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A special time of the year for tourism

Christmas is one of the most important times of the year for the attractions and hospitality industry and the sector has been gearing up for its busy period for some time.

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May King Tsang, digital coach at Sheffield's Google Garage.

Digital Garage can change lives

Today, most of us are spending hours online, and nearly a third of this time is spent on social media.

Business
All too often householders are making their properties an attractive proposition for burglars.

The Crime Matters column with Supt Paula Booth

For those of you who have been a victim of burglary, you will know first-hand that gut-wrenching feeling of your home and property being violated by strangers.

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COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

What’s in name? Quite a lot, as it goes.

Lifestyle
Grand Central column

Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

What’s in name? Quite a lot, as it goes.
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A grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has helped kit out our new members.

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue column with David Dennis

It has been local shows time in the Dales in recent weeks and we have been out and about meeting the public at the events. Thankfully we only had four call outs over the period to deal with.

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Fundraiser Dan Wilson and fellow Stray Marathon Challenge runners.

The Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity column with David Fisher

We all know the well-known saying and understand its meaning and in the fundraising that people do for us in the community, it really does ring true!

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COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

It would be borderline bad taste to say I’d never heard of tinnitus before my diagnosis.

Lifestyle
Everyone knows 999 is the emergency number.

The Crime Matters column with Julia Mulligan

Twenty-seventeen marks 80 years since the first 999 call was made in the UK – and it is safe to say policing has changed rather a lot in the intervening decades.

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This section of Brunswick Drive on the Duchy estate is just outside the area of restricted disc parking. This is a typical scene throughout the working day.

The Transport column with Don Mackenzie

North Yorkshire County Council will shortly review its approach to funding for Residential Parking Schemes in the county. It is timely, therefore, to use this month’s column to summarise current parking arrangements in Harrogate and to set out where changes may be made.

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Harlow Carrs woodland is starting to come alive with vibrant colours as we move into autumn.

The RHS Garden Harlow Carr column with Liz Thwaite

I’m surprised to see some early signs of autumn already taking hold in the garden, due largely to the dry spring and rather unpredictable summer. The leaves on many of our trees – including the maples (Acers) and spindles (Euonymus) – are beginning their annual transformation from a summer palette of greens to reddish hues as the days shorten and low light levels start to make their presence felt.

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Nicole Turner of Spa Town Rollers.

The volunteering column with Karen Weaver

Do you know someone who does a lot for the local community? It could be a friend, family member, a volunteer you work with or even a local business – why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a 2017 Volunteering Oscar?

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Made in Sheffield - Sheffield Precision Medical Ltd. Pictured is Apprentice Connor Birch. Picture: Chris Etchells

Debra Forsythe-Conroy: It’s that time of year again

This time of year brings life changing decisions for many who are considering their next steps following school and whether to explore opportunities in Further Education or Higher Education; University or College.

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Even 10 minutes of physical exercise, such as going for a walk, is good for you.

Get up, out and walking with new app

A new free app has been launched in a bid to get Yorkshire’s middle-aged adults up and moving, in response to startling evidence of inactivity.

Health
We had a fantastic time in Sheffield on Yorkshire Day.

The Mayor of Wetherby column with Norma Harrington

A much quieter month than July, with schools on holiday and a mixture of weather, but still lots of things to celebrate about living in our lovely town.

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The Ponte de 25 Abril suspension bridge in Lisbon. (Copyright - David Winpenny)

The Civic Society column with David Winpenny

The city of Ripon is surrounded by water. Please don’t be alarmed; this is not a flood warning but a statement of fact, for the city has water on nearly every side.

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According to the Observer, 12-15 year olds spend on average 20 hours a week on the internet

Column: Have today’s children been wrapped up in cotton-wool?

The Sunday press this week was totally dominated by education stories. University academics used to be measured by their higher degrees and the quality of their published work.

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Wetherby is, first and foremost, a traditional market town. 
Picture Mike Cowling.

Column: Wetherby neighbourhood plan is taking shape

It has been four years since a group of local volunteers started the journey towards developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Wetherby. It has been a long journey and lots of hard work has gone into it.

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The dramatic and tragic rescue operation at Mossdale Caverns 50 years ago.

The Fell Rescue Column with David Dennis

Last month was the 50th anniversary of the Mossdale Caverns caving tragedy – the worst caving incident in British caving history when six young cavers drowned when the passages they were in became engulfed by flood water.

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More than 28,000 people visited Valley Gardens to enjoy the entertainment at The Big Picnic.

Column – Inside Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity with David Fisher

Following last month’s column which showcased the fantastic fundraising that is taking place within the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, you will be delighted to hear that our Intensive Care Team who raised £13,000 through taking part in Total Warrior, have been awarded “Team of the Month” in recognition of their achievement.

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