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Harrogate car parking costs could be set to rise

The cost of parking your car in Harrogate could be about to increase... Credit: PA

The cost of parking your car in Harrogate could be about to increase.

Prices there haven't changed since 2011.

Tariffs will increase by 10p in some areas.

The proposal will be considered on Friday (30th September)

If the proposals go ahead, Monday to Sunday on-street parking tariffs in Harrogate will be increased as follows:

Short stay – increase tariff by 10p per 20 minutes Inner zone – increase tariff by 10p per 30 minutes Outer zone – increase tariff by 10p per 30 minutes

Tributes paid to 48-year-old rugby playing Dad who died on the pitch

Father-of-five Terry Parsons who died playing rugby Credit: Family photos

A rugby player died on the pitch in the middle of a match - despite his team mates valiant efforts to revive him.

Father-of-five Terry Parsons who was 48, was playing for Newton Aycliffe RUFC at an away game in Houghton-le-Spring on Saturday (SEPT 24) when he collapsed during the first half.

He was airlifted to hospital but was unable to be revived.

In a tribute to the "popular" dad, his club offered its gratitude to Aycliffe's Paul Ryans and Houghton RUFC's Gareth Hockey for their attempts to resuscitate him.

Dozens of people last night paid their own tributes to Mr Parsons, who played loose-head prop for Aycliffe and had been involved with the club since about 1996.

Mr Parsons, who was married to wife Alison Parsons, was airlifted to Sunderland Royal Hospital but was able to be saved.

Terry collapsed during Newton Aycliffe Newtonians' match against Houghton RFC 2nds on Saturday.

He was quickly treated on the field by a paramedic and the emergency services. Unfortunately he was unable to be revived.

The club would like to express its deepest sympathies to Terry's family, friends and team mates at this very difficult time for everyone.

We would also like to thank those who were on hand for their support and assistance on Saturday. Aycliffe’s Paul Ryans and Houghton's Gareth Hockey tried to revive Terry before the emergency services arrived. Darryl Pettit, Aiden Ryans and Stuart McLean provided great assistance to Terry's family both on Saturday and Sunday during a terrible time.

Newton Aycliffe Rugby Club will be forever grateful for Houghton Rugby Club's support and respect in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

We have lost a very popular member of Newton Aycliffe Rugby Club who will be forever missed.

– Club statement



North Yorkshire Police: Team not aware of any evidence linking Halliwell and the Lawrence case

Missing Claudia Lawrence Credit: Family photo

North Yorkshire Police say they are not aware of any evidence that might link the case of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence with the convicted killer Christopher Halliwell who was jailed last week.

Former detective superintendent Steve Fulcher, who brought Halliwell to justice, caught the 52-year-old following the abduction of Sian O'Callaghan from outside a nightclub in Swindon in 2011.

The taxi driver then went on to confess to murdering both Miss O'Callaghan and Becky Godden, and now Mr Fulcher believes Halliwell's links to the area Miss Lawrence vanished in should be investigated.

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“The investigation team is aware of this matter and they will carefully assess the information in line with the on-going review of the Claudia Lawrence case. However, to be clear, the team is not aware of any evidence that would link this individual to the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia.”

– North Yorkshire Police

North East Labour MPs insist they 'don't quit, don't split'

Labour MPs from the North East insist they won't be driven out of the party following Jeremy Corbyn's re-election as leader.

Redcar MP Anna Turley and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland's Tom Blekinsop say they will not split or quit.

Both have been critics of Mr Corbyn, who has refused to rule out de-selection for some Labour MPs at the annual party conference.

Anna Turley says talking about de-selection is "nonsense".

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