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Why Harrogate art curator is stepping down

The departure of curator Jane Sellars from Harrogate's Mercer Gallery may have come as a shock in some quarters but the reason for her departure is the same one behind her success in the role for so long - putting creative ideas first.

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Harrogate's Christian Lunn on stage in Lionel Bart's hit comedy-musical Twang!! which is currently running in London.

'Early Harrogate years made my success' - actor

A popular Harrogate performer whose talent was apparent from a very young age says his London success would not have happened without his hometown.

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Flashback to nearly 60 years ago - Harrogate music legend Stuart Colman in his first rock band at Harrogate Grammar School.

Revealed: Harrogate music legend's early years

The music industry has been in mourning for one of its greats - legendary producer, musician and broadcaster Stuart Colman, who died last week after a lifetime of hit productions and hailed from Harrogate.
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60s hitmaker - Harrogate's Stuart Colman in the pop band Pinkerton's Assorted Colours who were signed to Decca Records.

Obituary: Yorkshire music legend Stuart Colman

Ian Stuart Colman: December 19, 1944 - April 19, 2018
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Lead singer Gus Unger-Hamilton, right, of 'Leeds' band Alt-J.

Dear Reader: Celebrity spotting + new affordable housing solution

Here comes a name drop. Not so long ago, veteran broadcaster and award-winning journalist Katie Adie told me to my face across the table at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate that I was “observant.”
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The Rev Abbie Palmer, curate  of St Roberts Pannal with the vicar of St Robert's in Pannal, The Rev John Smith

New historic walk to Yorkshire 'saint' in Harrogate district

A new historic walk from Harrogate to Knaresborough is just one of the inspirational series of events coming up to celebrate a legendary Knaresborough figure who many think should be declared Yorkshire’s patron saint.
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Bob Drury as Neil Diamond.

'Neil Diamond' act in Knaresborough this weekend

Fans of Neil Diamond are in for a huge treat in Knaresborough this weekend when one of the world’s best musical tributes to the singer pulls into town.

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Rare vinyl - Led Zeppelin will feature in Record Store Day.

Queues expected at Harrogate shop for Record Store Day

The biggest day of the year for fans of vinyl records takes place tomorrow, Saturday – and Harrogate’s leading independent record shop has a feast of limited editions, coloured vinly rarities and more in store.

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London Marathon effort  - Harrogate runner Sam Blakey, third from left, with her son Jack who inspired her, second from left, and her children Mollie,  Harry, Tom and Joe pictured on holiday.

Harrogate runner gears up for London Marathon

A Harrogate woman is getting ready for this weekend's London Marathon after being inspired by a life-saving decision by her son.
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A rock n roll bar legend - Mojo is opening in Harrogate.

Tonight: New bar opens in Harrogate

New bars are arriving like buses these days in Harrogate but one with a UK-wide rock n roll reputation is opening very soon,
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Getting the message across - Coun Don Mackenzie in Harrogate town centre with billboards emphasising the benefits of ditching the car when driving to work. (Picture by Andrew McCaren)

Harrogate traffic vow - 'no congestion levies' on drivers

One of the main driving forces behind a new campaign to tackle Harrogate's traffic congestion said he was reluctant to force Harrogate commuters out of their cars with punitive measures

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Musician, producer and broadcaster supreme - The late, great Stuart Colman fom Harrogate.

Death of a music legend from Harrogate

The music industry in both the UK and USA was in mourning today after the death this morning of a Harrogate man who made himself a music legend over the course of 50 years of success at home and abroad.
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Swinging Sixties - Harrogate musician Stuart Colman in 1960s pop band Pinkertons Colors and an early single on Decca Records.

Shakin' Stevens' tribute to Harrogate music legend

Ian Stuart Colman: December 19, 1944 - April 19, 2018
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Doing it for charity - Flashback to the 2014 SASH Sleepover at Harrogate Town FC's CNG Stadium.

Preview: Charity sleepover for homeless in Harrogate

Forget Bear Grylls or Steve Backshall’s survival shows on TV, Harrogate Town FC are hosting a charity event where participants will really be put to the test - by sleeping under the stars all nigh tin the football ground on tomorrow.

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Backing the ban - Harrogate's Simon Cotton, the HRH Group's group managing director.

War on plastic: Harrogate bars take action

A growing number of Harrogate bars, hotels and restaurants are joining the plastic straws revolution, saving millions of unenvironmentally-friendly straws each year.
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Popular Harrogate family man Adam Tennant.

Memorial day for popular Harrogate man

Exciting auction lots are flooding in as the schedule is unveiled for this year’s annual charity day for a much-loved and still missed Harrogate man.
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Vinyl rarity release - Fleetwood Mac are among the acts to have a new records available for Record Store Day this weekend.

Record Store Day: what Harrogate has in store

The biggest day of the year for fans of vinyl records takes place this weekend – and Harrogate’s leading independent record shop is promising a feast of limited editions and coloured vinyl rarities on this special day.
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Sophie Walker, national leader of the Womens Equality Party, speaking in Harrogate.

Dear Reader: 'Purdah' hits Harrogate + Promotion for Town?

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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Great British High Street  winner - The lovely Dales town of Pateley Bridge.

Mini-crime wave hits lovely North Yorkshire town

A mini-crime wave in the heart of an award-winning Dales town at the weekend has caused alarm - but the police are already following up lines of enquiry.
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Rustic charm - Inside Harrogate's newest bar.

New! £1.1m bar to open in historic Harrogate spot

A new 'rustic' style bar is to open in a landmark Harrogate location after a £1.1m refurbishment.

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