The Harrogate Briefing - Thu, April 12

Deadline is over. Off to see The Pirates! in an hour. Happy Thursday. (S)
Deadline is over. Off to see The Pirates! in an hour. Happy Thursday. (S)

POLICE seek man over alleged racist abuse, Tony Christie speaks and Harrogate resident isn’t killed by tupperware, in our daily web round-up.

Plus: woollen chickens, Legoland, Rob Rouse, beer and the truth about the Little Red Bus. It’s fine, stop worrying.

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THURSDAY’S MAIN STORIES (AND A COUPLE FROM LATE YESTERDAY)

Police want to interview man after alleged racial abuse at a Harrogate Co-op. Full details and a pixelated pic here. “Can I suggest they start looking at Legoland,” says @Harry_Gate on Twitter.

Trial for three youths accused of Valley Gardens arson will take place in September. More here.

Mothercare to close 111 stores. No announcement yet on Harrogate branch.

A preview of May’s council elections. It’s a Stan-d off in Pateley Bridge. (We are obliged under purdah to add that there is a third candidate who is called Stephen.)

Contrary to inaccurate reports elsewhere, Little Red Bus is NOT going into administration. Here’s what’s really going on.

ALSO ON THE ADVERTISER WEBSITE...

Harrogate Town captain out for season after car crash. More details here.

Tony Christie has a chat with the Advertiser’s Graham Chalmers. And Graham refers to him as a “beef cake”. It’s a good read.

Comic Rob Rouse to be cheeky in Harrogate. Clicky.

Woodlands Drama Group reach quarter-final of one-act play competition. There are no second acts in North Stainley life.

THINGS WE FOUND ON THE INTERNET

Harrogate’s Union College softball team has split a doubleheader with... oh wait that’s the Harrogate in Tennessee.

A man from Harrogate is taking some Yorkshire puddings to Africa... no, hang on, that’s Harrogate Road in Leeds.

A Harrogate man has died in Britain’s worst ever Tupperware landslide... oh for goodness’ sake, that one’s not even real. We give up.

We think this one’s real. Harrogate’s Old Bell Tavern has been reviewed by the Yorkshire Evening Post. The choice of beers, says reviewer Simon Jenkins, is “epic”. Quite right he is too.

If you only see one picture of woollen chickens this week, make it this one. It’s all for charity.

Wednesday weather.

Couple who married in Harrogate attribute success of their 50-year marriage to... “a warped sense of humour”. And tolerance. Includes fireworks.

VIDEOS – HARROGATE THROUGH THE AGES

Asian wedding at the Pavilions of Harrogate. From 2008.

Stacey Solomon sings Son of a Preacher Man at the Viper Rooms. From 2009.

Lady who looks like Jenna from 30 Rock presents a thing about Miss Harrogate 2010. From 2010.

Army Foundation College passing out parade. From 2011.

Chris Rea sings a song. From this year.

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