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.

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.

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.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

Victims get chance to improve their treatment

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

'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.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

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.

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.

Soldier crashed car into fence as police vehicle followed

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

6:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

A YOUNG soldier who left his car embedded in a fence after being pursued by police has been spared jail.

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.

Region's Hindus gather for Gurkha Temple ceremony

The Northern Echo: HINDU STATUE: Sarona Tamang and Kamana Rai at a ceremony to mark a new Hindu staue

3:11pm Thursday 10th April 2014

HINDU followers from across the region took part in a ceremony to mark the installation of a statue at a temple for Gurkha soldiers.

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.

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.

Teenage soldier allowed to keep Army career after fracturing man's leg

The Northern Echo: The Fourth Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment on parade

1:04pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A TEENAGE soldier who is the fourth generation of his family to serve in the armed forces has been allowed to keep his Army career after fracturing a man’s ankle.

Motorists warned of A1 closures

The Northern Echo: road closed sign

4:51pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned of impending overnight closures of the Great North Road as part of its £380m upgrade to motorway status.

Jailed former soldiers set to be released from Indian prison on bail - reports

The Northern Echo: Yvonne McHugh (centre), the girlfriend of Billy Irving,  is joined by family members of other prisoners including Lisa Dunn (second left), as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street

11:32pm Thursday 20th March 2014

SIX former British soldiers jailed in India have been granted bail, it was reported tonight.

Supporters of six former British soldiers jailed in India deliver 100,000 petition for action to Downing Street

The Northern Echo: Yvonne McHugh (centre), the girlfriend of Billy Irving,  is joined by family members of other prisoners including Lisa Dunn (second left), as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street

5:36pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron was urged to intervene in the case of six former British soldiers who have been jailed in India.

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.

Appeal for Prime Minister to press for release of Catterick man detained in India

The Northern Echo: David Cameron

1:23pm Friday 14th March 2014

RELATIVES of six former British soldiers jailed in India are set to deliver a 100,000-signature petition to Downing Street urging the UK Government to intervene.

New Armed Forces watchdog is long-overdue, says anti-bullying campaigner

The Northern Echo: WELCOME MOVE: Anti-bullying campaigner Lynn Farr has welcomed the new powers given to the Armed Forces service complaints commissioner

3:28pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A NEW watchdog to investigate the way bullying and abuse cases are dealt with in the Armed Forces is “long-overdue”, says an anti-bullying campaigner.

Photographer denies Catterick Garrison batallion photoshoots fraud

The Northern Echo: ALLEGED FRAUD: Photographer John Hardy denies fraud at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick Garrison.

1:14pm Friday 7th March 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER has denied taking money for photoshoots of soldiers, some of whom were killed in Afghanistan, which he never produced.

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.

Trucker who killed two soldiers in A66 smash has driving ban slashed from six to two years

The Northern Echo: Victim: Lance Sergeant David Gartland

6:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

A LORRY driver who killed two soldiers after crashing into their Army ambulance will be back on the roads within two years following an Appeal Court ruling.

Mother-of-two lifts Britain's Strongest Woman title

The Northern Echo: POWER SURGE: Donna Moore competing at Britain's Strongest Woman contest.

4:40pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who hit the gym after being urged by her doctor to improve her fitness has lifted the Britain’s Strongest Woman title.

Renowned pub appoints management team to prepare for reopening

The Northern Echo: L to R Manager Ian Pilcher, head chef Luke Taylor

4:23pm Monday 3rd March 2014

WITH just weeks before it’s due to reopen following a major refurbishment the renowned Black Bull at Moulton has appointed two key members of staff. Ian Pilcher is the new general manager, and Luke Taylor, head chef. Ian, previously worked for Shire Hotels and Thwaites Inns of Character, bringing more than 18 years’ experience in Inn and Hotel management.

Help the North stake its claim to England's Hall of Fame

The Northern Echo: Durham flag designers Katie, left, and twin sister Holly Moffatt from Chilton hold the new flag at Durham Cathedral with dignitaries in background.

2:59pm Monday 3rd March 2014

NORTH-East tourism bosses are asking people to celebrate the area’s claims to fame by nominating them for a place in a new hall of fame.

Fitness guru put to Army challenge

The Northern Echo: TV presenter Jessie Pavelka (6th from left, holding stretcher) training with the Royal Dragoon Guards at Catterick Garrison.

1:20pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A FITNESS and wellbeing expert has been put through his paces after a visit to the Royal Dragoon Guards regiment in Catterick Garrison.

Disabled veteran has his eye on the Rio games

The Northern Echo: Mikey Hall

1:38pm Friday 28th February 2014

A VETERAN who uses a wheelchair after breaking his back and neck has been selected by British Paralympic Association to possibly compete in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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.

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.

Yob bites off man's ear during daylight attack in Catterick street

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

6:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A WORKMAN had part of his ear bitten off during a confrontation in the street with a drunken yob, a court heard.

Gurkha's sporting injury creates small piece of military history

The Northern Echo: Gurkha soldier Khop Jung Gurung on the passing out parade at Catterick Garrison with a British platoon

4:17pm Friday 14th February 2014

A YOUNG Gurkha who missed his own passing-out parade because of a sporting injury has finally become a fully-fledged soldier.

Catterick hotel destroyed by fire

The Northern Echo: GUTTED BY FIRE: The Bridge House Hotel, Catterick Village

7:49am Thursday 13th February 2014

THE Bridge House Hotel in Catterick Bridge, North Yorkshire, has been destroyed by fire overnight.

National status fears for nature reserve as security row rumbles on

The Northern Echo: ACCESS ISSUES: One of the hides at Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve

4:50pm Sunday 9th February 2014

A CONSERVATIONIST claims new security measures proposed for a nature reserve on an army base could cost it newly won national status.

Tributes paid to soldiers killed in Catterick Garrison crash

The Northern Echo: Tributes left at the scene of the crash

4:01pm Monday 3rd February 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to two young soldiers - one from Stockton - who were killed in a car crash in Catterick Garrison on Saturday.

Garrison town left shocked at death of two serving soldiers in crash

The Northern Echo: Floral tributes left at the scene of the accident in Catterick Garrison

6:40pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

A LARGE army community has been left in shock following the deaths of two serving soldiers in a tragic car crash.

Two serving soldiers killed in crash in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: A soldier walks away after visiting the crash site this morning.

11:05am Sunday 2nd February 2014

TWO SERVING soldiers have been killed after their car hit a tree in North Yorkshire.

Anger at Foxglove Covert nature reserve plans to force visitors to cross Army training area

The Northern Echo: Foxglove Covert

10:46am Sunday 2nd February 2014

NEW security measures would force people visiting an acclaimed nature reserve to cross an army training area used by soldiers and military vehicles.

Remembering the millions who died

The Northern Echo: Coun Johnson (left) is pictured with Coun Lord, watched by council members and staff.

2:27pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

THE victims of genocide have been remembered at a special commemoration by Richmondshire District Council.

Investigation underway after blaze which destroyed Colburn bungalow began in two separate areas

9:12pm Friday 24th January 2014

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire which gutted a home near Catterick, North Yorkshire.

Horse box is stolen from equestrian centre

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

12:06pm Friday 24th January 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a horse box was stolen from a North Yorkshire equestrian centre.

Public invited to health forum

2:34pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

The Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting people to attend its Patient Congress Event at Catterick Leisure Centre on February 6 from 1.30pm to 4pm. It will be giving updates on recent developments and discussing the latest initiatives and plans, including its work to redesign older people’s services. To reserve a place, email the CCG at or call 01609 767600.

Appeal after watch is stolen

The Northern Echo: The stolen pocket watch.

3:53pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a burglary in Catterick are appealing for witnesses and information.

Mother whose daughter suffers dozens of seizures a day sets up support group

The Northern Echo: Kristy Langdale with her daughter Ella

1:09pm Friday 17th January 2014

A MOTHER whose eight-year-old daughter suffers up to 30 seizures a day is setting up a support group for other sufferers and their families.

Girl remains in serious condition following three-car collision on A1

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

3:13pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl who was left fighting for her life after a three-car collision on the A1 remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Police arrest more than 150 drivers in County Durham and Cleveland in drink drive clampdown

The Northern Echo: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

2:19pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

POLICE arrested more than 150 motorists as part of a Christmas clampdown on drink drivers in County Durham and Cleveland.

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