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Belzona Installs 762 Solar Panels at Harrogate Headquarters

Belzona, local manufacturer of polymeric repair and protection systems has installed 762 solar panels across the roofs of both of its buildings on Claro Road, Harrogate. The panel cover a total of 1486m² should generate over 300,000 kWh of electricity per year. To provide perspective, Ofgem estimates that the average UK home uses 2,700 kWh of electricity annually, so this is enough to power 111 UK homes for a year. Helen Parris, QSHE Manager & Head of Belzona’s Environmental Committee said: We have been working for many years to reduce our environmental impact, and whilst we still have a way
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Harrogate 45 Driffield 27

Saturday 6 April 2024 For the 3rd consecutive “home” game, Harrogate was unable to play at Rudding Lane. However, the pitch at Knaresborough failed an inspection on the morning of the game, and the match was transferred to Driffield. Harrogate played with a strong wind and the slight slope in their favour in the first half. However, it was Driffield who scored first in the 3rd minute through captain Adam Brankley, converted by James Watts. Harrogate responded in the 13th minute through Will Hill, converted by Tom Steene. However, they fell behind 3 minutes later when Watts kicked a penalty,
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Thousands of visitors flock to Springtime Live

Thousands of visitors flocked to Springtime Live yesterday (23 March 2024), for a hugely successful celebration of farming, food and the countryside. Springtime Live is hosted by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show and held on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. From pigs, sheep and alpacas, to ferrets, Shire horses and giant tortoises, youngsters could get up close to farm animals as well as enjoying free demonstrations and hands-on workshops. There was also Diggerland, ride on tractors provided by Ripon Farm Services, Moo Music and crafts, as well as tractor trailer rides supported by Russell’s.  
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West Yorkshire Combined Authority to be asked for final funding approval for Harrogate Station Gateway

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be asked to approve the full business cases at its meeting on Thursday next week (14 March 14), bringing the total award to £38.3 million with additional funding provided by North Yorkshire Council. The Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) projects, which are due to cost a total of £44.6 million to enhance access to transport hubs in all three towns, have already been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT).   North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for highways and transport, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: We welcome the Combined Authority’s proposal to support the transformative, revised
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Harrogate man sentenced for 18-years following being found guilty of rape

Aaron Frederick Needham of the High Street in Starbeck was sentenced to 18 years after he was found guilty of rape following a trial in October 2023 . He was previously convicted for rape in 2017 and sent to prison. In July 2020, Needham was released from prison on license. He then raped another woman in February and March of 2021 after he befriended her and used alcohol to subdue her before raping her on two separate occasions. He was sentenced at York Crown Court on Friday 23 February 2024.   Detective Nicky Wareham from Harrogate CID commented: I would
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Fashion industry veteran brings added chic Harrogate Fashion Week

Fashion industry veteran Robert de Keyser is adding to the swagger and chic of February’s bi-annual Harrogate Fashion Week by taking over the Majestic Hotel in the middle of the historic spa town for the three days of the event. From 4 to 6 February 2024, the hotel’s luxurious banqueting rooms will showcase the 20 stunning international fashion brands represented by Jonny Drama, the company he owns and runs with his daughter, Lara. The company will also be offering a minimum of 150 nights free accommodation, including breakfast at the hotel for buyers and retailers during the Fashion Week. There
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Residential Letting Agent, Whitaker Cadre, opens a Harrogate office

Residential Letting Agent, Whitaker Cadre, has expanded with the opening of a new Harrogate office. Their new office is located at 1 Cardale Park, Beckwith Head Road, Harrogate. Ed Shoard, Director of Whitaker Cadre, said: We are excited to further integrate our expertise within the community of Harrogate. Our team is dedicated to offering personal, tailored one-to-one service that aligns with the demands of each client’s strategy – we know that everyone’s different and people’s lives don’t fit neatly into boxes. We believe that our presence here will further strengthen our commitment to delivering exceptional service and foster long lasting
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Sheep theft from Greenhow area

29 sheep were stolen from the Greenhow area,  land adjacent to Duck Street Lane between Tuesday 10 October 2023 and Sunday 22 October 2023. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, they are appealing for information about any wagons or farm vehicles with a trailer that have been seen acting suspicious in the area. Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for Dave Mackay. You can also email David.mackay@northyorkshire.police.uk If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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MP’s call for calm amid reported rise in antisemitism

Local MP Andrew Jones has called for ‘calm, tolerance and respect’ across our community following reports in the capital of a rise in antisemitic activities. Jewish groups and the police have reported a significant rise in incidents since the terrorist attacks in Israel and the ongoing response from the Israeli Government. Mr Jones commented: I must start by being unequivocal in my condemnation of the barbaric attacks by Hamas. The reports I have read show a level of brutality deliberately targeted at innocent civilians unlike that which any of us could imagine. Kidnapping civilians, including babies and children, to use
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