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Police investigate four separate assaults in Leyburn


Police in Leyburn are investigating four separate, but linked assaults during one evening. The assaults happened in and around Leyburn market place between 4pm and 10.30pm on Monday 22 June 2015. The victims include three boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16, and an 18-year-old man, who were attacked at separate times, in separate locations. Although no serious injuries where ...

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Inner workings of EU laid bare at Harrogate meeting

MEP Visit! UKIP MEP Louise Bours with UKIP Harrogate Branch Chairman Alan Henderson

The inner workings of the European Union were laid bare at a public meeting held in Harrogate. UKIP MEP Louise Bours – the party’s health spokesman – stated to an audience of over 60 attendees at the town’s Old Swan Hotel, how EU officials had deliberately flouted their own rules and regulations in order to prevent a debate into the ...

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County Council to decide on Leeds Road junction changes


North Yorkshire County Council will decide on a final set of recommendations on Friday (July 3rd) on changes to a major junction in Harrogate. The authority’s Corporate Director, Business and Environmental Services, in consultation with the BES Executive Members, will decide on proposed changes to the A61 Leeds Road/Leadhall Lane/Hookstone Road junction in Harrogate. This decision comes after a comprehensive ...

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Harrogate pensioner conned out of £1,700 by bogus workmen


Three men approached the 82-year-old victim while he was in his garden on Woodfield Road, Harrogate, around three weeks ago and offered to fix his dormer bedroom window as it appeared to be leaking. The men, who said they were from Pateley Bridge, gave him a price of £86 for the work and spent four days doling the job. When ...

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Work begins at hospice’s new Harrogate town centre shop


Work is underway at Martin House’s new shop on Commercial Street, Harrogate with doors opening to shoppers at the end of July. The shop, conveniently located next door to popular café Bean & Bud, will follow the contemporary design of newly refurbished shops in Boston Spa and Wetherby. Bargain hunters will be able to buy from a wide range of ...

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Wetherby man sentenced for causing death by careless driving


Brian Colling clipped cyclist Darren Greaves, 38, while attempting to overtake on the B1224 near Wetherby, on the afternoon of Thursday 17 October 2013. As a result of being clipped by the car, Darren, who was cycling towards Wetherby, fell from his cycle and was struck by another car. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. Colling, 64, from ...

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Harrogate robbery at knifepoint


At around 5.40pm on Monday 29 June 2015, officers were called to a report of a robbery at  Number One Shop, Electric Avenue, Harrogate. A man armed with a knife threatened staff and made off with a quantity of cash. He fled the scene on foot along Skipton Road, heading towards Ripon Road. No one was physically injured during the ...

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Residents invited to observe stop and search in action

Harrogate Police

Police in North Yorkshire are giving people the opportunity to see stop and search powers in action from today. Under the Stop and Search Lay Observer Scheme, members of the public can apply to accompany officers on patrol when they might deploy stop and search powers. North Yorkshire Police officers carry out about 20 stop searches per day, and these ...

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Electrification for Leeds – Harrogate – York line still on the table says local MP

Harrogate Railway Station Electrification launch

The government is delaying a number of planned rail modernisation projects, with Labour claims voters have been “betrayed” but ministers say they only were made recently made aware that promised upgrades would have to be paused. The £38 billion five year plan to overhaul Britain’s railways is being ‘reset’ because it is costing more and taking longer. Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has ...

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Pannal and Burn Bridge residents encouraged to make their views known on establishment of a parish council

Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council is seeking the views of local residents on proposals to establish a parish council for Pannal and Burn Bridge. The Community Governance Review is in response to a petition signed by 285 people who are in favour of the idea, which was presented to Harrogate Borough Council by the Pannal Village Society. Parish and town councils are ...

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