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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.

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.

Congregation shows its artistic skills

The Northern Echo: Church member Margaret Rochester with the Station of the Cross which she created.

3:45pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A CONGREGATION has been putting its artistic skills to good use in the run-up to Easter.

Farmhand threatened men with knife

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

12:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A FARMHAND who abused a group of young men in the street while holding a Stanley knife has been given a six month jail sentence, suspended for two years.

Council submits papers to QC to consider potential legal action over Friarage Hospital decision

The Northern Echo: Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

12:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

PAPERS have been submitted to a QC to establish whether the recent decision to downgrade children’s and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital can be legally challenged.

Campaigners call for residents to unite against North Yorkshire wind farms

The Northern Echo: GV wind turbine (3632691)

1:39pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A CONCERTED campaign has been launched to stop up to 120 wind turbines being erected near two national parks.

Campaign to clear name of Iraqi detainee GP from Northallerton gathers pace

The Northern Echo: Dr Derek Keilloh

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SUPPORTERS of a doctor struck off for his involvement in the death of an Iraqi detainee have reignited their campaign to clear his name.

Funding help for community projects

The Northern Echo: MARKET TOWN: Northallerton, with the Golden Lion Hotel towards the back of this shot of the town’s High Street

3:11pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A POT of money is available for projects or activities designed to bring benefit to the Northallerton area or local community.

Carnival fundraiser

2:37pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Brompton Village Hall will be holding jumble sales on April 4 and April 11 from 7pm, to raise funds for Brompton Carnival and sports.

Student reaches for the sky

The Northern Echo: Student Jake Bell is set to take flight.

4:43pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A BUDDING pilot is reaching for the skies after securing a rare opportunity to learn how to fly solo.

Charity's plea to help girl, 11, battling rare cancer

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

5:26pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CHARITY dedicated to helping children access life-saving treatment for an aggressive cancer has appealed for donations to help an 11-year-old girl battling the disease.

Think pink - and help fight cancer

The Northern Echo: A pink ribbon breast cancer research badge

1:15pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group is looking for donations of cakes and any unwanted gifts for its annual Pink Stall.

On your bike celebrities gear up for Tour de France around the villages

The Northern Echo: On your bike celebrities gear up for Tour de France around the villages

11:45am Tuesday 1st April 2014

TOUR de France fever is hotting up with one group of villagers getting on their bikes to organise a fringe festival event with a difference.

Schools refuse to fund voluntary sports body

The Northern Echo: NEW JOB: Steve McClaren

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

SCHOOLS in North Yorkshire are refusing to fund a voluntary body which runs inter-county sports matches - with talented youngsters likely to miss out, it is claimed.

York water rescue days after river safety summit in city

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

5:34pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A MAN jumped from a city centre bridge into the River Ouse in York on Saturday night (March 29).

Fire crews called to deal with village hall fire

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

12:16pm Sunday 30th March 2014

FIRE crews were called to a fire at Helperby Village Hall at about 8am on Saturday, March 29.

North Yorkshire woman helps lead successful trek in Nepal

The Northern Echo: Annelies O’Nions, who has completed a successful trip to Everest Base Camp

4:26pm Friday 28th March 2014

A NORTHALLERTON woman has helped lead a multi-national group of women on a successful trek to Everest Base Camp.

Murder most foul at golf club

The Northern Echo: Death at the Granby Arms

2:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

HOSPICE fund-raisers are planning a real killer of an evening to boost their cause’s coffers.



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