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Cuts are piling extra pressure on my exhausted officers, says West Yorkshire Chief Constable

West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable today warned that cuts to police resources in the county, combined with the demands of a growing population, are putting increasing strain on her “exhausted” officers.

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Planning applications

Planning applications received by Harrogate Borough Council, week ending June 16

The following applications were received by Harrogate Borough Council’s planning department, week ending Friday, June 16.

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A Google streetview image showing the lower end of Parliament Street  one of the towns busiest junctions.

The Transport Talk column with Don Mackenzie

A significant investment will be made in traffic management in Harrogate. Traffic lights at the junction of Kings Road, Ripon Road, Parliament St and Crescent Road, and including those at Parliament St, Oxford St and Kings Rd, Cheltenham Crescent are to be changed.

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Sir Bryn Terfel

Harrogate Music Festival: Win two tickets to see Sir Bryn Terfel

To celebrate the launch of the Harrogate Music Festival on June 30, the Harrogate Advertiser is offering the chance to win a pair of tickets for selected headline acts, starting with the festival’s grand finale – Sir Bryn Terfel.

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Charles Mills, Great Yorkshire Show director.

Great Yorkshire Show will tackle big agricultural issues, says boss

The man at the helm of the Great Yorkshire Show has vowed that next month’s hotly-anticipated showpiece will embrace the dramatic changes afoot in the agricultural world and will tackle the big issues head-on.
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Fax 1987 Challenge Cup winners set to return to The Shay

Fax 1987 Challenge Cup winners set to return to The Shay

Halifax-based chartered financial advisors, Investing For Tomorrow, will welcome the town’s 1987 champion rugby league team to The Shay stadium - 30 years after their victory at the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

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New hotel opens its doors in Bramham

New hotel opens its doors in Bramham

A des res for wildlife has opened its doors in Bramham.

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The Deliveroo rider was targeted while travelling along Wetherby Road in Harrogate. Picture: Google

Road rage driver targeted man riding Deliveroo motorbike in Harrogate

A man riding a Deliveroo motorbike was targeted by a driver during a road rage incident in Harrogate.

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Tony Hallwood was he was immensely proud of his achievements at Leeds Bradford Airport. (S)

Airport director quits unexpectedly

One of the architects of Leeds Bradford Airport’s (LBA) impressive rate of growth in recent years has stepped down unexpectedly after nine years in the role.

Business
Police across North Yorkshire have cracked down on drink driving this June.

Four drink-drivers in Harrogate sentenced after police clamp-down

Officers have described the behaviour of drink and drug drivers as ‘ridiculous’ after seven people appeared before Harrogate Magistrates Court following a police summer crackdown.

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Vote for your top curry house in Harrogate

Come on all you curry connoisseurs – we need you to pick your overall winner of the Harrogate Advertiser curry house of the year.

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Pupils from Crossley Street Primary School visit Victoria Gate

Career tips for Wetherby pupils on Victoria Gate trip

A group of primary school pupils have been given an insight into possible careers in retail and property on a visit to Leeds’ newest shopping centre.

Education
The junction has been identified as one under the "greatest" amounts of pressure. Picture: Google Maps

Busy Harrogate junction to get 'smart lights' in £210,000 upgrade

A major junction in Harrogate town centre is set to receive “state of the art” new traffic lights as part of a £210,000 investment.

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North Yorkshire Police arrest 14 people as drink and drug driving operation continues

North Yorkshire Police arrest 14 people as drink and drug driving operation continues

Police in North Yorkshire arrested 14 people during the busiest 48 hours of their ongoing drink and drug driving operation.

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Trio of top marks for Boston Spa school

Trio of top marks for Boston Spa school

A Boston Spa school is celebrating its third outstanding Ofsted inspection in the last decade.

Education
Philip Allott (centre), managing director of Knaresborough-based Allott & Associates Ltd, with senior executive David Cheeseman and managing director James Newell, both of Australian company OxAir Gas Systems Pty.

Australia trip reaps rewards for Allotts

A Knaresborough businessman has returned from a successful trip to Australia, having signed lucrative deals with new clients.

Business
Harrogate entrepreneur Robert Fearnley has completed a �1.5m investment to transform a commercial property in the centre of the town into a contemporary workspace for 20 businesses.

£1.5m investment in high-end workspaces

A Harrogate entrepreneur has completed a £1.5m investment to transform a commercial property in the centre of the town into a state of the art workspace for 20 businesses.

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NM Group, a provider of remote sensing and asset management services to major electricity network organisations around the world, has invested �800,000 in new aerial scanning equipment, part-funded through a �66,000 grant from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Jobs on the horizon as K’boro firm invests £800k in new tech

A Knaresborough employer has invested £800,000 in aerial scanning technology to support ambitious growth plans.

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NAWN 1706171AM9 Lotherton Hall 40's Weekend. Dancing the afternoon away. (1706171AM9)

Country house steps back in time to 1940s for fun-filled weekend

Lotherton Hall witnessed an invasion as it played host to a wartime weekend.

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The crash happened on the A61 Harrogate road on the outskirts of Leeds. Picture: Google

Update: Leeds road reopened after van driver taken to hospital in serious condition

Part of the main route between Leeds and Harrogate has reopened following a crash this morning.
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