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Charcoal cheese and other unusual varieties for tasting

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

6:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A GOURMET food store is holding a fortnight-long celebration of great cheese from Yorkshire and beyond.

Plan to build houses between two railway lines approved

5:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PLAN to build a housing development on a parcel of land between the East Coast Main Line and a heavily used freight railway line has been approved.

Fundraising appeal to help young boy with cerebral palsy enjoy the outdoors again

The Northern Echo: ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS: Ross Tulloch with his dog Tay in a three-wheeler buggy he has now outgrown. The youngsters needs another three-wheeler buggy in order to enjoy the outdoors again

12:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to buy a simple piece of equipment which will allow a young boy explore the outdoors.

Fellowship aims to create first new church in town for decades

The Northern Echo: CHURCH PLAN: The former gymnasium in Romanby Road, which Northallerton Community Christian Centre wants to transform

5:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE leaders of a Christian fellowship have launched a bid to create the first new church in a town for decades.

Three sets of siblings to take to the stage

The Northern Echo: IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR STREET: Christian and Caitlin Calgie, from Great Ayton, preparing for their roles in Our House in York.

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

THREE sets of siblings from the Hambleton area will be taking to the stage this summer for a large theatre production.

Battle to save Friarage Hospital services is abandoned

The Northern Echo: BATTLE MARCH: Richmond MP William Hague and Councillor John Blackie leading a protest in Northallerton over the Friarage Hospital service changes in 2012

6:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE leaders of a lengthy and bitter battle to retain children's and maternity services at a hospital have admitted defeat after being told legal action against the NHS would be risky.

A19 reopens following fatal crash involving lorry and agricultural vehicle

The Northern Echo: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

3:48pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE A19 is closed in both directions near Northallerton following a serious collision between a lorry and an agricultural vehicle. 

Vicious assault endangers man's eyesight

The Northern Echo: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

12:39pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN suffered a serious eye injury when he was kicked in the face after a night out.

Carnival hailed as best one yet

The Northern Echo: NORTHALLERTON CARNIVAL: Rock n Rose perform at Northallerton Carnival.

5:27pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A CARNIVAL spirit took over Northallerton High Street today (July 13) for the annual fun family event.

Karate kid has been selected to compete for England.

The Northern Echo: KARATE KID: Rebecca Boakes is training with England squad

4:25pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A MARTIAL arts student is on a high after being selected by her country.

Carnival organisers appeal for sponsors to help keep the tradition alive

The Northern Echo: FESTIVAL FUN: Scenes from a previous year's Northallerton Carnival

3:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

CARNIVAL organisers are appealing for new committee members to come forward with fresh ideas amid concerns over the event's finances.

Centenarian calls for larger say for OAPs

The Northern Echo: RALLYING CALL: Bob Dales, who has celebrated his 100th birthday

1:49pm Friday 11th July 2014

A CENTENARIAN deemed unfit to serve in the Armed Forces at the outset of the Second World War has marked his100th birthday - with rallying call to help elderly people.

Students rewarded for being top of the class

The Northern Echo: TOP TEENS: Students James Martin and Lois Farndale with their awards.

1:18pm Friday 11th July 2014

A YOUNG musician can be forgiven for blowing his own trumpet after winning a prestigious award.

Gaby Alderson Appeal boosted by string of events

The Northern Echo: GREAT LENGTHS: Gaby Alderson with Northallerton Amateur Swimming Club head coach Greg Ient at the sponsored swim

2:05pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A DRIVE to raise funds for a girl battling a rare and aggressive cancer has received a boost following a string of events.

Government growth money to help create major housing development

The Northern Echo: GROWTH FUNDING: Northallerton High Street. Government growth funding has been released to create a major housing development of nearly 1,000 homes to the north of the town.

3:46pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A MAJOR housing and employment development in North Yorkshire’s county town will be one of the projects to benefit from the government’s growth deal funding.

School honours its own students

The Northern Echo: "VERY PROUD": Winner of the Ben Hyde Award for competitive spirit in sport and presenter for the evening Theadora Crocker, 14.

3:37pm Monday 7th July 2014

ACADEMIC excellence, sporting ability and community spirit were all rewarded at a North Yorkshire school award ceremony.

Campaigners' dismay as no funding for rural rail link study

4:37pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to reinstate a railway to link between North and West Yorkshire are dismayed that a local authority hasn’t provided financial support after publically backing it.

"Green" car proves a success

The Northern Echo: ON CHARGE: Broadacres’ Property Director Paul Lightfoot charges the car with Hazel Coupe, marketing manager at RMB Automotive.

2:55pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN electric car has staff all charged up at the Northalleron-based Broadacres Housing Association.

Bike ability day proves a hit

The Northern Echo: BIKE ABILITY: Participants show their appreciation as they try some of the machines on offer.

2:12pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TOUR de France fever helped Hambleton’s first-ever bike ability day turn into a big success.

Cannabis addict jailed for three years for terrifying axe robbery on local store

The Northern Echo: AXE ROBBERY: Marcus Richardson

6:36am Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN apprentice painter and decorator was yesterday (July 2) jailed for three years after using an axe to rob a village store yards from his own home.

One-legged thief jailed after failing to get away with stolen lorry

4:19pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A ONE-LEGGED thief who was recruited as a getaway driver in order to steal a high value lorry from a crime-hit industrial estate has been jailed for 18 months.

Remedy needed for 'Failing' South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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4:06pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CASH-strapped South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes James Cook in Middlesbrough and The Friarage in Northallerton, has been found in breach of its licence to provide healthcare.

Allertonshire School opens doors to public as children play fair for charity

The Northern Echo: COFFEE TIME: Niamh Wheldon, 12, serves her grandmother Jennifer Davies at the charity coffee morning.

2:06pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

STUDENTS proved that life can be fair when they staged an annual event for charity.

Disabled athlete's joy at being selected for Commonwealth Games

The Northern Echo: ON TRACK: Will Smith, who will compete in the 1500m T54 at the Commonwealth Games

3:37pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A TEENAGER with Spina Bifida who trains alongside six-time Paralympic gold medalist David Weir has spoken of his joy at being selected to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Top chefs help attract record turnout to food festival

The Northern Echo: POPULAR DRAW: Brian Turner cooking a charlotte of roast chicken at the Homegrown Food Festival

1:30pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

MORE than 4,000 visitors sampled a diverse range of produce and gained cooking and growing tips at the biggest Northallerton Homegrown Food Festival yet.

Youngsters strut their stuff on the catwalk

The Northern Echo: FASHION CASH: Northallerton College textile students join pupils from the Dales School for a cheque handover featuring proceeds from the fashion show, L-R, Amy Hall, Ruth Chapman, Maisy Bradbury, Jake Burgess, Kieran Dowson, Jacob Brown, Dan Coburn and Ad

1:23pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS put their creative talents to good use to help others and give a financial boost to two good causes.

Students brighten council life

The Northern Echo: SPACE ART: Emily Renwick, 16, with her space travel interactive wall hanging

1:55pm Monday 30th June 2014

STUDENTS showed how far their creativity could travel after setting up an exhibition for the public to enjoy.

Friarage team clean up at awards ceremony

The Northern Echo: TOP TEAM: Staff from the Friarage Hospital’s hotel services team with their awards.

5:19pm Sunday 29th June 2014

THE hotel services team at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton are celebrating after cleaning up at a recent awards ceremony.

Museums and university buildings discussed for town centre revamp

The Northern Echo: MASTERPLAN: Ideas for redeveloping Northallerton Prison have been put forward

8:01pm Friday 27th June 2014

MORE details of how a former prison could be converted were revealed as a council discussed a masterplan to redevelop a town centre.

Traders claim high street parking charges are blighting businesses

The Northern Echo: TRADE CONCERNS: Empty car parking spaces on Northallerton High Street, as cars queue

3:05pm Friday 27th June 2014

HIGH street traders have claimed a council parking scheme which aimed to increase the number of their customers has backfired and is blighting their businesses.

Teen ref is a force to be reckoned with

The Northern Echo: JESS SHUKER: Whistle at the ready.

1:19pm Friday 27th June 2014

A TEENAGE referee is hoping for promotion as she makes a name for herself on the football pitch.

Teenager Sally is fashionably on form

The Northern Echo: FASHION STAKES: Student Sally Hughlock, left, with model Emily Naylor from Morton Gledhill The Fashion Team.

4:28pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

UP-AND-COMING fashion designer Sally Hughlock is in for a busy time when she takes part in the country’s biggest countryside show next month.

Horse and trap pair seriously injured in collision with van

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

1:33pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A TEEANGER and a man suffered serious injuries after a collision with a van on a road beside the A19.

Obstacle race boosts Gaby Alderson neuroblastoma appeal by £1,200

The Northern Echo: CHALLENGING COURSE: Runners climb over a wall during the fundraising race at Queen Mary's School, near Thirsk

5:52pm Monday 23rd June 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has raised more than £1,200 for a friend battling a rare cancer by staging an obstacle race.

Hotel, restaurant, pub and homes included in vision for Northallerton's redevelopment

3:12pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE MASTERPLAN that will drive a major redevelopment of the centre of North Yorkshire’s county town has been drawn up following months of consultation.

The influence of art laid bare

The Northern Echo: COLLEGE ART: Student Emma Wilson shows off her work.

4:20pm Friday 20th June 2014

AN exhibition of art will show how it influences everything from archaeology to architecture.

Youth activities credited for improving anti-social behaviour figures

The Northern Echo: BEST BEHAVIOUR: Broadacres Housing Association tackles anti-social behaviour

12:39pm Friday 20th June 2014

A DROP in anti-social behaviour on housing association estates has been credited to activities designed to divert young people away from causing a nuisance on the streets.

Police release images of wanted men

The Northern Echo: CCTV IMAGE: One of the suspects

3:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

DETECTIVES investigating an attempted burglary have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Man smeared dog excrement on pregnant teenager's face

The Northern Echo: JAIL TERM: Ryan Elsworth, of Brompton, near Northallerton, who attacked a pregnant teenage girl

5:14pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A JOBLESS man who smeared dog excrement over the face of a pregnant teenager has been jailed for four years.

Children affected by Chernobyl disaster visit Northallerton for respite

The Northern Echo: AMBULANCE EXPERIENCE: Children from Chernobyl during an emergency services community day in Northallerton.

5:35pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

CHILDREN on an immune system-boosting trip to Northallerton from Chernobyl have enjoyed a community event hosted by North Yorkshire Police.

Woman rescued from house fire

The Northern Echo: WOMAN RESCUED: Woman rescued after late-night blaze.

6:54pm Monday 16th June 2014

A WOMAN was treated in hospital after being rescued from her burning home by firefighters.

Seventy years of wedded bliss

The Northern Echo: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Mr and Mrs Ferry are presented with a bouquet by Hambleton  District Council's vice-chairman Stephen Dickins and his wife Margaret.

2:45pm Monday 16th June 2014

A COUPLE who met and wed during the dark days of the Second World War have celebrated 70 years of happy marriage.

Parents raise money in memory of 18-month-old daughter

The Northern Echo: GREAT RUN: Michael and Caroline Hodgson who are entering the Great North Run to raise funds for the Bubble Foundation in memory of their daughter Aiesha. Mr Hodgson has dyed his hair blue to match the foundation's colours. Picture by Keith Taylor

6:36am Monday 16th June 2014

THE PARENTS of an 18-month-old girl who died of a rare immune disorder are preparing to embark on a fundraising run for the unit that cared for her.

Visitors flock to North Yorkshire County Show

The Northern Echo: STUNT DRIVER: Jez Avery entertains the crowd

6:30pm Sunday 15th June 2014

FAIR weather and record numbers of entries attracted a bumper turn-out at the 36th North Yorkshire County Show.

Villagers reach fundraising target for community hall

11:14am Sunday 15th June 2014

MANY months of fundraising by villagers of all ages has enabled a community to raise more than £60,000 needed to redevelop its village hall.

Help Northallerton FC with a spot of DIY - plea

6:31pm Friday 13th June 2014

PLAYERS and fans are being urged to help out a non-league football club on Saturday (June 14) with a spot of DIY.

Young inventors put their thinking caps on for the Tour de France

The Northern Echo: YOUNG INVENTOR: Lauren Austin, 13, checks out a 3D printer.

12:37pm Friday 13th June 2014

YOUNG inventors have been enjoying a lightbulb moment after being challenged to design a warning device for riders of the Tour de France.

Family receive £12m settlement in High Court ruling for severely disabled Toby

The Northern Echo: HELP FOR TOBY: Toby Hart, seven, was severely disabled at birth.

6:10pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THE FAMILY of a seven-year-old boy left severely disabled after medical staff failed to spot his abnormal heartbeat during birth were today (June 12) awarded a £12m compensation settlement.

Tractors help on trip to Australia

The Northern Echo: OZ-BOUND: The Northallerton scouts and leaders who will be heading to Australia next January.

4:26pm Thursday 12th June 2014

VINTAGE and classic tractors will take to the road later this month – to help a group of youngsters travel half-way round the globe.

Artist takes her place in dolphin parade

The Northern Echo: REACH FOR THE STARS: Loz Atkinson with her dolphin design. It will be one of 50 sculptures decorated by artists which will forma dolphin trail

1:41pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A LIFE-SIZED dolphin sculpture painted by an artist in North Yorkshire is to form part of an open-air art exhibition.

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