Council announces proposal to build own housing homes to help prevent migration from Yorkshire Dales communities

8:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS to revive rural communities by spending £5m on building new council houses have been criticised as having a high risk factor.

Family perplexed by giant pumpkin

The Northern Echo: FAIRY DUST: The pumpkin grown by Deanna Arrowsmith from Brompton.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FAMILY could have been forgiven for thinking a fairy godmother had been at work after discovering a pumpkin had ballooned to mammoth proportions.

Fresh appeal following Northallerton robbery

The Northern Echo: BLACK EYE: The injured woman.

6:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE investigating the robbery of a woman in a park in Northallerton have released an image of her injuries.

Yorkshire's Grand Depart could be immortalised in feature film

5:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE enormous success of the Tour de France’s Yorkshire Grand Départ has led to hopes it could be turned into a feature film.

Fire-hit waste firm unveils extension plan at 'unsuitable site'

5:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 115-YEAR-OLD waste firm which was urged to move after being hit by a second major blaze in three years has revealed a plan to consolidate its operations at its site.

Northern barons' towns to celebrate Magna Carta milestone

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC MILESTONE: Thirsk and nearby Topcliffe and Helmsley are planning a range of events to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REBEL barons from the North who helped force King John to guarantee freedoms will be heralded at celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

Alert after house raids that may have been linked

3:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO house burglaries within days of each other are believed to have been linked.

Safety warning ahead of the clocks going back

The Northern Echo: STAY SAFE: North Yorkshire County Council and North Yorkshire Police road safety officers Fiona Ancell and John Jakes spell out the message – Be bright, Be safe.

3:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS the nights draw in road safety officials have been out and about in North Yorkshire warning road users of the dangers that darkness brings.

Skatepark dream becomes a reality

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE half-pipe dreams of skateboarders, BMX cyclists, scooter riders and skaters of having a better place to perform their tricks has become a reality.

Road chaos for Yorkshire Dales motorists as A684 remains closed

The Northern Echo:

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE main A684 road into the Yorkshire Dales remains closed at Aiskew and Bedale as emergency repairs are carried out by Northern Gas.

Thousands raised to support Charlie and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISERS: Charlie York, in the checked shirt, with friends from Aysgarth School

5:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy managed to complete part of a sponsored walk held to support him, despite just undergoing a double lung transplant.

Flamingo Land behind plans for major coastal visitor attraction

The Northern Echo: THE FUTURE: The former Futurist Theatre in Scarborough. Flamingo Land has put in a bid to turn the site into a major visitor attraction

5:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FLAMINGO Land has lodged a bid to create a botanic garden and roller coaster on the site of the former Futurist theatre.

Woman dragged to the ground and robbed by youths in Northallerton

The Northern Echo: Call council hotline to report ASB

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was dragged to the ground and robbed as she walked home through a town park, police have revealed.

Girl beats broken back for marathon swim to help those who saved her

The Northern Echo: BIG THANK-YOU: Natasha Sedgwick with Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedic Graham Pemberton.

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGER has fought her way back to health after breaking her back – and four of her ribs - in a head-on road smash.

Army medics' Africa mission to battle Ebola outbreak

The Northern Echo: HEALTH MISSION: Members of Catterick Garrison-based 5 Medical regiment are set to help battle the Ebola outbreak, in Sierra Leone

7:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

EIGHTY FOUR Army medics have been deployed to west Africa to help in the battle against the deadly Ebola virus.

Major redevelopment plan takes big step closer

6:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LANDMARK deal has been signed to start the redevelopment of a 35-hectare site in the centre of York.

Appeal to find missing woman

The Northern Echo: POLICE APPEAL: Roksana Baran, who is missing from her home in Harrogate

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a woman missing since the weekend.

Church calls on community to share their views

4:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COMMUNITIES across the Ripon area are being invited to join in a consultation day about the future direction of the cathedral

Campaigners for a learning disability village to light Danby Beacon

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4:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUPPORTERS of a North Yorkshire community for people with learning disabilities are gathering on Sunday to light a beacon as a sign of hope for the future.

School prepares the way for possible major changes

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL TOUR: Isabella Bowland, 13, shows off work carried out in design technology.

2:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS and pupils were given a glimpse of life at a school which is on the brink of a new era in education.

Work on new-look Thirsk market square to begin following furore

The Northern Echo: NEW LOOK: How the plan for Thirsk Market Place looked before Hambleton District Council revisions

2:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SCHEME to reinvigorate an historic market square after the controversial felling of mature trees is set to be introduced.

Shorts help boys raise money for research

1:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOLBOYS Fred Cooper and Isaac Wood, who wore shorts for a year, have raised £160 for research into Parkinson's disease.

Choirs unite to raise funds for community charity

The Northern Echo: CHARITABLE AIM: Northallerton Male Voice Choir with members of the Military Wives, Affiliates, Girlfriends and Servicewomen's Choir, from Catterick Garrison

12:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Military Wives, Affiliates, Girlfriends and Servicewomen's Choir from Catterick Garrison are set to join forces with Northallerton Male Voice Choir to raise funds for a charity.

Concerns raised at 36 per cent drop in number of prison officers in North-East jails

The Northern Echo: H.M Durham Prison.

12:02am Monday 20th October 2014

PRISON officers are being sent from the North-East to the south of the country to cover shortfalls despite significant drops in staffing levels at the region's jails, according to research by a prison reform charity.

Police appeal over missing York man Clive Nicholson

The Northern Echo:

10:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE have issued an urgent appeal to help find a man who is missing from his home in Dunnington, York. Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday, October 19.

Hairathon will raise awareness of tragic disease

The Northern Echo: Valerie Sharp: Carrie Anne's aunt died from Huntington's disease this summer

8:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

A HAIRDRESSER is planning a 25 hour hairathon to raise money and awareness for the “dreadful and heart wrenching” disease which killed her beloved aunt.

Vulnerable people helped through special fund

6:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

OVER 2,700 vulnerable young people have been helped in the past year through the North Yorkshire Local Assistance Fund with nearly £950,000 given out in emergency assistance .

Murder victim's name will live on through new charity

5:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

FRIENDS and colleagues of a woman murdered a year ago have launched a charitable trust in her name.

Gas repairs close road

The Northern Echo: Roadworks Map: The A684 road has been closed at Aiksew by Northern Gas

5:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE main A684 road into the Yorkshire Dales is closed at Aiskew and Bedale as emergency repairs are carried out by Northern Gas.

Warning over "free" product trials

4:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

CONSUMERS are being warned not to sign up for product trials without reading the small print first after a deluge of complaints.

Have-a-go heroes save woman from river

The Northern Echo: WOMAN SAVED: The woman was rescued near York's Millennium Bridge.

4:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO men have been hailed as heroes after leaping into a river to save the life of a woman.

October beer festival

The Northern Echo: REAL ALE: Steve Irvine, at The White Swan in Stokesley, which is holding a beer festival

4:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN independent pub and micro-brewery is gearing up for its annual October beer festival at the weekend.

Students help decorate glamping village

The Northern Echo: GLAMPING VILLAGE: Pupils from Mowbray School decorate a tent at Camp Katur

4:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were given the chance to put their artistic skills to the test when they helped to decorate a new tent at a glamping village, near Bedale.

Flasher on loose after two incidents in York

3:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are asking the public for help following two incidents of indecent exposure on successive days.

Brass band sounds intention to relocate base

The Northern Echo: SHOW TIME: Northallerton Silver Band performs its Last Night of the Proms concert, at The Forum

2:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BRASS band which seeks to develop the musical talents of its members is searching for a practise and concert venue after outgrowing its purpose-built base.

Hollywood war coach used in Gladiator film to be restored after spending last seven years in Yorkshire Dales

6:02am Monday 20th October 2014

AN ARMOURED carriage that started life as a Hollywood movie prop and has spent the last seven years outside a Yorkshire Dales cafe is to be lovingly restored before it finds a new home.

New Conservative candidate for Richmond "blew all other contenders out of the water"

The Northern Echo: NEW CANDIDATE: Rishi Sunak with outgoing MP William Hague at Tennants, Leyburn.

2:57pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE Tory candidate chosen to follow in William Hague's footsteps "blew all the other contenders out of the water" ahead of the selection vote, according to party members.

Tattooist battles discrimination after being turned away by nightclub

The Northern Echo: NIGHTCLUB RULE: Miki Lane who was turned away from Club Amadeus, in Northallerton, because of her tattoos  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

A TATTOO shop worker has launched a campaign to counter discrimination against people who display their tattoos after being refused entry to a nightclub.

Car crash

7:05pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MOTORIST was injured today (Sunday, October 19) in a crash on a country road in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Police said the single-vehicle accident happened on the B1363 Stillington to Helmsley road at 11.15am. A spokeswoman said the casualty suffered injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening. The road was closed temporarily after the accident but has since reopened.

Royal Canadian Air Force squadron returns to RAF Leeming to take part in exercise for first time since it was based there in WWII

The Northern Echo: SQUADRON RETURNS: Maritime Patrol Sqn, Royal Canadian Air Force at RAF Leeming for the first time since 1943 with their aircraft , CP-140 Aurora.

3:14pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A ROYAL Canadian Air Force squadron has returned to RAF Leeming more than 70 years after using it as a base during World War Two.

Veteran riders at Scott Trial raise more than £4,000 for local charities

The Northern Echo: VETERAN RIDERS: Cameron Mackenzie, Mark Willis, Glen Scholey, Joe Buckworth, Nigel Mackenzie, Yrjo Vesterinen and Trevor Willans. Photo: Neil Sturgeon Photography .

6:51pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A POPULAR motorsport event has celebrated its centenary year by raising more than £4,000 for local charities.

Fire in York property after e-cigarette charger set alight

6:43pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THREE people have suffered smoke inhalation after two e-cigarettes caught fire while charging.

Young train spotters encouraged to visit National Railway Museum, York

The Northern Echo: YOUNG SPOTTER: Elizabeth Stockton, three, at the National Railway Museum

6:06pm Sunday 19th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to join in a trainspotting adventure at the National Railway Museum to dispel misconceptions about the pastime.

Malton Jobcentre reporting nearly 500 fewer people claiming benefits since 2010

The Northern Echo: JOBCENTRE VISIT: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith.

5:58pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A JOBCENTRE has been visited by a Government minister after figures revealed that nearly 500 fewer people in the area are claiming Jobseeker's Allowance than in 2010.

Tory candidate for William Hague's Richmond seat named

The Northern Echo:

5:52pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Conservative candidate for Richmond has been selected following a majority result in the first round of the voting process.

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson clocked speeding after filming in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Jeremy Clarkson

12:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to receive points on his driving licence after being caught speeding after filming in North Yorkshire, he has admitted.

Thousands sign petition after horse shot and dumped in North Yorkshire garden

The Northern Echo: SHOT DEAD: Former racehorse Kit

12:53pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MORE than 3,000 people have signed a petition to have a North Yorkshire equestrian centre closed down, after a horse was killed and dumped in a garden.

Four in running to be successor to William Hague

The Northern Echo:

10:31am Saturday 18th October 2014

RICHMOND Conservatives will this weekend choose their candidate to fight the seat vacated by their MP William Hague.

Wind of change for bean-swamped food bank

The Northern Echo: BEAN UNINDATED: Volunteer Geoff Batterbee with some of the baked beans at the Hambleton Food Share.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:31am Friday 17th October 2014

THEY are full of protein, fibre and iron, and even have a playground song dedicated to their health benefits and effects on bodily function.

Devastated owners' tribute to tragic Grand National horse

The Northern Echo: CLASS ACT: According To Pete on his way to winning a race at Sedgefield

6:02am Friday 17th October 2014

A RACEHORSE whose death in the Grand National sparked an outpouring of grief has been immortalised in a portrait.

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