Serious sexual in Friargate area of York


York Police are appealing for information after a serious sexual assault in the city. It occurred at around 9pm on Thursday 21 August 2014, in the Friargate area. The victim, a 19-year-old woman, had just left Yates Wine Lodge and was heading towards the old fire station when she was approached from behind and sexually assaulted in an alleyway off ... Read More »

Suspicious devices found on cash machine in Harrogate

cash skimmer Harrogate

Harrogate Police have issued a warning to the public after a number of suspicious devices were found on a cash machine in Harrogate. Officers are urging people to be extra-vigilant when withdrawing money after the devices were found attached to a cash point in the Leeds Road area of the town. The suspicious devices have been recovered by the police ... Read More »

Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown fined for reading newspaper while driving

Chubby Brown

A man has been fined for driving without due care and attention after reading a newspaper while driving. Royston Vasey, 69, from East Harlsey near Northallerton is also known by a stage name of Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown. He was captured by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera with the newspaper held in front of his steering wheel as he drove ... Read More »

Mobile safety camera routes 20 August to 26 August 2014


Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing 20 August 2014. The cameras operate at three difference types of site, these are: Exceptional sites which are identified through the speed management protocol as being of community concern. Motorcycle routes – route used by motorcycles that have a high incidence of collisions and anti social behaviour. Killed ... Read More »

Businesses call for Tesco to withdraw plans for Harrogate superstore

Tesco in Harrogate

Prominent Harrogate businesses are calling for Tesco to officially withdraw plans for a new supermarket in the town after a high profile investigation listed the site as “on hold”. Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, which looked into the fortunes of the “big four” supermarkets in the face of competition from budget stores, said its research showed Harrogate was one of many ... Read More »

Ripon girl climbs her way to success


At only eleven years old, young Ripon local Marijke Booth successfully took on competitors at this year’s grand final of the BMC Youth Climbing series where she competed against finalist from all over the country. Over 870 of the country’s best young climbers battled it out in Edinburgh on June 28th 2014 which made the event the most popular to ... Read More »

Yorkshire gets ‘Sherlocked’ for brain research


Sherlock fever has gripped Yorkshire as a charity’s campaign to set a new Guinness World Records™ title for the Most People Dressed as Sherlock Holmes has gone viral. Sherlock Holmes, one of the most popular consulting detectives of all time, is on the case to help raise money for the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. The ... Read More »

Council office move consultation showed 0.25% of district-wide popuation supported

Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council Lib Dems have said they were disappointed at the very low response to the public consultation on the proposed changes to office accommodation. Only 822 people from a district-wide population of around 159,000 took the time to respond. 822 comments represent 0.5% of the district population HBC Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Philip Broadbank, said: If you ... Read More »

Barnardo’s announce closure of Dr B’s restaurant

Barnardos, Dr B's in Harrogate

The Dr B’s restaurant on Knaresborough road in Harrogate is to close at the end of October 2014. Barnardo’s opened the restaurant in 1985 to provide young people with skills and knowledge to develop and improve their social and employability skills. They also run specialised vocational training programme in the hospitality and catering sectors. A service working with young people ... Read More »