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Appeal launched following bag snatch from elderly woman in Ripon

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by police following a bag snatch from an elderly woman in Ripon.

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The Facebook page will promote offers on the market and showcase the range of stalls already on offer to visitors.

'Use it or lose it' - Online push to promote the offer of Ripon's historic market

“Use it or lose it”, is the message from Ripon resident Chris Davis, who has launched a new Facebook page to promote the city’s historic market.

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Emma Pilkington of Plastic Free Ripon.

First clean-up event and national recognition: Update on campaign to make Ripon plastic free

The efforts of a newly formed campaign group could see Ripon being nationally recognised as a plastic free city.
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The sleep out will raise awareness of hidden homelessness.

Charity calls for Ripon residents to sleep out on the Market Square and highlight city's hidden homelessness

Ripon residents will sleep out on the Market Square next month to powerfully represent the scale of hidden homelessness in the city.

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A working group is being set up to discuss ideas and suggestions further.

Reader poll and meeting report: Traders and residents share views on future of Ripon market

A major public meeting was held on Thursday night to discuss the future of Ripon’s historic market.

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Ada Burton

Happy 100th birthday to kind-hearted Ada - a Ripon resident who has devoted her life to helping others

Ripon’s annual nearly new sale has been a popular part of city life for decades - it’s become a tradition that countless residents look forward to each year, and you just never know what treasures you might uncover browsing the stalls.

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A photo taken in April last year of the roof of the old lecture building.

Developers strongly deny allegations of deliberately damaging Ripon's Old Lecture Block building

The developers behind a planning application to demolish Ripon’s Old Lecture Block have strongly denied allegations from residents that they have deliberately damaged the building and left it to deteriorate.

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Developers of the site said M&S remains committed to moving forward with the plans

M&S 'remain committed' to coming to Ripon despite store closure announcements

Ever since Marks & Spencer announced plans to close up to 14 stores, Ripon residents have been wondering what it means for the future of the M&S store which is due to come to the city as part of a new £10 million retail park.

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Which shops would you like to see come to Ripon?

Poll: Which high street names would you like to see come to Ripon's new £10m retail park?

Ever since it was announced that the developers of Ripon's new £10 million retail park are in talks with a national fashion chain, readers have been taking to social media to say which stores they would like to see fill the remaining units.

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Which retailers would you like to see fill the remaining units?

Developers of Ripon's £10m retail park in talks with national fashion chain

Ever since a new £10 million Ripon retail park was approved in July last year, speculation has been flying around among readers as to which shopping outlets will join M&S to fill the remaining units.

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The Dean of Ripon Cathedral, the Very Rev John Dobson, with Karen Weaver, Stuart Baldwin, Stuart Gill, Peter Horton. Stephen Craggs, Chris Hughes and the Mayor of Ripon, Coun Pauline McHardy. (1802013AM1)

Full meeting report and pictures: Ripon Together unveils exciting vision for the future of the city

More than 100 people packed out a meeting at Ripon Spa Hotel on Thursday night, February 1, to share a raft of new ideas and be part of a pioneering vision to make our city a better place.

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Do you support plans for a Ripon BID?

Ripon's BID plans revealed

“If we don’t do something, we will lose what we already have" - As plans to establish a Ripon BID (Business Improvement District) continue to move forward, one of the project’s main coordinators said action must be taken to preserve the city’s existing offer for visitors and residents.

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The Dean of Ripon Cathedral, the Very Rev John Dobson, with the Chief Executive of Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service, Karen Weaver, Stuart Baldwin, Newby Hall's Commercial Director Stuart Gill, Ripon Coun Peter Horton. Secretary of Ripon Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Stephen Craggs, Chris Hughes and The Mayor of Ripon, Coun Pauline McHardy. (1802013AM1)

Reader poll and meeting report: Ripon Together unveils exciting vision for the future of the city

More than 100 people packed out a meeting at Ripon Spa Hotel on Thursday night, to share a raft of new ideas and be part of a pioneering vision to make our city a better place.
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The Ripon Together team

Reader poll and meeting report: Ripon Together unveils exciting vision for the future of the city

More than 100 people packed out a meeting at Ripon Spa Hotel on Thursday night, to share a raft of new ideas and be part of a pioneering vision to make our city a better place.
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Police have launched an appeal for witnesses.

Appeal for witnesses following Ripon garage burglary

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by North Yorkshire Police following a garage burglary in Ripon.

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Chief Executive of HARCVS Karen Weaver,  Chair of Two Ridings Community Foundation James Naylor, Chief Executive of Harrogate Borough Council Wallace Sampson, Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd CBE, Chief Executive of Two Ridings Jan Garrill and Leader of Harrogate Borough Council Richard Cooper. (1801306AM13)

Full report and pictures: Launch of The Local Fund for the Harrogate district - what it means for our local groups and charities

A new community fund to help charities and groups in the Harrogate district launched in a special event at the Old Swan Hotel on Tuesday.
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Ripon Civic Society is fighting the plans to demolish the building.

Planning application submitted to demolish Ripon's Old Lecture Block building

A planning application has been submitted to demolish Ripon’s Old Lecture Block and former girls’ high school on College Road.

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Coun Peter Horton

'Nothing's changed' - Ripon City Council to fight inclusion of West Lane homes in local plan

"Nothing's changed", was the clear message from members of Ripon City Council's planning committee last night, who maintain that the threat to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal World Heritage Site stays the same for any application to build homes on the city's West Lane site.
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Emma Pilkington at Ripon canal basin.

New campaign launched to make Ripon a plastic-free city

Reducing our plastic use has never been more topical, with devastating scenes from David Attenborough's Blue Planet II series elevating the profile of the issue both nationally and globally - and now, closer to home, a proactive Ripon resident has launched a new group to make a difference locally.
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The public meeting will be held on February 8.

Public meeting called to share ideas for rejuvenating Ripon market

A public meeting has been called to drive forward the regeneration of Ripon's historic market, in a city-wide response to falling numbers of traders in recent years.

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