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Military WAGS Choir to perform in Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal

12:16pm Saturday 1st November 2014

THE MILITARY WAGS Choir Catterick will be raising the rafters at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, on Saturday, November 15 at 7.30pm.

Fashion show raises almost £2,000 for Northern Echo centenary appeal

The Northern Echo: Martin 'Ed' Edwards, with his carers on the catwalk at the Phoenix House fashion show for wounded, injured and sick veterans and personnel. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING fashion show has raised almost £2,000 for a Northern Echo campaign to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Boxing club organisers make plea for new, cheap premises to save club

6:01am Sunday 26th October 2014

A BOXING club designed to keep youngsters out of trouble and nurture untrained talent has been floored after hearing the building it has been using for the last two years is to be converted to offices.

Out of hours service moved from Catterick to Northallerton

5:37pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOSPITAL GP out of hours service has today (Friday) been forced to close due to safety fears following a fire assessment found emergency lighting to be substandard.

Rent hikes are a 'kick in the teeth' for the army

The Northern Echo: KICK IN THE TEETH: Michael Fallon

4:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

MILITARY personnel at Catterick Garrison and elsewhere face big rent hikes because they are paying far less than civilians, ministers have warned.

Military test out cross country course based on famous comic-strip hero

The Northern Echo: CROSS COUNTRY: The Queen’s Royal Lancers take part in the Alf Tupper 10k run

5:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 130 runners have taken part in a run inspired by a famous comic-strip running hero.

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.

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.

Commervative cap presentation in memory of rugby playing VC winner

The Northern Echo: VC REMEMBERED: Ernie Benbo of League 13 presents Lt. Col. Leigh Drummond  commanding officer of 4 Scots with the cap. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (11550631)

7:39pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE cap has been presented to an Army battalion in memory of a rugby playing winner of the Victoria Cross.

Carer named as finalist in National Care Awards

6:54pm Friday 10th October 2014

Staff and residents at a Catterick Garrison nursing home are celebrating after senior carer Paula McIvor was announced as a finalist in the National Care Awards.

Sir Max helps raise thousands for charity

The Northern Echo: CHARITY TALK: William Baker, regional director of sponsors Dolphin Brewin, with Sir Max Hastings in Catterick Garrison.

6:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

ONE of the UK’s best-known historians helped give a major boost to a leading wildlife research charity.

Inspirational Armed Forces veterans and personnel take to the stage at Phoenix House catwalk

The Northern Echo: CATWALK HEROES: The Phoenix House fashion show for wounded, injured and sick veterans and personnel. Picture: TOM BANKS

10:51pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

COURAGE, determination and inner strength were shown in huge measure at an emotional event which saw Armed Forces personnel and veterans taking to the stage in the name of fashion.

Man had 'every pam but Pam Ayres', barrister tells court

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

6:37pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A MAN who was caught with a huge stash of prescription medication and illegal drugs "had every pam but Pam Ayres", his barrister told a court.

Fashion Show to raise cash for £100,000 campaign for Phoenix House to take place next week.

The Northern Echo: HELPING HEROES: Phoenix House at Catterick Garrison

5:49pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A FASHION show to raise cash for a Help for Heroes recovery centre is being repeated after being hailed a resounding success last year.

Blind teen raises cash for a horse riding club for the disabled

The Northern Echo: HORSE LOVER: Chelsea Cryer with Alison Parsonage from RDA

5:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BLIND teenager has handed over £170 to a riding for the disabled charity.

Pond project for nature reserve

The Northern Echo: NATIONAL IMPORTANCE: Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve

1:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BEAUTY spot that supports endangered species has been accepted into a nationwide biodiversity project.

Phoenix House celebrates first anniversary

The Northern Echo:

4:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CENTRE that specialises in the mental, physical and emotional recovery of service personnel and veterans has today (Wednesday) celebrated its first anniversary.

Heroes celebrate Invictus Games success

The Northern Echo: ON TARGET: Invictus Games medal winners Mikey Hall and David Hubber celebrating their success in archery  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

4:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

HEROES who took part in Prince Harry’s Invictus Games have returned to Phoenix House to proudly show off their medals.

Former soldier propositioned schoolgirl with seedy texts, court told

6:02am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER soldier who propositioned a schoolgirl in a series of seedy text messages walked free yesterday (Tuesday).

Parachute Regiment recruits to star on new TV channel

The Northern Echo: PARA: Young recruits from 'P' Company are presented with the coveted red beret from Company Commander, Major Chris Collier at Catterick Garrison. The event was filmed by a new Forces TV channel.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RECRUITS hoping to join one of the world's most famous Army regiments are set to appear in a new documentary.

Phoenix House veteran Gaz Golightly helps UK wheelchair basketball team to victory at Invictus Games

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT FEARS: Former soldier Gaz Golightly in his home in Hartlepool.

5:54pm Monday 15th September 2014

A NAIL-BITING wait for a passport was worth it for a North-East veteran when he struck gold at the Invictus Games last week.

Wounded and injured veterans and personnel take on gruelling walk challenge

The Northern Echo: NEW CHALLENGE: Dean Middleton, veteran and strength and conditioning assistant at Phoenix House

2:26pm Monday 15th September 2014

A GROUP of wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel have vowed to complete one of Yorkshire’s toughest walking challenges in less than 15 hours.

Help for Heroes recovery centre urges people to take part in activities beginning with H to raise cash for the charity

2:04pm Monday 15th September 2014

SUPPORTERS of Help for Heroes' northern recovery centre are being asked to get hopping, handicraft-making or hill-walking to celebrate its first birthday.

Community remembers First World War with Edwardian weekend

The Northern Echo: SNAP HAPPY: Mila Taylor-Hanlon, nine, poses for an Edwardian-style seaside photo

12:22pm Sunday 14th September 2014

FLYING flannels, crashing coconuts and scattering skittles heralded the opening of an Edwardian fair.

Church's Edwardian weekend to celebrate best of British and commemorate WWI

The Northern Echo: EDWARDIAN ELEGANCE: Church members Mike Hanlon, Maureen Moody, Jenny Foster, Andrew Cromarty, Hilary Bowes and Keith Hall prepare for the period fair.

2:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

VISITORS will be transported back in time tomorrow (Saturday, September 13) as a community celebrates the best of British.

Teen adventurer proves her worth

The Northern Echo: OUTWARD BOUND: Sophie Dallolio.

1:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A YOUNG adventurer is outward bound after impressing the organisers of an armed services challenge.

Gurkhas are determined to prove their toughness

11:53am Monday 25th August 2014

A GROUP of British Army Gurkha soldiers are preparing to face one of the world’s toughest sporting events in North Yorkshire.

Take part in an activity beginning with 'H' for Phoenix Houses' H for Heroes Day

11:35am Monday 25th August 2014

A HELP for Heroes recovery centre is urging people to join in its first birthday celebrations and raise some funds for the charity along the way.

Veterans prepare for charity pro-am golf tournament

The Northern Echo: GOLF DAY: Paul Nichol, Ges Almond and Jason Wilkes veterans from Phoenix House have their final training session with professional Martyn Stubbings (front)  at Rockliffe Hall  ahead of a charity pro-am golf tournament on Thursday.

6:03pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

VETERANS from a Help for Heroes recovery centre in Catterick Garrison have had their final training session ahead of a pro-am golf tournament as part of the English Senior Open.

Expert passes on his green-fingered skills

The Northern Echo: GREEN FINGERS: Head gardener Chris Baker will lead the workshop.

12:47pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A LEADING garden expert is passing on his skills by showing keen amateurs how to plan a herbaceous border.

Phoenix House recovery centre veterans to take part in prestigious Invictus Games

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT FEARS: Former soldier Gaz Golightly in his home in Hartlepool.

6:45am Thursday 14th August 2014

THREE veteran soldiers who have been supported by a Catterick Garrison recovery centre are part of a 130-strong team in a Paralympic-style games held in London.

Public challenged to tackle Parachute Regiment gruelling selection test

4:59pm Monday 11th August 2014

A GRUELLING fitness challenge for the public based on part of the famous P Company selection test for the Parachute Regiment will take place this month.

999 drama after house 'struck by lightning'

The Northern Echo:

6:31pm Friday 8th August 2014

EMERGENCY services are in attendance after reports a house was struck by lightning and caught fire during a thunderstorm.

Councillor raises more than £22,000 for soldiers' charity

3:35pm Friday 8th August 2014

A CHARITY which provides vital help and support for wounded, injured and sick soldiers is to receive a £22,000 boost – thanks to the efforts of a former county council chairman.

Help for Heroes calling for intern to help prepare for fundraising ball

1:33pm Friday 8th August 2014

A CHARITY supporting wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans is offering a short internship to help in its preparations for a fundraising winter ball.

Information screen planned for nature reserve

The Northern Echo: FUNDS APPEAL: Elizabeth Dickinson and Ruth Farrow at the Foxglove Covert local nature reserve. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8661558)

4:03pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A FORMER school teacher is helping to put visitors in the picture about a unique nature reserve.

Community group leaders learn about the benefits of the great outdoors

The Northern Echo: GREAT OUTDOORS: Group leaders Lucy Borthwick, from Hambleton and Richmondshire Young Carers; Emily Harbron from A1 Community Works; Maria Hamilton, Home-Start Richmondshire; Kerry Ellis, Home-Start Richmondshire; Kevin Pellat, Across in the Woods; Stuart

3:11pm Monday 4th August 2014

LEADERS working with disadvantaged groups in Catterick Garrison have received free training to learn how to improve the health and well-being of their clients by spending time in the great outdoors.

North Yorkshire men's holiday exploits in the US go viral

The Northern Echo: GONE VIRAL: From left, Anthony Kirkby and Paul Tranter have become an internet sensation.

8:44pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

THE exploits of two North Yorkshire men on holiday in America have gone viral with more than half a million people following their adventures on-line.

UPDATED: Police investigate report of serious sexual assault in Catterick Garrison

The Northern Echo:

3:29pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating a serious sexual assault which took place Catterick Garrison at the weekend.

Man attacked as he walks home

3:22pm Friday 1st August 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Catterick Garrison.

Woman saves horse from uncertain future and makes him a dressage star

The Northern Echo: DRESSAGE STAR: Aimee Gascgoine on Sonny, who came fourth in a dressage competition, with trainer Melissa Chapman

2:03pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WHEN injury put paid to racing for Son du Silence the future looked bleak.

Nursing home holds a fundraising week for residents to enjoy

The Northern Echo: CHARITY RUN: Some of the staff and their families doing the charity run around the grounds of Rosedale Nursing Home at Catterick Garrison.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

8:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NURSING home aiming to break down misconceptions of how residents live has held a week-long fundraising activity week for all the family.

Appeal to replace music collection destroyed in fire goes viral

The Northern Echo: CHARITY CHEQUE: John Hacking, left, presents the cheque to Alzheimer's Society services manager Pam Crawford, watched by Royal Mail delivery office manager Ian Allan and Mark Littler, from Tennants Auctioneers. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY.

6:32am Friday 25th July 2014

A MUSIC lover whose huge album collection was turned to ash in a house fire has spoken of his amazement and gratitude after an on-line appeal for replacements went viral.

Dismay as garrison thrift shop is forced to close after 50 years

The Northern Echo: CLOSING DOWN: Volunteers from the Thrift shop in Catterick Garrison, which is to close as the MOD does not have room to house them.

2:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS have spoken of their sadness at a Ministry of Defence decision to close a garrison thrift shop that has been a community hub for 50 years.

CD SALES of choir and band concert raise a further £2,700 to Northern Echo appeal

The Northern Echo: CD SALES: Phoenix House executive officer Melanie Dickinson received the cheque from members of the Military WAGS choir

12:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ORGANISERS of a concert which brought together a military choir and bands of the Dales to raise cash for a Help for Heroes recovery centre have handed over a further £2,700 from CD sales.

Cage fighter must take anger management course after coma assault

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

6:15am Thursday 17th July 2014

A CAGE fighter whose brutal assault led to a man spending six days in an induced coma has walked free from court after a judge agreed he had been subjected to “extreme provocation”.

Nurse has been named mental health student of the year from her university

The Northern Echo: MENTAL HEALTH: Corporal Jessica Byrne with her award

5:52pm Monday 14th July 2014

A MILITARY nurse has scooped a prestigious award from the university where she was training.

Ex-soldier set for family reunion after Indian arms charges dropped

The Northern Echo: CHARGES DROPPED: Nicholas Simpson, from Catterick Garrison, was among a group of six Britons held over arms on the MV Seaman Guard Ohio

1:43pm Monday 14th July 2014

A FORMER serviceman is set to return to his family after being held for months in India over arms charges.

Decades of loyal service rewarded

The Northern Echo: LOYAL SERVICE: Brigadier Charlie Herbert presenting the Imperial Service Medal to Elizabeth House outside Baden-Powell House, the headquarters of 4 Mechanized Brigade.

4:15pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A LOYAL civil servant who worked for the military at Catterick Garrison for 30 years has been awarded a top honour to mark her devoted service.

Man arrested

2:39pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

POLICE investigating two incidents of indecent exposure in Bedale and Catterick late last month have made an arrest. A 55-year-old man from the Northallerton area was arrested on July 8 and has now been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.



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