Multi-million pound project to transform Harrogate hotel into one of the world's first magazine-branded hotels

The St George in Harrogate will be transformed into one of the world's first magazine-branded hotels, as part of a major multi-million pound project.

Some of the blockage that caused the flooding in Pannal on Monday.Picture: Harrogate Borough Council.

So what exactly was it that caused the flooding in Pannal this week? Some interesting objects it seems...

A tunnel blockage that caused Pannal to flood has now been cleared by Harrrogate Borough Council.
Kenneth Ferguson

Ripon resident launches project to preserve precious memories of the city

A project to preserve precious memories of Ripon has been launched by a resident who lives and breathes his passion for the city.

The BBC Look North presenting team

THIS MORNING: Say hello to the BBC Look North presenting team as they train with Knaresborough Bed Race teams

If you fancy seeing something a bit different, we strongly recommend heading down to Conygyham car park in Knaresborough this morning...


Video and pictures: Dramatic scenes of flooding in Pannal this morning

Fire and rescue services continue to be on the scene in Pannal this morning to divert floodwater from properties.
Ripon's Old Lecture Block building.

Plans to demolish Ripon's Old Lecture Block refused

A planning application to demolish Ripon's Old Lecture Block has been refused by Harrogate Borough Council.
The day will be packed with events.

TODAY: Everything you need to know about Ripon Sights, Sounds and Stories: full timings and events

Ripon’s annual Sights, Sounds and Stories event returns on Saturday for the seventh year, offering a jam-packed programme of activities and attractions celebrating all that makes our city special.
Gary and Denise have travelled the length of the country for their challenge.

How much do you like Wetherspoons? One couple's mission to visit every branch in the country started in Harrogate - and now they're on 167!

How much do you like Wetherspoons? Who doesn't enjoy a good spoons fry-up or a pint and a burger? But the chances are that maybe you won't love Wetherspoons quite as much as this dedicated couple...
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The view from a passenger seat driving through Harrogate this morning.

Watch: Tips for driving safely in the snow from North Yorkshire Police

The snow's been coming down very heavily in the Harrogate district this morning, and with chaos on the roads continuing in many places, North Yorkshire Police has shared a video with some top tips for driving safely in these conditions...
The scene at Ripon market this morning.

'Snow? What snow?' - Ripon market traders share fun and brilliantly defiant Facebook post

The snow has been wreaking total havoc this morning - causing total chaos on our roads and creating widespread disruption.

Jonathan Robinson.

From Starbeck to Parliament: Funeral director's 285 mile walk to fight against funeral poverty

Walking 285 miles from Starbeck to the Houses of Parliament, funeral director Jonathan Robinson is taking his fight against funeral poverty nationwide in May.


Video: Bus on fire in Harrogate

Passengers were evacuated from a bus that caught fire at the top of Cheltenham Parade this afternoon.
An icicle hanging down from High Bridge in Knaresborough. Picture: Sgt Andy Graham.

Warnings issued as fire service removes 'killer icicles' from buildings across North Yorkshire

The snow and ice is starting to thaw out, and the roads are looking largely clearer - but as things start to go back to normal in the Harrogate district, fire crews are reminding residents to watch out for potentially dangerous icicles.
Jack Laugher with Ripon Grammar School students. Picture: Nick Avery.

In pictures: Jack Laugher inspires Ripon Grammar School students ahead of Commonwealth Games

Ripon's very own Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher said he is training hard and feeling confident for the Commonwealth Games next month.

Allerton Castle was transformed into a film set.

Chamber of trade welcomes big stars of stage and screen filming in the Harrogate district

Allerton Castle was transformed into a film set on Tuesday, as big stars of stage and screen chose beautiful Knaresborough as a location for a new feature film.

The scene at Ripon leisure centre on Friday night, with the area cordoned off.

Latest updates: Sinkhole opens up in Ripon

A sinkhole that opened up at Ripon Leisure Centre on Friday will not affect plans to build a new swimming pool for the city, Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) confirmed this morning.
Last year's Bilton Gala.

Bilton Gala commitee annnounces there will be no parade this year after results of online poll

The organisers of Bilton Gala have announced that there will be no parade this year, and the close to £2,000 usually spent on putting it on will be donated to local charities instead.
GAME could soon be returning to Harrogate's high street. 'Picture: GAME Harrogate.

GAME shares fun photo to launch search for new home in Harrogate days after closure

Gamers across Harrogate were devastated to see the town's GAME branch close its doors at Victoria Shopping Centre on February 18.
Vince Cable during his visit to Harrogate yesterday, at the site on Beckwith Head Road where building has been put on hold for a new 16 million mental health facility.

Sir Vince Cable visits Harrogate to kick-start election campaigning

The leader of the Liberal Democrats said he has "every expectation of making significant gains" in May's local council elections, as he visited Harrogate to kick-start campaigning on Thursday.
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