Ripon’s new skatepark opens


The half-pipe dreams of Ripon’s skateboarders, BMX cyclists, scooter riders and skaters of having a better place to perform their tricks has become reality with the opening of a revamped state-of-the-art skatepark in the city. The official opening of the skatepark, which is located behind Ripon Community Leisure Centre on Dallamires Lane, was held on Saturday 18 October 2014 and ... Read More »

Harrogate woman to lie naked in protest on world vegan day

A recent human flesh demonstration

A PETA Supporter from Harrogate will ask shoppers to spare a thought for animals killed for food. Rose Patterson, a 25 year-old photographic arts student from Torrs Road in Harrogate, will join around 100 other PETA supporters to lie nearly nude in a heap in Trafalgar Square on 1 November 2014 in order to encourage passers-by to have compassion for ... Read More »

Helicopter Heroes series scoops top journalism award

Ian Cundall, (third from right) with the Helicopter Heroes team that won the prestigious Award for Aviation Journalism.

The team that produced the hit BBC Helicopter Heroes series, following the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, has won a major award. The BBC Yorkshire team scooped the prestigious Guild of Air Pilots (GAPAN) Award for Aviation Journalism 2014 after being nominated by Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chief Pilot Andy Lister. Led by Network Editor Ian Cundall, who picked up ... Read More »

UPDATE – Serious collision in Harrogate


This is an update following the serious collision on Oatlands Drive in Harrogate. It involved a cream coloured Fiat Panda and a silver and blue mountain bike, both travelling from the direction of York Place. The collision occurred near the junction of Slingsby Walk footpath near St Aiden’s School. The cyclist, a local man in his 50’s was taken to ... Read More »

UKIP MEP to speak at Harrogate & Knaresborough Branch Meeting


UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe is the guest speaker at the party’s Harrogate & Knaresborough branch meeting this coming Monday. (27 October 2014). Mr Woolfe, who is migration and financial affairs spokesman, will be sharing the Old Swan Hotel platform with local Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) County Councillor David Simister, and branch chairman Alan Henderson. Coun Simister, who represents Bilton and ... Read More »

Serious collision in Harrogate


Emergency services are at the scene of a serious collision in Oatlands Drive in Harrogate. It was reported at around 7.17am on the morning of Thursday 23 October 2014 and involves a man on a pedal cycle and a car. The road is currently closed and is expected to remain closed for several hours. Any witnesses to the incident are ... Read More »

Video: £9m cancer centre official opening

Harrogate Cancer Unit

A new £9million centre for cancer and haematology patients at Harrogate District Hospital was officially opened today (Wednesday 22 October 2014). The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre is a new outpatient oncology and information centre, providing a state-of-the-art facility for people affected by cancer in North Yorkshire. The build has been made possible thanks to a £3.5million donation by Sir ... Read More »

Be safe, be seen as winter months approach

Community Safety & CCTV Manager
Safer Communities, Julie Stack, PCSO Natalie Bridson, Station Master Harrogate Railway Station, Colton Hyde, Marie Brown & Fiona Ancell of 95 Alive and PCSO John Jakes

Winter is almost upon us as the clocks go back and nights close in – the time of year when drivers and road users have to be particularly vigilant. North Yorkshire County Council’s road safety team has been out and about in railway stations and town centres this week , along with North Yorkshire Police, setting out a few simple ... Read More »