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LIVE: Friday 20 May 2016

LIVE: Friday 20 May 2016

Published at 8:26am 20th May 2016. (Updated at 1:34pm 20th May 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.


A jury is considering its verdicts in the trial of a restaurant owner who denies manslaughter, following the death of a customer with a nut allergy.

It's alleged that 53-year-old Mohammed Zaman, from York, tried to save money by using peanuts in recipes at Indian Garden in Easingwold.


Would you go to the effort of dumping a fridge or settee on a motorway?

Well, it seems many people have.

Highways England has the unpleasant job of shifting the rubbish, with more than 4,000 sacks of litter collected from Yorkshire's motorways so far this year.

See the full story here.

motorway litter


New plans to redevelop part of the Thorp Arch Estate near Wetherby will go on show next week.

An exhibition for the scheme, which is now called Rudgate Village, will give local residents a chance to see the proposals and give their views.

The latest proposals for the former Royal Ordnance Factory site are being brought forward by St Congar Land, on behalf of Rockspring Hanover Property Unit Trust, and include up to 1,000 new homes, a primary school, a care home and shops.

More details here.


More than £17,500 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at a charity event in Harrogate.

Some of the proceeds from the second Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre Spring Ball will help fund the provision of complementary therapies.

What a great result.

Macmillan Spring Ball


A decision on whether to allow fracking in North Yorkshire isn't expected until Monday, because so many people want to speak out against the plans.


That big meeting over fracking is under way at County Hall in Northallerton.

You can watch it live at

Meanwhile, protesters have gathered outside...

fracking protest

fracking protest


Another really interesting interview this morning. 

We first met Hazel Foster, from Skipton, 12 months ago, about a year after she was diagnosed with dementia.

Stray FM's Lisa Darvill has been back to find out how Hazel and her husband Martin have been getting on:


A lot of attention will be on North Yorkshire's County Hall this morning, with a big meeting taking place over fracking.

Developers want to test for shale gas at a site in Ryedale.

They say the process will be safe both for the public and the environment.

If you're wondering why this should affect anyone living in, say, Harrogate or Craven, you might want to hear the argument from one anti-fracking protester here.


Good morning, here we go again. The morning's top stories on the way.

Mostly cloudy today, with highs of 15.

Latest forecast here.