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New hotel creates a buzz in village

Boston Spa is buzzing about a new hotel but this des-res won’t be rated on TripAdvisor by its clients.

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

Harrogate bars back plastic straws ban

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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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

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'Poonami' closes Royal Pump Rooms after heavy rainfall says Harrogate Council

Heavy rainfall has created a 'poonami' at Harrogate's Royal Pump Rooms according to Harrogate Borough Council, which explained why the museum has remained closed.

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Earth Day is an annual event which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement

Did you know these 15 unusual facts about the Earth?

April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in 1970.

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Harrogate's Royal Pump Rooms closed due to flooding

The Royal Pump Rooms in Harrogate town centre has remained closed to visitors after heavy rainfall flooded the entrance yesterday (April 5).

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Plans for 80 per cent affordable housing in Bilton dubbed 'totally unsuitable'

A scheme to deliver 58 affordable homes in Harrogate has been condemned as 'totally unsuitable' by neighbouring residents.

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The strangest and most unusual UFO sightings in Yorkshire

Numerous places around the UK have had multiple UFO sightings over the past few years and with Yorkshire seeing more and more apparent sightings, it now believed that Yorkshire is the top place in the country to see UFOs.
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Yorkshire flood warnings remain as river levels set to 'peak'

The Environment Agency has said 31 flood warnings and 29 alerts were in place across Yorkshire this morning.

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Easter weather: Yorkshire split in two as weather warning for Easter Monday snow remains over the west

A Met Office warning for snow remains hanging over the western half of Yorkshire, but the eastern side of the county is more likely to get rain.
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Easter weather: Heavy snow still expected across Yorkshire... but when and where will it arrive?

There remains a serious risk of heavy snow across parts of Yorkshire this Easter Monday as the Met Office kept its 'Yellow Warning' for the county in place.

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Easter weather: Met Office issues weather warning for Yorkshire as scale of icy bank holiday blast is upgraded

Easter weekend looks set to be disrupted by a blast of cold and wintry weather with the Met Office now upgrading its warning of snow across Yorkshire.

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Easter weather: Wintry mix of wind, rain, sleet and snow as Yorkshire prepares for icy bank holiday blast

Another blast of icy cold weather looks set to hit Yorkshire this Easter weekend... but it is not expected to be as bad as the Beast from the East.
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Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary has announced a further 100 million in funding for pothole repairs.

More roads in Harrogate to be repaired as additional £3.3 million awarded for potholes

Nearly £3.3 million of additional government funding to tackle potholes in North Yorkshire has been welcomed by the county's Executive Member for Highways.

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Picture shows Alice Crosby, Project Officer at The Wild Watch with owl sculpture by artist, Steve Blaylock. Photo credit: Mike Whorley Photography (s).

Owl Watch launches to aid birds

A major campaign has launched and is appealing to the public to detect and help safeguard owls in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Pothole Watch: MP backs call to help Harrogate's roads

In the second week of Pothole Watch, we look at the key routes earmarked for repair in the Harrogate District.

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When will Spring finally arrive?

Equilux or Equinox: When exactly will Spring start?

People usually define the arrival of Spring as point of daylight hours increasing and the weather improving.
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Part of the innovative Northern Forest, which is set to come to fruition in 25 years

The Northern Forest: All you need to know about the giant forest that will follow the M62 across the country

In January of this year, the UK Government unveiled plans for a new, innovative forest which will span the North of England, aptly named the ‘Northern Forest’.
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An autumn scene at Nidd Gorge.

Harrogate councillor hits back at 'badly-worded' Save Nidd Gorge petition

A senior councillor at the helm of plans to tackle congestion has hit back at “wrong” claims ahead of an action group’s presentation about a relief road it is thought would cut through a beauty spot.
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Could we see some more snow across Yorkshire in time for the Easter holidays?

White Easter? More snow on the way and it could hit our bank holiday celebrations

Another icy cold snap is heading our way and could even result in many parts of the county experiencing a white Easter.

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