NORTH YORKSHIRE TOWN NEWS

Man fighting for life after fall from roof

The Northern Echo: Ambulances outside The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. (6011246)

5:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 62-YEAR-OLD man is fighting for his life after falling from the roof of a bungalow.

Whitby fisherman catches record-breaking 208lb fish off the coast of the Isle of Skye

The Northern Echo: BIG FISH: Daniel Bennett, 26, from Whitby, with his massive catch. Credit: www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire angler has landed the big one - the largest fish ever caught from the British shoreline.

Outgoing council chairman raises £22k for wounded soldiers

The Northern Echo: CHARITABLE WORK: Councillor Bernard Bateman

4:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has paid tribute to the courage of those serving in the Army by raising £22,000 for a charity which supports wounded and sick soldiers.

Village hall fundraiser fears after Great North Run move

The Northern Echo: RUN APPEAL: Dionne Reid and Eileen Morley with villagers promoting the Tholthorpe 10k run

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE organisers of an annual 10km race, staged to help maintain a community hub, have issued a plea to runners to sign up.

Popular chocolate-loving vicar to appear on stage in Richmond

The Northern Echo: Chocolate lover: Vicar of Dibley Geraldine, played by Ann Greer, with Martin Ash, who plays Frank.

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MUCH-loved chocoholic vicar and her eccentric parishioners will be gracing a Richmond stage as part of a drama society’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Special train to storyland on the North York Moors

The Northern Echo: Moors railway:"New story trains are to be launched during the summer holidays

1:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL holiday treat for parents and children is on track with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the arrival of story trains.

Police name climber who fell to death at Runswick Bay as family say he died "doing something he loved"

The Northern Echo:

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have named the climber killed when he fell from cliffs near Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire on Friday.

Fundraising appeal to help young boy with cerebral palsy enjoy the outdoors again

The Northern Echo: ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS: Ross Tulloch with his dog Tay in a three-wheeler buggy he has now outgrown. The youngsters needs another three-wheeler buggy in order to enjoy the outdoors again

12:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to buy a simple piece of equipment which will allow a young boy explore the outdoors.

Arrest after man falls to death from cliff in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:   GEORGE WILKINSON heads to the coast for a day out at Runswick Bay.

11:29am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after his climbing companion died after falling from a coastal cliff.

Old goat still going strong

The Northern Echo: Daisy (foreground), from the Easingwold Maize Maze. Her owners wonder if she is the oldest pygmy goat in the world

7:28pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FARMER thinks he may have the oldest pygmy goat in the world.

RAF rescue paraglider after escarpment crash

The Northern Echo: RESCUE OPERATION: An RAF Sea King helicopter winches the injured paraglider from Carlton Bank, on the North York Moors

7:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

A PARAGLIDER who was winched off a steep escarpment by helicopter after being seriously injured in a crash is recovering in hospital.

Is former TV newsreader Selina Scott set for role as Richmond MP?

The Northern Echo:

6:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORMER TV presenter Selina Scott has been approached by top Tories to put her name forward for a North Yorkshire conservative seat, according to close friends.

Police appeal for help in finding wanted man

The Northern Echo: POLICE APPEAL: Michael William Powell, who is wanted by North Yorkshire Police for recall to prison

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in locating a wanted man.

Young cricketers narrowly miss out on northern champions title

The Northern Echo: KWIK CRICKET: Top centre: Rhys Wise-Malcolm, James Lockwood, Jacob Symms. Left to right: Ben Rodgers, Harry Anderson, Tom Smith, Joshua Coburn, Lily Crosthwaite, Josh Newell, and John Pengilly.

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A PRIMARY school cricket team narrowly missed out on becoming northern champions – but the team is still proud of their achievement.

Fellowship aims to create first new church in town for decades

The Northern Echo: CHURCH PLAN: The former gymnasium in Romanby Road, which Northallerton Community Christian Centre wants to transform

5:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE leaders of a Christian fellowship have launched a bid to create the first new church in a town for decades.

Bid to tackle suicides at stations

The Northern Echo: RAIL CAMPAIGN: Dr Ian Watt, director of the Northallerton and the Dales branch of the Samaritans

4:44pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Samaritans has joined forces with rail company bosses in a bid to reduce suicides on the tracks.

Images released of man wanted over early morning train sex act

The Northern Echo: POLICE APPEAL: A CCTV image of a man wanted over a sex act on a York to Thirsk train

4:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

DETECTIVES have released images of a man wanted over a sex act on an early morning train.

Three sets of siblings to take to the stage

The Northern Echo: IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR STREET: Christian and Caitlin Calgie, from Great Ayton, preparing for their roles in Our House in York.

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

THREE sets of siblings from the Hambleton area will be taking to the stage this summer for a large theatre production.

RAF personnel erect memorial in Lithuania

The Northern Echo: MISSION MARKED: Members of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing, based at RAF Leeming attend a memorial ceremony at the Hill of Crosses, in Lithuania

2:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

RAF personnel have erected a memorial to mark their mission to patrol the skies of north-east Europe.

Boy, ten, becomes youngest Briton to conquer Kilimanjiro

The Northern Echo: YOUNG FUNDRAISER: Jack Rea, ten, reaches the summit of Kilimanjiro

11:47am Monday 21st July 2014

A BOY has become the youngest Briton to scale the Africa's highest peak, while raising more than £7,000 to help children born with facial deformities.

Ripon Cathedral enthronement completes ceremonies for new Bishop

The Northern Echo: BISHOP NICK: The Right Reverend Nicholas Baines during his enthronement at Ripon Cathedral. Picture: STUART BOULTON

9:01pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A CEREMONY at Ripon Cathedral completed the enthronement of a new bishop for a new super diocese in Yorkshire.

Letting off steam at rally to celebrate engines of all kinds

The Northern Echo: LADIES RACE: Hayley Dugdale from Harrogate tries her hand at racing this 1908 Fowler general purpose steam engine belonging to Mark Edwards from the Isle of Man at the Masham Steam Fair on Saturday. Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:02pm Sunday 20th July 2014

WEIRD and wonderful engines of all kinds were celebrated at a North Yorkshire steam rally this weekend.

Air ambulance pilot - who rescued Richard Hammond - retires

The Northern Echo: RETIREMENT: Yorkshire Air Ambulance's Captain Steve Cobb

5:10pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE PILOT who flew BBC presenter Richard Hammond to hospital after his high-speed crash has retired after a decade with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Honours for Yorkshire's Gary Verity

The Northern Echo: Gary Verity pictured at The University of York after collecting his honourary degree.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8382343)

3:31pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE man who brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire has been awarded an honorary doctorate.

Special school's expanding farm attracts day trips

The Northern Echo: NEW ARRIVAL: Laura Parker, six, with one of this year's lambs at the Mowbray School farm

3:09pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A FARM at a special school which breeds its own pigs has become so successful it is attracting coach-loads of visitors.

New lease of life for historic building

12:42pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A COUNCIL has handed over a 200-year-old community building to a village for use by its voluntary organisations and a museum.

Staff beat students at school sports day

The Northern Echo: RUNNING FOR GOLD: From left, Will Tiplady, Alex Karadizc, Ed Harker, Tom Partridge, James Orton and Scott Lambert contest the year 8 100m.

12:37pm Saturday 19th July 2014

STAFF were victorious when they took on students at The Wensleydale School annual sports day.

School celebrates new learning space

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL EXTENSION: Former pupil and Yorkshire cricketer Lewis Stabler cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony of a new extension at Richmond Methodist Primary School. Picture: STUART BOULTON

8:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

A SCHOOL is already looking forward to its next term after opening a long-awaited new extension.

Market square crash appeal

5:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN elderly pedestrian has suffered serious leg injuries after being knocked down by a car in a town centre.

North Yorkshire officially one of safest places in the country

The Northern Echo: POLICING: Chief Constable Dave Jones, who is launching a new model for policing in North Yorkshire

3:09pm Friday 18th July 2014

CRIME figures reveal that North Yorkshire remains one of the safest places in the country.

Beauty spot turned into cyclists' paradise

The Northern Echo: RIDING HIGH: Seth Baum, four, Adrian Carter and Nicola Richardson test one of the new trails near Sutton Bank – Picture: Tony Bartholomew

2:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

THOUSANDS of cyclists are set to descend on a beauty spot best known for its gliding and hiking opportunities.

Surgery woman critically injured

2:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN 88-year-old woman is fighting for her life after a lorry reversed into her in the car park of a GP surgery. The woman, from York, sustained a serious injury to a leg outside Clifton Health Centre, Water Lane, York, at 2.45pm on Thursday (July 17). She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where her condition is described as critical, but stable. Witness should phone police on 101.

Council reveals social worker success blueprint

The Northern Echo: CONCERTED EFFORT: Councillor Tony Hall, who says troubled families need support to be made constantly available

1:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

A COUNCIL has revealed how it has reversed having a shortage of social workers, after Ofsted urged local authorities to address the issue.

Excavation pit for bypass scheme comes under fire

1:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have warned of “creeping industrialisation” into the countryside, after approvals were granted for major excavations to supply material for a £43m bypass.

Widow who dreamed of running a Bettys-style cafe in Manhattan opens Edwardian scone emporium in Richmond

The Northern Echo: TEA AND SCONES: New cafe with an Edwardian theme set up in the market square at Richmond.  Pictured outside are Emily Whitfield 16, Lesley Metcalf, Freya Metcalf ,11, and Jane Whitfield.

6:03am Friday 18th July 2014

A CHEF who dreamed of opening a Betty’s-style tea room in the Big Apple before the untimely death of her husband has instead launched a cafe with a twist.

Peregrine falcon viewing point celebrates hitting the 200,000 visitor mark.

The Northern Echo: POPULAR BIRD: Peregrine falcon viewing point celebrates hitting the 200,000 visitor mark.

6:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A VIEWING point for a bird of prey nest has seen its visitor numbers reach the 200,000 mark since it opened in 2003.

Man arrested after jumping into York river twice while drunk

The Northern Echo: (8358027)

6:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested by North Yorkshire Police after jumping into the River Ouse, in York, twice today.

Crossbow man leaps from window after three-hour police stand-off

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

6:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN with a crossbow who sparked a three-hour stand-off with armed police is undergoing medical checks after leaping from a window.

Battle to save Friarage Hospital services is abandoned

The Northern Echo: BATTLE MARCH: Richmond MP William Hague and Councillor John Blackie leading a protest in Northallerton over the Friarage Hospital service changes in 2012

6:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE leaders of a lengthy and bitter battle to retain children's and maternity services at a hospital have admitted defeat after being told legal action against the NHS would be risky.

Seaside tourism employs more people than motor or pharmaceutical industries

The Northern Echo: LURE OF THE COAST: Whitby's quirky charm and literary heritage is helps draw visitors to the town all year round and supports hundreds of tourism jobs

5:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SEASIDE towns are reporting a boom as more people appear to be opting for “staycations” at the coast during tough economic times.

Physiotherapist gears up to support athletes at the Commonwealth Games

The Northern Echo: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Angela Stirk. Picture credit: Dave Cooil of Right Click studios.

5:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST is taking a break from her Richmond practice to help support athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

A19 reopens following fatal crash involving lorry and agricultural vehicle

The Northern Echo: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

3:48pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE A19 is closed in both directions near Northallerton following a serious collision between a lorry and an agricultural vehicle. 

Dismay as garrison thrift shop is forced to close after 50 years

The Northern Echo: CLOSING DOWN: Volunteers from the Thrift shop in Catterick Garrison, which is to close as the MOD does not have room to house them.

2:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS have spoken of their sadness at a Ministry of Defence decision to close a garrison thrift shop that has been a community hub for 50 years.

Plans cemented for three-day Tour de Yorkshire international cycling race

The Northern Echo: GRAND PLAN: Chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Gary Verity

2:23pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PLANS for an annual three-day Tour of Yorkshire cycling race, featuring many of the world's top cyclists have been cemented in a long-term deal involving the organisers of the Tour de France and the world governing body for sports cycling.

CD SALES of choir and band concert raise a further £2,700 to Northern Echo appeal

The Northern Echo: CD SALES: Phoenix House executive officer Melanie Dickinson received the cheque from members of the Military WAGS choir

12:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ORGANISERS of a concert which brought together a military choir and bands of the Dales to raise cash for a Help for Heroes recovery centre have handed over a further £2,700 from CD sales.

Vicious assault endangers man's eyesight

The Northern Echo: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

12:39pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN suffered a serious eye injury when he was kicked in the face after a night out.

Teenage eventer challenges for British team

12:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE niece of an OIympic silver medallist is challenging for selection for the British eventing team, only 18 months after taking up the discipline.

Cage fighter must take anger management course after coma assault

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

6:15am Thursday 17th July 2014

A CAGE fighter whose brutal assault led to a man spending six days in an induced coma has walked free from court after a judge agreed he had been subjected to “extreme provocation”.

Two seriously injured in head-on smash between bus and car

The Northern Echo:

8:52pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TWO people were seriously injured tonight in a head-on crash between a car and a bus.

£42m Bedale bypass to be built after winning Government approval

The Northern Echo: FINAL APPROVAL: The route of the Bedale A684 bypass

6:31pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A £42m scheme to cut traffic through villages and a market town has been given the go-ahead, after being delayed for years over funding.



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