Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has visited Harrogate District Hospital to learn more about Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s work to reduce the hospital’s carbon footprint and reinvest funds into patient care.
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Council secures funding to tackle rogue landlords.
North Yorkshire Council has been awarded £1.4m from the Government for its housing service ahead of drawing up a new, county-wide housing strategy.
Taxi licensing toughened up to protect passengers across England.
New measures will safeguard passengers and crack down on unfit taxi and PHV drivers with tighter checks introduced across local authorities.
Government reforms gambling laws for digital age.
The Government has set out plans to update the Gambling Act to combat problem gambling in the smartphone era.
Local MP meets with rare-cancer charity in Westminster.
Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, met with national bone and soft tissue cancer charity Sarcoma UK last week during Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month.
Local MP welcomes the Government’s extended cost of living payments.
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has welcomed news that 7,900 families in Harrogate and Knaresborough will receive £301 from the Government as the latest Cost of Living Payments begin to be sent out.
Harrogate Convention Centre hosts FIRST® LEGO® league.
On Saturday (22 April) the Harrogate Convention Centre hosted around 1,000 young people aged 9 to 16 competing in one of the world’s largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) competitions, the FIRST LEGO League.
Government saves £122m on energy bills through efficiency measures.
The Government has seen its own emissions fall by 35 per cent since 2017 which has led to taxpayers saving £122m on energy costs.
Local schools get £2.5m boost.
State schools in Harrogate and Knaresborough are to receive £2,523,660 in extra funding to top up budgets helping headteachers manage higher costs like energy bills and teacher pay.
New regulations to help disabled bus passengers.
The Government has introduced the Accessible Information Regulations which require operators to provide audio-visual announcements on buses.