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Phoenix House celebrates first anniversary

The Northern Echo:

4:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CENTRE that specialises in the mental, physical and emotional recovery of service personnel and veterans has today (Wednesday) celebrated its first anniversary.

Robber steals schoolgirl's shoes and socks

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

6:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TEENAGE girl is recovering after being knocked down by a robber who stole her shoes and socks.

Campaigners fight to retain ethos of Botton Village - with or without the charity that currently runs it

The Northern Echo: ACTION FOR BOTTON: Isabel Bennett-Henman, with friend Neil Shearer, a farmer at Botton Village

5:42pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WOMAN with Down’s syndrome who has lived within a family-style community since she was a child has made an impassioned plea to the charity that runs it to scrap proposed changes to its ethos.

Pair charged with murdering man who died two years after attack

The Northern Echo: FATAL INJURIES: Stephen Eastwood

5:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO people have appeared in court accused of murdering a man who died more than two years after being attacked.

Heroes celebrate Invictus Games success

The Northern Echo: ON TARGET: Invictus Games medal winners Mikey Hall and David Hubber celebrating their success in archery  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

4:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

HEROES who took part in Prince Harry’s Invictus Games have returned to Phoenix House to proudly show off their medals.

Skeleton scans reveal Richard III died in hail of blows

The Northern Echo: BATTLE WOUNDS: A scan showing injuries to the skull of King Richard III, who died in the thick of battle after losing his helmet

4:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

KING Richard III was probably killed during a group or sustained attack in which he received two blows to the head, scientists have concluded.

High notes for historic bands at festival by waterfall

The Northern Echo: HIGH NOTE: Members of the Shepherd Group Concert Band, which claimed the Banks Music Cup at the Hardraw Scar Brass Band Festival

3:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BRASS band whose history dates to the early years of Queen Victoria's reign has secured a top place at a prestigious brass band competition.

Long-standing football team finally nets with league record

The Northern Echo: ALWAYS UNITED: The North York Cosmos, who have played together for 40 seasons

1:47pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GROUP of tradesmen have nailed a six-a-side football league's longevity record by playing 40 consecutive seasons together.

Former soldier propositioned schoolgirl with seedy texts, court told

6:02am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER soldier who propositioned a schoolgirl in a series of seedy text messages walked free yesterday (Tuesday).

Takeaway customer who was challenged to a fight appears in court for kicking man in head

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CUSTOMER who was "offered outside" when trouble flared in a takeaway ended up in court - after he won the fight.

Council concern over cost of free school meals scheme

The Northern Echo: COST FOCUS: North Yorkshire County Council has raised concerns over the funding of the Government’s universal free school meals initiative

5:07pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COUNCIL with the largest number of small schools in the country says it may be forced to use its own resources to maintain the Government’s universal free school meals initiative.

Years of work on play project comes to fruition

The Northern Echo: PLAYGROUND REVAMP: The play equipment at Scruton

5:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COMMUNITY is celebrating a £60,000 renovation of its playground after several years of fundraising.

Young brewers win top ale award

The Northern Echo: BEST BEER: Carl Gehrman (left) and Geoff Southgate (right) from Wensleydale Brewery, with their CAMRA Tour De France Special Beer Award.

12:48pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOUNG brewers are celebrating after beating off stiff competition to win a top industry award.

Frustrated baker in court for headbutting faulty sausage roll machine

The Northern Echo: Sausage roll lovers rejoice, you can scoff your favourite savoury snack without fear of police retribution

3:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HOT-headed baker who headbutted a sausage roll making machine has ended up with a financial headache.

Young farmer hailed a hero for brave rescue of animals from burning shed

The Northern Echo: RESCUE: Tyler Scarr, from Hawes in North Yorkshire who ran into a blazing barn to rescue terrified cattle

5:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire teenager has described the dramatic moment that he and a friend ran into a burning shed to rescue terrified cattle.

Businesses left unpaid as festival company stops trading

The Northern Echo: Galtres Festival: Concert goers set up camp at Duncombe Park

6:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FESTIVAL organisers last night (Monday, Sept 15) said they intend to repay traders who claim they have been left high and dry and owed thousands of pounds.

Parachute Regiment recruits to star on new TV channel

The Northern Echo: PARA: Young recruits from 'P' Company are presented with the coveted red beret from Company Commander, Major Chris Collier at Catterick Garrison. The event was filmed by a new Forces TV channel.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RECRUITS hoping to join one of the world's most famous Army regiments are set to appear in a new documentary.

Organic farm to stage pumpkin day

The Northern Echo: AUTUMNAL EVENT: A child tries carving a pumpkin at Home Farm

6:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN ORGANIC farm is set to mark the arrival of autumn by staging a pumpkin day.

Clothes sale to boost care association

12:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CLOTHING chain is set to hold a sale to boost a charity works to improve health, reduce isolation and loneliness in the Thirsk area.

Play scheme given sensory equipment by housing developer

The Northern Echo: SENSORY EQUIPMENT: Megan Tate and Joshua Peacock with Alison Grainger, right, from Mulberry Homes, and play scheme co-ordinator Jane Wilson

12:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VISITORS to a play scheme for young people with complex medical needs have been given £500 of sensory equipment by a housing developer.

History enthusiasts given the chance to explore historic journals from North Yorkshire County Record Office

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HISTORY enthusiasts are being given the chance to delve into some of the diaries and journals held at the North Yorkshire County Record Office in Northallerton.

School raises enough cash for laptops after fundraising events

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PRIMARY school’s fundraising drive to provide laptops for pupils has been hailed a success after netting £3,000 from events culminating in its annual summer fair.

Play about WWI poets stops at Richmond before heading to London's West End

The Northern Echo: WAR POETS: Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon are the subject of Not About Heroes

11:52am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A STORY about the friendship between two of England’s greatest 20th century war poets is the subject of an inspirational play to be performed in Richmond prior to its opening in London’s West End.

Top designers challenged to design villages' £1m community hub

The Northern Echo: (10429851)

4:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PLAN to create a £1m community centre, pavilion and sporting facilities for two villages with a combined population of 400 has received a major boost after securing a grant to stage a Royal Institute of British Architects design competition.

Two arrested over hammer murder

The Northern Echo:

11:37am Monday 15th September 2014

TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man with a hammer on an abandoned car dealership site.

Motorcyclist dies in Yorkshire Dales collision

The Northern Echo:

12:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision in the Yorkshire Dales.

Holiday cottage staff raise cash for Three Peaks Project

The Northern Echo: PEAKS CHALLENGE: staff from Cottages4you and Hoseasons take on Three Peaks Challenge

6:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

STAFF from a holiday cottage firm have completed the Three Peaks Challenge – raising more than £1,600 for the Three Peaks Project.

Biker dies in Dales collision as campaign spreads motorcycle safety message

The Northern Echo: BIKE SAFETY: North Yorkshire County Council chairman Tim Swales with Saskia Kouyioumtzi, the county council’s road safety and travel awareness officer and a biker at Oliver’s Mount Races.

6:36pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision in the Yorkshire Dales.

Phoenix House veteran Gaz Golightly helps UK wheelchair basketball team to victory at Invictus Games

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT FEARS: Former soldier Gaz Golightly in his home in Hartlepool.

5:54pm Monday 15th September 2014

A NAIL-BITING wait for a passport was worth it for a North-East veteran when he struck gold at the Invictus Games last week.

New road layout should ease village rat-run concerns

The Northern Echo: DIRECTION CHANGE: Richmond MP William Hague

4:55pm Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS concerned about the impact of improvements to the A1 have welcomed measures to discourage drivers using their village as a rat run.

Historic cart bridge set to reopen as residents' frustration mounts

The Northern Echo: MOUNTING CONCERNS: Blakey Bridge, which has been closed for six weeks after being hit by vehicles

3:54pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN historic cart bridge which has been closed numerous times due to damage is set to reopen with barriers to protect it.

Police investigate 1,000-tonne haystack fire

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

3:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FIRE which destroyed about 1,000 tonnes of baled hay in a field near York could have been started by arsonists, police believe.

Wounded and injured veterans and personnel take on gruelling walk challenge

The Northern Echo: NEW CHALLENGE: Dean Middleton, veteran and strength and conditioning assistant at Phoenix House

2:26pm Monday 15th September 2014

A GROUP of wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel have vowed to complete one of Yorkshire’s toughest walking challenges in less than 15 hours.

RAF personnel raise cash to build new play area for Lithuanian orphans

The Northern Echo: NEW PLAYGROUND:  After months of reconstruction and fundraising, the new outdoor shelter at the Siauliai Youth Orphanage is unveiled to the children.

2:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

PERSONNEL from RAF Leeming were among UK forces who gave young orphans a fund and stimulating place to play while on deployment to Lithuania.

Help for Heroes recovery centre urges people to take part in activities beginning with H to raise cash for the charity

2:04pm Monday 15th September 2014

SUPPORTERS of Help for Heroes' northern recovery centre are being asked to get hopping, handicraft-making or hill-walking to celebrate its first birthday.

Archeologist to reveal details about Roman roads in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: ROMAN ROADS: Archaeologist Hugh Toller is set to reveal details about ancient highways in North Yorkshire

1:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

A ROMAN archaeology expert is set to give the second of a series of talks revealing details about roads in North Yorkshire during the period.

Charity cyclists raise money for good causes

The Northern Echo: Charity cyclists: Riders In The Lower Dales Charity Cycle event

1:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

Charity fundraisers who got on their bikes for a 27 mile circuit of the Dales raised over £3,000.

Scheme to get people to work with a moped loan service given cash boost

11:57am Monday 15th September 2014

A TRAVEL scheme which helps young people living in rural Richmondshire access work and learning opportunities has received a £5,000 cash boost.

Northallerton town centre festival gathers momentum

The Northern Echo: FAMILY FUN: Visitors to Northallerton Festival on one of the rides

3:13pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE organisers of a town centre festival said it had proved popular, despite preparations being hampered.

Emotional rollercoaster for Fraja's family after scan reveals spot on heart

The Northern Echo: HEALTH CONCERNS: Fraja Simpson, who remains in remission from neuroblastoma

3:04pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE family of a girl whose rare cancer disappeared have spoken of their relief after doctors' fears that she had relapsed proved unfounded.

Bettys picks up prestigious industry award

The Northern Echo: TOP BAKERS: Bakery general manager, Caroline Grant, with bakery operations manager, Paul Gray, and representatives from the bakery teams. Photo Justin Slee.

1:44pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A YORKSHIRE tea room and bakery famous for its continental cakes, Yorkshire treats and seasonal bakes has won a prestigious industry award.

Community remembers First World War with Edwardian weekend

The Northern Echo: SNAP HAPPY: Mila Taylor-Hanlon, nine, poses for an Edwardian-style seaside photo

12:22pm Sunday 14th September 2014

FLYING flannels, crashing coconuts and scattering skittles heralded the opening of an Edwardian fair.

International drugs gang jailed after £55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

The Northern Echo:

4:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

NINE members of an international drugs gang led by a North-East mastermind are tonight (Friday, September 12) beginning lengthy jail terms for their roles in smuggling millions of pounds worth of amphetamine into the UK.

Success at the Invictus Games for veterans in the region

6:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FORMER soldier who was left paralysed from the waist down after falling during an Army assault course has led his archery team to a gold medal and picked up a bronze of his own at the Invictus Games.

Dogs-owners from across the UK head for prestigious dog show

The Northern Echo: COMPETITION TIME: Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers compete at Darlington Dog Show. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:15pm Friday 12th September 2014

ONE of country’s top dog shows welcomed canines large and small today (Friday, September 12).

Council reveals cost of fight to save maternity services at the Friarage Hospital

The Northern Echo: BACKING DOWN: Council reveals cost of campaign to save maternity services at the Friarage Hospital

4:16pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUNCIL has disclosed the amount spent on a hard-fought campaign to save maternity and children’s services at the Friarage Hospital.

Yorkshire win first County Championship title in 13 years

The Northern Echo:

11:46am Friday 12th September 2014

YORKSHIRE have clinched their first LV= County Championship Division One since 2001 after defeating Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Murky reality behind the businessman's facade

The Northern Echo:

8:38pm Friday 12th September 2014

ON the face of it Michael Watts was a respectable man.

Plans for 17,000 homes unveiled for York

The Northern Echo: HOMES PLAN: City of York Council deputy council leader Tracey Simpson-Laing, leader James Alexander, and cabinet member for planning Dave Merrett launch the new draft local plan

6:39pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEARLY 17,000 new homes are to be built in York over the next 15 years, as the city reveals its new housing proposals.

Male volunteers needed to help combat isolation

5:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

Northallerton and District Voluntary Service is looking for male volunteers who can offer a couple of hours a week to visit and befriend lonely and isolated people.



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