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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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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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An artists impression of the proposed development from the access point leading on from Tib Garth. Picture: Kebbell Homes

'Outrage' in Linton as residents battle developers over 'loophole' in new homes plan

Linton residents are said to ‘outraged’ by an ‘absurd’ planning application which they claim is exploiting a loophole regarding the village’s neighbourhood plan.

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TAG committee members John Richardson, the chairman of Thorp Arch Parish Council, Bernard Crooks and Peter Locke.

Decade long debate over Thorp Arch development delayed by appeal

A key debate on a controversial plan for more than 800 homes near Wetherby has been called off at the 11th hour as Leeds City Council seeks more time to prepare to defend an appeal by the developer.
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Northern Rail services will be affected by a union strike on Monday next week.

RAIL STRIKE: Everything you need to know as a Harrogate commuter

Thousands of commuters will be affected as the York to Leeds via Harrogate train line is one of dozens with services cut during the planned rail strike on Monday March 13.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Respect the referendum outcome

In last year’s EU referendum I used my personal vote to remain in a reformed EU, having already used my vote in Parliament to enable voters to have their own say in a nationwide referendum, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke, Elmet and Rothwell, in his column for the Wetherby News.

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How will your local health service be affected?

INVESTIGATION: How the £22 billion NHS 'black hole' will affect Harrogate District's health

The words ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ could easily be the kind of NHS jargon that makes you lose interest in the latest news feature on the financial worries our health service faces.
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Harrogate Borough Council offices

Harrogate Borough Council unanimously approves raising council tax

Harrogate Borough Council has unanimously agreed to increase council tax by more than 2 per cent to battle reducing Government grants.
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The Stray

Advertiser calls on Harrogate Borough Council to ditch Stray plans

The public consultation on proposed amendments to the Stray Act which governs the use of Harrogate’s famous 200 Acres ended on Monday.

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Andrew Jones

Brexit: Harrogate and Knaresborough MP defends decision to back Article 50 bill

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has defended his decision to back the government's European Union Bill, arguing that "Brexit means Brexit".

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The bridge in Tadcaster is finally reopened. Picture: Simon Dewhurst

Jubilation as flood-damaged Tadcaster Bridge reopens after a year of misery

Tadcaster Bridge has reopened more than a year after its partial collapse came to symbolise the destruction of the 2015 Christmas floods.

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Harrogate Borough Council offices

Harrogate residents set to face increased borough and county council taxes

Harrogate residents will face an increase in their council tax bills this year with both the borough and county council planning to raise its charges.

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Tadcaster Bridge

Prime Minister pays tribute to Tadcaster residents after 'terrible year'

The Prime Minister has offered her thanks to the residents of Tadcaster for their patience during a 'terrible year', as they prepare to celebrate the long-awaited reopening of the town's historic bridge.

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Harrogate International Centre

Major conference at Harrogate International Centre sparks car park closures

Many of Harrogate's major car parks will be closed on Tuesday, February 7, in order to facilitate a major conference at the International Centre.
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Cllr. Peter Horton. Cllr. Peter Horton with fellow councillors Cllr. Pauline McHardy, Cllr. Charlie Powell and Cllr. Andrew Williams who are organising a campaign against a proposed 450 home development on the south-west edge of Ripon.

Controversial plans for hundreds of Ripon homes resubmitted to council

Controversial plans to build hundreds of homes on the edge of Ripon have been resubmitted to Harrogate Borough Council (HBC).

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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PICTURES: Flood-damaged Tadcaster Bridge still not open

It has been closed for more than a year after becoming one of the highest-profile victims of the 2015 Boxing Day floods.

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An artists impression of the changes to take place in Victoria Gardens/Station Square (s).

Multi-million funding could trigger major changes in Harrogate town centre

Multi-million pound funding could trigger plans to deliver a redeveloped 'transport hub' and pedestrianise part of Harrogate town centre.

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Hopes for peaceful transition of power

Hopes for peaceful transition of power

Wetherby MP writes from Washington about the Presidential inauguration and the reaction to the 45th President Donald Trump.

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