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Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire takes Mencap’s ‘PCC pledge’ to ending learning disability hate crime

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has taken Mencap’s 'PCC pledge' and committed to ending learning disability Hate Crime.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has taken Mencap’s ‘PCC pledge’ and committed to ending learning disability Hate Crime. In 2011 Mencap launched the ‘Stand by me’ campaign to end disability Hate Crime in a generation, and has called on Police and Crime Commissioners to take the PCC pledge which promises to help make sure people with ...

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Construction starts on Allerton waste plant

County Councillor Clare Wood, Amey Chief Executive Mel Ewell, County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, City of York Councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing and County Councillor John Fort

Work on waste treatment facility is now under-way at the existing Allerton landfill site near Knaresborough. The Allerton Waste Recovery Plant (AWRP) is the result of a joint project between North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and waste management company AmeyCespa . It is designed to save the councils around £250million on household waste treatment costs over the ...

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Jewellery stolen in Knaresborough burglary

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Detectives are investigating after jewellery worth thousands of pounds was stolen during a burglary in Knaresborough. Sometime between 9.30am and 3.45pm on Tuesday 3 March, a property in Abbey Mill Gardens was targeted and a large amount of jewellery taken. The stolen jewellery includes: Gold necklace diamond solitaire 0.65 carets Pair of diamond earrings 0.5 caret 18 Caret gold wedding ...

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Roadside stops in Harrogate for Highways survey

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Motorists in Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon are to be asked to take part in a major survey of traffic patterns as a prelude to easing congestion on the highway network. Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 motorists are required to stop when directed by a police officer, they are however not required to take part in any interview and must ...

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Mobile safety camera routes week commencing Wednesday 4 March 2015

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Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 4 March 2015. The mobile safety cameras will be in operation at the following sites at various times over the coming week. Cameras will not be in use all day, every day. The locations were accurate when this news release was produced. Due to operating constraints, our ...

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Planning approval for Harrogate Borough Council’s new £9 million headquarters

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Harrogate Borough Council’s plans to move to new £9million headquarters at its Knapping Mount has been giving planning approval by the Council’s planning committee. The proposed development would see the council’s staff relocating from five Harrogate town centre offices to a single building. The site, which is located off King’s Road out of the town centre, has been occupied by Harrogate Borough Council ...

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Chinese and French travel buyers visit Harrogate

Savouring fat rascals: Andrew Jones MP (centre) with Chinese travel buyers

Over 40 travel buyers from China, France and Belgium have visited the Harrogate District during a tour by Visit Britain. Notable delegates included representatives from TravelWeekly China, Shanghai Airlines, Brittany Ferries and La Quotidienne. Some of the visitors dined at B.e.d Restaurant, while others took in Harrogate’s historical Turkish Baths, explored RHS Garden Harlow Carr and enjoyed fat rascals from Bettys where they ...

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Poll: Harrogate Borough Council £9 million new offices: planning decision this week

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The planning application for the new-build council offices at Knapping Mount comes before the Planning committee at Harrogate Borough Council this week. The application comes in advance of a final decision about whether to go ahead with the new-build at all, which is scheduled to come before council, after the May elections, in July this year. There are currently two viable options for ...

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New drugs laws welcomed by North Yorkshire Police

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North Yorkshire Police have said they cautiously welcome the new drug-drive legislation which comes into force today (2 March 2015). Under the new legislation, it will be illegal to drive if you have one of 17 controlled drugs in your blood, above a specified level. As a result of the new legislation, some police forces will start to use Drager screening equipment to ...

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Harrogate man charged with making threats to kill

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A 47-year-old man from Harrogate is due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court today (2 March 2015) charged with two counts of making threats to kill. The charges relate to an incident in Rehab Bar on Parliament Street in Harrogate during the early hours of Saturday 28 February 2015. Although charges have been brought in this case, police are still urging witnesses to ...

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