Thomas Barrett

Thomas Barrett

Senior Journalist

Thomas is a writer and journalist who spent several years working in Vietnam and then Cheshire. He was most recently the editor of three national websites specialising in housing, local government and the environment. Thomas grew up in Harrogate and is delighted to be back home, covering the district’s news.

thomas@thestrayferret.co.uk

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Ripon saint’s parade couldn’t go marching in

Ripon saint’s parade couldn’t go marching in

A sunny Saturday would, in normal years, have been perfect for Ripon’s St Wilfrid’s Day procession, but the coronavirus crisis, which has brought a temporary halt to mass participation events, meant that celebrations had to be scaled down.