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The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Gentlemen versus Players is the theme of the two columns from last week and this week.

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Redundancy: its not the end of the world!

Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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Crocuses on Harrogates Stray pictured in early spring.

Dear Reader: Crocuses 'at risk' on Stray + charity donation blunder

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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Ripon Cathedrals east end was designed by Master Mason Simon. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

There used to be a fashion for cricket matches to be arranged between ‘Gentlemen and Players’ – the implication being that the gentlemen did it for love, the players for money.

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Allhallowgate Methodist Church. (www.allhallowgatemethodistchurch.co.uk)

The Holy Living Column with Rev Peter Dodson

The building of Allhallowgate’s Methodist premises began in the nineteenth century. The church building itself is very much as it was when built. The interior is essentially the same overall shape, although numerous changes have been made to furnishings and decoration.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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Camelot, as shown in a 14th Century manuscript.

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

For many people, one of the pleasures of travel is to visit some of the castles that open their doors to visitors.

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Flashback to the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate.

Dear Reader: Small shops left behind by cycling + goodbye to paper cups

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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An aerial view of Bond End  a historic and complex junction.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

On 4 January North Yorkshire County Council announced the award of its phase three contract to provide superfast broadband to those premises in the county not yet connected to a high quality service.

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Pugins gallery in his Ramsgate church. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The phrase ‘Playing to the gallery’ suggests some type of over-the-top acting by a not particularly talented actor – the sort of performance that might once have been on display at Ripon’s long-gone Theatre Royal.

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This six bedroom home in Mayfield Grove sold at auction for double the original guide price.

Under The Hammer column with Harrogate property and auction specialists FSS Property

Auctions are ideal for those who want a quick sale and certainty from their buyer.

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The fell rescue team in action during the Beckermonds call out. Photo by Iain Geldard.

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue column with David Dennis

It’s been another very busy year with the team dealing with some 50 call-outs – just seven short of our record two years ago. The very last two days of the year involved supporting the police in a lengthy, and thankfully successful, search in Harrogate for a missing elderly and vulnerable man.

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Peter and Pauline Phillips with David Pearson and his 1957 Ferguson tractory outside Ripon cathedral.

Peter Phillips column: New year begins with many old and new challenges

Hope it’s not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Just before Christmas Pauline and I were delighted to be invited to Boroughbridge High School where I presented the Town Council Community Award to Kate Cannon. Well done Kate, a real pleasure to award young people for their efforts and hard work in the community.

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Prosperity Robinsons portrait in Ripon Town Hall.

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The 1st Marquess of Ripon has often been mentioned in this column, both as national statesman, Viceroy of India and as Mayor of Ripon (you will recall that he gave the city the Town Hall during his mayoralty) – but we have never considered his father, an equally interesting, if ultimately less-successful, man.

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I am keen to encourage anyone interested to contribute to the consultation on Castleberg Hospital.

The Reporting Back column with MP Julian Smith

I was delighted to return to Westminster after the Christmas break to prepare for Parliament to begin sitting again and continue organising my diary and events for the upcoming year.

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We scanned the Masham sheep and there are 80 sets of triplets, plus one quad, as we look ahead to lambing.

The Life on The Farm column with Frances Graham

It has been a hectic few weeks since Christmas and New Year with scanning, calving and cows’ feet to do. My first two cows calved that I had artificially inseminated. One of them calved two days early and the other calved about a week late and they were both served on the same day and with the same semen.

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Harrogate Theatre panto legend Tim Steadman with co-star Maisey Bawden.

Dear Reader: No texts please we're British + Harrogate Theatre's success

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
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Candlemas will take place at Ripon Cathedral on Friday 2 February at 7.30pm.

The Dean’s Reflection column with John Dobson

Give peace a chance – This year, in which we will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, is now well under way. Christmas, when we celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace, seems a distant memory. It’s interesting that the season of Christmas lasts only twelve days, that of Epiphany (when we remember the wise men visiting Jesus) lasts from 6 January until 2 February.

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The Pateley Bridge Santa Parade raised a whopping �1,400.

The Wekk in The Life column with Keith Tordoff

Last week I met up with Colin Speakman and Paul Chattwood from the Dales Bus Company. The company is a group of enthusiastic volunteers who work hard in providing bus services for areas where there is none.

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The Hill House by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who was born in 1868. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Often at this time of the year this column will look at the forthcoming architecture-related anniversaries – and at first glance the crop for the years ending in 18 or in 68 seems rather meagre.

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