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The kids are back to school and it's time to have the relaxing getaway

The kids are back to school and it's time to have the relaxing getaway you deserve! Here at Crowne Plaza Harrogate, you are in the perfect location to explore the beauty of Harrogate. You could take a trip to the Turkish Baths for some beauty tr...........

Residents in Harrogate and across North Yorkshire team up with police to stop speeding

Eighteen Community Speeds Watch groups are so far confirmed for deployment, alongside the safety camera van fleet and road policing officers. It comes as speeds of 63mph have been detected in a 30mph village near Scarborough and 76mph in a 40mph zone...........

A New Fishmonger will open in Harrogate on the 8th September

A New Fishmonger will open in Harrogate on the 8th September it is called Tarbett’s an independent fishmonger and is part of Yorkshires and is located on Commercial Street.  Tarbett’s are Yorkshire's largest independent fishmo...........

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Luxurious new homes off Skipton Road, Harrogate, homes available to reserve now.

Housebuilder Persona has unveiled a development of approximately 350 homes and says the launch will take place towards the end of September. The houses at at the new site called Watling Grange which will be located off Skipton Road, and will be a col...........

Micropub in Knaresborough Train Station

Called the Track and Sleeper it will serve real ale and gin and will be found in two vacant platform rooms originally built in the 1800s. Harrogate Council granted planning permission for the development this week, but concerns have been raised by ca...........

Libraries across North Yorkshire are reopening more outlets and services with customer safety at the forefront.

Customers can visit, browse for and borrow books in many libraries, and most are offering access to computers, which allow for two-metre social distancing and are cleaned between each use.   “Some customers thought browsing meant l...........

Nominate a family for a free holiday

Do you know a family, NHS or frontline worker in the HG1 Radio area that has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and needs a break? As part of the nation’s emotional and wellbeing recovery from the pandemic, the national charity...........

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting

Members of the public are being invited to ‘virtually’ attend Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting later this month, where they can hear the Coronavirus pandemic experiences of staff and patien...........

The Eat out Scheme extended for September by Providence Inns

Provenance Inns in North Yorkshire extends the Eat out Scheme for September. The pubs are  The Black Bull at Moulton - The Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk - The Oaktree at Helperby - The West Park Hotel at Harrogate - The Punch Bowl at Marton ...........

Helping Future Growth for Harrogate & Knaresborough

Preparatory work on the enhancements by North Yorkshire County Council to Junction 47 on the A1(M) near Knaresborough begins on site today (1 September), with construction scheduled to start mid September. Congestion is an issue at this junction, ...........

Harrogate Town AFC Now has its own Pilsner Larger

Introducing ‘Proud To Be Town’ – Our promotion winning pilsner. We have teamed up with Rooster’s to produce ‘Proud To Be Town’, which will be available to purchase in the 1919 Venue very soon! Supporters will...........

Harrogate Lifestyle Luxury Serviced Apartments Wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Accommodation

Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments Ltd is Recognized Among Best in the World, Based on Outstanding 2019 Traveler Reviews   Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England – September 1st 2020 – Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments today announced i...........

No Face Covering fines issued by North Yorkshire Police

Police have not yet fined anyone in North Yorkshire for failing to wear a face coverings in shops during the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a face covering in enclosed public spaces became law on the 24th of July 202. And people who failed to do so...........

Government SME Funding

The government has announced new SME grant funding to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to access specialist advice to help further mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 to build in resilience or address potential new opportunities. For det...........

Harrogate Christmas Market will not now go ahead in 2020.

The Directors and organisers of Harrogate Christmas Market Ltd have announced with great regret that the Harrogate Christmas Market has been CANCELLED as it cannot held in the usual way this year, due mainly to the precautions needed because of the C...........

Harrogate Christmas Lantern Parade 2020 Cancelled

This year’s Harrogate Christmas Lantern Parade which would have been held on Thursday 3 December 2020 has been cancelled. The Christmas Lantern Parade was initiated in 2017. Hopefully, however it will be held in 2021 ...........

Harrogate Towns games to be streamed live

Harrogate Town's games while played behind closed doors, the EFL has announced they will be streamed live. EFL games will be accessible either by TV or streaming, while capacities are either zero or reduced. This is for games that are not shown o...........

Crown Plaza Harrogate

Crowne Plaza Harrogate It seems a very long time since March, but we are so happy to be welcoming back guests once again, and we are here to help you make up for lost time.* If you want to indulge in a dinner made by someone else, or you're i...........

Harrogate's Nightingale Hospital will be used for the first time

Harrogate's Nightingale Hospital will be used for the first time - but not for patients suffering from Covid-19. It will be used for outpatient radiology appointments from Thursday. Having been on standby after opening in April to take coron...........

Branches of Co-op Bank to close in Yorkshire

Branches of Co-op Bank to close in Yorkshire The branches of the bank which are set to close are in Bradford, Harrogate, Rotherham, Wakefield and York. The Co-op Bank's chief executive, Andrew Bester, said was sorry for the cuts, which he al...........

Harrogate could become a Parish Council.

Towns and parishes explore a greater role under devolution – Harrogate could become a Parish Council. Over 250 town and parish councillors tuned in this week to learn how they could take on new powers to boost grass-roots decision making and em...........

Harrogate Police give reassurance following an incident on Harcourt Drive

Harrogate Police give reassurance following an incident on Harcourt Drive, where a man lost his life Around 7.15pm on the 23 August 2020 police attended an incident on Harcourt Drive, Harrogate. Two men had sustained injuries, one is curren...........

The Great Yorkshire Break for the whole family.

The Great Yorkshire Break for the whole family. The DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa is spacious with grand public areas and beautiful outdoor areas. An ideal base to explore #Yorkshire. ...........

North Yorkshire Police is asking for the public’s help

North Yorkshire Police is asking for the public’s help to locate 58 year-old Hambleton man, Brian Howard, who was last seen around 7am this morning (Saturday 22 August 2020). Brian left his home address on Gibson Close in Hambleton near Selb...........

Police Assaults increase by nearly 60% -

The number of assaults against police officers and police staff in North Yorkshire has risen by almost 60% during the lockdown period. It includes employees being punched in the head, bitten, spat and coughed at, kicked, scalded with hot water, headb...........

Five arrested in Harrogate drugs crackdown

Officers carried out a series of coordinated arrests across Harrogate on Friday 21 August 2020. As a result, two men aged 18 and 24, and three boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16 are in custody, arrested on suspicion of the following offences: 24-ye...........

Sutton Bank Closure

Sutton Bank on the A170 between Helmsley and Thirsk will close for eight days next month for essential maintenance work. The work will include the inspection and maintenance of the rock face to ensure the route remains structurally safe in the future...........

Pedestrian left with serious injury after being struck by car in Harrogate

The incident happened around 4pm on Tuesday 18 August 2020 at the junction between The Ginnel and Montpellier Street in Harrogate. A black BMW X6 collided with a female pedestrian on Montpellier Street, causing her to sustain a serious injury to her ...........

Harrogate Lib Dems say “comedy of errors” over exam results

County Councillor Geoff Webber, leader of the Lib Dems on North Yorkshire County Council, has condemned the government handling of this whole issue saying: I have nearly lost count of the number of times Gavin Williamson has changed his mind about...........

Harrogate Borough Council is seeking residents’ views on two areas relating to Stray land exchange and Stray Act Byelaws for the proposed Otley Road cycle route.

North Yorkshire County Council and the borough council, are working together to improve transport infrastructure in the west of Harrogate. These improvements will include smart traffic lights, improvements to the junction of Harlow Moor Road and O...........

The Harrogate Convention Centre will remain a Nightingale Hospital,

The Harrogate Convention Centre will remain a Nightingale Hospital, despite the continued fall in hospital admissions and deaths due to Covid-19. It will also have an impact on the local economy with the district losing out on around £50mill...........

Teenagers arrested for stealing a car and failing to stop for police in Ripon.

Two 15-year-olds and a 16 year-old have been arrested after a car a Ford Focus was stolen and failed to stop for police in Ripon.   Three teenagers involved where released under investigation.    On Saturday Police Officers ...........

You can now donate again to St Michael's Hospice at their drop off point for any donations.

You can now give donations to St Michael's Hospice in Harrogate by visiting drop off point again.  You can find it on on Hookstone Wood Road. The hospice hopes people will go there instead of taking items to the shops taking items into shops...........

Police were alerted to men in a white Ford Transit van behaving suspiciously at around 1am yesterday Monday

Police deployed a stinger to bring a suspicious vehicle to a stop in the Yorkshire Dales – after vigilant rural residents helped officers to track it down. At 1 am yesterday (Monday), North Yorkshire Police received a call about men in a white ...........

Schools in Harrogate & Districts Ready for opening in the new academic year

Schools in Harrogate & Districts have been doing a lot of preparation over the summer ahead of the new school year. Last week there were calls for a test and trace system to be in place before schools re-open next month. Public Health England has...........

Ripon Pub Closed

A pub in Ripon will be closed today (Sunday), after they received news that a customer who was in there on Thursday has tested positive for coronavirus. The Navigation Inn say they haven't been officially informed yet, but they expect it to be co...........

Harrogate Town has confirmed another new signing!

Harrogate Town has confirmed another new signing.  Midfielder Tom Walker is joining from  AFC Fylde. It's after a  release clause was triggered in the midfielder’s contract. The 24-year-old joins for an undisclosed fe...........

Exam Results

Today is a results day like no other for hundreds of school and college students across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale. When exams were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, schools calculated grades for students based on their past per...........

Parents urged to attend rescheduled childhood immunisation appointments

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s childhood immunisation teams – who provide services right across North Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham – are now eager to reassure parents that it is safe to attend rescheduled app...........

WoW Words is launching its new elite Language Learning Lab this month.

WoW Words is launching its new elite Language Learning Lab this month. The programme is specially designed for professionals and entrepreneurs looking to gain new skills for their careers or businesses.   Our qualified expert t...........

The Ivory Harrogate reopening on the 4th of July Independence Day

We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening on the 4th of July Independence Day, the end of lockdown for Bars. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our Patrons and Staff we will be operating within strict guidelines and a dramatically reduc...........

Recovery measures being taken at Harrogate District Hospital to open more clinics and see more patients

As more and more services and clinics start up again, measures are being put in place at Harrogate District Hospital to minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19 infection.  The measure, in areas including Outpatients, Day Surgery and Endoscop...........

Harrogate Hospital starting to offer Video consultations to support patients

Video consultations are being trialled as appropriate across a number of departments which helps staff and patients maintain social distancing and limit the spread of the virus.  As the Trust moves into the ‘recovery phase’ of el...........

Work that was carried out at Mother Shipton

Work that was carried out at Mother Shipton's Cave has been declared essential repairs. After an investigation was carried out following concerns from residents and a town councillor over what they described as major works at the site. A ...........

An new app has been launched to help new fathers in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

A new app to help new parents is being tried out in Harrogate, Craven & Wharfdale.  The 'DadPad' app was created by Julian Bose. This has tips and information for parents about local support services.  It gives...........

HHCC Online Spring Raffle COVID-19 is causing many challenges our staff

Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity funds specialist equipment, training and services; going above and beyond the provision of the NHS to help improve treatment and facilities. We raise funds for all the departments and services at Harrogat...........

Latest Update for the 2020 Knaresborough Bed Race it is really exciting and different it means members of the public can join in

Knaresborough Lions Club, are staging it this year as a virtual event called ‘Bed Race 2020 Unplugged’, on Saturday 13 June 2020. They are asking the public to take part in both the parade and the race – from home. “T...........

We are hosting an online auction to raise money for Oatlands Community

We are hosting an online auction to raise money for Oatlands Community to help them continue to deliver their weekly community cares packages to those who are shielding and to help start their weekly community cares packages to care homes. ...........

Residents of Yorkshire And Humber most concerned about over use of alcohol in the UK

Figures just out are showing people in the Yorkshire and the Humber areas are the most concerned in the country about the drinking habits of someone they know during the lockdown. 17 % of people in Yorkshire & Humber are concerned, and 8 % of ...........

Police arrest men following the discovery of a man’s body found in Harrogate

A man's body was found at a house in Harrogate North Yorkshire. He was 38-years old and was discovered with head injuries on Thursday. Following this Police have arrested 2 men on suspicion of murder, and also suspicion of robbery and they remain...........

Harrogate Tip Re Opens

One of Harrogate’s tips reopened its doors earlier today at Penny Pot Lane, A strict set of rules were enforced The County Council has said that a visit to the tip should only be considered essential if the rubbish cannot be stored at home. You...........

Coronavirus: Drive-through testing site in Harrogate

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility has been set up in Harrogate. A drive-through coronavirus testing facility has been set up at The Hydro car park in Harrogate. It's on an appointment-only basis. NHS staff and other fron...........

Knaresborough Lions Launch Plans for ‘Bed Race 2020 Unplugged’

Knaresborough, 1st May 2020 – The organisers of the Great Knaresborough Bed Race, the Knaresborough Lions Club, are planning to keep its spirit alive this year with a virtual event they are calling ‘Bed Race 2020 Unplugged’. This wi...........

The organisation behind an international cycling event will contribute to the costs of repairing a damaged park.

The UCI Road World Championships took place in Harrogate in September 2019. It used part of the town's 200-acre (80 hectares) Stray for spectators, but heavy rain left the area badly damaged. The council said organisers would contribute&n...........

Coronavirus: More than 60 fines issued to people visiting North Yorkshire at the weekend

North Yorkshire Police says people are still ignoring advice to stay away from the county at weekends.  North Yorkshire Police issued more than 60 fines to people visiting the county over the weekend. 12 of the 61 fines were issued to ...........

Corona virus: Major Thoms Social  An independent cafe

Coronavirus: Major Thoms Social  An independent café, beer bar & pizzeria based in Harrogate. We specialise in sourcing and selling craft beer and real ale. Now making free pizzas for key workers This Harrogate cafe is making and d...........

Remember to Feed Hedgehogs

Feed your hedgehogs! Hedgehogs are natural pest controllers and need our help now more than ever, leaving food out for them is one way you can help sustain their population. https://rhs.org.uk/advice/advice-blogs/wildlife-in-my-garden/August-2018/Hed...........

Harrogate Round Table raise over £1k in a day

Harrogate RoundTable who organise the Harrogate Charity Beer Festival and the Stray Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display, have teamed up with Supporting Older People and Waitrose to deliver essential food parcels to elderly and vulnerable in the Har...........

Drivers and cyclists are being urged to share the road and follow the rules following a  rise in cycling collisions

The Police are urging anyone cycling or driving in the county this weekend to share the road and follow the rules. This follows a rise in crashes involving cyclists as people take to two wheels for exercise. Collisions involving bikes have gone...........

Harrogate charity starts a delivery service with a difference

Disability Action Yorkshire is dropping off jigsaws, books, and DVDs Normally, the charity runs a social enterprise scheme which sells donated goods so it's decided to give the items to those self-isolating Instead of supplying food and dr...........

Update on Knaresborough Bed Race 2020

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is one of the most spectacular community events in the UK. First staged in 1966, it features a glorious fancy dress pageant followed by a gruelling 2.4-mile time trial in which teams of six push their 'bed' an...........

On-site testing is now at Airedale, Bradford and Harrogate Hospitals

The service is for patients and staff with suspected coronavirus so that they can get a quick response. And in the first week has already processed over 700 tests.   ...........

Knaresborough Bed Race 2020

Is the Knaresborough Bed Race entirely over for this year? But NO maybe the Knaresborough Lions aren’t taking this lying down. They may not be able to have the crowds as usuals, or have race itself – but we have heard whispers that s...........

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FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF DELIVERIES & COLLECTION PLACES FOR DURING THE LOCKDOWN

THE HARROGATE GUIDE Always Here For You - FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF DELIVERIES & COLLECTION PLACES FOR DURING THE LOCKDOWN UPDATED DAILY- Just Google Harrogate Guide Click on it and go to Delivery & Collections (on Home Page) – or https:/...........

PLEASE CAN YOU HELP HARROGATE HOSPITAL they are appealing for help in long sleeved gowns as part of the protective equipment for Staff

As being highlighted nationally the NHS is short of these, here at Harrogate they are OK for a few days but desperately need to increase stock. They need Gowns which need to have sleeves to below the elbow and be water-resistant, maybe Gowns like the...........

URGENT PLEASE CAN YOU HELP HARROGATE HOSPITAL’S NEW FREE FOR STAFF POP UP SHOP THEY BADLY NEED PASTA – KITCHEN ROLLS – GREETING CARDS AND MORE.

The pop-up shop is now open. 11-1230, 2-330pm. Items are free to staff kindly donated by the local community will you join the community and give your help. This will help desperate staff who sometimes do not have the time to go shopping and stand in...........

Harrogate and Districts History

The History below is that I have researched on the internet and in libraries and hopefully correct, however, history sometimes differs in the views of different historians. Should you find any errors, anything I might have missed or indeed anything&n...........

Harrogate Guide how it started

About The Complete Harrogate Guide Harrogate, my favourite town, fantastic for Shopping, Hairdressers, Beauty Salons, Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Turkish Baths and Spa – all this surrounded by magical countryside. A place where there is alway...........