Many shops in the town centre have spent the last few days cleaning and restocking the shelves. The Stray Ferret went down to check out how they were getting on.
Three Harrogate shop owners have spoken of their excitement as they prepare to open their doors to customers once again. Today marks the end of months of enforced closure as a result of the third national lockdown. Lots of businesses have...
Good morning, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I am back this morning with updates every 15 minutes on the roads and rail links near you. The live blogs, brought to you by The HACS Groups, aim to keep the Harrogate district moving. A number of temporary traffic lights...
As the shops open today Cllr Richard Cooper, leader of the borough council, will answer questions over the future of the town centre at a meeting this evening. The authority plans to introduce a “Buy Local By Bike” scheme, which has bemused businesses.
For the first time in more than a year, Ripon will have a full complement of charity retailers, when the Oxfam shop reopens its doors, alongside other charities.
For the second consecutive day in the Harrogate district, just one person has tested positive for covid. There were no deaths at Harrogate District Hospital of covid patients.
The election is taking place following the death of Liberal Democrat Geoff Webber. The six candidates are all hoping to join Conservative Paul Haslam as the second North Yorkshire County Council councillor for the ward.
After another long lockdown, both charities are excited to reopen open their doors and get the tills ringing once again. Public donations are very welcome – but due to covid precautions, people may have to take extra care when dropping off items.
Signifying the start of the growing season, beautiful blossom is in abundance, writes the Stray Gardener Fiona Slight. Did you know that apple and pear blossom are both edible?
At churches across the Harrogate district, people will be able to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh following his death on Friday. In Ripon, the city’s ancient cathedral has extended its opening hours for the week of national mourning.
Other readers’ views this week include a call to consider two-way traffic on Parliament Street in Harrogate and criticism of a North Yorkshire county councillor who claimed covid death figures are exaggerated.
Several churches in the district have opened up both in-person and online books of condolences for Prince Philip.
Harrogate district hotels and other hospitality venues have hired more staff to help them cope with the extra demands around serving diners, once the national lockdown easing measures enter step two tomorrow.