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New play area to be unveiled at Park

Santa unveils Stockeld Park’s brand new themed play area The Big Book of Books on Saturday December 16 with help from its 11-year-old creator and winner of Stockeld Park’s Sculpture Competition, Travis Bedford.

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Art exhibition marks lasting friendship

Art exhibition marks lasting friendship

There is still time to catch a Pateley Bridge art exhibition which celebrates a unique friendship.

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Making it easy for Santa – homes with big hearths and real fires

Things used to be so simple for Father Christmas. Every home had a fireplace with a chimney – and many homes had several – so gaining access on Christmas Eve was easy.

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What makes Harrogate such a special place to visit?

Favourite Things: What makes Harrogate such a special place to visit?

Richard Spencer, CEO of Visit Harrogate, shares some of his favourite things about the district.

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Tea Room Manager, Sharon Fyfe decorating the drawing room of Kiplin Hall.  Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Edwardian Christmas at Kiplin Hall

This year’s theme at Kiplin Hall is A Country House Christmas - an Edwardian Christmas depicted in flowers and fresh greenery throughout the 17th century attraction near Scorton.

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Is Austin Reed coming back to a new unit in Harrogate?

New shops for Harrogate town centre?

But first the good news on the state of the high street in Harrogate...

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All the amenities and Georgian elegance in our ‘other’ spa town

It’s an odd thing that when asked to name a Yorkshire spa town, people are likely to think of Harrogate, or Scarborough, or Ilkley, but not of the one town whose name gives it away.

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The Laurels, 4 Saw Wood Barns, York Road, Leeds - £499,950

The Laurels, 4 Saw Wood Barns, York Road, Leeds - £499,950

This three-bedroom single storey barn conversion is in a unique courtyard setting in open countryside, close to the villages of Scholes and Thorner.

It includes a study area, utility room, 38ft wide living/dining area and modern kitchen, patio with views of the garden and beyond, two parking spaces and a single garage, master bedroom with en-suite shower and two further double bedrooms, served by a house bathroom.

For more details visit www.dacres.co.uk or call 01937 586 177.

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Electric Car

Electric power takes off for bikes and cars.

AFTER a very slow start several years ago the electric car market in the UK is growing rapidly and most major manufacturers have an electric model in their line-up including the impressive BMW i3 and now the wind of change even includes much improved electric cycles and electric motor cycles.

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Exploring possibility of becoming an academy - King James's School in Knaresborough.

Is Knaresborough school going to become an academy?

King James's School in Knaresborough is exploring the option of becoming an academy.
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Column: Why I got my knitting needles out and joined the A listers

Column: Why I got my knitting needles out and joined the A listers

There was a time when the only person you ever saw knitting was your nan. Fast forward to 2017 and you are just as likely to see a Hollywood A lister clicking away with the needles as a grey-haired old lady.

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Head chef Simon Jewitt at Norse restaurant on Swan Road in Harrogate.

How good is Harrogate's Norse restaurant?

Review: Norse, Swan Road, Harrogate.
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Autumn scenery at the National Trust Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens estate in North Yorkshire. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

Walk: Fountains Abbey

You’ll experience time travel as you walk through the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate, exploring the significant stages in the estate’s history from 1132 to 1987.

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Lancaster House Hotel

TRAVEL: Rolling out the red carpet for a warm welcome at Lancaster House

The red carpet may have been intended for the arrival of the wedding party, but it had nothing on the real warm welcome that greeted us at our weekend retreat.

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How to keep safe and motivated when running in the winter

Healthy Living: Staying motivated running in winter

With the shorter and colder days, lacing up for a run might be the last thing you feel like doing.

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14 units a week is recommended to be consumed over three to five days

Healthy Living: Cut down on alcohol before Christmas

As the festive season approaches the glasses of prosecco and pints of beer are starting to flow.

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Seafood is given prominence at The Inn at South Stainley.

Review: Great return by North Yorks pub-restaurant

It’s always great to welcome an old friend back – especially when they look this good.
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Walk: Brimham Rocks

Walk: Brimham Rocks

This short walk will show you the highlights of Brimham from the amazing rock formations to the fantastic heather moorland.

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Show Director Nick Smith

Harrogate flower show turns garden troubles into treasure

Show garden solutions to everyday problems will be on offer as organisers of the Harrogate Spring Flower Show get back to basics in 2018.

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The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

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