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Dog rescued in Harrogate flat fire

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Fire crews have rescued a family pet from a small fire in a flat fire on Franklin Road in Harrogate – 27 August 2014 at 15:08 Wearing breathing apparatus, Harrogate and Knaresborough fire Crews entered the 3rd floor, smoke-filled flat following a report that there were people inside. A family dog called Cindy was rescued and no people were found ... Read More »

Earthmill raises £1.25m in crowd-funding first

Farm scale turbines installed by Earthmill

Wetherby-based wind turbine specialist Earthmill has raised over £1.2m through the UK’s first crowd-funded investment aimed at farm-scale turbines. The fund has closed a month ahead of target, just eight weeks after it was launched by renewable energy crowd-funding platform Trillion Fund in mid June. Mark Woodward, commercial director of Earthmill, said: We were convinced that the idea to open ... Read More »

Sudden death on Crescent Road in Harrogate


On Saturday, 23 August 2014, emergency services received reports that a man had collapsed near to Wetherspoons on Crescent road in Harrogate. A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: Officers were called at 10.15pm on Saturday 23 August 2014, to Crescent Road, following a report that a man had collapsed. On arrival they found a 46-year-man from Glasgow, being treated ... Read More »

Missing York 15-year-old asked to get in touch


Police are looking to make contact with Jade Cavanagh-Smith, 15, who has not been since 6.30pm on Sunday 24 August 2014, when she was in the city centre. She is described as white, with a slim build and shoulder length dark hair. When Jade was last seen she was wearing denim jeans, a green hooded top and a black jacket. ... Read More »

Harrogate Council consider 3rd option for office strategy

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Harrogate Council have delayed the extraordinary meeting on 27 August 2014 where the Council Office move was due to be discussed. During the public consultation, a response was submitted proposing that new purpose-built offices could be built at a potential development site in Hornbeam Park which had not been available before. At a meeting on 20 August 2014, Cabinet gave ... Read More »

HIC ambassador programme

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Professionals and those with links to industry or trade organisations are now being invited to join the Harrogate International Centre (HIC) ambassador programme and help boost the region’s economy. Simon Kent, HIC director, explained: An ambassador programme is something which many of the UK’s major event venues have and it’s a great way for us to work closer with influential ... Read More »

Elderly man led to safety following kitchen fire

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended a property on Dene Park in Harrogate this evening (25 August 2014  at 21:20) They extinguished a small kitchen fire due to unattended cooking. Breathing apparatus and a small hose reel jet were used before ventilating the property with positive ventilation fan. The only occupant of the property was an elderly man, suffering from ... Read More »

Two men now arrested over suspicious house fire

Suspicious house fire

Harrogate Police have now arrested two men in connection with a fire that took place in the early hours of this morning (24 August 2014). The fire occurred at around 2.50am on Sunday 24 August 2014, at a property on Scargill Road, it was reported to the police by the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. A woman aged 19 ... Read More »

Fire investigators at scene of overnight house fire


Police and fire investigators are currently (24 August 2014 11:45am) at the scene of a house fire that occurred overnight on Scargill Road in Harrogate. The fire service received several calls to reports of the house fire and attended at 2:53am on 24 August 2014 Upon arrival fire crews found a house fire well alight, with all occupants out of ... Read More »