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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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NADV 1611155AM8 Liz Thwaite at RHS Harlow Carr.(1611155AM8)

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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What will the weather be like in November?

What will the weather be like in November?

Weathermen have issued a mixed forecast for November.

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PIC: James Hardisty

Changes in conditions ‘putting key archaeology in danger’

DRASTIC changes in the environment could be putting important archeological sites across the world at immediate risk, according to researchers.

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Charges for green waste collection will be introduced in 2017

Pet shop owner fined over waste disposal shambles

A pet shop owner has been slapped with a fine after disposing of his business waste in a town hall’s bins.

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The district has several gorgeous green spaces.

Parks across Harrogate district up for national award

Four of the Harrogate district's most luscious and scenic parks are in the running for a national award, and they need your help to win it.

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SCRAPPED: Tesco has confirmed the much-debated store proposal will now not be built

BREAKING: Tesco scraps Harrogate superstore plans

In a shock reversal of policy, Harrogate will remain the only major postcode in Britain without a Tesco.

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Picture: Gary Longbottom

Northerners found to be the least grumpy about winter

It's official... Northerners have been found to be the least pessimistic bunch about the winters snowy settings, shorter days and freezing temperatures.
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Work taking place at Kex Gill earlier this year (s)

County council play down A59 Kex Gill fears after Blubberhouses landslip

The county council have dismissed fears that this morning's landslip on the A59 at Blubberhouses was connected to the Kex Gill problems experienced earlier this year.

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Hundreds of twitchers flock to Easington near Hull, to try and spot this rare Siberian accentor. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Video: Hundreds of bird watchers descend on Yorkshire village to see rare Siberian accentor

Hundreds of bird watchers have descended on an East Yorkshire village, after a rare species, never before seen on the British mainland, landed in a car park.

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Bloom awards winners declared

Bloom awards winners declared

This year’s winners of Ripon in Bloom’s annual gardens competition were celebrated at a special awards ceremony in Ripon Town Hall recently.

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Collingham has a history of flooding.

Environment agency starts work to protect Collingham from future flooding

Work has started to protect flood defences along the River Wharfe in Collingham, in a bid to stop a repeat of the devastating Christmas floods last year.

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Stuart Minnikin, fly fishing guide with a wild brown trout caught in Eastburn Beck, a tributary of the Aire at Glusburn between Skipton and Keighley. The conservation body the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) has just done some river restoration work there in partnership with the Environment Agency to allow fly fishing back on the river. Picture Tony Johnson.

Can Yorkshire’s rivers pass a clean bill of health?

They may look idyllic, but with almost all of Yorkshire’s rivers failing to meet European water standards, Andrew Griffiths meets those trying to bring them back to health. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

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Major study examines antibiotics use in sheep sector

The rise in human resistance to antibiotics has prompted a major study to establish when and why sheep farmers use the drugs, in a bid to reduce dependency in agriculture.

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A flock of Wensleydale sheep have been added to the farm at Bolton Percy, North Yorkshire operated by Harrison Spinks bed manufacturers.

Watchlist breed recruited for its wool by Yorkshire bed maker

A Yorkshire-based bed manufacturer has taken steps to promote a breed of sheep on the rare breeds watch list, by purchasing a flock on the eve of UK Wool Week.

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Fracking plans attracted protests in North Yorkshire

Campaigners’ fears that new fracking appeal sets ‘dangerous precedent’ for Yorkshire

Campaigners are urging the Government to consider each fracking case on its own merit as an appeal is passed in Lancashire to overturn a local authority decision.

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