Harrogate Borough Council agrees to pay staff Living Wage of £8.25 per hour

Harrogate Borough Council has committed to paying its staff the living wage of £8.25 per hour from April 2017.

Sgt Major Brian O'Hare, Colour Sgt Tony Sweeny and Sgt Paul Wood prepare for action.

#ThrowbackThursday: Harrogate men prepare for battle in 1982

This week, more than three decades ago, two Harrogate Advertiser reporters had just returned from the scene of battle.

Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister ‘totally committed’ to Yorkshire devolution

The Prime Minister has given one of the clearest indications yet that wide-ranging powers could be handed to regions like Yorkshire, as she heralded the successes of the nation’s initial devolution deals.

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Harrogate District Hospital

Could you be a governor for the Harrogate and District NHS Trust?

Nominations have now been opened for the public to elect a council of governors who will represent the healthcare interests of the people in the Harrogate district and beyond.

Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg believes farmers could be hit by huge tariffs for exports in the event of a 'hard Brexit'.

Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

North Yorkshire MP calls for crack-down on online ticket touts

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Prime Minister to support a crack down on online ticket touts.

The Great Yorkshire Way has been held up as an example of how investing in infrastructure can impact on the economy

Investment plan shows way to thousands of new Yorkshire jobs

THE POTENTIAL for Yorkshire to create thousands of jobs and businesses will be underlined by a new plan unveiled today as pressure grows on the Chancellor to herald an era of major investment in the North.

Pop-Up Cafe at Harrogate International Centre

Early opportunity to view Harrogate draft Local Plan at Pop-Up Café

Harrogate residents will be given the chance to preview draft plans outlining how the district will develop and grow until 2035.

Leeds City Councils environmental team investigated the complaint

Wetherby restaurant owner fined thousands after grease dripped in to shop below

Grease dripping down from a Chinese restaurant’s kitchen in to the shop below was one of a string of food hygiene offences which led to the owner being hit with a court bill of more than £14,000.

View of the Baltimore skyline in Maryland, USA.

Yorkshire businesses ‘can benefit massively’ from American infrastructure projects, leading US lawyers

Businesses in Yorkshire and the North of England are well placed to capitalise on plans from both US presidential candidates to massive infrastructure spending if elected, a leading US lawyer has said.

Damaged grass in the Valley Gardens

Council say they must "learn lessons" from Valley Gardens' StrEat Food festival

Harrogate Borough Council has said they "must learn lessons" from The StrEat Food festival after admitting to underestimating the event's popularity.
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Parking machine in Harrogate

Conservatives told to start "properly representing" interests of Harrogate motorists

A Lib Dem councillor has told the Conservatives to begin "properly representing" Harrogate motorists following the unpopular approval of Sunday parking charges.

There could be extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow if a third runway is built at London's main airport.

Tom Richmond: Trains or planes, we need links that mean business

THE promise of extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow needs to be placed in a wider political context.

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Harrogate Jubilee Car Park - Google Image

Figures reveal Harrogate Borough Council collects £3m from car parks

Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) made more than £3m in payments across the district’s car parks in 2015/16, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed.
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An aerial image of Bogs Lane

Mapped: Concerns raised that new Harrogate relief road will lead to "thousands of new homes"

Concerns have been raised that a new relief road between Harrogate and Knaresborough could lead to thousands of new homes being built in the area.

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The former Mayor of Harrogate Coun.Nigel Simms and Father Christmas open the market. (1511191AM2)

Council throws its weight behind popular Harrogate Christmas Market

Harrogate Borough Council have agreed to grant the town's popular Christmas Market a three-year license following recommendations made in an independent, council-commissioned review.
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Queuing traffic on Leeds Road - image by Matt Wood

Drivers met with long Leeds Road tailbacks after roadworks blunder

Furious commuters were forced to sit and queue in long Leeds Road tailbacks this weekend after a roadworks blunder from Yorkshire Water.

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Harrogate hosting the Tour de France in 2014

Harrogate must continue bidding for major events, says council chief

Harrogate must continue to bid for major events in order to continue attracting visitors to the district, according to the leader of Harrogate Borough Council.

The draft Local Plan will be published in November.

Residents to be consulted over new village plans in draft Harrogate Local Plan

A new village designed to deliver thousands of homes will be included in a document setting out Harrogate’s strategic planning priorities for the next two decades.
Fracking plans attracted protests in North Yorkshire

Yorkshire campaigners celebrate as Labour joins anti-fracking camp

YORKSHIRE ANTI-FRACKING campaigners were celebrating last night after a second major political party pledged to ban the controversial mining method.

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