Benefits for Harrogate from new rail boost


Harrogate and Knaresborough MP has welcomed the news that a direct two-hourly service between London and Harrogate is to be introduced over the next five years. This means an additional six trains every day between Harrogate and Kings Cross. The scheme is part of a number of changes being brought in by Stagecoach-Virgin after they were awarded the franchise for ...

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Harrogate businessman recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales for mentoring school children

Harrogate businessman Noel Stephenson has been recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales

Harrogate businessman Noel Stephenson has been recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales for his role as a volunteer mentor in Yorkshire secondary schools at a prestigious event held at Sandringham this week. Noel was congratulated by The Prince of Wales for his commitment to mentoring young people from deprived communities and helping them realise their talents and potential through ...

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Teenager found dead in remote area near Boroughbridge


Police were called at around 7.15am on the morning of Thursday 27 November 2014 after the body of a 17-year-old man was found in a remote area near Arm Hall Lane, Aldborough, near Boroughbridge. Police do not believe that there are any suspicious circumstances and are not looking for anyone else in connection with his death. North Yorkshire Police will ...

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Knitting & Stitching Show attracts 22,000 visitors to the town

Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate

More than 22,000 visitors flocked to Harrogate for the ‘biggest ever’ Knitting & Stitching Show, according to organisers. The four-day event, which took place at Harrogate International Centre (HIC Yorkshire) from November 20, enjoyed a six per cent rise on visitor numbers over last year’s show, with a total of 22,238 people. The event saw about 300 companies exhibiting and offered ...

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Harrogate woman wins PETA award on International Volunteer day

Harrogate, North Yorkshire – Some of the most eye-catching animal rights demonstrations that have swept the UK in recent months have been successful thanks in part to Rose Patterson, a Harrogate native who’s never afraid to stand up against the abuse and killing of animals for food, clothing, experiments and entertainment – and in honour of International Volunteer Day, 5 ...

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Launch of first upcycling website converts waste to designer goods

Harrogate upcycling

Founded by Harrogate resident, Donna Fenn and now based in Knaresborough, the UK’s first retail website dedicated to the rapidly expanding consumer trend of upcycling has been launched. Remade in Britain (www.remadeinbritain.com) is the first dedicated retail platform for businesses repurposing some of the 280m tonnes of waste produced each year in the UK and launches with over 300 upcycling ...

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Dj Trev moaning about the cold November rain

dj trev Harrogate

Dj Trev moaning about the cold November rain, amongst other things – a litany of Pubs, Clubs, Birthday Bars, Rockabilly gigs and Litany. Last week – in a brilliant execution of journalistic integrity – I neglected to mention a music party I was involved with last Saturday, for charity. As it goes it had been mentioned in the weeks previous, furthermore ...

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Coroner’s verdict into death of man who died following transfer between Harrogate and York Hospital

Harrogate Hospital

Anthony Cartwright was pronounced dead at York Hospital in July 2008 after he had been transferred between Harrogate and York Hospitals. The York Coroner has now recorded a verdict on the death of Mr Cartwright –  25 November 2014. The Narrative Conclusion delivered by Senior Coroner, Mr M D Oakley reads: The deceased was admitted to Harrogate District Hospital, Accident and Emergency Department ...

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