Review of the Year 2015: April

NADV 1503316AM Beales. (1503316AM)
NADV 1503316AM Beales. (1503316AM)

Demolition of the former Beales department store in the centre of Harrogate was completed.

The site was being cleared to allow building work to start on a new £10m cinema complex, including Everyman Cinema, Byron Burgers, Yo Sushi, and other outlets confirmed for the units, which is scheduled for completion in January 2016.

A man who smashed his way into Montpellier Antiques in Harrogate with a sledgehammer was sentenced to 12 years in jail for robbery. Ryan Luke Stanley, 24, of Firefly Close, Salford, Manchester, pleaded guilty to threatening staff at the antiques shop on Monday, March 16. Stanley and four other men who were with him at the time of the robbery, then left the scene in a stolen Lexus.