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THEORIES abound on what caused the large bang near Catterick Village in the early hours of Saturday. The soldiers understandably thought they were under attack from terrorists. Similar sounds were heard across the UK and in the US. Some said it could have been the sound of a pulse detonation engine from a spy plane.
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6:17pm Friday 28th November 2014
Sir, – Your correspondents Dr Gibbins and Andrew Bennett are not alone in being proud to be British. Most British people are intensely patriotic. This country has a long and proud history of extending friendship to other countries, as evidenced by our Commonwealth of Nations which stretches right across the globe, generous overseas aid, United Nations etc. It is one thing to be friendly with our overseas neighbours but to be ruled by an undemocratic, bureaucratic, inward-looking, inflexible and restrictive European Union is something else altogether.
6:13pm Friday 28th November 2014
Sir, – After reading the letter last week from Russell Smith about South Tees Hospital Trust having to find £91m over the next three years, I remember the letter several weeks ago about staff at Middlesbrough and Newcastle saying that the ultimate aim was to shut the Friarage. The only response to that was a statement from the Friends that were trying to raise money for a scanner. Yes the scanner would be for Northallerton and no where else – but if it closed the scanner could be moved elsewhere. There has been no response from the trust.
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11:58am Friday 28th November 2014
Sir, – We have just published a book called Home Comforts about the role of First World War Red Cross auxiliary hospitals in the North Riding which pays tribute to the many people in the county that not only cared for wounded and sick soldiers in the Great War but also provided comforts and fundraised for these comforts and for the 32 hospitals. County Hall in Northallerton was one of the hospitals and stately homes such as Crathorne Hall, as well as village halls, schools and the workhouse in Middlesbrough. We think they would make very good Christmas presents. Books costing £7 are available from North Yorkshire County Council records office, telephone 01609-777585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
11:48am Friday 28th November 2014
Sir, – Today, thanks to Richmond Duck Club, the Christmas lights will be switched on in the Friary Gardens. Richmond Town Council has arranged for children’s fair rides in the market place and mulled wine and mince pies will be served at the Market Hall. The Christmas tree is back in place, by the fabulous reopened Green Howards Museum, thanks to Richmond Rotary and the Christmas business window judging takes place at 4.30pm. Why not come into town early to soak up the atmosphere?
11:42am Friday 28th November 2014
Sir, – As a volunteer for Yorkshire Air Ambulance I have been given a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1951 edition, to sell and raise money for the service. There are 31 books in the set and they are in immaculate condition.
11:36am Friday 28th November 2014
Sir, – I had a need to seek medical advice early last Saturday as my partner was very unwell following day surgery at Northallerton Hospital two days earlier. As the surgery in Hawes was shut, I rang the 111 service. It was made very clear to me during the telephone conversation with 111 that no one would come out to the house, and the only option was to drive one-and-a-quarter hours to Catterick on a foggy Saturday morning. On arrival in Catterick I discovered that the out of hours centre moved two weeks ago to a health centre in the town. However, the official signs still direct you to the old site, as does the surgery website. Army staff there helpfully confirmed it was shut and had moved but were not certain whether in the town or in Northallerton.
11:33am Friday 28th November 2014
Sir, – The library consultation process in North Yorkshire haunts us again. From Scarborough to Skipton, from Stokesley to Selby –across Ryedale, Hambleton,Harrogate-the whole magnificent library system (over 30 libraries) is threatened with near-annihilation.
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A COMBINED authority for the Tees Valley would lead to greater prosperity, it was claimed today as plans were unveiled for the area's five authorities to come together to seek devolved powers and greater funding.
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