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Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

A school nativity

Having a school nativity? Get it featured in The Northern Echo

Eric Marshall at his house Sunnyside in Bagby near Thirsk in 2011.

Enter our Ho Ho Homes competition and spread a bit of Christmas cheer in your street

NEW JUNCTION: Catterick Central's completion is a major milestone for the £380m upgrade project.

New junction is major milestone for the Great North Road

POPPY SEA: Risedale students brave the rain to remember those lost in conflict.

Sea of poppies pays poignant tribute to war dead at Risedale College

Nick Gullon who produced the timeline charting the First World War in 1915 from The Northern Echo archives

An interactive journey through The Northern Echo archives of First World War 1915

REMEBRANCE: A wreath laid at Darlington Cenotaph.

Guide to Remembrance services in the North-East and North Yorkshire

WHAT'S ON: Guide to fireworks displays in the North-East in 2015

Guide to North-East 2015 fireworks displays

KEN NASH: His tank was targeted by 18 rocket propelled grenades during an attack in Iraq.

Fireworks spark fears for war-stressed veterans

WHEELED SPORTSMEN: Veteran Tony Went, Wheelwrights appeal chairman Stephen Clark, veteran James Holborn, the Master of the Wheelwrights company Ian Armfield and veteran Fred Townsend try out some of the wheelchairs.

Keeping injured veterans on the move

LITTLE GEM: Sophie Pollock who is fundraising for Help for Heroes by making and selling her own jewellery.Picture: Richard Doughty Photography.

Little Sophie is a true gem

HIGH-SPEED: Pumping water into the Swale - the superpump in action.

Investment saves region a small fortune

Appeal after taxi robbery

Appeal after taxi robbery in Brompton-on-Swale

NOT GUILTY OF MURDER: A police mugshot of Cohnor Coleman

Family of Richmond man beaten to death by love rival blame wife Sarah Jackson for the tragedy

Catterick's new seven-screen Empire Cinema has opened its doors. Picture: ANTONY COLLINS

Excitement as new seven-screen cinema opens

Jury deliberating fate of Cohnor Coleman

Jury sent out in North Yorkshire secret lover murder trial

Two cars were destroyed in the blaze at A1 Garage in Tunstall near Catterick Garrison.

Garage owner puts up £1,000 reward to catch arsonists

Thursday 22nd October 2015, Haig House, London Bridge: Private Harmeet Singh holds the first poppy before it sets out on its journey to Downing Street

Soldiers march through London to mark launch of 2015 Poppy Appeal

Cohnor Coleman, who took to the stand in murder trial accused of killing Andrew Jackson

Man who killed secret lover's husband 'like a cage fighter' says he is 'devastated for him and his family'

Army major spared jail despite possessing thousands of indecent images of children

Army major spared jail despite possessing thousands of indecent images of children

Sarah Jackson gave evidence in the trial of her toyboy Cohnor Coleman, who is accused of the murder of Andrew Jackson

Love-cheat weeps as she is asked to recall night toyboy killed her husband

An example of fly-tipping in Darlington.

Dead deer dumped in North Yorkshire car park an example of England's £50m fly-tipping epidemic

HEAD INJURIES: Andrew Jackson

Richmond murder trial hears killer was having affair with victim's wife

Fort Bridge, near Catterick Racecourse, will be used to plug a gap in the Wensleydale line at Redmire.

Wensleydale Railway buy bridge to allow Aysgarth link

Cinema next part of Catterick Garrison town centre complex to open

Cinema next part of Catterick Garrison town centre complex to open

Kevin Hebron's rare Ford Cortina was destroyed in a fire in the early hours of Monday.

Family's heartbreak after classic car destroyed in suspected arson attack

IN COMMAND: Brigadier Gez Strickland. Picture: Cpl Michael Strachan, Army Photographer.

Soldiers mobilised for major international exercise

HEROES CASH: Cllr Lord presents £1,000 to Melanie Dickinson of Help for Heroes.

Support for inspirational centre for injured veterans

Peter Ramsay escapes prison at Teesside Crown Court - because he's building one

Catterick man who attacked ex-girlfriend and her lover escapes prison - because he's building one

BOXING: Amir Khan with boxers from The Royal Lancers

Former world champion boxer attended Army boxing event

Jobs fair for military personnel and veterans to take place in Catterick

FITTING: Prior to a Help for Heroes charity fashion show at Phoenix House in Catterick, wounded veteran Stevie Docherty tries on a new outfit at Leggs Boutique in Darlington with the help of John Coxon from the store.

Veterans finalise preparations for popular fashion show

CEREMONY: The Duchess of Gloucester opening the new shopping centre at Catterick Garrison, which includes a new hotel, shops and restaurants

New 60-bed hotel expected to bring £5.4m investment to area

CHARITABLE AIM: Members of the Light Dragoons visit the Great North Air Ambulance base ahead of running in the Budapest Marathon

Catterick soldiers run to honour fatal training incident comrade

CARNAGE: Dempsey Tighe avoided jail after going on rampage in stolen car

Teenager went on hour long rampage in stolen car, court hears

CHALLENGE COMPLETED: Help for Heroes Arch to Arc team Inspire celebrate reaching the Arc de Triomphe in France

Wounded veterans celebrate completing 300-mile triathlon challenge

REPAIRS: Margaret Tickner at the Booth Memorial Institute in Catterick Village which is being renovated.  Picture:Richard Doughty Photography

Work has begun to help save historic hall in community

CHALLENGE: Dean Middleton

Seaham veteran takes on gruelling Arch to Arc challenge

PIGS: Planning inspector to consider pig farm rejected by planning committee

Controversial plans for 1,000 place pig farm to be considered by planning inspector

DUCHESS: HRH The Duchess of Gloucester at the opening of the new shopping centre at Catterick Garrison. Picture: STUART BOULTON.. (39429220)

Royal visitor marks opening of £25m Catterick Garrison town centre

MOTORCYCLIST: North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident near Colburn Fire Station

Motorcyclist seriously injured following collision between car and motorcycle in North Yorkshire

WORRY: Resident Anthony Dennis looks through the fence surrounding his estate

Residents' fears over flooding ahead of application for 40 new homes

YOGA: Veteran John Noble with yoga teacher Kelly Bostock

Veteran credits yoga as being a driving force behind his recovery

ACCIDENT SCENE: Emergency services on Catterick Road. Picture: @OscarRomeo1268

Biker seriously injured in Colburn crash

CHILD ABUSE: Major made thousands of images

Army Major faces prison after making thousands of child abuse images

TREK: Walking for the Wounded soldiers pass by Richmond arrive at Catterick as part of their charity Walk of Britain. With the 6 walkers are locals Matthew Opie and Peter Parkhurst (the two kneeling) who joined them for the day's walk Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Veterans complete leg of gruelling Walk of Britain with support from former homeless veterans from Catterick

SPEED: Residents call for motorists to slow down

Residents call for motorists to slow down through village

THEFT: Aaron Forsyth's Citroen Saxo was stolen and then written off last week in Colburn, North Yorkshire.

Colburn mum thanks kind-hearted community for help to replace son's stolen car

GRUELLING: Glenn Prosho gets down to some hard training.

Injured veterans take on the toughest challenge yet

ACCIDENT: A 12-year-old girl hit by bus in Catterick garrison.

12-year-old girl escapes serious injury after being hit by bus


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