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‘In house’ star quality recognised by Harrogate-based Truth Legal

The star qualities of an in-house paralegal have been recognised by her employer with a career-enhancing promotion. Harrogate-based Truth Legal is helping Lucy Culpin - who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a First-Class Honours - to advance to the next stage in her chosen profession, by making her a trainee solicitor. Truth Legal was founded in 2012 by Andrew Gray, who turned his back on a career with a […]

todayApril 9, 2021 10

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Countdown to ‘Happy Monday’ underway at Harrogate’s Fashion House Bistro

Harrogate’s Fashion House Bistro is counting down to a ‘Happy Monday’, when it will be reopening with a revamped breakfast menu, increased outdoor seating – and plenty of returning customers. The popular Swan Road bar and restaurant has already taken a number of confirmed bookings for 9am on Monday, April 12, when its doors are opened for the first time since last November. Owner David Dresser said: “We can’t wait […]

todayApril 8, 2021 3

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Temporary Town Store to Open on Commercial Street

To celebrate the re-opening of shops, we are delighted to be opening a ‘Harrogate Town in the Community’ shop in the town centre, for one week only! Having been selected as their Charity of the Year, our Community Foundation will open the pop-up shop on number 32 Commercial Street on Monday 12th April at 9am, previously occupied by Nordium. Town supporters will be able to buy their club merchandise in […]

todayApril 8, 2021 4

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BID helps promote Commercial Street’s retail offering

Retailers on Commercial Street have been given a boost by Harrogate BID - a banner at the top of their road. Sue Kramer from Crown Jewellers, who is spearheading an awareness-raising campaign for the street which is home to dozens of independent businesses, asked if the BID could provide an eye-catching banner to help lure shoppers to their part of town. Harrogate BID Chair Sara Ferguson said: "The BID's remit is […]

todayApril 6, 2021 1

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Harrogate chef cooks up Covid success story

A Harrogate chef famed for his luxury private home dining service has cooked up a Covid success story by 'taking to the streets' for a new catering venture. And so popular is Whaheed Rojan's Asian Street Food Shack - situated in a car park on Harlow Hill - that it is now attracting customers from as far afield as Leeds, Skipton and Wetherby to sample his authentic dishes. Seven years […]

todayMarch 30, 2021 25

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DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa predicts summer ‘staycation’ bonanza for town

A Harrogate hotel is predicting a summer ‘staycation’ bonanza for the spa town, after taking a record number of bookings. Over the last few weeks, the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa has taken hundreds of bookings for the school summer holiday, with one August weekend already fully booked. Hotel manager Andy Barnsdale said the continued uncertainty about foreign travel, brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meant […]

todayMarch 23, 2021 7 1

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Outdoor dining here to stay, as DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa prepares for return of popular ‘Pavilion’

Harrogate’s DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa will be bringing back its popular ‘pavilion’ next month (Monday, April 12) when outdoor eating and drinking is once again permitted. And according to General Manager Andy Barnsdale, al fresco entertaining is here to stay – even during the winter. The marquee, positioned adjacent to Frederick’s Terrace within the Victorian hotel’s landscaped grounds, was a huge hit with residents and visitors when […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 17

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More than 200 years of volunteering being celebrated at Harrogate Hospital Radio’s AGM

More than 200 years of combined volunteering will be celebrated this Monday (March 15) when Harrogate Hospital Radio holds its AGM. Eight members of the society, which first took to the air in October 1977, will be ‘presented’ with long service certificates by Hospital Broadcasting Association President, June Snowden. The broadcaster was Harrogate’s first dedicated radio station, and the recognise those volunteers who have been members of the charity for […]

todayMarch 13, 2021 14

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It’s blast off for two Harrogate firms as they join forces to launch exciting, new digital venture

Two Harrogate-based education companies have joined forces and launched virtual holiday camps for school pupils. The digital camp, being run by online education provider, RocketLearn, and schools PE provider, PE Challenges, offers children a light learning programme for the holidays with an hour a day of different activities; Maths, English, Topic activities such as well-being and sport. David Winfield, a former junior school deputy head and Founder of RocketLearn, said: […]

todayMarch 13, 2021 7