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Harrogate wins Gold at RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2014


Harrogate has scooped Gold in the Small City category at the 50th Britain in Bloom UK Final awards, Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign now run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). RHS Ambassador Adam Frost, who has won six Gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and started his career in a local authority parks department, hosted the annual ceremony, ... Read More »

Countryside Live pulls out all the stops

14 year old Richard Lancaster of Clitheroe, winner of the Sheep Young Handler Championship with steward Philip Hughes at Countryside Live 2014

Blue skies and sunshine brought the 2014 Countryside Live to a close, as organisers announced one of the highest figures in its 12 year history. A total of 12,215 visitors came through the gates of the little sister event to the Great Yorkshire Show which took place over the weekend (Sat 18 and Sun 19 October). The attendance figure is ... Read More »

Harrogate Railway Ladies vs Castleford White Rose


Harrogate Railway Ladies were played Castleford White Rose yesterday (19 October 14) in the County cup and put in their best performance this year so far. Unfortunately Railway came away with a 1-0 loss, but the score line could have been in rails favour with a bit more luck on their side. With the wind blowing a gale down the ... Read More »

Worcester City v Harrogate Town


Worcester overcame the handicap of losing goalkeeper, Jose Veiga after only twenty seconds, to record a 2-0 victory over Harrogate Town. A promising Town move featuring Nicky Featherstone,Rhys Meynell and James Walshaw which was ended by an offside flag, saw Veiga removed to hospital with a badly gashed leg after a collision with one of his own defenders.Central defender Wayne ... Read More »

Man arrested in Harrogate sex assault investigation


Detectives investigating a sexual assault in the Jennyfields area of Harrogate have arrested a local man in connection with the incident. The man, aged 50, was arrested in Harrogate on Saturday 18 October 2014, and has been released on conditional police bail following questioning, to allow for further enquiries. Officers have been offering the victim continued specialist support since the ... Read More »

Harrogate Duchy Hospital raises money for charity at world’s biggest coffee morning


Staff at BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate have raised nearly £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support during the world’s biggest coffee morning. The cancer charity’s biggest fundraising event raises money to support people living with cancer, to help make sure no one has to face the disease alone, from the moment they are diagnosed, through to treatment and after diagnosis ... Read More »

Austin Williams wins third at British Championships

Austin Williams from Ripon

Austin Williams from Ripon has again won third place in the UKBFF UK British Championships in the Classic Bodybuilding Class, held 11 October 2014 at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. Austin also won third place in this top UK Contest last year, then held in Harrogate. Austin qualified to enter this contest when he won the Welsh Grand Prix in ... Read More »