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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.

Military put the Tour to the test

The Northern Echo: SCOTT ARTHUR: "Great to be chosen."

1:37pm Friday 4th July 2014

ROYAL Marine Leon Marshall knows exactly how tough the route of the Yorkshire Grand Depart will be – after cycling the entire distance.

Opinions divided over plans for new £50m designer shopping village

The Northern Echo: DESIGNER OUTLET: An artist's impression of the new designer village at Scotch Corner.

6:40am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS to create a £50m designer outlet village at Scotch Corner have been met with mixed reactions. Draft proposals for a 250,000 sq ft complex featuring 90 stores from top luxury brands, including Armani, Gucci and Prada, were yesterday revealed by The Northern Echo.

Car involved in double fatal was driven at 83mph in 40 zone, inquest told

The Northern Echo:

6:58pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A SOLDIER who died in a car crash earlier this year was being driven at more than 80mph in a 40mph zone, an inquest heard today (July 1).

Fancy dress day helps raise funds for new computer suite

The Northern Echo: IT CROWD: Captain Jack, Roy McCormack, is captured by young pirates Caitlin Clements, left, and Holly Glendinning, both six

5:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

VISITORS joined the IT crowd as they helped a Hollywood lookalike raise money for school computers at a school fair.

Police issue image of car whose driver they want to interview in connection with indecent exposure

The Northern Echo:

4:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

Detectives investigating incidents of indecent exposure in North Yorkshire have issued of picture of a car they need to trace.

Mercury 'jewel' named after Battle of Catterick poet

The Northern Echo: OUTER SPACE: A NASA Messenger mission image of craters on Mercury, one of which has been named after the poet Aneirin

12:02am Thursday 26th June 2014

ONE of the largest features on the planet Mercury has been named after a Dark Ages poet, famed for writing about a 6th Century battle for Yorkshire and the North-East.

Performance experts asked to give workshops for veterans

The Northern Echo: FOR HEROES: The Northern Echo is running an appeal to raise £100,000 for a performing arts facility at Phoenix House

1:51pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

EXPERTS in music, dance and theatre are being called upon to use their talents to help wounded, injured and sick veterans and military personnel with their recovery process.

Rare burrowing mud snail discovered at North Yorkshire nature reserve

The Northern Echo: BACK TO NATURE: Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve ponds. (7386507)

6:04am Monday 23rd June 2014

THE British Army has made a splash with the discovery of a rare and endangered snail.

Students create poetry based on perceptions of war as part of national competition

The Northern Echo: WORDS OF WAR: Catterick Garrison Commander Stephen Padgett, Feelgood Theatre Productions artistic director Caroline Clegg and Risedale Sports and Community College associate principal John Kelly

12:50pm Friday 20th June 2014

YOUNG poets have been replacing ballistics with linguistics as they helped launch a national search for public perceptions of war.

Youngster determined to raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in thanks for the support it gave his uncle

The Northern Echo: DETERMINED YOUNGSTER: Eight year old Harley Latcham from Catterick village is taking part in the mini Great North Run to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Newcastle RVI where his uncle was recently treated.

12:48pm Friday 20th June 2014

A DETERMINED youngster has raised almost £400 in preparation for the Mini Great North Run in support of his uncle who has been undergoing treatment at a teenage cancer unit.

Musical theatre group raises more than £1,300 for The Northern Echo's appeal for Phoenix House

The Northern Echo: (7313887)

3:47pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A NORTH-East musical theatre group has raised more than £1,300 for a Northern Echo appeal from collections after each of its recent shows to support Help for Heroes.

Veterans encouraged to try power lifting after visit from GB team and Commonwealth athlete

The Northern Echo: HEAVY SESSION: Micky Yule training at Phoenix House, Catterick Garrison,  for the power-lifting event, helped by British coach, Rik Partridge.

6:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL veteran who is due to take part in the Commonwealth Games despite losing both his legs has been encouraging North-East and North Yorkshire veterans and personnel to get into power-lifting.

Thieves steal bikes belonging to wounded veterans and personnel ahead of Iron Man triathlon

The Northern Echo: STOLEN BIKE: Veteran Paul Fee with his Scott bike he received from Help For Heroes

6:03am Tuesday 17th June 2014

HEARTLESS thieves have stolen 12 specialist racing bikes belonging to wounded and injured veterans and service personnel ahead of an Iron Man triathlon.

Parachute company staff take on gruelling 24-hour challenge for charity

The Northern Echo: LOG RACE: Members of the Parachute Regiment taking part in a mad 24-hour endurance test at Catterick to raise cash for the regiment's charity and the Afghanistan Trust.

10:38am Thursday 12th June 2014

A GRUELLING charity challenge to fit a week’s worth of specialist Army training into 24-hours has been taken up for the first time.

Tesco store forced to close due to rat sightings

The Northern Echo: RAT PROBLEM: Tesco in Catterick Garrison was closed to deal with pests.

6:09am Thursday 12th June 2014

SHOPPERS at a Tesco superstore were shocked to find a less than desirable four-legged consumer while collecting their groceries.

Teenager creates mural showing the different courses run by her college

The Northern Echo: WALL  ART: Student Abi Davies looks on at part of the mural she has created at the Darlington College site at Catterick.

2:23pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A TALENTED teen has created a mural on the walls of her college in Catterick Garrison after being challenged by staff to produce artwork that would inspire students.

Youngster's t-shirt for veterans impresses competition judges

The Northern Echo: WINNING T-SHIRT: Lily Nicholson-Hume, 10, with veterans from left: Fred Bates, Martin Edwards and Andy Lake; and Tom Orde-Powlett, whose family owns Bolton Castle, at Phoenix House, Catterick Garrison.

9:15pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A YOUNGSTER impressed competition judges with her t-shirt design featuring a golden phoenix for veterans at a Help for Heroes recovery centre.

Man who risked losing his leg after a blood clot is preparing for a gruelling ultra-marathon

The Northern Echo: MARATHON MAN: Rob Lister halfway through The Wall ultra marathon last year.

11:27am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A MAN who faced losing his leg after suffering a blood clot 13 years ago is preparing to take part in a gruelling 69-mile ultra marathon along Hadrian's Wall.

Help for Heroes cyclists mark halfway point on marathon cycle ride

The Northern Echo: PEDAL POWER: Former soldier Mikey Hall, who was paralysed in a training accident, arrives at Catterick Garrison together with co-rider Mark Airey and other members of the Tartan Express charity bike ride. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton

6:21pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

INJURED servicemen and veterans were amongst a group of cyclists who endured unrelenting rain and hill climbs as they passed through the region on a fundraising challenge.

Phoenix House golfers tee up for European competition

The Northern Echo: HELP FOR HEROES: Golfers from Catterick-based Phoenix House Recovery Centre, Paul Nichol, centre, and Ges Almond, right, get some tips from Rockliffe golf pro Martyn Stubbings      Picture:TOM BANKS

5:42pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

VETERANS and armed forces personnel have been getting into the swing of things as they prepare to take part in a major European golf tournament.

Major road closed following collision between car and truck

The Northern Echo: (6711069)

1:39pm Sunday 1st June 2014

THREE people escaped a major traffic accident with just minor injuries following a collision between their car and a large goods vehicle on the A1 on Saturday (May 31).

Photographer catalogues Army life for new recruits

The Northern Echo: FRESH RECRUITS: Young soldiers line-up to collect equipment for their 26 weeks of training at Catterick Garrison Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:16pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHER with The Northern Echo has been observing a group of young Army recruits as they undertake their basic training at Catterick Garrison.

Soldier cleared of sexually assaulting a female colleague

The Northern Echo: Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough.

5:16pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A SERVING soldier accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague is free to resume his Army career after he was cleared of the charge by a jury.

Superfit soldier died during training run

The Northern Echo: AFGHANISTAN VETERAN: Pte Michael Ihemere, who died during a training run.

3:41pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A SUPERFIT soldier who collapsed and died on a training run the day after his 26th birthday was the victim of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, an inquest has heard.

Clothing company hits the halfway mark in its aim to raise £1m for Phoenix House

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

6:37pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A CLOTHING firm has reached the halfway mark in its aim to raise £1m for the Help For Heroes recovery centre, Phoenix House.

Residents' anger as insulation work halted

The Northern Echo: UNFINISHED WORK: Michael Waite outside his house Colburn. Picture:Stuart Boulton.

1:11pm Sunday 25th May 2014

RESIDENTS have spoken of their frustration after insulation work on more than a dozen homes was left half-finished.



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