News stories from around Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.

MP discovers Harrogate Stray’s importance for Le Tour

York Press: l to r – Simon Cotton (General Manager Harrogate Cedar Court):  Cllr Richard Cooper (Leader of Harrogate Borough Council); Kris Hopkins MP (Local Government Minister): Andrew Jones MP (Harrogate and Knaresborough Constituency):  Wallace Sampson (Chi

7:37am Saturday 23rd August 2014

LOCAL Government Minister Kris Hopkins was in Harrogate on a fact finding mission.

Ripon Cathedral to hold an overnight vigil for Iraq

York Press: Ripon Cathedral

7:33am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AN ancient place of worship is responding to the current crisis in the Middle East by holding night of prayer for Iraq.

MP supports further construction apprenticeships

York Press: Andrew Jones MP

10:14am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has lent his support and encouragement towards further construction apprenticeships.

Police issue picture of shop theft suspect

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12:39pm Saturday 16th August 2014

POLICE have issued CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of goods in Harrogate.

Final parade for General Sir Peter Wall

York Press: General Sir Peter Wall inspects the ranks

10:39am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE largest military graduation parade in Europe – held in Harrogate – will be the last inspected by The Head of the Army while he is in post.

Public agreement over Harrogate council buildings plans

York Press: Harrogate Borough Council

7:44am Thursday 14th August 2014

MORE than half the people who responded to a consultation over council buildings in Harrogate support plans for a new purpose-built site.

Appeal for witness to serious Bishop Monkton crash

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10:56am Wednesday 13th August 2014

POLICE are searching for a crucial witness to a crash that left a young girl with life changing injuries.

Restored campervan taking centre stage at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

York Press: Susanne Guthrie with her campervan Roxy at the Great Yorkshire Showground yesterday. Picture: Matt Clark (9193384)

11:49am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WHEN she was born, Yellow Submarine topped the charts and flower power was at its height. But, unlike most hippies, Roxy doesn't look a day older than she did in those heady days of 1966.

Police identify beauty spot body

York Press: Gemma Simpson: A man appeared in court charged with killing the 23 year old

10:56am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A body found near a North Yorkshire beauty spot has been identified as a 23-year-old Leeds woman.

Post offices reopen in Knaresborough and Boroughbridge

York Press: Andrew Jones MP

8:26am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has officially opened two newly refurbished Post Offices around Harrogate.

Yorkshire Show role for Lord Lieutenant

York Press: NEW PRESIDENT: Lord Crathorne at last year's show.

8:25am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Lord Crathorne, is to be next year’s president of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

Stab wounds inquest now adjourned

York Press:

12:27pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of Knaresborough man Mark Berney.

Knifepoint robbery suspect image released

York Press:

11:28am Saturday 9th August 2014

IMAGES have been released of a man suspected of robbing a Harrogate bookmakers at knifepoint.

Bones found at Brimham Rocks

York Press: Brimham Rocks

11:48am Saturday 9th August 2014

Police investigating a 14-year-old murder have found human bones at a North Yorkshire beauty spot.

UPDATE: Man appears in court charged with North Yorkshire murder

York Press:

8:38am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A 40-year-old Harrogate man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Expensive bike stolen from outside Harrogate supermarket

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

THIEVES stole a bike worth about £4,700 from outside a Harrogate supermarket.

Down on the beach - 70 miles from the sea

York Press: Police donation provides day out for victims of domestic abuse

8:11am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A LANDLOCKED town 70 miles from the sea has created its own beach to make sure residents do not miss out on summer at the seaside.

North Yorkshire murder victim named as Mark Leslie John Berney

York Press:

4:26pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

POLICE have named the man who died of stab wounds in North Yorkshire as 44-year-old Mark Leslie John Berney.

Ex-Mayor spared jail over ice-cream money fraud

York Press: Scales - zxc

12:38pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A former Mayor who was convicted of pocketing ice-cream cash from a Jubilee gala has been spared jail.

The seaside comes to Knaresborough

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12:28pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

KNARESBOROUGH, which is 70 miles from the sea, has created its own beach to make sure residents don’t miss out on summer at the seaside.

Medieval fun at Knaresborough Castle

York Press: Knaresborough Castle

8:32am Tuesday 5th August 2014

FAMILY activities will take place at Knaresborough Castle as part of the Yorkshire Medieval Festival.

UPDATE 3.11pm - Man, 44, stabbed to death - murder suspect arrested

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:20am Monday 4th August 2014

A POLICE investigation is ongoing and a country road north of Harrogate is still closed after a man was found stabbed to death in the area.

Knife robber hunted after attack on Harrogate bookmakers

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:33pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A KNIFE-wielding robber attacked a bookmakers in Harrogate.

Range Rover sought by police

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:11pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a burgundy Range Rover which is believed to have been involved in a collision with a red Land Rover Defender in the Harrogate District.

Man held on suspicion of drugs offence

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

Former mayors become aldermen of Harrogate

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10:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TWO former Harrogate Borough councillors, with 43 years combined service, have been conferred with the title of Honorary Alderman.

Warning after generators offered for sale door-to-door

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:43am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RESIDENTS in North Yorkshire have been urged to report any sightings of men with strong Irish accents who have been going door-to-door offering generators for sale.

Elderly residents moved from Harrogate care home amid investigation

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9:39am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ELDERLY patients have been moved out of their home in Harrogate amid concerns over safety - and an investigation is going on after the death of a resident.

Ripon Spa Gardens wins Green Flag award again

York Press: ACCOLADE: Ripon Spa Gardens

9:09am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CATHEDRAL CITY’S gardens have been named one of the best green spaces in Britain – for the 14th time in a row.

Manhunt launched for missing Harrogate offender

York Press:

4:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MANHUNT has been launched to find a Harrogate man wanted for return to prison.

£4,500 bike stolen in Harrogate

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:02am Friday 25th July 2014

HARROGATE police are appealing for information after a £4,500 bike was stolen in the town.

Christmas Market bookings soar

York Press: Christmas Presents

10:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

TEMPERATURES may be soaring during a sizzling summer but thoughts are turning to colder climates as places fill up for the third annual Christmas Market.

Man charged over Harrogate knife attack

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

11:51am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged over a knife attack in a North Yorkshire town.

J K Rowling is star turn at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

York Press: J.K. Rowling with Val McDermid at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate

11:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORLD-FAMOUS author J.K. Rowling has appeared at a literary festival in North Yorkshire.

Ceremony completes new Bishop’s enthronement

York Press: Ripon Cathedral

10:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CEREMONY at Ripon Cathedral completed the enthronement of a new bishop for a new super diocese in Yorkshire.

Harlow Carr Summer activities

York Press: The colourful gardens at Harlow Carr

9:31am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HARROGATE’S RHS Harlow Carr Gardensis running a series of family activities this summer.

Homes flooded in Harrogate

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10:58am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to homes in Harrogate and Rufforth yesterday when heavy rain and blocked drains lead to flooding in the areas.

Harrogate sports centre still open to all

York Press: Harrogate Borough Council

8:06am Friday 18th July 2014

THE public in Harrogate will be allowed to continue using a local sports centre.

Friends head to Monte Carlo in ‘roof garden’ car

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7:47am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOUR friends are hoping to turn heads when their less then luxurious car rolls into one of the richest places on the planet.

Sneak thief steals cash and jewellery from Harrogate house

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:41am Monday 14th July 2014

A THIEF stole cash and jewellery during a sneak-in burglary in Hookstone Chase, Harrogate.

Police officers to take part in charity triathlon at Ripon

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:15am Friday 11th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police officers will be among those taking part in a triathlon this weekend to raise money for charity.

Teachers’ strike provides unexpected boost for Great Yorkshire Show

York Press: Andrew Scarborough 0f Driffield with his Limousin cross bullock at the Great Yorkshire Show. Pic Anthony Chappel-Ross (8086345)

8:36am Friday 11th July 2014

The Great Yorkshire Show has enjoyed an unexpected surge in family visitors during the teachers' strike.

Harrogate landlord ordered to pay £13,000

York Press: Scales - zxc

7:58am Thursday 10th July 2014

A LANDLORD has been ordered to pay more than £13,000 in fines and costs for renting out a flat in North Yorkshire without taking basic fire safety measures.

Drugs gang jailed

York Press: Fay Read

11:31am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A HARROGATE drugs gang has been jailed for more than 42 years.

Cavendish crashes in dramatic finish to stage one of Tour de France

York Press:

4:58pm Saturday 5th July 2014

MARK Cavendish's bid for the yellow jersey ended in a heap as the Manxman tumbled to the tarmac in a dramatic conclusion to the opening stage of the 101st Tour de France in Harrogate.

Couple step back in time for diamond wedding celebration

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7:54am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A COUPLE who first met under a clock in Harrogate’s Royal Hall have returned to the spot to celebrate their diamond wedding and unveil a new timepiece at the theatre.

Great Yorkshire Show viewed though the eye of a wall

York Press: Great Yorkshire Show viewed though the eye of a wall

10:27am Monday 30th June 2014

SCULPTOR Johnny Clasper has made this eyecatching 10m long dry stone wall for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Tour de France garden goes on display

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

10:18am Saturday 28th June 2014

AN AWARD winning Tour de France show garden has gone on permanent display in Knaresborough.

Moped rider injured

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:41am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident on the A61 Leeds Road in Harrogate in which a 29-year-old moped rider from Bradford suffered a broken wrist.

£5,000 grant to repair town’s Wesley Chapel

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8:54am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire chapel has received a £5,000 grant for repairs and refurbishments.

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