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Work underway at new Great Yorkshire Showground exhibition hall

The last bolt has been fastened into position on the structural steel frame for the new £10 million events and exhibition hall at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

Nick Todd, Business Unit Manager Clugston Construction, Heather Parry Deputy Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, and Adrian Taylor, Director Credit: Nick Todd, Business Unit Manager Clugston Construction, Heather Parry Deputy Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, and Adrian Taylor, Director

The hall is expected to be completed for next summer’s Great Yorkshire Show. It will provide an additional 4,320m (sq) of open span, versatile space, making it one of the North’s major event venues. The development will enable the Great Yorkshire Showground, owned by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), to support a wide range of events throughout the calendar from blue chip company conferences to large dinners, exhibitions and sporting occasions.

In addition to the exhibition space, New Hall 1 will also offer a café, large foyer, offices and dedicated seminar space, all set within a 250 acre site located on the edge of Harrogate. Work on the Hall will be complete by summer 2016 and it will connect with the adjoining Hall 2.

We are delighted that our construction partner Clugston and architects P+HS have reached this exciting stage in the project, which is the largest in the Society’s history. There’s so much potential in this development for us, our region and beyond and passing each construction milestone is cause for celebration.

– Heather Parry, Deputy Chief Executive of YAS

Prayers and vigils planned for Paris terror attack victims

Prayers and vigils for victims of the Paris terror attacks will be held today, a week on from the atrocities.

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Imams part of the Council for Mosques in Bradford have announced a show of solidarity with victims during Friday prayers at mosques across the city.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Huddersfield will holding a minute's silence in memory of those caught up in the attacks.

In North Yorkshire a candleight vigil will be held at the Cenotaph in Harrogate.


Train derailed in North Yorkshire

Four passengers and rail crew were on board Credit: Dave Milnes

An investigation is underway after a train derailed in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire this morning.

Four passengers and rail crew were on board the service, with a replacement bus service now in place between York and Harrogate until further notice.

No one was injured in the incident.

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Antiques Roadshow discovers 'most valuable item' in North Yorkshire

The Antiques Roadshow has found the most valuable item in the programme's history, in North Yorkshire.

Fiona Bruce presents The Antiques Roadshow Credit: Press Association

The item, described by producers as "a world famous piece owned by a sporting institution", was discovered in Harrogate. It is worth more than £1million.

According to the BBC, this breaks the record for the previous holder of the title - a model of Antony Gormley's Angel Of The North - which was valued at £1m in 2008.

The exact valuation of the record-breaking item has not yet been revealed. The episode will air in April.

83-year-old man in hospital after being hit by car

An 83-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being in an accident in Harrogate.

It happened on Station Parade, at 1.40pm on October 21, when the elderly man was hit by a car close to the entrance of the bus station. He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary. The driver of the car, an 81-year-old man from Boroughbridge, was shaken but otherwise uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


Harrogate stabbing victim 'stable' in hospital

A man in his 30's was stabbed on Cheltenham Crescent, near the junction with Oxford Street, in Harrogate, early this morning. Police say he was injured on his back and arms.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding, and a 26-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both are in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harrogate Serious Crime Team by calling 101 and selecting option 2, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference 12150180052.

Woman raises concern over North Yorkshire fire cuts

A woman who sustained burns across her face and body after an accident in 2014 has raised concern about cuts facing fire rescue services in North Yorkshire.

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Lucy Morgan from Harrogate fears that proposals to replace fire engines with smaller response vehicles could have a disastrous effect on the service that saved her life.

North Yorkshire Fire Service say the changes would allow for a more cost effective service and help match resources to risk levels.

Lucy, who suffered the burns when she was 18, has since made a fire safety film and now teamed up with Fire Brigades' Union to raise awareness:

200 jobs set to go with closure of telephone book printers in North Yorkshire

Telephone book printers RR Donnelley, based in North Yorkshire, is set to close at the end of the year with a loss of 200 jobs, Unite union has said.

The trade union is due to have talks with the management at the Flaxby plant and to ascertain the causes for the closure.

This is a bitter blow for the workforce and their families as well as the local economy. These are well-paid jobs that are under threat and won’t be easily replicated in rural North Yorkshire. The company prints telephone directories for the UK and foreign markets. This is an American-owned company and one of the avenues we will be discussing is redeployment to another of its sites in the UK.

– Chris Daly, Unite regional officer

Man and woman attacked with 'large bladed weapon'

HarrogatePolice are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in the town on the evening of September 25th.

Officers were called to an address in Chatsworth Road at aboout 9.15pm to find a man and a woman, both with injuries from what is believed to be a large bladed weapon. Their injuries are not life threatening. The man, who is 38, was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 27-year-woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested at the scene on suspicion of wounding with intent and both were released on bail pending further enquiries. Police are appealing for information about two men who were seen in Chatsworth Road at the time of the incident or from anyone who may come across the discarded weapon.

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