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Harrogate independent school Belmont Grosvenor hands cash to horticultural charity Horticap

Staff and students at popular North Yorkshire charity Horticap have been given a boost during the current lockdown thanks to Harrogate school Belmont Grosvenor. Pupils, parents and teachers at the independent prep school, based at Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, chose Horticap as its charity of the year last year. The lockdown meant Belmont Grosvenor’s packed calendar of fundraising activities had to be put on hold, but the school was still able to organise a number of online and small-scale events and managed to raise £500 for Horticap. Belmont Grosvenor’s PTA sent a cheque to the charity – the money will be
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York handmade plays pivotal role in prestigious Yorkshire housing development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a new and prestigious North Yorkshire residential housing development. The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied 262,000 specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Ferrensby, near Harrogate. Altogether York Handmade provided the bricks, worth over £150,000, for the site which is being developed by Harrogate developer Jack Lunn (Properties) Ltd. The Ferrensby development is called Slingsby Vale and features 18 detached houses, 11 of which will be marketed on the open market and seven of which are affordable. The affordable houses
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23-year-old Harrogate man arrested on suspicion of murder

A 23-year-old Harrogate man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Just after 10pm on Friday 5 March 2021, police were called to Mayfield Grove in Harrogate where they found the suspect in the street. A 48-year-old man was found with serious injuries inside a nearby flat but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff. The arrested man remains in police custody for questioning. Anyone who was in the Mayfield Grove area of Harrogate on Friday night and saw any suspicious activity is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police and pass information relating to incident number 12210072144.
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Harrogate care home residents celebrate World Book Day with a fairy tale tea party

Residents at brighterkind’s The Granby Care Home in Harrogate have celebrated World Book Day with a ‘Once upon a Time’ storytelling event and fairy tale themed tea party. After enjoying a screening of the film ‘Beauty and the Beast’, team members dressed up as characters from the book and led a reminiscence session asking residents to share memories of their favourite childhood tales. Residents took afternoon tea in the home’s ballroom which was decorated in a fairy tale theme and enjoyed the chef’s prince and princess cupcakes. Magic Moments Club Coordinator Lydia Jackson said: What a magical day! Everyone really
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Public events offer chance to hear of £31m travel options for Harrogate, Selby and Skipton

Consultation is now under way on £31m proposals to transform the gateways to three North Yorkshire towns. New entrances to railway stations, new public spaces linking stations to town centres and better access to education and employment sites are among options for Harrogate, Selby and Skipton after a partnership of local authorities succeeded in a bid to the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). The TCF aims to make it easier, safer and quicker for people to travel on foot, by bike and by public transport. Transformational projects in the three towns will be delivered by a partnership of
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Transforming Cities funding of £31.2m to make major changes to Harrogate, Skipton and Selby

Funding of £31.2m has been awarded as part of the transforming cities fund. The funding follows a successful bid to the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund by a partnership of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, Craven District Council, Harrogate Borough Council and Selby District Council. Consultations will be launched shortly on proposals to enhance the gateways to the North Yorkshire towns of Harrogate, Selby and Skipton. Proposals include new entrances to railway stations, new public spaces linking stations to town centres and better access to education and employment sites. Background Funding of £31.2m was awarded following a
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Coppice Valley Primary School wins pioneering mental health award

Coppice Valley Primary School in Harrogate school has achieved the School Mental Health Award. The award is delivered by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools and Coppice Valley Primary School was awarded a Gold standard for its outstanding mental health and wellbeing provision. Coppice Valley Primary School provides a wide range of activities to boost the wellbeing of pupils and staff, including mindfulness sessions, a whole school mental health curriculum and working closely with local services like Compass Buzz and Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services. The school has also created a bespoke mental health offer
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Local photography shop makes the most of lockdown with a substantial move to online

Bass and Bligh in Harrogate are making the most of lockdown with a relaunch of their website, along with all stock now being available online as part of a bigger move to online. Justin Barnes is the owner of Bass and Bligh, taking over the business 20-years ago: We have always had a wide area of customers, but this will widen that out even further. This development of our website is really long overdue, the problem was finding the time to do it. Lockdown has give us that time. All our stock, both used and new, will now be available
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Police issue appeal after 81-year-old pedestrian dies near to Woodlands traffic lights in Harrogate

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a fatal collision which happened in Harrogate. It happened just before 5pm on Thursday 4 February on Wetherby Road, near to the Esso garage, at the junction with Hookstone Chase. It involved a Grey Audi A3 that was travelling down Wetherby Road from Harrogate town, and a pedestrian who was crossing the road from The Woodlands Pub towards Hookstone Chase. Sadly, the 81-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital where he died. The 35-year-old driver of the Audi is assisting officers with their enquiries. Police are requesting the public’s assistance to
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Harrogate Town 2 – 1 Newport County

Harrogate Town came from behind to post a 2-1 victory over fifth placed Newport County. When Town’s team sheet appeared it contained the name of Will Smith who was returning from injury after a gap of three months to replace the suspended Connor Hall. Simon Power and Josh March were also given starts,replacing Brendan Kiernan and Jack Muldoon. After some early, slick possession football from the visitors,it was Town who were first to threaten when Ed Francis curled a free kick just wide of the near post. But it was the Exiles who took the lead on 17 minutes,after the
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