Harrogate man banned for 3-years after driving nearly 5 times over drink drive limit


As part of a drink driving crackdown, two men have been banned from driving when they appeared before magistrates over the past week. Rajinder Singh Rathore was disqualified from driving for 44 months while Nicholas David Matthews from Harrogate was banned for three years. Rathore, aged 56 and of Montagu Gardens in Leeds, was arrested following a road traffic collision on ... Read More »

Harrogate trust leaps ahead in patient safety with tech fund money

Hospital Ward

Faster clinical intervention for deteriorating patients at Harrogate hospital is to improve safety with go-live of Patientrack early warning system. A new digital approach to capturing vital signs and recording critical bedside observations will allow hospital staff to respond much more quickly to patients who need urgent attention, following the introduction of Patientrack at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. ... Read More »

Video: Political party candidates debate Harrogate business

David Simister, Helen Flynn and Andrew Jones MP

The Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce hosted a debate yesterday evening (15 September 2014) with the major prospective parliamentary candidates (PPC’s) The event saw Andrew Jones MP (Cons), Helen Flynn (Libdem) and David Simister (UKIP) come together at Rudding. Each candidate was given 10-minutes to present before taking written questions. Watch what the candidates thought about the debate. Read More »

Nearly 25% of Harrogate taxi vehicles checked during safety crackdown taken off the road


Police and council officers in Harrogate have held a joint safety operation to help ensure the safety of taxi passengers in the area. •21 vehicles stopped •5 immediate prohibition notices (vehicle ordered off road until repaired and MOT’d) •1 delayed prohibition notice (seven days to rectify defect before vehicle ordered off road) •4 Advisory notices issued for defects (these are ... Read More »

Fatal motorcycle collision near Hawes


Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision near Hawes on Sunday. It happened at around 4.35pm on Sunday 14 September 2014, on the B6255, Hawes to Ingleton Road, three miles south of Hawes. The motorcyclist, a 59-year-old man from Penrith in Cumbria, was riding a silver Honda Blackbird and travelling away from Hawes when he ... Read More »

Public urged to look out for wanted man

Detectives are urging the public to help them locate a Manchester man wanted on suspicion of committing drug offences in North Yorkshire. Jonathan Royle, aged 28 and from the Blackley area of Manchester, is wanted in connection with an investigation into a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in Scarborough. Officers have been making extensive enquiries in an effort to ... Read More »

Scottish flag flies above Harrogate Council building


The Mayor of Harrogate, Cllr Jim Clark and the Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Cooper flew the Saltire above Crescent Gardens in Harrogate today. It follows the lead of Downing Street, and is about demonstrating Harrogate Borough Council’s support of  a ‘no’ vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum.   Read More »

Mr Loophole calls for Police to investigate York Council Leader for “theft”

The country’s leading traffic lawyer has called on North Yorkshire’s chief constable to investigate City of York’s council leader for theft. Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, has written to Dave Jones making a formal complaint against Coun James Alexander, over his authority’s refusal to automatically reimburse fines to motorists penalised for driving across Lendal Bridge during an “illegal” traffic-calming trial. ... Read More »

North Yorkshire Police’s Special Constabulary gain more Officers

New Specials

22 news Special Constables have completed their training with North Yorkshire Police. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ken McIntosh, hosted the event at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, Newby Wiske, on Wednesday 10 September 2014. The officers were attested in front of Mr John Seymour, Chair of the Bench of Northallerton Magistrates. Working alongside their regular colleagues on the beat, the Special ... Read More »