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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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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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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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