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How will Harrogate mental health decisions affect our police?

The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has spoken out about the challenges in the force in light of decisions around mental health provisions in Harrogate.

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Unison accuses Harrogate NHS Trust of scheme to avoid paying tax

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust has been accused of attempting to avoid tax by setting up a commercial arm to run its estates and facilities.

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Former Trust Governor and Sterile Services lead Pat Hewitson cuts the ribbon with outgoing head of department, Melanie Davies, Sterile Services team members and Trust Board members. Picture: Adrian Murray

Harrogate Hospital department leader leaves £4million legacy

A department head at Harrogate District Hospital has said goodbye to colleagues after two decades and having just secured a nearly £4millon investment for the service.
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Residents have been calling for improvements to Bond End for years.

Improvements to Bond End will start in March next year says council

Work to improve the enormous traffic congestion problem through Bond End in Knaresborough will start in March next year.

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Christine Hill has had to purchase a mobility scooter to be able to walk her dog, Zak.

Former Harrogate Councillor reveals pain behind health 'postcode lottery'

A former Nidderdale councillor has criticised the health ‘postcode lottery’ in North Yorkshire which has ‘stopped her life’.

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How to keep safe and motivated when running in the winter

Healthy Living: Staying motivated running in winter

With the shorter and colder days, lacing up for a run might be the last thing you feel like doing.

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Before - Actor John Middleton starts shaving Andrea Bradley's lovely hair in the Harrogate hairdressers.  (1711201AM2)

Amazing headshave helps Harrogate charity

A grateful woman whose mum’s final days were transformed by Dementia Forward in Harrogate has had her head shaved by a top actor to raise awareness and funds for charity.
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Proud team members and a patient from the Special Care Baby Unit at Harrogate District Hospital. Picture: HDFT

Harrogate Hospital Maternity Team gets Unicef Gold award

Harrogate District Hospital’s Maternity Unit has become only the second in the whole of the UK to be awarded Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative Gold Award.
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Healthy Living: Cut down on alcohol before Christmas

As the festive season approaches the glasses of prosecco and pints of beer are starting to flow.

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Alcoholism is Harrogate's hidden problem but it can be tackled.

Harrogate's 'secret' alcoholism in spotlight

Harrogate’s hidden drink problem is in the spotlight as volunteers in the local AA fellowship aim to challenge misconceptions as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.
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Chloe Bellerby signing for her soccer scholarship.

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teenager walking from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health

Taking on any walking challenge requires a lot of nerve and bucketloads of endurance, but 17-year-old Chloe Bellerby from Harrogate is pushing herself to the absolute extreme by walking from Leeds to London in just 10 days.
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A petition has been launched and a formal investigation is due to be conducted over the provision of mental health services in the Harrogate District.

Lib Dems launch petition over Harrogate NHS mental health and dental services

A petition has been launched and a formal investigation is due to be conducted, over the state of in-patient mental health provisions in the Harrogate District.

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The walking netball team

Healthy living: Keep fit by playing netball with a twist

A group of pioneering women have set up Harrogate’s first walking netball club and they are inviting others to join.

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Matt Truscott. Picture: Adrian Murray.

Support for Harrogate campaigner's ADHD petition grows

More than 8,000 people have signed a Harrogate campaigner’s petition calling on the Government to provide a detailed strategy supporting children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Healthy living: Beat the winter blues with exercise

Healthy living: Beat the winter blues with exercise

With winter creeping closer, a new innovative fitness and gym class is aiming to boost people’s mood in the colder months.

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Council-run North Yorkshire home care service must improve, health inspectors say

A council-run service that provides care to people in their own homes across North Yorkshire has been ordered to improve.

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Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust are consulting on launching an NHS owned 'commercial arm' to the Trust.

Harrogate Hospital consult on plans to launch NHS-owned company

Plans to launch an NHS-owned company to run the estates and facilities at Harrogate District Hospital have this week been proposed to staff in a consultation.
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Tips for a healthier Halloween party

Tips for a healthier Halloween party

Halloween is creeping up on us and that means pumpkins, scary costumes and trick or treat.
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Clinical Lead and Consultant in Emergency Medicine Dr. Matt Shepherd with some of the members of the A&E team, Sister Kirstie Fitt, Dr. Jennifer Lockwood, Dr. Nas Malik, Dr. Kanwal Uzair, Registered Nurse Katie Stockdale, Clinical Practitioner Darran Miller and Dr. Helen Law. (1710245AM1)

Harrogate Hospital rated among BEST IN ENGLAND for A&E and cancer care

Patients needing emergency medical attention at Harrogate District Hospital have rated the care they received as the best in the country.
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Outgoing Chair, Sandra Dodson. Picture: Adrian Murray

Farewell Sandra! Harrogate Hospital says goodbye to Chair after nine years

The well-known and loved Chairman at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has reflected on the memories she’ll “never forget” after serving the Trust for a total of nearly two decades.

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