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Mobile safety camera routes 17 to 23 September 2014


Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing 17 September 2014. The cameras operate at three difference types of site, these are: Exceptional sites which are identified through the speed management protocol as being of community concern. Motorcycle routes – route used by motorcycles that have a high incidence of collisions and anti social behaviour. Killed ... Read More »

Buskers sought for Christmas Market

Musicians performing in the busking area at Harrogate Christmas Market in 2013

Talented musicians are being sought to take part in one of the Harrogate District’s biggest festive events. Solo artists and ensembles are being invited to play at this year’s Harrogate Christmas Market, which takes place at the bottom of Montpellier Hill from Thursday, 27 November 2014 to Sunday, 30 November 2014. The busking area was introduced in 2013 and proved ... Read More »

Harrogate District’s success in Yorkshire in Bloom Awards


The Yorkshire in Bloom awards, which took place on Tuesday 16 September, have proven to be a ‘blooming’ success for the Harrogate district with three category wins, four Discretionary Yorkshire Rose Award Winners and 15 Medals awarded across the district. The following towns and villages took the following category wins and awards: Village: Spofforth – Gold Medal and category winner ... Read More »

Wesley Centre to host open weekend following £250,000 refurbishment


The Wesley Centre in Harrogate is to reopen later this month following a £250,000 refurbishment of its Oxford Street premises. The new centre, previously known as the Wesley Chapel, will open its doors to the public on the weekend of 27 and 28 September 2014. The extensive refurbishment project, managed by the Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit, has seen new double-glazing, ... Read More »

Harrogate man banned for 3-years after driving nearly 5 times over drink drive limit


As part of a drink driving crackdown, two men have been banned from driving when they appeared before magistrates over the past week. Rajinder Singh Rathore was disqualified from driving for 44 months while Nicholas David Matthews from Harrogate was banned for three years. Rathore, aged 56 and of Montagu Gardens in Leeds, was arrested following a road traffic collision on ... Read More »

Two charged with York murder


Police  investigating the death of Stephen Eastwood have charged two people with his murder. A 42-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, who were arrested on Monday 15 September 2014, have been remanded in custody and will appear at York Magistrates’ Court today (17 September 2014). Stephen, aged 47, was seriously injured when he was attacked on Lawrence Street on 27 ... Read More »

Harrogate trust leaps ahead in patient safety with tech fund money

Hospital Ward

Faster clinical intervention for deteriorating patients at Harrogate hospital is to improve safety with go-live of Patientrack early warning system. A new digital approach to capturing vital signs and recording critical bedside observations will allow hospital staff to respond much more quickly to patients who need urgent attention, following the introduction of Patientrack at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. ... Read More »

Video: Political party candidates debate Harrogate business

David Simister, Helen Flynn and Andrew Jones MP

The Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce hosted a debate yesterday evening (15 September 2014) with the major prospective parliamentary candidates (PPC’s) The event saw Andrew Jones MP (Cons), Helen Flynn (Libdem) and David Simister (UKIP) come together at Rudding. Each candidate was given 10-minutes to present before taking written questions. Watch what the candidates thought about the debate. Read More »