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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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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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Closure of local bank branch: Halifax, Market Place in Knaresborough

On the 1 March 2021, Halifax, 15 Market Place, HG5 8AL, is due to close. This will doubtless be disappointing to Halifax customers in Knaresborough. However, alternative banking provision is available to local residents at post office branches nearby. The nearest post offices to the closing Halifax branch are: Knaresborough 49 High Street Harrogate HG5 0HB Starbeck PO 51 High Street Starbeck Harrogate HG2 7LQ Goldsborough PO Yew Tree Cottage Station Road Goldsborough HG5 8NT Each of these branches offers banking services – including deposits of up to £2,000 cash per transaction, free cash withdrawals and balance checks, as well
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Work begins on 63 new Taylor Wimpey homes in Boroughbridge 

Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has begun construction on its upcoming Boroughbridge development, Bondgate, also launching a temporary sales centre for customers to book appointments to discuss the homes on offer. The homebuilder received full planning approval in May 2020 to deliver a new housing development in Langthorpe, Boroughbridge and work has now commenced on 63 homes for the area, 40% of which are allocated for affordable housing. Located just a short drive from Boroughbridge town centre, Bondgate will feature a mixture of three- and four-bedroom homes with associated parking and landscaping. The development will also include an area of public
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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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Crackdown continues in Ripon to tackle a recent spike in anti-social behaviour, street robberies, assaults

‘Our crackdown continues in Ripon and we are already seeing positive results’ Here, Inspector Alex Langley has provided an early update on how North Yorkshire Police’s new operation to tackle a recent spike in anti-social behaviour and other criminality in Ripon is going. Inspector Alex Langley said: Last week, we shared details about a new operation put it place in Ripon to tackle a recent spike in anti-social behaviour, street robberies, assaults and other criminality in the city. It’s early days but over the weekend we saw a significant reduction in such incidents, and we continue to see similar levels
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Suspected drug dealer arrested on the A1 near Boroughbridge

A suspected drug dealer has found his way to custody after the police helicopter helped to track him down. At about 1.30pm on Tuesday officers were on patrol on the A1 southbound near Boroughbridge when a black BMW 3 series drove past one of the force’s patrol cars. The vehicle has markers attached to it linked to another incident in Humberside. Officers swiftly caught up with the vehicle and signalled for it stop but, after pulling onto the hard shoulder, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled across some fields. Colleagues from the National Police Air Service (NPAS)
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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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First patient vaccinated at COVID vaccination clinic at Ripon Racecourse

Patients have begun receiving COVID vaccinations at North Yorkshire’s newest vaccination centre at Ripon Racecourse. The first patient to be given the vaccine at the racecourse was 73-year-old Maureen Lambden who described the experience as “fantastic”, saying she felt “you have to do it, don’t you?” and that she was “very, very grateful” for the opportunity. Tuesday afternoon’s vaccination clinic was staffed by doctors and nurses from local GP surgeries, Yorkshire Health Network, volunteer marshals, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and the racecourse’s own team – who had worked to clear the snow with expert assistance from Econ Engineering. The
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Covid-19 testing introduced to North Yorkshire’s schools

Lateral Flow Testing is being introduced to schools to allow teaching staff and secondary pupils to receive regular, voluntary tests for Covid-19. Tests are voluntary for adults and young people and no child or young person will be tested without informed consent from the appropriate adult or carer. Pupils will not be prevented from receiving face-to-face education if they are not tested. The tests are designed to allow staff teaching in primary and secondary schools, colleges and maintained nurseries to test themselves regularly for covid twice a week. Young people in Year 7 and above will also be able to
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