The Harrogate Briefing - Mon, April 23

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TRAGEDY, telly and trailers in our daily round-up of Harrogate on the web.

Plus: Downton Abbey, Harrogate Town, stolen petrol, the return of Whit Stillman and a sub-station on fire.

That last one happened a while ago now, but the exclusive report from Friday’s paper is well worth a read. There’s a link below.

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

Knaresborough teenager dies of drug overdose. Full details.

Young woman injured after car flips onto its roof. More here.

Teen “lucky” to escape crash alive. The 15-year-old reversed into a live sub-station, which promptly set on fire.

Downton Abbey star makes charity appeal. “Very good, my lord.”

Scrap dealer stole number plates, then petrol. Court told his criminal record contained 34 convictions for 77 offences.

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Gym makes wildlife-friendly garden. Clicky.

Girl Guides are off to Mexico. The gringos are washing cars to raise the money.

New assistant chief constable appointed. No self-satisfied joke here, in case anyone ever pinches my car.

Group formed to boost business. Smiling man will be in charge.

Glowing review of Billy Liar musical.

Preview of Bob Geldof gig at the Royal Hall.

Harrogate Town’s fate will be decided on final day. Fingers crossed, then.

THINGS WE FOUND ON THE INTERNET

“At this year’s Harrogate Tip-Ex show, at the end of May, trailer manufacturer Martrans will show its latest design of 11m walking floor trailer, said to incorporate additional features to improve performance.” Yes indeed.

Half-price tickets for Harrogate Rugby’s last game of season. Thanks to Ben Reaveley for the heads-up.

Can you help? User on TripAdvisor asks what you can do with two small kids in Harrogate. So far we have a play centre, crockery-decoration and leaving to go to York.

Reporter Rick Burin headed off to the launch of the Bradford International Film Festival. Then wrote these reviews.

Yorkshire Life article about the history of business in Harrogate. Includes gratuitous reference to Sophie Raworth.

Need a handy definition of the town “Harrogate” and the car manufacturer “Audi”? Also want a headache and a sense of dizzyingly intense confusion? Then welcome to the weirdest page on the internet. And we’ve been to all of them. The picture at the bottom is blissfully peculiar.

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