Conservative gains in Harrogate District election results 2016

The 2016 district results see two further gains for the conservatives. Lower Nidderdale and Ouseburn have now become Conservative seats.   Ward Name of Councillor Party GAIN/HOLD Bishop Monkton Ian Roger Galloway The Conservative Party HOLD Boroughbridge Robert Windass The Conservative Party HOLD Claro Nicholas James Duxbury The Conservative Party HOLD Killinghall Michael Harrison The Conservative…

Orthodontist celebrates 10th birthday

Award-winning orthodontist Megan Hatfield wetherby

Award-winning orthodontist Megan Hatfield is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of her business Wetherby Orthodontics this month. She qualified as a dentist at Leeds University and worked in hospitals for several years carrying out oral surgery and orthodontics and teaching students. Growing number of adult patients Megan has seen the number of adults…

Thirsk pensioner jailed for 20 years for raping and abusing young girls

A paedophile pensioner has been jailed for 20 years after his victims broke their silence decades after he abused them. Arthur Bierton, now 72, was convicted at Teesside Crown Court of abusing two young girls in the 1980s and 90s. The first offences happened just months after he was released from jail, where he had…

It’s all smiles as Knaresborough family fundraise for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Ellie Priest with other members of her family taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The family and friends of a courageous 94-year-old have raised over £6,500 to thank Yorkshire Air Ambulance for saving her life. Rose Smiles suffered a head injury and severe leg injuries after being hit by a car while crossing the High Street, Knaresborough, last September. She was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where surgeons had…

Harrogate Ladies’ College Junior Orchestra Day

Pupils from across the Harrogate District at the concert finale of Harrogate Ladies’ College Junior Orchestra Day

Harrogate Ladies’ College and Highfield Prep School hosted a Junior Orchestra Day last week for young musicians from across the Harrogate district. More than 100 pupils from 13 primary and prep schools across North and West Yorkshire attended the Junior Orchestra Day which took place at Harrogate Ladies’ College and Highfield Prep School. Young musicians…

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