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Nidd Gorge action group prepare campaign ideas

A Harrogate action group is marking its first 12 months with its inaugural AGM next week.
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MP Andrew Jones joins The Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby alongside invited guests, Sandra Doherty the CEO & Past President of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Nigel Pulling, Richard Cooper Leader of Harrogate Borough Council, Brian Dunsby, OBE Transport Spokesman, Jemima Parker the Zero Carbon Harrogate Organisational Chair and Richard Spencer the CEO of Visit Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Harrogate to be UK's first 'low emissions bus town'

Harrogate is about to take a UK lead in green transport by becoming Britain’s first-ever low emissions bus town.
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Skiers help rescue stranded motorists from snowy Dales road

Skiers help rescue stranded motorists from snowy Dales road

Drivers stranded on a remote road in the Dales found help from an unexpected source - two skiers.
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Broadcaster Janet Street Porter walking with members of the Ramblers' Association West Riding Area.

Janet Street Porter on why she loves the Dales

Viewers may not have been surprised to see the Dales near Harrogate feature in a major TV show on lovely rural walks. But they surely didn’t expect to see Janet Street Porter eating a pork pie on Pateley Bridge’s high street!
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The Humber Bridge

Three Yorkshire roads named as UK's most picturesque drives

Three scenic routes in Yorkshire have been named among British motorists' favourite drives.
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Safety and cost concerns raised after Knaresborough's Bond End decision is made

Concerns have been raised that a decision to introduce two mini roundabouts at Knaresborough’s busiest junction will not ‘solve the problem’.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire this weekend.

Weather warning: Snow and ice on the way as Met Office issues warning for Yorkshire this weekend

Temperatures will plummet this weekend as an icy blast arrives across much of Yorkshire bringing with it snow showers and icy conditions.

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An example of properties in the pipeline for Harrogate as part of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East.

Revealed: Figures on new houses for Kingsley Road in Harrogate

In what the company itself describes as a "major boost to the Yorkshire economy", five star housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East , has announced plans to open eight new sites this year - including Harrogate.
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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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A new cycling route plan is worrying the Stray Defence Association.

New 'threat' to the Stray sets alarm bells

New cycle route proposals are setting alarm bells ringing with the organisation pledged to safeguard Harrogate's Stray.
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History revealed: Pre- and post-medieval rings declared as treasure in Harrogate

Two historic rings have been declared as treasure at a treasure trove inquest at Harrogate Magistrates Court.

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The sign that welcomes people to the woodland at Nidd Gorge in Harrogate.

The Way Ahead pt 2: Nidd Gorge relief road location

By Coun Don MacKenzie
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Plans APPROVED to create two mini roundabouts at Bond End, Knaresborough

Plans to replace seven sets of traffic lights with two mini roundabouts at Knaresborough busiest junction, have been given the green light today, January 26.
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The lovely view across to the beautiful village of Middlesmoor  one of many places in Nidderdale boasting traditional dales buildings in need of protection and repair. Picture by Visit England /Diana Jarvis.

New move to restore Dales historic buildings

The battle to safeguard the Dales’ treasured stone-built houses and buildings is to be boosted by a major new project starting this weekend.

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'I will be going out and getting killed' - Knaresborough resident responds to Bond End plan

A decision on whether to replace all the traffic lights at Bond End with two mini roundabouts is due to be taken at a County Council meeting tomorrow.
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Newby are already on site creating the first lot of 62 apartments. Credit: French PR Ltd.

'Luxury' apartment plans prompt Harrogate residents to call for affordable housing

Residents have called for 'council houses' or 'normal non-luxury flats' in Harrogate as plans are submitted for another 'luxury' town centre development.

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Heavy rain is expected in parts of Yorkshire on Wednesday morning.

Flood warning: Things are going to get very wet in parts of Yorkshire tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a warning for the west of Yorkshire as a spell of heavy rain and high winds threatens flooding and damage to homes.

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Council slammed for 'treacherous' icy paths in Harrogate's Valley Gardens

Harrogate Borough Council has come under fire after the snowy weather has left paths in and around Valley Gardens in 'treacherous' conditions.

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In pictures: Snow decorates scenes across Harrogate district

Residents across Harrogate have been sharing their snaps of the snowy scenes which have decorated the district for the last week.

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Harrogate's cherished Valley Gardens.

Council pledge: 'No threat' to events in Valley Gardens

Harrogate Borough Council has moved to reassure community groups that their events will still be able to happen in Valley Gardens.
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