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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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Ripon Spa Baths

Council takes biggest step yet towards replacing 113-year-old Ripon Spa Baths

Harrogate Borough Council has taken its biggest step yet with its plans for a new leisure facility to replace the ageing Ripon Spa Baths.
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Ed Darling (s)

Youngest ever Knaresborough councillor targets Bond End pollution problems

Knaresborough's youngest ever councillor has targeted tackling pollution and congestion at Bond End following his election to the Town Council.

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Knapping Mount (s)

Breaking: Harrogate Borough Council sells town centre offices for £1m

Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) has sold its Victoria Park House offices on Victoria Avenue for £1m.

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Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate once again at risk of planning free-for-all after council's housing miscalculation

Harrogate could once again be at risk of a planning free-for-all following a ruling that the council does not have a five-year supply of housing.
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A recent photo of the work on the bridge taken by NYCC contractors.

Celebrations postponed with 'strong risk' that Tadcaster bridge opening will be delayed

Committee members for the Tadcaster bridge opening have delayed the celebrations until mid-February as it was suggested that work on the structure could overrun by two days.

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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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Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke

Wetherby MP invited to President Trump’s inauguration ceremony

Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke will be among the guests at Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States of America later this week.

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