Car incident

A MAN in his 60s had to be freed from his car by fire crews at 7.30pm on Thursday evening, after he was involved in a collision with another car in the North Rigton area near Harrogate. Fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment and small tools to free him.

Comedy club

THE Big Mouth Comedy Club will be at Stokesley Town Hall on Saturday, September 29. Tickets are £15, which are available from the town hall office, which is open on mornings from Monday to Friday, or from Browns newsagents in Stokesley, or the Big Mouth Comedy Club website. Doors open 7.30pm.

Slimming club

A NEW Weight Watchers group has launched in Stokesley. It meets at the town hall on Market Place at 9.30am on Sundays and is being run by newly-qualified Weight Watchers Coach Lucy Lewis.

Youth events

NORTHALLERTON Town Council is to offer the lower floor of the Town Hall to Youth Space, a group which works with teenagers, free of charge. Mayor Cllr John Forrest said he had paid for the hall to be used for six weeks and asked councillors to drop further charges for the Friday night meetings.

Booze auction

COLLECTORS of wine and whisky are in for a treat at Tennants Auctioneers’ Fine Wine and Whisky Sale on Saturday, October 13, when a whole host of rare bottles and sought-after vintages come up for auction. A fully illustrated catalogue will available on Tennants’ website,, leading up to the sale, alternatively, contact the salerooms for further details on 01969-623780.

Spooky ball

A ‘spooktacular’ ball to raise funds to improve the patient experience in Harrogate District Hospital’s Emergency Department takes place next month – and tickets are available. The ‘All Hallow’s Eve Ball’ takes place on Friday, October 19 at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, from 7pm-1am, and tickets cost £45. Tickets at