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Harrogate taekwondo club to hold international events

A Harrogate taekwondo club is to host an international seminar next May and will hold the "Mayor Cup International Open" on May 29.

Both events are at Rossett Sports Centre in Harrogate.

The events have been organised by the Harrogate Tae Kwon Do Academy founder and Sixth Dan Black Belt Kambiz R Ali, who formed the club more than a decade ago.

Mr Ali has forged a number of links between the North Yorkshire town and South Korea - the spiritual home of Tae Kwon Do. "Harrogate Street" was named in the Dubong area of the capital last year.

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Man wanted in connection with burglaries in North Yorkshire

Police have appealed for information about a man wanted in connection with two burglaries in North Yorkshire.

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Ryan Mulvaney is wanted following incidents in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

The first burglary happened in Stonefall Avenue, Harrogate on 2 November. Sometime between 4pm and 5pm, an offender entered the property via an insecure door and a purse containing numerous bank cards was stolen.

The second burglary, police say, happened on 8 November in High Street, Knaresborough. The offender entered the property via an insecure door and a handbag containing a purse was stolen.

Anyone who saw any suspicious people or activity in the area around the times of these burglaries is asked to contact police.

Hospital bosses apologise for 'blunder' in elderly patient's final moments

The family of an 83-year-old woman from Harrogate woman say she was denied the right to die with dignity after her bed was moved twice in the minutes before she died.

Irene Simister died last week in Harrogate District Hospital. Her sons, Andrew and David, say she was moved - against the wishes of nursing staff - to make way for another patient.

They say staff claimed the move was financially motivated. Hospital authorities have denied that - but have issued full apology. Chris Kiddey reports.

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Woman sexually assaulted in Harrogate

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Harrogate.

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It happened when the woman was sat on a bench across from the Blue Bar at Montpellier Hill between 9 and 10pm when a man sexually assaulted her before exposing himself to her.

It is believed a number of people were in the area at the time and concerned about the woman.

A man in his fifties has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Three arrested over fatal Harrogate collision

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a woman was killed in a collision in Harrogate on Sunday morning.

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Detectives say a blue Ford Fiesta and a blue BMW 1 series car collided on Otley Road, at the junction with Cold Bath Road just before 7am.

The female driver of the Ford Fiest was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three men in the BMW have been arrested in connection with the collision, on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

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