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Unexploded bomb discovered in Harrogate

North Yorkshire Police received a report this afternoon that a historical unexploded shell had been discovered at a property in Bogs Lane, Harrogate.

A cordon is in place in Bog Lane and Kingsley Drive Credit: Press Association

Properties in the area have been evacuated and there is a 100m cordon in place. Bog Lane and Kingsley Drive are both blocked off.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team are on their way to remove the shell.


Yorkshire Agricultural Society to open new exhibition hall

The official opening of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s £11.5m exhibition hall takes place in Harrogate later today.

Credit: Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Right Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds will unveil the building by pulling a 30m giant red ribbon, before a five-tier Yorkshire pork pie cake is cut.

The hall, which is the size of 3.5 Olympic swimming pools, has a 36m glass front elevation, flanked by an 8m high Yorkshire stone wall and an 8m high copper wall.

The first public event at the new hall will be the Great Yorkshire Show next month.


Pensioner, 83, injured after being hit by van in Harrogate

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 83-year-old pedestrian was injured after being hit by a white van.

It happened on Leyland Road in Harrogate near the junction with Knaresborough Road at around 11.30am on Wednesday May 4, 2016.

The pensioner was taken to Harrogate District Hospital suffering from serious injuries where she remains.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

Police appeal to help find burglars who posed as roofers in Harrogate

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following a burglary in Harrogate Credit: Press Association

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following a burglary were the suspects posed as roofers in Harrogate.

They say the incident happened on Rossett Avenue at around 4pm on 28 April, the offenders were at the address for some time posing as roof repair workers.

Three men arrived in a small white van and police believe the suspects may have attempted to target other properties prior to that of the victim.

Police are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public's assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

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