is pushing herself to the absolute extreme by walking from Leeds to London in just 10 days.
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Members of the Ripon and District Forum.

Ripon group announces 50th anniversary celebrations

One of Ripon's longest-standing and most celebrated community groups will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on November 29.

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The current 20,000 feasibility study has been halted.

Ripon City Council votes to drop £20,000 feasibility study to bring back the city's railway

A £20,000 feasibility study into reinstating Ripon’s railway line has been abandoned 50 years on from the station’s closure.

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Previous applications to develop the site have been unsuccessful.

'Eyesore' Ripon auction mart site to be developed after years of disuse

After multiple unsuccessful attempts to develop the site of the former Ripon auction mart, planning permission has been granted to transform it into a residential caravan park.
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Gilly Spence providing on the ground support.

Ripon nurse providing on the ground medical care to help Rohingya refugees

A nurse from Ripon is in Bangladesh providing on the ground medical care to Rohingya people living in refugee camps.

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John Taylor of C&M Ices with some of the staff members and pupils of Forest School last year (1511133AM1).

Big ice-cream giveaway to spread joy for Children in Need

An ice-cream firm which has served our district for 128 years is spreading joy for Children in Need with a huge giveaway.

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Ripon hornblower Wayne Cobbett: One of many of Ripon's great traditions. 
Picture taken by Paul Oldham as part of his brilliant People of Ripon photography project which celebrates everyone who makes our city so special.

Launch of Pride in Ripon campaign: 10 things that make us all proud of our city

We would like to invite readers to join us in backing a new Ripon Gazette campaign which celebrates everything that makes our city such an extraordinary and remarkable place to be.
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Matt Truscott. Picture: Adrian Murray.

Support for Harrogate campaigner's ADHD petition grows

More than 8,000 people have signed a Harrogate campaigner’s petition calling on the Government to provide a detailed strategy supporting children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Protesters outside the Ripon Spa Hotel at the start of the inquiry.

Plea to protect World Heritage Site from harm as public inquiry into hundreds of Ripon homes closes

The National Trust made an impassioned plea to the Secretary of State to protect Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal from harm, as a public inquiry into plans for hundreds of Ripon homes closed on Friday.

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Former miner and self-taught baker Mark Whittaker with his partner Helen Matos who together run the small cafe, Sandgate Coffee, in the historic town of Whitby. Picture Ceri Oakes.

Bettys defends decision to take legal action against Whitby cafe selling scones under the name of Fat Rascals

Bettys tea rooms have defended their decision to take legal action against a small Whitby cafe selling fruit scones under the name of Fat Rascals.
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Pictured: Amy, Garon, Willow, and Villy Ross, with Isla, Lois, Scott and Kim Tiffney.

In pictures: Ripon fireworks display at the racecourse

The leaflets and posters promised a great family event, and the Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels certainly delivered that and more, with an unforgettable fireworks spectacular at the racecourse on Friday night.
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