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LIVE: Tuesday 10 May 2016

LIVE: Tuesday 10 May 2016

Published at 8:05am 10th May 2016. (Updated at 7:21am 11th May 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.


Yorkshire and Surrey's cricketers will have to hope for better weather at Headingley tomorrow.


Police in North Yorkshire are hunting a sex offender who has breached the terms of his licence.

55-year-old Barry Gibson was given a life sentence in 2000 after being convicted of several offences.

More details here.


There's a call for residents and businesses in Settle and Giggleswick to consider signing up for superfast broadband.

Find out more here.


Still no play for Yorkshire and Surrey at Headingley.


Police are investigating the whereabouts of a painting taken during a burglary in Ripley.

It happened at Chantry House Gallery, on Main Street, in the early hours of Sunday.

More details here.


Rain has delayed play on Day 3 of Yorkshire's County Championship clash with Surrey at Headingley.


You can catch up on the latest news from North Yorkshire County Council here.


A man hit by a car in Harrogate yesterday is now being treated at Leeds General Infirmary.

More details about what happened here.


Harrogate Borough Council has just released details of this year's small grants scheme.

It provides funding for the district’s voluntary organisations, charities and community groups of up to £3,000 per project.

Councillor Richard Cooper, Leader of Harrogate Borough Council, said: “The Small Grants Scheme is a fantastic means of helping local groups turn their ideas into reality.

"We are always keen to support community inspired activity which adds value to the community and encourages participation, and it is pleasing to see how a small investment from the council can help make a big difference to local people."

Applications open on Tuesday 17 May.

More details here.


Later this month, we'll be celebrating Local Radio Day.

New research out this week suggests we're twice as likely to get local news from local radio stations than newspapers or regional TV.

Find out how you can get involved.


This year's Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards have been launched.

We've been hearing from the organisers on-air this morning. Here's the full story, including a video from last year.

Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards


The new Chief Executive of Harrogate's Chamber of Trade was voted in at last night's AGM.

Sandra Doherty replaces Brian Dunsby who's spent the last 14 years involved on a voluntary basis.

Also from last night, here's outgoing President Mike Shaw handing over the chains of office to Michael Webster...

Harrogate Chamber Presidents


We're also reporting on the story of a boy in Cowling who says he was verbally threatened by a man carrying an axe. 

Full story here.


So this happened in Bolton Abbey...




We understand Ripon Market Place will be open to traffic again this morning after its closure yesterday.

Blockwork on the carriageway, near Sainsbury's, mysteriously started to rise up. 

An investigation is taking place.

Here's the latest statement from the County Council, issued last night:

"A North Yorkshire County Council's highways officer and maintenance team were on site this afternoon (Monday 9 May) at Ripon Market Place after reports of movement of setts in the carriageway near the Sainsbury's store.

"The road has been closed as a safety measure.

"A temporary repair will be carried out as soon as possible to make the carriageway safe so that the road can be reopened.

"It is hoped to reopen the road this evening.

"Further investigations will then be undertaken.

"At this stage, the cause of the problem is not known."