Harrogate

Stevenage 1-0 Town Match Report

Dan Sweeney’s 89th minute header dealt a cruel defeat to Harrogate Town who had been set to end a run of nine straight Boro victories at Lamex Stadium. Stevenage had time and time again been denied by the visitors, with Pete Jameson on impressive form between the sticks, but Sweeney was able to glance home in the dying seconds to send Harrogate home empty handed. Simon Weaver made three changes from last weekend’s draw at Stockport County as Rory McArdle, Matty Daly and Jack Muldoon replaced Miles Welch-Hayes, Stephen Dooley and Sam Folarin. Daly nearly marked his return to the Harrogate Informer…


Brearton pub comes up for sale for the first time in 28-years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to market The Malt Shovel, a popular pub in Brearton, North Yorkshire. The well-known venue has come up for sale as the current tenant has decided to move on and the freeholders, Charlotte and Les Mitchell have decided the time is right to sell their investment property after 28-years. Charlotte said: When Les and I moved from the Scottish Highlands with our young children we chose The Malt Shovel because of its prime setting in a beautiful village, within the aptly named “Golden Triangle” between Harrogate, York and North Leeds. We Harrogate Informer…


The Chapel receives a brown plaque

A brown plaque has been unveiled at The Chapel, on Grove Road in Harrogate. Formerly a Methodist Chapel Grove Road (behind the fire station) Opened in 1896, with a capacity of 700 It remained empty for some time, before being sold in 2013 to Mark Hinchcliffe, an art collector Underwent extensive restoration, and became a home for both Mark and  impressive art collection Now also operates as a boutique bed and breakfast Andrew Brown of the Harrogate Civic Society said: I am a committee member of the Harrogate Civic Society, and also a member of the Methodist Church, one of Harrogate Informer…


Harrogate Town 0-1 Salford Match Report

Town suffered heartbreak as an injury time header from substitute Matty Lund consigned them to defeat that will be tough to swallow for Simon Weaver and his side. It had looked like the game was heading towards a hard fought goalless draw before Lund rose to head home from a free-kick. Both sides enjoyed strong passages of player, with a number of chances created but with both defences determined to let nothing past them. Town were boosted by the return of midfielders Alex Pattison and Stephen Dooley to the starting line-up and also handed a debut to Sam Folarin, who Harrogate Informer…


Tickets go on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate

Tickets have gone on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, the UK’s biggest textile event, which takes place at Harrogate Convention Centre from 17th-20th November 2022. Whether you’re a knitter, quilter, embroiderer or needle felter, The Knitting & Stitching Show promises inspiration and ideas for every style and stage of stitcher, from complete beginners to experts. Top tutors will be hosting more than 220 hands-on workshops and demonstrations, with a dedicated dressmaking programme and festive, seasonal makes like knitted Christmas gnomes, felted wreaths, fabric baubles and embroidery Robins. If craft supplies are on your Christmas shopping wish list, there Harrogate Informer…


Plumpton Rocks successful re-opening weekend

Over the weekend (3 and 4 September 2022), Plumtopn had around 200 paying entry tickets, and many more visiting for free. A new flat pricing structure is in place, with those aged 16 and above paying £5, with the aim of making it accessible for families. Plumpton is owned by Robert Hunter, and is the 2nd generation of his family to be custodian of the attraction. Robert Hunter said: We are grateful in having investment from Historic England, that enabled us to do a lot of work, and it is no long on the Heritage at Risk Register. The reopening Harrogate Informer…


Belzona announces first Chinese board of directors

Belzona, has announced the appointments of Charli Yu Walton and Fred Lu as Corporate Development Director (China) and Technical Director (China), respectively. The appointments follow the establishment of Belzona Molecular Technology (Nanjing) Ltd in 2019, as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), making the next significant step in the Company’s international expansion strategy. Mrs Walton originally from Harbin, China, joined the Company’s Harrogate-based marketing team in 2011. Prior to this, Mrs Walton worked as an International Business Coordinator in the Japanese automotive industry, having previously obtained two Masters degrees from UK universities. These include an MA in Communications Studies from Harrogate Informer…


Andrew Jones MP welcomes new PM

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has congratulated new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, on her victory in the Conservative Party leadership race. Ms Truss gained 81,326 votes from the party membership against 60,399 for rival Rishi Sunak. Ms Truss will see Her Majesty the Queen at Balmoral tomorrow to formally take up office before returning to Number 10 to start work. Welcoming her to her new role, Mr Jones said: Being Prime Minister is a great responsibility and I offer Ms Truss my full support in her new role. I backed Rishi Sunak and he fought a very credible campaign. Harrogate Informer…


The Miniskip Scarecrow Weekend is back – oh yes it is!

The village of Minskip, near Boroughbridge, is holding its popular annual Scarecrow Competition again this weekend (September 3-4). The competition, which has established a fine reputation during the past couple of years, sees almost the entire village making scarecrows which then line the main street in a blaze of colour throughout the weekend. This year’s theme is Pantomime (On Yes, it Is!). One of the main organisers Debbie Hargreaves explained: It’s absolutely wonderful how so many villagers have made scarecrows in the past and I expect the same this year. The competition has really caught the imagination of the village Harrogate Informer…


Queen Ethelburga’s Celebrates Exceptional Achievements

Students, staff and parents, from the award-winning North Yorkshire independent schools which make up Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, are celebrating today, following exceptional achievements on A Level and BTEC Results Day 2022. This year saw the return to the traditional examination schedule following the disruption of the pandemic, presenting a challenging time for many students who have not previously experienced a formal examination setting. The focus and outstanding positivity of this particular group of A Level and BTEC students is fully reflected within today’s results. QE has two senior schools on their modern, well-equipped campus, which is close to York, Harrogate Harrogate Informer…