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'I do not deliberately expose myself' - former teacher on trial denies sex offences

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough where the original fraud trial took place

6:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER teacher has denied repeatedly exposing himself to his neighbours and passers-by while standing fully naked in his front room window.

Oops! Signs mistake leaves council red-faced

The Northern Echo: One of the offending signs before they were altered.

5:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MOTORISTS did a double-take when they were greeted by signs warning them about Northallerton’s upcoming May Fair.

Disney debut for dance students

The Northern Echo: The dance students who are heading for Disneyland Paris.

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GROUP of young dancers are looking forward to the trip of a lifetime – appearing in front of an international audience at Disneyland Paris.

MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Former teacher repeatedly exposed himself to neighbours from his front room window, court told

The Northern Echo: COURT CASE: Andrew Beasley

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER teacher deliberately exposed himself to his neighbours and passers-by from his front window, a court has been told.

Land of the rising sun comes to North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Kimono World - part of Northallerton's Japan Day.

1:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE public are to be transported to the land of the rising sun – in the very heart of North Yorkshire.

Treasure hunt at Kirkby Fleetham

The Northern Echo: Judging taking place at the dog show at Kirkby Fleetham Feast on Saturday.

12:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

KIRKBY Fleetham Feast is holding a treasure hunt on April 27. Teams or families, a maximum of five, are invited to dress up in racing colours or in fancy dress for a bike tour around the surrounding villages of Scruton, Ainderby, Thrintoft and Langton, starting at the village hall at 2pm. Entry fee is £5 per team and children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. More information on

Car blaze in Northallerton workshop

The Northern Echo: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

6:14pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EXTENSIVE damage was caused to a commercial garage after a car set alight in a workshop in Northallerton. Fire crews from the town and from Bedale were called out to deal with the blaze using four breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and a special ventilation fan. The car in the workshop in Darlington road, was completely burnt out with heat and smoke damage to the workshop itself. The fire happened just before noon on Tuesday April 22, the cause is believed to be accidental.

4x4 blaze and house fire tackled by North Yorks fire crews

The Northern Echo: Flat badly damaged by fire in North Yorkshire town

11:17pm Monday 21st April 2014

A LANDROVER Discovery was destroyed after catching fire on the northbound carriageway of the A19 in North Yorkshire at 3.30pm this afternoon.

Pet owners warned Easter eggs could prove fatal for dogs

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs could prove fatal for curious dogs

6:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOG owners are being warned that their haul of Easter eggs could prove poisonous to curious pets.

North Yorkshire news in brief

The Northern Echo: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

4:58pm Monday 21st April 2014

Chef show: Leading Yorkshire chef Stephanie Moon will be visit Bedale High School on May 13 to demonstrate some traditional French and Yorkshire foods to the school’s catering students. The visit is part of a new project celebrating the Yorkshire stages of the Tour de France.

Students attend Passport to the Future event

The Northern Echo: Dales School student Jacob Brown, 17, with dad Richard Brown, of Thirsk and a Dalek made by students from Northdale, Northallerton, at the Passport to the Future careers day.

4:41pm Monday 21st April 2014

STUDENTS looking to exterminate doubts about the future have been offered help from specialists in education, training and care.

Community groups across Hambleton invited to share in £70k grant scheme

The Northern Echo: Coun Nigel Knapton is pictured with Kyle Valley Scout leader Andrew Garner and Juile Henley - who received funding last year to help replace an almost derelict scout hut.

11:40am Monday 21st April 2014

COMMUNITY groups across the Hambleton area are being given the chance to take a share of £70,000 in a series of local authority funding initiatives.

Bowls club "in shock" after securing £48,000 grant

The Northern Echo: Northallerton Bowling Club is encouraging more families and young people to try out the game after securing funding. Picture by Stuart Boulton

6:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MEMBERS of a bowling club say they are "in shock" after securing a staggering £48,000 grant just 12 months after staring closure in the face.

Village's affordable housing development named one of UK's best

The Northern Echo: Children from Osmotherley School Primary School celebrate the opening of the award-winning affordable housing development

1:51pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN affordable housing development in a North Yorkshire village has been named one of the best in the UK.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

Victims get chance to improve their treatment

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

Football club press officer sparks fresh row with Facebook 'joke' about Northern League officials

The Northern Echo: Apology: Ricky Butler

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FOOTBALL club whose press officer labelled officials of an amateur league as morons has been charged with bringing the league into disrepute.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Hit author returns to her old stamping ground

The Northern Echo: Jodi Taylor - back among the bookshelves.

2:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FORMER librarian Jodi Taylor was back among the bookshelves this week – but this time with a novel of her very own.

Gaby Alderson charity auction to feature Mike Tyson boxing glove

The Northern Echo: COURAGEOUS: Gaby Alderson, who is battling MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma.

1:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CHARITY auction, featuring a boxing glove signed by former world heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson, will be held to raise funds for an 11-year-old girl battling a rare cancer.

Singers invited to join the Northallerton Sing and Discover group

The Northern Echo: Singers from the two choirs and the school enjoyed the experience of singing together.

1:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NORTHALLERTON Sing and Discover group is inviting singers to join it for rehearsals in preparation for a Sounds of the Summer concert, featuring 200 voices and the National Festival Orchestra, at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, in June.

New super-diocese will be the biggest in the country

The Northern Echo: The new super-diocese and its five Episcopal areas.

1:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ECCLESISTICAL history will be made on Easter Sunday, with the launch of the Church of England’s first new diocese since 1929.

Amateur artists work together to create wheely good painting for Grand Depart

The Northern Echo: The Grand Depart painting

12:48pm Monday 14th April 2014

AMATEUR artists have put together a dramatic painting for the Tour de France Grand Depart.

Fitting tribute to cricket fan - a memorial scoreboard

The Northern Echo: Neil Bartram, foreground, at the new scoreboard at Northallerton Town Cricket Club. Also present, from left; Joanne Bartram, Sue Place, chairperson, players Kevin Clarkson, Richard Bartram, Chris Wayman and club president Hugh Wrigley.Picture by Andy Lamb

7:10am Monday 14th April 2014

THE FAMILY of a well-known cricket fan who passed away, have created a lasting memorial to him in the shape of a cricket club scoreboard.

Former shopkeeper who preserved historic village store dies at age of 87

The Northern Echo: Thompson's store in Osmotherley

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A WELL-KNOWN North Yorkshire resident – whose family ran a village shop for more than two centuries and who ensured it will remain a village store for posterity – has died.

Coffee fundraiser for Northallerton Amateur Swimming Club

10:23pm Monday 14th April 2014

NORTHALLERTON Amateur Swimming Club is holding a fundraising coffee morning downstairs at Northallerton Town Hall on Saturday, April 26, from 9am to noon.

Easter fun at village church

11:55am Monday 14th April 2014

St Helen`s Church at Ainderby Steeple is holding an Easter Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, April 19, from 1pm till 4pm. There will be a free-to-enter art competition - anything with an Easter theme, an egg scramble hunt around the grounds, tombola and refreshments, along with stalls. If the weather is fine there will also be rounders on the green. For more details or donations please contact Fiona on 01609-777997.

People encouraged to discovered health benefits of walking

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Hambleton residents are being encouraged to discover the benefits of walking during a series of free, short walks festival organised by Hambleton Strollers in the district between May 3 and 10.

Get a fresh look for spring at Banardo's charity shops

The Northern Echo: Around 30 per cent of clothing in the average UK wardrobe remains unworn for more than one year

4:12pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CHARITY shop bosses are hoping spring clean fever will encourage shoppers to bag a bargain with Barnardo’s.

Art exhibitions and classes in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Watercolour Painting: Winter Landscapes

4:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Bexter’s Tea Room, based on College Square, Stokesley will be holding an exhibition of landscape photography by landscape photographer Paul Hunter on Saturday, May 3 from 6.30pm.

North Yorkshire Police issue warning after unearthing new letterbox credit card scam

The Northern Echo: LETTERBOX PLEA:Do we still have surplus clothes to fill these bags

12:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS who have external letterboxes are being advised to undertake a credit reference check after the emergence of a new type of credit card scam.

Council dumps 0845 number

The Northern Echo: Hambleton District Council - zxc

5:01pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DISTRICT council is taking a step backwards – in an effort to make life cheaper for callers.

Staff raise funds for girl battling rare form of cancer

The Northern Echo: Fund-raising staff members Sam Talbot, Alistair Mair and Kayleigh Turner

1:28pm Friday 11th April 2014

STAFF at a building society are raising funds in support of a girl battling a rare form of cancer.

£1.4m boost for young homeless in Northallerton

The Northern Echo: Cassia King at the Crossing.

12:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

A GROUP of young homeless people are settling into a new £1.4m purpose-built development in a North Yorkshire town.

Youngsters prove their sporting worth

The Northern Echo: L-R, Eleanor Hore, 15, Georgina Smith, 16, Jake McNaughton, 15, Bryony Harland, 19, Oliver Walters, 14, Jasmine Pearson, 16 and Lois Farndale, 15.

4:21pm Thursday 10th April 2014

YOUNG athletes have been impressing scouts and coaches as they take their chosen sports to a higher level.

Holidays make bin collections a day late

The Northern Echo: Hambleton District Council - zxc

3:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

REFUSE and recycling collections across Hambleton will be affected by the Easter and May Day holidays.

Soccer girl heads to the States

The Northern Echo: Going west, Northallerton College student Hannah Kirk who has secured a sports scholarship in America, pictured with head of PE Anna Harvey.

3:04pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A FOOTBALLER is a step nearer her sporting goal after securing a place at an American university.

Whist drive in Thornton-le-Beans

2:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CARD EVENING: Whist drives will be taking place at the Old School in Thornton-le-Beans on Wednesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 30 from 7.30pm and at Northallerton Cricket Club, off Boroughbridge Road on April 23 at the same time.

Runner set to take on London Marathon barefoot, in fancy dress with arms tied together

The Northern Echo: INSPIRED: Jonathan Barrow trains barefoot ahead of the London Marathon.

11:06am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A CORPORATE strategy consultant says he will run the London Marathon barefoot, in fancy dress with his arms tied together if he receives £7,000 sponsorship to fund a dream holiday for a boy with cystic fibrosis.

Lecture series to deliver home truths about former residents

The Northern Echo: Some of Burnley's terraced streets are in need of renovation

10:53am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A RETIRED history lecturer who found a collection of letters and photos in the attic of a house he had moved to will run a course to help people find out who has lived in their homes.

Volunteers to help tackle child abuse

The Northern Echo: Rydal Water Walk invitation

12:29pm Monday 7th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help tackle the problem of child abuse.

Grease is the word...

The Northern Echo: Allertonshire students in Grease.

1:31pm Monday 7th April 2014

STUDENTS turned the clock back to the 1950s for some upbeat USA-style fun in the classic rock-and-roll love story Grease.

Entries invited for village show

5:32pm Monday 7th April 2014

Village Show: the Burneston and Carthorpe annual show will be held at Burneston School on Saturday, July 19. Entries are invited, contact the school on 01677 423183.

Semer Spring jumble sale with 50p bargains

The Northern Echo: Church jumble sale organised for Croxley Green

12:03pm Monday 7th April 2014

Seamer Village Hall, near Stokesley, will be holding a jumble sale on Saturday, April 26, at 2pm. There will be free entry and teas and coffees served. The organisers have same almost everything on sale will be priced at 50p. Proceeds will go towards hall funds.

Plan for 40 acre solar power and sheep farm generates opposition

The Northern Echo: How the solar panels would look - with plenty of room for sheep to graze beneath

6:40am Saturday 5th April 2014

A PLAN to create a combined 40-acre solar and sheep farm beside a conservation village named in the Domesday Book has generated powerful opposition.

Store boost for MRI appeal

The Northern Echo: Charity partners: (left to right) Amy Cutler, customer assistant, Janice Knightson, assistant manager, Simon Cooper, customer assistant, Vicky Stephenson, manager and  Jude Temple, Margaret West and Pauline Bennison, customer assistants.

1:28pm Friday 4th April 2014

STORE staff in Northallerton will be urging people to dig deep in their pockets – for a local hospital appeal.

Blood donor sessions

The Northern Echo: Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

3:57pm Friday 4th April 2014

BLOOD donor sessions will be held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, in the nurses’ recreational hall, on April 9 from 2pm to 4pm and from 4.45pm to 7.05pm.

North Yorkshire Police to be investigated by IPCC over way it dealt with Jimmy Savile child abuse allegations

The Northern Echo: Jimmy Savile

8:47pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police and the county's Crime Commissioner have asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate its handling of historic child abuse allegations involving Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli.

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