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 »

Mobile safety camera routes 22 to 28 October 2014


Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing 22 October 2014. The mobile safety cameras will be in operation at the following sites at various times over the coming week. Cameras will not be in use all day, every day. The locations were accurate when this news release was produced. Due to operating constraints, our mobile ... Read More »

Public urged to report sightings of missing Harrogate woman


Police in Harrogate are appealing for the public’s help to trace a woman who has been missing since last weekend. Roksana Baran, aged 34, was last seen at the house she shares with her sister in Harrogate at around 8pm on Saturday 18 October 2014.   She has not been in touch with anyone since and officers are becoming concerned ... Read More »

Cigarettes taken after thieves force entry into newsagent


Harrogate Police are appealing for witnesses after a quantity of cigarettes were taken when thieves forced their way into a local newsagents. Sometime overnight, between Friday 17 October and Saturday 18 October 2014, thieves forced their way into the Wilkinson’s Newsagents on Wetherby Road and stole cigarettes and tobacco. It is believed that the burglary may have occurred at around ... Read More »

Harrogate wins Gold at RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2014


Harrogate has scooped Gold in the Small City category at the 50th Britain in Bloom UK Final awards, Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign now run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). RHS Ambassador Adam Frost, who has won six Gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and started his career in a local authority parks department, hosted the annual ceremony, ... Read More »

County council warns against the cost of free trials

North Yorkshire County Council’s trading standards officers are warning consumers not to sign up for free trials of products without checking the small print and finding out exactly what they are agreeing to. The county’s trading standards officers receive more calls on the subject of free trials than any other issue. People who are attracted by the many internet pop ... Read More »

Man arrested in Harrogate sex assault investigation


Detectives investigating a sexual assault in the Jennyfields area of Harrogate have arrested a local man in connection with the incident. The man, aged 50, was arrested in Harrogate on Saturday 18 October 2014, and has been released on conditional police bail following questioning, to allow for further enquiries. Officers have been offering the victim continued specialist support since the ... Read More »