UPDATE: Weetons apologise to customer called 'weird freak' by staff at Harrogate cafe

The father of a young baby has branded the customer service at a Harrogate cafe as 'disgraceful' after his wife asked for a smaller portion to feed their child.
Refunds and free travel for disgruntled Leeds bus passengers

Refunds and free travel for disgruntled Leeds bus passengers

Dissatisfied bus passengers will be able to claim free travel vouchers and taxi journeys if they are unhappy with their local services after a huge shake-up of the Leeds network.

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Coun Don Mackenzie

Transport Talk with Coun Don Mackenzie

I met recently with Harrogate Chamber’s influential Traffic and Transport Forum, whose members include key users of our local highways like bus operators, taxi and courier companies, and which is chaired by former Chamber Chief Executive, Brian Dunsby.

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Pictured are Specsavers' Dachshunds  Crufts contestants Amiety and Daisy in the official Red Nose Day glasses. Specsavers in Wetherby has raised 300 this year for Comic Relief.

Red Nose Day 2017: Are you doing something funny for money?

Friday is Red Nose Day, and we want to share your celebration!

Your chance to win a 100 voucher to spend at Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors

Reader offer: WIN £100 to spend at Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors

The Harrogate Advertiser Series has teamed up with high street retailers the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors to offer five lucky readers a £100 voucher to spend in store.

NatWest branch in Knaresborough. Picture: Google Maps

NatWest branches in Knaresborough and Tadcaster to close before year ends

Knaresborough and Tadcaster will be among the areas hit as more than 150 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches are set to close, with hundreds of job losses.

Mum-of-two Toni Kitchen has launched Arvossa, a firm that makes cardboard cribs filled with useful baby items.

Mum launches firm for cardboard cribs

A Harrogate mum has launched a new business inspired by an initiative pioneered by the Finnish state almost 80 years ago.

Harrogate Water managing director James Cain OBE.

Thirsty Planet reaches £2m clean water charity milestone

The Harrogate company behind charity spring water brand Thirsty Planet has announced a major milestone after raising £2m for clean water projects, helping some of the world’s poorest communities.

Chamber Internationals China affairs associate, Matthew Grandage, holds one of his one-to- one clinics, helping a business to negotiate the complexities of the Chinese web to understand its market potential.

Exporters to be aided 
by China web expert

Sales and export directors in the region are being given a chance to sit next to a business specialist as he investigates their company’s export potential in China by negotiating the complex Chinese internet.

At least 15,000 sheep were killed in dog attacks last year, report Sheepwatch UK.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Police evidence bid to press for tougher livestock attack laws

A thorough examination of the laws around livestock worrying has been launched by police in order to identify how farms can be better protected against dog attacks.

Slimzone frozen ready meals - picture by Asda

These Asda ready meals are being withdrawn from North Yorkshire shops after Slimming World row

Supermarket giant Asda is withdrawing a range of ready meals from stores after a disagreement with Slimming World.

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Julian Norton, right, and former Herriot trainee Peter Wright, who run the Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk.  Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Channel 5 confirm TV return of The Yorkshire Vet

The success of TV’s The Yorkshire Vet – based at the original James Herriot practice in North Yorkshire – has seen Channel 5 commission two new series.

PET HATES: A survey of young drivers has revealed their top five anxieties.

Breaking down is top of rookies’ worry list

THE TOP five fears for young drivers has been revealed.

An artists impression of the proposed development from the access point leading on from Tib Garth. Picture: Kebbell Homes

'Outrage' in Linton as residents battle developers over 'loophole' in new homes plan

Linton residents are said to ‘outraged’ by an ‘absurd’ planning application which they claim is exploiting a loophole regarding the village’s neighbourhood plan.

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The team at Cicada Communications are celebrating 30 years in business.

Cicada celebrates three decades of PR

Harrogate-based PR firm Cicada Communications is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Green Inks Chris White and consultant David Clement (l) hand over the iPad to prize-winner Jackie Heptinstall. (1703044AM1)

New ink firm gives away iPad as prize

A new Harrogate business has been drumming up business with a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad.

Jean MacQuarrie and Steve Archer with The Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd. (1604141AM18)

Final call for entries to Business Awards

Businesses across the region now have just a few days left to enter the Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards.

Raworths managing partner Zoe Robinson with TV journalist John Suchet at the 2016 Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival.

Raworths returns to support Harrogate Literature Festival

Harrogate law firm Raworths has announced its continuation as title sponsor of Harrogate International Festival’s headline literature festival.

RSPCA launches West Yorkshire recruitment drive

RSPCA launches West Yorkshire recruitment drive

Animal lovers are being invited to apply to become RSPCA inspectors as the charity launches a local recruitment drive.

The cafe will change over to the trust on June 30 this year.

Volunteers left feeling 'bitter' after change to Harrogate Hospital charity cafe

Dedicated volunteers have been left feeling ‘bitter’ after they were told the cafe at Harrogate District Hospital will be taken out of the hands of the charity which has run it for nearly a decade.

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