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Pupils put best feet forward

Pictured, from left, Dawn Jennings and Susie Lindley from Belmont Grosvenor PTA with David Fisher, Community and Events Fundraiser at Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity with Cole Monts De Oca, Grace Cotterell and Andrew Kratochvil.

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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The door into the former Benedictine nunnery church at Nun Monkton. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

It is 500 years this year since Martin Luther, an Augustinian friar who became convinced that the selling of Indulgences by the Catholic Church was corrupt and unscriptural, ignited what quickly became the Reformation by, it is said, nailing his ‘Ninety-Five Theses’ to the door of Wittenberg Church.

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Run, hide, tell... police instructions on what to do during a firearms attack.

WATCH: What you should do during a terrorist attack

This police video gives instructions on how to stay safe during a terrorist attack involving firearms and other weapons.

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Heavy downpours on Saturday caused localised flooding in parts of Yorkshire.

Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Things are cooling down after the blistering hot sunshine pushed temperatures close to 30C on Saturday.
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Tadcaster firefighters rescue Yorkshire Terrier trapped in gate railings

Tadcaster firefighters rescue Yorkshire Terrier trapped in gate railings

A Yorkshire Terrier had to be rescued by firefighters today after she got stuck in a set of gate railings.
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Heavy rainfall and hail stones in Crossgates, Leeds. Picture: @lynger2000

Reports of flash flooding in Yorkshire as stormy weather hits region

Flash flooding has been reported in Yorkshire as stormy weather passes through the region this afternoon.
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Art showcase for new civic build

Art showcase for new civic build

Two Ashville College sixth formers will see art work created by them adorning the walls of Harrogate Borough Council’s new civic building.

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VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Lightning strikes over Poole harbour in Dorset as thunderstorms swept across parts of south west England after much of the country basked in sunshine and clear skies for the last few days. The storm is now heading north.

Yorkshire weather: Storms on their way as Met Office issues second warning

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to hit Yorkshire this afternoon as the Met Office issued a second warning of thunderstorms across the county.
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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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New head boy and girl elected

New head boy and girl elected

Rossett students have elected a new head girl and head boy after a close-run race for the posts.

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M62 delays after four lorries and caravan in crash

AN ACCIDENT involving a number of vehicles is causing delays on the eastbound M62 near Goole this afternoon.

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Many cathedrals and churches are encouraging political debate at the moment.

The Dean’s Reflection column with Very Rev John Dobson

Why bother with Yorkshire? That’s quite a question! And it was due to be discussed recently by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, and Sir Gary Verity in the Cathedral – the first of the Cathedral’s new St Wilfrid Discussions.

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Two West Yorkshire teenagers reported missing on Monday are found safe and well

TWO  teenagers reported missing from home on Monday have been found safe and well.
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Planning applications

Planning applications received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending May 19

The following planning applications were received by Harrogate Borough Council’s planning department, week ending May 19.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Spring in Ilkley

Weather warning: Yorkshire to be hit with severe thunderstorms over Bank Holiday weekend

Yorkshire has enjoyed a fine week of warm and dry weather but experts have today issued a warning for the county to prepare for fierce storms.
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Last year's Barwick-In-Elmet Maypole Festival

Top ten things to do this bank holiday weekend

To get your bank holiday weekend off to a great start, here is a list of the top ten events on offer around Harrogate throughout next week.

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Drug dealers in West Yorkshire selling former 'legal highs' one year on from ban

WEST Yorkshire Police have recorded 19 offences in connection with former 'legal highs' in the 12 months since a ban came into  force as market for the psychoactive substances has been "pushed underground."
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