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How will Harrogate mental health decisions affect our police?

The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has spoken out about the challenges in the force in light of decisions around mental health provisions in Harrogate. Harrogate Borough Councillors at a Scrutiny and Overview meeting on policing asked Chief...

yesterday, 16:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cannabis misuse in Harrogate is 'growing concern' for councillors

Harrogate Borough Councillors have raised concerns with the police around the misuse of cannabis amongst young people in the district. Councillors met with North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dave Jones and Inspector Steve Breen on Monday...

yesterday, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Festive service with a twist is a hit

The annual Community Christmas Service held at St Mary’s Church in Tadcaster and hosted by students from Tadcaster Grammar School, was declared the best. And They All Sang was a festive celebration of song, drama, musicianship and much more. Several...

yesterday, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Carols tradition at hospital

Children from St Roberts Catholic Primary School delighted visitors to Harrogate Hospital last week by singing carols at the turning on of the Christmas lights. Year 6 pupils joined the Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Anne Jones, hospital chaplain Father Jim...

yesterday, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cracking day at Wetherby Racecourse to finish Christmas

There will be plenty of festive fun for all the family this Boxing Day at Wetherby Racecourse. The 188Bet Yorkshire Christmas Meeting will feature plenty for kids to see and do, from visiting the pre-parade ring and winner’s enclosure, getting a...

yesterday, 14:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Festival was a real cracker!

Boston Spa Methodist Church’s fourth Christmas Tree Festival got villagers in the festive mood. The festival was held over five days, opened by St Mary’s School Choir and closed on Sunday with a Festival Community Carol Service. Other delights were a...

yesterday, 13:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal. A letter by Dr John Sentamu to...

Tuesday, 19:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Unison accuses Harrogate NHS Trust of scheme to avoid paying tax

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust has been accused of attempting to avoid tax by setting up a commercial arm to run its estates and facilities. The Trust revealed plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary company in November, to run a number of...

Tuesday, 16:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Deaf blind author’s second book fundraiser

A Wetherby man who lost most of his sight and hearing to inflammation in his head has published his second book. Paul Duffin, 64, of Ullswater Rise, published And The Cricket Was Good Too on Amazon last week and is hoping to raise over £1,000 for deaf...

Tuesday, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Year Six pupils look to future

Willow Tree Primary school recently held their first ever Year 6 careers event. The occasion was organised by Year 6 teachers Miss Dobrashian, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Spruce to give pupils the opportunity to think about what they might want to do on...

Tuesday, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Could administration fees be on their way out?

ADVERTISING FEATURE sponsored by Lupton Fawcett It is common industry practice for a letting agent to charge a prospective residential tenant an administration fee when they seek to secure a new residential tenancy. However, letting agents can often...

Tuesday, 11:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Santa and Emmerdale stars' flying visit to children's hospice: Christmas gifts flown in to Martin House at...

SANTA paid a flying visit to hand out presents at a Yorkshire children’s hospice – with a little help from Emmerdale stars Gaynor Faye and Zoe Henry. SANTA paid a flying visit to hand out presents at a Yorkshire children’s hospice – with a little help...

Monday, 17:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Commissioner warns of £4.3million black hole for North Yorkshire Police

Harrogate residents are being asked whether they would rather see an increase to their council tax or a cut to the budget of the local police force. The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, sets the amount that residents...

Monday, 16:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Northern introduces extra Sunday train services linking Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough

More frequent rail services were introduced between Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough this weekend. Northern has increased the frequency of its Sunday services on that route from hourly to every 30 minutes as part of a new timetable. The changes are...

Monday, 16:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Drink driving crackdown leads to 39 arrests in North Yorkshire in just 10 days

Police in North Yorkshire arrested 39 motorists on suspicion of drink or drug driving during the first 10 days of the force’s Christmas crackdown. To date, officers have arrested 34 men and five women across the county. Scarborough is the area with...

Monday, 16:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

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