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Port Vale 0 – 0 Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town maintained their unbeaten record in League 2,when they came away from Vale Park,Burslem,with a point from a goalless draw. Simon Weaver started with Mark Beck replacing Jack Muldoon who was still not quite over a tight muscle injury sustained in last Tuesday’s win at Notts County. Both sides started slowly,although the Valiants had the ball in Town’s net after 12 minutes through Dave Worrall,only for the goal to be ruled out for a foul on Warren Burrell. Home skipper,Leon Legge headed  a cross from Rodney past Joe Cracknell’s post,but Town were the next to threaten.Josh Falkingham’s pass released
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Stellar line-up for the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

Writers, politicians, historians, broadcasters, and more, will come together for the first ever digital Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October. It has long been the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit after Harper’s Bazaar picked the event as one of the UK’s ‘best literary festivals’, and this year is no different as the Festival continues to bring to life a programme to delight and inspire. The renowned literature festival, now in its twelfth year has gone online in 2020 due to the current social distancing measures and restrictions in place on live Festival events.
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Kitchen knife used to damage multiple cars on Fairfax Avenue, St Andrews and Hargrove road

Multiple cars have been damaged on Fairfax Avenue, St Andrew’s and Hargrove road in Harrogate. 20 September between 2:25am and around 2:28am It is believed a kitchen knife to puncture tyres done and deeply scratch body work of  a number of vehicles, in an apparent random act. The callous vandals also damaged sunflowers that had been planted by the young children of a family. Police have taken statements and CCTV footage and currently one arrest has been made using the police armed response. Please contact North Yorkshire Police if you have information or are also a victim, but have not
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Harrogate Town 2 – 2 Walsall

It ended with honours even in Harrogate’s first “home” game  in League 2,although it had to take place at Doncaster’s, Keepmoat Stadium, as Town’s pitch is not yet ready after reseeding. Although, Simon Weaver,said it wasn’t a bad point,he stated that Town had run out of steam after Wednesday’s exertions against West Brom. Town suffered an early reverse after only four minutes when Elijah Adebayo forced Joe Cracknell into a diving save which went for a corner, from which  Rory Holden lashed home from 25 yards. Within minutes, Aaron Martin almost levelled matters, when his powerful header from Warren Burrell’s
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Harrogate hotel group take temperature checking to the next level

Two Harrogate hotels have today revealed the installation of advanced technology contactless temperature checkers in their lobbies and restaurants in a move to take their Covid-19 safety procedures to the next level. In addition to the increase in protocols already in place, including advanced cleaning regimes, screens and PPE, the management have gone one step further at The HRH Group, who own The Fat Badger, Scran Restaurant, The White Hart Hotel and The Yorkshire, by installing contactless wrist temperature readers at the entrances of all of their properties. The new machine allows guests and customers to check their own body
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Disabled access in Yorkshire – who is leading the way?

Countryside sites and venues in the Harrogate district doing great things to encourage visitors with disabilities are being sought for the 2020 Good Access Scheme award led by local charity Open Country. Members of the public are being urged to nominate local nature reserves, national park sites and outdoor venues who are going the extra mile to improve access for people with physical, learning or sensory disabilities. Previous winners have included Nosterfield Nature Reserve near Ripon and Yorkshire Water for their work at Fewston Reservoir. Open Country’s Good Access Scheme award was launched in 2015 to recognise the best countryside
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Bruce Reid retires from the Fire Service, 36-years of service and many thousands raised for charity

On Monday, 14 September 2020, Bruce Reid retired from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue after 36-years of service. He had worked as both a retained and full-time firefighter, but it’s perhaps his charity and community work was what he became best known for, along with an ability to pull people together and just make things happen. His interest in the fire service goes back to when he was 17. Bruce said: I didn’t have a brilliant schooling, but did have respect for the Fire Service. When I was 18 or 19 I used to go to Knaresborough Station, but at
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Businesses told to remove tables and chairs from the Harrogate Stray

Harrogate Borough Council are telling licence premises to remove tables and chairs from the Stray. The instruction is being justified on a need to protect the Stray and risk of slipping. Previously HBC gave use of the Stray to the UCI resulting in acres of damage. Other events on the Stray are typically billed for any damage the event makes. A council spokesman said: Over the summer we have taken a pragmatic view of allowing businesses to use public open spaces so that they can operate while adhering to social distancing requirements. Given the time of year and the impending
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Minister heaps praise on Harrogate Job Centre team

Work and Pensions Minister, Will Quince MP, heaped praise on Harrogate’s Job Centre team this week during questions to the Department for Work and Pensions. Andrew Jones, Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, asked the Minister if Harrogate’s best practice can be shared with Job Centres up and down the country so they can work at the pace of the best. In his response, the Minister stated: The Honourable Member is right to pay tribute to the incredible team in Harrogate.  We saw a surge of 3 million claims for Universal Credit since the national lockdown was imposed mid-March with Universal Credit
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Tour de Aky – Leeds to the east coast in memory of Mick “Aky” Atkinson, a police dog handler

The Tour de Aky took place on Friday 11 September 2020, after having to be postponed twice due to covid 19. The charity event had 42 riders riding the 106.6miles between Leeds to the east coast in memory of Mick “Aky” Atkinson a police dog handler who sadly took his own life in October 2018 – Aky was well regarded amongst his work colleagues. The ride took in locations of meaning towards Aky most notably Elland road and his parents house -the ride was done in a great spirit and was a celebration of his life. PC Pierre Olesqui said:
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