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Addressing the drop in 999 and 101 call handling by North Yorkshire Police

New measures are being introduced by North Yorkshire Police to address a drop in call handling speeds as use of the 999 and 101 phone lines dramatically rises.
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Jackie Snape of Disability Action Yorkshire

Call to fight illegal parking in disabled bays across Harrogate

A call to clampdown on illegal parking in disabled parking bays has been made after figures revealed almost 150 people were fined for parking illegally in council operated spaces.
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A Harrogate newsagent has been finedbyNorth Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards

Fine for Harrogate newsagent after cigarette sale to teenager

A Harrogate newsagent has been fined £290 plus legal costs for selling cigarettes to a teenager.
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Following consultation with residents Harrogate Borough Council has decided to retain the order

Harrogate street drinking protection order to remain in force for next three years

Street drinking will continue to be targeted in Harrogate town centre after Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) approved retaining its public space protection order (PSPO) for a further three years.
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Harewood Bridge. Picture: Google.

Police use PAVA spray to arrest man after car smash drama in Yorkshire

Police used an incapacitant spray to subdue a suspect following a road smash on the outskirts of Leeds.

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Man in court after Mercedes stolen in Harrogate was pursued by police and crashed into two cars

Man in court after Mercedes stolen in Harrogate was pursued by police and crashed into two cars

A Bradford man has been charged with burglary and the theft of a Mercedes Benz in Harrogate yesterday.
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He was pulled down but struck the officer on their right side and put his arm around their neck.

Community order for drunk assault on Harrogate police officer

Magistrates have told a 25-year old man who pleaded guilty to criminal damage and assaulting a police officer while drunk to 'think about his lifestyle and start behaving'.

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Newby Wiske Hall, the Grade II listed HQ of North Yorkshire Police.
16th March 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Sale of North Yorkshire police HQ puts village life in jeopardy, says campaign group

A group opposing the sale of North Yorkshire’s Grade II listed former police headquarters to an outdoor education firm says the plans risk destroying village life in the Conservation Area near the site.

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He was pulled down but struck the officer on their right side and put his arm around their neck.

Harrogate magistrates hand advice after sentencing for drunk assault on police officer

Magistrates have told a 25-year old man who pleaded guilty to criminal damage and assaulting a police officer while drunk to 'think about his lifestyle and start behaving'.

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Police chiefs from around Yorkshire and the North East discuss collaboration.

‘Historic’ meeting of Yorkshire and North East police on cyber-crime threat

A ‘historic’ meeting between the seven Chief Constables and crime commissioners of Yorkshire and the North East could lead to the region’s seven police forces working together to tackle the growing threat of cyber-crime.

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Police are currently awaiting assistance from a recovery vehicle.

Harrogate to Leeds road closed after crash in morning commute traffic

Police are currently waiting for recovery assistance to move a BMW which is blocking the A61 southbound towards Leeds after a crash this morning (September 8).

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A road-rage driver was caught out by his own dash-cam footage in Darley.

Dash-cam video catches road-rage driver in dangerous overtake on narrow road near Harrogate

A road-rage driver was nailed by his own dashcam footage after he went to war with a cyclist on a narrow country road.

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CCTV appeal: Items stolen from Harrogate supermarket

CCTV appeal: Items stolen from Harrogate supermarket

Police have released a CCTV image of a women they want to trace after a theft from a Harrogate supermarket.

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North Yorkshire Police seeking 20 new recruits for force control room

Could you take a call from somebody who has just witnessed a murder or suffered abuse for years?

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Video: Diesel spillage closes Harrogate roads and cars skid in morning rush hour

Drivers through Harrogate were met with road closures this morning after police reported a large diesel spillage causing minor collisions.

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Man remanded in prison after drugs seized in Harrogate raid

Man remanded in prison after drugs seized in Harrogate raid

A man has appeared in court after officers executed a warrant in connection with drug offences in Harrogate.

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Topcliffe, where Mark Hughes drove his vehicle. Pic: Google Maps

Banned: Motorist who damaged crops after driving onto North Yorkshire field

A driver caused "substantial inconvenience and financial loss" to a North Yorkshire farm business after driving onto a field and damaged crops.

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Hit by break-ins and vandalism - The pretty Magnesia Well Cafe in Valley Gardens, Harrogate.

Question: Parents' fault for Valley Gardens' troubles?

A concerned Harrogate resident has labelled the award-winning Valley Gardens ‘unsafe’ at night and says the authorities need to do more to safeguard this popular park.
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Terry Bailey, 39, who was died after being assaulted in the early hours of Monday.

Two men charged with killing Leeds man who died after assault outside railway station

Two men have been charged by detectives investigating the death of a Leeds man who was assaulted outside the city's main railway station.

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Steve Howley, secretary of the FBU in North Yorkshire, supports Julia Mulligan's proposal to replace the existing North Yorkshire fire service watchdog.

Union backs plans for North Yorkshire crime tsar to take over fire authority

The North Yorkshire branch of the Fire Brigades Union has given a cautious backing to plans that would see the county’s police commissioner take over the governance of its fire service.

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