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RHS Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite

As a new year starts, it’s always a good time to take stock and celebrate the successes of the team at the garden. It’s wonderful to be able to report that 2016 was another record year for Harlow Carr.

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Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney will be performing at the St George Hotel on Wednesday 8 February.

Room for a Laugh column with Tom Taylor

Last week saw online knowledge fountain Wikipedia turn 16, meaning the chap now has a National Insurance number and can legally drive a moped. Indeed old Wiki P could get hitched (with consent) should he meet the right URL and could celebrate with a glass of wine or beer (providing that wine or beer is supped alongside a meal and Wiki is accompanied by someone over the age of 18, say, CERN’s website, who has been rattling about the world’s widest ‘W’ since November 1992).

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Centre Stage with Harrogate Theatre’s chief executive David Bown

Here at Harrogate Theatre 2016 definitely ended well.

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Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Over the course of a typical week I receive hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls asking for my help with an issue or my view on a subject, writes Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

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Typical Georgian dining  a table specially set up in a fine room at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

It may be that, over the Christmas period, you used one room in your house rather more than you would normally do.

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The Tour de Yorkshire roadshows will help businesses plan for the popular race.

The Visit Harrogate column by Mike Newby

There are just over 100 days to go before stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire arrives in the Harrogate District. Once again national and international attention will be focused on our area with potentially 11.4 million global television viewers.

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Supt Paula Booth column: 2017 promises to be a very bad year for criminals

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and celebrated New Year’s Eve in style.

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Karen Weaver column: New Year learning can help others

Karen Weaver column: New Year learning can help others

Last week my fellow columnist Debra Forsythe-Conroy recommended the New Year as a good time to start learning and highlighted a variety of new short courses at Harrogate College across a range of interesting and practical topics.

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Im trying to keep up with social media and electronic devices but technology moves so fast.

Dennis Richards column: Linking up with unsuspecting people thanks to ‘send all’ button

A New Year apology. I cannot twit or tweet. My Facebook page has loads of stuff... none of it written by me. I don’t know how to start. Is “written” the term to use?

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The two ends of a tunnel at Biddulph Grange garden, Staffordshire. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

Happy New Year! January is that curious month when, perhaps, we haven’t quite shaken off the old year nor become fully attuned to the new.

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New Year – time to start learning

New Year – time to start learning

As we start the New Year and think of new beginnings, Harrogate College is launching a series of short courses across a range of subject areas, writes principal Debra Forsythe-Conroy

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Christmas provides a packed diary for a Mayor on civic duty

Christmas provides a packed diary for a Mayor on civic duty

Since my last diary column, which covered the first six months of my mayoral year, our activities have continued unabated and the pace of engagements have increased as Christmas approached, writes Mayor of Harrogate Coun Nick Brown.

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Fell Rescue column: Cavers advised to plan an escape

Fell Rescue column: Cavers advised to plan an escape

We are one of a handful of teams who perform underground as well as surface rescues and as you can imagine these rescues can be very dangerous and exhausting situations, writes David Dennis of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

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The view from Studley Royal, looking towards Ripon Cathedral - one of the best in Yorkshire

The Dean’s New Year Reflection, with the Very Rev John Dobson

Have you managed to deal with the gifts you received at Christmas? No doubt, some of them will be taken into 2017 as treasures to be kept, others as items to be enjoyed and then forgotten about, and some possibly to be exchanged for items much more to your liking – or size!

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Behind the Scenes at Harewood House

Behind the Scenes at Harewood House

After a very busy summer season and the late rush of autumn glory during the October half term, it has suddenly become very quiet in the Bird Garden and Farm, writes Bird Garden and Farm Experience Manager Nicholas Dowling.

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Most of us receive superfast broadband from a cabinet like this.

Column – Transport Talk with Don Mackenzie

My brief at North Yorkshire County Council covers access. In addition to highways, passenger transport, and public rights of way, it includes cyber access by means of broadband and mobile telephony.

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In the Garden with RHS Harlow Carr

In the Garden with RHS Harlow Carr

December is a time of great anticipation at Harlow Carr as we wait to hear if our plans and projects for 2017 have been given the go ahead by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Council, the body that approves the RHS budgets, writes head of site Liz Thwaite.

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Shopper's paradise: Inside John Lewis at Victoria Gate shopping centre, which opened in Leeds in October. Picture James Hardisty.

Stephanie Smith: Jingle tills - We’re world leaders in Christmas shopping.

It’s a Christmas tradition I have come to accept with resignation, trepidation and maybe just a tiny touch of reluctant gratitude.

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Greg Wright:Skills shortages and digital deserts could ruin life in post-Brexit Britain

FANCY living in a country where industry is paralysed by chronic skills shortages and consumers and businesses are infuriated by a mobile phone network which is worse than Albania’s?

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Dave Robertson, who many of you may know as our jovial duty and operations manager, has stepped in at late notice a few times when members of the cast have fallen ill.

Centre Stage column with Harrogate Theatre’s chief executive David Bown

2016 has been the year of the underdog, or perhaps more the unexpected, so I’m told. Leicester City football team, Brexit, Trump, Ed Balls, Honey G… Jackie Solly (one of our lovely cleaners) not attending the Christmas party.

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