Many businesses are finding ways of tackling the issue of food poverty and for a Ripon-based pie producer a link up with the charity FoodCycle is its way of lending a helping hand
Tim Flanagan is an experienced journalist and communications professional, who has lived in the Harrogate district for all his working life. He was employed by the Ackrill Newspapers Group from 1977 until 1988 and in that time became chief reporter for the Harrogate Advertiser. Tim will have specific responsibility for covering Ripon where he now lives.
For eight months the main route between Kirkby Malzeard and Masham has been closed because of a collapsed church wall, but repair of the structure is now in sight.
Years after the tarmac roads around Ripon Market Square were replaced with block paving, councillors are now calling for a return to the original surface
There is a world of difference between the pastoral peace of the Yorkshire Dales and countries devastated by war, famine and political unrest, but for one refugee family, Nidderdale could offer new hope.
Graham Wilkey who is partially sighted says he is afraid to go out alone because the pavements are so uneven. Concerns raised about the Bondgate and Bondgate Bridge areas of Ripon have prompted city councillors to call for urgent repairs.
In a year of lockdown and losses for retailers, Ripon councillors hope the lights will provide a festive boost to trade. The city council is spending £65,000 extra on the lights this year.
When Mat and Jane Pritchard bought a small flat in Ripon’s fashionable Bedern Court in 2000, nobody could foresee the heartache that lay ahead for them and others in the development.
The 1,300-home Ripon barracks scheme would be the biggest single development ever seen in Ripon. Councillors have rejected a transport report in support of the scheme.
See the stunning displays of poppies in Ripon and Harrogate in our picture gallery. Many of the thousands of knitted poppies were made by those involved in the Ripon Community Poppy Project.
The Royal British Legion’s annual appeal has been hit hard by covid. This has prompted Ripon City Council to give the armed forces charity £1,000 originally set aside for the city’s Remembrance Sunday service, which cannot go ahead.
Following concerns raised by mothers in Ripon, a senior police officer says tactical stop and search, combined with intelligence-led activity, has eradicated knife crime in the city.