Traffic changes in Leeds city centre as two major Connecting Leeds schemes near completion

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The layout of two major roads in the city centre will change from Sunday 24 January as Infirmary Street and Vicar Lane open in both directions to motorised traffic and cycles. The roads are currently being transformed as part of a multi-million pound project being carried out by Connecting to improve transport in the city centre. When the schemes are complete, access over parts of these streets will be restricted to buses and taxis at certain times. Additionally, resurfacing work is set to start on the Headrow and Vicar Lane from Friday 29 January. This essential work will require

Two men arrested following Ripon robbery

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Harrogate police

Around 5.30pm yesterday evening (18 Jan 2021) a man was walking along Bondgate in Ripon when he was approached by four men who threatened him with a knife and stole his belongings. The men then followed the victim home where they forced him to give them access to his property and stole a number of further items from inside the house. The four men then left the scene down Aismunderby Road. Around 10am this morning (19 Jan 2021) arrested a 20-year-old man from Ripon and a 19-year-old man from in connection with this incident.The men are currently in

Harrogate Town acquire former West Ham prodigy on loan

Town is rumored be adding a former West Ham prospect on loan via Huddersfield Town. In a series of moves, the Terriers signed forward Sorba Thomas from Boreham Wood FC of the National League on Wednesday for an undisclosed fee. Almost immediately, reports were circulating that Huddersfield Town would be assigning Thomas on loan to League 2 members Town. In response, Huddersfield Town officials indicated a decision on their plans for Thomas wasn’t imminent. Thomas is the third young player added into the Huddersfield Town fold this season, following the additions of Irish under-21 international Danny Grant from

Essential closures as work progresses on A1(M) junction upgrade

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A1 junction knaresborough

As work progresses on a multi-million-pound project to upgrade Junction 47 on the A1(M) to support growth in the Harrogate and Knaresborough areas, drivers are being advised of forthcoming road closures essential to the construction. The junction upgrade, which began in September, will address congestion as well as improve road safety and support development in the towns. Work is progressing as planned and is on schedule for completion in the autumn. All work is being carried out in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Improvements involve widening three of the roundabout’s four slip roads to increase capacity, along with the installation of

Traffic changes in Leeds city centre as two major Connecting Leeds schemes near completion

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The layout of two major roads in the city centre will change from Sunday 24 January as Infirmary Street and Vicar Lane open in both directions to motorised traffic and cycles. The roads are currently being transformed as part of a multi-million pound project being carried out by Connecting to improve transport in the city centre. When the schemes are complete, access over parts of these streets will be restricted to buses and taxis at certain times. Additionally, resurfacing work is set to start on the Headrow and Vicar Lane from Friday 29 January. This essential work will require

Two men arrested following Ripon robbery

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Harrogate police

Around 5.30pm yesterday evening (18 Jan 2021) a man was walking along Bondgate in Ripon when he was approached by four men who threatened him with a knife and stole his belongings. The men then followed the victim home where they forced him to give them access to his property and stole a number of further items from inside the house. The four men then left the scene down Aismunderby Road. Around 10am this morning (19 Jan 2021) arrested a 20-year-old man from Ripon and a 19-year-old man from Harrogate in connection with this incident.The men are currently in

Harrogate Town acquire former West Ham prodigy on loan

Harrogate Town is rumored be adding a former West Ham prospect on loan via Huddersfield Town. In a series of moves, the Terriers signed forward Sorba Thomas from Boreham Wood FC of the National League on Wednesday for an undisclosed fee. Almost immediately, reports were circulating that Huddersfield Town would be assigning Thomas on loan to League 2 members Harrogate Town. In response, Huddersfield Town officials indicated a decision on their plans for Thomas wasn’t imminent. Thomas is the third young player added into the Huddersfield Town fold this season, following the additions of Irish under-21 international Danny Grant from

Essential closures as work progresses on A1(M) junction upgrade

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A1 junction knaresborough

As work progresses on a multi-million-pound project to upgrade Junction 47 on the A1(M) to support growth in the Harrogate and Knaresborough areas, drivers are being advised of forthcoming road closures essential to the construction. The junction upgrade, which began in September, will address congestion as well as improve road safety and support development in the towns. Work is progressing as planned and is on schedule for completion in the autumn. All work is being carried out in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Improvements involve widening three of the roundabout’s four slip roads to increase capacity, along with the installation of

Amber weather warning for Yorkshire due to forecast heavy rain

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Drivers who have to travel are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and until Thursday (21 January) due to heavy rain. The Met Office has issued an amber warning across parts of Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, East of England and North West England, in response to a forecast of heavy rain, which comes into force from 6am tomorrow (19 January) until midday Thursday (21 January). Highways England is urging drivers to be prepared before setting out on essential journeys, with Met Office reporting rain will be heaviest and most persistent across western facing

Northern Powergrid prepares for Storm Christoph

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Northern Powergrid, the company that powers everyday life for 8 million people by delivering electricity to 3.9 million homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, is reassuring customers that its teams are ready to support them should Storm Christoph have any impact on its network. The Met Office has forecast for Storm Christoph to bring heavy rain and an increased risk of flooding across the region from tonight (Monday 18 January 2021) through to Thursday – particularly across the electricity distributer’s operating area in Yorkshire and across towards the Humber. Northern Powergrid is closely tracking Storm

HBC planning report shows support for Harrogate Spring Water/ Danone bottling plant

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Harlow Greens Campaigner, Rebecca Maunder

The agenda for the Planning Committee to be held on Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 2.00 pm has been published. The agenda reports show support for Harrogate Spring Waters/ Danone’s planning request to build up to 6,800sqm bottling plant on an area of land called the Rotary Woods area of the Pinewoods Meeting venue will be livestreamed here: https://bit.ly/HarrogateYouTube  The report can be read  at: See 19/05245/DVCMAJ – Harrogate Spa Water Limited, Harlow Moor Road, Harrogate, HG2 0QB The report recommends that the  application be DEFERRED and APPROVED subject to s106 Agreement securing the long-term management of the biodiversity compensation site.

Two suspected drug dealers arrested in Harrogate

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Two suspected drug dealers were arrested in Harrogate on Friday night (15 January) by officers from the force’s proactive drugs team, Operation Expedite. Two suspected drug dealers were arrested in Harrogate on Friday night (15 January) by officers from the force’s proactive drugs team, Operation Expedite. At around 5.30pm, the men, aged 22 and 38 were travelling through Harrogate when officers on plain clothed patrol became suspicious and stopped their vehicle. Following a search of the car and the two men, officers recovered a quantity of cocaine and an amount of cash. Both men were arrested and taken into custody.