Eyes of the cycling world on Tadcaster

It was summed up pretty well by Sir Gary Verity who said on Friday: "2017 will be Tadcaster’s year!"

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Map of potential Harrogate Relief Road routes

Harrogate Relief Road: Everything you need to know

Anyone who lives in, visits or merely drives through Harrogate on a regular basis needs no reminding of the town’s ever increasing problems with traffic.
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Aerial view of Flaxby

Skelwith Leisure hit with £70m claims after failed bit to transform Flaxby Golf Course

The firm behind a failed bid to transform Flaxby Golf Course into an entirely new town is facing almost £70m in claims from its creditors.

A Fattorini The Jeweller in Harrogate is celebrating 185 years, by getting a brown plaque to commemorate the occasion. Pictured Anthony Tindall, owner and descendant of the original founder of the business. 30th November 2016. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Fattorini the jewel in town’s crown for 185 years

A historic jeweller established 185 years ago by an Italian immigrant has been commemorated in Harrogate with a special brown plaque.

Sophie Hartley of Sophie Likes

Harrogate Advertiser urges town to 'Love our Indies' this Christmas

Harrogate at Christmas is a wonderful place to be but its our town’s fantastic independent shops, restaurants and bars which really make it magical.

Brian Moses of The Book Stall at Harrogate railway station collects his Newsagent of the Year Award at the NFRN Awards 2016 in London from (left) Jim Fox, associate director of public affairs for Coca Cola European Partners which sponsored this category on the left and (right) Nick Ferrari, radio presenter, who hosted the awards.

Double success for town’s news retailers

Two news retailers from Harrogate have found themselves making headlines after winning at the prestigious 2016 NFRN Awards, organised by the National Federation of Regional Newsagents.

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Tim and Jo Naughton (far left) with their team at Lights 4 Fun. (1611144AM1)

Winning Teams: Lights4fun

This week’s Winning Teams has a festive feel to it, thanks to Lights4fun, which is Europe’s leading online retailer of fairy lights.

An architect's impression of how the new properties will look. (S)

Developer calls ‘house’ on town’s last bingo hall

Work has begun to transform land to the rear of what was Harrogate’s last bingo hall into a collection of new homes.

Brother and sister Alex and Olivia Hayward officially open Ivy Mount, their new shop on Cheltenham Crescent in Harrogate.

Siblings open new fashion boutique

A Ripon graduate of the London College of Fashion has teamed up with her brother to bring their brand of style to Harrogate.

Andrew Jones, Minister for Department for Transport. Picture: Gary Longbottom

Harrogate's potholes could be filled with £2m funding boost

A government transport minister and MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough has welcomed a multi-million boost to repair the county's potholes.

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Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050’

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050’

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

Council tax could rise next year to bridge the funding gap

Rise in council tax could be used to bridge £8m funding gap in North Yorkshire

Residents across the Harrogate district and the rest of the county could face another rise in their council tax bill to bridge an £8 million funding gap in adult social care.

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Map of potential routes (s)

Fierce debate expected when Harrogate relief road consultation opens in 2017

Consultation over the controversial, new multi-million relief road is set to begin in late 2017 with fierce debate expected over its location.

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1,100 jobs at risk as another high street staple set to disappear

1,100 jobs at risk as another high street staple set to disappear

Another major retailer is to disappear from UK high streets, as struggling office stationery brand Staples has been offloaded by its American owner.

Wetherby-based software firm Proactis employs around 140 employees.

Wetherby’s Proactis acquires e-procurement firm for £15.5m

Proactis Holdings, the Wetherby-based specialist spend control software provider, has formally agreed to acquire Millstream Associates Ltd for £15.5m.

Acceleris launch strategy catapulted Purple into the national business and disability agenda when it opened the London Stock Exchange on the day of launch, supported by autistic actor and Holby City star Jules Robertson.

Agency eyes fourth European PR award

A Harrogate-based communications agency has been shortlisted for a European PR Excellence Award for the fourth time in as many years.

Graham and Vicki Bonney and family of Port Arthur Farm Certificated Location (CL) near Knaresborough, which has been awarded second place in The Caravan Clubs Certificated Location of the Year Awards 2016.

Caravan site named among best in UK

A caravan site near Knaresborough has been named as one of the very best in the country by the Caravan Club.

Shops on West Park in Harrogate will be open till late on November 24.

Traders unite to offer 
late-night shopping

Businesses on Harrogate’s West Park have joined forces for the first time for an evening of late-night shopping on Thursday, November 24.

Neil Richards-Smith with some of his 100-strong team at NCI. (1611081AM1)

Winning Teams: NCI Vehicle Rescue

This week, Winning Teams turns the spotlight on one of the most dynamic success stories of the region’s financial services industry.

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