Did you see Harrogate on Channel 5 last night? Here's what you made of it...

The first part of the Channel 5 series about Harrogate’s Christmas celebrations aired last night, and for those of us tuning in, we all had the same question on our lips as we settled down with a cuppa - how would our town come across on national television?

The cabmen's shelter.

Calls to find new use for rare cabmen's shelter in Ripon ahead of its restoration

Only a few of them are left in the country, but Ripon’s cabmen’s shelter still stands on the Market Square after more than a century to remind us of the city's heritage, and now there are plans for its restoration.

Residents have taken to social media and contacted the 'Gazette to complain that the council is going into private session too often.

Anger at Ripon City Council's 'culture of secrecy'

Furious residents have called on Ripon City Council to stamp out what they have described as a “culture of secrecy”.
Adversity United

Meet Adversity United - the Harrogate football team dreaming big to show the world that disability is no barrier

Meet Adversity United - the Harrogate football team dreaming big to show the world that disability is no barrier.

Young volunteers at Ripon workhouse museum.

Curator reveals exciting plans for the future of Ripon workhouse museum

So much is happening at the workhouse museum these days that it seems impossible for visitors to leave feeling anything less than total amazement.
Catherine is inviting as many residents as possible to donate to the hampers.

Harrogate woman's campaign to thank emergency services this Christmas

A Harrogate woman has launched a campaign to thank our emergency services this Christmas.
Chair of the Volunteer Oscars John Fox presents a cheque to Jan Garrill of The Local Fund. Also in the picture are The Mayor of Harrogate Coun Anne Jones, Chief Executive of Harrogate Borough Council Wallace Sampson, Council Leader Coun Richard Cooper and Chief Executive of HARCVS Karen Weaver.

New fund to take groundbreaking steps towards addressing hidden needs of the Harrogate district

A new community fund will aim to take groundbreaking steps towards addressing the hidden needs of the Harrogate district when it launches in January.

Chloe Bellerby signing for her soccer scholarship.

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teenager walking from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health

Taking on any walking challenge requires a lot of nerve and bucketloads of endurance, but 17-year-old Chloe Bellerby from Harrogate is pushing herself to the absolute extreme by walking from Leeds to London in just 10 days.
The current 20,000 feasibility study has been halted.

Ripon City Council votes to drop £20,000 feasibility study to bring back the city's railway

A £20,000 feasibility study into reinstating Ripon’s railway line has been abandoned 50 years on from the station’s closure.

Previous applications to develop the site have been unsuccessful.

'Eyesore' Ripon auction mart site to be developed after years of disuse

After multiple unsuccessful attempts to develop the site of the former Ripon auction mart, planning permission has been granted to transform it into a residential caravan park.
Ripon hornblower Wayne Cobbett: One of many of Ripon's great traditions. 
Picture taken by Paul Oldham as part of his brilliant People of Ripon photography project which celebrates everyone who makes our city so special.

Launch of Pride in Ripon campaign: 10 things that make us all proud of our city

We would like to invite readers to join us in backing a new Ripon Gazette campaign which celebrates everything that makes our city such an extraordinary and remarkable place to be.
Matt Truscott. Picture: Adrian Murray.

Support for Harrogate campaigner's ADHD petition grows

More than 8,000 people have signed a Harrogate campaigner’s petition calling on the Government to provide a detailed strategy supporting children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Former miner and self-taught baker Mark Whittaker with his partner Helen Matos who together run the small cafe, Sandgate Coffee, in the historic town of Whitby. Picture Ceri Oakes.

Bettys defends decision to take legal action against Whitby cafe selling scones under the name of Fat Rascals

Bettys tea rooms have defended their decision to take legal action against a small Whitby cafe selling fruit scones under the name of Fat Rascals.
The UWFRA rescuing Emma Hammond. Picture: Iain Geldard.

Swimmer at a Yorkshire lake thanks the extraordinary volunteers who rescued her

A swimmer at Eavestone Lake has thanked the team who rescued her, after she tore calf muscle during a sprint.
Will you be going to see Paddington 2?

Video: Harrogate to star in Paddington 2 as it hits cinemas next week

If you're going to see Paddington 2 when it's released in cinemas next week, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for some very familiar scenes around Harrogate...

Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith has been appointed Chief Whip.

LATEST: Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith appointed Chief Whip

Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith has been promoted to Chief Whip for the Conservative Party, and appointed to the Privy Council.
Michelle Beckett, campaigner and founder of ADHD Action.

Harrogate campaigner launches national ADHD charity and government petition

Around five per cent of school-age children are thought to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but the latest research from The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence suggests girls and women are dangerously slipping through the net because they are not showing classic symptoms of the disorder.

Ripon city councillor Peter Horton with protesters outside Ripon Spa Hotel at the start of the public inquiry. Picture: Adrian Murray.

Protesters gather at start of public inquiry into plans for hundreds of Ripon homes

Protesters gathered on Tuesday for the start of a public inquiry into plans for hundreds of homes in Ripon, which have been strongly objected to by Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
Ripon's weekly market.

Calls for urgent action to stop falling numbers of traders at Ripon and Knaresborough's markets

Community leaders have called for action to rejuvenate Ripon and Knaresborough’s weekly markets, reacting to the latest figures which show a decline in the number of traders

Matt Pargeter with supporters of his week-long drumming challenge. Picture: Adrian Murray.

Matt finishes extraordinary 170 hour drumming challenge for charity at Harrogate's Victoria Shopping Centre

What an extraordinary week it has been for Matt Pargeter - who, despite his drumming kit cutting out and other minor hiccups, managed to drum for 170 hours at the Victoria Shopping Centre to raise close to £4,000 for three Harrogate charities.

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