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Recording of bomb hoax call released

A man's been sentenced to four years in prison for making hoax bomb calls which led to the centre of Knaresborough being sealed off by armed police last October.

York Crown Court was told that 23-year-old Shamsul Islam made the calls because he had a grudge against staff at a pizza parlour. The incident caused chaos when armed police were forced to lock down the town as they investigated the claim. Police today released the call made by Islam.


Controversial incinerator set to go-ahead

What the incinerator would look like

Councillors in North Yorkshire are set to give the go ahead for an incinerator. That's despite opposition from local residents in Knaresborough and losing government funding.

The facility at Allerton Park would dispose of non-recycled household waste either mechanically, biologically or in a specialist waste plant.

The proposal was agreed in principal in 2010 and was supported by Government funding under a Private Finance Initiative. However, this funding was withdrawn in February 2013.

The withdrawal of the PFI credits was unexpected, and presented us with a considerable challenge.

However, after examining the project in great detail, the council’s officers have determined that over the 25 years of the contract, the proposal is still the best long term available solution to the disposal of waste generated in NorthYorkshire and York.

– Councillor Chris Metcalfe, North Yorkshire County Council


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