The Harrogate Briefing - Mon, April 16

Why not print out this logo and stick it up on your wall? Because it would look ridiculous, that is why. (S)

Why not print out this logo and stick it up on your wall? Because it would look ridiculous, that is why. (S)

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TREASURE, rabbits and birthday cocaine, in your fitfully engaging guide to the day in Harrogate.

Hello! If you’re a repeat customer, welcome back. If you’re new to The Briefing, where on earth have you been?

Sorry, that last bit was too aggressive, we’ll try again.

If you’re new to The Briefing – welcome! (also).

In today’s thrilling instalment, you’ll find all those things we trumpeted in the intro, as well as sports news, Alan Davies, The Hunger Games, money, flowers and a sly, almost subliminal plug for this week’s print edition.

To join our gang, you can leave a comment below, email ackrill.news@ypn.co.uk, bribe us on Twitter or prove your mettle like a real man, in a chariot race. Sorry, that should read “Roman”, not “real man”.

MONDAY’S MAIN STORIES (AND A COUPLE FROM OVER THE WEEKEND)

Medieval treasure found in a field. They’ve found a matrix. Not The Matrix, which only came out on DVD in 1999 and therefore does not qualify as treasure.

Birthday cocaine lands Harrogate man in court. Full details here. It turns out that taking cocaine is illegal, even if it’s your birthday.

Solicitors do some things. News.

Drunk mum shouted, “That’s my boyfriend!”, before attacking a woman. She got fined.

ALSO ON THE ADVERTISER WEBSITE...

The latest match reports, courtesy of our sports desk: Harrogate Rugby Club come from behind to win, Town draw and Railway lose.

Surprisingly innocuous Alan Davies news. He’s performing at the Grassington Festival.

Graham Chalmers reviews The Hunger Games.

THINGS WE FOUND ON THE INTERNET

A real treat for fans of big numbers. And it all shows that Bettys & Taylors is in rude health. Good news for Sergeant Brody off Homeland.

Spoken word event in Harrogate. Clicky.

A blog about the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, memorably misnamed the Harrogate Crime Fighting Festival by one Advertiser employee.

Daffs. BREAKING: The cherry blossom is a bit more in evidence than when this was taken.

America discovers the Rabbit Grand National. Read aloud in an American accent, pronouncing the county as “York-shire”, for the full effect.

A blog from the Daily Mail. No, not that one about homosexuality, this one featuring a passing mention of Harrogate.

A gown of flowers. And it’s heading this way.

IN THIS WEEK’S ADVERTISER

What’s black and white and re(a)d all over (not in the communist sense)? That’s right, it’s the Harrogate Advertiser. And there are still a handful of copies available at select spots around the district. Here’s a sneak peek.

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Follow us on Twitter @HarrogateHound for a constant and unwelcome barrage of news updates. We forgot to say “please”. Please. Actually, that sounds a bit needy.