Innovative scheme recruiting new foster carers – ‘No Wrong Door’ initiative

North Yorkshire County Council is currently recruiting community family foster carers and supported lodging hosts as part of its ‘No Wrong Door’ initiative – a ground-breaking programme to improve radically the life chances of some of the county’s most vulnerable and challenging young people. Carers are required in both the Harrogate and Scarborough areas for new community hubs and will ...

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Ashley Fulcher remains wanted for prison recall


It is two weeks since a court warrant was issued for the arrest of Ashley Fulcher. Fulcher, 24, was released from prison on licence in May 2013, but has subsequently breached his licence conditions and has been recalled to prison. Despite extensive police enquiries, he remains at large. A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: Ashley, if you see or ...

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Police release images following criminal damage in Starbeck


Harrogate Police are investigating an incident of criminal damage in Starbeck that took place at about 8.45pm on Wednesday 11 March 2015. Rocks and debris were thrown from Laundry Road, just off the Avenue, over the perimeter fence of a property on Camwal Road. £500 worth of damage was caused to a workshop window and the rear windscreen of a digger. ...

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Bilton’s UKIP County Councillor calls on owners of “Eyesore” Skipton Pub for clarification of building’s future

Skipton pub in Harrogate

A Harrogate County Councillor has written to the owners of the former Skipton public House seeking a clarification on the building’s future. The pub – which was closed last summer – had been earmarked for a Tesco Express, but this was shelved earlier this year after the supermarket giant posted significant losses. As a result of Tesco’s cancellation, the building, ...

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Direct link to the hospital proves a hit

Transdev Harrogate

A brand-new bus route which provides a direct weekday link for patients to Harrogate District Hospital has launched into service. Routes 4 and 5 will take passengers from Harrogate Bus Station every hour and drop them at Lancaster Park Road via Mowbray Square Medical Centre. They are the brainchild of Transdev and Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust who have ...

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Police appeal following single-vehicle collision near Thirsk


There has been a  serious collision on the A19 near Thirsk today (Sunday 24 May 2015). The collision occurred at about 1.45pm on the A19 dual carriageway northbound, about half a mile north of the junction with the A168, just prior to the A170 flyover. The single vehicle involved, a grey Range Rover Sport, was travelling north when it left the ...

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York Place in Harrogate to be resurfaced

Harrogate Road

North Yorkshire County Council is to resurface York Place in Harrogate between North Park Road and Queen Parade. York Place has been highlighted as a priority for repair and the work is being done as part of the County Council’s capital highways programme. Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 26 May and last for five nights between 7pm and ...

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