Children going to school hungry and cold as parents struggle to make ends meet, teaching union warns

The Northern Echo: Teachers may strike for first time at Quest Academy

12:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHILDREN are going to school hungry, cold and wearing dirty clothes because their parents are struggling for money, a teachers union has warned.

Man with passion for fishing able to make it his full time job after being taken on by game shooting business

4:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN with a passion for fishing has been able to make his hobby a full time job after the coaching business he ran in his spare time was snapped up by a regional country pursuits company.

Middleham Stables Open Day a success thanks to glorious weather

The Northern Echo: One of the horses poses for the camera Mark Johnston's stables. Photo: Chris Booth

3:44pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE GOOD Friday Middleham Stables Open Day was blessed with glorious sunshine which drew in crowds looking for an Easter day out.

Former RAF pilot takes on charity challenges after best friend is diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

The Northern Echo: Chris Burwell in the Alps ahead of his charity challenges

2:53pm Friday 18th April 2014

A former RAF pilot has pledged to raise £10,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association after his best friend was diagnosed with the disease.

Diamond wedding anniversary couple say happy marriage is down to tolerance and having a laugh

The Northern Echo: Malcolm and Margaret Laverick on their wedding day in 1954

2:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary said the secret to a happy marriage is to be tolerant of one another – and to be able to laugh together.

Three new faces at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

1:34pm Friday 18th April 2014

THREE new faces have been welcomed to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Movie prop maker accepted into prestigious fellowship of furniture makers

The Northern Echo: MASTER CRAFTSMAN: Craig Narramore making some tables for the film Hercules

12:20pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MASTER prop maker for some of the biggest blockbusters in the last ten years has now been accepted into an elite group of furniture crafters.

Theatre to stage play with backdrop of WWI from female perspective

2:55pm Friday 18th April 2014

A PLAY set against the backdrop of the First World War will hit Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal on Friday, May 2.

Close harmony group and brass band play at charity concert

1:29pm Friday 18th April 2014

CLOSE harmony group Five Pearls and a Piano is joining forces with members of Reeth Brass Band for a special evening of 1940s and 1950s music and entertainment in aid of the air ambulance charities.

Singing group returns from concert tour of Spain

1:23pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SINGING group has returned from a trip to Spain where they performed in Barcelona Cathedral, Montserrat Basilica and Sagrada Familia.

Six vehicles involved in A1 shunt crash but no one injured

1:19pm Friday 18th April 2014

A1 CRASH: Six vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A1 northbound carriageway after noon today, between Junction 51 and Marne Barrack, Catterick, around 15 miles from Scotch Corner.

Lack of council housing in Leyburn means a long waiting list for families wanting to remain there

12:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

A LACK of council housing in a Dales market town means that residents who are looking to live in the town are faced with either a long wait or a move ten miles to an area with greater housing stock.

Fundraising coffee morning to take place for Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal

2:39pm Friday 18th April 2014

COFFEE MORNING: A fundraising coffee morning for Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal will take place on Sunday, May 11 from 10.30am until 12.30pm at Middleton Tyas Village Hall.

A1 northbound crash

1:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

A1 CRASH: Multiple vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A1 (M) northbound carriageway between Junction 51 at Leeming Bar and Catterick, after noon today. 

Countryside guided walk to take walkers through Wensleydale

12:48pm Friday 18th April 2014

GUIDED WALK: A 4.5mile guided walk will take walkers from Swinithwaite village, near Aysgarth in Wensleydale, through West Witton, along the river Ure and to the three flight waterfall at Redmire.

Surprise delivery at farm as Doris the camel follows Maisy the llama into labour

The Northern Echo: SURPRISE DELIVERY: Bactrian camel Doris with her calf

11:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CAMEL with two humps and a bump has stunned her owners by giving birth to a calf.

Elderly woman dies after lighting up a cigarette while using an oxygen mask

The Northern Echo: An oxygen mask similar to the one used by 77-year-old Margaret Woodward

5:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PENSIONER died after her face was engulfed in flames - because she insisted on smoking while wearing an oxygen mask, an inquest heard.

Family of missing soldier make sad journey north after body discovered

The Northern Echo: Tyler Pearson

4:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE death toll in the rivers of York this year has risen to three with the tragic discovery of the body of a young man.

Phoenix House holds bake sale to raise cash for Help For Heroes.

3:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BAKING enthusiasts at a Help For Heroes recovery centre in Catterick Garrison have contributed towards a fundraising cake sale to benefit centres across the UK.

Petition against supermarket plan

The Northern Echo: Ryedale District Council logo - zxc

3:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS protesting against plans to build a supermarket Malton have handed over a petition ahead of a crunch meeting next week.

Archbishop follows Maundy Thursday tradition

The Northern Echo: Dr Sentamu washes the feet of Kate Whitworth.

3:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Archbishop of York followed one of the great Christian tradition when he washed the feet of 12 people today, April 17.

Bedale car park sell off to make way for bypass is confirmed as traders raise concerns

The Northern Echo: Temporary car park in Darlington granted permission to continue while spaces are reduced to build multi-storey and cinema development

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MARKET town is to sacrifice one of its two existing car-parks as part of the drive towards a new 42.5m bypass.

New people come forward in hunt for missing Claudia

The Northern Echo: Plea for information on 39th birthday of Claudia Lawrence

2:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EFFORTS to solve the riddle of the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have been given renewed impetus as more leads emerge.

Body is found by police searching for missing soldier

The Northern Echo: Tyler Pearson

12:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The body of a man was recovered from the River Ouse in York this morning by police who have been searching for missing soldier Tyler Pearson.

Girls Aloud star hopes for chain reaction after linking up with North Yorkshire singer and brass band

The Northern Echo: ON TOUR: Alistair Griffin and Kimberley Walsh record the video for the official Tour de France Grand Depart song

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

GIRLS Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, Fame Academy contestant Alistair Griffin and a brass band immortalised by a movie have joined forces to record an anthem for Yorkshire’s Tour de France Grand Départ.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

Seaside resort beauty pageant compared to Carry On film after handbags fracas

The Northern Echo: WHAT A CARRY ON: Trouble at Miss Scarborough beauty contest were likened to a scene from a Carry On film

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE organiser of the Miss England competition has compared a seaside resort’s beauty pageant to a Carry On film after a fracas broke out as the winner was revealed.

200 people sign Richmond School petition

The Northern Echo: Richmond School building

12:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PETITION calling for an investigation into alleged problems at Richmond School has been submitted to the authorities amid claims of a cover-up.

Music exam success for Newton le Willows pupils

The Northern Echo: Piano plan for Brighton station: our top 10 train playlist

3:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EXAM SUCCESS: Music pupils of Andrew Nelson of Newton-le-Willows, have passed their Associated Board music exams.

Suspected mortar shell found by workers in York was "ornamental bomb"

The Northern Echo:

11:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SUSPECTED mortar shell discovered by workers developing a park and ride site in York turned out to be an ornamental device designed to look like a bomb.

Vandals attack North Yorkshire school

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are hunting vandals who caused damage valued at thousands of pounds to a local school.

Victims get chance to improve their treatment

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

Family's desperation as fundraising for Fraja dries up

The Northern Echo: Fraja Simpson with parents Michelle and Garry.

1:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE parents of a girl who has battled a rare cancer have spoken of their devastation after donations to their £500,000 drive to fund life-saving treatment slowed to a trickle.

Stables open day promises to be a hit for racing enthusiasts and families alike

The Northern Echo: Almaty Express

2:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RACEHORSE stables open day celebrates its 21st anniversary on Good Friday and hopes to attract families and enthusiasts alike.

Football club press officer sparks fresh row with Facebook 'joke' about Northern League officials

The Northern Echo: Apology: Ricky Butler

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FOOTBALL club whose press officer labelled officials of an amateur league as morons has been charged with bringing the league into disrepute.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Boroughbridge Show announced new venue for 2014

4:54pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN AGRICULTURAL show will have a new venue for 2014 on part of Dishforth Airfield.

Cyclist suffers fractured neck in roundabout collision

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:56pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CYCLIST has sustained three fractures to her neck in a collision with a car beside a town centre roundabout.

Plans to sell-off car-park are agreed

The Northern Echo: COUNCIL TAX: Hambleton District Council leader Councillor Mark Robson.

6:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MARKET town is to sacrifice one of its two existing car-parks as part of the drive towards a new £42.5m bypass.

Keen gardener plants 8,000 daffodils on her Great Langton farm after being hit by floods two years ago

The Northern Echo: Annabel Fife with some of her 8,000 daffodils

3:54pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A KEEN gardener is preparing to show off her garden for charity – which features an impressive display of more than 8,000 daffodils.

Hit author returns to her old stamping ground

The Northern Echo: Jodi Taylor - back among the bookshelves.

2:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FORMER librarian Jodi Taylor was back among the bookshelves this week – but this time with a novel of her very own.

Business group claims Ripon is going downhill due to a lack of leadership

The Northern Echo: CONTROVERSY: Ripon and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce has claimed the city is being failed by its political leaders.

3:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GROUP of businesses has sparked a war of words by claiming a city is being failed by its political leaders.

Gaby Alderson charity auction to feature Mike Tyson boxing glove

The Northern Echo: COURAGEOUS: Gaby Alderson, who is battling MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma.

1:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CHARITY auction, featuring a boxing glove signed by former world heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson, will be held to raise funds for an 11-year-old girl battling a rare cancer.

Wool shop to mark National Yarn Day with special offers

4:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YARN DAY: On Saturday, May 3, a Richmond wool shop will celebrate the first National Yarn Shop Day.

British Heart Foundation to hold a Richmond coffee morning

2:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COFFEE MORNING: The British Heart Foundation will be holding a coffee morning in Richmond Town Hall on Saturday, April 26, from 9am. There will be a tombola, cake stall and bric-a-brac table.

Singers invited to join the Northallerton Sing and Discover group

The Northern Echo: Singers from the two choirs and the school enjoyed the experience of singing together.

1:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NORTHALLERTON Sing and Discover group is inviting singers to join it for rehearsals in preparation for a Sounds of the Summer concert, featuring 200 voices and the National Festival Orchestra, at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, in June.

Dog which was in the back of stolen car is found

The Northern Echo: Quinn the missing dog

6:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DOG which was in the back of his owner's car when it was stolen has been found following a search by police.

Thieving company accountant must pay back £21,923 to valve maker

The Northern Echo: STATLEY BEARING: Construction of Durham Crown Court was problematical to say the least, but the architecture of the completed building has stood the test of time.

5:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A THIEVING accounts administrator, whose activities almost brought the company employing her to its knees, is to pay back £21,923.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire

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

4:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 16 April 2014.

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