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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.

Creative Arts Festival to help raise cash for hydrotherapy pool at special school

The Northern Echo: SWEET TREAT: Pupil Thomas Cullen, 18, of Thirsk, gets ready to serve up a treat at The Dales School Creative Arts Festival pictured with Northallerton and District Voluntary Services Association volunteer Peter Tarren

2:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

AN EXTRA splash of colour will help a North Yorkshire special school raise much-needed cash to help refurbish its hydrotherapy pool.

Girl battling cancer to write book about ordeal

The Northern Echo: ONGOING BATTLE: Gaby Alderson

6:58am Friday 12th September 2014

A GIRL fighting a rare and aggressive cancer is set to write a book with her mother about their experiences.

Open day for ostomy patients at the Friarage Hospital

The Northern Echo: DECISION DUE: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is due to announce whether a full review will be carried out into maternity and paediatric services at the Friarage Hospital

2:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AN OPEN day for ostomy patients at Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital will take place to allow them to flearn more about the most recent care and comfort products.

Health bosses tell parents not to bring sick children to Friarage Hospital's A&E from October 1

The Northern Echo: DECISION DUE: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is due to announce whether a full review will be carried out into maternity and paediatric services at the Friarage Hospital

6:19pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PARENTS are being warned that from early October a North Yorkshire hospital's accident and emergency department will no longer be the right place to bring children who are unwell.

Family's tribute to fatal crash taxi driver

The Northern Echo: MUCH LOVED: Taxi driver Peter Maltby, with his wife, Maureen, and children Kirsty and Matthew

5:02pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE family of a taxi driver who died at the wheel of his cab have told how he loved doing his job.

Exhibition of historic clocks will help Friarage scanner appeal

The Northern Echo: Clock Exhibition: David Severs with one of the clocks which will be on display

2:32pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A timely exhibition of historic clocks will help raise money for the Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal at Northallerton.

Farmer demands apology over shooting of prize £5,000 bull by police marksmen

The Northern Echo: BULL SHOT: Philip Marley with his bull lying where it was shot by police Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:18pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN angry farmer whose prize bull was shot dead by police marksmen is demanding an apology.

Trailer overturns in Northallerton

The Northern Echo: Trailer crash: Traffic was delayed after the trailer being pulled by a tractor through Northallerton overturned

12:43pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TRAFFIC in Northallerton town centre was brought to a standstill when a tractor towing a trailer stacked with straw bales overturned on the Brompton road roundabout.

Man arrested after roundabout robbery

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

12:37pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested over a robbery beside a town centre roundabout.

Consultation could mean the end of the last middle school in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Northallerton college: Plans to amalgamate the school with the Allertonshire to create on Secondary School

12:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MOVE to abandon the middle school education system in Northallerton and replace it with one single secondary school is to go to consultation.

Tributes paid to accident black spot crash taxi driver

The Northern Echo: FLORAL TRIBUTES: Flowers at the scene of the fatal crash on the A172, near Ingleby Cross   Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:11pm Monday 8th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a taxi driver who was reported missing before being found dead at an accident black spot.

Helping those who help others

6:03am Monday 8th September 2014

WOULD-BE volunteers who want to give up some of their time for their local community are being invited to a special event in Northallerton.

Northallerton Festival to take place next weekend

6:01am Monday 8th September 2014

A TOWN centre festival has been given the go-ahead to take place in Northallerton next weekend.

Police searching for missing driver find body

The Northern Echo: DRIVER SEARCH: North Yorkshire Police have found a body

9:42pm Sunday 7th September 2014

POLICE searching for a missing taxi driver have found a body.

Fifty years of celebrating the power of flowers

The Northern Echo: GOLDEN MOMENT: (L-R) chairman Kath King, national chairman of NAFAS, Sue Brinton and president Sue Gill cutting the cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Northallerton & District Flower Club   Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

2:31pm Sunday 7th September 2014

PEOPLE with a passion for flowers gathered in Northallerton to mark a milestone for a popular floral club.

Businessman to succeed hereditary peer as Queen's North Yorkshire representative

4:28pm Friday 5th September 2014

A BUSINESSMAN who has created a multinational firm with 500 staff is set to be appointed Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire.

Burglary suspects may have escaped via river

3:48pm Friday 5th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information on an attempted burglary in which they believe the suspects may have escaped the scene by entering a river.

Football shirt to be auctioned for Friarage scanner appeal

The Northern Echo: FUNDING GOAL: Jamie Atkinson, sales director of JT Atkinson hands over the Manchester United shirt to event co-organiser Peter Kirkbride

1:02pm Friday 5th September 2014

A FRAMED football shirt signed by a Premier League championship winning squad will go under the hammer to raise funds for the Friarage Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal.

Darlington man charged over suspicious package at Northallerton police station

The Northern Echo: POLICE STATION: Northallerton High Street closed off as officers investigate a suspect pakage

6:48pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A MAN has been charged with impersonating a police officer, making an explosive device and making threats to kill, after a suspicious package found at a police station sparked a town centre evacuation.

Free parking in Northallerton gets the go-ahead

12:21pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MOTORISTS will be able to save some cash when free parking is introduced in one of Northallerton’s town centre car parks next month.

Staff allowed to return to police station after package found to be safe

The Northern Echo:

10:21am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

STAFF have been allowed back in to Northallerton Police Station after a suspicious package was found not to be dangerous.

Staff celebrate after store put on "saved list"

The Northern Echo: Staff of Lakeland Leather who launched a campaign to save it

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CAMPAIGN by staff to save their jobs has paid off after administrators revealed the Lakeland Leather, in Northallerton, is the first of 18 previously doomed stores to sign a new lease.

Study will assess effect of working shifts on police officers

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

1:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A POLICE federation is joining forces with its counterparts from around the country in order to commission to research into the effects that shifts have on its members.

Bid to trace spitting train drunk

1:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DRUNK who spat in the face of a station worker after being ejected from a train is being sought by police.

Council bid to purchase defunct jail

The Northern Echo: PURCHASE BID: Hambleton will enter into negotiations to buy Northallerton prison.

4:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MOVES to buy the now-closed Northallerton prison and incorporate it into ambitious development plans for the centre of the town have been approved.

North Yorkshire pensioner died when car was struck by train on unmanned level crossing

The Northern Echo:

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.

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