The police’s promise to take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to fast and noisy motorists in Harrogate town centre this summer draws a sceptical response. Elsewhere, readers back moves to rewild the district.
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Next month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo will be the third for Littlethorpe’s Jack Laugher, but the village on the outskirts of Ripon won’t be far from his mind as he steps on to the springboard.
With just over a week to go, speculation is growing about the final step of the coronavirus road map in the UK.
Vp, which has its headquarters at Central House on Otley Road, said following the pandemic it took steps to reduce costs and save cash including closing or merging 25 of its locations.
Simon Theakston is the great-great grandson of the founder of the famous Masham brewery. He talks about the impact of covid and, as a former Harrogate councillor, appraises recent developments across the district.
Four burglars have been sentenced for a total of 23 years after targeting two homes in the Harrogate district in 2019.
The district has recorded a further 10 covid cases today.
A Masham teenager who was diagnosed with bone cancer earlier this year has set up a fundraising page to raise money for the charities who are helping her through her illness.
Those in Harrogate town centre this week may have spotted books hidden in various locations. These were planted by the ‘book fairies’, and everyone is encouraged to borrow them and leave them for someone else to find when finished.
The driver and passengers are said to have serious, but not life threatening, injuries following the accident this morning.
With covid cancelling this year’s event, we look back at the first bed race in 1966 when Sooty creator Harry Corbett fired the starter’s gun on a phenomenon that just kept growing. All photos by the late Bill Hardacre.
This month the Stray Ferret Secret Shopper has been looking at fabulously beautiful or useful homeware on sale in Harrogate. Our dedicated shopping champion picks out six of her favourites buys.