Posts By: Jackie Speakman

The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened as he drove a Land Rover out of a driveway onto the A149 shortly before 15:00 GMT. The other car involved was…

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a vehicle and a pedal cycle in Osgodby, Selby. The incident happened at 2pm on Wednesday 9 January outside Rose Villa on Hull Road and involved a grey Mitsubishi Outlander and a pedal cycle. As a result of the collision, the pedal cyclist fell from his…

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Police have vowed to continue taking drink and drug drivers off North Yorkshire’s roads during 2019 following a “very encouraging” Christmas enforcement campaign. The number of drink and drug drivers arrested across the county fell significantly this December compared to last, with lower average breathalyser readings and far fewer heavily-intoxicated drivers. It suggests more motorists…

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a collision on A661 Harrogate Road near Spofforth. It happened at around 4.45pm Sunday 30 December 2018 and involved a black BMW 3 series heading in the Harrogate direction, driven by a 23 year old man from the Wetherby area . This vehicle left the…

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North Yorkshire Police has urged motorists to slow down on the county’s roads after revealing it has caught drivers doing more than 80mph in residential areas. The figures, broken down by district, show the highest speed recorded in any 30mph zone in the region during the last 18-months was in Harrogate, where a driver was…

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The first batch of Operation Cracker visits got underway yesterday – part of a campaign to safeguard older Yorkshire coast residents this Christmas. Operation Cracker is a festive initiative to help protect vulnerable people in Filey and Eastfield over the winter months. Officers and volunteers from North Yorkshire Police are working with the Westway Open…

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A new campaign has been launched to highlight how safe tyres can minimise the risks faced by drivers and their young passengers. ‘Home Safely on Safe Tyres’ has been devised by TyreSafe – a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres The…

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