National success for Harrogate Grammar School athletes

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Eve Whitaker

Athletes from Harrogate Grammar School are making their mark on the national stage, clocking up several impressive performances over the past few weeks. Gabe Shepherd and Eve Whitaker were among the fastest finishers at the AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Series, based at Roundhay Park, Leeds last month, and Eve’s sister Lex Whitaker, 17, is the British Inter Counties fell running champion. Year 8 student Gabe, 13, finished 2nd among Year 8 boys (out of 97 competitors from Years 8 and 9) at the Leeds triathlon. He is a past Yorkshire Triathlon Champion for his age category and has clocked

Double signing at Harrogate Town

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Harrogate Town AFC have signed both Jack Muldoon and George Thomson on new deals with the club. Thomson, who joined in 2017 and Muldoon, who joined a season later, have both been instrumental figures in Town’s journey to the Football League, and they will now both help continue the story. Midfielder Thomson won our 2020/21 Player of the Season award, and he says e couldn’t be happier to sign a new deal that will keep him at Harrogate. Thomson said: I’m over the moon. I’ve loved my time here so far and just delighted it can continue. The club has

Bike recycling drive to set old wheels spinning again

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Moves are under way to get the wheels turning on more bicycles in North Yorkshire. The GET reCYCLING campaign aims to put unused bikes back on the road. The drive by North Yorkshire County Council and Yorwaste, the waste management company owned by the County Council and City of York Council, is in partnership with the Recycle Project Community Interest Company, Get Cycling Community Interest Company and Resurrection Bikes. County Councillor Andrew Lee, Executive Member for Waste Management, said: Cycling is good for our health and wellbeing, as well as supporting the environment and just being fun. However, as bikes

Theft of black Carrera road bike outside Cafe Nero on Beulah Street in Harrogate

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Harrogate police

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about the theft of a bicycle that occurred in Harrogate town centre. It happened outside Cafe Nero on Beulah Street at 2.30pm on Thursday 22 July when a man took a bicycle that was propped up outside. The man is described as a slim white male, with a long thin face, aged between about 35-40 years old. The suspect was wearing dark shorts, a grey t-shirt, and a baseball cap. The bike is a black Carrera road bike with red trim and thin tyres. We are requesting the public’s assistance to

National success for Harrogate Grammar School athletes

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Eve Whitaker

Athletes from Harrogate Grammar School are making their mark on the national stage, clocking up several impressive performances over the past few weeks. Gabe Shepherd and Eve Whitaker were among the fastest finishers at the AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Series, based at Roundhay Park, Leeds last month, and Eve’s sister Lex Whitaker, 17, is the British Inter Counties fell running champion. Year 8 student Gabe, 13, finished 2nd among Year 8 boys (out of 97 competitors from Years 8 and 9) at the Leeds triathlon. He is a past Yorkshire Triathlon Champion for his age category and has clocked

Double signing at Harrogate Town

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Harrogate Town AFC have signed both Jack Muldoon and George Thomson on new deals with the club. Thomson, who joined in 2017 and Muldoon, who joined a season later, have both been instrumental figures in Town’s journey to the Football League, and they will now both help continue the story. Midfielder Thomson won our 2020/21 Player of the Season award, and he says e couldn’t be happier to sign a new deal that will keep him at Harrogate. Thomson said: I’m over the moon. I’ve loved my time here so far and just delighted it can continue. The club has

Bike recycling drive to set old wheels spinning again

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Moves are under way to get the wheels turning on more bicycles in North Yorkshire. The GET reCYCLING campaign aims to put unused bikes back on the road. The drive by North Yorkshire County Council and Yorwaste, the waste management company owned by the County Council and City of York Council, is in partnership with the Recycle Project Community Interest Company, Get Cycling Community Interest Company and Resurrection Bikes. County Councillor Andrew Lee, Executive Member for Waste Management, said: Cycling is good for our health and wellbeing, as well as supporting the environment and just being fun. However, as bikes

Theft of black Carrera road bike outside Cafe Nero on Beulah Street in Harrogate

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Harrogate police

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about the theft of a bicycle that occurred in Harrogate town centre. It happened outside Cafe Nero on Beulah Street at 2.30pm on Thursday 22 July when a man took a bicycle that was propped up outside. The man is described as a slim white male, with a long thin face, aged between about 35-40 years old. The suspect was wearing dark shorts, a grey t-shirt, and a baseball cap. The bike is a black Carrera road bike with red trim and thin tyres. We are requesting the public’s assistance to

Training on cancer symptoms and lung health for people with Learning Disabilities

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Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in North Yorkshire and York offer training on cancer symptoms and lung health for people with Learning Disabilities NHS North Yorkshire and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with People First Merseyside will be hosting a series of events targeted at people with Learning Disabilities. The events known as ‘Red Flag Roadshows’ aim to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms that could lead to cancer, and how to have good lung health. Sessions will be taking place during the week beginning the 13 September across the locality including; Scarborough, Harrogate, Welburn, York,

Support programme delivers over 1000 hours at Harrogate Grammar School

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Students at Harrogate Grammar School received more than 1,000 hours of additional support to help them through a tumultuous school year during the Covid pandemic. Teaching staff volunteered to run extra sessions and more than 800 students benefited across all year groups. That is the equivalent of every student receiving an additional six weeks’ support on top of their normal timetable. The school devised a programme of additional support which followed research evidence pointing to the impact of high-quality one-to-one and small group tuition, and also identified those who were most in need of extra help. It focused on using

Essential maintenance to begin on historic Northallerton bridge

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An essential maintenance scheme on Brompton Station Bridge in Northallerton will begin next week. North Yorkshire County Council bridges team will begin the work on Monday, August 2, which will take four weeks. Councillor David Hugill, member for North Hambleton division, said: The essential maintenance to Brompton Station Bridge will involve replacing the badly eroded parapet stones, repointing the entire sandstone structure and repairing the arch barrel. We are carrying out the work during the school holidays to minimise disruption for the nearby school, however, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience. For the first two weeks the bridge will

Sounds in the Grounds returns to Ripley Castle with a new line-up

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Sounds in the Grounds returns with a new line-up of picnic concerts for the summer of 2021. Complying with current guidelines, Sounds in the Grounds brings live music to Ripley Castle near Harrogate in August. Audiences can come together and enjoy three evenings of best-loved and internationally renowned concert shows from their own designated picnic patch – for two, four or six people – which will be socially distanced from others but close enough to share the fun. In fully-staged productions with LED screens on either side of the stage, Sounds in the Grounds features three concerts: The Definitive Rat