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Elderly man may have been driving wrong way on A64 before fatal crash

An elderly man has died after being involved in a crash on the A64 motorway this weekend.

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A new railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is among the proposals outlined today by Leeds city council. Picture: Tony Johnson

Leeds Bradford Airport railway station in £270m transport plan

Landmark plans to build a new station serving Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed as part of a £270m transport investment by city leaders.

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Map of potential Harrogate Relief Road routes

Harrogate Relief Road: Everything you need to know

Anyone who lives in, visits or merely drives through Harrogate on a regular basis needs no reminding of the town’s ever increasing problems with traffic.
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Andrew Jones, Minister for Department for Transport. Picture: Gary Longbottom

Harrogate's potholes could be filled with £2m funding boost

A government transport minister and MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough has welcomed a multi-million boost to repair the county's potholes.

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Give your presence early and visit a loved one with Northern's special rail tickets offer

Northern Value: Save up to 60 per cent on your train fare and visit a loved one

Give your presence early this year  - surprise a loved one and go by Northern rail with average savings of 60 per cent.
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Cycling facilities in Harrogate are expanding. Visit www.openharrogate.com for further details.

Column – Transport Talk with Don Mackenzie

Following publication of Transport Talk and media releases from North Yorkshire County Council, many comments have been received from members of the public. Here is a summary of the points raised, and my responses.

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SCRAPPED: Tesco has confirmed the much-debated store proposal will now not be built

BREAKING: Tesco scraps Harrogate superstore plans

In a shock reversal of policy, Harrogate will remain the only major postcode in Britain without a Tesco.

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Katerina Gilbert with parents and pupils on the car park. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Why these frustrated Sharow parents want to build a car park

The hazards of the school run – and the resulting traffic nightmare – have been well documented with schools across the country drawing up ‘safety charters’ and even introducing outright driving bans.

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There could be extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow if a third runway is built at London's main airport.

Tom Richmond: Trains or planes, we need links that mean business

THE promise of extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow needs to be placed in a wider political context.

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An aerial image of Bogs Lane

Mapped: Concerns raised that new Harrogate relief road will lead to "thousands of new homes"

Concerns have been raised that a new relief road between Harrogate and Knaresborough could lead to thousands of new homes being built in the area.

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Picture: Scott Louden

Fifth of drivers admit to regularly speeding in 20mph zones

FOUR in ten UK drivers admit breaking the speed limit in 20mph zones by at least 10mph, with a fifth (21 per cent) saying they do so on a weekly basis.

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Emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Harrogate.

Breaking: Emergency services at crash in Harrogate

Emergency services have been dispatched to Wetherby Road in Harrogate after reports of a collision.

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Helping a boy trapped in handcuffs was just one of the calls firefighters in North Yorkshire responded to last night.

Firefighters release nine-year-old boy trapped in handcuffs

Freeing a nine-year-old boy trapped in handcuffs is all in a night’s work for North Yorkshire firefighters.

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Parking charges

North Yorkshire use £3million parking surplus on major Harrogate schemes

North Yorkshire County Council will use part of last year’s £3million on-street parking charges surplus to fund sustainable transport initiatives to encourage walking and cycling.

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Watch: Driver reverses through metal railings into Leeds Road traffic

Leeds Road drivers watched on in horror this afternoon (June 6) as a Harrogate motorist reversed through a set of railings directly into oncoming traffic.

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Typhoon Jets caused a sonic boom in Yorkshire on Monday... or was it aliens?

SONIC BOOM: Conspiracy website says drama was start of WW3 as UFO shot down after rising from sea

A website devoted to conspiracy theories has said Monday's sonic boom drama over Yorkshire was down to a UFO rising from the North Sea - and that local people thought World War 3 was starting.
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The damaged tractor following the accident (image courtesy of British Transport Police)

Report urges Knaresborough crossing safety improvements after train hit tractor

A report investigating the moment a train crashed into a tractor at a Knaresborough crossing last May has warned the consequences could have been 'much worse'.

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Motorway roadworks could cause delays next week

Motorway roadworks could cause delays next week

Motorists could face delays while a series of planned roadworks are in place on major roads and motorways across the region next week.

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Richard Branson's Virgin has promised more trains to London (s)

Virgin Trains warns promised two-hourly Harrogate-London service is in doubt

Revolutionary promises to introduce 14 trains a day between London and Harrogate from 2019 could be at risk with four competing companies battling for use of the line.

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Transport Talk with Don Mackenzie: Shedding light on street lamp debate

Transport Talk with Don Mackenzie: Shedding light on street lamp debate

There is considerable interest in the County’s current programme of streetlight replacement in the centre of Harrogate. I would like to explain to readers what is happening.

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