The Harrogate Briefing - Thu, May 17

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MAGIC tea, Space Invaders and Andrew Lansley, in Harrogate’s only and therefore best daily web round-up.

Hello! Sorry we haven’t done many Briefings this week (this is the first) – we’ve been gearing up for the switch to tabloid, which takes place on May 31, so it’s been pretty busy.

Our penultimate tabloid edition hits the newsstands first thing tomorrow, and we’ll be tweeting a picture of the front cover any minute now @HarrogateHound.

To get in touch with us, or to supply any interesting or funny stories for a future Briefing, you can comment below, email or tweet us.

Today’s Briefing is genuinely brief – a real rarity. Cherish it. We’ll try to do another tomorrow.


Four generations of one family to run Race for Life in memory of a popular sister, daughter and aunt. Full details here. Alison Lewis was one of the loveliest people I’ve ever dealt with whilst on newsdesk.

Flight instructor denies charge over helicopter crash which killed millionaire and his wife. More here.

No change at Knaresborough Market, despite plea from traders. They say the tail is wagging the dog.

Farmer feeds Yorkshire Tea to poorly lamb, sparks full recovery. They used eight teabaaaaags for every cup. No word on the milk or sugar.


Play Space Invaders on the Harrogate Advertiser website. Oh no, sorry, it’s some sort of a tie or a logo or something. Cricket news.

Biotechnology dudes lease tons of space. The huge Thorp Arch Estate was a former wartime munitions factory.

Harrogate Town announce two new signings. They’re supposed to be quite good.


Heifer bought for £1,520.

Relive the Royal College of Nursing conference with this bare-bones timetable. What do you mean, you don’t want to? OK, then, here’s Michael White’s sketch of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s speech at the event.

We have to get back to tabloid-ing now. Bye.