Student chosen to compete for England

Rossett School student Thomas Henley, centre, has been chosen to compete for England’s taekwondo team this November. He is pictured with the winner of the under 80kg senior category at the British National Championships in 2014, and Olympic bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammed.

An international competition awaits a Rossett School student after he was selected for a place on the Team England taekwondo squad. Year 13 student Thomas Henley, 17, will compete in both the junior and senior categories at the Commonwealth Championships in Scotland this November. It follows his success at the national championships, when he won gold in the junior advanced ... Read More »

Local businessmen raise £1,000 for Ataxia charity

Charles Paines and Keith Hemmings of Joe Manby Limited raised more than £1,000 for Ataxia UK.

A leading national charity in the region has received a cash boost thanks to two Harrogate businessmen. Keith Hemmings and Charles Paines of event services company Joe Manby Limited have completed this year’s gruelling Big Bad Bike Ride – raising more than £1,000 between them for Ataxia UK. A sponsored cycle event held at various locations around the UK, the ... Read More »

Public urged to report sightings of missing Harrogate woman


Police in Harrogate are appealing for the public’s help to trace a woman who has been missing since last weekend. Roksana Baran, aged 34, was last seen at the house she shares with her sister in Harrogate at around 8pm on Saturday 18 October 2014.   She has not been in touch with anyone since and officers are becoming concerned ... Read More »

Cigarettes taken after thieves force entry into newsagent


Harrogate Police are appealing for witnesses after a quantity of cigarettes were taken when thieves forced their way into a local newsagents. Sometime overnight, between Friday 17 October and Saturday 18 October 2014, thieves forced their way into the Wilkinson’s Newsagents on Wetherby Road and stole cigarettes and tobacco. It is believed that the burglary may have occurred at around ... Read More »

New trainee for McCormicks Solicitors

Harrogate law firm McCormicks has appointed a new Trainee Solicitor. Carol Hancock has in-depth experience of a range of Family Law issues, including disputes involving children and domestic violence problems. She joined the firm in 2012 after receiving a commendation from the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York, and was promoted to Legal Assistant at the beginning ... Read More »

Countryside Live pulls out all the stops

14 year old Richard Lancaster of Clitheroe, winner of the Sheep Young Handler Championship with steward Philip Hughes at Countryside Live 2014

Blue skies and sunshine brought the 2014 Countryside Live to a close, as organisers announced one of the highest figures in its 12 year history. A total of 12,215 visitors came through the gates of the little sister event to the Great Yorkshire Show which took place over the weekend (Sat 18 and Sun 19 October). The attendance figure is ... Read More »

Harrogate Railway Ladies vs Castleford White Rose


Harrogate Railway Ladies were played Castleford White Rose yesterday (19 October 14) in the County cup and put in their best performance this year so far. Unfortunately Railway came away with a 1-0 loss, but the score line could have been in rails favour with a bit more luck on their side. With the wind blowing a gale down the ... Read More »

Worcester City v Harrogate Town


Worcester overcame the handicap of losing goalkeeper, Jose Veiga after only twenty seconds, to record a 2-0 victory over Harrogate Town. A promising Town move featuring Nicky Featherstone,Rhys Meynell and James Walshaw which was ended by an offside flag, saw Veiga removed to hospital with a badly gashed leg after a collision with one of his own defenders.Central defender Wayne ... Read More »

Man arrested in Harrogate sex assault investigation


Detectives investigating a sexual assault in the Jennyfields area of Harrogate have arrested a local man in connection with the incident. The man, aged 50, was arrested in Harrogate on Saturday 18 October 2014, and has been released on conditional police bail following questioning, to allow for further enquiries. Officers have been offering the victim continued specialist support since the ... Read More »