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Witnesses needed to Ripon incident

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Police investigating an altercation in Ripon are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 11.35am on Friday 14 November 2014, staff at the Post Office on Finkle Street reported seeing two men and a woman arguing in the entrance foyer. It is believed that the woman was in possession of a Swiss Army-style knife. Following the altercation all three ...

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Man found dead in the River Foss named

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Police have named the man whose body was recovered from the River Foss in York at around midday on Tuesday (18 November 2014). He is Leslie Bell, aged 63, from the Monkgate area of York. A post mortem examination has been completed and the inquest is expected to open and adjourn next week. Police enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding ...

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Appeal after braking system stolen from car in Harrogate

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Harrogate police are appealing for information after the entire braking system was stolen from a Volkswagen Golf which was parked in Back Unity Grove in the Skipton Road area. The red Golf was parked behind houses at the Old Stables and between 6pm on Tuesday 18 November 2014 and 7am the following morning, thieves have stolen the wheels and the ...

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Harrogate Wetherspoons pub assault victim dies in hospital

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A man has died in hospital almost three weeks after he was allegedly assaulted in a pub beer garden in Harrogate. Paul Colin Morrison, 51, from Burton Leonard, Harrogate, passed away on Thursday (20 November 2014) afternoon at Harrogate District Hospital. He had been in a critical condition since the incident which occurred at the rear beer garden of the ...

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Your views needed on Harrogate Licensing Policy

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Harrogate Borough Council has launched a public consultation to gauge opinion on the council’s licensing policy. As the Licensing Authority, the council are responsible for licensing the sale and supply of alcohol and are legally required to review their Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years. The present policy was adopted in December 2010. The policy sets the ...

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Police release images after £65,000 chocolate theft in Harrogate

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Police investigating a burglary and high value theft of chocolates in Harrogate have released images of the stolen brands. The chocolates were stolen between 2pm on Saturday 1 November and 6.30am on Sunday 2 November 2014, from a business on Hornbeam Park. The thieves stole chocolate Honeycomb Nuggets, All Butter Fudge, Salt Water Chocolate, Truffle Fudge, New Ultimate Collection Butter ...

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Danny Mills kicks off Harrogate Antiques Fair

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Danny Mills, former Leeds United, Manchester City and England footballer recently kicked off this year’s Harrogate Antiques Fair Gala evening in aid of the Acorn charity. Danny officially opened the Antiques Fair which is regarded as the most prestigious of its kind in the North of England. This is the 6th year that Acorn has been the Fair’s nominated charity ...

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Plans for 2,500 homes on Flaxby golf course site

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Harrogate Borough Council’s housing shortage could be partly solved through the creation of a new village based at Flaxby Golf Course, just off the A59. York developer Skelwith has plans to deliver up 2,500 new homes on the site of the Flaxby golf course, as well as the permitted hotel, as part of a revised masterplan for the site. The ...

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HIC triumphs at Yorkshire tourism awards

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The Harrogate International Centre has triumphed at the UK’s biggest award ceremony honouring the best of the region’s tourism industry. A jubilant HIC team was handed the Business Tourism trophy at The White Rose Awards on Monday evening, seeing off competition from the likes of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Sheffield International Venues and York Conferences. After stepping up to collect the ...

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