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ACDC singer backs charity after guitarist diagnosed with dementia

6:36am Saturday 25th October 2014

ONE of the world's biggest rock stars has stunned a tiny dementia charity with an offer of support.

Calls to tackle energy divide as rural residents deal with fuel poverty

The Northern Echo: ENERGY COSTS: Many rural residents have no access to mains gas in North Yorkshire and are among those affected by  fuel poverty

5:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REPORT into the “energy divide” across Europe has revealed 26,229 homes in rural districts of North Yorkshire are living in fuel poverty.

Out of hours service moved from Catterick to Northallerton

5:37pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOSPITAL GP out of hours service has today (Friday) been forced to close due to safety fears following a fire assessment found emergency lighting to be substandard.

Rent hikes are a 'kick in the teeth' for the army

The Northern Echo: KICK IN THE TEETH: Michael Fallon

4:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

MILITARY personnel at Catterick Garrison and elsewhere face big rent hikes because they are paying far less than civilians, ministers have warned.

Appeal as teenager goes missing

The Northern Echo:

1:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are asking members of the public to look out for a teenage girl who has gone missing from her home.

Animal campaign group makes unusual request to change North Yorkshire village name to support World Vegan Day

The Northern Echo: NAME CHANGE? Fryup near Danby, North Yorkshire

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

AN animal-loving campaign group has made an inspired request to a county council in a bid to tempt people to try a vegan fry-up.

North Yorkshire veteran takes part in historic vigil

The Northern Echo: VIGIL: Felix Agbotsu took part in a series of 30 minute vigils to commemorate fallen soldiers of WW1 during a ceremony at The Cenotaph in London to launch the annual Poppy Appeal. Photo: Alison Baskerville

6:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire veteran paralysed from the neck down was among those chosen to take part in an historic watch at The Cenotaph in Central London.

Hague backs £2m scanner appeal

The Northern Echo: HALF WAY THERE: The Friends of the Friarage Hospital group have reached the £1m mark in the money raised for their MRI Scanner Appeal,  William Hague MP attends the hospital to offer his support to the group.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

FORMER Foreign Secretary William Hague has added his support to an ambitious bid to raise £2m to provide a MRI scanner to a North Yorkshire hospital.

Primary school prepares for WWI centenary by making hundreds of poppies inspired by Tower of London

The Northern Echo: INSPIRATIONAL PROJECT: Pupils from Arkengarthdale Primary School in Langthwaite have constructed around 500 paper and clay poppies around the front entrance of the school building to raise money for the Phoenix House recovery centre in Catterick Garrison.

5:37pm Friday 24th October 2014

A PRIMARY school inspired by a sea of ceramic poppies adorning the walls and grounds at the Tower of London has recreated the scene to raise cash for injured soldiers and veterans.

Dentist nominated for industry award

5:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DENTIST has made it to the final round of a prestigious industry awards.

Hambleton sport heroes honoured in award ceremony

The Northern Echo: SPORT STARS: Some of the winners with Councillor John Prest

5:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

LOCAL sporting heroes have been recognised for their commitment and passion.

Military test out cross country course based on famous comic-strip hero

The Northern Echo: CROSS COUNTRY: The Queen’s Royal Lancers take part in the Alf Tupper 10k run

5:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 130 runners have taken part in a run inspired by a famous comic-strip running hero.

On-line tribute to the dead

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A UNIQUE memorial to the fallen of a whole community which became the first online tribute in Britain is being updated and improved to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Butcher and farmer duo scoop prestigious title

The Northern Echo: TOP HONOURS: Butcher John Fawcett and farmer Barrie Alcock, with their Countryside Live supreme poultry champion Old English Game off-colour blue bantam

1:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BUTCHER and a farmer who have been showing poultry for more than two decades are celebrating after landing a coveted supreme champion title.

Department store boss voices concerns over designer outlet plans

1:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEPARTMENT store boss has voiced serious concerns over a proposed designer outlet village – which he says would be detrimental to the fragile economies of local market towns.

Volunteers plant thousands of trees

The Northern Echo: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: The team that helped plant 3,000 trees.

6:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS have been digging deep in their efforts to preserve the environment.

VIDEO: Drone camera captures stunning aerial scenes of Richmond

The Northern Echo: AERIAL VIEWS: a still image from a Flight Over Richmond

5:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE beauty of a North Yorkshire market town has been captured on film from the air by a drone commissioned by a local man who runs a promotional website.

Teacher and carer at Botton village threatened with eviction after alleged safeguarding issue he believes to be unfair

The Northern Echo: EVICTION NOTICE: Mark Barber

3:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TEACHER and volunteer carer with 20 years experience of working with vulnerable people has been threatened with eviction from his home after an ongoing dispute with charity bosses.

Probe launched into alleged sex attack in woods

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

6:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating reports of a sexual attack in woods close to a residential area.

Boys charged with attempted robbery in park

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

6:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO 15-year-old boys have been charged over an attempted robbery in which a woman suffered a facial injury.

Sweet shop offering crispy locusts and chewy mealworms for Halloween

The Northern Echo: TRICK OR TREAT: York Dungeon is offering visitors to the Witchety Grub Tuck Shop some unsavoury treats this Halloween

5:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SWEET shop stocked with toe-curling surprises such as chewy mealworms, crispy locusts and tooth-crunching crickets has been created for Halloween.

MP warns Government over household waste recycling target

5:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN MP has warned the Government it must take action to ensure it meets the EU target of recycling 50 per cent of household waste by 2020.

Airfield campaigners question council's powers after High Court action ends

The Northern Echo: PLANNING SAGA: Bagby Airfield manager Steve Hoyle and supporters celebrating in January after an appeal against enforcement action by Hambleton District Council

5:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LONG-RUNNING row over noise at an airfield looks set to continue after a campaign group dropped its High Court legal action against a council.

Search continues to find missing cocker spaniel

The Northern Echo: MISSING DOG: Eight-year-old Fern (left) who has been missing for more than a month

4:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE search is continuing to find a beloved family pet which has been missing for more than a month.

Police blitz against travelling criminals

The Northern Echo: POLICE BLITZ: A car is seized during the operation.

4:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOUR people were arrested during a police day of action aimed at deterring travelling criminals.

Euro-boost for innovative film made in North Yorkshire

4:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOVIE produced as a result of an academic-industry partnership is flying the flag for UK independent film-makers with screenings at international festivals in Europe.

Police investigate alleged assault

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOODED area just outside York was cordoned off this morning, October 23, after an alleged sexual assault.

Green Party to start selection process for Richmond candidate

3:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER recently being re-established in the Richmond constituency, the Green Party has announced it will is starting the process of selecting a parliamentary candidate.

Hospice homecare charity asks people to think about financial legacies

The Northern Echo: RAISING FUNDS: Christine Robinson, fundraising co-ordinator for Herriot Hospice Homecare (left) and Jane Croshaw, a volunteer for the charity during a recent fundraising initiative

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CHARITY which provides hospice care in people’s homes says financial legacies left in wills has enabled it to offer a much better service.

Rail museum among the most accessible attractions in the country

The Northern Echo: RAIL MUSEUM: Among the most accessible attractions in the country.

2:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the region’s biggest attractions is also among the most accessible in the country, a new survey has found.

New crime figures for Northallerton

2:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE were more than 50 reported crimes and 48 reports of anti-social behaviour in North Yorkshire’s county town last month.

DJ classes for youngsters

The Northern Echo: WORKSHOP: DJ Booma shows Brooklyn Timms and Darren-Jay McKittrick how to create music on a computer

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SET of computer-based DJ classes are being run for children at a North Yorkshire club.

Council provides sporting chance to tackle rural isolation

The Northern Echo: SOCIAL CHANCE: Joyce Wise, Bessy Box, Robin Walton and Phyllis Clark play boccia at Husthwaite village hall, watched by Chloe Hunt from Hambleton District Council

2:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PILOT scheme which will see rural residents competing in sports such as boccia and new age kurling has been launched to tackle the rising number or people facing isolation.

Bonfire spectacular secured by three-year deal

2:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of a Bonfire Night extravaganza that regularly attracts crowds of more than 5,000 people has been secured for another three years.

Council announces proposal to build own housing homes to help prevent migration from Yorkshire Dales communities

8:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS to revive rural communities by spending £5m on building new council houses have been criticised as having a high risk factor.

Family perplexed by giant pumpkin

The Northern Echo: FAIRY DUST: The pumpkin grown by Deanna Arrowsmith from Brompton.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FAMILY could have been forgiven for thinking a fairy godmother had been at work after discovering a pumpkin had ballooned to mammoth proportions.

Fresh appeal following Northallerton robbery

The Northern Echo: BLACK EYE: The injured woman.

6:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE investigating the robbery of a woman in a park in Northallerton have released an image of her injuries.

Yorkshire's Grand Depart could be immortalised in feature film

5:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE enormous success of the Tour de France’s Yorkshire Grand Départ has led to hopes it could be turned into a feature film.

Fire-hit waste firm unveils extension plan at 'unsuitable site'

5:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 115-YEAR-OLD waste firm which was urged to move after being hit by a second major blaze in three years has revealed a plan to consolidate its operations at its site.

Northern barons' towns to celebrate Magna Carta milestone

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC MILESTONE: Thirsk and nearby Topcliffe and Helmsley are planning a range of events to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REBEL barons from the North who helped force King John to guarantee freedoms will be heralded at celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

Alert after house raids that may have been linked

3:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO house burglaries within days of each other are believed to have been linked.

Safety warning ahead of the clocks going back

The Northern Echo: STAY SAFE: North Yorkshire County Council and North Yorkshire Police road safety officers Fiona Ancell and John Jakes spell out the message – Be bright, Be safe.

3:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS the nights draw in road safety officials have been out and about in North Yorkshire warning road users of the dangers that darkness brings.

Skatepark dream becomes a reality

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE half-pipe dreams of skateboarders, BMX cyclists, scooter riders and skaters of having a better place to perform their tricks has become a reality.

Road chaos for Yorkshire Dales motorists as A684 remains closed

The Northern Echo:

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE main A684 road into the Yorkshire Dales remains closed at Aiskew and Bedale as emergency repairs are carried out by Northern Gas.

Thousands raised to support Charlie and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISERS: Charlie York, in the checked shirt, with friends from Aysgarth School

5:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy managed to complete part of a sponsored walk held to support him, despite just undergoing a double lung transplant.

Flamingo Land behind plans for major coastal visitor attraction

The Northern Echo: THE FUTURE: The former Futurist Theatre in Scarborough. Flamingo Land has put in a bid to turn the site into a major visitor attraction

5:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FLAMINGO Land has lodged a bid to create a botanic garden and roller coaster on the site of the former Futurist theatre.

Woman dragged to the ground and robbed by youths in Northallerton

The Northern Echo: Call council hotline to report ASB

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was dragged to the ground and robbed as she walked home through a town park, police have revealed.

Girl beats broken back for marathon swim to help those who saved her

The Northern Echo: BIG THANK-YOU: Natasha Sedgwick with Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedic Graham Pemberton.

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGER has fought her way back to health after breaking her back – and four of her ribs - in a head-on road smash.

Army medics' Africa mission to battle Ebola outbreak

The Northern Echo: HEALTH MISSION: Members of Catterick Garrison-based 5 Medical regiment are set to help battle the Ebola outbreak, in Sierra Leone

7:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

EIGHTY FOUR Army medics have been deployed to west Africa to help in the battle against the deadly Ebola virus.

Major redevelopment plan takes big step closer

6:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LANDMARK deal has been signed to start the redevelopment of a 35-hectare site in the centre of York.



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