News stories from around Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.

Campaign aims to blitz bicycle thieves

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10:14am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW campaign aims to put bicycle thieves in the hot-seat after a surge of cycle thefts across the Harrogate area in the countdown to the Tour de France.

Tour de France sculptures created for garden celebrating the Grand Départ

York Press: Metal Sculptor Graham Anderton's life  size metal cycles which will be on display at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show  (24th -27th 2014) celebrating the Yorkshire Grand Depart    Picture Frank Dwyer (5441436)

9:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GARDEN to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire will be created at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show this month.

Harrogate's fashion’s history in new display

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8:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HARROGATE’S fashion history is being celebrated with three displays at the Royal Pump Room Museum.

Harrogate Christmas market to return

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11:16am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Harrogate Christmas Market will return for a third year in 2014, after the last event brought 40,000 visitors to the town.

£69,000 grant towards electric car recharging

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9:05am Friday 11th April 2014

HARROGATE could get two electric vehicle charging points after the District Council won a £69,000 grant from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

MPs are told to get on their bikes - or their running shoes

York Press: Andrew Jones MP

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

MPs were urged to get fitter when North Yorkshire Sport celebrated its change in status by visiting Westminster.

Lightwater Valley open for fun

York Press: Real Radio breakfast presenters Gary Philipson and Lisa Shaw officially start the Lightwater Valley Theme Park's 2014 season.

10:18am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A North Yorkshire theme park unveiled the latest addition to its attractions as it opened for the 2014 season.

Woman shoved off bus in Harrogate

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9:15am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A WOMAN was shoved off a bus after a fight broke out at a North Yorkshire bus station.

Climbing poles craned into position at the Great Yorkshire Showground

York Press: Show director Bill Cowling with one of the new climbing poles at the Great Yorkshire Showground Picture Richard Doughty

10:08am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Heads were turned skywards at the Great Yorkshire Showground yesterday as two 93ft poles were craned into position ready for the next show.

Festival to celebrate Tour de France

York Press: Tour de France sculpture created at opening stage finishing line

9:29am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A FREE four-day festival will be held in Harrogate in July to celebrate the Tour de France. Thousands of people are expected to visit the town, and the festival will run between July 3 and 6.

Pope appoints trustee to head child abuse commission

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8:50am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE Pope has appointed a trustee of a North Yorkshire-based charity to a new international commission intended to protect children from abuse.

Blaze wrecks flat in Harrogate

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9:02am Monday 31st March 2014

A FLAT in Harrogate was badly damaged by a fire which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.

MP backs Tour de France legacy bid

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11:37am Saturday 29th March 2014

PLANS to ensure the Tour de France leaves a lasting legacy for Yorkshire have been welcomed by Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

£10m Harrogate leisure development supported

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11:49am Thursday 27th March 2014

DEVELOPERS behind a £10 million leisure scheme in Harrogate say they have received “overwhelming support” at a public exhibition.

David Simister to stand for Ukip at next General Election

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8:39am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire county councillor has been chosen to stand as the Ukip candidate for Harrogate and Knaresborough at the next General Election.

Harrogate mugger hunted

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10:58am Tuesday 25th March 2014

WITNESSES to an attempted robbery in Harrogate have been urged to contact police.

Downing Street talk by Ripon Civic Society

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7:45am Tuesday 25th March 2014

RIPON Civic Society is to host a talk called From Downing Street to Ripon on Thursday, April 3.

Police hunt motorist who drove off after injuring two teenage girls on pedestrian crossing in Knaresborough

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11:07am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Police want to speak to the driver of a small car who drove off after a crash that injured two teenage girls on a pedestrian crossing outside a North Yorkshire school.

Malt Shovel pub changes hands

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9:26am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire pub is under new ownership just weeks after being put on the market.

Two assaulted after fight outside bar

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3:59pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

TWO people were assaulted after a fight outside a North Yorkshire bar.

Restaurant "completely gutted" in fire

York Press: Firefighters at the scene of the fire.Pic by Skinny Design/Jonathan Pow

9:23am Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE chief executive of Prezzo restaurants has thanked firefighters for dealing with the blaze which completely gutted a North Yorkshire restaurant yesterday.

Updated 8.50pm: Fire in Harrogate restaurant - operation scaled down - no-one injured but pets missing

York Press: Firefighters at the scene of the fire.Pic by Skinny Design/Jonathan Pow

1:29pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Up to 90 firefighters have today helped tackle a blaze which started in a restaurant kitchen in central Harrogate.

New pub in Knaresborough set to create jobs

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10:23am Tuesday 18th March 2014

NEARLY 50 jobs will be created by a new £1.4 million pub in Knaresborough.

Harrogate concert to celebrate Red Arrows' 50th anniversary

York Press: The Red Arrows display at Scarborough on Saturday.

10:47am Monday 17th March 2014

TICKETS go on sale this week for a concert in Harrogate’s Royal Hall celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows.

‘Huge privilege’ for new dean of Ripon

York Press: Canon John Dobson, the new Dean of Ripon, with his wife Nicola.

8:17am Monday 17th March 2014

THE new Dean of Ripon has been named by the Church of England as the Rev Canon John Dobson.

Police appeal after theft of Ford tipper truck

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10:31am Saturday 15th March 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a Ford Transit tipper.

York and North Yorkshire towns "best places to live"

York Press: Decisions made about York’s Local Plan will have a severe impact the city’s future

11:48am Friday 14th March 2014

NORTH Yorkshire towns are among the best places to in the country, according to a Sunday Times list to be revealed this weekend.

Parked cars damaged in Ripon

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10:58am Friday 14th March 2014

VANDALS damaged 29 parked cars in Ripon.

Harrogate pizza store to open soon

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10:45am Friday 14th March 2014

A PIZZA company is set to create 25 new jobs and a £200,000 investment in Harrogate.

Diamond award for UK’s longest serving volunteer

York Press: John Shannon who is being recognised for his efforts to help others

7:56am Thursday 13th March 2014

A GREAT-GRANDAD from North Yorkshire has been hailed as Britain’s most dedicated volunteer – after giving his free time to charities for 80 years.

3 women injured in crash

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6:05pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

THREE women have been taken to hospital today after a four-car crash in North Yorkshire.

Great Knaresborough Bed Race places to be decided by lottery

York Press: Knaresborough Bed Race last year

11:30am Wednesday 12th March 2014

ORGANISERS of a famous madcap bed race through a North Yorkshire town have announced the teams for this year’s events.

New battle drive over A1 sign

York Press: Masham: losing out on vital business

12:32pm Sunday 9th March 2014

A North Yorkshire tourist town has launched a huge fundraising drive for a signpost to tempt motorists off the A1.

Dangerous driving witness plea

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9:40am Friday 7th March 2014

WITNESSES to an incident of dangerous driving in Harrogate have been urged to contact police.

Farms near Harrogate sell for £1.9m

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8:03am Friday 7th March 2014

TWO farms near Harrogate have been sold for £1.9 million as North Yorkshire County Council sells off part of its land portfolio.

Zella the raccoon stops traffic on daily walk

York Press: Young raccoon Zella gets a cuddle from Phil and Liz Kirby

9:25am Tuesday 4th March 2014

A raccoon is turning heads as her owner takes her for a walk to burn off energy.

Harrogate care home performs strongly in survey

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9:38am Monday 3rd March 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire care home run by national charity MHA has performed strongly in the country’s largest survey of care home residents.

Food firm jobs saved

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11:01am Friday 28th February 2014

THE jobs of 13 workers at a North Yorkshire-based producer of dried meat snacks have been saved.

Handbag stolen in Heworth burglary

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8:48am Friday 28th February 2014

THIEVES stole a black, moon-shaped, mock leather handbag in a burglary in Main Avenue, Heworth, overnight on Wednesday.

Warning after fake bank notes are seized

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8:35am Friday 28th February 2014

BUSINESSES in Harrogate have been urged to look out for counterfeit bank notes.

Drugs man must pay out £1,150

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9:36am Thursday 27th February 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire man has been ordered to pay £1,150 after a Proceeds of Crime Act investigation found he had benefited from the supply of drugs.

Great Yorkshire Show tickets to go on sale next week

York Press: George Lund, two, of Malton with his mum, Emma, farmer Andrew Fisher, of Low Laithe, near Harrogate, and his two-week-old British White calf Nidderdale Valentine, at the Great Yorkshire Showground

9:55am Thursday 27th February 2014

TICKETS for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show – the 156th event in its history – will go on sale next week.

Best Junior Soldier award for Ripon's Jordan McCarthy

York Press: Best Junior Soldier award for Ripon's Jordan McCarthy

9:57am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A Junior soldier from Ripon received a top prize when he graduated from the prestigious Army Foundation College in Harrogate.

Homes evacuated due to shop fire

York Press: Firefighters to go on strike over Christmas and New Year period

8:33am Wednesday 26th February 2014

THIRTY people had to be evacuated from their homes when fire broke out in a town-centre shop.

Two arrested after car searched

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9:11am Tuesday 25th February 2014

TWO men were arrested following a police search of a car in Harrogate.

Four injured in two-vehicle crash on A59

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9:07am Monday 24th February 2014

FOUR people suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash near Harrogate on Saturday morning.

TV chefs line up for BBC food show

York Press: CELEBRITY: TV chef James Martin

8:47am Monday 24th February 2014

TICKETS are available for the BBC Good Food Spring Show in Harrogate.

Injured biker airlifted to Hospital

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11:53am Friday 21st February 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered serious injuries in a crash near Knaresborough.

Thalidomide victim carries compensation fight to Europe

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10:24am Friday 21st February 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire Thalidomide victim is heading to Strasbourg for a follow-up meeting with the EU Health commissioner as part of a campaign for compensation.

Ripon sink hole home close to collapse

York Press: House damaged in possible North Yorkshire sink hole

9:40am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Residents have been evacuated after a 25ft crater swallowed up part of a house in an historic market town dubbed the Sinkhole Capital of Britain.



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