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Bumper year for Acorn fundraisers

Acorn charity

The Harrogate and Ilkley-based fundraisers, the Acorn Committee has announced its highest ever total after its 16th year of activities. The charity raises money for people with dementia and their carers in the Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby area through Dementia Forward and for research into scleroderma disease at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The Acorn Committee was founded in 1999 ...

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Serious sexual assault in Ripon nature reserve

Ripon police

Police are investigating a serious sexual assault which took place in Ripon on the morning of Tuesday 24 March. The incident happened at the Quarry Moor Nature Reserve. The victim, a woman in her thirties, is being supported by specially trained officers. Police are appealing for anyone who was in the nature reserve between the hours of 9am and 1pm ...

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North Yorkshire wins funding for ambulance pilot scheme

Ambulance

An innovative pilot scheme to investigate ways of replacing some non-emergency ambulance transport services with alternatives including use of volunteers and local council transport fleets has won financial backing of almost £121,000 from the Government. The Department for Transport has agreed to fund a proposal by North Yorkshire County Council for the Vale of York Patient Transport Pilot, covering the ...

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Top Gear producer says he won’t press charges against Jeremy Clarkson

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North Yorkshire Police have said that they have now spoken to the lawyer of Oisin Tymon following an alleged incident at Simostone Hall hotel in Hawes, between Mr Tymon and the Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson. A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Police said: Earlier this week we made contact with Mr Tymon’s lawyers to ask for  his views on the incident ...

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Executive Member for Public Health visits pharmacy to see flu vaccination facilties

Don-Mckenzie

Government is encouraging more people to ensure they have flu vaccinations and use their Local Pharmacies to do so. County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Public Health and Prevention for North Yorkshire County Council visited The Pharmacy, High Street, Boroughbridge, YO5 9AW on Thursday 26 March 2015. The purpose of his visit was to see the flu vaccination facilities ...

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Police release further statement on Jeremy Clarkson allegations

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North Yorkshire Police have released a further statement regarding their ongoing investigations into an incident involving TV presenter, Jeremy Clarkson. A police spokesperson said: Over the past few days, we have been contacted by concerned members of the public, who have seen media coverage about Mr Clarkson’s actions at Simonstone Hall, and who want to know what action the police are taking. ...

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Missing man that may have travelled to North Yorkshire

Police in Essex are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man missing from his home in Finchingfield. Michael Bell, 57, was last seen at the Life Boot Inn, Ship Lane, Thornham, Norfolk, on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. He has failed to return home to Finchingfield. Officers believe he may have travelled to Lincolnshire or North Yorkshire. He has ...

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Police investigation hubs set to speed up justice and improve service to victims

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New Investigation Hubs are set to open in Harrogate, Northallerton, York and Scarborough and will work alongside the force’s Serious Crime Teams and Major Crime Unit who will deal with more serious and complex offences. The Investigation Hubs are designed to streamline the investigative process and will speed up justice for victims, reduce duplication, reduce bail time and free up ...

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16 hour A1 closure this weekend in North Yorkshire

Drivers are advised to plan their journeys around the A1 in North Yorkshire this weekend as the road will be closed for 16 hours in order to install 12 bridge beams weighing 26 tons at Agricola Bridge. This planned closure of the A1 in North Yorkshire has been shortened and was originally advertised as a 30 hours closure. The closure ...

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