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Thousands flock to Great Yorkshire Show

Crowds arrive for the Great Yorkshire Show Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of people are descending on Harrogate for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Over the next three days more than 120,000 people are expected to visit the annual agricultural spectacular, which is in its 158th year.

A cricket legend, TV stars and world record breakers will be among this year's star guests.

The Yorkshire Rows are displaying their boat today for the very first time since they became the oldest female crew to row across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year.

For one day only, the public will be able to see first-hand where the four mums from Yorkshire spent 68 days rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua.

Geoffrey Boycott will be a special guest on Tuesday, when the public will have chance to meet the legend who was a leading light in English cricket for a quarter of a century.

The winner of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2016 will also be announced

Last minute preparations underway for Great Yorkshire Show

Last minute preparations are underway for this year's Great Yorkshire Show which starts in Harrogate tomorrow.

The Great Yorkshire Show starts tomorrow Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Around 50,000 visitors a day are expected at the Great Yorkshire Showground for a variety of classes and displays.

There is a serious side though - the impact of the Brexit vote on farmers and agriculture will be discussed at a special event later in the week.


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.

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