Traffic held as air ambulance lands at scene of crash near Thirsk

Emergency services are responding after a collision on the A168 near Thirsk.
Smoke was seen billowing from the broken down bus. Picture: JamesTransportPage

Services back up and running after Harrogate 36 bus broke down

Customers using buses to travel between Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds are back on track after a 36 bus broke down on its way to run the first service of the day.

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Crowds gather along a busy throughfare at the show in 1995.

#ThrowbackThursday: The Great Yorkshire Show we saw 22 years ago

The Great Yorkshire Show has been one of the largest annual events on the Harrogate calendar since it moved to its permanent home here, in the early 1950s.

The 66-strong group came from as far afield as the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Overseas farmers see UK’s best in Masham

A family-owned animal feed business in Masham has been chosen to showcase innovation in the UK’s farming sector to a worldwide audience.

CEO Mark Calvert (centre) collects the award at the Royal Albert Hall ceremony. (S)

Major award for flood response firm

A Harrogate company has won a major award for its flood response work following the devastating storms in the winter of 2015-16.

Northern rail strike to continue into Monday rush hour

Northern rail strike to continue into Monday rush hour

Industrial action on Northern rail services will continue into Monday.

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Natasha and John Stainthorpe of Everything Good Goes Caf� in Tadcaster.

Tadcaster trader to host pop-up business café

A Tadcaster trader is hoping to help the town get back on its feet after the 2016 floods by hosting a pop-up business café.

Planned roadworks by Highways England, Monday 10 July to Sunday 16 July

Will roadworks affect your journey next week?

If you're planning on travelling up and down the roads of Yorkshire over the coming week, check the list below to see if your journey will be affected.

Work has started widening Beckwith Head Road in preparation for the project.

Health chief 'very worried' over future of Harrogate £16 million mental health unit

The future development of a state of the art in-patient unit, just off Beckwith Head Road, has been called into question as a result of a £6.5million deficit in Harrogate health services.

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Urban farmer Steve Drew with some home-grown cress. Picture: Adrian Murray

One man’s mission to put ‘micro greens' on the Harrogate menu

Restaurant goers in Harrogate could start to see the first ‘micro’ greens in the north of England making their way onto the menu.

Susan Hinchcliffe, Skills lead for the LEP and leader of Bradford City Council, said additional funding was expected later in the year.

3,000 SMEs benefit from skills boost through £9m LEP service

Almost 7,500 people across Leeds City Region have benefited from a programme to upskill staff and support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to grow.

Roger Marsh OBE and Marian Sudbury at the launch event in Leeds. (S)

Network launches to boost SME exports

Businesses in the Leeds City Region are to benefit from a unique regional initiative aimed at boosting international trade.

Lithgow Perkins high fliers: (l to r) Stuart Abbott, Tom Lowry, Tom Rhodes and Matthew Hall. (S)

Exam success for young accountants

The future is looking bright for one of Harrogate’s oldest accountancy firms, Lithgow 
Perkins, after four of its young employees achieved exam success.


VIDEO: KLM plans to soar passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport

KLM airline boss Warner Rootliep has revealed plans to soar passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport - establishing it as Yorkshire's gateway to the world.
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High Street co-founders Jim Coleman (left), from Ormskirk, and Andrew Malcher, from Halifax, both consider themselves proud Harrogatonians and have plans to further grow their company from its base at Beckwith Knowle in Harrogate. (S)

The disruptive retailers bringing the high street to the consumer

Harrogate is known for many things – flower shows, tea rooms, spa water – but not many people know that it’s also home to a genuine retail phenomenon.

The 100 million funding is part of a scheme to introduce Primary Care Streaming in A&E departments across the country.

Government invests £340,000 to remodel Harrogate A&E department

Patients attending A&E at Harrogate District Hospital will be “streamed” to the “most appropriate” form of care, thanks to a £340,000 government investment.

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Councillor Mike Chambers called the Grenfell Tower fire 'a national tragedy'.

Safety of Harrogate District's residential properties reviewed following Grenfell Tower fire

An urgent review into the risk of fire at residential flats across the Harrogate District has been undertaken in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London.

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The winners at Welcome To Yorkshire's White Rose Awards in 2016. (S)

District makes mark on tourism awards

Fifteen businesses from our area have been shortlisted in the prestigious White Rose Awards.

K2 founders Dominic King and John Wilkinson with James Smith of the ERDF-funded Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP).

Car parts firm nets full order book after first Facebook foray

An engineering start-up has been bombarded with orders from around the world within an hour of putting its first post on social media – thanks to help provided by the EU-funded Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP).

Beekeeper Jo Feltrup with James Cain, managing director of Harrogate Water Brands.

Water scientist takes 10,000 bees to work

A Harrogate employer is doing its bit for conservation – by providing a home for 10,000 honey bees.

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