News stories from around Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.

Motorcyclist killed in three vehicle crash near Ripon

York Press: Police - zxc

8:37am Friday 31st October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST died in a crash near Ripon on Wednesday.

Farmers warned over sheep thefts

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

7:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 200 lambs and sheep have been stolen from farmland in North Yorkshire in recent weeks.

Ripon Cathedral given cash boost from WWI centenary fund

York Press: CRUMBLING WALLS: Ripon Cathedral has been given a £350,000 grant to repair its stonework

10:16am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A PROJECT to repair the crumbling stonework of Ripon Cathedral has been given a cash boost of more £350,000 from a WWI centenary fund.

Knitting and Stitching Show takes place at Harrogate

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:38am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Knitting and Stitching Show, taking place at Harrogate International Centre from Thursday, November 20 to Sunday, November 23, has announced the launch of a new campaign to encourage Yorkshire people to get involved in the resurgence in the popularity of stitching crafts.

Police appeal after two Harrogate crashes

York Press: Police - zxc

3:21pm Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are hunting for witnesses after a car collided with a police vehicle and then a bus in Harrogate.

Combine harvester blaze at Bishop Monkton

York Press: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue - zxc

11:27am Monday 27th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out this weekend after a combine harvester caught fire.

James More, Theatre Of Illusion, Harrogate Royal Hall, October 27

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

MAGICIAN James More presents Theatre Of Illusion at Harrogate Royal Hall on Monday at 7.30pm.

Cyclist injured in North Yorkshire crash - road now reopened - UPDATED

York Press: Police - zxc

9:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CYCLIST has been injured in a collision with a car in Oatlands Drive, Harrogate.

Thousands enjoy a taste of country life at Countryside Live event

York Press: Max Clough aged 12 from Pickering preparing his Dutch Texel sheep on the opening day of  Countryside Live at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THOUSANDS of people made this weekend's annual Countryside Live event one of the biggest ever.

Harrogate man pleads not guilty to murder charge

York Press: Scales - zxc

11:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN will face trial next year after denying a murder in North Yorkshire.

Residents invited to university lectures at Ripon Cathedral

York Press: DAY TRIPPER: Visitors to Ripon Cathedral crypt should watch their step

12:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO lectures organised by York St John University will take place this week.

Harrogate to host tattoo convention

York Press:

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TATTOO fans are set to descend on Harrogate in their hundreds this weekend as one of the UK’s biggest public body art contests comes to town.

Man arrested by police investigating North Yorkshire sex assault

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

12:32pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a sexual assault in North Yorkshire have arrested a man.

Ripon charity concert to fundraise for Gaza

York Press: All lit up - Ripon Cathedral.

7:37am Saturday 18th October 2014

A CHARITY concert is being staged in Ripon to raise money for children in Gaza.

Plan for 600 homes on greenfield site refused

York Press: Harrogate Borough Council

10:06am Saturday 18th October 2014

A MASSIVE housing development scheme on a greenfield site on the edge of Harrogate has been rejected by borough councillors.

Takeaway owner tells of lockdown terror

York Press:

8:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE victim of a hoax call that locked down a North Yorkshire town has spoken out about how it has affected him.

Row over advert for Harrogate courthouse cleaning job

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:35am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SECURITY firm has come under fire after posting a vacancy for a cleaner at a North Yorkshire magistrates’ court – looking for a preferred candidate who speaks both English and Polish.

Harrogate riding school revamp

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:57am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RIDING school for disabled people has reopened following a revamp funded by donations.

Harrogate council office to move

York Press: Harrogate Borough Council

12:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

HARROGATE Borough Council is moving on with plans to transfer to new purpose-built headquarters at its Knapping Mount site.

CCTV image released after vodka bottles stolen

York Press:

9:50am Saturday 11th October 2014

IMAGES have been released of a man and woman Harrogate Police want to speak to about thefts in the town.

Safety stickers for lorries

York Press: Harrogate Borough Council

8:49am Thursday 9th October 2014

SAFETY campaigners are hoping stickers on the backs of lorries will cut the number of cyclists injured in road collisions.

Harrogate special school re-opens

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:54am Thursday 9th October 2014

A SPECIAL school for children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties has reopened.

Ripon police station on move

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:44am Wednesday 8th October 2014

RIPON police station will move to its new home in the next 18 months after its current site was sold.

Paralysed girl to be guest of honour at fundraiser

York Press:

8:17am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A GIRL who was paralysed when she fell from a climbing frame will be guest of honour at a raceday aimed at raising money for spinal research.

Final York plea over incinerator

York Press: INCINERATION PROPOSALS: The site of the planned incinerator at Allerton Park.

11:07am Tuesday 7th October 2014

GREEN campaigners have issued a final plea to York city councillors asking them to reject a multi-million pound waste incinerator deal.

Blind man does wing walk for charity

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GUIDE dog owner from York will take part in a sponsored wing walk this weekend.

Police issue warning to aged over bogus callers

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:20am Wednesday 1st October 2014

 ELDERLY residents in North Yorkshire have been urged to ensure their homes are secure after a number of suspicious incidents.

Police in plea for help over £5,000 bike theft

York Press:

8:39am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CCTV images have been released by detectives investigating the theft of a £5,000 bicycle.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:18am Saturday 27th September 2014

A 67-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist from Knaresborough has suffered serious injuries in an incident on the A59 near Harrogate.

Campaigners slam incinerator plans

York Press: INCINERATION PROPOSALS: The site of the planned incinerator at Allerton Park.

10:44am Friday 26th September 2014

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners are urging councillors in York to withdraw the city from a controversial multi-million pound waste incinerator scheme before it is too late.

Cafe wins awards for ready meals

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:49am Friday 26th September 2014

FODDER, Harrogate’s regional food shop and café, has launched a range of ready meals.

Teenager is injured in crash on A59

York Press: Police - zxc

11:14am Saturday 20th September 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman has been injured in a crash on the A59 near Harrogate.

Manhunt launched for missing burglar

York Press:

11:10am Friday 19th September 2014

DETECTIVES are searching for a missing burglar who is wanted for return to prison.

Medical expert gives talk on war medicine

York Press: health

8:23am Friday 19th September 2014

A DOCTOR from York has been outlining how military medicine has contributed to patient safety, survival and pain management over the past century.

Wesley Chapel refurbishment

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:34am Friday 19th September 2014

A CENTRE which has served its community for more than 150 years has undergone a £250,000 refurbishment.

Man accused of Knaresborough bomb hoax appears in court

York Press:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE suspect accused of a bomb hoax which shut down a North Yorkshire town for several hours has appeared in court.

RAF and Ripon remember Battle of Britain

York Press: CONTROVERSY: Ripon and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce has claimed the city is being failed by its political leaders.

10:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

RAF servicemen and women paraded through Ripon as the city and RAF Leeming remembered the Battle of Britain.

Garden arts and crafts exhibition at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

York Press: The Main Borders in summer at RHS Garden Harlow Carr (8933014)

9:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

A CREATIVE exhibition of garden arts and crafts is running until next Sunday.

MP raises plight of pubs in House of Commons

York Press: Andrew Jones MP

10:04am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has raised the plight of local pubs on the floor of the House of Commons.

Drink-driver banned for three years

York Press: Scales - zxc

10:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MOTORIST who was five times over the drink drive limit has been banned for three years.

Harrogate Flower Show gold for NSPCC garden

York Press:

8:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN NSPCC-DESIGNED garden won a gold award at the Harrogate Flower Show.

Performance of Handel’s Messiah in Ripon Cathedral

York Press: Ripon Cathedral

8:43am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SINGERS are being invited to take part in a charity performance of Handel’s Messiah in Ripon Cathedral on Saturday, October 18.

Harrogate taxis fail safety check

York Press: Harrogate Borough Council

8:25am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SAFETY scheme in Harrogate saw police and council officers check 21 taxis in one night.

Show to help tackle isolation among elderly

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:19am Saturday 13th September 2014

YOUNG singers hope to help ease loneliness among older people by staging a fundraising concert.

Autumn flower show to feature veg and fruit tribute to Scottish referendum

York Press:

8:29am Friday 12th September 2014

THOUSANDS of visitors are set to descend on Harrogate for its annual autumn flower show -which even features a special fruit and veg tribute to the Scottish referendum.

'World's first selfie' sells for £70k in Harrogate - UPDATED

York Press:

11:55am Thursday 11th September 2014

A PHOTOGRAPH described as the world's first selfie sold for £70,000 at auction in Harrogate yesterday.

Old Ripon Cathedral robes are ‘surplice’ to requirements

York Press: Ripon Cathedral

10:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

CHORISTERS singing at one of the region’s great cathedrals have been given a new, uniform look.

Special ceremony for bereaved parents and their families

York Press: Harrogate Borough Council

9:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

A CEREMONY is being held for people who have been affected by the death of a child.

Preparations underway for Autumn flower show

York Press:

12:16pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for this weekend's Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

Harrogate trust wins recognition in top healthcare ranking

York Press:

11:54am Tuesday 9th September 2014

HARROGATE and District NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the 100 best healthcare organisations in the country to work for, according to the Health Service Journal.


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