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'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.”

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Dog which was in the back of stolen car is found

The Northern Echo: Quinn the missing dog

6:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DOG which was in the back of his owner's car when it was stolen has been found following a search by police.

Brewery in tune with Bedale music festival sponsors event

The Northern Echo: Simon Theakston and Carol Clark

4:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ORGANISERS of North Yorkshire’s biggest acoustic music festival say they are again being sponsored by one of the region's oldest companies.

New super-diocese will be the biggest in the country

The Northern Echo: The new super-diocese and its five Episcopal areas.

1:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ECCLESISTICAL history will be made on Easter Sunday, with the launch of the Church of England’s first new diocese since 1929.

Three engineers in Wensleydale nearly do the job of 300 in Devon

The Northern Echo: Engineers working on the landslip

2:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

A TREMENDOUS feat of engineering to repair a significant landslip which threatened the future of a Dales railway has been carried out by just three men.

Laura's lamb is the latest addition at pioneering special school in Bedale

The Northern Echo: Six year old year old Laura Parker with one of the new batch of suckling lambs

12:08pm Monday 14th April 2014

A special Easter delivery of nine lambs arrived for students at a pioneering school which has led the way in creating an on site farm.

Council dumps 0845 number

The Northern Echo: Hambleton District Council - zxc

5:01pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DISTRICT council is taking a step backwards – in an effort to make life cheaper for callers.

Death crash trucker was suffering from sleep apnoea, court hears

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

5:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TRUCKER accused of falling asleep at the wheel and causing a fatal crash was suffering from a serious sleep condition at the time, a court heard.

Holidays make bin collections a day late

The Northern Echo: Hambleton District Council - zxc

3:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

REFUSE and recycling collections across Hambleton will be affected by the Easter and May Day holidays.

Bedale bakery bowled over after bringing bread to market

The Northern Echo: Bedale bakery bowled over after bringing bread to market

4:33pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A COMMUNITY bakery which was given a national profile when it featured in a television documentary is appealing for volunteers.

Ewe need to support the town appeal from Deputy Mayor

7:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN easter sheep trail has been organised throughout Bedale town centre to encourage shoppers to support the town and Tuesday market from April 15.

Bedale Bobby's marathon beat covers over 500 miles in four months

The Northern Echo: {C Lee Featherstone with Halcyon Trust supporters

6:56pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A marathon running bobby has beaten his own challenge of a lifetime by doing 20 marathons in 18 weeks to raise money for two causes close to his heart.

Lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel prior to fatal A1 accident, jury told

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

5:44pm Monday 7th April 2014

A LORRY driver fell asleep at the wheel and ploughed into a stationary truck which had broken down on the A1, killing a father-of-one, a court was told.

RAF takes its turn at teaching

The Northern Echo: Richmond School pupils with a Hawk jet at RAF Leeming.

1:06pm Friday 4th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS were able to get a close-up view of an RAF jet when they toured a North Yorkshire air base to discover more about aviation science and technology.

North Yorkshire Police to be investigated by IPCC over way it dealt with Jimmy Savile child abuse allegations

The Northern Echo: Jimmy Savile

8:47pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police and the county's Crime Commissioner have asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate its handling of historic child abuse allegations involving Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli.

Bobsleigh champion is awarded the OBE at 80 for services which have helped bring Olympic success

The Northern Echo: Bruce Ropner at the Palace after being presented with his OBE

9:10pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ONE of the biggest influences on the sport of Bobsleigh who has made a major contribution to Britains Olympic success, 80 year old Bruce Ropner , has been awarded the OBE.

Over 140 gather for Bedale run which raised over £500 for sport relief

4:14pm Monday 31st March 2014

OVER 140 runners young and old were involved in the Bedale and Aiskew Running Sport Relief event .

'Beefy' boost for river charity

The Northern Echo: Auctioneer Andrew Fallows (Carter Jonas) with Sir Ian Botham and Andrew Brown, Chairman of the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.

11:50am Tuesday 25th March 2014

CRICKET legend Sir Ian Botham was the star guest at a charity auction is aid of the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.

Food waste plant to be built at Leeming

5:31pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A new anaerobic digestion plant at Leeming, near Bedale will take in over 55,000 tonnes of food waste a year, converting it into heat and power.

Nicholas dives in to raise money for charity

The Northern Echo: Hambleton District Council - zxc

9:50pm Monday 24th March 2014

MARATHON swimmer Nicholas Whitwam raised over £1,000 for a charity which helps provide leisure activities for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Festival calls on songwriters to come forward

The Northern Echo: Winners of last years competition

2:26pm Monday 24th March 2014

ORGANISERS of Bedale Music festival are calling on budding songwriters to tune into this years competition.

Exercises at RAF Leeming due to finish

The Northern Echo: LASER THREAT: Two Hawk jets take off from RAF Leeming

3:49pm Monday 24th March 2014

MILITARY exercises and events which have included night flying at RAF Leeming, near Bedale, since the beginning of March are due to come to a close at the end of this week. A spokeswoman for the base said they have been hosting various exercising aircraft and detachments throughout March, including a large-scale Tri Service exercise. These are designed to exercise Naval, Army and RAF vehicles, in close support of ground troops.

Man in court over alleged electricity theft

The Northern Echo: Paul Shepherd: Suspended sentence

5:48pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with illegally abstracting electricity.

Bedale woman Deborah Armstrong fined for tweeting identity of the alleged victim in the trial of Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell

The Northern Echo: Michael Le Vell

2:15pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire woman who admitted tweeting the identity of the alleged victim in the trial of Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell has been fined.

Yorkshire Ambulance Trust workers announce further strikes

The Northern Echo: Unite pickets outside Keighley ambulance station during the strike action taken on Saturday

4:51pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Ambulance workers are to stage a series of fresh strikes in a long-running row over shifts and working hours.

Work to build three-lane motorway on A1 between Leeming and Scotch Corner 'progressing well'

The Northern Echo: Police appeal after motorway crash

3:33pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

WORK on £380m scheme to create a continuous motorway-standard route between London and Newcastle remains on schedule to be completed in 2016.

Work to build three-lane motorway on A1 between Leeming and Scotch Corner 'progressing well'

The Northern Echo: Police appeal after motorway crash

3:21pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

AN exhibition is set to reveal details of a £380m scheme to upgrade 12 miles of the A1 between Leeming and Barton to a three-lane motorway.

New man takes over safer neighbourhood policing

The Northern Echo: Acting Superintendent Simon Lovell.

3:09pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A NEW man has taken over as leader of the police’s Hambleton and Richmondshire Safer Neighbourhood Command.

Bedale cubs branch out on the allotments

The Northern Echo: Bedale cubs on the allotments

12:46pm Monday 17th March 2014

CUBS have been digging in to help out allotment holders and earn new badges.

Notorious Bedale junction campaigners to present 1,000-signature petition to highways bosses

The Northern Echo: CAMPAIGN: Brian Hall at the junction of Firby Road and Masham Road, Bedale.

9:20pm Sunday 16th March 2014

A 1,000-name petition demanding action to improve safety at a notorious junction is set to be presented to highways bosses.

Family overjoyed as Fraja Simpson's rare cancer vanishes

The Northern Echo: Disease gone: Fraja Simpson

6:50am Thursday 13th March 2014

A GIRL who has battled a rare cancer for 15 months has celebrated her sixth birthday after surgeons revealed her disease had miraculously disappeared.

Eleven-year-old girl beats professionals at Crufts

The Northern Echo: Melissa Saunders with poodle Basil at Crufts

5:19pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has beaten professional dog groomers to scoop a national award at Crufts.

Village hall marks its first anniversary as a live music venue

5:44pm Monday 10th March 2014

A VILLAGE live music venue is marking its first anniversary with a birthday party featuring the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band.

Stargazers asked to help out in North-East light pollution survey

The Northern Echo: Stargazers asked to join light pollution survey

1:40pm Friday 7th March 2014

A SCHEME to tackle light pollution is calling on stargazers to join in its Star Count 2014.

Bogus golfers targeted elite players in £750k clubhouse raids

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Daniel Lloyd.

4:30pm Thursday 6th March 2014

BURGLARS who posed as golfers to carry out up to 60 raids on clubhouses, including seven in North Yorkshire and the North East, have been jailed.

Landlocked town seeks to appoint harbour master

The Northern Echo: All at sea as landlocked town set to appoint Harbour Master

2:20pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A landlocked town is looking for its very own harbour master 240 years after it was left high and dry by a grand plan to connect it to the waterways of England.

Town turns out for Bedale battle of the pancakes

The Northern Echo: Bedale youngsters battle it out in pancake race

1:56pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

BEDALE pancake race returned to the town centre this year with over 160 youngsters battling it out in a series of races in the car park of the Coop.

Ainderby Boden party in aid of school

The Northern Echo: Race Night

3:36pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Ainderby Steeple Primary School is hosting a Boden clothes party on Thursday March 13 to raise funds for computer equipment. The Friends of Ainderby Steeple School have organised the event they say it’s a brilliant opportunity to see, feel and try before you buy from the new spring, summer range. The school gets a percentage of all orders placed and there is a 20 per cent discount for customers plus free gifts from the clothes company.There will also be a raffle of a £50 Boden voucher and refreshments. The event is between 3.30pm and 9pm for more information contact Fiona on 07851 385888 .

Bedale Beckside replaces old Scout and Guide hut

The Northern Echo: Zone PIC; Bedale Beckside replaces old Scout and Guide hut

2:28pm Monday 3rd March 2014

WORK on a new £375,000 scout and guide centre has been completed after years of fundraising.

Coffee morning in aid of Friarage Hospital's children's ward

The Northern Echo: Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

3:41pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A special coffee morning is being held to raise money to help young patients at the Friarage Hospital’s children’s ward. The event is at the Methodist School Rooms, Ashdale Road, Helmsley, on Saturday 22 March from 10am to 1pm for refreshments.

Two teenagers still in critical condition after two-car smash at Bellerby Camp, near Leyburn

The Northern Echo: ACCIDENT SITE: A damaged wall at the scene of the accident

7:02pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Two teenagers involved in a two-vehicle crash on a moorland road are still fighting for their lives today.

Disabled plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by botched benefits test, watchdog warns

The Northern Echo: Protesters make their point against Atos

12:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

DISABLED people have been plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by a second botched benefits test, a watchdog warns today (Thursday).

North Yorkshire born football manager's honour at Sir Tom Finney funeral

The Northern Echo: HONOURED: Simon Grayson, who will be among the pall bearers at Sir Tom Finney's funeral.

4:31pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A FOOTBALL manager who started his career playing in the Teesside league will carry Sir Tom Finney’s coffin at his funeral.

Householders urged to recycle aerosols

The Northern Echo: Hambleton District Council - zxc

3:51pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

PEOPLE in Hambleton are being reminded that they can recycle their empty aerosols alongside their cans and plastic at the kerbside.

Labour suggests single police force for whole of North-East

The Northern Echo: Former Shipley MP Chris Leslie

5:51pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE NORTH-East would have a single police force, under a cost-cutting Labour idea floated yesterday (Tuesday) - triggering a row.

Bedale student launches into career with the Royal Navy

The Northern Echo: Sailor Josh Coupe

4:42pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

AN 18-year-old from Bedale is set for a life on the ocean wave after passing out at HMS Raleigh as a sailor in the Royal Navy.

Antiquarian and secondhand book fair

12:13pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

Bedale Antiquarian and Second-hand Book and Post Card Fair will take place in Bedale Hall in Bedale, North Yorkshire, on Sunday, March 9, from 10am until 4pm.

Town runs for Sport Relief

The Northern Echo: Runners gearing up for Sport Relief

5:35pm Monday 24th February 2014

RUNNERS – and walkers – will be able to do their bit for charity in Bedale next month.

Pledge that business will continue as usual by new owners of Leeming services

The Northern Echo: Former owner Carl Les outside Leeming Bar Services

3:24pm Monday 24th February 2014

THE new owners of a well-known and long-established local company have promised that business will continue as usual.



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