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The crime matters column with Superintendent Paula Booth

Despite Storm Hector bringing some breezy and cold conditions over recent days, believe it or not we are still in summer. Summer brings its issues for police and one such problem we encounter is an increase in day-time burglaries.

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Volunteers say they get great pleasure and friendship through supporting Ripon Cathedral.

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

At a recent Rotary Club dinner, my wife and I found ourselves sitting at a table where Yorkshire wisdom was being debated. It didn’t take long before someone recited what might be regarded as the epitome of Yorkshire advice.

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E-bikes can give you a boost while travelling up hills.

The cycle sense column with Tony Booth

Electrically assisted bikes are becoming a common sight on our road and cycle paths – combining a conventional bike with a battery and motor, they take much of the effort out of pedalling.

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Walkers at last year's Wharfedale Three Peaks Challenge. It takes place on Saturday 30 June this year.

Walk this way to support fell rescue team

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association column with David Dennis

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A BBC programme is looking at a group of pupils trying to pass tests to get into Grammar Schools.

The education with Dennis Richards

A long career in education and you get very used to the pendulum theory. What goes around, comes around. Happily, however, I feel I can reasonably predict that some aspects of my past educational experience will not return.

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Councillor Don Mackenzie.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

Since my last column article two months ago, the NYCC 2018 highways repair programme is well underway. In this district, some 250 streets are on the list for surface dressing, whilst there are several key roads which are badly damaged which will be fully resurfaced.

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Here I am pictured at the Visit Harrogate stall during the excellent Yorkshire Business Market.

The Harrogate Mayor’s column with Councillor Anne Jones

It is with a joyous heart that I write my final column. This is not due to the fact that I am reaching the end of my civic year, far from it, but simply because I have had the most wonderful year representing the Borough as the First Citizen. I am going out on a high note I feel.

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Pateley is now serviced by three bus companies. They are now providing vital transport for locals and visitors.

The Week in the Life column with Keith Tordoff

Last week I showed Sir Gary Verity and Christian Prudhomme around Pateley Bridge. I wrote last week about how the two men were very impressed with the town’s preparations in advance of the Tour de Yorkshire coming to Pateley Bridge.

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The team use the SARLoc system to locate people who get lost on the fells. Picture: Sara Spillett

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association Column with David Dennis

One of the questions we get asked is “Don’t you get annoyed at people who go out without a map and get lost”. The simple answer is no, they need our help as much as anyone.

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Call the police on 101 if you suspect that modern slavery is happening near you.

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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