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North Yorkshire News

BLAZE SCENE: The fire takes hold

Guests and staff flee North Yorkshire pub as blaze hits building

ASSAULT: York Races

York Race champagne bar assault - man released on police bail

ABBEY: Ampleforth will welcome the Chilean monks early next year.

South American monks to work in North Yorkshire

CUTE: The baby red panda.

New arrival thrills zoo staff

EARLY: Elf Emma Ryder with Santa, played by Wensleydale Railway’s general manager Nick Park, and Snowman David Meacham, from Mulberry Homes Yorkshire.

It's still summer - but Santa is on his way


New initiative enables police to return stolen bike to its owner - before they had a chance to report it missing

ENERGY SCHEME: Mark Bainbridge, right, general manager at Lightwater Valley, with Andrew Thrower, of Lombard Merseyside, examine the sustainable wood pellets beside one of Lightwater Valley’s new biomass boilers

Theme park realises greener burning ambition

FANCY: Paula Barningham, from Pickhill, and five-year-old Tilly Haigh, from Thirsk, on 35-year-old pony Thunder. Their fancy dress entry was called Proud to be Yorkshire and featured Yorkshire roses, a roast beef dinner with Yorkshire puddings and One Man

Horse show proves a winner for school

APPEAL: Andy Essex who won his parking ticket appeal pictured at the parking bay in Richmond where he received his penalty notice. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Council could be inundated with requests for parking fine refunds after adjudicator upholds appeal

Baby airlifted after falling ill on Dales holiday

Baby airlifted after falling ill on Dales holiday

LOCAL PRODUCE: Paul and Lizzie Mercer, whose products will soon be available in Co-op stores in North Yorkshire

Cheeses, chutneys and ice-creams made locally to be championed by major convenience store chain

PICTURESQUE: The Poohsticks bridge at Hutton-le-Hole.

Poohsticks gets serious - as Moors named as one of the best places to play

An aerial view of York Maze in 2011

Thieves steal charity boxes with money destined for a children cancer charity

CHARITY: Addie Snowden, eight, who has cut her hair for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY PHOTOGRAPHY

Kind-hearted eight-year-old donates hair to other children in latest fundraising venture

STOLEN LAMBS: About 20 lambs were recovered by police. Picture only for illustration purposes

Bid to find owner of stolen lambs

DISCOVERY: Dr Marshall with the newly-discovered tree. Pic Andy Marshall.

Scientist discovers new species of tree - and gives schools a chance to make history

BARGAIN: Jennifer Chadwick and Eve Haynes promote the Wedding Table Top Sale by the Hospitium. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography.

Keeping the costs down on that special day

Brewery looks to English hops to support the home side at the Rugby World Cup

AWED: SOME of the American group at Ripon Cathedral.

Millennium project "worthy of TV documentary"

CATTLE: Luke Wilkinson with his champion limousin heifer

Reeth Show attracts fell running enthusiasts to tackle Fremington Edge

Stephen Merryweather

Retired police officer named after fatal fall from A19 bridge

Royal Etiquette ridden by Victoria Pendleton finishes second in her first race in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders Handicap during the Bank Holiday Fun Day at Ripon Racecourse, Ripon. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Olympic cycling star Victoria Pendleton pipped at post in first ride as fully fledged amateur jockey

LEAKING ROOF: The 12th century St Leonard's Church in Thornton-le-Street, which has received Heritage Lottery Funding

Twelfth century church on At Risk register receives heritage lottery funding to prevent further decay

"Waterman of India" visits North Yorkshire village to see scheme that will work with nature to prevent flooding

NEW ERA: Solberge Hall Hotel at Newby Wiske near Northallerton

Half a million pounds to be invested in country house hotel under new ownership

SCENIC: Cauldron Falls. Walks in and around the Yorkshire Dales will feature in this year's Richmond Walking and Book Festival

Walking and books festival to hear MP Alan Johnson talk about his autobiographical books

APPEAL: The woman motorcyclist was injured in a collision near Sutton Bank, on the way to Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe

Witnesses sought to accident which left female motorcyclist with serious injuries

VINTAGE: A carriage driver entertains the crowds

Crowds flocked to 101st Wensleydale Show

ON STAGE: Secret Affair entertain the crowds

GALLERY: Ska'd for life - music fans flock to see their three-minute heroes


Doors close on historic Georgian tourist attraction

ENTERPRISE: Barry Dodd, chair of the LEP

Partnership helps economy get ahead

Crews called to deal with crop fire

ANGRY: Peter Metcalfe.

Anger as rural fuel discount is refused

POPULAR: The new platform has led to a surge of travellers.

New platform leads to surge in steam travel

ACTS: The Selecter, one of the headline acts in the Great Northern Mod and Ska Festival

Thousands of mods and ska fans arrive at inaugural festival

PLAN: Residents in Stokesley were invited to the town hall to write down all their ideas for the town's future development

Residents decide what they would like their town to look like in ten years

Crackdown on illegal anglers yields results

GIFT: Cllr Peacock with members of the Richmond Bowls Club which benefitted from a £6,500 grant from the fund to buy new mowing equipment.

More money for local projects in Richmondshire

AWARD: Martin and Sandra Johnson, at Rudby Hall

Country House accommodation wins global recognition

FUN: Sedgefield Racecourse will host a truck show this weekend

Keep on trucking

KILLER: Martin Bell.

Killer's bid for shorter sentence is rejected

PERFORMANCE: Dancers performing at last year's Stokesley Show

One of region's largest agricultural shows to feature virtual game shooting, can-can dancers and motorbike stunts


Vital lifeline for those at risk of losing their home

Developer funds free trips for schoolchildren

Developer funds free trips for schoolchildren

GLEAMING: Organisers Geoff Newton and Alan Garbutt with Teesside Hospice mascot Sunny Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Classic cars set to raise much-needed cash for charities

FRESH LOOK: Topcliffe and Asenby Village Hall secretary Judith Lowe and fundraising organiser Doug Allan in the revamped kitchen

Villagers' seek funds for £130,000 community hub revamp

PEERAGE: Anne McIntosh

Delight and anger as former Tory MPs are granted peerages

The Great North Air Ambulance

Dog walker trampled by cows in Yorkshire Dales

A Canada Goose

Goose kicking thug sought after attack on York riverside

TALKS: North Yorkshire County Council leader Carl Les says negotiations will go to the wire.

Yorkshire council leaders draw up rival devolution bids


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