Easter changes to waste and recycling service – including garden waste

Harrogate Borough Council is reminding residents that there will be changes to their waste and recycling collection dates over the Easter holidays.

There will be no collections on Good Friday 30 March and Easter Monday 2 April, and for some customers collections will be earlier than their normal schedule.

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Chris Difford, The Acoustic Book Tour, comes to Harrogate

March 2018 sees Chris on tour with Boo Hewerdine on his extensive ‘Some Fantastic Acoustic Book Tour’ The dates take them to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and all over the UK. An American tour is also being planned for May. Beyond the touring there is a paperback version of the book coming out with an extra chapter carefully composed as a bonus read. Chris will regale the audience about some of the key events in his life in music from his autobiography ‘Some Fantastic Place’ and perform some of his biggest hits acoustically alongside tracks from ‘Pants’, a best of album featuring songs from a stage play created by Chris and Boo Hewerdine a couple of years ago. Both album and book will be available to buy at the show.
Harrogate Warehouse on the evening 12 May 2018 and a lunchtime show on 13 May 2018 – see https://www.warehouserecordingco.com/events

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Following recent house fire in Harrogate, firefighters urge people to check their smoke alarms

Following a recent house fire in the Harrogate District, firefighters from Harrogate Fire Station are urging people to check their smoke alarms.

Harrogate Station Manager Rich Hanley said:

Crews recently attended a house fire in the Harrogate area during the early hours of the morning. There were working smoke alarms that woke the family and they managed to get out.

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Harrogate opticians head to Africa in aid of Vision Aid Overseas

Staff members from Specsavers in Harrogate have gone above and beyond to make sure their skills and expertise reach as many people as possible around the globe, by heading to Africa to deliver essential eye care to those in need.

Charlotte Morgan and Caroline Clarke, two optometrists from the store on Beulah Street, were part of a team who headed to Ethiopia as part of a Vision Aid Overseas initiative.

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Harrogate wine retailer invests to launch new tasting venue

Wine merchant Harrogate Wines, which has been based in the town’s Montpellier Quarter for 33 years, has launched Harrogate’s first dedicated wine tasting event space above its shop.
The 1,500 sq ft Montpellier Street venue, which has capacity for up to 40 people, will be open for the use of corporate and private event customers following repeated enquiries for tasting events from regular customers.

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