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Police concerned for missing teenage girls

Kelly Rutherford and Abbie Todd Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police are concerned for 14-year-old Kelly Rutherford and 16-year-old Abbie Todd who are missing and believed to be together.

The pair were last seen on Wednesday at around 5pm in Harrogate town centre.

If anyone has information on their whereabouts or has any sighting of either girl please call 101 and quote ref 12150223032.

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Harrogate Council to spend millions on new HQ

Artist's impression of Harrogate Council's new headquarters. Credit: Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough councillors have voted in favour relocating to brand new headquarters.

The full cost of the move has not been revealed 'for commercial reasons', but the council has confirmed that the 'net ' cost will be £8.72m, after money raised from the sale of four existing buildings is subtracted from the total.

A spokesman says the rest will be paid for by using Council reserves and borrowing.

The authority says the new headquarters would then enable them to make savings of £1m per year, through efficiencies and lower energy costs.

“Operating from five offices in the town centre is costly and inefficient. The creation of a new headquarters at our Knapping Mount site will bring a range of benefits for the district. We have carefully considered the financial implications from the initial cost of building to the long term operational costs, and I believe that the creation of a new council headquarters will allow us to achieve long term savings. The council will be able to improve the service we offer by operating from one location, allow us to invest more in the services that really matter to our customers, ensure funding is available for other important district projects and to be more environmentally friendly."

– Cllr Richard Cooper, Leader of Harrogate Borough Council
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