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Thousands of children regularly missing from North Yorkshire’s schools last year

Thousands of children were regularly missing from North Yorkshire’s schools during the first two terms last year, new figures reveal. Across the country, absence rates have increased over each of the last two years, following several years of general...

yesterday, 17:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Restart a Heart Day

Pupils from Cundall Manor School near Ripon are today learning the importance of CPR as part of a Europe wide initiative. They joined 115 schools from across the county to take part in Restart a Heart Day – a programme which provides pupils with...

yesterday, 15:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Complaints rising over inconsiderate and illegal parking in Knaresborough

A Knaresborough hotspot for dangerous, inconsiderate and illegal parking has been slammed by a councillor who has received complaints from a number of residents. Councillor, Samantha Mearns, (Knaresborough Scriven ward) has criticised drivers for...

yesterday, 14:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Injured motorcyclist dies

A motorcyclist who was seriously injured in an accident near Sherburn-in-Elmet last Thursday has died. North Yorkshire Police said the biker, who died in Leeds General Infirmary on Friday October 19 was Mr Ian Stewart, aged 63, from the Wakefield...

yesterday, 10:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Quiz: Match the Leeds landmark to the miserable TripAdvisor review

As one of the UK's fastest growing cities with entertainment venues, glittering shopping arcades and visitor attractions to boot, Leeds is a destination with plenty to shout about. But while the city has won praise for its tourist offering, some of...

Sunday, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mental health work wins top award for nurse

A school nurse has won a prestigious national award for her work in supporting young deaf people’s mental health. Kate Adams of St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf in Boston Spa, scooped the Outstanding Impact category at the recent National...

Saturday, 08:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Trio jailed for more than 50 years after violence linked to 'county lines' drug dealing in Harrogate

A trio of out-of-town drug dealers have been jailed following a night of violence in Harrogate linked to so-called "county lines" drug dealing. Lengthy prison terms were today (Friday) handed to Mohamed Abdi, 26, of Tower Street, Leicester,...

Friday, 17:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Driver 'narrowly missed' 65mph train as he ignored Knaresborough level crossing signs

A man who narrowly missed a train travelling at 65mph after ignoring signs at a level crossing near Knaresborough train station has been handed a fine. Steven Morris, aged 27 and of Fell Brow, Longridge, appeared before West Yorkshire Magistrates’...

Friday, 16:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Harrogate's Sir Robert Ogden Centre makes appeal to find families who have been touched by cancer

Families whose lives have been touched by the work of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan centre in Harrogate have been encouraged to help mark its fifth anniversary. The state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre at the grounds of Harrogate District...

Friday, 15:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

MP makes a stand on housing plans

Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke has taken the battle against a “shambolic” planning decision on the controversial Stockeld development to the Government. Following the U-turn made by Harrogate Borough Council in granting permission for the outline plans...

Friday, 15:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Harrogate brain tumour charity will take to the streets to raise funds in memory of Chris

A Harrogate charity committed to fighting brain tumours are holding a street collection to raise funds as part of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week. T The week runs from October 20 - 28 and registered charity ‘Fighting Ependymoma’ will be out...

Friday, 15:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Nellie’s tree crowned England’s finest

Welcome To Yorkshire is urging people to vote a local tree as the UK’s most loved. Nellie’s tree, at Parlington near Aberford, was crowned the best tree in England by the Woodland Trust last week after a public vote to be in with a chance of the UK...

Friday, 15:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pupils inspired to help hospice

TWO inspirational Ripon Grammar students have encouraged their whole school to get behind a huge fundraising drive for the local hospice which cared for their fathers before they died. Louise Taylor’s father Chris, 54, a builder, and Grace Withyman’s...

Friday, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Artistic talents on show at Boston Spa

Boston Spa showcased artistic talents of over 60 artists and craftspeople last weekend. A host of skills were on show at the Village Hall including from artist in residence Hilary Burnette Cooper, whose work has sold globally and exhibits in the...

Friday, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Treasured Wetherby store to close ending four generations

A long-established Wetherby shop is to close it has been announced today. Family run Townsend Fine Jewellers will mark the end of an era with a closing down sale at the Cross Street store, starting at 10am on Saturday October 27. Nigel Townsend said:...

Friday, 09:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

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