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UK Place
Population15922 ((2001 census))
Districts of EnglandHarrogate
Shire countyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Other Information
Post townRIPON
Postcode districtHG4 HG
Dialling code01765
UK ParliamentSkipton & Ripon

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Ripon is a cathedral city, market town and successor parish in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, located at the confluence of two streams of the River Ure in the form of the Laver and Skell. The city is noted for its main feature the Ripon Cathedral which is architecturally significant, as well as the Ripon Racecourse and other features such as its market. The city itself is just over 1,300 years old. It is one of only two cities in North Yorkshire, the other being York.

The city was originally known as Inhrypum and was founded by Saint Wilfrid during the time of Angle kingdom Northumbria, a period during which it enjoyed prominence in terms of religious importance in Great Britain. After a period of Viking control, it passed to the Cerdic dynasty who unified England and then the Normans who destroyed much of the city. After a brief period of building projects under the Plantagenets, the city emerged with a prominent wool and cloth industry. Ripon became well known for its production of spurs during the 16th and 17th century, but would later remain largely unaffected by the Industrial Revolution.

Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Ripon is the fourth smallest city in England. According to the 2001 United Kingdom Census it had a population of 15,922. It is located 11 mi (17.7 km) south-west of Thirsk, 16 mi (25.7 km) south of Northallerton and 12 mi (19.3 km) north of Harrogate. As well as its racecourse and cathedral, Ripon is a tourist destination due to its close proximinity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey. It also contains the theme park Lightwater Valley.

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Ripon police arrest man with loaded handgun - Modesto Bee Tweet this news
Modesto Bee---RIPON- -- Police officers on Friday, responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, found a man intoxicated and carrying a loaded handgun, a department spokesman said. Joseph Paul Tine, 31, of Tracy was arrested on suspicion of possessing a - Date : Sat, 28 Jan 2012 07:07:12 GMT
19:40 Ripon Farm Services Handicap - Tweet this news Del Sol (UK) 10-1 (9-7) Went left and bumped start, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 5l behind Barkston Ash (9-2) at -Ripon- 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May. Satin Love (USA) 8-1 (9-0) - Date : Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:10:13 GMT+00:00
Ripon hires new city administrator - Oshkosh Northwestern Tweet this news
Oshkosh Northwestern--Rich has served the city as interim city administrator since mid-January when former administrator Steve Barg took a similar position with the City of Marshfield. Rich also served the city as the assistant to the city administrator s - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:27:44 GMT+00:00
Lead docent: Ripon is still the true birthplace - Ripon Commonwealth Press Tweet this news
Ripon Commonwealth Press--Need proof that -Ripon-, Wis., is the “official” birthplace of the Republican Party? Ask Sue McConnell, lead docent for the Little White Schoolhouse, and she'll suggest you visit the white clapboard building, where you&a - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:00:43 GMT+00:00
New look for Ripon High's Stouffer Field - Modesto Bee Tweet this news
Modesto Bee---RIPON- -- -Ripon- High School boosters have been seeking a football Field of Dreams for nearly five years, but have decided to first embark on building a Field of Restful Sleep. It means the dreams will be fulfilled later. ... - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:31:26 GMT+00:00
Prep girls soccer: Waupun's Navis strikes twice in win over Ripon - Tweet this news Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 am -RIPON- - Waupun's Taylor Navis connected for two goals in a 30-second span midway through the second half as the Warriors downed -Ripon-, 3-1, in nonconference girls soccer on Tuesday. ... - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 06:03:47 GMT+00:00
Lori Rich named new city administrator - Ripon Commonwealth Press Tweet this news
Ripon Commonwealth Press--For the last several months, Lori Rich has been the interim city administrator for the city of -Ripon-. As of this morning (Wednesday), she can remove the title “interim.” The Common Council named the seven-year veteran of Ci - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:07:01 GMT+00:00
United Way finishes campaign well short of goal - Ripon Commonwealth Press Tweet this news
Ripon Commonwealth Press---Ripon- organizations hoping to receive funds from the local United Way need to prepare themselves for a significant funding cut. The -Ripon- United Way has concluded its 2010-11 campaign still $19000 short of its goal of $6500 - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:55:07 GMT+00:00
RC softball continues winning trend on the road - Ripon Commonwealth Press Tweet this news
Ripon Commonwealth Press--So was the case for the -Ripon- College softball team last week Saturday and Sunday. The Red Hawks finished the three-game Augustana Invitational with a 2-1 record, boosting their overall record to 11-2. -Ripon- started off the i - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:54:07 GMT+00:00
Yell & Tell, bike safety program new for 2011 at Children's Fair - Ripon Commonwealth Press Tweet this news
Ripon Commonwealth Press--A program designed to teach children how to take action in an emergency and a bike-safety event will be the new additions to the 2011 -Ripon- Noon Kiwanis Children's Fair. The free, annual event returns Saturday, April 16 fr - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:55:09 GMT+00:00

Contemporary Ripon :
Position Current Representatives
Member of Parliament
Julian Smith, Conservative, elected 2010
City Council Members
B Fletcher, Independent Kenn William Hart, Independent  P McHardy, Independent Sidney James Hawke, Independent Michael Frederick Stanley, Independent Charles Ernest Powell, Independent S E Brierley, Independent A G Gent, Independent Joan Ward, Independent Andrew Williams, Independent J Banyard, Independent D W Elsy, Independent Peter Malcolm Horton, Independent David Wilfred Parnaby, Independent D Ward, Independent

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