Harrogate robbery at knifepoint


At around 5.40pm on Monday 29 June 2015, officers were called to a report of a robbery at  Number One Shop, Electric Avenue, Harrogate. A man armed with a knife threatened staff and made off with a quantity of cash. He fled the scene on foot along Skipton Road, heading towards Ripon Road. No one was physically injured during the ...

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Electrification for Leeds – Harrogate – York line still on the table says local MP

Harrogate Railway Station Electrification launch

The government is delaying a number of planned rail modernisation projects, with Labour claims voters have been “betrayed” but ministers say they only were made recently made aware that promised upgrades would have to be paused. The £38 billion five year plan to overhaul Britain’s railways is being ‘reset’ because it is costing more and taking longer. Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has ...

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Pannal and Burn Bridge residents encouraged to make their views known on establishment of a parish council

Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council is seeking the views of local residents on proposals to establish a parish council for Pannal and Burn Bridge. The Community Governance Review is in response to a petition signed by 285 people who are in favour of the idea, which was presented to Harrogate Borough Council by the Pannal Village Society. Parish and town councils are ...

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Cash taken from two Harrogate nurseries during break-ins


Safe Hands Day Nursery on Kent Road was entered through an insecure door overnight between 25 and 26 June. Thieves broke into an office and stole a quantity of cash. Around the same time Kindercare nursery on Cornwall Road was also broken into. Thieves forced a downstairs window and stole cash from the office. Officers are investigating both offences and ...

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Burst water pipe effects up to 900 properties in Harrogate


From around 8am this morning (28 June 2015), Yorkshire Water began receiving reports of low water pressure and complete loss of water supply from properties in Harrogate. A 9inch main supply pipe was found to have burst in the Stray area. Work to re-zone the effected area started immediately, diverting supplies from other areas to the effected areas. Yorkshire Water received 150 calls of consumers not ...

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Golf day helps raise money for Henshaws


Thursday 18 June 2015 – Henshaws welcomed 14 teams of enthusiastic golf players to Harrogate Golf club to enjoy a round of Golf. The money raised will contribute to refurbishing the houses on Henshaws College Campus and provide affordable housing for people with disabilities, allowing them to live as independently as possible. The event was organised by Henshaws Yorkshire Events Committee ...

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Time Together receive generous donation from Killinghall Nomads

Samantha Westwood, Service Manager at Time Together (far left), accepts a cheque from David Terzza, President of Killinghall Nomads Junior Football Club (far right).

Time Together has received a donation of £849 towards their sensory room fund from Killinghall Nomads Junior Football Club. The donation is in return for their assistance with the car parking at the club’s annual tournament which took place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May. Time Together is a local charity with over twenty years of experience providing bespoke support ...

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Say it with sunflowers to remember someone special

Dedicate a sunflower plaque to celebrate the life of someone special this summer at Saint Michael’s Hospice

A Saint Michael’s hospice in Harrogate is offering people the opportunity to pay tribute to someone special this summer at its unique Say it With Sunflowers event. The hospice is inviting the community to celebrate the life of a loved one by dedicating a personalised sunflower plaque as part of a sea of sunflowers in the Hospice’s Hornbeam Park grounds. Donations made for the ...

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Further arrests in clampdown on Harrogate illegal drugs supply


Three further people were arrested in Harrogate yesterday (25 June 2015) following a drugs warrant at an address on Skipton Road. These arrest follower the 10, drugs related, arrests on Wednesday this week. Harrogate Police officers and a dedicated Neighbourhood Support Team attended and recovered a large quantity of Class A drugs from the property. A 19 year old man from ...

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York performance poet pens script for Harrogate Youth Theatre


This August Harrogate Youth Theatre will bring some familiar characters to the stage at Harrogate Theatre as part of a new adaptation of the Robin Hood story, ‘Who Shot The Sheriff? – A Tale of Robin Hood & Maid Marian’. The 12-18 year olds will be working from a script commissioned from York-based performance poet, theatre-maker and playwright Henry Raby, ...

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