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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 »

Live chick hatchings at Tockwith Show


A new Discovery Zone at Tockwith Show will allow young visitors to witness the beginnings of life as chicks hatch live during the show. Organised by Hatch It, the chick hatching will be part of the new area, which aims to educate children about rural life and food production. The Discovery Zone will also feature York’s Chocolate Story, showing children ... Read More »

Tockwith-built Olympic Cauldron now on display in London


The Cauldron, constructed by Stage One in Tockwith, is one of the most enduring and creative symbols of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 204 unique copper elements, each alight and representing every competing nation, were arranged in sublime concentric formation at the tips of slender mechanised steel stems. Slowly pivoting sequentially, they converged to form the Cauldron, in ... Read More »

Bike found in the Bilton area of Harrogate

Bilton Bike

A bike has been recovered in the Bilton area of Harrogate. It is a full suspension Muddy Fox in black. If it is your bike or you know the owner then please contact PCSO James Skaith on James.Skaith@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and quote 147 NYP-23072014-0147   Read More »

Harrogate District residents to receive letter as electoral registration system changes


Next week, all residents in the Harrogate district will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Harrogate Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer will write to over 120,000 people in the region. The letter will explain that a new, more secure, system of Individual Electoral Registration is ... Read More »

Benfield proves a Tour de Force for local charity


Harrogate car dealership, the Benfield Motor Group, has donated the proceeds from its Tour de France celebrations held over the weekend of 5-6th July to local charity, the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP). Over £576 was collected from the general public who had poured in to the Knaresborough road based dealership to watch the Tour de France and take part ... Read More »

Disabled Harrogate man launches campaign to clear obstructions from pavements

Problem Parking! A car blocks the path of (from left) Coun John Fox, Nick Moxon and DisabilityAcation Yorkshire chief executive Jackie Snape

A Harrogate wheelchair user has launched a campaign to make people across the district think twice about obstructing footpaths with vehicles and wheelie bins. Nick Moxon – who lives at Disability Action Yorkshire’s residential home on Claro Road – has now called on Harrogate Borough Council, local councillors and the police to help him make the streets more accessible for ... Read More »

Changes at Household Waste Recycling Centres from 4 August 2014


From the 4 August 2014 North Yorkshire County Council will introduce charges for hardcore and rubble to all users of its 20 Household Waste and Recycling Centres. Materials that will be charged for include breeze blocks, bricks, ceramics (e.g. sinks and toilets), concrete, flag stones, gravel, hardcore, pottery, rubble, sand, slates, soil, stones, tarmac, tiles, window glass and plasterboard. Household ... Read More »