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Harrogate police hunt wanted man


Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a wanted Harrogate man. Wayne Richard Porter, 28, is wanted for recall to prison as he has breached his release conditions. He was sentenced to two years in prison in February 2013, for possession of drugs with intent to supply. He was released from prison in February 2014. Porter is described ... 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 »

Local woman prepares for 100mile challenge in memory of sister


A town planner from Harrogate is taking on the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 race on Sunday 10 August 2014 for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, as a tribute to her beloved sister who died from lymphoma last year. The cycling event, described as ‘the London marathon of the cycling world’, starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follows a ... Read More »

Christmas Market set to sell out in record time


The third annual Harrogate Christmas Market is set to be fully booked in record time this year, with less than a quarter of places left for traders. Almost 80% of the 200 trader spaces have been booked for the Market, which runs from Thursday, November 27 to Sunday, 30 November 2014. The Market has a range of different stall types ... Read More »

Live chick hatchings at Tockwith Show


A new Discovery Zone at Tockwith Show will allow young visitors to witness the beginnings of life as chicks hatch live during the show. Organised by Hatch It, the chick hatching will be part of the new area, which aims to educate children about rural life and food production. The Discovery Zone will also feature York’s Chocolate Story, showing children ... Read More »

Tockwith-built Olympic Cauldron now on display in London


The Cauldron, constructed by Stage One in Tockwith, is one of the most enduring and creative symbols of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 204 unique copper elements, each alight and representing every competing nation, were arranged in sublime concentric formation at the tips of slender mechanised steel stems. Slowly pivoting sequentially, they converged to form the Cauldron, in ... Read More »