Traffic collision near Spofforth


A road traffic collision was reported at 10.06am 30 October 2014 on the A661 between Spofforth and Wetherby near Linton Lane There were three vehicles involved – Fiesta, Vauxhall Zaifra and Suzuki. No serious injuries occurred as a result of the incident, although some people taken to Harrogate District Hospital with minor injuries. The road was cleared and reopened at ... Read More »

Body found under viaduct in Harrogate


Police were called at around 9.15pm on Wednesday 29 October 2014 after a member of the public reported finding a body near the old viaduct on Railway Road in Harrogate. Police and Paramedics attended the scene and sadly, a 38-year-old man from Harrogate was pronounced dead at the scene. Offices believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and ... Read More »

Motorcyclist dies in Ripon collision


North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died near Ripon on Wednesday 29 October 2014. The collision happened at around 3.55pm on the road between Ripon and North Stainley near Lightwater Valley. The collision involved the motorcyclist, a 68-year-old man from Thirsk, who was riding a silver Honda motorcycle, a white Ford Transit van and a blue ... Read More »

Free parking spaces created for Harrogate Christmas fair

A thousand free park & ride spaces are to be created in Harrogate next month (November) for what is likely to be one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Visitors to the Country Living Christmas Fair at Harrogate International Centre (HIC), will now be able to leave their cars at The Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) in Wetherby Road ... Read More »

Congestion killing Harrogate! put bypass back on agenda, says UKIP County Councillor David Simister

Skipton Road Harrogate

North Yorkshire county councillor David Simister is calling for the debate on a northern bypass for Harrogate to be reopened forthwith! David Simister, the UKIP member for Bilton & Nidd Gorge, said traffic and congestion was killing the spa town and this condition would only get worse with the construction of hundreds more homes in the area. County Coun Simister ... Read More »

Police and Crime Commissioner asks for public feedback on new Police Plan

Chief Constable, Dave Jones and the police and crime commissioner, Julia Mulligan

Following a  consultation with the public across North Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, has today (Wednesday 29th October) unveiled a revised draft Police and Crime Plan. She now wants to know if you agree with the goals and objectives she has set for the Chief Constable. The four priorities for North Yorkshire Police are: 1. Protect Vulnerable People ... Read More »

Jewellery taken in Tockwith house burglary


Police  investigating a house burglary at Tockwith in the Harrogate District are appealing for witnesses and information. The offenders made off with a range of jewellery after entering the house between 6.30pm and 10pm on Sunday 12 October 2014. Items stolen included: platinum eternity ring which contained red stones three stone diamond ring in yellow gold two gold rings with ... Read More »

Mobile safety camera routes Wednesday 29 to 4 November 2014


Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing 29 October 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 »

Bilton and Woodfield celebrate a library milestone

Guests at the official opening ceremony on Monday

People in the Bilton and Woodfield areas of Harrogate are celebrating the provision of a brand new state-of-the-art library – the product of a hugely successful collaboration between the community and North Yorkshire County Council. The new Library was officially opened this week by the Vice Chairman of the County Council, Councillor David Jeffels. It provides a wide range of ... Read More »