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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…


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…


Harrogate Town 0-0 Crawley Match Report

The spoils were shared on a sweltering afternoon at The Envirovent Stadium as Town and Crawley played out a goalless draw. After an opening forty-five minutes that saw both sides contending with the conditions, the second-half was a far more open affair with both having opportunities to come away with all three points. Simon Weaver made five changes to the side that exited the Carabo Cup against Stockport in midweek. Joe Mattock, Warren Burrell, Alex Pattison and Luke Armstrong all returned to the side and there was a debut handed to new signing Kayne Ramsay, whose arrival from Southampton was Harrogate Informer…


‘Bear’ hunts fresh opportunity following departure from North Yorkshire gastropub

Co-founder, entrepreneur and head chef of the popular Knaresborough restaurant and bar, ‘The Bear at Carriages’, Sam Pullan, has left the business after two years. Sam acquired the business, formerly Carriages, out of administration in 2020 with business partner John Dixon. Following £100k of investment and extensive renovations, The Bear at Carriages opened in summer 2020 against the backdrop of multiple lockdowns, breathing new life into the venue in the market town. The Knaresborough gastropub which boasts a roaring, purpose built solid fuel fire ‘bear pit’, housed outside in the premises’ extensive beer garden, quickly established itself as a destination Harrogate Informer…


MOJO is raising the bar with progressive staff training

 The Leeds head office of the Bar group MOJO, is now a BIIAB accredited training centre. MOJO is renowned for taking staff training to another level, with their annual Bar Olympics in May igniting creativity and solidifying comradery throughout the company. The BIIAB Level 2 Awards for Personal Licence Holders, is now an extension of the company’s extensive training programme. The company goal is to have all employees, across all six MOJO establishments, receive their personal licence. With eight members of staff qualifying in June and another eight set to start their training in July, MOJO is well on the Harrogate Informer…


£3.5m plus investment planned at Harrogate Town AFC

A £3.5m investment is planned by Harrogate Town AFC in order to meet the Board’s wider ambition of creating a sustainable and thriving Club, for future generations to enjoy. The investment is already underway and will be phased over the next calendar year with plans to build a brand new Seated Stand with increased capacity, the construction of a new bar in the Home supporters’ area and an extension of the corporate hospitality area with increased capacity for diners. The club has recently installed new energy saving LED floodlights to improve the lighting and the environmental impact. Meanwhile, the pitch Harrogate Informer…


‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Outcome for Harrogate Grammar School

After two days of inspection, with a team of six inspectors, Ofsted reached the judgement that the overall effectiveness of Harrogate Grammar School is outstanding. They also judged the school to be outstanding in all five areas of the framework: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and Sixth Form provision. Ofsted had the following to say about Harrogate Grammar School: Harrogate Grammar School is an extremely rewarding place to learn. Pupils benefit from an exceptional curriculum. Effective teaching and assessment enable pupils to learn well. This depth of knowledge is sustained from key stage Harrogate Informer…


In conversation with 63rd + 1st, a recent addition to the Harrogate restaurant and bar scene

63rd + 1st opened in November 2021 on Albert Street in Harrogate. The area is a hub for many restaurants, including Yo! Sushi, Cote, Portofino, Pizza Express and Zizzi. Although there are plenty of options, they have aimed to offer something a little different. This restaurant is their 3rd, with a new opening planned very soon in Edinburgh. They have a large cocktail menu, along with smaller plates. You can make what you want of the visit, just have cocktails or order as many plates as you like. Graeme Nesbit joined the business in December 2021 as operations director. We Harrogate Informer…


Government launch consultation to cap legal costs in clinical negligence claims, but Harrogate Solicitor says it will result in limiting access to justice

The government is launching a consultation to reduce, what they say are, disproportionate legal fees for lower value clinical negligence claims. The Government proposes new cap to ensure legal costs for lower value clinical negligence cases are proportionate and fair Patients will be prioritised with a new streamlined process to secure faster resolutions Government says the proposals could save the NHS half a billion pounds over the next ten years A Harrogate solicitor has said that they see many claims against hospitals that are dragged out by the hospital, and that costs wouldn’t be what they become what they do Harrogate Informer…