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Harrogate News is an impartial, news service covering Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and the surrounding area.

It aims to advise and inform by bringing together information that is of interest to the local community.

All organisations, including businesses, charities and sports clubs, are invited to send in news and pictures for inclusion on the site. Those submitting material are responsible for the accuracy of its content and should ensure they have permission to publish any images supplied.

Some of the principles that we work to:

  • Publish news quickly
  • To work in an open and honest manner
  • To be accountable and challengeable on all actions
  • Revise and update developing news items to ensure accuracy
  • Support local businesses, organisations and events
  • Where necessary, to challenge organisations over their actions
  • Operate without prejudice or bias
  • Publish mainly factually based news with sufficient information to leave the reader to form a view
  • Where possible be engaging and innovative with images
  • Use video content where it conveys messages more powerfully
  • Actively encourage dialogue and comment on news items
  • Integrate fully with facebook, twitter and developing social media


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The Harrogate Informer is asking our readers to support local independent journalism.

We are editorially independent and publish without bias or influence – there is not a rich investor or shareholders that we answer to.

Good journalism is a valuable part of a community, but we want to do more.

Good journalism is about meeting people and covering a story. Our aim is to offer a wide range of news items and present them in an interesting way for all ages.

We are asking our readers to make a small donation, either as a one-off donation or a regular donation each month. Support can be from as little as £1

All contributions are appreciated, whether big or small. It enables us to expand the work that we are already doing.

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  1. Just discovered Harrogate news website – its an education – just read Tim Cook’s article on Council Office Plans p first time I have seen all the options and costing outlined. Congratulations – much better and clearer information than has been provided in our local newspaper and I might add Council documents.

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