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Knaresborough’s 2015 feva to bring ‘death to the town’

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A highlight of this year’s Knaresborough feva Festival will be a spine-chilling workshop on how to write crime fiction, run by local novelist Bernie Crosthwaite. The event, called ‘Death Comes to Knaresborough,’ will be held on 18 August in the Knaresborough Library. This is an early booking for this year’s feva festival, which will held over 10 days, between Friday ...

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Redevelopment of fire damaged property on Albert Street in Harrogate


Following the re-opening of Prezzo and Pizza Express on Albert Street in Harrogate after a devastating fire in March last year, the firm that carried out the initial preparatory works for the restoration of the restaurants which occupied the ground floor, has been awarded the contract to repair and rebuild the rest of the building. HCM Projects, an operating division ...

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Community bus schemes win cash funding

Little white bus

Sixteen new minibuses will soon be hitting the roads of North Yorkshire in a major extension of a programme of community transport schemes supported by North Yorkshire County Council. The Department for Transport has agreed to provide funding for sixteen vehicles for community groups across North Yorkshire, at a cost of some £800,000. The buses will help the elderly, people ...

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Bumper year for Acorn fundraisers

Acorn charity

The Harrogate and Ilkley-based fundraisers, the Acorn Committee has announced its highest ever total after its 16th year of activities. The charity raises money for people with dementia and their carers in the Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby area through Dementia Forward and for research into scleroderma disease at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The Acorn Committee was founded in 1999 ...

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Serious sexual assault in Ripon nature reserve

Ripon police

Police are investigating a serious sexual assault which took place in Ripon on the morning of Tuesday 24 March. The incident happened at the Quarry Moor Nature Reserve. The victim, a woman in her thirties, is being supported by specially trained officers. Police are appealing for anyone who was in the nature reserve between the hours of 9am and 1pm ...

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North Yorkshire wins funding for ambulance pilot scheme


An innovative pilot scheme to investigate ways of replacing some non-emergency ambulance transport services with alternatives including use of volunteers and local council transport fleets has won financial backing of almost £121,000 from the Government. The Department for Transport has agreed to fund a proposal by North Yorkshire County Council for the Vale of York Patient Transport Pilot, covering the ...

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Top Gear producer says he won’t press charges against Jeremy Clarkson


North Yorkshire Police have said that they have now spoken to the lawyer of Oisin Tymon following an alleged incident at Simostone Hall hotel in Hawes, between Mr Tymon and the Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson. A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Police said: Earlier this week we made contact with Mr Tymon’s lawyers to ask for  his views on the incident ...

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