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CQC calls for urgent improvements at The York Hospital

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust it must make urgent improvements and served it with a warning notice following an inspection in March. CQC carried out an unannounced focused inspection of The York Hospital to follow up on significant safety concerns received about the standard of care patients were receiving. Following the inspection, CQC issued the trust with a warning notice in response to its ineffective systems for managing patient risk assessments, nutrition and hydration, pressure area care and falls prevention. The service was not rated at this inspection and its Harrogate Informer…


Proposals to reorganise the North Yorkshire Fire service would see less firefighters and less fire engines

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have launched a consultation over proposed changes to the operating structure of the fire service in the county. It is a three-month consultation to listen the public’s views on proposed changes to fire and rescue services ahead of the final decision by the PFCC. Why are they proposing the changes ? The PFCC/ NYFRS has said “that it is an opportunity to invest in vital areas identified by the public as priorities – such as improving the availability of on-call fire engines in our rural areas, and increasing prevention and protection work across the county” Harrogate Informer…


Financial safeguards put in place for move to new unitary council

A unified approach to ensuring major projects across North Yorkshire are employing taxpayers’ money effectively in the run-up to a wide-ranging overhaul of local democracy has been put in place. Senior councillors on North Yorkshire County Council have today given the go-ahead to work closely with colleagues at the county’s seven district authorities to monitor major financial decisions and ensure leading schemes become a reality. All eight councils will merge to create a new unitary authority from 1 April 2023 in the biggest shake-up of local government in North Yorkshire for nearly half-a-century. The decision by the county council’s executive Harrogate Informer…


Attempted murder – Scarborough man sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment

Victim received emergency treatment from police officers who rushed her to hospital following the “extremely brutal and frightening attack” A Scarborough man has been jailed for 16 years and given an extended licence of four years, for the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend. Jack Darrion Sutton, aged 23, of Mount View Avenue, was sentenced at York Crown Court today (Tuesday 19 April 2022) after pleading guilty to the offence which he carried out on Londesborough Road at around 11.30pm on Friday 10 December last year. Sutton admitted stabbing the 23-year-old woman multiple times on her face, arms and chest during 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…


Train timetable changes coming will cut the early trains to London from Harrogate

On the 15 May 2022, the 06:07 and 06:33 services to London will be cut. The evening services will also be changed with a two-hourly gap. The withdrawal of a through return service between Leeds, Harrogate and York  in the mid-evening, after the half-hourly service finishes, leaves an appalling two hour gap for users of the line. We refer to the 1929 Leeds-York, 2110 York-Leeds and 2239 Leeds-Harrogate. So there are no trains from Leeds to Harrogate between 2129 and 2339.  The 2129 is now the last train to Knaresborough and beyond – formerly it was one hour later. There Harrogate Informer…


New learning centre to create opportunities for thousands of young people

The University of York is launching a new education centre for school age children in East Hull, in partnership with the University of Hull and the UK’s largest university-access charity, IntoUniversity. The learning centre, which opens for pupils aged 7-18 this autumn, aims to make the prospect of studying at university much more likely for thousands of young people in the city. Based in The Freedom Centre in East Hull, the learning centre will work closely with local schools to improve educational outcomes for young people in the area, which has the fifth largest percentage of postcodes in England where Harrogate Informer…


Suspected stolen car recovered and two teenagers arrested

A suspected stolen car was pursued by police and recovered less than two hours after it was reported by the owner. Police received the call at 6.45am yesterday (Sunday 6 March 2022) after the Peugeot 208 was taken from outside the address on Cochrane Street in Selby. The  Force Control Room staff immediately started carrying out work with our automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system. The team managed to track the movements of the stolen vehicle and alerted officers on the ground. At 8.20am a police vehicle picked up sight of the car traveling on the A1237 towards Poppleton in Harrogate Informer…


North Yorkshire Police publish a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

North Yorkshire Police has published its strategy to tackle the issue of violence against women and girls. The document is entitled: “Helping women and girls to feel safe and be safe”. Chief Constable Lisa Winward said: We are already working in line with the national policing approach to eliminating violence against women and girls but we wanted to demonstrate to the public of North Yorkshire and the City of York how we are putting this crime at the heart of what we do. This issue is already a priority for action across the force and in the coming year we Harrogate Informer…


York handmade plays pivotal role in prestigious Yorkshire housing development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a new and prestigious North Yorkshire residential housing development. The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied 262,000 specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Ferrensby, near Harrogate. Altogether York Handmade provided the bricks, worth over £150,000, for the site which is being developed by Harrogate developer Jack Lunn (Properties) Ltd. The Ferrensby development is called Slingsby Vale and features 18 detached houses, 11 of which will be marketed on the open market and seven of which are affordable. The affordable houses
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