Yorkshire

Yorkshire Water launches project to reduce sewer flooding – installation of 35,000 sewer alarms

Yorkshire Water have begun a project to reduce the risk and impact of sewer flooding in homes and the local environment. The utility company will be installing 35,000 Technolog customer sewer alarms at properties across Yorkshire. The move follows a successful pilot project of 5,000 devices in Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Doncaster, which won the Institute of Water North Region Innovation award. Once installed, the customer sewer alarms will monitor the water level within the combined sewer gullies using a pressure sensor which sends an alert remotely when an increase in level is identified. The devices use a wireless network Harrogate Informer…


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…


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…


Opera North’s Parsifal prepares for UK tour

Opera North’s eagerly anticipated staging of Parsifal, Wagner’s last and arguably most mesmerising work, takes place this June, touring to concert halls across the country after opening in the company’s home city of Leeds. Leeds Grand Theatre (1 – 10 June 2022) Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (12 June 2022) Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (15 June 2022) Sage Gateshead (18 June 2022) Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (26 June 2022) Parsifal marks the latest in Opera North’s adaptation of large-scale music works into performances suitable for the concert hall. With props and costumes kept to a minimum, the 90-piece orchestra are visible 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…


Leeds Civic Hall to be illuminated in support of Ukraine

The Leeds Civic Hall Building is to be lit up in Ukraine colours of blue and yellow. In a joint statement to announce the lighting up of the Civic Hall, Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Asghar Khan and Leeds City Council Leader Councillor James Lewis said: People in Leeds have been shocked and saddened at the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine.  Leeds Civic Hall will be lit up in the Ukrainian colours of blue and yellow this evening and over the weekend in a symbolic gesture of our solidarity and support to the people of Ukraine and the vibrant and valued Ukrainian Harrogate Informer…


New Morrisons charity partnership with Together for Short Lives to help families supported by Martin House

Martin House Children’s Hospice is set to benefit from a new partnership which launches today between supermarket giant Morrisons and charity Together for Short Lives. Together for Short Lives is the only charity supporting the UK’s children’s hospices, including Martin House, and families facing the heartbreak that their child will die young. Together for Short Lives and Morrisons are set to raise vital funds for children’s hospices across the country, just like Martin House, as part of a flagship three-year-partnership which launched on 15 February 2022. Abigail Proctor, partnerships fundraising manager at Martin House, said: This partnership between Morrisons and Harrogate Informer…


Deer Shed Festival shares line up additions including Self Esteem, Stewart Lee, David O’Doherty, The Mysterines and more

John Grant, Nadine Shah, Django Django,  Self Esteem, Dry Cleaning, Yard Act, Billy Nomates, Alfa Mist, Snapped Ankles, Pip Blom, Sinkane, Denise Chaila, Samantha Crain, The Lovely Eggs, Du Blonde, Katy J Pearson & more David O’Doherty, Stewart Lee Presents King Rocker, Rosie Jones & Friends, Maisie Adam, Shaparak Khorsandi & more comedy, shows, science, literature, cinema, theatre & sport for all ages 29 to 30 July 2022, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire. Tickets are available now. North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival have shared their full music programme as well as the first few names of their massive all-ages programme Harrogate Informer…