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LIVE: Red Nose Day 2017 across the Harrogate district

Are you doing something funny for money?
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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!

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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.

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Picture: North Yorkshire Police

CCTV released of two men suspected of stealing designer perfume from Knaresborough store

CCTV images of two men have been released as police suspect they stole a number of bottles of designer perfume from a store in Knaresborough.

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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.

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Eco message for new generation

Pupils from Western Primary School in Harrogate went to see Europe’s biggest carbon saving project as part of their science and environmental studies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Transit van became trapped in the ford

Rescue mission after van becomes trapped in flood water

Firefighters have come to the aid of two people trapped inside their van in a flooded ford.
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Spring clean brings out best in town

First of all I would like to thank all those people who turned out on March 4 and 5 to clear up litter from around the town, writes Wetherby Mayor Coun Norma Harrington.

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NADV 1703192AM1 Harrogate & District Swimming Gala. Members of the Gold group swimming team with Jeanette Packwood (Sport and Leisure manager, Coun. Stan Lumley (Cabinet member for Culture and Sport. (1703192AM1)

Swimming gala fun celebrates talent

Young swimmers made waves in the pool of achievement when the Hydro held its annual Harrogate and District Swimming Development Scheme’s Colour Group Gala.

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How the tragedy unfolded: Attack outside Parliament in London

How the tragedy unfolded: Attack outside Parliament in London

At least five people have been killed in a terror attack in London.

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London attack: Police treating incident as terrorism

The Metropolitan Police are treating today's attack on the Houses of Parliament as a terrorist incident 'until we know otherwise'.
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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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Historic and new pots go on show

Historic and new pots go on show

Fascinating historic ceramics are being displayed alongside striking contemporary sculptures in a new celebration of Yorkshire’s potted history.

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Bloodhound boosts engineering

Bloodhound boosts engineering

Excited pupils, staff and parents at Gateways welcomed a model of the Supersonic Bloodhound SSC to the Harewood-based school for a day of activities designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Education

Video: Heavy snow falls in Yorkshire trapping cars and disturbing lambs on second day of Spring

These chilly photos show how just 15cm of snow has caused traffic chaos across the North of Britain - which has seen a HGV sliding SIDEWAYS down the road.

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