Light Night Leeds returns

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Light Leeds

The awesome sights and sounds of the natural world filled the streets of Leeds city centre tonight as thousands of people enjoyed the spectacular return of Light Night Leeds. Light Night Leeds continues on Friday, 15 October 2021 Events running from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. More details of the programme can be seen at: www.lightnightleeds.co.uk Some of the city’s most recognisable locations became the backdrop for a mesmerising array of illuminated installations created by imaginative artists from around the world. With a theme of Back to Nature, the first of the two-night event saw more than 40 breath-taking pieces reflecting the

Zero Carbon Harrogate invites local businesses to join Car Free Fridays initiative

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Zero Carbon Harrogate is asking local businesses to encourage their employees to travel to work sustainably, as part of its Car Free Fridays campaign. Zero Carbon Harrogate say that transport is the largest source of carbon emissions in the Harrogate District, making up almost half of the total, at 49%. This is 28% higher than the national average. Tackling emissions from transport is key to lowering the district’s carbon footprint, and greener commutes have a vital part to play. The initiative is supported by Harrogate Borough Council and The Harrogate Bus Company, which has given its backing, with a two-for-one

Council announce their further backing for Christmas attractions in Harrogate

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Harrogate Borough Council has announced today (15 October 2021) that it is working with event organisers to facilitate attractions in the town centre of Harrogate over the Christmas period. They say there will be a ferris wheel, Victorian carousel, helter skelter and performance area are all set to keep peoplefrom Monday 15 November to the first week of January. But it is all subject to an event plan that needs to be agreed to by Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Emergency Services. They believe that to encourage footfall a window trail will also be unveiled. Funded by

Will Smith and Jack Muldoon have won the Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club awards for the 2020/21 season 

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Congratulations to Will Smith (left) and Jack Muldoon (right) who have won the Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club awards for the 2020/21 season. 

Congratulations to Will Smith and Jack Muldoon who have won the Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club awards for the 2020/21 season. Smith made more than 30 appearances last season and picked up the ‘Away Travel’ award while Muldoon – who was Town’s top scorer last season – won the ‘Supporters Player of the Year’ trophy. The awards were presented by manager Simon Weaver at training this morning as we continue preparations for Saturday’s trip to Colchester United. Here’s what the Supporters Club had to say on Smith and Muldoon winning the awards: Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club would like to

Light Night Leeds returns

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Light Leeds

The awesome sights and sounds of the natural world filled the streets of Leeds city centre tonight as thousands of people enjoyed the spectacular return of Light Night Leeds. Light Night Leeds continues on Friday, 15 October 2021 Events running from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. More details of the programme can be seen at: www.lightnightleeds.co.uk Some of the city’s most recognisable locations became the backdrop for a mesmerising array of illuminated installations created by imaginative artists from around the world. With a theme of Back to Nature, the first of the two-night event saw more than 40 breath-taking pieces reflecting the

Zero Carbon Harrogate invites local businesses to join Car Free Fridays initiative

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Zero Carbon Harrogate is asking local businesses to encourage their employees to travel to work sustainably, as part of its Car Free Fridays campaign. Zero Carbon Harrogate say that transport is the largest source of carbon emissions in the Harrogate District, making up almost half of the total, at 49%. This is 28% higher than the national average. Tackling emissions from transport is key to lowering the district’s carbon footprint, and greener commutes have a vital part to play. The initiative is supported by Harrogate Borough Council and The Harrogate Bus Company, which has given its backing, with a two-for-one

Council announce their further backing for Christmas attractions in Harrogate

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Harrogate Borough Council has announced today (15 October 2021) that it is working with event organisers to facilitate attractions in the town centre of Harrogate over the Christmas period. They say there will be a ferris wheel, Victorian carousel, helter skelter and performance area are all set to keep peoplefrom Monday 15 November to the first week of January. But it is all subject to an event plan that needs to be agreed to by Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Emergency Services. They believe that to encourage footfall a window trail will also be unveiled. Funded by

Will Smith and Jack Muldoon have won the Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club awards for the 2020/21 season 

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Congratulations to Will Smith (left) and Jack Muldoon (right) who have won the Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club awards for the 2020/21 season. 

Congratulations to Will Smith and Jack Muldoon who have won the Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club awards for the 2020/21 season. Smith made more than 30 appearances last season and picked up the ‘Away Travel’ award while Muldoon – who was Town’s top scorer last season – won the ‘Supporters Player of the Year’ trophy. The awards were presented by manager Simon Weaver at training this morning as we continue preparations for Saturday’s trip to Colchester United. Here’s what the Supporters Club had to say on Smith and Muldoon winning the awards: Harrogate Town Independent Supporters Club would like to

Investigation following death of Ripon man

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Harrogate police

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about the last movements of David Lupton, 50 years old, who passed away at his home address in Ripon on the 27 August 2021. Police are particularly interested to speak to anyone who may have seen David on the 26 and 27 August 2021. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for DC Evans. You can also email sheree.evans@northyorkshire.police.uk If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote the

New swimming pool in Ripon due to open this December

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Ripon Leisure Centre

The new swimming pool on Dallamires Lane in Ripon is due to open this December following an investment project by Harrogate Borough Council. The pool, and accompanying facilities, will be handed-over by Willmott Dixon – the borough council’s appointed contractor – in early November. Following this date, the council will carry out the necessary staff training and final work needed to prepare the facility for opening on Wednesday 8 December. The energy efficient facility offers a new six-lane 25metre pool, modern changing rooms, sauna suite, new main entrance with lobby area as well as a new car park, sheltered cycle

Philip Allott to resign as North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

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Philip Allot, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner candidate for North Yorkshire

Philip Allott will shortly tender his resignation as commissioner. A letter will be sent to the Appropriate Officer (the Chief Executive of Selby District Council and Police Area Returning Officer) tendering his resignation as North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner. Philip Allott, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said: Over the past two weeks I have tried to rebuild trust and confidence in my work as York and North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.  I needed to do that following comments I made on an interview with Radio York regarding the horrific abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard.

Apple Day celebrations at the Great Yorkshire Showground

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Children from across Yorkshire have enjoyed a taste of the nation’s rich apple growing heritage at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Around 150 primary school children from across the county heard all about the versatile fruit which is believed to have first been cultivated in British orchards by the Romans. Apple juicing and baking workshops with the Sellers family from East Yorkshire’s Side Oven Bakery brought the topic to life as children learned valuable lessons about food production, preparation and the role of a fruit which is rich in vitamin C as part of healthy, balanced diets. The Showground’s