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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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Time to reflect on the past year

Time to reflect on the past year

As we approach the end of the year it is customary to reflect on what the year has presented, writes Harrogate Mayor Coun Anne Jones.

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The Crime Matters column with Supt Paula Booth

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning with a swollen black eye, bruising and scratch marks around your neck and a damaged wrist that has left you struggling to hold your tooth brush.

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There will be carols at the Festival of Nine Lessons on 23 and 24 December.

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

What is your favourite part of the Christmas story? Is it the angel’s message to the virgin Mary, or the way in which the young couple find humble accommodation in Bethlehem, or the visit of the shepherds?

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Damage to the crash barriers at Kex Gill.

Transport Talk with Don MacKenzie

The Department for Transport confirmed recently that the County Council’s bid for transport improvements for Otley Road and West Harrogate had been successful. Together with contributions from NYCC, HBC and developers, the total scheme package amounts to £4.6m.

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At Ripon Cathedral we seek to be open and welcoming to visitors  there is no entrance charge.

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

Here at Ripon Cathedral, as in churches all around the world, we are looking forward to Advent, a season of preparation for Christmas when we celebrate the arrival of the Saviour of the World.

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Make sure your valuables are not on view in your car. Also park in an area that is monitored by CCTV.

The Crime Matters column with Supt Paula Booth

Whether you are high street shopping or buying presents online, partying the night away or having a cosy evening in, it’s important that you do all you can to enjoy a safe and secure festive period.

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Last years Harrogate Christmas Market

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.

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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.

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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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