Fundraising event for Multiple Sclerosis Society

6:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CAFFEINE BOOST: The Hambleton and Richmondshire branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold a coffee morning with stalls on Saturday (April 26), from 9.30am to noon at Scorton War Memorial Institute. Visitors are invited to bring home-made jam Swiss rolls to be judged.

'I do not deliberately expose myself' - former teacher on trial denies sex offences

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough where the original fraud trial took place

6:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER teacher has denied repeatedly exposing himself to his neighbours and passers-by while standing fully naked in his front room window.

Alternative World Cup song launched at St George's Day party

6:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CROWDS turned out for a St George’s Day party to launch a pop song which veteran comedian Chubby Brown and former X-factor contestants Journey South will become the number one single during this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Free advice event for businesses to take place in Richmond

5:46pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BUSINESS advice café event is to be held in Richmond next week.

Proposals to turn off street lights to be reviewed in a bid to save cash and cut carbon emissions

5:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PROPOSALS to turn off county council-owned street lighting in Richmondshire are to be reviewed in a bid to save £400,000 and reduce carbon emissions.

Pop-up restaurant at food festival

The Northern Echo: A glass of wine (4988688)

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POP-UP restaurant Chateau Marmot will return to North Yorkshire with a weekend of dining as part of the Malton Food Lovers Festival.

Gang beat up man in street

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

5:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are trying to track down a gang of three who beat up a 38-year-old man in the early hours of the morning.

Oops! Signs mistake leaves council red-faced

The Northern Echo: One of the offending signs before they were altered.

5:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MOTORISTS did a double-take when they were greeted by signs warning them about Northallerton’s upcoming May Fair.

Explosion of colour at spring flower show

The Northern Echo: Fifty shades of green - the spectacular hat designed by Lucy Hutton Smith.

3:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE grey of winter has been left well and truly behind by the explosion of colour that is the annual Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

Disney debut for dance students

The Northern Echo: The dance students who are heading for Disneyland Paris.

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GROUP of young dancers are looking forward to the trip of a lifetime – appearing in front of an international audience at Disneyland Paris.

Charges introduced for garden waste collections

The Northern Echo: John Brown, recycling officer for Ryedale District Council, with one of the leaflets being sent out to residents this week.

2:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHARGES are about to be introduced for the garden waste collection service in the sprawling Ryedale area of North Yorkshire.

Crime Commissioner responds over use of unmarked police car

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CRIME commissioner has responded to criticisms over her use of a police car after her own vehicle suffered a flat tyre.

Marathon three-day rescue through mountainous seas

The Northern Echo: The stricken Rohilla off the Whitby coast.

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALMOST 100 years ago the wreck of the Rohilla sparked one of the most dramatic sea rescues ever to take place off the Yorkshire coast.

Business consultant fears Everest dream is over after Sherpas tragedy

The Northern Echo: PEAK PRACTICE: David Bradley at the summit of Mount McKinley, in Alaska.

5:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BUSINESS consultant is facing having to abandon his attempt to climb Mount Everest following the death of 16 Sherpas in an avalanche.

Man died after getting his head trapped between hydraulic tailgate door and edge of trailer

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FARM worker died after suffering a fractured skull when his head was crushed between the edge of a trailer and its tailgate, an inquest heard.

Masham Gallery holds exhibition exploring moments in time

6:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ART EXHIBITION: Masham Gallery is holding an exhibition called A Moment in Time, which is now open until May 19.

Village hall holds jumble sale for local churches

6:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

JUMBLE SALE: Grewelthorpe Village Hall is holding a jumble sale on Saturday, May 10 from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Supermarket plan recommended for go-ahead

6:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Store plan: Revised plans for a supermarket and petrol station on the site of the Wentworth Street car-park in Malton have been recommended for approval, despite 1010 letters of objection and a petition being handed in.

MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Spring exhibition bursts into life for Bedale Art Group

The Northern Echo: Julie Metcalfe and Anne Flowers with raffle prizes

6:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BEDALE Art Group is holding its popular Spring Art Exhibition at Bedale Hall. The exhibition will showcase the varied artwork and crafts of members of the group. There is a preview evening on Thursday 8 May at 7pm. Admission is £1 including a glass of wine. The exhibition continues on May 9 and 10 from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free. Home made cakes and refreshments will be available. A raffle of original paintings done by Julia Metcalfe and Anne Flowers is being held. Donations will be made to Northdale Horticulture.

Former Air Traffic controller takes to the skies for Help for Heroes

The Northern Echo: High flying heather doing a tandem skydive

6:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FORMER air traffic controller Heather Whetnall is raising money for Help for Heroes with a tandem sky dive.

School governors failed to carry out statutory duties, council claims

The Northern Echo: UNHAPPINESS: Ian Robertson

6:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RICHMOND School governors who resigned en-masse had failed to carry out their statutory duties, a local authority has claimed.

Men 'celebrated' after kicking victim in head, court told

5:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO men celebrated after kicking and stamping on a man's head as he lay on the ground, a court was told.

Richmond School interim board chairman resigns

The Northern Echo: MAN IN CHARGE: Commander of Catterick Garrison Colonel Stephen Padgett

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE chair of an interim school governing body brought in after the previous governors resigned en-masse has himself stepped down.

Tickets go on sale for opening ceremony of Tour de France

The Northern Echo: Le Tour de France trophy on display at Tennants in Leyburn, pictured from left are Richard Sanderson, chairman of the TDF Committee, Gary Verity, chief executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, Rodney Tennant, chairman of Tennant's and Jane Tennant, director

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TICKETS for the opening ceremony of the Tour de France go on sale this week.

Farm worker died after straw bales collapsed as he performed routine task

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was killed by falling bales of straw as he performed a routine farm task, an inquest heard.

Former teacher repeatedly exposed himself to neighbours from his front room window, court told

The Northern Echo: COURT CASE: Andrew Beasley

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER teacher deliberately exposed himself to his neighbours and passers-by from his front window, a court has been told.

New accoldade for chef Sara

The Northern Echo: Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio, who is launching lessons following the huge success of her dining club

5:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER intensive care nurse who rose to fame cooking dishes on Masterchef has had one of her dishes named as the best in the show's history.

Expert examines literature and war

The Northern Echo: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FIRST WORLD War expert will be giving an insight into the literature of the conflict at a series of talks in North Yorkshire.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire and County Durham (April 23 - 29)

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

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for police mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday April 23, 2014.

Biker hurt in town smash

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

4:56pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was hurt when he collided with a car that failed to stop on Good Friday.

Teesside Hospice store in historic building reopened following four month project

The Northern Echo: Proposals for a supermarket on the outskirts of Stokesley has resulted in Hambleton District Council receiving its highest ever number of public comments in response to a planning application

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOSPICE shop in an historic building has undergone a successful restoration.

Nikki shoots into the spotlight with new business in home town

The Northern Echo: Nikki with Mayor Cllr Amanda Coates

5:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PHOTOGRAPHER Nikki Ramsay is in the frame of mind to do her own thing. She has set up a studio in her home town to put her talents to the test on local ground.

Social dance for charity in Sowerby Parochial Hall

3:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN evening of social sequence dancing will take place at Sowerby Parochial Hall in Sowerby, near Thirsk on Monday, May 26 from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

The Northern Echo: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Cyclists invited to join fundraising ride

The Northern Echo: INVITE: Thirsk Rotary Club cycle ride organiser Colin Watt

11:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISERS are inviting cyclists of all ages to join them on a 20-mile fun ride to help boost local good causes.

Almost a thousand runners heading for mountain run this weekend

The Northern Echo: A summer’s view of Ingleborough, one of the hills in the Three Peaks Challenge

4:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEARLY 1,000 runners have entered the Three Peaks Race taking place in the Yorkshire Dales this weekend.

Road deaths soar by 60 per cent in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Eleven motorcyclists killed on North Yorkshire roads in 2013

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOO many people are dying unnecessarily on roads in North Yorkshire experts have warned after the numbers of fatalities soared by 60 per cent.

Farm services firm staff take on cycling challenge for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISING AIM: Ripon Farm Services staff ahead of their Coast to Coast cycle challenge

3:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STAFF at an agricultural machinery retailer are set to cycle the Coast to Coast route to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Land of the rising sun comes to North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Kimono World - part of Northallerton's Japan Day.

1:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE public are to be transported to the land of the rising sun – in the very heart of North Yorkshire.

Treasure hunt at Kirkby Fleetham

The Northern Echo: Judging taking place at the dog show at Kirkby Fleetham Feast on Saturday.

12:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

KIRKBY Fleetham Feast is holding a treasure hunt on April 27. Teams or families, a maximum of five, are invited to dress up in racing colours or in fancy dress for a bike tour around the surrounding villages of Scruton, Ainderby, Thrintoft and Langton, starting at the village hall at 2pm. Entry fee is £5 per team and children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. More information on

Hidden chapel to open to the public

The Northern Echo: Scotch Corner Chapel, near Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SMALL chapel and its unusual sculptures will be open to the public on three open days this year.

Horror fall jockey presents donation for rehabilitation centre

The Northern Echo: Jockey Brian Toomey, fundraiser Jack Berry, and, right, Grand National winning jockey Gerry Scott, receive a cheque from James Sanderson, Clerk of the Course

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A JOCKEY who sustained life-threatening head injuries after his horse collapsed in a race has collected a £2,000 donation towards a rehabilitation centre for those injured in the sport.

Lack of council funding means pothole woe will continue for region's motorists

The Northern Echo: A pothole in Orchard Road, Darlington

6:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUNCILS across the North East are doing their best to fix the potholes littering our roads but will never repair them all unless the government is prepared to spend billions, according to the AA.

Stop! That's my horse! Mix up sees wrong horse taken from Redcar Racecourse

The Northern Echo: Ann Duffield at her North Yorkshire stables

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOR a while yesterday afternoon, the odds were certainly stacked against North Yorkshire horse Bearskin in the 6.10 handicap at Redcar Racecourse.

Car blaze in Northallerton workshop

The Northern Echo: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

6:14pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EXTENSIVE damage was caused to a commercial garage after a car set alight in a workshop in Northallerton. Fire crews from the town and from Bedale were called out to deal with the blaze using four breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and a special ventilation fan. The car in the workshop in Darlington road, was completely burnt out with heat and smoke damage to the workshop itself. The fire happened just before noon on Tuesday April 22, the cause is believed to be accidental.

4x4 blaze and house fire tackled by North Yorks fire crews

The Northern Echo: Flat badly damaged by fire in North Yorkshire town

11:17pm Monday 21st April 2014

A LANDROVER Discovery was destroyed after catching fire on the northbound carriageway of the A19 in North Yorkshire at 3.30pm this afternoon.

Man charged with attempted murder over incident outside pub at High Hawsker, near Whitby

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

10:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing incident outside a pub in High Hawsker, near Whitby, on Sunday night.

Grayson Perry to host an evening of teddy bear heaven

The Northern Echo: Grayson Perry

6:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

ACCLAIMED artist Grayson Perry is heading to the region - to host a night of teddy bear heaven.

Pet owners warned Easter eggs could prove fatal for dogs

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs could prove fatal for curious dogs

6:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOG owners are being warned that their haul of Easter eggs could prove poisonous to curious pets.

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