Pinewoods Summer Scarecrow Stroll

1. Pinewoods Summer Scarecrow Stroll Harrogate

A number of special visitors are expected to be seen within the Pinewoods over the summer. The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has announced a new competition – “A Summer Scarecrow Stroll” – that will see the addition of decorated scarecrows along the main footpath. In association with Harrogate in Bloom, the PCG is inviting members, schools, community groups and local ...

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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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Decision to be made on Valley Gardens festival of fire

Harrogate International Festivals (HIF) are looking for £25,000 from Harrogate Borough Council to host a festival in Valley Gardens. The event, planned for February 2016, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the HIF. Harrogate Borough Council made a provisional commitment in December 2014, a final decision will be made on 22 April 2015. The event will be ...

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Dirty Stop Out – Dj Trev’s guide: handy for the randy

Dj Trev

I didn’t manage to do one of these columns last week and all of the passionate complaints from people who sorely missed it that I imagined were really touching, it is so nice to imagine that people actually miss my regular ramblings. Sometimes I like to imagine other things too; like that I am quite handsome, my body is lean ...

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Harrogate tax specialist branches out on own

Specialist Tax Advice! Stephen Outhwaite who has launched his own tax consultancy, Outhwaite Associates

A Harrogate tax specialist has started the new financial year by launching his own consultancy. Outhwaite Associates is spearheaded by Stephen Outhwaite, who has more than three decades of experience working in the industry – first as a tax inspector with HMRC then as a senior manager with an international tax advisory firm. And, in just a few days since ...

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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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Moped stolen in Starbeck


Harrogate police are appealing for witnesses after a moped was stolen in Starbeck. The orange and black Peugeot Trekker 50cc moped was taken from the junction of Spa Street with the rear of Spa Lane, at sometime between 6.30pm and 10.15pm on Tuesday 14 April 2015. A small white coloured van with orange maintenance style lights on the roof was ...

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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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