Excited shoppers queued through the night for the opening of Harrogate’s new Aldi. More than 250 people queued outside Harrogate Retail Park, with the first customer arriving at 10:30pm with his granddaughter.
The number of households living in temporary accommodation across the district was at its highest since records began in 2013/2014.
The district welcomed the Great Yorkshire Run for the first time, after nine years of being held in Sheffield.
A sea of 3,000 runners flooded Harrogate’s Montpellier Hill and many made a weekend of it, supporting independent businesses.
Harrogate enjoyed its biggest weekend since the Tour de France; hosting the Harrogate Fake Festival of tribute bands, the first-ever Happygate festival in Valley Gardens, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, and the Great Yorkshire Run.
A major report rated the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as ‘good’ overall, and ‘outstanding’ for care, following the hospital’s first official inspection by the Care Quality Commission.