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Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

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Nidd Gorge in Harrogate.

Nidd Gorge's future: latest news

The first meeting of a new county council group to explore possible ways of tackling traffic congestion in Harrogate saw members of the public turned away yesterday, Tuesday from the Cairn Hotel by security guards, albeit very politely.
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Passengers have suffered unprecedented delays and cancellations on Northern services since new timetables were introduced last week.

'Truly sorry' Northern rail warns it will take weeks to improve services following delays and cancellation chaos across the North

Northern rail has warned it will take weeks to turn around unprecedented delays and cancellations which are causing chaos for millions of commuters.
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Tadcaster MP given new housing role

Tadcaster MP given new housing role

Downing Street this week announced that Selby and Ainsty MP, Nigel Adams has been appointed a Government Minister at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and local Government (MHCLG).

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Outgoing Harrogate mayor Coun Anne Jones presents new mayor  Coun Bernard Bateman with the chains of office.  (1805215AM3)

New Harrogate Mayor is unveiled

There was pomp, there was circumstance but this year’s mayor making ceremony turned out to be a more relaxed occasion in Harrogate Borough Council’s new civic centre than at the Royal Hall.

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New Harrogate mayor - Flashback to when Coun Bernard Bateman, right, was Mayor of Ripon at the opening of Ripon Canal in 2002.

Who is Harrogate's new mayor for 2018-19?

Each new mayor for the Harrogate district brings something new to the role.
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Results IN FULL: Harrogate Borough Council Elections 2018

More than 150 councillors bid for just 40 seats on Harrogate Borough Council ahead of the local elections on Friday, May 4.
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VIDEO: Harrogate Conservatives increase majority by 9% in council elections

The Conservative Party have held power at Harrogate Borough Council in the local District Elections 2018.

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Local Election 2018: Your full guide to all the results across Yorkshire

Results are coming in across the county after yesterday's Local Elections.

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Local Election 2018: Who will you vote for? Every candidate listed for every area of Yorkshire

Yorkshire goes to the polls today with local council elections taking place across the county.

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Where will you be casting your vote in the Leeds City Council election?

8 of the weirdest polling stations you can vote at in Leeds in tomorrow's election

As the local election polls prepare to open for polling day on Thursday 3 May, the majority of us will be heading out to local schools, churches or village halls to cast our vote.

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The leaders of the main political parties have set out their manifesto pledges and vision for the Harrogate district.

Local elections 2018 - Party leaders share their manifesto pledges and vision for the Harrogate district

Campaigning is in full swing for the district’s local elections on May 3, which party leaders predict will see a significant generational change on the council.
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Councillor Carl Les, of North Yorkshire County Council.

Fresh ideas needed on elderly spending, says North Yorkshire council leader

The leader of a council serving a rapidly rising elderly population has called for fresh thinking over how care services for the elderly and vulnerable should be funded.

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An EU flag flies in the face of Parliament

Brexit negotiations are two-way

While discussing Brexit negotiations recently, a colleague commented to me that a good deal is one that neither side considers to be a great one. There is a lot of sense to this statement, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke.

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Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire councils have written to Theresa May urging her to commit to a region-wide mayoral election in 2020, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Communities Secretary tomorrow.

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Site plans for Knaresborough Road in Skipton

140 new homes to be built in Skipton

Permission has been granted for 140 new homes to be built on a greenfield site in Skipton.

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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.
Opinion
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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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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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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