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The On The Beat column with Supt Paula Booth

In support of the final strand of the force’s five month tackling community harm campaign, “No Home Here”, Supt Paula Booth touches upon the serious issue of modern slavery and how you can help to tackle it:

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It is well worth investing in a decent bike repair stand which will make maintenance easier.

The Cycle Sense column with Tony Booth – preparing your bike for action after the winter months

After a cold, damp winter in a garage or shed, your faithful bike is likely to need a little TLC to get it (and you) back up to speed! If you’ve invested in a decent bicycle, making sure it is in tip top condition will not only prolong it’s life by preventing more serious problems from developing, but will also give you the best performance from it as well as improving safety for the rider.

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Spring into hospital fundraising

Spring into hospital fundraising

We’ve had plenty to shout about over the past few months, including the launch of our children’s outpatient department following it refurbishment funded by the incredible support of our local community, the amazing Pre-loved Re-loved prom sale at St Aidan’s School raising over £12,000 for our Sir Robert Ogden Centre, and a number of other activities over the winter months all helping us to make a difference across all the departments within Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

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One of the NYCC's 86 gritting vehicles pictured in action last month.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

Let’s hope that we have now seen the back of the snow and ice, which affected most parts of the county during February, and which made a fleeting visit again early on the morning of Thursday 8 March to the Harrogate area in particular.

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People visited various venues across Ripon during the Sights, Sounds and Stories event.

The Dean’s Reflection column with the Very Rev John Dobson

Clothing for the soul divine, wrote William Blake, an English poet of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This seems to resonate with much of what is being celebrated and commemorated in Ripon Cathedral.

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Harrogate residents on The Stray during the wintry weather last week.

The education column with Dennis Richards

Storm Emma meets the Beast from the East. Emma was a nice change. Usually it’s something like Hurricane Brian, or on one momentous occasion Storm Norman. And for a brief while, we stopped the world and got off.

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A session from the Oaks and Acorns group run by the Harrogate Easier Living Project .

Karen Weaver column: Flexible ways to help tackle loneliness

During the recent cold weather we were reminded via the news and on social media to keep an eye on elderly and vulnerable neighbours. Whether clearing snow from paths or picking up shopping, there are lots of simple ways to make sure that people stay safe and well when they can’t get out and about easily. Voluntary and community groups and charities also have a vital role to play in providing more organised support, from the mountain rescue volunteers helping reach remote areas through to organisations such as Harrogate Neighbours delivering daily hot meals to local people.

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Dorothea Sharp's work 'Gathering Daisies, oil on canvas, (48.5cm by 60cm) sold for �34,000 at the Autumn Fine Art Sale.

The Under the Hammer column with Tennants

How does the old adage go? ‘You wait ages for a bus then two come along at once’, well that is certainly how I’m feeling about works by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955), though with no complaints!

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Joe Parsons during the Montane Spine Challenge. Picture by Sara Spillett

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association column with David Dennis

No ordinary Joe is what we think of team member Joe Parsons who has just completed the Montane Spine Challenge for team funds.

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For people with smaller appetites this could do for your total meal.

COLUMN: It has to be Harrogate! with Caroline Bayliss

This week we visited the Tannin Level with friends. It’s one of the old stalwarts of the Harrogate Independent scene and describes itself as a classic basement Bistro.

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A Georgian musical table clock by Daniel Fenn, estimate �6,000-�8,000.

The Under the Hammer column – Hartleys Spring Fine Sale

Auctioneers are always dogged by deadlines and Hartleys Spring Fine Sale was no exception with the three days or so after entries were theoretically closed particularly popular this time.

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Proper repair of a pothole includes cutting to a sharp edge, filling and mechanically compacting.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

My subject this month is highways maintenance and especially potholes, an issue raised in recent articles and letters published in this newspaper, and elsewhere on social media.

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Redundancy: its not the end of the world!

Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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An aerial view of Bond End ' a historic and complex junction.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

On 4 January North Yorkshire County Council announced the award of its phase three contract to provide superfast broadband to those premises in the county not yet connected to a high quality service.

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This six bedroom home in Mayfield Grove sold at auction for double the original guide price.

Under The Hammer column with Harrogate property and auction specialists FSS Property

Auctions are ideal for those who want a quick sale and certainty from their buyer.

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The fell rescue team in action during the Beckermonds call out. Photo by Iain Geldard.

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue column with David Dennis

It’s been another very busy year with the team dealing with some 50 call-outs – just seven short of our record two years ago. The very last two days of the year involved supporting the police in a lengthy, and thankfully successful, search in Harrogate for a missing elderly and vulnerable man.

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Candlemas will take place at Ripon Cathedral on Friday 2 February at 7.30pm.

The Dean’s Reflection column with John Dobson

Give peace a chance – This year, in which we will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, is now well under way. Christmas, when we celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace, seems a distant memory. It’s interesting that the season of Christmas lasts only twelve days, that of Epiphany (when we remember the wise men visiting Jesus) lasts from 6 January until 2 February.

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New year new challenges

New year new challenges

Christmas has been and gone, but I want to put on record our huge thanks to local companies, schools, community groups and individuals who visited the hospital in the lead up to Christmas, writes David Fisher.

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Joe Root has, at times, looked shell shocked during the Ashes series.

The education column with Dennis Richards

At the turn of the year, I doubt if many commentators will look back on 2017 and claim it was a vintage year. Leadership is back on the agenda. With a bang. Hopefully, not the sort of bang that Trump and Kim Jong-un have threatened us with for much of the year.

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