Neil McLean CBE Joins Harrogate District Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Foundation Trust has said it is pleased to announce that Neil McLean CBE has joined the Trust as Non-Executive Director. Neil, who lives in the Harrogate area, brings with him a wealth of experience and skills. A well-known former lawyer, Neil was also Chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Director of West and North ...

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Second annual junior cricket festival held at Ashville College


More than 150 boys and girls from across the Harrogate District have taken to Ashville College’s sports fields for a one-day knockout cricket tournament. A total of ten U9 teams were playing in the event, the second year running the independent school has hosted the event, which was run in conjunction with Follifoot Cricket Club. Harrogate A, last year’s champions, ...

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Harrogate Town v Railway Athletic match report


Harrogate Town retained the John Smiths Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory over local rivals, Railway Athletic. The game survived a torrential pre match downpour which kept the attendance down to a disappointing 410. Town made the early running and Joe Colbeck’s centre produced a measured header from Dom Knowles which the Rail defence cleared off the line. Rail were ...

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Staying out for the summer: Dj Trev’s dodgy what’s on guide

Dj Trev Harrogate

Remember summer? That glorious two days where it went from being “mild, and ok I guess”, to “I like it hot, but this is too hot”, then back again. Remember how it then started raining? It seems like ages ago doesn’t it? I’m no weatherologist (technically they are called Meteorologists, though when you look into it, they know NOTHING about ...

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Video: Harrogate police execute successful drugs warrants


Harrogate Police executed two drugs warrants today (31 July 2015) Following intelligence gathering, the police applied to Harrogate Magistrate’s Court and obtained a warrant allowing them to search and seize drugs or drug growing equipment from two addresses in the town. A teams deployed to each of the addresses where they were given access by the occupant. A warrant allows the police to enter ...

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Harrogate’s charity’s “shameless” link to string of prime time TV shows! 

Set To Impress! TV & Film Prop Buyer, Bert Mackay, (right) with Disability Action Yorkshire warehouse supervisor, Colin Mills

A Harrogate charity has admitted to having a “shameless” link to a number of prime-time TV dramas screened over the last few years. And, in addition to items donated to Disability Action Yorkshire’s furniture enterprise helping dress the set of the Channel 4 hit, Shameless, numerous pieces have also featured on “In The Club”, and, more recently, The Syndicate – ...

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Yorkshire team beats three cycling world records with lunar ride 

RTS team 1, 2 & 3 pictures show: The Ultra6 team on its world record breaking cycle ride on Mount Ventoux

Extreme cycling team Ultra6 has succeeded in setting three new cycling world records on one of the most gruelling mountains in the Tour de France, the lunar landscaped Mount Ventoux – the Yorkshire team cycled the equivalent distance of travelling into space! Sponsored by cycling retailer All Terrain, the team took on the world record attempt to be the first ...

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Harrogate motorcyclist dies in Sutton Bank collision


A Harrogate man has died following a road traffic collision near Sutton Bank. Police were called at around 10am today (Thursday 30 July 2015) to around one mile from the top of Sutton Bank near Thirsk. The man, in his 60’s, was riding a  Triumph motorcycle which had collided with a white Volkswagen Sirocco at Scawton. He was travelling in the ...

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Dementia services in Harrogate and District scoop regional award for innovation


Dementia services in Harrogate and District have been awarded the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Quality Award, for the innovative approach that the local NHS has taken to make improvements for patients, their families and carers. Dr Richard Sweeney, GP and Governing Body Member at NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Dr Tolu Olusoga, Consultant Psychiatrist and ...

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