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Harrogate hotel group take temperature checking to the next level

Two Harrogate hotels have today revealed the installation of advanced technology contactless temperature checkers in their lobbies and restaurants in a move to take their Covid-19 safety procedures to the next level. In addition to the increase in protocols already in place, including advanced cleaning regimes, screens and PPE, the management have gone one step further at The HRH Group, who own The Fat Badger, Scran Restaurant, The White Hart Hotel and The Yorkshire, by installing contactless wrist temperature readers at the entrances of all of their properties. The new machine allows guests and customers to check their own body
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Trade Secretary outlines Government’s agricultural exports vision at Yorkshire farm

Farmers across Yorkshire are set to benefit from future Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, which will open up new opportunities to sell local produce overseas. International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, visited Oak House Farm, near York, where the owner has also helped to lift a 24-year ban on US beef being exported to the US. On her visit, she outlined how new trade agreements with nations all over the world will open up markets that local farmers would not have been able to access previously. Such agreements will allow overseas buyers to access UK produce, which is
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New wellbeing business, Harrogate Organics Company

New wellbeing business, Harrogate Organics Company, is opening the doors to its first bricks and mortar premises this weekend as its online business goes from strength to strength. The shop opens its doors at 3, Station Square on Saturday 15th August and is staffed by advisors who can recommend the best CBD, aromatherapy, skincare and nutrition products, bundles which are centred around life’s problems. Based in its hometown of Harrogate, the shop will be a real life representation of the wellbeing brand, which provides a blend of products that aid wellbeing and work together to help solve some of life’s problems such
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New independent pet accessory shop opens its doors in Harrogate

Peach & Pooch is a range of pet products, all lovingly drawn, designed and handmade by Yorkshire born-and-bred Harrogate resident, Emily Ong. From collars and leads to birthday bandanas and personalised portraits, every single item is made from scratch in North Yorkshire. Peach & Pooch’s first ever  shop offers Harrogate’s pet-lovers the chance to treat their animals to one-of-kind pet products that are stylish, original, useful and, most of all, fun. They open on 25 July 2020 at 25, Regent Parade, HG1 5AZ. Emily began Peach & Pooch in 2017 after a background in Textile Design. As a passionate pet
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Local photographer helps Harrogate business connect with 70% of customers in striking campaign

Like many others, commercial photographer Charlotte Gale was forced to adapt her offering during lockdown and look for new opportunities which didn’t require face to face contact. And so, Yorkshire Corporate Cards was born, a concept designed to help firms easily communicate in a more personalised and appropriate way as lockdown restrictions are eased. The initiative has been well received, with one Harrogate business reporting a 70% response rate to their card campaign. Having worked in marketing before setting up her photography business 12 years ago, Charlotte recognises the importance of maintaining customer relationships and brand visibility, even under the
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Black Sheep Brewery helping Yorkshire pubs showcase the county with new look to it first ever lager

Black Sheep Brewery is continuing its support for Yorkshire pubs with a new look for its first ever lager, which is designed to help showcase the best of the region. 54, a 4.5% ABV premium Helles-style lager named after the line of latitude that passes through Yorkshire and the market town of Masham where it is brewed, has been given a makeover to help promote the region. The new look lager will provide pubs with an authentic and high-quality brand, which showcases the best of Yorkshire, backed by an online campaign to promote the region and encourage people to visit
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Grant enables county’s buses to keep transporting key workers

Some bus operators across North Yorkshire are to receive grants to enable them to keep running vital services, including those used by the county’s key workers – covering 35,000km of bus services per week. North Yorkshire County Council has been able to claim money from the Government’s Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant for 17 bus companies, totalling £389,000. In total, 92 services have been supported, providing those with no alternative means of travel to get to work and make essential journeys. The Government made £167 million available. The grant was launched to support transport companies through the Coronavirus pandemic and
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North East coach operators come together in Ripon as a show of solidarity in the industry

Around 100 coaches came together at Light Water Valley, Ripon on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. It was part of Honk for Hope UK, raising awareness of plight of many coach operators in the UK. This was most of the coach operators from the North East of country A&A Coach travel Murgatroyd Coach Travels supporting it from the immediate area. Most coach operators haven’t had any income since lockdown, and only a small number have retained some school contracts. Coach Operator, John Murgatroyd, said: This event is intended to raise awareness and help the industry highlight the devastating effect COVID-19 has
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Harrogate Gymnastics calls for fairness over reopening plans following lockdown

Chloe Carey has owned and operated Harrogate Gymnastics on Hornbeam Park in Harrogate for nearly 11 years. Chloe said: I started as a coach at Rossett Sports Centre an then opened a small space on Hornbeam Park. From there the club has been extended, in 4-phases, and over the years. The last development was the new reception and changing rooms on the floor below. We now have around 1,100 students and more tha come to drop-in lessons. The club took the decision to close the doors straight away when the government said that people shouldn’t take part in indoor sports.
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