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Signalman on phone when train hit North Yorkshire pensioner's car

5:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RAILWAY signalman responsible for monitoring 16 unmanned level crossings was engaged on another call seconds before a tragic collision, ?an inquest heard today (Monday).

Apples keep monks in good spirit

The Northern Echo: TEAM WORK: Monks of Ampleforth Abbey, lend a hand to the apple harvest.

1:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

MONKS are enjoying the fruits of their labours after taking in the harvest at the UK’s most northerly commercial orchard.

Son's courage will spur mother on as she tackles Britain's highest mountain

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Emma Smith with her son Jack. Emma will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which helps cystic fibrosis sufferers like her son Jack

12:53pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE mother of an eight-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis is to tackle Britain’s highest mountain to raise funds for the charity which helps her son.

Hockey club opens its doors to the community

The Northern Echo: OPEN DAY: Northallerton Hockey Club players (l-r) Abby Robinson, Rachel Swain and Becky Carson

9:03am Friday 29th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire hockey club is opening its doors to the community in a bid to promote the sport.

Estate could be yours - for £1m-plus

The Northern Echo: NEWSHAM GRANGE: Expected to fetch between £1m and £1.2m

4:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN extensive country estate is expected to fetch between £1m and £1.2m when it goes under the hammer in North Yorkshire next month.

Leading entrepreneur to share his expertise with local Samaritans branch

1:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A LEADING businessman has become the new patron of the North Yorkshire branch of the Samaritans.

Fundraising presses ahead as schoolgirl with rare cancer nears remission

The Northern Echo: BATTLING CANCER: Gaby Alderson, who is nearing remission from neuroblastoma

12:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl who has battled a rare and aggressive cancer for a year has been told her condition has significantly improved.

Chubby says sorry for reading at wheel

The Northern Echo: Roy Chubby Brown

2:16pm Sunday 24th August 2014

COMIC Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has apologised after being caught behind the wheel looking at a newspaper - insisting he only glanced at it for three seconds.

Man in court charged with public sex acts

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN has appeared in court following separate police investigations into a series of public sex acts.

Council announces intention to take on Northallerton prison for redevelopment

12:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A DERELICT prison site could be given a new lease of life to become part of an economic redevelopment scheme in a Hambleton market town.

Drug dealer lived the high life from proceeds of cannabis deals

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

6:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE found drugs with a street value of more than £130,000 after watching a man struggle with a huge heavy-looking bag.

Northallerton traders' delight as council offers free car parking

5:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DISTRICT council is set to lose almost £100,000 of its income in a bid to bolster a town's economy, following High Street parking charges being introduced by its county counterpart.

Marks and Spencer seek permission for food store on historic site

The Northern Echo: CONVERSION PLAN: The former Rutson Hospital, in Northallerton, which developers want to convert into a supermarket and a pub

3:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DEVELOPERS behind a plan to create a Marks & Spencer supermarket and a pub on a former NHS hospital have applied for planning permission to transform the site.

Parish council opposes plans for children's care home in Hambleton village

5:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

PLANS to house six young people with behavioural and social difficulties in a Hambleton village have been opposed by a parish council over fears of anti-social behaviour and crime.

Northallerton Samaritans celebrate 50th anniversary

The Northern Echo: GUEST SPEAKER: Lord Crathorne at the Samaritans 50th anniversary lunch in Northallerton

3:35pm Monday 18th August 2014

A CHARITY that lends a caring ear to those in distress has celebrated 50 years of its Northallerton branch.

Family distressed after sheep eat flowers from great-grandmother's grave

The Northern Echo: CHURCHYARD SHEEP: Kenneth Daniel was left devastated when sheep ate flowers on his mother's grave

9:14am Saturday 16th August 2014

A FLOCK of sheep in a village churchyard have angered a grieving son by repeatedly eating flowers adorning the grave of his recently buried mother.

Family distressed after sheep eat flowers from great-grandmother's grave

8:24am Saturday 16th August 2014

A FLOCK of sheep in a village churchyard have angered a grieving son by repeatedly eating flowers adorning the grave of his recently buried mother.

Family distressed after sheep eat flowers from great-grandmother's grave

7:57am Saturday 16th August 2014

A FLOCK of sheep in a village churchyard have angered a grieving son by repeatedly eating flowers adorning the grave of his recently buried mother.

Historians appeal for help to locate key Roman road

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC CHART: John Warburton's 1722 map showing a Roman road running from south of Thirsk, in a north-west direction through Northallerton and Kiplin and linking to Dere Street, north of Cataractonium

5:27pm Friday 15th August 2014

HISTORIANS are appealing for volunteers to help unearth evidence of a long-lost Roman road which it is thought was used to supply troops at Hadrian's Wall.

Residents determined to keep common room to maintain active social lives

3:32pm Friday 15th August 2014

RESIDENTS of a housing association complex who fear they will lose a common room that provides social and active entertainment have said they will start a picket line to save it.

Fraudster ordered to repay £88k

4:46pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A FRAUDSTER who secured £291,000 through crime has been ordered to repay almost £50,000 to a council.

Family say thanks in a practical manner

The Northern Echo: GRATEFUL FAMILY: Will, Debbie, Andrew and Tom with Judith Curtis at the Friarage Hospital’s Scott Suite.

4:07pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A THANKFUL family showed their gratitude in a practical way after wife and mum Debbie Bunn was saved from breast cancer.

Two men refused bail by magistrates after being charged with rape of woman outside Northallerton's Club Amadeus

The Northern Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO men have been refused bail after both were charged with the rape of a woman outside a night club.

Hospital garden and allotment helps mental health patients on road to recovery

The Northern Echo: GARDEN GROWTH: Amy Colling, clinical leader, in the garden at Ward 15 at the Friarage Hospital.

4:25pm Monday 11th August 2014

PATIENTS at Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital mental health unit have benefitted from flexing their green fingers by reviving an unloved garden.

Teenager recovering after sex attack outside Northallerton nightclub

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

4:21pm Monday 11th August 2014

A TEENAGE girl is recovering after suffering a serious sex attack outside a nightclub.

Teenager recovering after serious sex attack

2:17pm Monday 11th August 2014

A TEENAGE girl is recovering after suffering a serious sex attack outside a North Yorkshire nightclub.

Classic car show aiming to raise funds for scanner

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISING AIM: Swainby Mayor John Forrest with Geoff Newton, one of Swainby Classic Car Show's organisers

6:06pm Friday 8th August 2014

A CLASSIC car show - which has raised more than £35,000 for good causes in the past - is now aiming to raise funds for a hospital scanner.

Medal among belongings stolen during break-in

3:07pm Friday 8th August 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after thieves broke into a home and stole items of sentimental value, including a Second World War medal.

Seagulls' toilet habits make trading estate workers' lives misery

The Northern Echo: BIRD POO: Malcolm Downs' car is covered on a daily basis

2:33pm Friday 8th August 2014

TRADING estate workers have spoken of their misery after a large flock of seagulls moved in to start a dirty campaign of defecating all over cars and buildings.

North Yorkshire man swaps serving pub food for life in Caribbean feeding sharks

The Northern Echo:

6:32am Thursday 7th August 2014

THERE can be few daily commutes more enviable than that faced by Marcus Kitching, who every day leaves the private yacht he inhabits on Paradise Island to attend to his job as a shark-feeder.

Mayor to drive a fundraising year for Friarage Hospital scanner

2:50pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

NORTHALLERTON mayor John Forrest is supporting the Friarage Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal throughout the next year.

North Yorkshire blacksmith wins world title

The Northern Echo: BLACKSMITH: Steven Beane as an apprentice working at the Londonderry Forge in 2000

2:49pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire farrier has been named the best blacksmith in the world in an international championship.

Storms did not spoil 106th Osmotherley Show

The Northern Echo: OSMOTHERLEY SHOW: Judging sheep. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8871976)

12:28pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A SUDDEN thunderstorm and downpour could not dampen the spirits of competitors and visitors to a North Yorkshire country show.

Boost for planned multi-sensory centre

The Northern Echo: CASH BOOST: The trust is currently creating a multi-sensory centre.

2:34pm Friday 1st August 2014

A BANK has helped ambitious plans for a new multi-sensory centre for people with learning disabilities move a step closer.

Former airfield given all-clear from contamination

6:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORMER wartime airfield once used by British and Canadian bombers has been given the all-clear after finally being checked for potential land contamination.

Leading author shares his secrets

The Northern Echo: AUTHOR'S TIPS: Award winning novelist Alan Gibbons with Year 8 pupils from the Allertonshire School, Northallerton, L-R, Frankie Baszynski and Emma Bendelow.

2:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN award-winning novelist, who beat JK Rowling to a coveted Blue Peter Book prize, has been encouraging pupils in North Yorkshire to get writing.

Luxury haul from home near Northallerton

3:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

DETECTIVES have turned to the public for help after raiders targeted a property near Northallerton earlier this month.

Runners prepares for tough five-day challenge

The Northern Echo: BEST FOOT FORWARD: Mike King, who hopes to complete a gruelling 190 mile run in five days

4:12pm Sunday 27th July 2014

AN amateur runner is tackling a marathon challenge as he bids to raise money for a charity which helps children with cancer.

Parking fees killing town centre, say traders

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.

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

FURIOUS business owners say new parking charges in Northallerton are killing the town centre – with some reporting losses of up to 40 per cent in revenue since their introduction.

Detectives' warm weather warning

1:48pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DETECTIVES are reminding people to keep their homes secure during the hot weather.

Police and crime commissioners to collaborate over roles

The Northern Echo: Collaborate: North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

12:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

POLICE and crime commissioners for Cleveland and North Yorkshire are to collaborate over a senior role to save public money.

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.

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