A safe safe move after 70 years

There are times when tradition and the modern world clash heavily as leading Harrogate solicitors Raworths recently discovered in a very big way! The law firm moved into its present premises at Eton House on Station Parade in the 1930s and a massive safe was installed in a partner’s room. Time has marched on and the firm has substantially expanded ... Read More »

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP: “Incinerator go ahead the wrong choice.”


North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) are set to press ahead with plans to build an incinerator as part of a waste recovery park at Allerton on the outskirts of the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency. The plans have met with stiff opposition from local residents, parish councils, local councillors and the area’s Member of Parliament, Andrew Jones. The decision to press ... Read More »

Northallerton police station evacuated following bomb scare


The public have been thanked following an incident at Northallerton Police Station. An evacuation of the town’s police station too place  earlier today (Tuesday 2 September 2014), when a suspicious package was located in the station. An Army team from Catterick Garrison examined the package and declared it safe. Northallerton Police Station, the two adjacent buildings and the road were ... Read More »

Harrogate Councillor questions how public services will cope with number of planning applications

David Simister Harrogate

A Harrogate county councillor is questioning how schools, health services and the roads network will cope from the pressure brought about by thousands of new houses planned from the town. Since the district council’s Local Development Framework was thrown out by government officials, numerous areas find themselves at the mercy of developers exploiting the situation. Despite intense opposition, the authority ... Read More »

Harrogate Hospital Radio DJ to present marathon 28-hour show

Harrogate Hospital Radio

A hospital radio presenter is to extend his usual two hour afternoon show by a whopping 26 hours for a marathon broadcast taking place next month (September 2014). Carl Waring – who broadcasts as Carl Richards and has been a Harrogate Hospital Radio presenter for eight years – will begin his feat of endurance at 4pm on Wednesday, 17 September ... Read More »

Police hunt “2-in-1” burglars after cars stolen in Harrogate area


Harrogate Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two cars were stolen from Spofforth. The “2-in1” burglaries – when car key keys are stolen after breaking into houses – occurred overnight between Sunday 31 August and Monday 1 September 2014. A black BMW 520D saloon – registration “HEY 4Y” – was taken from Grange Avenue, and a dark blue ... Read More »

Travellers vacate Oatlands playing fields


The travellers on the Oatlands playing fields have now gone – 1 September 2014. Harrogate Borough Council and a County Sheriff attended the Harrogate Court and received an order for the travellers to leave the land. The travellers were informed of the order and then left the land by around 1pm. The enforcement of the order was supported by the ... Read More »

Travellers on Oatlands playing fields told to leave

Oatlands Travellers

A group of travellers have taken residence on the Oatlands playing fields in Harrogate. It is believed they gained access to the land on 22 August 2014 and then parked a number of caravans and mobile homes. As a civil matter, Harrogate Borough Council served notice on them to vacate the land. If they fail to voluntarily leave then it ... Read More »