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Harrogate: What happened when the shops left town

Harrogate: What happened when the shops left town

Business
Cream teas, quaint streets and stylish shops have made Harrogate one of the most successful and popular shopping destinations in the north of England. But there are now gaps on its High Street like never before."Five years ago it would be unheard of to have large empty units on James Street, the prime shopping street in our town. Businesses were fighting to get into these units," says Robert Ogden, who jointly runs a family jewellery business on the street. This attractive spa town has weathered the huge changes taking place in retail better than most places.But in the past two years it's seen a succession of big name chains pull out, such as Topman, Miss Selfridge, Cath Kidston, Prezzo and Jamie's Italian.Many have been the resu...
Second US town pays up to ransomware hackers

Second US town pays up to ransomware hackers

Technology
A town in Florida has paid $ 500,000 (£394,000) to hackers after a ransomware attack. The total paid by Florida municipalities over ransomware in the last two weeks now stands at $ 1.1m.Officials in Lake City voted to pay hackers in Bitcoin after suffering downed computer systems for two weeks.Coastal suburb Riviera Beach recently paid hackers $ 600,000 following a similar incident that locked municipal staff out of important files.According to reports, IT staff in Lake City disconnected staff computers within minutes of the attack starting, but it was too late. Workers were locked out of email accounts and members of the public were left unable to make municipal payments online.The town's insurer was contacted by the hackers and
One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town

One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town

Finance
A few years ago Dawn Donaghy and her husband, Raymond, made a decision that many residents in high-tax states make. They wanted to move. The couple, then residents of Old Tappan, New Jersey, a town less than 30 miles outside of New York City, loved where they lived. But Raymond's three children were now adults, and no longer needed the school system. And the taxes that came with that high-quality public school education were high. The couple considered moving as far as Connecticut, so they were surprised at what they found in their own backyard. ...
Dig resurrects a feud over which town is a state's oldest

Dig resurrects a feud over which town is a state's oldest

Technology
An archaeological dig is rekindling a feud between two towns over which was the first in Connecticut. Experts have unearthed artifacts they believe date to the 1630s in Wethersfield, where town signs declare it the state's "most ancient," founded in 1634. But a few miles up the Connecticut River to the north, Windsor boasts it is the state's "first town," settled in 1633. The long-running dispute on which was the first English settlement in Connecticut centers on how you define "town." Settlers from Plymouth, Massachusetts, established a trading post in Windsor in 1633. Advocates for Wethersfield say settlers from Watertown, Massachusetts, made Wethersfield their home in 1634 and claim Windsor didn't become a town until 1635, when people there built homes. "I don't think it ever will be ...
Northampton Town sack manager Dean Austin after 4-0 defeat to Mansfield

Northampton Town sack manager Dean Austin after 4-0 defeat to Mansfield

Sports
DOWN AND OUT The Cobblers have just one win from 12 matches in all competitions this season. Northampton have sacked their manager Dean Austin. The 48-year-old took over in May 2017, having initially been placed in caretaker charge following the departure of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Northampton have parted company with Dean Austin He could not help the club avoid relegation from Sky Bet League One, and the Cobblers now have just one win from 12 matches in all competitions this season. They were beaten 4-0 at Mansfield on Saturday and are 21st in the table. A brief club statement read: “Northampton Town can confirm following discussions that they have parted company with manager Dean Austin. “Dean has worked extremely hard for...