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Estimated £200,000 to solve air pollution at Knaresborough's Bond End

Around £200,000 is currently in the funding pot to improve the air quality at Bond End in Knaresborough, as the county council consults with the public on what should be done.

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Ripon Walled Garden

Volunteers enjoy load of old garden rubbish

North Yorkshire Rotters, a group of volunteer composters who share their expertise with residents to help to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, are encouraging more people to join them.

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A recent photo of the work on the bridge taken by NYCC contractors.

Celebrations postponed with 'strong risk' that Tadcaster bridge opening will be delayed

Committee members for the Tadcaster bridge opening have delayed the celebrations until mid-February as it was suggested that work on the structure could overrun by two days.

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP

Harrogate MP secures £5.1m boost to improve county's roads

Harrogate and Knaresborough's MP has welcomed a £5.1 million funding boost to keep roads across the county well maintained and safe.

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Tadcaster bridge is nearing completion but bad winter weather this week could mean more set backs. Picture: NYCC

Weather forecast sparks warning delay for Tadcaster bridge

Excited and expectant residents in Tadcaster have been warned that the winter weather could further delay the finishing date for the town's flood damaged bridge.

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Land at Flaxby

Parish council hit out at "reckless" plans to overhaul Flaxby in Draft Local Plan

Flaxby Parish Council have hit out at "fundamentally flawed" proposals to overhaul the village in the Draft Local Plan.

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Plans to build storage site for 50 tonnes of explosives in Great Ouseburn sparks concerns

An application to build a storage site for explosives and ammonium nitrate in Great Ouseburn has sparked concerns among local residents.

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The junction where Westgate meets Bank Street in Wetherby. Picture: Google Maps

Wetherby town centre road closures in £150,000 gas mains plan

A major £150,000 project to replace part of Wetherby's gas distribution network will see town centre road closures for several weeks in the New Year.

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A Ryanair plane arriving at Leeds Bradford Airport from Poland makes its way onto the runway in high winds as Storm Barbara hits the UK.

Calm before the squall as Britain braces itself for Storm Barbara

Yorkshire is bracing itself for the force of Storm Barbara which is to bring blustering gales and heavy rain to the region today.

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Residents of Badger Hill retirement park are furious at the decision. Picture: Adrian Murray

Residents' fury over threat to Knaresborough tourism

The residents of a tranquil and secure retirement park in Knaresborough claim a planning decision  has threatened not only their community but the town’s tourism economy as well.
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National newspapers are reporting that Storm Barbara could bring severe weather this winter - but the Met Office aren't as sure about the forecast.

Is Yorkshire set for another stormy Christmas?

Yorkshire could be hit by another storm this Christmas, according to national reports.

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The traditional image of the Star of Bethlehem

Why you might actually see a Star of Bethlehem over Yorkshire this Christmas

THE NIGHT skies over Yorkshire this Christmas could produce a phenomenon similar to the Star of Bethlehem, an astrologer has said.

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Fly tipping in Harrogate

No prosecutions or fines issued despite 38% rise in fly tipping across Harrogate

No prosecutions or fines were issued for fly tipping across the Harrogate district this year despite there being 425 recorded instances.

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Healthy injection of good cheer boosts health centre

Healthy injection of good cheer boosts health centre

A bit of much needed festive cheer has been brought to Tadcaster Health Centre in the form of a new Christmas tree and decorations, just in time for its re-opening on the December 19.

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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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Profile: Liz Thwaite, head of site at RHS Harlow Carr

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at one of Harrogate’s most popular attractions? Well, Harrogate Advertiser readers will now be able to learn the secrets of what makes Harlow Carr tick, thanks to our newest columnist.

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Picture: Glen Minikin

Minor movements still being reported at Ripon's 66ft sinkhole

Minor signs of movement are still being reported at the Ripon sinkhole more than one week after it first appeared.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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Contractors are entering the final stage of the reconstruction work.

Contractors begin final phase of work on Tadcaster bridge

The final phase of reconstructing Tadcaster's fallen bridge will start this week, after the county council announced the finishing date would be delayed by nearly a month.

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Repair works on Tadcaster bridge had been nearing completion.

Completion date for repairs to Tadcaster bridge DELAYED

County council chiefs have expressed their 'frustration' as the authority announced that the completion date for repairs to Tadcaster bridge has been delayed.
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