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Prince Charles and Camilla to meet flood victims in York

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit North Yorkshire later this month.

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The royal couple will meet local residents and business owners affected by the recent floods in York on 18 February.

Prince Charles and Camilla will go to the Harrogate International Festival. This will be followed by a tour of Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate.

The trip will end with tea at Taylors of Harrogate.

Police investigate racist attack in Harrogate

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following an assault on a man on his way home from work.

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Police say the 19-year-old Asian man was targeted by two men after getting off a bus on Knaresborough Road in the early hours of the 28th January.

One man held the victim whilst the other punched and kicked the victim in his head. The men also made racial and homophobic remarks whilst assaulting the victim.

As a result of the attacks, the man suffered numerous cuts to his face and head.

Both suspects are described as white and in their mid-late 40s, short with shaved hair and with a chunky or fat build.

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A59 closed in North Yorkshire for 'safety reasons'

North Yorkshire County Council has closed the A59 at Kex Gill this evening for safety reasons.

County Council officers have been constantly monitoring and measuring the hillside and following recent heavy rains have identified significant movement resulting in substantial cracks on the slope.

The road, which runs across high ground between Skipton and Harrogate, will be closed as a precaution until a more detailed inspection of the ground can be carried out

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Police searching for missing teenage girls

Police in North Yorkshire say they are becoming 'increasingly concerned' for the welfare of two missing Harrogate teenagers.

Have you seen 14-year-old Kelly? Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Kelly Rutherford, 14, and Abbie Todd, 16, were last seen in Valley Gardens, Harrogate, at 5pm on Wednesday 16 December.

Kelly was last seen wearing a light blue hoody, a dark navy blue short coat, black leggings and grey trainers with white stripes on the side. She has black hair. Abbie was wearing grey Ugg boots, leggings and a khaki waist-length coat with leather sleeves and fur round the neck. She has dark brown hair.

Police are searching for 16-year-old Abbie Todd Credit: North Yorkshire Police

It is believed they are together, and in the Harrogate area, and police are appealing for members of the public to look out for them.

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