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County council commits £180,000 to two years of Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race is to be hosted by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) for a further two years.

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Wolseley employs around 340 staff at a base in Ripon

Wolseley to axe up to 800 jobs and shut 80 branches

Plumb Center owner Wolseley, which employs around 340 staff at its base in Ripon, is set to axe up to 800 jobs nationally as part of a restructuring that will see it shut 80 branches and a distribution centre.

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Theo Paphitis

Harrogate business gets boost from Dragon's Den star, Theo Paphitis

A Harrogate businesswoman has expressed her delight after retail entrepreneur and Dragon's Den star, Theo Paphitis has supported her business.

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Tour De Yorkshire cyclists riding through Market Weighton earlier this year.

County ready to support Tour de Yorkshire’s return

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race looks set to be supported by North Yorkshire County Council for the next two years.
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Harrogate Christmas Market

Report finds Harrogate Christmas Market needs more "professional approach"

A more “professional” approach is needed for the running of the Harrogate Christmas Market, according to an independent council commisioned review.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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Central House at Beckwith Knowle is home to Redcentric, Worldpay and High Street TV, among others.

Silicon Dale: how tech pioneers colonised a corner of Harrogate

Sometimes, great things can grow in surprising places. All it takes is vision and know-how.

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Stock plane image

North Yorkshire's first international airport to open near Tadcaster

A new international airport is set to open near Tadcaster from next May.

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Fifth of drivers admit to regularly speeding in 20mph zones

FOUR in ten UK drivers admit breaking the speed limit in 20mph zones by at least 10mph, with a fifth (21 per cent) saying they do so on a weekly basis.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Nick Clegg among big names at Sheffield's Off The Shelf 2016 book festival

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to reveal all about his role at the heart of the former coalition Government as a headline guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival.
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Ann Christian (inset), partner at LCF Barber Titleys, said it was an honour to be involved with the sale, whose top lot, Henry Moores Reclining Figure, dates back to 1945 and sold for �1.55m.

Law firm advises on late partner’s art sale

Harrogate law firm LCF Barber Titleys is advising on the sale of one of the region’s finest art collections, which has already raised £3.7m.

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(Back) Kevin Jones, Paul Morris, Howard Jackson; (front) Barry Shield and Sharon Chapman.

Family firm honours five for long service

One of the district’s leading family-owned firms honoured five of its employees this week for their outstanding long service to the company.

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Ann Christian (inset), partner at LCF Barber Titleys, said it was an honour to be involved with the sale, whose top lot, Henry Moores Reclining Figure, dates back to 1945 and sold for �1.55m.

Law firm advises on 
late partner’s art sale

Harrogate law firm LCF Barber Titleys is advising on the sale of one of the region’s finest art collections, which has already raised £3.7m.

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Kit Lacey hopes the crowdfunding campaign will enable him to build more electric camper vans. (S)

Camper fan recovers to 
follow electric dreams

A young entrepreneur from Farnham, near Knaresborough, has overcome the odds to launch a unique electric camper company.

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Jet2 is based in Leeds.

Jet2.com set to create 1,000 jobs

Low-cost airline Jet2.com has announced a major recruitment drive to hire 1,000 new pilots, cabin crew and engineers, with 135 of these to be created at Leeds Bradford Airport.

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Owner of Harrogate Fine Wine Company Andy Langshaw outside the new premises. (1608082AM1)

Harrogate Fine Wine Company set to expand into Montpellier Quarter

One of Harrogate’s long-established Independent companies is set to expand by moving to a new premises in the Montpellier Quarter.

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The Tour de France passes the spotty house in Knaresborough

For sale: House we all went dotty over during Tour de France

When Yorkshire decided to decorate for Le Grand Depart, it went all out with bunting, bikes and yarn bombing in a spectacular and as yet unrivalled bid to welcome the Tour de France to God’s own county.

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Peter Jesper

Business as usual for Harrogate shops despite Brexit slump fears

Business rates, footfall and Internet shopping are the biggest challenges facing Harrogate’s high street rather than a ‘post-Brexit slump’, according to an independent retailer.

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For sale signs in Harrogate

Estate agent signals positive outlook for post-Brexit Harrogate housing market

Property prices and demand for housing in Harrogate “remains very strong” in the wake of the country’s Brexit vote, according to estate agent Myrings.

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