The Harrogate Briefing - Friday, March 30, 2012

These new logos are quite a lot better, aren't they? (S)
These new logos are quite a lot better, aren't they? (S)

A WALLABY arrives in the region, YouTube sensation Fenton the Dog is spotted in Harrogate – possibly – and we also feature some actual news stories, in Harrogate’s only and therefore best daily web round-up.

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It’s one of our best papers in ages this week – just take a look at the four stories wrestling for position on the front page. Yes, one of them is about a pigeon. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect. Only £1 and we’ll throw in a free doughnut.


Police investigating armed raid at Harrogate jewellery store have bailed two men and released third without charge. Details.

Woman suffers 40 per cent burns pouring petrol. Full story.

Tickets for Michael McIntyre gigs in Harrogate sell out in three minutes. More here.

Bilton has a peacock, and now West Tanfield has its own roaming wallaby. We don’t know what noise a wallaby makes or we’d write it here.

Ridiculous story about YouTube dog Fenton being (allegedly) sighted in Harrogate. And something about Made in Chelsea. Cut us some slack, it’s Friday. Clicky.


Wetherby Athletic hit purple patch. Get out of their way.

Here’s what’s coming up at the Royal Hall this spring. No, this is not the way to Amarillo. You appear to be lost.

Gig Scene, with Graham Chalmers. This week: Caggie Dunlop and video sessions.


From the Guardian archive: 1977 article about the cult of hero worship around Jim Reeves... and the Harrogate man who started his fan club.

Chris Rea’s support act, Nell Bryden, shares her tour diary. Includes a mention of “gorgeous Harrogate”.

Daily Telegraph chooses High Birstwith house as its Property of the Week. Buy it at once.

Ooh, and here’s a woodland lodge at the Rudding Park site. Thank goodness I put aside that £85,000

That’s enough web for this week. Go outside, it’s sunny.

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