News stories from around Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon.

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

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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.

Dementia research day

York Press: Andrew Jones MP

11:49am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough is to host a public event to discuss Alzheimer’s Disease.

Don’t let 4G disrupt your TV in Harrogate

York Press: Image for Sounds & Satellites

11:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014

TV viewers in Harrogate are warned that their Freeview TV services may be disrupted while 4G masts go live in the area.

Ripon Walled Garden scheme nominated for £3k grant

York Press: GROWING CONCERN: Ripon Community Link members urge people to vote for it to receive a Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 grant

8:49am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A SCHEME which aids people with learning disabilities has been shortlisted for a grant of up to £3,000 to enable it to continue its community work.

Chance to get your guns valued by the experts

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

11:48am Tuesday 9th September 2014

OWNERS of antique and modern guns can have their weapons valued free of charge at a pair of events next month.

Exploring past prison punishments at Ripon’s Museums’ free Heritage Open Day

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:38am Friday 5th September 2014

VISITORS to a 19th Century prison are being invited to experience what it meant to be locked up in a small cell.

Teenager airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

York Press: Air Ambulance - zxc

5:17pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A TEENAGER has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after apparently falling from a first-floor window.

Childhood sweethearts celebrate their diamond wedding

York Press:

9:48am Thursday 4th September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire couple who were childhood sweethearts are today celebrating 60 years of marriage.

Allerton Park incinerator plans slammed by MP and campaigner

York Press: Andrew Jones MP

11:11am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

PLANS to press ahead with a £1.4 billion waste incinerator for York and North Yorkshire have been blasted by an MP and a leading campaigner against the project.

Police search for stolen BMW

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police are searching for a BMW that was stolen after a burglary in Spofforth near Harrogate on Sunday night.

£1.4bn North Yorkshire incinerator plan backed, despite £65m setback

York Press: LEGAL ACTION: The site of the proposed recycling and incinerator plant at Allerton Park, beside the A1, near Knaresborough

6:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

SENIOR York and North Yorkshire councillors are being urged to press ahead next week with controversial plans for a £1.4 billion pound incinerator.

New chief sheep steward for Great Yorkshire Show

York Press:

12:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Great Yorkshire Show has a new chief sheep steward.

Dog saved from fire and found to be unharmed

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

9:42am Friday 29th August 2014

A PET dog has been rescued from a flat fire in North Yorkshire.

New accessibility van for Ripon Post Office

York Press:

12:25pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A LOCAL Post Office has received a special delivery that should help for smoother services for customers in the area.

Knaresborough residents to put their concerns to North Yorkshire Police

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:43am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LIVE webchat will be held today for residents in Knaresborough to put their concerns to North Yorkshire Police.

Etiquette expert to attend Harrogate WI event

York Press:

8:02am Monday 25th August 2014

ONE of the best-known etiquette experts in the UK is to visit Harrogate’s Spa Sweethearts WI next month.

Conference promotes global role of women

York Press:

9:52am Monday 25th August 2014

WOMEN from countries throughout the Commonwealth will gather in Harrogate for the 80th Federation Conference of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland.

Two bailed after suspicious Harrogate flat blaze

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Two men have been arrested and released on bail after a fire tore through a home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Driver suffers serious leg injury in Knaresborough crash

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

2:08pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 25-year-old man needed hospital treatment when the car he was driving crashed in Knaresborough.

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

York Press:

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

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

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.


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