Man injured in Harrogate assault


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered head and facial injuries in an unprovoked attack in Harrogate. The victim, a 24-year-old man from Knaresborough, sustained a broken tooth and an injury to the back of his head when he was punched to the ground outside McDonald’s on Cambridge Road at around 4.45am on Sunday 21 December 2014. He ...

Read More »

Police renew appeal to trace wanted man following Harrogate burglary

101 Police

Police have issued a fresh appeal to locate a Bolton man who is wanted in connection with a burglary in Harrogate. Anthony Stephen Copeland, 26 from Farnworth near Bolton, is wanted by officers who would like to speak to him about offences committed in North Yorkshire, including burglary, failing to stop for police and dangerous driving, following an incident in ...

Read More »

Xmas getaway at Leeds Bradford

LBA Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) are preparing for the busiest ever Christmas and New Year with 100,000 passengers expected to pass through the airport over the 2 week holiday period. The festive rush tops off another successful year for the airport which has seen more than 3.2 million travel through the terminal. Over the festive period thousands of passengers will be ...

Read More »

Dementia group looking for singers and musicians

North Yorkshire charity Dementia Forward is looking for singers and musicians for a new ‘Singing For Fun’ group. Dementia Forward was set up to provide local support to people living with dementia, and those who care for them. Services include: ongoing support, home visits, wellbeing activities, social events, education programmes, and specific services for younger people living with dementia to ...

Read More »

New timetables released after Eddie Brown Tours drops Harrogate bus services


North Yorkshire County Council has confirmed that bus services previously operated by its contractor Eddie Brown Tours will continue, but there will be changes to the timetables and providers The County Council stepped in after Eddie Brown Tours withdrew from services with only a day’s notice in early December. The authority worked with other contractors and provided some of its own ...

Read More »

DJ Trev’s essential guide

Dj Trev

Two weeks in the life of someone with no life. First things first, whenever I write something “disposable”, like essentially ALL of my writing is, but more pertinently for example: a title suggesting I have no life, I inevitably get some acquaintance coming up to me, doing that thing where they put their head slightly to one side, and saying ...

Read More »

Engage Mutual members approve merger with Family Investments

Engage Mutual

Harrogate- Engage Mutual announces today that, following the board’s recommendation to merge with Family Investments, the members of Engage Mutual have voted in favour of the proposed merger, which will form one of the UK’s largest mutual insurers with over two million customers. Family Investments’ members have also voted in support of the move, paving the way for the creation ...

Read More »

County council look to make savings on school transport


North Yorkshire County Council is launching a consultation on proposals to change its policy for providing home to school transport. School travel pass to increase from £480 to £550 per annum Free transport to remain for primary age children living over 2 miles away Free transport to children over 8 who living over 3 miles away Discretionary free transport removed ...

Read More »

Harrogate Water Brands strengthens sales team with Diageo and Britvic recruits


Harrogate Water Brands has appointed former Regional Director of Diageo Wines Europe as Sales & Marketing Director to spearhead its sales and marketing strategy. Rob Pickering, who has 24 years of experience within the drinks sector, was previously responsible for the development and management of the Diageo Wines portfolio in Europe and Canada. During his time at Diageo, Rob was ...

Read More »

A porker of a Christmas at Ripon butcher


Specialist pork butcher, Appleton’s, who have shops in Ripon and Wetherby reported record festive sales today – bucking recent research that shows sluggish pre-Christmas food sales. Appleton’s, which has been trading in Ripon for almost 150 years, has reported a year-on-year increase in sales of 7.5 per cent overall, with pork pies and roast ham doing particularly well in the ...

Read More »