NORTH YORKSHIRE TOWN NEWS

Boys saved in Whitby beach drama

2:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

TWO young boys have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea by the pier at Whitby.

Son's courage will spur mother on as she tackles Britain's highest mountain

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Emma Smith with her son Jack. Emma will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which helps cystic fibrosis sufferers like her son Jack

12:53pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE mother of an eight-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis is to tackle Britain’s highest mountain to raise funds for the charity which helps her son.

More than 1,000 call for action at notorious crossroads

The Northern Echo: ACTION NEEDED: Brian Hall at the notorious junction.

12:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CAMPAIGNER who collected more than 1,000 signatures on a petition calling for action at a notorious crossroads is to deliver his appeal direct to councillors.

Alexander Technique workshops to raise funds for charity

11:43am Friday 29th August 2014

TASTER sessions for a class to alleviate back, neck and joint pains taking place in September will raise funds for two charities.

Shoplifter who pulled knife on Lidl boss jailed for 12 months

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

6:01am Friday 29th August 2014

A NOTORIOUS shoplifter with almost 150 offences on his record was last night (Thursday, August 28) behind bars for pulling a knife on a store boss.

Hockey club opens its doors to the community

The Northern Echo: OPEN DAY: Northallerton Hockey Club players (l-r) Abby Robinson, Rachel Swain and Becky Carson

9:03am Friday 29th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire hockey club is opening its doors to the community in a bid to promote the sport.

Grandfather cleared of historic abuse charge

The Northern Echo: ON TRIAL: Gordon Currie leaves Teesside Crown Court Picture: Tom Banks

4:46pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GRANDFATHER accused of abusing a boy at his farm in the 1970s was today (Thursday, August 28) cleared by a jury in less than an hour.

Police officer apologises for Twitter selfies near crash scene

The Northern Echo:

3:03pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A POLICE officer has apologised after posting selfie-style photographs of emergency services staff smiling yards from the scene of a four-vehicle collision.

Five arrested over drunken fight on train

3:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FIVE men have been arrested after a drunken brawl on a train in which passengers were injured.

Estate could be yours - for £1m-plus

The Northern Echo: NEWSHAM GRANGE: Expected to fetch between £1m and £1.2m

4:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN extensive country estate is expected to fetch between £1m and £1.2m when it goes under the hammer in North Yorkshire next month.

Sixty years of give and take

The Northern Echo: Richard Doughty (9780879)

4:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HAPPY couple Eric and Mollie Dent are celebrating – after notching up 60 years of wedded bliss.

Leading entrepreneur to share his expertise with local Samaritans branch

1:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A LEADING businessman has become the new patron of the North Yorkshire branch of the Samaritans.

Plans develop to protect future water supplies

12:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WATER bosses have set out their vision for the expected challenges they face across Yorkshire over the next 25 years.

Grandfather accused of 1970s abuse of boy described as a "gentleman of good character"

The Northern Echo:

2:52pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GRANDFATHER accused of abusing a boy at his farm in the 1970s has been described as "a very straightforward and honest man" with "a strong moral base".

Fundraising presses ahead as schoolgirl with rare cancer nears remission

The Northern Echo: BATTLING CANCER: Gaby Alderson, who is nearing remission from neuroblastoma

12:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl who has battled a rare and aggressive cancer for a year has been told her condition has significantly improved.

Talented athlete dies in Thailand after colliding with glass door, severing artery

The Northern Echo:

5:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TALENTED athlete has died in an apparent tragic accident in Thailand.

Mock air crash tests emergency response

The Northern Echo: CRASH SCENARIO: Emergency services work with RAF Leeming on rehearsing their response to an air crash. Photo: Jon Sibley

6:01pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOCK-UP aircrash - complete with actors, flames and the element of surprise - today (Wednesday, August 27) tested RAF personnel and emergency crews in their response to a major incident.

First recorded trainspotter was not man clad in anorak but 14-year-old girl Fanny Johnson

The Northern Echo: EARLY LOCO: GWR no.75 - a locomotive spotted by Fanny Johnson in 1861.

6:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT may come as a shock to most people’s preconceptions – but it seems the very first trainspotter belonged to an age when the anorak hadn’t even been heard of.

The origins of Britain's favourite apple

The Northern Echo: APPLE STORY: Freya Mawhinney from the Georgian Theatre Richmond, pictured with a basket of Ribston Pippin apples picked from the grandchild of the original 18th century tree at Ribston Hall near Knaresborough.

4:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ONE of the country’s top gardening events will be a frenzy of fruit this year as it celebrates all things apple.

Thirsk parent and toddler group created after £46k grant windfall

1:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PARENT, baby and toddler group is set to be launched after volunteers landed a £46,000 grant.

Mobile Post Office gets modern new look

The Northern Echo: NEW LOOK: The new van takes to the road.

1:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LOCAL Post Office has received a special delivery that should help for smoother services for customers in the area.

Museum to host moonlight weddings

The Northern Echo: WEDDING BELLE: York's Castle Museum is the first venue in Yorkshire to be granted an evening wedding licence. Pictured is the museum's events manager Jennifer Chadwick in the museum's Victorian Street, Kirkgate.

4:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUPLES-to-be can now look forward to tying the knot in historic fashion.

Huge tailbacks on A19 following two-vehicle crash

The Northern Echo: ON SCENE: The Great North Air Ambulance attends the scene of the accident. Pic: Cleveland Police RPU

8:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORE than seven miles of tailbacks were caused following a two-vehicle crash on the A19 this evening (Tuesday).

Police officer's devastation over alleged farm sex attack

The Northern Echo: ON TRIAL: Gordon Currie leaves Teesside Crown Court Picture: Tom Banks

7:32pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A LONG-SERVING policeman has told of 40 years of devastation after being allegedly sexually abused by a dairy farmer turned newspaper columnist.

Appeal as girl, 15, goes missing

5:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE are trying to trace a teenage girl who has been missing from her home since the weekend.

Chance to quiz health chiefs

4:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE public are being given the chance to quiz GPs and health bosses at the first AGM for the new Clinical Commissioning Group for the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas.

Record-breaking weekend for theme park

The Northern Echo: TINCHY STRYDER: Heading for Flamingo Land.

4:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MUSIC star Tinchy Stryder helped to create a record-breaking weekend at one of North Yorkshire’s biggest attractions.

Radio Amateurs call on new recruits to tune into the world

The Northern Echo: Radio entusiasts: There are two million amateur radio enthusiasts around the world

4:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

As social media takes over, enthusiasts from North Yorkshire are calling for recruits to join a new club using historic communications technology to talk to the world.

Pub supplies keep Lyke Wake Walkers going

The Northern Echo: EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: Walker Alex Waddington picks up the bag left outside the Lion at Blakey Ridge

1:50pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Charity walkers have praised the manager of a remote pub on the North York Moors after staff went out of their way to provide early morning sustenance to keep them going during an attempt on the gruelling Lyke Wake Walk.

Sisters and former Richmond School students take on framing business

The Northern Echo: GALLERY OWNERS: Jaye Caffery, Sue Eastham, and Alex Caffery.

1:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A RICHMOND picture framing business and gallery that has been established for 23 years has been passed on from retiring owner to two former local school pupils.

Archbishop calls for Government action over Iraq following massacre

1:24pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE region’s leading churchman is calling on the Government to take international leadership in helping those suffering in Iraq.

City is tops - for costly weekend away

The Northern Echo: COSTLY WEEKEND: York is the costliest city in the north for a weekend away, claims TripAdvisor.

5:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE region’s tourist capital is also the most expensive place in the North for couples planning a weekend break, according to TripAdvisor.

Walkers rescued after getting into difficulty

The Northern Echo: RESCUE PARTY: Members of the mountain rescue carry the walker off the moors

7:17pm Monday 25th August 2014

TWO walkers had to be rescued after getting into difficulties over the weekend.

Hotel numbers could be controlled

5:34pm Monday 25th August 2014

A NEW policy to control the number of new hotels opening in the region’s tourism capital is due to be published next month.

Dales show is a hit with thousands

The Northern Echo: SHOW TIME: Reeth Show.  Winners in the various sheep categories: David Wilson of Beckwithshaw nr Harrogate with Dalesbred champion.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9641863)

5:24pm Monday 25th August 2014

VISITORS flocked in their thousands to spend their Bank Holiday at a show in the remote part of the Yorkshire Dales today.

Primate's week-long vigil for peace

4:41pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE region’s most senior churchman has begun a week-long vigil praying for peace in the war-torn Middle East.

Tributes after death of campaigner

4:39pm Monday 25th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an equalities campaigner and councillor who has died at her home.

Market scheme gets go-ahead

The Northern Echo: MAJOR PLANS: Ryedale District Council will decide this week.

3:45pm Monday 25th August 2014

A LONG-awaited plan for a new home for a major livestock market has been the go-ahead after a leader of the multi-million pound scheme said it would benefit the local economy - and create some 800 new jobs.

Gull grounded by cruel yobs

The Northern Echo:

3:24pm Monday 25th August 2014

SADISTIC yobs have been blamed after a young herring gull was found covered in thick red paint.

Veteran pilot gets his wings - 69 years late

The Northern Echo: AT  LAST: Wilson Taylor receives his Wings from Air Vice Marshall Edward Stringer, Assistant Chief of Air Staff.

2:37pm Monday 25th August 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC pilot Wilson Taylor has finally got his RAF “Wings” – even if he did have to wait longer than most for the accolade.

Gurkhas are determined to prove their toughness

11:53am Monday 25th August 2014

A GROUP of British Army Gurkha soldiers are preparing to face one of the world’s toughest sporting events in North Yorkshire.

Take part in an activity beginning with 'H' for Phoenix Houses' H for Heroes Day

11:35am Monday 25th August 2014

A HELP for Heroes recovery centre is urging people to join in its first birthday celebrations and raise some funds for the charity along the way.

Police issue bogus cash point devices alert after illegal withdrawals

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

9:16pm Sunday 24th August 2014

POLICE are urging people to be vigilant when withdrawing money after suspicious devices were found on cash machine.

Young actors wanted for York panto

6:15pm Sunday 24th August 2014

TALENTED young performers are being sought to star alongside one of pantomimes’ longest running dames – Berwick Kaler.

Race-goers urged to dress to impress

The Northern Echo: GETTING AHEAD: Sophia Monkman, marketing manager at Thirsk Racecourse with Warrior, the racecourse's willow horse sculpture, ahead of Ladies Day. Picture by Louise Pollard

5:39pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE annual Thirsk Racecourse Ladies’ Day takes place next month – and the racecourse is encouraging the county's ladies and gentleman to dress to impress.

Sex attack prompts urgent appeal for potential witnesses

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5:12pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a serious sex attack in York have urged anyone in the area at the time of the attack to contact them immediately.

Drama unfolds in main ring at 100th Wensleydale Show

The Northern Echo: SUNROOF: Having fun in the sun are Stephanie and Jessica Stewart. PHOTO: Philip Sedgwick

3:37pm Sunday 24th August 2014

“IF you live in this area, keeping sheep is a religion”, veteran Wensleydale Show commentator told the ranks of show-goers watching the 100th running of the event’s interbreed contest.

Two arrested over Harrogate house fire

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3:14pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DETECTIVES have arrested two men in connection with a suspicious fire at a house.

Archbishop of York begins week-long prayer vigil

The Northern Echo: PEACE VIGIL: Dr John Sentamu is taking part in a week-long vigil of fasting and prayer

2:23pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has invited people to join him in praying for peace and justice as he begins a week-long fast and vigil.

New service for tourists

The Northern Echo: VISITOR INFORMATION: Jos Holmes, economy and community manager for Ryedale District Council with Anne Wilson from the Cut Price Book Store in Helmsley, which now hosts a Visitor Information Point

2:22pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A NEW visitor service set up in a bookstore in a picturesque North Yorkshire town has nearly completed its first summer season.



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