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Duchess of Kent Bridge in Ripon set to undergo essential maintenance

A two-week essential maintenance scheme on the Duchess of Kent Bridge in Ripon will begin later this month. North Yorkshire County Council bridges team will begin the work on Monday 28th June. Councillor Mike Chambers, member for Ripon North, said: “The maintenance to this well-used bridge will involve replacing the expansion joints and surfacing works to remove the depressions at [...]

By |June 16th, 2021|Categories: News, Ripon|

Work to install new swimming pool at Ripon Leisure Centre takes shape

The multi-million pound investment project at Ripon Leisure Centre is progressing as work to install the swimming pool takes shape. Once complete, the facility on on Dallamires Lane will provide a new six-lane 25-metre pool, modern changing rooms, sauna site, an extended gym and a refurbishment of the existing leisure centre. The new pool offers a 70 per cent increase [...]

By |June 16th, 2021|Categories: News, Ripon|

Competition winner heading to Ripon Races Ladies’ Day by helicopter

A woman from Ripon has scooped a VIP experience at Ripon Races as part of our latest competition. Wendy Hunton, who lives in Littlethorpe, was named as our winner and will be heading to Ladies' Day by helicopter. The competition saw us team up with Ripon Races and Heli-jet Aviation to offer up the VIP experience to the first post-lockdown [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Categories: News, Ripon|

Ripon Races to host first post-lockdown Ladies’ Day in the UK

Ripon Racecourse will be hosting the first post-lockdown Ladies' Day in the UK this week. Races will take place on Wednesday (16th June) and Thursday (17th June) with prizes handed out to the 'Best Dressed Lady' and the 'Best Hat'. The racecourse will also be welcoming local female vocalists The Cherrytones for some pre-racing music. And Jonathan Mullin of the [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Categories: News, Ripon|

Ripon brothers take on 12-hour running challenge for mental health charity

Three brothers from Ripon are set to take on a 12-hour running challenge in aid of mental health charity the Hollytree Foundation. Harry Appleton-Metcalfe and brothers James and John Brading are taking on the '12-hour Truck', as the run is now named, which starts and ends in Wath whilst taking in Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge and Ripon. The brothers will run [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: News, Ripon|

Fundraising campaign for Ripon boy with rare cancer reaches £10,000

A fundraising campaign to create an outdoor area for a 13-year-old boy with a rare form of cancer has reached £10,000. William Riddler from Ripon is currently undergoing treatment for stage 4 metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a very rare and aggressive type of cancer. And as William is unable to see his family and friends due to infection risks, a fundraising [...]

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: News, Ripon|