The government launched the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund in May to provide urgent financial help for small businesses. While other authorities in Yorkshire made prompt payments to successful applicants, market traders in Ripon and Knaresborough have had to wait.
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.
Despite two major setbacks with a fire at the Ripon factory in 2019, and then lockdown impacting its supply chain of restaurants and bars earlier this year, Sturdy Foods has bounced back and is taking on new employees
Independent Ripon councillor, Pauline McHardy says she cannot see evidence of economic benefit for rural areas from spending on Harrogate Convention Centre and calls on councillors to reject the proposal
Major Brannigan reached his £400,000 target at the 500-mile mark in Ripon. He said that any extra money on top will go towards clinical trials for treatment.
A Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew along with Yorkshire Ambulance Service were called to a medical emergency in Ripon on Monday evening.
The temporary closure of charity shops dealt a financial blow to many third-sector organisations, including Martin House, which is attempting to make up some of the lost revenue, with the opening of its latest retail outlet in Ripon.
The coronavirus lockdown opened up a fundraising idea that captured the imagination of parishioners and the public, resulting in more than £130,000 being raised to be shared between Ripon Cathedral and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Less than a mile apart, two Ripon churches bear the name of the city’s patron saint. The Cathedral and St Wilfrid’s Catholic Church on Coltsgate Hill, respectively have plans for extension and refurbishment.
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.
The covid pandemic has brought a temporary halt to large participation events across the UK, but Ripon will still be holding a socially-distanced celebration of its patron saint on Saturday
In spite of facing unlimited fines and imprisonment for up to five years, fly tippers chose a site just 100 yards away from Ripon Police Station to dump a sofa, chair and other items.