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Candle ceremony to mark the start of the First World War

12:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A special Lights Out ceremony is being held at the War Memorial in St Gregory’s church in Bedale to mark the start of the First World War.

Fraja appeal hits £200,000 landmark

The Northern Echo: Fraja after her latest trip to Hospital

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE parents of a girl who is battling a rare cancer have thanked fundraisers after their appeal to pay for treatment abroad passed the £200,000 milestone.

Sausage and beer festival

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6:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SAUSAGE and beer festival is taking place this weekend in North Yorkshire to celebrate local brewers and butchers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

£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.

New housing development planned

6:31pm Monday 14th July 2014

PLANS for a major new housing development in Aiskew, near Bedale have been submitted to Hambleton District Council.

Soft drinks manufacturer set to create 100 jobs

The Northern Echo: Hambleton District Council - zxc

1:27pm Sunday 13th July 2014

UP to 100 jobs are due to be created at a soft drinks manufacturer after plans to expand its plant were approved.

RAF team prove they are no slouches in the kitchen

The Northern Echo: PASTA WINNER: Group Captain Steve Reeves with gold medal winner SAC Miles Ludlow.

1:44pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

AIRMEN and women from North Yorkshire showed some down-to-earth skills when they triumphed at a culinary competition.

Glamping village finalist in prestigious awards

The Northern Echo: Camp Katur's Kerry Roy

11:43am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A 'GLAMPING' village in North Yorkshire has reached the finals of a prestigious competition.

Police release image of indecent exposure suspect

1:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

DETECTIVES hunting a man wanted in connection with two incidents of indecent exposure have released an e-fit of the suspect.

Owzat for Freja Ellie

The Northern Echo: Fraja after her latest trip to Hospital

3:24pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A ROUND the clock cricket match is being held to try to score the most runs in 24 hours, notch up a world record and raise money for the Fraja Ellie appeal.

Two girls in shock after man performs lewd acts

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

12:17pm Sunday 29th June 2014

DETECTIVES have issued an appeal for help after a report of indecent exposure in Catterick Village which they are linking to a similar incident in Bedale.

Beer and music festival

The Northern Echo: BEER FESTIVAL: The White Bear at Masham.

1:35pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Thousands are expected at the annual three-day music and beer festival at the White Bear Hotel, Masham, from Friday, June 27. As well as Theakston ales, a further 30 beers are available from breweries nationwide together with a wide range of musical entertainment playing a range of differing styles, including jazz, blues and folk. General manager Sue Thomas said: "With the Tour de France passing through the town just a week later, the beer festival is a great opportunity for Masham to start its party early.”

Local singer heads back to Glastonbury

The Northern Echo: GLASTONBURY BOUND: Pip Mountjoy, from Bedale, is set to return to Glastonbury Festival this weekend

1:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A SINGER-SONGWRITER has been invited to play Glastonbury Festival for the second year.

A balloon drops in on residents in Bedale

The Northern Echo: A balloon drops in on housing estate. Photograph Malcolm Young

1:31pm Monday 23rd June 2014

RESIDENTS got an unusual wake-up call at the weekend when an air balloon landed in the middle of a housing estate.

Timeless toy helps children build their imagination

The Northern Echo: LEGO FUN: Sam Carter enjoys Mowbray School's Lego fair. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7156634)

6:12pm Sunday 15th June 2014

LEGO railways, buildings and vehicles of every imaginable kind were on display at a school event.

Pair arrested by police investigating fire

The Northern Echo: Belly Buster: Firefighters tackle the blaze

6:08pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a suspicious fire which caused devastating damage to a town centre shop in Bedale, North Yorkshire, have arrested two men.

Allotment holders launch petition to stop church selling off land

The Northern Echo: Bedale Allotments: Campaigners fight to stop the church selling off land

5:24pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS battling to stop the church selling off one of the oldest allotment sites in the country for up to £1m have launched a hands-off petition.

Help needed to give dales charity a hand to support elderly people

The Northern Echo: Help Appeal : Dales care centre in Bedale

5:35pm Monday 9th June 2014

A Dales charity which helps elderly and vulnerable people is appealing for volunteers to help them offer support and practical assistance.

Pizza shop hit by early morning fire in market town

The Northern Echo: The fire in Bedale Picture: Paul Berriff

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a pizza shop hit by a blaze in the early hours of this morning.

Music festival hits the right note for town

The Northern Echo: Festival marquee: Crowds gather for the first Bamfest concert. Picture: Nikki Ramsay

11:33am Wednesday 4th June 2014

BEDALE's second annual music festival has been hailed a big success, with hundreds of visitors flocking to the town.

Tour de Bedale comes to town

The Northern Echo: Tour ready:  Ned Reed, Cloe Gibbons, John Estensen,  Katie Simmons and Louis Keane help decorate the market cross

6:56pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A TOWN is gearing up for the Tour de France, with a weekend of events planned including a super sized screen.

Cakes help raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research

The Northern Echo: Cake bakers:from left Lynne Garner, Val Abbey, David Batty and Vicki Lancaster help raise money

2:30pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

STAFF at the Skipton Building Society’s Bedale branch put on a cake bake break for customers to raise money to help fight multiple sclerosis (MS).

Airmen in 24-hour cycle marathon

The Northern Echo: SPIN CYCLE: RAF Leeming Catering Flight takes on a 24 hour spin-a-thon challenge in the name of charity.

12:53pm Thursday 29th May 2014

AIRMEN kept their feet firmly on the ground when they pushed themselves to the limit to help two causes close to their hearts.

Town's music festival to get underway

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5:54pm Monday 26th May 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire town is getting ready to welcome hundreds of visitors with the arrival of the second major music festival.

Bittern thrills passengers on Wensleydale Railway

The Northern Echo: IN STEAM: The A4 Pacific steam locomotive the Bittern makes it's way through  Bedale Station. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton. (6513759)

1:12pm Sunday 25th May 2014

THE age of steam returned to the region with a rare appearance by a historic locomotion on a heritage railway line.

Three-day festival at Bedale church to help raise money for new roof

The Northern Echo: CHURCH FESTIVAL: Festival to be held at Bedale's St Gregory's Church

1:38pm Friday 23rd May 2014

A THREE day festival will be held at St Gregory’s Church, in Bedale, over the bank holiday weekend to help raise over £300,000 for a new roof and carry out repairs.

Fraja readmitted to hospital over health concerns as fundraiser Simon Andrews dies in motorbike race crash

The Northern Echo: HAPPIER TIMES: Motorcycle racer Simon Andrews, who has died in a crash, with Garry and Fraja Simpson at an RAF Leeming fundraising event last year

6:01am Friday 23rd May 2014

A GIRL who was told her rare cancer had disappeared has been readmitted to hospital over mounting health concerns.

Viking hoard is saved after huge fund-raising campaign

The Northern Echo: VIKING TREASURE: Part of the Bedale Hoard.

2:02pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A HUGE response from the public has ensured the life savings of a rich and long-dead Viking will now stay in the county where they were found.

Celebrity chef cooks up a Tour de France winner and shows pupils how to shine

The Northern Echo: DISH UP: Steph Moon cooks up French Yorkshire  recipes for school

1:35pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A High school was over the moon with their latest celebrity guest who has been helping them get into gear for the arrival of the Tour de France.

Bikes in bloom but not on the trains

The Northern Echo: FLOWER SHOW: Designer Alistair Baldwin, left, with Gary Verity and the award winning garden

6:23pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A YORKSHIRE garden inspired by the Tour de France has carried off a silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Former postman delivers first class help to the community

The Northern Echo: FIRST CLASS: Reg Eden receives his award from Mayor of Bedale Amanda Coates

3:26pm Monday 19th May 2014

A 79 year old volunteer who has dedicated his life to helping other people has been given a community award.

Call for re-think over controversial car park sell-off

8:02pm Sunday 18th May 2014

COUNCILLORS have called for a rethink over controversial plans to sell off a town centre car park after angry traders and residents warned it would threaten the viability of Bedale.

A flying visit to see how RAF personnel are supporting British Typhoons in policing the skies above Lithuania

The Northern Echo: POLICING ROLE: A RAF Typhoon in flight over Lithuania

6:02am Friday 16th May 2014

HIGH above the Baltic Sea, pilot Flight Lieutenant Andy Roberts runs through a range of unlikely sounding scenarios ahead of landing the RAF’s £152m air-to-air refuelling Voyager aircraft at Siauliai air base for the first time.

Performers revealed for Bedale music festival

The Northern Echo: LINE UP: The Blues Band will be among the performers at Bedale music festival

3:10pm Monday 12th May 2014

The final line up has been revealed for Bedale Music Festival with over 60 performers due from all over the country

Duchess of Cornwall visits RAF Leeming to open new medical centre

The Northern Echo: The Duchess of Cornwall is greeted by children at from Leeming RAF Community Primary School

5:35pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A NEW medical centre at a North Yorkshire RAF base has been officially opened by the station’s Honorary Air Commodore, The Duchess of Cornwall.

Duchess of Cornwall to visit RAF Leeming to open new medical centre

The Northern Echo: The Duchess of Cornwall

4:30pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A NEW medical facility for service personnel and families at RAF Leeming is to be opened by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Life drawing session in Snape

12:50pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Northallerton Life Drawing and Art Group are holding an all-day session at the Village Institute at Snape, near Bedale, on May 31 from 10am to 3pm. There will be opopirtunities for landscape painting outside for those that prefer. The cost is £20 inclusive of refreshments. Contact info@drawnorth.co.uk/marypaterson4302@hotmail.com or 07845 907756.

Glamping for gallopers, bring your horse on holiday say camping centre

The Northern Echo: Sunday Royal finds Good Friday a bit of a giggle

6:30pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

HORSE and pony lovers are being invited to bring along their four-hoofed friends for a glamping holiday with a difference.

Talk on region's war memorials

12:25pm Monday 28th April 2014

Janet Brown, from the North-East War Memorials Project, will be giving a talk to Bedale Archaeological and History Society at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 6 in Bedale Hall.

Northern League player moves 7,000 miles in bid to net international football goal

The Northern Echo: EASTERN PROMISE: Former Northallerton Town player Graham Caygill (top row, third from left) lines up with the Manila-based Loyola Meralco Sparks team ahead of his debut match.

6:00am Monday 28th April 2014

A NORTHERN League striker’s dream goal of playing international football has moved closer to reality after being signed by a professional team – in the Philippines.

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.

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.

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.

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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