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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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Excellent drama lined up for spring

Excellent drama lined up for spring

I’ll cut straight to the chase and begin by mentioning some of the excellent drama that we have coming this spring to the Studio Theatre, writes David Brown of Harrogate Theatre.

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Tom Cutter, Harry Johnson-Firth and Matt Brewer have made it to the Young Horticulturist regional finals.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite

Living in ‘God’s own county’, it’s easy to take for granted the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us; we’re very lucky. A defining and much-loved feature of Yorkshire is our dry stone walls, those beautiful, man-made boundaries that criss-cross the countryside, dividing the land into manageable parcels.

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Face at The Forbidden Corner. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

Civic Society column with David Winpenny

We can use the word ‘face’ in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary offers 13 different definitions of the word as a noun, and seven as a verb. And then there are the phrases, such as ‘face about’, ‘face down’, ‘face value’, ‘shame-faced’, ‘to lose face’, ‘to save face’, ‘a brave face’, and compounds like ‘facelift’ and ‘faceless’.

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Jack Laugher with Chris Mears

Jack Laugher: We want to show we’re the best in the world

For diver Jack Laugher, the target growing up was to win gold at an Olympic Games and retire as a champion.

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The Wharfedale fell rescue team dealt with 42 call-outs last year as well as four stand downs. Picture by Sara Spillett

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association column with David Dennis

Last year was very much a rollercoaster time with a record month of call-outs and as such the expectancy of more to follow, then to end the year with no callouts for a seven week period.

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Volunteer of the Year Paul with colleagues Sally and Stephen at North Yorkshire Horizons.

Helping others column with Karen Weaver

Chief executive of Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

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There will be plenty for children to do during the February half-term, including fun at Stockeld Park.

Visit Harrogate column with Mike Newby

Visit Harrogate

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Detail of the tower of Greek Thomsons St Vincent Street Church in Glasgow. (Copyright -  David Winpenny)

Civic Society column with David Winpenny

For anyone interested in architecture, there are several important anniversaries of architects’ births and deaths coming up this year.

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Older students acquire new skills and meet friends.

College Life column with Debra Forsythe-Conroy

The relaxed period following retirement is an exciting time but before long the absence of routine starts to kick in. The thrill of not setting the alarm clock, thinking about what the following day may hold, attending long tedious meetings, sitting in rush hour traffic etc will all too quickly start to fade.

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Students from the Associated Sixth Form in Annemasse.

School Matters with Dennis Richards OBE

In France as I write this. In Annemasse, just a few kilometres from the Swiss border and Geneva, that glorious epitome of European history and culture. The students I am accompanying, just as I have done for the past two decades or more, are here on a European work experience visit.

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Make sure you don't fall victim to the scam.

Julia Mulligan: How to protect vulnerable North Yorkshire against fraud

Those of us involved in keeping people safe are getting used to the police’s mantra that ‘crime is changing’. But for the majority of us, crime is not something that sits top of mind and we don’t necessarily see how ‘crime is changing’.

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The wood and plaster Cenotaph of 1919, replaced in stone the following year.

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

In 1917, as World War I ground on inexorably with great loss of life, the Imperial War Graves Commission was looking ahead to the need, when the carnage ended, to commemorate the sacrifice of so many.

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The Candlemas service will be held on Thursday 2 February at the Cathedral.

The Dean’s Reflection with the Very Rev John Dobson

I have just returned from Ripon’s Harrogate Road Methodist Church and the city’s united service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The minister explained that the title of the worship material was Crossing Barriers; it has been produced by the churches in Germany for global use.

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A busy road in Harrogate. We are less likely to accept traffic jams when a utility company has erected barriers and traffic lights, and yet no work seems to be taking place.

Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

Major road works are currently taking place in and around Harrogate. These are being carried out by developers as part of agreed highways plans for the development, and by utility companies under their statutory right to excavate the highway to reach, repair and replace their equipment.

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Ben Lascelles at the Harewood Estate

Behind the scenes at Harewood House, with Ben Lascelles

The importance of biodiversity and the continued challenges faced by climate change have long been in the headlines.

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The committee intends to refurbish all the rooms.

Harrogate Club column

It is fitting that the Harrogate Club should feature in these columns regularly as it has been the town’s most prestigious address for decades before the establishment of Harrogate’s Council in 1884 and today’s most popular meeting places where people gather to socialise and discuss the affairs of their community and business.

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