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Harrogate’s charity’s “shameless” link to string of prime time TV shows! 

Set To Impress! TV & Film Prop Buyer, Bert Mackay, (right) with Disability Action Yorkshire warehouse supervisor, Colin Mills

A Harrogate charity has admitted to having a “shameless” link to a number of prime-time TV dramas screened over the last few years. And, in addition to items donated to Disability Action Yorkshire’s furniture enterprise helping dress the set of the Channel 4 hit, Shameless, numerous pieces have also featured on “In The Club”, and, more recently, The Syndicate – ...

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Ripon Restaurant ‘Lockwoods’ Scoops Reader Award for Best Local Restaurant in North East

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A restaurant in Ripon has beaten eateries across the area to be named Regional Winner of the Waitrose Good Food Guide Reader’s Restaurant of the Year Awards. Lockwoods, has been nominated by its customers to be their top local restaurant in the North East. The establishment beat off stiff competition from some of the region’s best-known restaurants and Lockwoods sealed ...

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Volunteer open day for Martin House shops

Martin House’s new retail outlet

Martin House Children’s Hospice is currently expanding its retail operations and individuals interested in volunteering at any of the charity’s shops across the area are invited to attend an open event on Wednesday 5th August 2015. Members of the public interested in volunteering are invited to drop in to the newly opened warehouse and showroom at Unit 657A, Street 4, ...

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Wanted: Woodfield residents’ views on outdoor table tennis

Harrogate Council Offices

Harrogate Borough Council is looking for the views of local residents on plans to have an outdoor table tennis table in the Woodfield area of Harrogate. Following the suggestion from some local residents, the Council is hosting a consultation evening at the Bilton and Woodfield Library on Monday 3 August between 4pm and 7pm. At the event people will be ...

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Tockwith Show to reflect 70 years of history

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Visitors to this weekend’s Tockwith Show will have the chance to step back in time thanks to a display of 1940s memorabilia. Celebrating the event’s 70th anniversary this year, Tockwith and District Agricultural Society has organised an exhibition of agricultural and home memorabilia from the Hesketh Collection.   Show chairman Lisa Chasney said: Having the exhibition at this year’s show ...

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Harrogate runner takes on 10K a day challenge

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A keen runner from Harrogate has taken his love of the sport to the next level by promising to complete 10K every day for 100 days. Thomas Norman began his lengthy challenge on June 11 as a way of regaining his fitness after a three week trip to the Philippines. Since then the 27-year-old has completed the 6.2 mile distance a ...

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A taste of history without the gruel at Ripon workhouse

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  Ripon Workhouse Museum has recently hosted its Summer Heritage Food Festival pop-up restaurant (Saturday 25th July), The event featured Lockwoods restaurant and their team of chefs cooking up a feast with the lovingly grown produce from the garden, for over 50 hungry guests. The Summer Food Festival celebrates all the crops historically cultivated when the museum was a home to ...

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Video: Weeton Show 2015

Weeton Show 2015

The Weeton Show took place today, 26 July 2015. The traditional show is home of the world famous Weeton Dog Race and the Rougemont hill run. Watch the video to see a few of the highlights.

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Harrogate businessman’s UN mission

Clive Wilson Harrogate

A Harrogate businessman has embarked on a 15 year mission to help the United Nations deliver its goals for sustainable development. Clive Wilson, who is a member of the United Nations Association in the UK, is planning to raise awareness of the UN’s pledge to make poverty history and will start his crusade in Harrogate next month. Clive made the ...

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