Harrogate decorator swaps brushes for burlesque in support of cancer charity

Burlesque Harrogate

A Harrogate decorator has swapped her brushes for burlesque to stage a charity tribute event in memory of iconic stars lost this year to raise funds for Leeds-based Yorkshire Cancer Centre. Mum of two, Nikki Dadswell, 45, who runs Nicola Shepherd Decorating, took up Burlesque dancing 2 years ago with Lily la Belle Burlesque.  She…

Celebrity Lawyer “Mr Loophole” jumps on Harrogate Battle Bus ticketing row!

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The country’s leading road traffic lawyer has jumped on the Harrogate Vote Leave battle bus ticketing row. Nick Freeman, aka Mr Loophole, called Harrogate Borough Council’s decision to pursue a parking enforcement notice after initially rescinding it as “yoyo” ticketing, and “tantamount to an abuse of process”. Yesterday the bright red bus – parked in…

North Yorkshire Advocacy becomes dementia aware

In support of Dementia Awareness Week, (15 May to 21 May), volunteers from the North Yorkshire Advocacy, a charitable organisation that helps vulnerable people through circumstance or disadvantage,  became Dementia Friends through an hour long awareness session hosted by Sheena Van Parys, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk. The Dementia…

May Bank Holiday changes to refuse and recycling service

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Harrogate Borough Council is reminding residents that there will be changes to collection dates for waste and recycling next week (w/c Monday 30 May 2016) due to the Bank Holiday on Monday. There will be no collection on Monday 30 May.  Collections will be made the day following the usual collection day. Below are details…

Police begin clampdown on legal highs as new legislation comes into force

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Police ready to use new powers to prevent harm caused by psychoactive substances North Yorkshire Police have pledged to take action against people producing, supplying and importing so-called ‘legal highs’, when new legislation is implemented nationally this week. From Thursday 26 May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 will fundamentally change the way UK police forces tackle…

New Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate appointed

Left to right: Former Mayoress Lynne Simms, former Mayor Councillor Nigel Simms, new Mayor Councillor Nick Brown and Mayoress Linda Brown

The new Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate was officially appointed yesterday (Monday 23 May) at Harrogate Borough Council’s Annual Meeting, which was held at the Royal Hall in Harrogate. The traditional Mayor Making ceremony saw Councillor Nick Brown formerly receive the Chains of Office from outgoing mayor, Councillor Nigel Simms. Councillor Brown’s wife, Linda,…

Harrogate Borough Council ticket Vote Leave Campaign bus

Battle Bus receives ticket

A Harrogate Borough Council parking inspector has today (24 May 2016) ticketed the Vote Leave bus that was parked in a parking bay near Betty’s tea room in Harrogate. In a strange move the parking inspector then spent ten minutes on a phone call before then removing the ticket. Harrogate Borough Council have since confirmed…

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