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Harrogate business groups blast Station Gateway decision in joint letter to council

Harrogate Chamber, Harrogate BID and Independent Harrogate have claimed that the views of the business community have been "continually ignored" in a joint letter to Harrogate Borough Council regarding the Station Gateway project. The £10.9m scheme, funded by the tax payer, is set to be approved at a council meeting next Tuesday (25th January). Yet the groups have pointed to [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Harrogate, News|

The Old Deanery in Ripon to reopen as hotel after licence granted

The new business owners of The Old Deanery in Ripon have been granted a licence to reopen the 16th century building as a hotel, restaurant and wedding venue later this month. Hoteliers Rebecca Hill and Chris Layton took over the historic building last year after it was forced to close following months of coronavirus lockdowns. The pair – who also [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: News, Ripon|

Harrogate College student eyes Paralympic gold in wheelchair fencing

An aspiring Paralympian from Harrogate is eyeing two gold medals - in fencing and in business. 17-year-old Emily Holder attends Harrogate College and is studying for her Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business. Yet she is also in the very top tier of wheelchair fencing with National Championship medals for England to her name. And Emily firmly has [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Harrogate, News|

Hold judgements on Otley Road cycle path, says campaign group

Harrogate District Cycle Action has urged people to hold their judgements on the town’s new Otley Road cycle path until it is completed in full. The first phase of the long-delayed cycle path between Harlow Moor Road and Arthurs Avenue was due for completion last week but has now been pushed back again until 21 February. Kevin Douglas, chairman of [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Harrogate, News|

Harrogate charities to stage joint social care recruitment event

Two Harrogate charities have come together to stage a joint social care recruitment event being held in the town this Saturday (22nd January). Members of Disability Action Yorkshire and The Avalon Group will be at Everyman Cinema, on Station Parade, between 11am and 1.30pm to answer questions from those interested in working in the care sector. They will also be [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Harrogate, News|

Couples needed for Strictly Come Dancing-inspired fundraiser

A children's hospice based in Boston Spa is looking for two more couples for its Strictly Come Dancing-inspired fundraising event. Martin House Children’s Hospice 'Strictly Get Dancing' will be starting rehearsals this Sunday (23rd January) in Wetherby for seven weeks. Couples will be taught the Foxtrot, Cha Cha Cha and Argentine Tango before the big show night on Saturday 12th [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Community, News|