Authorities continue to monitor the Alexander Court Care Home

Alexander Court Care Home Harrogate

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have confirmed that on Thursday evening (24 July 2014) they formally served an urgent notice on Esteem Care Limited, imposing a condition that meant nursing care could no longer be provided at their Alexander Court Nursing Home in Harrogate. This followed the removal of all nursing patience and their safe relocation by the Local Authority. ... Read More »

Ashville College’s former pupils asked to preserve memory – and names – of its glorious dead

Lest We Forget! Ashvillian Society president Nick Breton inspects some of the 117 names recorded on wooden panels in Ashville College’s Memorial Hall

Former pupils from Harrogate’s Ashville College are being asked to help preserve the memory and names of the school’s “glorious dead”. The First World War claimed the lives of 39 old boys and one teacher – Gilbert Carmichael – who died on the first day of the major German offensive, the Kaisersschlacht, in March 1918. To honour them – and ... Read More »

Harrogate welcomes Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable

Chief Executive of Harrogate Chamber of Trade, Brian Dunsby, Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, with Helen Flynn,

Harrogate has welcomed Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable for two days of Department for BIS (Business, Innovation and Skills) activity in the Local Area. Having recently played host to royalty and national politicians over the Tour de France weekend, Harrogate was yet again in the spotlight when Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, ... Read More »

Council Leader “misleading” public over Harrogate heritage lampposts “saved” claim


Harrogate’s council leader is “misleading” the public over his claims that up to 100 of the town’s heritage cast iron lampposts will be saved. Up to 900 of the historic street lights, some dating back to Queen Victoria’s reign, are to be replaced with standard steel ones by North Yorkshire County amid “health and safety” fears, which caused anger in ... Read More »

Harrogate police hunt wanted man

Wayne Richard Porter

Police are searching for a man from Harrogate after he breached his prison release conditions. Wayne Richard Porter, aged 28, was given a two year prison sentence for the possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. The prison sentence commenced in February 2013 and he was released from prison in February 2014. Porter is described as white, 5ft ... Read More »

Local woman prepares for 100mile challenge in memory of sister


A town planner from Harrogate is taking on the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 race on Sunday 10 August 2014 for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, as a tribute to her beloved sister who died from lymphoma last year. The cycling event, described as ‘the London marathon of the cycling world’, starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follows a ... Read More »

Christmas Market set to sell out in record time


The third annual Harrogate Christmas Market is set to be fully booked in record time this year, with less than a quarter of places left for traders. Almost 80% of the 200 trader spaces have been booked for the Market, which runs from Thursday, November 27 to Sunday, 30 November 2014. The Market has a range of different stall types ... Read More »