Unprecedented demand on health services prompts ‘difficult choices’

Health chiefs in part of North Yorkshire say they will need to evaluate every service they commission to plug a growing shortfall in its budget amid “unprecedented” demand.

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Shanaze Reade rides alongside Harrogate Deliveroo riders

Harrogate Deliveroo riders join forces with Olympic cyclist

If you're putting in your Deliveroo order, you can expect it to be delivered Olympic-style as Harrogate's riders for the service get some expert advice from a world champion cyclist.

Air pollution is increasing right across the Harrogate district

Councils criticised for approach to air pollution in Knaresborough

A report has revealed air pollution is increasing across the district, and has left a wake of criticism from Knaresborough residents and councillors that not enough is being done by the authorities in charge.

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An artists impression of the proposed business park off Beckwith Head Road. P: Beckwith Knowle Developments Ltd.

Plans for £16m Harrogate mental health unit given green light

Plans to build a multi-million mental health facility on the western side of Harrogate have been given approval by the Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) planning committee.

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Helen McBain pictured with Louise Harwood (left) and Michelle Ireland (right).

Lifesavers reunited with North Yorkshire woman they rescued after heart attack drama

A woman who suffered a massive heart attack and was lifeless for almost an hour has thanked two strangers who came to her rescue.

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IVF treatment preparation

Hope for couples after Yorkshire IVF research success

THOUSANDS of couples could be given new hope of having a baby with the launch of groundbreaking research into fertility treatment in Yorkshire.

Staff from the Community dental team L-R; Christine Harding, Team Leader Lydia Gall, Head of service for North Yorkshire, Lesley Horton, Oral Health Nurse Chris Batty and Specialist Consutant Caroline Graham

Meeting the teams rated 'outstanding' at Harrogate district NHS trust

Breaking down the Harrogate and District CQC report by department, five teams were recognised for their particular efforts going over and above to provide the best possible care.

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CEO Ros Tolcher and the leaders of the departments which were rated outstanding.

Harrogate district NHS Trust rated 'outstanding' for care

A major report has rated Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for care following the hospital’s first official inspection by the health watchdog.

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The Great Yorkshire Run in Harrogate.  Picture: James Hardisty

Gallery: Great Yorkshire Run in Harrogate

STARS from stage and screen joined nearly 3,000 runners at today’s tenth anniversary Great Yorkshire Run in Harrogate.

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HBC Cabinet member for Planning and Sustainable Transport, Rebecca Burnett said the whole issue came down to tackling the volume of traffic.

Fears for Knaresborough residents health following air pollution concerns

Concern has been raised for the residents of York Place in Knaresborough after strict conditions around air quality issues have been attached to a planning application on the street.

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Tad vs Mountain team after 3 Peaks challenge (s)

Heroic Tadcaster team battle gruelling mountains in memory of Sonny Lang

A brave team of Sonny Lang’s closest friends are taking on a series of gruelling mountain challenges to raise money for St James’ Hospital.

Pokemon Go being played at the hospital - image courtesy of Harrogate NHS FT

Pokémon Go players warned not to enter wards at Harrogate Hospital

Pokémon Go users have been warned not to enter wards or clinical areas at Harrogate District Hospital whilst playing the popular mobile phone game.
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Harrogate pupil braves the shave for MacMillan Cancer Support

A brave New Park Primary School pupil has proved he’s a cut above the rest by shaving his hair off for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Bardsey mourns death of popular Bingley Arms landlord Ged Sugden

Gerard Sugden (Ged), landlord of the Bingley Arms and one of Bardsey’s most iconic and well-loved figures, has died at the age of 59.


Slideshow: Can you spot yourself in our Leeds 10k picture gallery?

WERE you at the Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All Asda Foundation Leeds 10k?

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Heartbroken Harrogate mum mourns heroic son who died just 11-weeks-old

A heartbroken mother has described her son as a “real life hero” following his death from a serious heart condition at just 11-weeks-old.
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Friends of Harrogate Hospital welcomes first female Chair in its 50th year

The new head of Friends of Harrogate District Hospital has expressed pride in becoming the first woman to step into the role.
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Agency nurses at 'inadequate' Ripon care home left residents at risk

A Ripon care home has been placed into special measures following an over-reliance on agency nurses, some of whom were ‘not fit to practice’.

Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council's Scrutiny of Health Committee, Jim Clark, has raised concerns over the new boundary lines.

Fears for funding future of Harrogate's healthcare

Harrogate’s health services could be ‘starved of funding’ following a major NHS reorganisation, fears a leading health official.

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CQC slams closed Harrogate care home for unacceptable staff practices

The CQC has revealed a series of ‘unacceptable staff practices’ which led to a Harrogate care home being placed in special measures before it closed down.

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