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Ripon charity gets into Christmas spirit with month of festive retailing

Staff, members and volunteers at a Ripon charity are getting into the Christmas spirit with a series of festive retail and fundraising events. Ripon Community Link incorporating Ripon Walled Garden will be selling Christmas Trees, Christmas cards, Christmas cakes, puddings and other festive fayre, hosting coffee mornings and offering personalised letters

Expansion at the double for independent Yorkshire estate agent

A Yorkshire estate agency has completed the next major stage in its multi-million-pound expansion programme with the acquisition of two fellow independent rivals. Linley & Simpson, which has a network of 11 branches across North and West Yorkshire, has taken over the letting portfolios of both Leeds-headquartered Hitchen & Co and

Yorkshire luxury five-star hotel on track to open doors in 2019, with support from Lucas Lee

A luxury five-star hotel in Ripon is on track to open its doors in Spring 2019 — two years ahead of schedule — on the back of consultancy support from Lucas Lee, the Yorkshire-based firm of Chartered Building Surveyors, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors. Grantley Hall, a grade II*-listed building, is currently

Newby to complete residential scheme in Ripon

North Yorkshire developer Newby is to complete the transformation of its residential rental development, The Station, a former two-storey public house and hotel in the cathedral city of Ripon. The rental scheme is due for completion in September 2018. Closed and neglected for many years, the property which is situated on the

Grantley Hall – opening spring 2019

Grantley Hall, near Rippon, is tipped to be one of the UK’s most remarkable luxury hotel launches of 2019. The historic Grade II listed property set on its own private island, complete with a lake and English-heritage listed Japanese garden, is currently undergoing extensive restoration and will open as an exceptional

New Shona scuplture exhibition unveiled at Newby Hall

A new exhibition of Zimbabwean Shona sculpture has been launched at Newby Hall near Ripon. To mark the event, a VIP reception was attended by seasonal ticket holders and VIPs held on Thursday 31 May. The extensive collection is curated by Orlando Compton, whose family owns Newby Hall, together with travelling Zimbabwean

Developers break ground on site of £13m collection of family homes

Developers have broken ground on a flagship project that will transform the site of a historic Yorkshire railway station into a £13m collection of eco-friendly homes. The milestone has signalled the start of one of the biggest schemes undertaken by Wetherby-based Berkeley DeVeer. It will see 42 family homes – including eight

“Beast from the East” aftermath fuels new jobs for Yorkshire manufacturer

A North Yorkshire manufacturer is feeling the benefit of last winter’s extreme weather conditions with a boost in orders for its winter maintenance and road repair vehicles that has led to the creation of 20 new jobs. Econ Engineering, which is the UK’s largest gritter and hot box manufacturer, producing 80