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Motorcyclist dies in Ripon collision


North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died near Ripon on Wednesday 29 October 2014. The collision happened at around 3.55pm on the road between Ripon and North Stainley near Lightwater Valley. The collision involved the motorcyclist, a 68-year-old man from Thirsk, who was riding a silver Honda motorcycle, a white Ford Transit van and a blue ... Read More »

Harrogate darts roundup


Week 4 – Division 2                                             Pyd                 Won              Sng               Prs             Pts Bilton Umpires                           4                       4                  18                 5                23 Stonebeck                                   3                       3                  15                  7                22 Bilton Bowlers                           4                        2                  13                  7               20 Wellington Inn                           3                       2                  11                  6                17 Graham Gotts in action this week against an in form Stephen Walker “Harlow Club v Manhattan Dales” Results this week in the ... Read More »

Yorkshire choir director shares love of music in Lincolnshire

and Sing! played a significant role in the Tour de France Grand Départ, including playing at the gala dinner at Harrogate’s Royal Hall

A professional singer turned choir director has been proving there are no boundaries when it comes to singing. Rhiannon Gayle spends her working life in Harrogate and Skipton, leading choirs of up to 100 in a range of pop and rock rehearsals and performances. She and her Rock Up and Sing! choirs are so well known in Yorkshire, they were ... Read More »

Harrogate Rugby Club welcomes Scandanavian visitor

The contingent of Scandinavian visitors with HRUFC president John Finnegan (far left) at the Claro Road ground

Harrogate Rugby Union Football Club (HRUFC) played host to a contingent of Scandinavian visitors keen to learn more about the game in Yorkshire. The eight visitors from Norway, Sweden and Denmark plus representatives from the Rugby Football Union and Yorkshire Rugby Football Union were at the club’s Claro Road ground as part of the Rugby Football Union’s ‘Unity Project’ which ... Read More »

Knaresborough’s Vital Network Solutions awarded special cloud computing accolade from Microsoft

Lee Evans, managing director of Vital Network Solutions

IT service provider Vital Network Solutions has been awarded a special accolade from Microsoft in recognition of its expertise in cloud computing. The Knaresborough-based company has received the software giant’s new Small and MidMarket Cloud Solutions (SMCS) competency at silver level for its “consistent capability, expertise and commitment”. The SMCS recognition also rewards Vital’s long-standing track record as a Microsoft ... Read More »

Dynamic duo go many extra miles for Alzheimer’s Society


Dynamic duo Heather and Rob Memmott from Harrogate have travelled far and above that ‘extra mile’ to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. Not only has Rob run two marathons for the charity, but his wife Heather is a stalwart volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society Legacy team in North Yorkshire. Heather said: It all started as a bit of a joke really ... Read More »

Congestion killing Harrogate! put bypass back on agenda, says UKIP County Councillor David Simister

Skipton Road Harrogate

North Yorkshire county councillor David Simister is calling for the debate on a northern bypass for Harrogate to be reopened forthwith! David Simister, the UKIP member for Bilton & Nidd Gorge, said traffic and congestion was killing the spa town and this condition would only get worse with the construction of hundreds more homes in the area. County Coun Simister ... Read More »

Police and Crime Commissioner asks for public feedback on new Police Plan

Chief Constable, Dave Jones and the police and crime commissioner, Julia Mulligan

Following a  consultation with the public across North Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, has today (Wednesday 29th October) unveiled a revised draft Police and Crime Plan. She now wants to know if you agree with the goals and objectives she has set for the Chief Constable. The four priorities for North Yorkshire Police are: 1. Protect Vulnerable People ... Read More »

Mobile safety camera routes Wednesday 29 to 4 November 2014


Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing 29 October 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 »