News archive from 25 February 2017

Egg-producer drives fleet sustainability

Flaxby-based egg-producer Chippindale Foods is on the road to greener collections and deliveries after announcing that its HGV fleet will be fully stocked with new low-emission vehicles by February 2017. The initiative is the latest phase in the...

 

Businesses invited to join LEP’s Enterprise Adviser Network

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is urging businesses in the area to ensure young people from the City Region are leaving school with the right skills by joining its successful Enterprise Adviser Network. Over 100 regional business...

 

Estate agent eyes expansion in 2017

Harrogate property firm FSS has announced plans to expand its services in 2017 following major investment in its brand and offices. Partner Simon Croft said recent investment had included a £100,000 refurbishment of its premises on Raglan Street and...

 

Acceleris do it again at European awards

A Harrogate communications agency has claimed a stunning third victory in four years at an awards ceremony in Berlin. Acceleris carried the torch for Harrogate, Yorkshire and the UK as it defended its title as Europe’s best communicator in the Issues...

 

Taylors of Harrogate on the hunt for sustainability champion

Taylors of Harrogate is looking for a new recruit for a brand-new dream job. The company, a major employer in the town, is advertising the full-time position of sustainable development coordinator. The lucky candidate will assist head of sustainable...

 

Hundreds sign petition calling for Pannal traveller and gypsy site to be scrapped

Hundreds of Pannal residents have signed a petition urging Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) to scrap plans for a traveller and gypsy site in the area. The petition was presented to HBC planners yesterday by Pannal Conservatives with more than 350...

 

Bag containing 'large amounts of cash' stolen in Harrogate town centre

A bag containing a "large amount of cash" has been stolen from a premises on Cheltenham Crescent. The purple Karrimor rucksack was stolen between 12.30pm and 12.45pm yesterday and contained a large amount of cash, invoices, keys and a...

 

Who have been Yorkshire’s female icons over the last 70 years?

As BBC’s Woman’s Hour reveals its list of the most influential women of the last 70 years, Chris Bond chooses his own top 10 from Yorkshire. Lists are by definition a tricky business - let’s face it you’re never going to please everyone. Even so, when...

 

Rising house prices blamed as Harrogate shamed as a homeless hotspot

Harrogate’s lack of affordable housing has been blamed after the district was shamed by Shelter as being one of North Yorkshire’s homeless hotspots. The national homeless charity published official statistics, for the very first time, revealing that...

 

Lib Dems accused of ignoring Boroughbridge residents over controversial boundary proposals

Harrogate Borough Council’s Liberal Democrats have been accused of ignoring Boroughbridge residents after supporting proposals to take the ward out of the Harrogate district. The Boundary Commission have proposed taking the Claro and Boroughbridge...

 

Harlow Carr tells the story of gardening behind enemy lines

A new exhibition at a Yorkshire garden will tell the story of how horticulture helped British prisoners survive wartime internment. Harlow Carr’s head librarian Sue Padgham has a personal connection to the story of Ruhleben in Berlin, where her...

 

Wetherby’s Dickensian Market is a winner!

The weather smiled on the Wetherby Dickensian Market which has built up over recent years to become an essential part of Christmas in the town. People were seen in shorts as they perused the many charity and craft stalls arrayed around the market...

 

The Dean’s Reflection with John Dobson

The story is told of the head teacher showing an important visitor around her primary school. In class three an art lesson was taking place, and Lucy was one of the children who had opted to paint. “What are you painting, Lucy?” asked the head...

 

Harrogate blood donor celebrated for 100th donation

A dedicated blood donor from Harrogate has been thanked for making his 100th donation of blood. Jason Clements received a medal and certificate at a ceremony at Hazlewood Castle to honour his centenary contribution. Jason, who has been donating blood...

 

Jail for £300,000 fraud Harrogate couple who targeted charities

A Harrogate couple who defrauded charities and  busineses out of  £300,000 have been jailed for a total of eight years. Memory Chirwa, aged 33, and her partner Raymond Makudza, aged 38, were each jailed for four years after being found guilty of fraud...

 


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