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Inner workings of EU laid bare at Harrogate meeting

MEP Visit! UKIP MEP Louise Bours with UKIP Harrogate Branch Chairman Alan Henderson

The inner workings of the European Union were laid bare at a public meeting held in Harrogate. UKIP MEP Louise Bours – the party’s health spokesman – stated to an audience of over 60 attendees at the town’s Old Swan Hotel, how EU officials had deliberately flouted their own rules and regulations in order to prevent a debate into the ...

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Harrogate pensioner conned out of £1,700 by bogus workmen

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Three men approached the 82-year-old victim while he was in his garden on Woodfield Road, Harrogate, around three weeks ago and offered to fix his dormer bedroom window as it appeared to be leaking. The men, who said they were from Pateley Bridge, gave him a price of £86 for the work and spent four days doling the job. When ...

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Wetherby man sentenced for causing death by careless driving

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Brian Colling clipped cyclist Darren Greaves, 38, while attempting to overtake on the B1224 near Wetherby, on the afternoon of Thursday 17 October 2013. As a result of being clipped by the car, Darren, who was cycling towards Wetherby, fell from his cycle and was struck by another car. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. Colling, 64, from ...

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Harrogate robbery at knifepoint

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At around 5.40pm on Monday 29 June 2015, officers were called to a report of a robbery at  Number One Shop, Electric Avenue, Harrogate. A man armed with a knife threatened staff and made off with a quantity of cash. He fled the scene on foot along Skipton Road, heading towards Ripon Road. No one was physically injured during the ...

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Electrification for Leeds – Harrogate – York line still on the table says local MP

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The government is delaying a number of planned rail modernisation projects, with Labour claims voters have been “betrayed” but ministers say they only were made recently made aware that promised upgrades would have to be paused. The £38 billion five year plan to overhaul Britain’s railways is being ‘reset’ because it is costing more and taking longer. Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has ...

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Pannal and Burn Bridge residents encouraged to make their views known on establishment of a parish council

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Harrogate Borough Council is seeking the views of local residents on proposals to establish a parish council for Pannal and Burn Bridge. The Community Governance Review is in response to a petition signed by 285 people who are in favour of the idea, which was presented to Harrogate Borough Council by the Pannal Village Society. Parish and town councils are ...

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75-year-old given Criminal Behaviour Order for sheep worrying offences

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A 75-year-old man from Pateley Bridge has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order by Harrogate Magistrates for persistently allowing his dogs to worry his neighbours’ sheep. Barrie Iveson Liddle, a retired farmer from Upperdale View, appeared for sentencing at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24 June 2015. He was found guilty of seven counts of allowing his dog to worry sheep and ...

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Cash taken from two Harrogate nurseries during break-ins

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Safe Hands Day Nursery on Kent Road was entered through an insecure door overnight between 25 and 26 June. Thieves broke into an office and stole a quantity of cash. Around the same time Kindercare nursery on Cornwall Road was also broken into. Thieves forced entry to the building and stole cash from the office. Officers are investigating both offences and are ...

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Burst water pipe effects up to 900 properties in Harrogate

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From around 8am this morning (28 June 2015), Yorkshire Water began receiving reports of low water pressure and complete loss of water supply from properties in Harrogate. A 9inch main supply pipe was found to have burst in the Stray area. Work to re-zone the effected area started immediately, diverting supplies from other areas to the effected areas. Yorkshire Water received 150 calls of consumers not ...

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service encourages friends and family to help older residents register appliances

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We have at least 100 million large domestic appliances in use in our homes, however, according to a recent survey only 55% of over 65 year olds always register their ovens, fridges and washing machines, meaning thousands can miss out on vital, free,  product safety repairs. To make it simpler for the public to register their appliances, the Association of ...

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