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Harrogate.co.uk Bar Survey – And the Winner is…

Last month, we asked our readers to take part in our latest quiz to distinguish which bar is the most popular choice in Harrogate. The people have spoken and the results are in…

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Mark Wilkinson Event

Mark Wilkinson’s Furniture really is unmistakable. Having six showrooms across the country, Harrogate was the first to undergo a fresh new refurbishment. On Thursday 10th March, an exclusive evening and a presentation by Mark Wilkinson OBE himself.

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Deliveroo launches in Harrogate as North East expansion continues

Deliveroo, the on-demand delivery service for high-quality restaurant meals, announces its launch in Harrogate, hot on the heels of hugely successful launches in York, Newcastle, and Durham.

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Taylor’s Tea – Hit’s a 6!

Taylors tea is celebrating after having been declared the official brew of the England cricket team for a further three years, it was announced on Thursday.

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Red Dwarf’s Holly Confirmed for First Harrogate Comic Con

2016 has started well for Harrogate’s sci-fi fans. North Lincs Tv & Film Comic Con announced on Sunday that Norman Lovett, who played Red Dwarf’s on-board computer Holly in the eponynous 90s televsion show, is set to make an appearance at Harrogate Comic Con in May at the Rossett Sports Centre.

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Harrogate jamboree welcomes more than 6,500 scouts

Like all good scouts, Harrogate thankfully knew to ‘be prepared’ this weekend, as more than 6,500 scouts arrived for a huge triennial event. Scouts, cubs, beavers and adult volunteers all got together over the weekend at Harrogate Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground, doing the traditional sing-songs around the camp fire, and a lot more besides.

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‘Unauthorised’ roadworks cause flower show furore

The start of Harrogate Spring Flower show was marred by traffic and huge delays, caused by ‘unauthorised’ roadworks on Wetherby Road.

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Bouncy castle conviction after runaway slide injures six people in Harrogate

A man has been convicted after his runaway inflatable slide broke loose and injured six people in Ripley.

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Harrogate Town AFC and Harrogate College team up in community partnership

Our town’s football club and its college are embarking on a new community partnership, giving all students the chance to engage in the club’s sports training. A brand new study programme is being created as the football club and college work together, which will focus on sports, coaching and fitness.

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Hidden Morris Minor discovered in Harrogate garage after 50 years

A classic brown Morris Minor 1000 has been uncovered in a Harrogate garage, having not been driven for almost 50 years.

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Harrogate hosts world record-breaking wedding

A £110,000 wedding at Rudding Park in Harrogate has broken world records and proved to be a very big day! Alex and Amy Simmons – a couple from Leeds – were married on 23 February at Rudding Park, breaking two world records.

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Harrogate’s top dogs? Labrador Retrievers

Electronic tagging of dogs in the local area shows that Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in Harrogate.

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Bye bye Beales – hello arthouse cinema

In the next fortnight demolition will begin on the former Beales building in central Harrogate, making space for a multimillion pound arthouse cinema.

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Harrogate residents campaign to save view from Panorama Walk

A number of Harrogate residents have appealed to council planners to prevent the construction of 13 homes off Otley Road, claiming it will ruin the view from Panorama Walk.

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Luxury spa gets go-ahead for Rudding Park

An exclusive £7 million spa is to be built at Harrogate’s Rudding Park, as owners were granted planning permission this week. Harrogate Borough Council granted permission for the new luxury spa, which will feature a 17 metre swimming pool, treatment rooms, shops and a restaurant.

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Harrogate Spring Water to sponsor the British Fashion Awards

The town’s own Harrogate Spring Water has signed a sponsorship deal with the British Fashion Council, in advance of the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

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New village proposed on Flaxby Golf Course

A new village has been proposed for the Flaxby area of the Harrogate District, according to a report in the Harrogate Advertiser.

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Harrogate to become Hollywood movie set

The action movie starring Sam Worthington of Avatar and Clash of the Titans fame, will be partly filmed in central Harrogate, with Montpellier Street and Montpellier Mews doubling as a Swiss street for a shoot-out and car chase scene.

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The end of a nuts year for Harrogate’s conkering hero

Harrogate woman Sophie Knox found herself at the centre of media frenzy after unexpectedly becoming the World Conker Champion. Sophie and a friend entered the World Conker Championships last year as a joke, and after battling the finest competitors in the world of horse chestnut seed whacking, found that she had won.

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Harrogate Sunday school for sale as four bedroom house at under £800K

Former Harrogate Sunday school illustrates the power of refurbishment, and means there’s a truly unique home to be had, on the market at £795K. Harrogate is a popular place to live and there are some real character properties in our district, but are any as idiosyncratic as this?

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Harrogate Town let down as inflatable mascot is stolen

The Harrogate Advertiser recently reported in fine puntastic style the theft of an inflatable mascot from outside the Harrogate Town football ground last Tuesday. Apparently the mascot’s owners are ‘deflated’.

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Harrogate ranks near top of UK rankings for newly created businesses

Accountancy network UHY Hacker Young has been researching the ability of different parts of the UK to create new businesses. The findings reveal that Harrogate is one of the country’s top spots for nurturing new enterprises, and our town has ended up in 16th position.

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Hundreds of new houses planned for the Harrogate area

Applications have been submitted for the building of hundreds of new houses in Harrogate in the past week. Harrogate Borough Council has received applications for three new building developments, each to include over 100 properties.

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£9 million council office build gets public backing

A majority of respondents to the council’s recent public consultation supported the plan for new £9 million office premises at Knapping Mount.

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Students spearhead Harrogate twin town campaign

You may not know this but Harrogate has a twin. The one we’re talking about is the spa town and commune of Luchon, in the Haute-Garonne department in Southwest France.

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Legalised graffiti in Harrogate?

Do you want to see a legal graffiti wall in Harrogate? Local urban artist Greg Metcalfe is campaigning for just that. Graffiti can be quite a divisive thing. There are some people who think it’s pure vandalism and others who feel it’s a genuine art form that we should embrace.

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Harrogate Infographics – Share/Embed Free Graphics

At Harrogate.co.uk we love our town and we want you to shout about it as well! Therefore, we’ve created 3x quality infographics that detail events like the The Great Yorkshire Show & The Harrogate Flower Show as well as one that celebrates our ‘happy’ town’s residents.

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BBC Good Food Show Announces Harrogate Line Up

The BBC Good Food Show has announced the launch of a new Spring Show and we’re very pleased to let you know that they will be occupying our beautiful Harrogate town.

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Great Yorkshire Show’s Animal Magic as Tickets go on Sale

So it returns…England’s premier agricultural event, the Great Yorkshire Show and tickets go on sale Monday (3rd March). The Show – which will be the 156th – begins on Tuesday 8th July until Thursday 10th July

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BBC Good Food Show Launches New Spring Show in Harrogate

River Street Events, organisers of the BBC Good Food Shows have announced the launch of a new Spring Show, in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Membership Drive Launched for Pinewoods Conservation Group

The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has launched a membership drive for 2014. The Harrogate based charity, which promotes the maintenance and conservation of the area known as the Pinewoods situated between the Valley Gardens and Harlow Carr Gardens.

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Harrogate’s Little Helpers

This Christmas, Greg Davis of Harrogate has set up ‘Harrogate’s Little Helpers’. Greg and his team of helpers will be delivering presents out to children and adults in the Harrogate area.