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Police and Crime Commissioner cancels plans for new Police HQ

Newby-Wiske-Hall Police HQ

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (PCC) has called a halt to plans to build a new HQ and Police Station at South Kilvington near Thirsk The PCC has said that cancelling the project will save North Yorkshire Police up to £10m, although it is not clear how that figure was calculated and the PCC’s office was unable ... Read More »

LEP springs into action with grant for Harrogate Water Brands


Harrogate Water Brands is the independent owner of top-five bottled water brand, Harrogate Spring Water and water charity Thirsty Planet. With support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the business is expanding operations and investing in equipment that is the first of its kind in the UK. The company has recently entered a new era with the opening of ... Read More »

Vp plc in Harrogate announce acquisition of Balfour Beatty Rail Ltd


Vp plc, the Harrogate-based equipment rental specialist, has today (30 July 2014)  announced the acquisition of the business and assets of the trackside plant and equipment rental activity of Balfour Beatty Rail Limited (TP&E), part of the Balfour Beatty Group  for a cash consideration of £5.5 million. The TP&E rail equipment rental activity operates from a number of locations in ... Read More »

Harrogate-based property developers invest in Doncaster mixed-use site


A brand-new, mixed-use site at Quest Park, Doncaster, has been bought by Harrogate-based Property Development & Investment company Marrtree Investments for £555,000. Riverview, which comprises offices, industrial and a showroom in 3.3 acres, was jointly developed by Sladen Estates and Peveril Securities. It is the third and final phase of the successful Quest Park development. The Sheffield-based property agency Commercial ... Read More »

Witness appeal to minor collision near Ripon


Police are appealing for information to trace a vehicle after a minor collision near Ripon. It occurred at 11.15am on Sunday 27 July 2014, on a roundabout on the A61 at the junction with the B6265, Boroughbridge Road. The collision involved a red Honda CRV and a vehicle which did not stop at the scene. Traffic Constable Steve James, of ... Read More »

Police to adopt new measures to tackle road safety


The Executive Board of North Yorkshire Police has given the green light to a new package of measures to address road safety across the region. At a meeting this week, the Board approved proposals to develop a community speed watch scheme, enhance training and education for road users, and improve “back office” arrangements for dealing with road safety offences. Developing ... Read More »

Charity says TV soap has helped raise awareness of HIV

A North Yorkshire charity has to thank the writers of a top soap opera for creating a story line which has raised awareness of HIV. As a result of the Emmerdale plot – which saw Val Pollard contract the sexually transmitted disease during a holiday fling – Yorkshire MESMAC, which provides services regularly at The Springboard Homeless Project, St Peter’s ... Read More »

North Yorkshire Police mobile safety camera routes 30 July to 5 August 2014

Speed Van01

Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing 30 July 2014. A65 Clapham by-pass A65 Settle by-pass A629 eastbound Crosshills A629 Skipton by-pass A59 Beamsley Hill A65 Settle Crossing, Long Preston A65 Clapham by-pass (sewage works) A65 Settle by-pass (north) A19 Crathorne A61 Station Road, Thirsk A61Carlton Miniott at Eastwood Court A684 Morton on Swale A173 ... Read More »

Further details released on the future of Rossett Sports Centre


Harrogate Borough Council have confirmed further detail on the agreement made with Rossett Academy School as it takes on the operation of the Sports Centre. Harrogate Borough Council took the decision to not continue with the joint management of Rossett Sports Centre, leaving it to the school to decide if it could continue with community use of the facility. Initially ... Read More »

Video released following theft of bike in Boroughbridge

Boroughbridge bike

At around 1.50pm on Sunday 20 July 2014, a 15-year-old boy left his Specialized mountain bike outside Pybus Newsagents on the High Street of Boroughbridge. The suspect who took the bike was seen getting out of the passenger side of a silver Vauxhall Vectra which had pulled up nearby. He took the cycle and rode off along the pavement, down ... Read More »