Youngsters get a taste of the work of an archaeologist as they take part in a big dig project

4:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

BUDDING archaeologists will get a taste for the work that goes into dig in the Yorkshire Dales.

Hunt launched for fugitive car thief

The Northern Echo: WANTED: Daniel Pullman

5:06pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A HUNT has been launched for a convicted arsonist and vehicle thief who crashed a car into a city centre pedestrian crossing while trying to escape police.

People urged to help hunt for missing dog, believed stolen

The Northern Echo: Patch, who may have been stolen from Great Busby near Stokesley

4:43pm Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in searching for a dog believed to be stolen from outside her owner’s house.

Teenage girl arrested over attack which left two men with serious facial injuries

The Northern Echo: British Transport Police are seeking burglars who ransacked a railway signal box

4:20pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman and a 26-year-old man have been arrested over an attack at a railway station which left two men with serious facial injuries.

Dales restaurant raises £1,000 for Injured Jockey Fund

4:32pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A DALES restaurant has donated £1,000 to the Injured Jockey Fund after a special lunch.

School creates winning film based on the Grand Depart route through Yorkshire

3:46pm Thursday 24th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS inspired to make a film tracking the Tour de France Grand Depart through Yorkshire have won a competition which could see their film shown on big screens following the race this summer.

Building society staff mark anniversary with Alice In Wonderland party

The Northern Echo: ANNIVERSARY: Staff at the Ripon Yorkshire Building Society branch dressed as Alice In Wonderland characters.

4:04pm Thursday 24th April 2014

STAFF at the Yorkshire Building Society branch in Ripon have marked its first anniversary with an Alice in Wonderland themed party, dressing as characters from Lewis Carroll’s most famous work in honour of the time the author spent in the city. It is said the idea of Alice following a white rabbit down his hole came from the tunnel leading to Ripon Cathedral’s underground crypt.

Students pay birthday tribute to the Bard

The Northern Echo: The cast of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by students at Northallerton College.

2:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

STUDENTS paid homage to one of the world’s greatest writers by raising the curtain to a classic comedy to mark the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare.

City to remember its debt to brave French pilot

The Northern Echo: The French pilot Yves Mahe, who single-handedly tried to protect York from a devastating attack by about 40 German Luftwaffe. A plaque is to be erected in the city in his memory this year

1:22pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A WARTIME aircraft is to be towed into the centre of York to mark the devastating bombing of the city - and the lone French pilot who averted an even bigger disaster.

Fair arriving in town centre

12:02pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Northallerton’s annual May Fair will run in the town from May 1 until May 5.

Royal British Legion appeals for organisers of a fundraising fun run

4:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

COFFEE MASTERCLASS: A workshop on how to make the perfect cup of coffee will take place in Easingwold on Thursday, May 1.

Fundraising event for Multiple Sclerosis Society

6:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CAFFEINE BOOST: The Hambleton and Richmondshire branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold a coffee morning with stalls on Saturday (April 26), from 9.30am to noon at Scorton War Memorial Institute. Visitors are invited to bring home-made jam Swiss rolls to be judged.

'I do not deliberately expose myself' - former teacher on trial denies sex offences

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough where the original fraud trial took place

6:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER teacher has denied repeatedly exposing himself to his neighbours and passers-by while standing fully naked in his front room window.

Alternative World Cup song launched at St George's Day party

6:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CROWDS turned out for a St George’s Day party to launch a pop song which veteran comedian Chubby Brown and former X-factor contestants Journey South will become the number one single during this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Free advice event for businesses to take place in Richmond

5:46pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BUSINESS advice café event is to be held in Richmond next week.

Proposals to turn off street lights to be reviewed in a bid to save cash and cut carbon emissions

5:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PROPOSALS to turn off county council-owned street lighting in Richmondshire are to be reviewed in a bid to save £400,000 and reduce carbon emissions.

Pop-up restaurant at food festival

The Northern Echo: A glass of wine (4988688)

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POP-UP restaurant Chateau Marmot will return to North Yorkshire with a weekend of dining as part of the Malton Food Lovers Festival.

Gang beat up man in street

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

5:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are trying to track down a gang of three who beat up a 38-year-old man in the early hours of the morning.

Oops! Signs mistake leaves council red-faced

The Northern Echo: One of the offending signs before they were altered.

5:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MOTORISTS did a double-take when they were greeted by signs warning them about Northallerton’s upcoming May Fair.

Explosion of colour at spring flower show

The Northern Echo: Fifty shades of green - the spectacular hat designed by Lucy Hutton Smith.

3:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE grey of winter has been left well and truly behind by the explosion of colour that is the annual Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

Disney debut for dance students

The Northern Echo: The dance students who are heading for Disneyland Paris.

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GROUP of young dancers are looking forward to the trip of a lifetime – appearing in front of an international audience at Disneyland Paris.

Charges introduced for garden waste collections

The Northern Echo: John Brown, recycling officer for Ryedale District Council, with one of the leaflets being sent out to residents this week.

2:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHARGES are about to be introduced for the garden waste collection service in the sprawling Ryedale area of North Yorkshire.

Crime Commissioner responds over use of unmarked police car

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CRIME commissioner has responded to criticisms over her use of a police car after her own vehicle suffered a flat tyre.

Marathon three-day rescue through mountainous seas

The Northern Echo: The stricken Rohilla off the Whitby coast.

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALMOST 100 years ago the wreck of the Rohilla sparked one of the most dramatic sea rescues ever to take place off the Yorkshire coast.

Business consultant fears Everest dream is over after Sherpas tragedy

The Northern Echo: PEAK PRACTICE: David Bradley at the summit of Mount McKinley, in Alaska.

5:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BUSINESS consultant is facing having to abandon his attempt to climb Mount Everest following the death of 16 Sherpas in an avalanche.

Man died after getting his head trapped between hydraulic tailgate door and edge of trailer

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FARM worker died after suffering a fractured skull when his head was crushed between the edge of a trailer and its tailgate, an inquest heard.

Masham Gallery holds exhibition exploring moments in time

6:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ART EXHIBITION: Masham Gallery is holding an exhibition called A Moment in Time, which is now open until May 19.

Village hall holds jumble sale for local churches

6:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

JUMBLE SALE: Grewelthorpe Village Hall is holding a jumble sale on Saturday, May 10 from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Supermarket plan recommended for go-ahead

6:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Store plan: Revised plans for a supermarket and petrol station on the site of the Wentworth Street car-park in Malton have been recommended for approval, despite 1010 letters of objection and a petition being handed in.

MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Spring exhibition bursts into life for Bedale Art Group

The Northern Echo: Julie Metcalfe and Anne Flowers with raffle prizes

6:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BEDALE Art Group is holding its popular Spring Art Exhibition at Bedale Hall. The exhibition will showcase the varied artwork and crafts of members of the group. There is a preview evening on Thursday 8 May at 7pm. Admission is £1 including a glass of wine. The exhibition continues on May 9 and 10 from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free. Home made cakes and refreshments will be available. A raffle of original paintings done by Julia Metcalfe and Anne Flowers is being held. Donations will be made to Northdale Horticulture.

Former Air Traffic controller takes to the skies for Help for Heroes

The Northern Echo: High flying heather doing a tandem skydive

6:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FORMER air traffic controller Heather Whetnall is raising money for Help for Heroes with a tandem sky dive.

School governors failed to carry out statutory duties, council claims

The Northern Echo: UNHAPPINESS: Ian Robertson

6:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RICHMOND School governors who resigned en-masse had failed to carry out their statutory duties, a local authority has claimed.

Men 'celebrated' after kicking victim in head, court told

5:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO men celebrated after kicking and stamping on a man's head as he lay on the ground, a court was told.

Richmond School interim board chairman resigns

The Northern Echo: MAN IN CHARGE: Commander of Catterick Garrison Colonel Stephen Padgett

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE chair of an interim school governing body brought in after the previous governors resigned en-masse has himself stepped down.

Tickets go on sale for opening ceremony of Tour de France

The Northern Echo: Le Tour de France trophy on display at Tennants in Leyburn, pictured from left are Richard Sanderson, chairman of the TDF Committee, Gary Verity, chief executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, Rodney Tennant, chairman of Tennant's and Jane Tennant, director

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TICKETS for the opening ceremony of the Tour de France go on sale this week.

Farm worker died after straw bales collapsed as he performed routine task

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was killed by falling bales of straw as he performed a routine farm task, an inquest heard.

Former teacher repeatedly exposed himself to neighbours from his front room window, court told

The Northern Echo: COURT CASE: Andrew Beasley

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER teacher deliberately exposed himself to his neighbours and passers-by from his front window, a court has been told.

New accoldade for chef Sara

The Northern Echo: Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio, who is launching lessons following the huge success of her dining club

5:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER intensive care nurse who rose to fame cooking dishes on Masterchef has had one of her dishes named as the best in the show's history.

Expert examines literature and war

The Northern Echo: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FIRST WORLD War expert will be giving an insight into the literature of the conflict at a series of talks in North Yorkshire.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire and County Durham (April 23 - 29)

The Northern Echo: Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for police mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday April 23, 2014.

Biker hurt in town smash

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

4:56pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was hurt when he collided with a car that failed to stop on Good Friday.

Nikki shoots into the spotlight with new business in home town

The Northern Echo: Nikki with Mayor Cllr Amanda Coates

5:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PHOTOGRAPHER Nikki Ramsay is in the frame of mind to do her own thing. She has set up a studio in her home town to put her talents to the test on local ground.

Teesside Hospice store in historic building reopened following four month project

The Northern Echo: Proposals for a supermarket on the outskirts of Stokesley has resulted in Hambleton District Council receiving its highest ever number of public comments in response to a planning application

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOSPICE shop in an historic building has undergone a successful restoration.

Social dance for charity in Sowerby Parochial Hall

3:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN evening of social sequence dancing will take place at Sowerby Parochial Hall in Sowerby, near Thirsk on Monday, May 26 from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

The Northern Echo: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Cyclists invited to join fundraising ride

The Northern Echo: INVITE: Thirsk Rotary Club cycle ride organiser Colin Watt

11:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISERS are inviting cyclists of all ages to join them on a 20-mile fun ride to help boost local good causes.

Almost a thousand runners heading for mountain run this weekend

The Northern Echo: A summer’s view of Ingleborough, one of the hills in the Three Peaks Challenge

4:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEARLY 1,000 runners have entered the Three Peaks Race taking place in the Yorkshire Dales this weekend.

Road deaths soar by 60 per cent in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Eleven motorcyclists killed on North Yorkshire roads in 2013

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOO many people are dying unnecessarily on roads in North Yorkshire experts have warned after the numbers of fatalities soared by 60 per cent.

Farm services firm staff take on cycling challenge for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISING AIM: Ripon Farm Services staff ahead of their Coast to Coast cycle challenge

3:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STAFF at an agricultural machinery retailer are set to cycle the Coast to Coast route to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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