News stories from around Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.

Man held on suspicion of drugs offence

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Planning policy for Harrogate is scrapped

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10:17am Saturday 21st June 2014

A MAJOR planning policy prepared to control house building and development in Harrogate over the next ten years has been abandoned.

French evening in aid of young carers

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9:27am Friday 20th June 2014

FRENCH food and wine, traditional t-shirts and berets and a yellow bicycle all helped to create a Le Tour evening in aid of young carers in Harrogate and Ripon, who look after someone in their family with an illness, disability or addiction.

Plans for new exhibition hall set for go-ahead

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8:50am Friday 20th June 2014

A MAJOR new exhibition hall at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate is set to get the go- ahead from planners next week.

Tribute bands ready to line up at Ripley Castle

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11:10am Thursday 19th June 2014

A CONCERT featuring a line-up of tribute bands will be held at Ripley Castle this weekend.

MP in call for investigation over incinerator

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10:11am Thursday 19th June 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has thrown his weight behind calls for a fresh investigation into the contentious plans for a waste incinerator plant near Knaresborough.

Dancers raise funds for St John Ambulance unit

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8:02am Wednesday 18th June 2014

DANCERS from Harrogate have raised hundreds of pounds to buy lifesaving equipment for the Selby St John Ambulance unit.

Drugs gang members are jailed

York Press: Michael Crowl

9:30am Saturday 14th June 2014

MEMBERS of a Yorkshire drugs gang have been jailed for a total of nearly 30 years - only 24 hours after a York drugs gang was jailed for 20 years.

Police hunt for driver after cyclist is hurt in hit-and-run at Ripley

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9:01am Friday 13th June 2014

POLICE are searching for a driver after a cyclist was injured in a hit -and-run accident at a roundabout.

Minister to abseil down Ripon Cathedral

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8:57am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A METHODIST Minister is planning to abseil down Ripon Cathedral to help in the global fight against poverty.

Peace talk at Ripon Cathedral

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9:01am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A TALK on the place art can play in peace making in Korea will take place at Ripon Cathedral at Thursday, June 12 at 7pm.

Vintage tractor festival draws big crowds

York Press: VINTAGE: Organiser Maurice Craven looks on at a rare Mogul tractor dating from 1915 which was on show at Newby Hall Tractor Fest

9:01am Monday 9th June 2014

A RECORD number of exhibits, including the world’s oldest tractor, was displayed at a festival to celebrate agricultural and vintage vehicles.

Harrogate Borough Council’s new leader named

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9:20am Saturday 7th June 2014

HARROGATE Borough Council’s new leader and cabinet has been announced.

No sleeping on the job for Knaresborough bed racers

York Press: Great Knaresborough Bed Race, Saturday 14 June 2014The stage is set for the 2014 Great Knaresborough Bed Race, the 49th edition of this annual event, first held in 1966. As ever, this great spectacle is in two parts: the gathering of the decorated beds an

7:59am Thursday 5th June 2014

ONE of North Yorkshire's wackiest charity events is about to celebrate its 49th outing.

Hit-and-run driver crashes into workman

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2:32pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A WORKMAN was left badly injured when a hit-and-run driver refused to follow a diversion and drove through roadworks.

Police investigate death of 13-year-old boy

York Press: BODY FOUND: Police are investigating the death of a boy in Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon.

4:52pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

POLICE are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy.

Attempted break-in at Harrogate jeweller’s store

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7:26am Saturday 31st May 2014

THIEVES attempted to break into a jeweller’s store in Harrogate overnight on Wednesday, May 28.

Funds should be found for controversial incinerator plan

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8:15am Friday 30th May 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL waste incinerator plant in North Yorkshire will still go ahead despite a government decision to pull the scheme's funding, council bosses believe.

Harrogate council to downsize

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9:54am Tuesday 27th May 2014

MEMBERS of the public are to have their say on plans to reduce the number of buildings used by 500 council employees in Harrogate.

13,000 miles to find best cup of coffee

York Press: Dom Dwight, who travelled the world to find the ultimate cup of coffee

9:41am Tuesday 27th May 2014

DOM Dwight travelled 13,000 miles across the globe after being challenged to find the ultimate cup of coffee.

Young carers set to get funding

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8:42am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A SCHEME to support young carers looking after family members with illness or disabilities has won funding.

Witness to fatal crash is needed

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11:02am Saturday 24th May 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a fatal crash have urged a witness who stopped at the scene to come forward.

Police appeal after car crashes on the A59

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10:55am Saturday 24th May 2014

HARROGATE police are appealing for information after a car crash.

Top police officer banned from driving

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10:29am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A SENIOR police officer whose officers were investigating the fatal stabbing of schoolteacher Ann Maguire has been banned from driving.

Dog walker assaulted in Harrogate street attack

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9:43am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A MAN shouted at a 61-year-old dog walker to put his pet on a lead and then assaulted him.

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