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Thousands of visitors flock to Springtime Live

Thousands of visitors flocked to Springtime Live yesterday (23 March 2024), for a hugely successful celebration of farming, food and the countryside. Springtime Live is hosted by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show and held on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. From pigs, sheep and alpacas, to ferrets, Shire horses and giant tortoises, youngsters could get up close to farm animals as well as enjoying free demonstrations and hands-on workshops. There was also Diggerland, ride on tractors provided by Ripon Farm Services, Moo Music and crafts, as well as tractor trailer rides supported by Russell’s.  
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Relaunch date announced for popular bar in Northallerton following huge refurbishment

The Potting Shed, located on the High Street in the heart of the bustling market town of Northallerton, have announced their relaunch date following their £300,000+ refurbishment. The Potting Shed is due to re-open at 6pm on Friday 9th February with a Grand Opening party you won’t want to miss! On the night expect to see some talented live acoustic music followed by their resident DJ on the decks with a live saxophonist until the early hours, complete with stilt walkers, fire breathers and much more. As always the Potting Shed will continue to boast a wide range of creative
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Fashion industry veteran brings added chic Harrogate Fashion Week

Fashion industry veteran Robert de Keyser is adding to the swagger and chic of February’s bi-annual Harrogate Fashion Week by taking over the Majestic Hotel in the middle of the historic spa town for the three days of the event. From 4 to 6 February 2024, the hotel’s luxurious banqueting rooms will showcase the 20 stunning international fashion brands represented by Jonny Drama, the company he owns and runs with his daughter, Lara. The company will also be offering a minimum of 150 nights free accommodation, including breakfast at the hotel for buyers and retailers during the Fashion Week. There
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Harrogate Community Choir Festival

The Harrogate Community Choir Festival will be held at Harrogate Theatre on Saturday 18th March. Six choirs from across the district will be performing together for the very first time. The Stray Notes Choir is delighted to host the Harrogate Community Choir Festival as a celebration of singing, and the joy which comes from being part of a choir community. The benefits of singing as part of a group are wide ranging and scientifically proven, including supporting mental and physical health and building community. From shower soloists to music reading experienced choristers and from rock to classical music, there is Harrogate Informer …