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Andrew Jones Member of Parliament for Harrogate & Knaresborough

Andrew Jones MP

Member of Parliament for Harrogate & Knaresborough

News

  • Arriva signs rolling stock contract for new Northern rail franchise

    Arriva signs rolling stock contract for new Northern rail franchise

    January 23, 2016

    Plans for the multi-million pound investment programme in the Northern rail franchise have moved a step closer today as Arriva signed the contract to deliver the network’s new rolling stock. Following a comprehensive procurement process, international train manufacturer CAF will build the 281 carriages with the first of the new trains, which will enable the […]

  • Local unemployment matches lowest ever rate

    Local unemployment matches lowest ever rate

    January 21, 2016

    Unemployment in Harrogate and Knaresborough has fallen to match its lowest ever rate.  Official figures released this week show that the unemployment rate locally was 0.9 per cent with just 446 people claiming job seekers allowance or other out-of-work benefits.  This is just one person more than the previous low in June of last year. […]

  • Flooding in our local area

    Flooding in our local area

    January 20, 2016

    Over Christmas and New Year large areas of our country flooded.  Parts of our district experienced flooding never experienced before.  Much of the festive season was spent coping with ruined fixtures and fittings and arranging temporary accommodation.  It hasn’t been easy for those affected and, for some, it still isn’t easy. There is help available. […]

  • UK Rail’s First Smart Wall Launched in Harrogate

    UK Rail’s First Smart Wall Launched in Harrogate

    January 15, 2016

    The first retailing Smart Wall for rail customers in the UK was launched at Harrogate on Friday (8 January 2016) and is being heralded as an innovative focal point for one of Northern Rail’s busiest stations in the region. The Smart Wall features state of the art facial detection technology to sense when a customer […]

  • Harrogate buses awarded green funding

    Harrogate buses awarded green funding

    January 5, 2016

    Nearly 450 buses in England will be fitted with green technology to cut harmful emissions by up to 90%, after the successful bids for around £7 million of Department for Transport funding were announced today (Sunday 3 January 2015). The Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015 is being awarded to 18 local authorities across England to […]