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Result: Con HOLD Harrogate

The Conservatives remain the largest party and hold a majority in Harrogate following yesterday's local elections.

Following a boundary review, the entire council was elected on Thursday with 40 seats being contested in 40 wards.

With more than half the seats declared, the Conservatives had enough seats to retain control.

New composition is as follows:

  • Conservatives - 31
  • Liberal Democrats - 7
  • Independents - 2

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Flooding between Leeds and Harrogate causes rail disruption

Credit: Network Rail

Flooding on a railway line between Leeds and Harrogate caused disruption this morning.

Trains are running at reduced speed.

“Shortly after 11:00, a signaller reported that there was flooding on the line between Leeds and Harrogate. Trains are currently running at a reduced speed through the area and we are sorry for any inconvenience which this causes.”

– Network Rail spokesperson

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Police make three more arrests over Harrogate assault

Police investigating a serious assault in Harrogate have arrested three more people.

Unity Grove Credit: Google Streetview

Officers were called to Unity Grove at around 11.30pm on Friday October 20 and then Bilton Road after reports that several people had been injured.

A man and woman in their forties were arrested on the night of the incidents.

Three other men aged 35, 36 and 37 all from Harrogate were arrested yesterday Monday October 23. All five have been released on conditional bail while the investigation continues.

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