The Harrogate Briefing - Wed, May 2

With apologies to Sheffield United fans. (S)
With apologies to Sheffield United fans. (S)

LITTLE lambs in little jackets, drugs raids and the cheapest state-of-the-art police station on planet Earth, in our round-up of Harrogate on the web.

Also featuring: Ryan Sidebottom, “brand positioning” and two cinematic icons together at last (no it’s not John Candy and Lillian Gish).

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Fresh from churning up all the ground outside our office like a force of overexcited moles, the police are opening their new swanky police station for tours on Wednesday. It cost £18m, not £18 as we originally reported.

This may be the cutest thing you see all year: Lambs in jackets.

Police have raided cannabis farms in and around Harrogate worth £500,000 in recent months. Or one thirty-sixth of a police station.

Neville Longbottom meets Charlie Chaplin. Clicky.


Ex-England fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom is signing for Follifoot. Perhaps you can figure out a way to bat against him using this stat-heavy CricInfo profile.

Businews by Katie Oxtoby: this one is about “brand positioning” and this one is about coastal cottage lettings.


These people like buses. Perhaps too much.

As we reported in the Advertiser, Harrogate’s Susie Little is embarking on a 3,000-mile rally. These people have given her some magic software.

Harrogate Minstermen give York player an award.

Psychopharmacology conference will net Harrogate International Centre a cool £120,000, or an “Alan Gowling”, in late-‘70s football parlance.

High Harrogate now has its own Twitter feed.

And here’s a tweet-powered blog about visiting Harrogate Flower Show. It’s very good, actually. I liked this Queen-Elizabeth-I made of flowers too.

Things to Do in Harrogate When You’re Not Dead.

Welcome to Hornbeam Park. Stay awhile amidst its weird massive pyramid.


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