POLICE MATTERS: Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire, will hold a surgery for residents at The Courthouse, Thirsk, today (Friday, January 25), from 3pm to 5pm. For an appointment, call 01765-641839 or email pccsurgeries@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

SOFA SALE: Ripon’s branch of the Salvation Army will hold a furniture and household goods sale on Saturday, February 2, from 9.30am to 12.30pm, at its hall on Lead Lane. There will be 25 sofas available at £25. Entrance is free. For details, call 01765-692657.