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Works starts on new rail platform

The Northern Echo: NEW PLATFORM: Cllr Wilkinson, right, with leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Robson and John Graham, Northallerton West project manager and Philip Smith, Wensleydale Railway Trust secretary.

2:22pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORK has started on a £51,000 scheme to link the Wensleydale Railway to Northallerton.

Theatre group brings tale of disastrous team-building exercise to the stage

The Northern Echo: VILLAGE THEATRE: Neville's Island tells the story of four businessmen on a team-building exercise gone wrong.  (l-r) Paul Howlett as Neville, Barrie Robinson as Gordon, Alex Bilby as Angus.  Back row, Gary Greening as Roy

2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A VILLAGE theatre group is gearing up for its latest production - after experiencing a new lease of life in the past three years.

Policeman hailed a hero after saving 79-year-old's life when he collapsed in the street

The Northern Echo: LIFE SAVER: Inspector Eamon Clarke with Denis Peirson

4:33pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN has expressed is gratitude to the policeman who administered life-saving first aid after he collapsed when his heart stopped.

St Teresa's Hospice opens new charity shop in Northallerton

The Northern Echo: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The Mayor Of Northallerton, Cllr John Forrest opening the new St Teresa's Hospice home shop in Northallerton, with chief executive Jane Bradshaw.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:22pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A HOSPICE that provides care for people with life-limiting illness in their own homes and as a day care service has opened a new shop in Northallerton.

Early microscopes belonging to botanist David Bellamy to go up for auction

2:18pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A PRIVATE collection of Victorian microscopes and other scientific instruments belonging to botanist David Bellamy are to go up for auction this week.

Store raises thousands for breast cancer support group

The Northern Echo: AFTERNOON TEA: (l-r): Member of the Friarage Hospital's Breast Cancer Support group Val Wilson, Barkers department store womenswear buyer Jane Hunter with support group volunteers Sheila Simpson and Molly Barker.

1:49pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire department store has managed to raise thousands of pounds for a support group which helps women suffering breast cancer.

North Yorkshire veteran takes part in historic vigil

The Northern Echo: VIGIL: Felix Agbotsu took part in a series of 30 minute vigils to commemorate fallen soldiers of WW1 during a ceremony at The Cenotaph in London to launch the annual Poppy Appeal. Photo: Alison Baskerville

6:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire veteran paralysed from the neck down was among those chosen to take part in an historic watch at The Cenotaph in Central London.

Hambleton sport heroes honoured in award ceremony

The Northern Echo: SPORT STARS: Some of the winners with Councillor John Prest

5:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

LOCAL sporting heroes have been recognised for their commitment and passion.

On-line tribute to the dead

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A UNIQUE memorial to the fallen of a whole community which became the first online tribute in Britain is being updated and improved to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Department store boss voices concerns over designer outlet plans

1:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEPARTMENT store boss has voiced serious concerns over a proposed designer outlet village – which he says would be detrimental to the fragile economies of local market towns.

Boys charged with attempted robbery in park

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

6:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO 15-year-old boys have been charged over an attempted robbery in which a woman suffered a facial injury.

Hospice homecare charity asks people to think about financial legacies

The Northern Echo: RAISING FUNDS: Christine Robinson, fundraising co-ordinator for Herriot Hospice Homecare (left) and Jane Croshaw, a volunteer for the charity during a recent fundraising initiative

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CHARITY which provides hospice care in people’s homes says financial legacies left in wills has enabled it to offer a much better service.

New crime figures for Northallerton

2:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE were more than 50 reported crimes and 48 reports of anti-social behaviour in North Yorkshire’s county town last month.

Bonfire spectacular secured by three-year deal

2:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of a Bonfire Night extravaganza that regularly attracts crowds of more than 5,000 people has been secured for another three years.

Family perplexed by giant pumpkin

The Northern Echo: FAIRY DUST: The pumpkin grown by Deanna Arrowsmith from Brompton.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FAMILY could have been forgiven for thinking a fairy godmother had been at work after discovering a pumpkin had ballooned to mammoth proportions.

Fresh appeal following Northallerton robbery

The Northern Echo: BLACK EYE: The injured woman.

6:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE investigating the robbery of a woman in a park in Northallerton have released an image of her injuries.

Woman dragged to the ground and robbed by youths in Northallerton

The Northern Echo: Call council hotline to report ASB

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN was dragged to the ground and robbed as she walked home through a town park, police have revealed.

Campaigners for a learning disability village to light Danby Beacon

The Northern Echo: test

4:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUPPORTERS of a North Yorkshire community for people with learning disabilities are gathering on Sunday to light a beacon as a sign of hope for the future.

School prepares the way for possible major changes

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL TOUR: Isabella Bowland, 13, shows off work carried out in design technology.

2:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS and pupils were given a glimpse of life at a school which is on the brink of a new era in education.

Concerns raised at 36 per cent drop in number of prison officers in North-East jails

The Northern Echo: H.M Durham Prison.

12:02am Monday 20th October 2014

PRISON officers are being sent from the North-East to the south of the country to cover shortfalls despite significant drops in staffing levels at the region's jails, according to research by a prison reform charity.

Brass band sounds intention to relocate base

The Northern Echo: SHOW TIME: Northallerton Silver Band performs its Last Night of the Proms concert, at The Forum

2:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BRASS band which seeks to develop the musical talents of its members is searching for a practise and concert venue after outgrowing its purpose-built base.

Tattooist battles discrimination after being turned away by nightclub

The Northern Echo: NIGHTCLUB RULE: Miki Lane who was turned away from Club Amadeus, in Northallerton, because of her tattoos  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

A TATTOO shop worker has launched a campaign to counter discrimination against people who display their tattoos after being refused entry to a nightclub.

Wind of change for bean-swamped food bank

The Northern Echo: BEAN UNINDATED: Volunteer Geoff Batterbee with some of the baked beans at the Hambleton Food Share.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:31am Friday 17th October 2014

THEY are full of protein, fibre and iron, and even have a playground song dedicated to their health benefits and effects on bodily function.

North Yorkshire Police outline plans for tackling child sex exploitation

5:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police has published a report into the force's priorities for tackling child sex exploitation.

Centenarian who campaigned tirelessly for animal welfare has died, aged 101.

5:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CENTENARIAN who dedicated her life to caring for homeless animals and who inspired a character from a James Herriot novel has died, aged 101.

New head for leading charity

3:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CHARITY that provides end of life care to people in their homes in North Yorkshire has appointed a new chief executive.

Hospital doctor retires from medicine to focus on religion

4:25pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HOSPITAL doctor who has worked part-time as a vicar for the past ten years is hanging up his stethoscope to concentrate on a full-time job as a priest.

Law firm recruits local apprentices

The Northern Echo: LOCAL APPRENTICES: Coles Solicitors’ new apprentices Lauren Almond and Annabel Charlton in the Northallerton office

1:51pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWO young apprentices are cutting their teeth in the legal world after being employed by a North Yorkshire law firm.

Christmas shoe box appeal

12:24pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CHRISTMAS shoebox appeal is being launched to support families experiencing extreme poverty in Transylvania.

US Naval aircraft spotted dumping fuel over North Yorkshire town - but residents are assured it was safe

The Northern Echo: US NAVY: An example of a P3-Orion

5:59pm Monday 13th October 2014

A US NAVAL aircraft currently based at RAF Leeming stunned onlookers yesterday (Sunday, Oct 12) when it appeared to dump fuel in the air before flying back towards the North Yorkshire aerodrome.

Sheep go shopping - at Baa-rkers

The Northern Echo: SHOPPING SHEEP: Shopping can be a thirsty business for a sheep.

2:37pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A FLOCK of sheep went shopping at the weekend – to promote the benefits of wool.

Garden nursery takes on haunting guise for Halloween

The Northern Echo: PUMPKIN PATCH: Workers at Northdale Horticulture in Northallerton prepare for their forthcoming Halloween festival

10:46am Sunday 12th October 2014

A GARDEN nursery is going to take on a more haunting guise during a spooky Halloween celebration for all ages.

Extra scrutiny in fight against child exploitation

The Northern Echo: POLICE: Chief Constable Dave Jones is fully supporting the additional  inspection of safeguarding procedures

7:23pm Thursday 9th October 2014

EFFORTS to safeguard children from sexual exploitation will come under increased scrutiny in North Yorkshire.

Search for owners of stolen bikes

The Northern Echo: STOLEN BIKE: Is this bike yours?

4:49pm Thursday 9th October 2014

POLICE in Northallerton are trying to re-unite two mountain bikes and a quad bike, which they believe are stolen, with their rightful owners.

Mum and daughter take the plunge for hospital as thank you for cancer care

The Northern Echo: DAREDEVIL RESTS: Donna Ainsley tries out the new couch while Rosalind Tetlow, consultant breast practitioner, looks on.

2:24pm Thursday 9th October 2014

MOTHER and daughter Donna and Samantha Ainsley went to great heights to give a financial boost to the Friarage Hospital’s Scott suite cancer unit.

Bus service pilot to start on Monday to take patients from Friarage to James Cook

5:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A HOSPITAL cross-site shuttle bus will be launched on Monday (13 October) following recent changes to children’s and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital.

Deadline looms on spending consultation

3:34pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

RESIDENTS and business owners in Hambleton have just two weeks left to have their say on what the local council should be spending money on – and on the levels of tax it levies.

Hero airman risks his life to save woman after she falls overboard from ferry

The Northern Echo:

4:55pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AIRMAN Gordon Wilkie has been praised for his “extraordinary courage” - after he put his own life on the line to save a young woman from the treacherous waters of the Penang Straits.

New babies christen midwife unit at the Friarage

The Northern Echo: New babies: Lisa and Oscar and Rebecca and baby mark the opening of the new midwife led centre at the Friarage

5:19pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE controversial rebirth of a maternity hospital as a midwifery led unit has been marked with the arrival of two baby boys.

Jewel of a event is held at prestigious North Yorkshire restaurant

The Northern Echo: PROFESSIONAL OPINION: Antiques Roadshow expert Susan Rumfitt pictured with an amethyst and pearl pendant circa 1890 during her appearance at a ladies' lunch at the Cleveland Tontine off the A19 near Northallerton.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:29pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A TV antiques expert delighted ladies who lunch at a special event this week.

Rare collection of Northallerton clocks on display at Tennants, Leyburn

The Northern Echo: CLOCK MAN: David Severs with his Northallerton clocks

2:15pm Monday 6th October 2014

A ONCE in a generation exhibition of historic clocks and watches has opened to raise money for a hospital scanner appeal.

Police to maintain officer numbers in city after selling station

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

5:06pm Monday 6th October 2014

POLICE have pledged to maintain officer numbers in a city after announcing plans to sell its former Western Area Headquarters to a property developer.

Restaurant owner fined for not having a licence

The Northern Echo: ECONOMY FOCUS: Northallerton High Street, where traders have reported losses in income of up to 40 per cent since the introduction of parking charges

4:37pm Monday 6th October 2014

THE owner of a takeaway restaurant in Northallerton has been fined £2,000 for running his business without a licence.

Appeal for potential witnesses to come forward

4:20pm Monday 6th October 2014

NORTHALLERTON police have issued CCTV images of people they believe could hold vital evidence about a vicious assault which left a man with serious injuries.

Woman accused of committing benefit fraud to appear at Teesside Crown Court

3:28pm Monday 6th October 2014

A WOMAN charged with defrauding Hambleton District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions out of more than £44,000 has been committed to crown court for trial.

Public put local food and drink store in line for top award

The Northern Echo: BIG CHEESES: Lewis & Cooper in Northallerton

5:37pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A PUBLIC vote has put one of the region’s best-known food and drink stores on the shortlist for a prestigious wine industry award.

Live sheep to be brought into menswear department

1:22pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A DEPARTMENT store hopes visitors will flock through the doors when they celebrate North Yorkshire’s farming heritage.

Town centre guru to advise traders on boosting economy

The Northern Echo: ECONOMY FOCUS: Northallerton High Street, where traders have reported losses in income of up to 40 per cent since the introduction of parking charges

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A RETAIL development tycoon is set to advise Northallerton business owners and community leaders about how a northern market town has united to tackle challenges such as parking charges and internet shopping.

New paths for walkers without wheels

The Northern Echo: Northallerton walks: From left to right Rosemary Bateman, Fran Grover, Robert Donaldson, George Bateman, Peter Fowler and Ian Hobson of the Northallerton Ramblers and Andy Brown, North Yorkshire County Council Ranger.

12:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WALKERS are being encouraged to ditch the car with the launch of a series of special routes.

NHS bosses reassure patients over closing hospital services

6:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NHS bosses have moved to reassure patients over treatment availability, following the closure of consultant-led paediatric and maternity services at a general hospital.

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