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Ripon Spa Gardens wins 14th Green Flag Award

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Award winning Ripon Spa Gardens has continued its winning streak and has been named, for the 14th consecutive time, one of the best green spaces in Britain. The park, which is set in the heart of the historic city of Ripon, is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award. The ... Read More »

Wanted man, Wayne Porter, now in custody

Wayne Richard Porter

Police have now found Wayne Porter from Harrogate. Wayne Richard Porter, aged 28, was given a two year prison sentence for the possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. The prison sentence commenced in February 2013 and he was released from prison in February 2014. After breaching the conditions of his release, local police started a search to ... Read More »

Missing Leeds man could be in North Yorkshire

Dennis Beecher Leeds

Police are appealing for information to help trace a pensioner who has gone missing from home in Leeds. Dennis Beecher, aged 67, was last seen at his care home in Morley at about 10am on Thursday (24 July 2014). He is described as white, about 5ft 6ins tall, of large build, with white hair round the sides and bald on ... Read More »

Harrogate business wins #WOW award

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Harrogate-based online retailer, Freckled Frog, has scooped a highly coveted #WOW Award from business guru Jacqueline Gold. The Chief Executive of Ann Summers is a passionate supporter of women in business, and her weekly Twitter campaign, Women on Wednesday (#WOW) is just one of the ways she does this. Each week Jacqueline encourages female business owners to tweet her using ... Read More »

Skatepark gets underway in Ripon

Dane Hall Skate Park

Harrogate Borough Council is inviting local skate park enthusiasts to celebrate the ‘turning of the turf’ for the start of building works on a new skate and BMX park in Ripon. 1.00pm Thursday, 31 July 2014, Ripon Leisure Centre, Dallamires Lane, Ripon Community Group Ripon Bike Park Project have worked tirelessly alongside Harrogate Borough Council and Ripon City Council to ... Read More »

Harrogate police hunt wanted man

Wayne Richard Porter

Police are searching for a man from Harrogate after he breached his prison release conditions. Wayne Richard Porter, aged 28, was given a two year prison sentence for the possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. The prison sentence commenced in February 2013 and he was released from prison in February 2014. Porter is described as white, 5ft ... Read More »

County Council pledge a further £15m for road repairs

Harrogate Road

The County Council is to boost funding for North Yorkshire’s essential road repairs by a further £15 million – bringing the total of new money committed to highways maintenance this summer to nearly £50 million The additional £15 million, announced at the quarterly council meeting (23 July 2014), will support the Government’s recently announced provisional allocation of £24m. This follows ... Read More »