LIVE: Monday 20 June 2016

Stray FM Live Blog

8:23am 20th June 2016
(Updated 5:48pm 20th June 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.


The owners of a care home in Kirk Hammerton, where an elderly woman died from hypothermia, have pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations.

Annie Barritt, 91, a resident at Oaklands Country Rest Home, was taken to hospital after being found unwell in her room on 4 November 2012.

Her temperature was found to be 25.3°C, rather than the average normal body temperature of 37°C, and she died that night.

See the full story here.


Firefighters have dealt with an unusual incident in Ripon...



Macmillan Cancer Support's third Harrogate Takeover Day has raised over £3,000 for local people affected by cancer.

The money will help to provide services at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.

See the full story here.

Harrogate Takeover Day


What a great way to start your working week...



This year's Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards are taking place at the Royal Hall tonight.

Good luck to all of those who have been nominated.

You can see the full shortlist here.

Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards


Otley is looking for more people to sign up as Town Team Volunteers.

The Chamber of Trade and Otley BID (Business Improvement District) need help with distributing the Economic Bulletin and interacting with businesses, feeding back ideas and information.

More details here.


The Armed Forces Flag has been raised at Skipton Town Hall today.

Craven District Council's chairman joined soldiers, veterans and dignitaries for the special ceremony to mark Armed Forces Week.

It will conclude with Armed Forces Day next Sunday.

Armed Forces Week


Congratulations are due to Otley's Lizzie Armitstead.

The World Champion cyclist finished first in this year's Women's Tour - Britain's premier female stage race - despite some top competition.

Fingers crossed she can maintain her form ahead of this year's Rio Olympics.



Here's an update on this morning's collision between a lorry and a car near Addingham which briefly closed the A65.

Full details here.


We've got a cracking interview this morning with a Harrogate dad who donated his kidney to help save his daughter's life.

Jon is running next month's Great Yorkshire Run and came in to talk to us about organ donation:

You can read the full story here.


Good morning and welcome to the official start of summer (don't laugh).

Latest updates on today's local stories will be posted here throughout the day.

Your five-day weather forecast is here.

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