Harrogate pan fire

fire pump

Two fire appliances from Harrogate were mobilised to reports of a pan fire at a premises on Fieldway in Harrogate (17 April 2015 at 18:20). Upon their arrival fire crews discovered a pan of oil had been on fire and had caused heat and smoke damage to the kitchen and light smoke damage to the remainder of the property. Fire ...

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Police no longer searching for anyone in Ripon serious sexual assault incident


Police have now completed the investigation and that they are not looking for anyone in relation to this incident. We would like to reassure the public that the circumstances were not as first reported. The woman involved continues to be supported by specialist agencies. Detective Chief Inspector Allan Harder who led the investigation said: We take any reports of sexual assault ...

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Man wanted in connection with theft and fraud across North Yorkshire

Simon Keith Wilson, 31, from York

North Yorkshire Police are asking for the public’s help to find Simon Keith Wilson, 31, from York. Officers want to talk to Mr Wilson about a series of thefts and frauds committed in Whitby, York, Northallerton and Harrogate between December 2014 and February 2015. They believe he has important information that could help their investigations. Extensive police enquiries have been ...

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North Yorkshire Police mobile safety camera routes Thursday 16 April – Tuesday 21 April 2015

speed van

Enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for Thursday 16 April to Tuesday 21 April 2015. 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 ...

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Harrogate to benefit from 5 new Special Constables

Harrogate Special Constables

Harrogate is to benefit from 5 new Special Constables and they were welcomed to North Yorkshire Police last night (Wednesday 15 April 2015) during an attestation ceremony. A further 19 Special Constables will also be working throughout North Yorkshire. The attestation – which is when the officers are sworn in and given their warrant cards – followed the new officers’ intensive, initial ...

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Stray FM’s ultimate ride home

Winner of the competition, Gillian Mulholland with Stray FM's Will Smith

An RE teacher in Bedale has been flown the 27 miles to her home in Knaresborough by helicopter. Stray FM’s Drivetime host Will Smith, who is covering the Breakfast show at the moment, came up with the idea for the competition called “The Ultimate Ride Home”. Will asked listeners to tell him their route home and then picked one lucky listener out. Will explains ...

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Starbeck Baths temporarily closed due to technical problem


Harrogate Borough Council has closed Starbeck Baths to the public due to technical issues. The decision was made after the main inlet valve became faulty overnight on Tuesday 14 April causing the pool to empty. An on-site assessment conducted on Wednesday has identified the extent of the problem and which repairs need to be made. It is envisaged that this ...

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Harrogate pupils given opportunity to improve literacy and social skills through sport

Harrogate High

Harrogate High School has been playing host to an exciting training programme that combines sport with literacy. Aimed at local primary schools, it gives some 40 pupils the opportunity to improve both literacy and social skills. The schools involved were Willow Tree, St. Robert’s, Richard Taylor, Hookstone and New Park. Led by former Harrogate High School PE teacher, David Moss ...

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Champion of Harrogate’s homeless and vulnerable launches kip in a skip fundraiser for community café 

Corrina Young Harrogate

Corrina Young, founder of a project to help Harrogate’s homeless and most vulnerable people, is kipping in a skip for 72 hours from this Friday 17 April to raise funds for the town’s first ‘pay as you feel’ community café. From 10.00am on Friday until Monday morning, Corrina will be living and sleeping in the skip provided by local company Todd Skip ...

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