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Members of the Outdoors Club. Photograph by Iain Geldard/UWFRA.

Youngsters learn new skills at weekly club

As well as saving lives we also enrich young lives by way of our Outdoors Club. Set up 16 years’ ago the weekly club gives local Dales youngsters between the ages of 10 to adult the opportunity to enjoy the great local outdoors through climbing, abseiling, caving, trekking, camping, first aid – you name it they do it.

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One of the two new mini roundabouts replacing traffic lights at Bond End, Knaresborough.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

The Bond End Air Quality Improvement Scheme works have been completed on time and on budget. The scheme involved the removal of all traffic lights controlling this complex double junction, and replacing them with two mini-roundabouts with associated zebra crossings. Additional works included creating new kerb alignments, providing power supplies for upgraded lighting, signage and Belisha beacons, laying new road surfaces, and improving surface water drainage.

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Ripon Cathedral is hosting the Great North Art Show.

Find common ground at the cathedral

This week, five hundred clergy and staff from all 42 Church of England cathedrals have been meeting in Manchester for a conference. Called Sacred Space: Common Ground, this is exploring the many ways in which cathedrals enrich and benefit the lives of people.

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It's important to be seen and warm while on your bike during the winter months.

The cycling column with Tony Booth

After one of the best summers for cycling in living memory, it’s time to start gearing up for some harsher Yorkshire weather. Many enthusiasts continue to ride throughout the winter months and as long as you and your bike are properly equipped, there’s no reason to hang up your cleats

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op crime writer John Grisham will be coming to Harrogate for the first time.

The Visit Harrogate column with Richard Spencer

Cheese? In a cake? – Peter Kay’s famous joke could have been penned for Ripon! Have you heard of the Wilfra Cake or Tart? Old recipes state: “Apple cake without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.”

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