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Eight arrested during Harrogate day of action

Harrogate Police

Police in Harrogate have arrested eight people on suspicion of offences including drug dealing and money laundering during a series of raids across the town on Friday 23 January 2015. During three search warrants and planned operations to arrest suspects, officers seized cash, drugs and items such as weighing scales and mobile phones, suspected of being used in drug dealing. ...

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Chip van fire in Topcliffe involving 5 propane gas cylinders

fire pump

At 22:37 on 23 January 2015 fire crews were called to a Chip Van Fire on Topcliffe Road in Topcliffe. Fire crews from Thirsk and Ripon attended the van fire involving a number of propane cylinders. Crews quickly requested assistance for two further fire engines for water which were sent from Boroughbridge and Ripon. Further assistance was requested 30 mins ...

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National crime report confirms North Yorkshire as one of the safest places to live

Police car Harrogate

A national crime report has confirmed that North Yorkshire is one of the safest places to live, work and visit. The Office of National Statistics’ “Crime in England and Wales, year ending September 2014″ report published on 22 January 2015, places the North Yorkshire Police area as the second lowest crime location in England. This accounts for a marginal 1% rise ...

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One year since Megan Roberts went for a night out but never made it home

Megan Roberts

Friday 23 January 2015, marked the one year anniversary since Megan Roberts tragically lost her life after a night out. North Yorkshire Police and the Crime Commissioner have now released a number of videos:- Jackie Roberts, mother of Megan Roberts. Megan, a 20 year old university student died after entering the river after a night out in January 2014. Steve Pearson, father of ...

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Launch of new sexual health service for North Yorkshire

A new service providing sexual health advice, support and treatment for young people and adults is being launched across North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire County Council has awarded the contract for the provision of its new Integrated Sexual Health Service to York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust will work with highly experienced voluntary sector sexual health organisations and GP ...

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£6000 jackpot to grow world beating Gigantomo

The giant vegetable competition at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is set to take a gigantic step forward with the launch of a brand new national class for tremendous tomatoes, offering a top prize of up to £6,000 for the winning specimen. The new National Championship for Gigantomo beefsteak tomatoes is being sponsored by mail order plant specialists, Van Meuwen, to ...

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Radio amateurs get practical thank you for Tour de France backup

L to R Andy Evans of RAYNET, Councillor Les, and Brian Dooks of RAYNET with some of the new equipment

A voluntary radio communications team which played a key role in ensuring the Tour de France ran safely and smoothly through the Yorkshire Dales has been ‘rewarded’ with thousands of pounds worth of equipment. Members of RAYNET (The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network) provided a back-up communications system across the Day 1 and Day 2 routes in North Yorkshire where the ...

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Harrogate Borough Council launch FixMyStreet service

Harrogate Street

Harrogate Borough Council is encouraging the district’s residents to use its new FixMyStreet service – a one-stop shop for reporting common street problems that the council needs to address. FixMyStreet is a national map based application which helps people inform local authorities of issues needing their attention, such as reporting things which are broken, dirty, damaged, dumped, and need fixing, ...

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Rudding Park voted best hotel in the UK outside London by TripAdvisor

Rudding Park

Harrogate’s Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf has been voted Best Hotel in the UK outside London for the third year running in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015. These prestigious recognitions are based solely on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travellers gathered on the travel guide website www.tripadvisor.com Peter Banks, Managing Director at Rudding Park said: Winning ...

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New head for Henshaws

Henshaws College in Harrogate has appointed a new Principal. Angela North has joined from a further education college near York where she was Assistant Principal and will lead the team at the College which caters for students aged from 16 to 25 with a wide range of disabilities and additional support needs. In Harrogate provides programmes of learning and support ...

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