The Harrogate Briefing - Monday, April 2, 2012

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TRAVELLERS told to leave, stand-up comedy contest comes to town and we show you what your street would look like on the NES, in Harrogate’s only and therefore best web round-up.

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Police in Harrogate appeal for witnesses after man allegedly cut wheel clamp off his own van. Full story here.

Travellers given notice to quit area of land near the Hydro in Harrogate. Clicky.

Fire in Knaresborough destroyed garage and caused “severe damage” to house. More details.

Founders of design firm which relocated to Harrogate from Derbyshire have called it “the best thing we could have done”. So there you go.

April Fool! Here’s what we did yesterday, when we were supposed to be watching telly.


Harrogate venue one of only four in the country to host stand-up comedy contest heats. Ha Ha Ha-rrogate.

Knaresborough Town will welcome a Leeds United XI to Manse Lane tomorrow night to officially open their new facilities. “Andy O’Brien may possibly be there.” - Knaresborough Town boss.

Cinema listings for this week, up to Thursday. Policy of showing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Harrogate until the end of time continues unabated.

New Harrogate Theatre season begins. Paige is part of new chapter.


Yes, it’s the Harrogate Advertiser (dated Friday, March 30), which – for reasons we just can’t fathom – still hasn’t sold out. Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s edition. And don’t think I haven’t seen you in the Co-op, picking it up, reading the front-page and putting it down again. How do you think that makes me feel?


Presenter Ellie Jackson from Harrogate Hospital Radio wins an award.

Every news source in India seems to have picked up Yorkshire Tea’s April Fool about T-shaped tea bags. Including this one.

Harrogate photographer Sam Oakes is showcased in exhibition at outdoor clothing shop Rohan. Moody exteriors.

Salford Star reacts to local team’s humbling by Harrogate Railway. Harrogate “enjoyed their rare victory”, apparently.

And Google’s April Fool’s Day silliness, with its maps and Street View in Nintendo Entertainment System-style 8-bit, is still live. Just stick ‘Harrogate’ into the search bar and away you go.

A picture of a bus. Clicky.

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