The wanderer returns - missing scarecrow's bizarre journey back to Starbeck

When their scarecrow vanished overnight, volunteers at Starbeck library feared they'd never see it again...

Great Yorkshire Show: How to get there, where to park and what to see during #GYS18 week

More than 130,000 people are expected to arrive in Harrogate for the Great Yorkshire Show... here is what you need to know.
John Malkovich is leading the cast as Hercule Poirot, alongside the likes of Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), and Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones).'Picture: Carole Brice.

TV crews arrive in Ripon to film series starring John Malkovich and Rupert Grint

Filming is well under way in Ripon for a new BBC drama series starring John Malkovich and Rupert Grint.

Fire crews battling blaze in Harrogate

Fire crews are battling a blaze on Starbeck High Street.
Ripon is no stranger to film and TV crews - hit ITV drama Victoria was filmed at Ripon Cathedral only last year.

BBC drama starring Rupert Grint and John Malkovich to be filmed in Ripon

Scenes for a new BBC drama series starring John Malkovich and Rupert Grint will be filmed in Ripon next month.
The parade starts at 12pm.

Going to Harrogate's Pride in Diversity festival? Here's everything you need to know

Harrogate's second Pride in Diversity festival kicks off a bumper weekend of events for the town.
Excutive Director  Emily Fullarton with volunteers, trustees and staff outside the soon to be opened home of Wellspring Therapy and Training. (1806053AM1)

Harrogate's 'shame culture' can stop people opening up about mental health, charity warns

Harrogate’s image of affluence and success can breed a dangerous ‘shame culture’ around failure and underachievement, a Starbeck mental health charity has warned.
Ripon Community Link launched a consultation over its services.

Ripon charity saved but jobs will be lost

The future of a much-loved Ripon charity has been secured after a period of financial uncertainty, but up to 12 jobs will be lost as a result of the organisation’s restructure.

Ripon residents opposing the development at the start of the public inquiry.

Plans for hundreds of Ripon homes approved despite objections from Fountains Abbey and the National Trust

Plans for hundreds of Ripon homes have been approved by the secretary of state, despite the National Trust branding the development a threat to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal World Heritage Site.

Harrogate Advertiser reporter Finola Fitzpatrick tried out a breathalyser at an event to launch the campaign at Harrogate fire station.

Drink-driving crackdown launched across North Yorkshire to coincide with World Cup

A crackdown on drink and drug driving has been launched across North Yorkshire to coincide with the World Cup.

Summerbridge firefighters in action for Pateley's community engagement exercise.

North Yorkshire's fire stations are recruiting: Here's a flavour of what it takes to be a retained firefighter

Mealtime interruptions are minimal for most of us - the doorbell might ring, or someone could call the landline, and that’s about it.

The festival's parade starts at 12pm.

Everything you need to know about Harrogate's second Pride in Diversity festival this weekend

Thousands are expected to attend Harrogate's second Pride in Diversity festival on Saturday.

The Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE.

A great man with a lasting legacy: Harrogate's tributes to Barry Dodd show depth and breadth of his contribution to our communities

Tributes have been flooding in to Barry Dodd CBE, the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire who was tragically killed when his helicopter crashed in a field near Aldborough, Boroughbridge last week.
The work is scheduled to be finished by the end of July.

New facilities and upgrades: Harrogate's Turkish Baths close for £300,000 makeover

Harrogate's Turkish Baths have closed today for a £300,000 refurbishment, as part of Harrogate Borough Council's major development plans for the facilities.
Barry Dodd CBE

A great man: Harrogate pays tribute to helicopter crash victim Barry Dodd

Tributes have been pouring in from across the Harrogate district to the Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Aldborough on Wednesday.

Jonathan Robinson

Starbeck funeral director starts 285-mile walk to Parliament to fight funeral poverty

A Starbeck funeral director has set off on a 285-mile walk to the Houses of Parliament to fight against funeral poverty.
Members of the Ripon market working group arelooking at ways of making better use of the south side of the Market Square, as part of a wider vision to rejuvenate the city's marketand increase its visitor offer.

Street performers and live music: Big plans announced for Ripon market

Street performers and entertainers could soon be filling Ripon Market Square to bring a new carnival atmosphere to market day.
Rothstone Estates have reassured residents that M&S remain committed to moving forward with their plans to open a Ripon branch.

M&S 'fully committed' to coming to Ripon despite store closure announcements

The developers of Ripon's new £10 million retail park have confirmed that Marks and Spencer are still "fully committed" to opening a store in Ripon, despite the announcement of other branch closures nationally.

Compre Jake England with the Ripon's Got Talent judges - Ken Ferguson, Lily Worth, Amelia Urukalo and Andrew Roberts (1805192AM1).

Judges wowed by standard of acts entering Ripon's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent pulls in millions of viewers every week - and closer to home, Ripon's own version of the contest is really taking off and showcasing the city's talent to the world.

Fire service issues warning after 'carelessly discarded' BBQ starts blaze at Brimham Rocks

A safety warning has been issued by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service after a "carelessly discarded" barbecue started a blaze at Brimham Rocks yesterday.
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