Harrogate charity offers London Marathon place

Marathon Runner Wanted! Disability Action Yorkshire Care Home Manager Steven Taylor with resident Wayne Martin in front of the existing “bus”

A North Yorkshire charity is looking for a keen runner to take up its place at next year’s London Marathon – and help it raise funds for a new vehicle to benefit young, disabled adults. Disability Action Yorkshire – the Harrogate-based organisation that aims to empower disabled people to live independent lifestyles – is searching for someone to don its ... Read More »

Minster vets joins Westpoint Vet Group to create national science-based practice

(L to R) are Minster Vets financial director, Lynn Sugden;  Minster Vets small animals veterinary specialist and partner, Jo Malone and  Harrowells Solicitors corporate team partner, Philip Lewis Ogden.

A Yorkshire-based national veterinary practice, with 16 branches around the UK including in Ripon, has joined complementary business the Westpoint Veterinary Group, business, in a major deal. Minster Veterinary Practice Ltd, York, which has more than 100 staff based mainly in and around York, has merged with the Westpoint Veterinary Group, Warnham, West Sussex, in a deal advised by Philip ... Read More »

£25,000 spend on ceremonial robes was an error on meeting agenda

Harrogate Council Offices

Councillor Richard Cooper,  Leader of Harrogate Borough Council has responded after the Liberal Democrats raised concerns over the approval of £25,000 on ceremonial robes for councillors. Cllr Helen Flynn, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat Group said: We feel that spending £25,000 on robes for District Councillors is out of step with the the financial hardship being felt by people across ... Read More »

CCTV images released following theft of £5K cycle


Harrogate police have released CCTV images of a man they need to trace in connection with the theft of a bicycle in the town. It was stolen at 5.40pm on Thursday 17 July 2014, from Morrisons supermarket, Plumpton Road, where it had been securely locked to a cycle rack. The Specialised FSR Carbon Evo 14 StuntJumper, which is grey, is ... Read More »

Yorkshire Cancer Research invests £5 million in finding root causes of cancer in the region

cancer lab

Yorkshire Cancer Research will invest £5 million in research that will have a direct impact on cancer patients in Yorkshire, it has been announced today. The investment, which coincides with the charity’s 90th anniversary, will be used to develop understanding of the root causes behind Yorkshire’s cancer problems and develop strategies and initiatives that could reduce cancer incidence and mortality ... Read More »

Harrogate Rugby Club launches £200,000 cockerel appeal


Harrogate Rugby Union Football Club (HRUFC) today launches a £200,000 appeal to help cover the remaining cost of its new £3 million home at Follifoot. The club is urging the district’s business community to get behind ‘The Cockerel Appeal’ as it prepares to move with its 800 plus members to the new ground and clubhouse in January 2015. The majority ... Read More »

Woman knocked down in Harrogate


Police are appealing to the driver and occupants of a vehicle to come forward after a woman pedestrian was knocked down in Harrogate. The incident happened at around 1am in the early hours of Sunday 28 September 2014 on Victoria Road at the corner of Esplanade in Harrogate. The offending vehicle hit a 38-year-old woman, knocking her to the ground ... Read More »

Quilting success for pupils at Belmont Grosvenor

Youngsters at independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor have stitched their way to success in an international quilting competition. For the second year running, youngsters at the co-educational school, on the outskirts of Harrogate, entered a hand-crafted colourful quilt into the National Festival of Quilts held at the NEC in Birmingham. And the pupils beat off tough competitions from youngsters from ... Read More »