The Harrogate Briefing – Fri, May 11

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DRUGS, vandalism and observing people called Charlotte, in Harrogate’s only and therefore best daily web round-up.

Plus: flash floods, music tickets, Michael Portillo and a big bull.

We’ve checked with Tim Berners-Lee and this was what the internet was invented for.

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FRIDAY’S MAIN STORIES

No jail for lodger forced to deal drugs. The judge said it was a “truly exceptional” case.

Flash floods hit Nidderdale village. More details here.

There’s full reaction to the recent spate of vandalism in today’s paper story, presented here for your perusal.

Kitchen fire after clothes are left on a lit stove. The occupant was out.

Harrogate Rugby Club plans to move. Here’s some of the info, but there’s a whole lot more in today’s paper.

ALSO ON THE ADVERTISER WEBSITE...

The Advertiser’s Graham Chalmers tries high-risk strategy of telling people not to read his Birdman Rallies review.

Competition to win Pigeon Detectives tickets. Clicky.

Blues Bar owners takes over Leeds venue. Full story here.

Harrogate off to a flier in the cricket.

Thirsk Falcons thump Bedale 6-2.

HARROGATE TWEETS OF THE DAY

Starring Christopher Walken, Michael Portillo and a duck. Here you go.

IN THIS WEEK’S ADVERTISER

There’s a new paper out today and it’s a good one, with big exclusives on the power battle at the council and the rugby club’s ambitious plans to move house. You can get a sneak peek here. £1 the lot.

THINGS WE FOUND ON THE INTERNET

Marketeer swaps Harrogate International Centre for the Telford variety.

The movement rabbi says “Chagigah” is the new Harrogate. Reform Judaism group used to have a conference here, now it’s in Northamptonshire. I really, really, really want a Chagigah.

Model engineers all set for Harrogate show.

More advice on how best to spend five days in Harrogate.

Beckwithshaw brothers buy big bull.

Smithers from The Simpsons buys Harrogate-based lab.

Reporter Rick Burin reviews Avengers Assemble, A Monster in Paris and some DVDs he had on the floor of his room. Also includes Homeland.

The Charlotte Observer – which sounds a somewhat ominous publication – recommends Bettys as one of the north’s key attractions. I used to observe a girl called Charlotte on the school bus as a teenager, but talking to her proved somewhat beyond my powers, so I blushed at her instead. Amazingly, we never went out.

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