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LIVE: Tuesday 31 May 2016

LIVE: Tuesday 31 May 2016

Published at 8:24am 31st May 2016. (Updated at 6:57am 1st June 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.


Chefs, housekeepers and waiting staff at a Dales hotel are stripping off for a charity calendar.

The team at The Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, near Leyburn, will lose their clothes in a series of saucy positions.

All money raised will be donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Help for Heroes and several other local charities.

The Wensleydale Heifer Naked Calendar


Yorkshire cricketer Jason Gillespie has ended speculation linking him with a move away from Headingley.

He says he won't be applying for the role of Australian national bowling coach, after speaking to Darren Lehmann over the Bank Holiday weekend.

They discussed the opportunity to replace Craig McDermott, but Gillespie sees his immediate future with Yorkshire and Adelaide Strikers.


The Harrogate Takeover Day on Saturday raised over £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A great result and the team have something they'd like to say...

Harrogate Takeover Day


Police in North Yorkshire have relaunched a scheme to help tackle horse-related crime.

Horsewatch is now using sophisticated property marking machines to protect tack from criminals.

Items of tack will be marked with a visible, permanent unique number.

See the full story here.



A teenage boy is recovering in hospital after being knocked off his scooter in Ilkley.

The 13-year-old was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after the collision with a car off Valley Drive on Saturday.

His condition is described as "not life-threatening".


A local group of cheerleaders is looking for new members to join its ranks.

Harrogate Hornets, made up of girls and young women aged 6 to 18, was set up in 2007 by the Sports Development Team at Harrogate Borough Council.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage girls to keep fit, using a mixture of dance gymnastics and 'stunting', as well as giving them the experience of working as a team.

Anyone interested in joining the Harrogate Hornets should e-mail holly.shakespeare@harrogate.gov.uk

Harrogate Hornets


Catch up on the latest business news here.


Tickets for this year's Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards have already sold out.

Organisers are apologising to anyone who hasn't been able to get a ticket and requests are now only being taken for a waiting list, in case there are any late cancellations.

The glittering event will be held at the Royal Hall on 20 June.

Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards


The Met Office has warned of some severe weather tonight and tomorrow morning.

It says we're in for rain, with a risk of locally torrential, thundery bursts.

The good news is that most of us will miss the worst of it, but the bad news is that some parts could see local surface water flooding.

More details here.


North Yorkshire Police has released the following update overnight after the discovery of a body.

The family of Colleen Jarvis, 55, who went missing from her home in York on Thursday, have been informed.

You can see the full story here.

Colleen Jarvis


It's become the premier prize in UK crime writing and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year shortlist has been announced this morning.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is on it, under her alter-ego Robert Galbraith.

Does that mean she'll be making a return to Harrogate for the ceremony on 21 July?

Full story here.


Welcome to the start of a short week and the final day of May.

It's looking cloudy today, with highs of 13. Full five-day forecast here.

Your latest news updates will appear here later.