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Domestic abuse hides in North Yorkshire

Our county is characterised by low crime rates - currently the lowest in England - and safe and close communities, writes Julia Mulligan, Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.

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The monument to William Weddell in Ripon Cathedral . (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Perhaps the most remarkable monument in Ripon Cathedral is to be found against the south wall of the south transept, adjacent to the staircase up to the library.

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Matthew Brewer, centre, with Nick Smith, NEHS show director (left) and Harlow Carr curator Paul Cook (right)

RHS Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite: New generation takes on the Woodland wilderness

Some regular visitors may have noticed that we have been doing a lot of winter work in the Woodland here at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

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Norman arches pattern a wall in Ely Cathedral. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The use of this subordinate, but by no means unimportant, art is to enliven with beauty and incident what would otherwise be a blank space, wheresoever or whatsoever it may be – what is William Morris talking about here?

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Here I am pictured with past student William Wilkes in Frankfurt last week.

League tables have blighted our education system for far too long

School Matters column with Dennis Richards

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Spring is a good time to check your property and make sure sheds and garages are secure.

On The Beat column with Supt Paula Booth

Well folks, it’s that glorious part of the year again when spring has well and truly sprung and the grass is growing fast.

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Dorothy Hawkins next to the Dancing for Well-Being display at BCC OD.

Helping others column with Karen Weaver

I really like this quote which I first came across a few years ago on the wall of the Bivouac Cafe near Masham “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”.

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Visit Harrogate is producing a special guide for the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Visit Harrogate column with Mike Newby

There are now fewer than 50 days before the Tour de Yorkshire arrives in the Harrogate District (29 April) and events are beginning to emerge as communities and businesses organise themselves to celebrate the not one, but two races, that will take place.

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Four-poster bed at Westwood Manor, Wiltshire. (Copyright  David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

We spend about a third of our lives in them – but how often do we think about our beds and our bedrooms? We know that Shakespeare thought about his beds – in his will he left his second-best one to his wife, Anne Hathaway.

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NADV 1702931AM9 Harrogate Business Lunch.The Deputy Mayor of Harrogate Coun. Christine Ryder and The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate Coun. Nick Brown with Michelle Mone. (1702931AM9)

Mayor’s Diary: Things are hotting up as 2017 rolls on

After a quieter January my mayoral diary hotted up again into February and beyond. Some exciting events were experienced and many more booked for my final three months too, writes Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Nick Brown.

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Fast water rescue team has been a major asset during floods

Fast water rescue team has been a major asset during floods

Our decision to set up a fast water specialist team a few years ago when flooding across the country was becoming more common was certainly an inspired one as the following year we were called out to assist with the first Cumbria major floods, writes David Dennis of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

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Colleges are dynamic hubs of innovation

Colleges are dynamic hubs of innovation

Did you know that artists and teachers graduating from Harrogate College lead the way in social and cultural development, confirming that colleges are dynamic hubs of innovation and creativity?

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Poles and street clutter in Ripon  also a problem in York. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

There are two distinct ways of looking at any place – from hamlet to mega-city – when deciding on its future.

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We are maintaining our winter gritting service at the current level of �6million per year.

Transport Talk column with Don MacKenzie

At its meeting last week, North Yorkshire County Council agreed its budget for 2017/18. Since 2011, like other county councils in England, the county will have experienced a reduction in spending power of £169 million by 2020, equivalent to a fall of 34 per cent.

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Better collaboration between emergency services, such as during the Cherished campaign in other parts of the country, is needed in North Yorkshire

Julia Mulligan: Why we should be more like St Helens

I’ve never been to St Helens, but this week it has been on my mind a lot. It started when I happened to be listening to Radio 4s ‘You and Yours’ on the way to a meeting earlier this week, and it suddenly dawned on me that I wished North Yorkshire could be more, well, ‘St Helens’.

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NARG 1403041AM5 Ripon Pancake Races. Picture : Adrian Murray.(1403041AM5)

The Dean’s Reflection: Never a dull moment as pancake race looms

The year is waking up, writes the Very Reverend John Dobson, the Dean of Ripon. This short month is taking us from candlelit processions in the Cathedral to pancake races in the street. There is never a dull moment!

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Harewood House, volunteers

Harewood House column: Volunteers contribute to great history

Now in its 19th year, the Harewood Volunteer Programme continues to go from strength to strength, writes volunteer co-ordinator Sarah Kirk.

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The interior of Birmingham Town Hall  built for public meetings. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with Daivd Winpenny

What is a public building? The dictionary tells us, somewhat unhelpfully, that it is ‘a building that belongs to a town or state, and is used by the public’ – which doesn’t get us much further forward. Not all buildings owned by the state or by civic authorities are accessible by the public – and anyway, what is meant by ‘public’?

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Working with volunteers is a big part of Rob Lights job . Picture by L Brown.

Countryside Life - the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership column

Much of the work we do here at the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership is underpinned by two important questions.

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Discovering the delights of Venice

Discovering the delights of Venice

by Tom Taylor

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