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Man, 22, hurt in motorhomes crash

Road closed for four hours

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 22-year-old man was seriously injured in a collision between a car and two motorhomes near Knaresborough.

It happened yesterday lunchtime on the B6165 Ripley Road between Ripley and Knaresborough, at the junction with Havikil Lane near Scotton.

The occupants of a blue Daewoo - a 22-year-old man from Ripon and an 18-year-old woman from Knaresborough - were cut free from the wreckage. The man was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains in a serious but stable condition. The woman was released from hospital after treatment.

The occupants of the two motorhomes were uninjured. Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles prior to the crash is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.


Thieves steal town's Christmas decorations

A town in North Yorkshire is facing a dark Christmas after thieves stole their seasonal decorations.

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Knaresborough's festive displays, including a four foot tall waving Santa and a reindeer were taken from the lawn outside Knaresborough House on the town's High Street sometime on Thursday night.

The fixtures, which are loaned to the town's council are lit up with fair lights and has caused upset in the community, according to North Yorkshire Police.

Officers went on to say the transformer used to power the lights was not taken, making the stolen displays difficult to switch on.

Train derailed in North Yorkshire

Four passengers and rail crew were on board Credit: Dave Milnes

An investigation is underway after a train derailed in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire this morning.

Four passengers and rail crew were on board the service, with a replacement bus service now in place between York and Harrogate until further notice.

No one was injured in the incident.

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200 jobs set to go with closure of telephone book printers in North Yorkshire

Telephone book printers RR Donnelley, based in North Yorkshire, is set to close at the end of the year with a loss of 200 jobs, Unite union has said.

The trade union is due to have talks with the management at the Flaxby plant and to ascertain the causes for the closure.

This is a bitter blow for the workforce and their families as well as the local economy. These are well-paid jobs that are under threat and won’t be easily replicated in rural North Yorkshire. The company prints telephone directories for the UK and foreign markets. This is an American-owned company and one of the avenues we will be discussing is redeployment to another of its sites in the UK.

– Chris Daly, Unite regional officer
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