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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.

Women urged to let go of their barely-worn shoes

The Northern Echo: KIND SOLES CAMPAIGN: (l-r) Barkers managing director Charles Barker, Val Boasman of the Northallerton Cancer Research shop and Anthea Richardson from Barkers shoe department, who are urging women with a passion for shoes to help in a fundraising initiativ

1:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WOMEN with barely-worn shoes lying discarded and unloved in the bottom of their wardrobe are urged to hand them over for a good cause.

Tennants Auctioneers to hold celebrity valuation event

The Northern Echo: NEW SALEROOM: Tennants in Leyburn

1:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN AUCTION house is celebrating the opening of a new saleroom with a celebrity antique valuation day.

Students help teacher say thanks for cancer treatment

The Northern Echo: THANK YOU: Students at Northallerton College with a cheque for £200 for the Trinity Holistic Centre with Kathryn Almond, head of complementary therapies at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northallerton College PE teacher Alastair Macra

1:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

STUDENTS pulled together to raise funds for a holistic charity that helped one of their teachers to beat cancer.

Biker injured

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

5:28pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has suffered leg injuries after colliding with a car on the A167, at the junction with Standard Way Industrial Estate, Northallerton. Police said the 49-year-old rider from Billingham remained in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, following the incident on Saturday, at 4pm. Witnesses who saw the blue Volkswagen Bora car and an orange Yamaha motorcycle involved, should call 101 or email

Youngsters sacrifice long hair to donate to children's wig charity

2:35pm Sunday 28th September 2014

TWO sisters have made the ultimate girls' sacrifice to help others - having their hair chopped off for charity.

Teen footballers look the part with new kit thanks to sponsors Specsavers

The Northern Echo: NEW KIT: Brompton Juniors Under 15 with their new Specsavers kit.

10:53am Saturday 27th September 2014

A LOCAL optician is showing its support for a local children’s football team in time for the new football season.

Runners needed to follow in footsteps of comic book hero

The Northern Echo: MUD RUN: People try out the 10km cross country course at The Camp Hill Estate near Bedale

3:47pm Thursday 25th September 2014

PEOPLE are being sought to follow in the footsteps of a famous comic-strip running hero and take part in a muddy 10km race.

Keen baker rises to bread recipe challenge

The Northern Echo: WINNING COMBINATION: Felicity Day with her award-winning bread

2:18pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A KEEN amateur baker who used her loaf in inventing a delicious American-style bread has had her winning recipe created and sold by her local bakery.

Record shop owner inspired by Gaby's battle

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

2:07pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE owner of a record shop whose sister died of cancer in May will hold a pop quiz to raise funds for an 11-year-old girl who is battling a rare form of the disease.

Charity issues plea to local community to save it from closure

4:34pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A CHARITY providing respite care and days out for disabled adults has issued a stark warning that its days could be numbered without a major funding boost.

Shortlisting 'is an affront'

6:15pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE GP commissioning group which pushed through controversial changes at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has been shortlisted for a number of national awards.

Village coffee roastery set up by enterprising couple

The Northern Echo: FAIR TRADE: David Beattie and Tracy Lee at Rounton Coffee Roasters

5:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AN ENGINEER who befriended a group of coffee farmers when travelling in the Sumatran jungle has set up a roastery in a North Yorkshire village to help them.

Northallerton to hold its fourth beer festival in the town hall

The Northern Echo: BEER FESTIVAL: Northallerton Beer Festival will start on Friday, September 26

1:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE fourth annual Northallerton beer festival will be held in Northallerton town hall from September 26 to 28.

Hospital redevelopment should be welcomed

1:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLANS to develop the former Rutson hospital site in Northallerton by Marks and Spencer will be a major boost for the town, councillors have been told. But the town council was told there are also concerns over traffic at the site which will have 38 car parking spaces and three loading bays. Cllr John Coulson said they had to be aware that Quaker Lane would become a rat run and suggested they move the pelican crossing further up Friarage Street. Cllr Tony Hall said :”I can’t think of a better scenario, it is a real fillip for the town, I think it should be welcomed, the site has been unused for quite sometime.” Comments about the plans, which also include a family pub, are to be sent to Hambleton District Council planning. Listed areas of the building which include the frontage are to be retained.

Years of work on play project comes to fruition

The Northern Echo: PLAYGROUND REVAMP: The play equipment at Scruton

5:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COMMUNITY is celebrating a £60,000 renovation of its playground after several years of fundraising.

Organic farm to stage pumpkin day

The Northern Echo: AUTUMNAL EVENT: A child tries carving a pumpkin at Home Farm

6:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN ORGANIC farm is set to mark the arrival of autumn by staging a pumpkin day.

History enthusiasts given the chance to explore historic journals from North Yorkshire County Record Office

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HISTORY enthusiasts are being given the chance to delve into some of the diaries and journals held at the North Yorkshire County Record Office in Northallerton.

Northallerton town centre festival gathers momentum

The Northern Echo: FAMILY FUN: Visitors to Northallerton Festival on one of the rides

3:13pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE organisers of a town centre festival said it had proved popular, despite preparations being hampered.

Male volunteers needed to help combat isolation

5:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

Northallerton and District Voluntary Service is looking for male volunteers who can offer a couple of hours a week to visit and befriend lonely and isolated people.

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