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News: North York Moors

TRADING UP: Members of Helmsley in Business celebrate the town centre receiving national recognition

Historic town abuzz with high street competition success

CHOIR: The Dalesmen Singers

Concert to feature acclaimed cellist and choir

ALES: Off-duty station manager, John Bruce, at Goathland Station

Railway joins up with local micro-breweries for Steam Gala weekend

BUSINESS INITIATIVE: Martin Jeffrey, of Helmsley Antiques and Interiors

Businesses unite in Helmsley to battle high street decline

Night-time rural lane runner fights for life after being hit by car

FOUNDER MEMBER: The Black Swan Hotel, in Helmsley, which has helped launch a business group to battle fracking proposals

Mass of firms unite to fight area becoming 'UK fracking capital'

AWARD WINNERS: Christine and Chris Garnett, outside Hunters of Helmsley, which has been named

Helmsley delicatessen lands second best shop accolade

GRESLEY: Crowds gather at Grosmont Station to see Sit Nigel Gresley

Sir Nigel Gresley is bid a fond farewell before going for a major overhaul

MEADOW HERITAGE: Roy McGhie prepares to use a traditional scythe to harvest the waist-high crop of rare wild flower seeds at the Ryedale Folk Museum

Wildflower harvest set to preserve meadows heritage

TOURISM SCHEME: Traders are being invited to learn about wildlife on the Cleveland Way

National park traders invited to free tourist experience sessions

SHOOT: Jimmy Brough, the headkeeper at the Rosedale and Westerdale estate, hands over a cheque for £6,206 to Great North Air Ambulance Service volunteer Stella Downing, high on the moor near Rosedale Abbey.

Aiming high for the air ambulance

FARNDALE: One of the calendar views.

All-year views of the North York Moors

Bookshop closes after 30 years

Fans queue outside the Aidensfield Stores for the start of the Heartbeat Behind The Scenes book signing by actors David Lonsdale and Tricia Penrose.

Heartbeat's real-life Aidensfield Stores is saved from closure

PICTURESQUE: The Poohsticks bridge at Hutton-le-Hole.

Poohsticks gets serious - as Moors named as one of the best places to play

LIBRARY: Judith Duncan at her fine-free library.

Village defies convention - and opens a no-fines library

SUSTAINABLE: Scotts at Bilbrough’s manager Kerri Clements, head chef Chef Roxana Vasai and chef manager Shane White.

Chippies win top awards for sustainable supplies

TREKKER: Jonathan Steele wears the 40lb backpack as he walks the Cleveland Way

Hiking the Cleveland Way - from the comfort of an armchair

The B1257 in North Yorkshire

Biker dies on notorious B1257 in North Yorkshire

ENERGY SCHEME: The North York Moors National Park, where Third Energy and Moorland Energy have been granted permission to extract natural gas

Gas production scheme gets go-ahead on North York Moors National Park

PCSO injured after garden ornament thrown through police station widnow

PCSO injured after garden ornament thrown through police station window

CAKES: Committee member Liz Ellis with some baking entries

Villagers rally for annual flower and produce show

RURAL SKILLS: Young handlers are judged at the Rosedale Show

Showground outshines rural dramas at Rosedale Show

CHAMPION: Age UK ambassador Alan Beattie jousting in 2002

Age UK ambassador and jousting champion Alan Beattie, 80, breaks new ground tap-dancing on hip-hop video

FANTASY: Hobbit style holiday homes have been created at the Golden Hill Farm, Liverton, East Cleveland. Carol Hopkinson, partner Karl Wragg and their children Rosie, four, Holly, three, and one-year-old Poppy in one of the homes. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Pack your Bilbo Baggins and spend a night or two in a Hobbit home

REVAMP: David Bartlett as Brother Bartholomew at Rievaulx Abbey.

New look for ancient abbey

ON DISPLAY: The annual Danby Show. Judging of a fancy dress competition in the main arena. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Visitors flock to 155th Danby Show

CAMPING: Festivalgoers at last year's Galtres Parklands Festival at Duncombe Park

Axed: Parklands Festival cancelled after Galtres owners fear they may not cover costs

CHALLENGE: The Campaign for National Parks says it will decide in September whether to legally challenge the decision to allow a potash mine within the North York Moors National Park

National Parks campaign body warns it may mount legal challenge over North York Moors potash plans

ATTACKED: Hannah, pictured in a family snap before the attack.

Horse horror - animal left with ten-inch wound

SHOW: Show jumping at Osmotherley show. Picture: TOM BANKS

68-year-old wins fell race at Osmotherley Show

FOUND: The body of Peter Johnson was found in woodland.

Missing elderly man found dead

SEARCH: A mobile control centre set up to coordinate the search for missing man Peter Johnson, from the Cropton area near Pickering. Picture by North Yorkshire Police's Operational Support team, @NYP_Sboro_NST

Body found after urgent search for missing 77-year-old man

MICRO: The miniature replica of Goathland station created by Scarborough and District Railway Modellers

Goathland station as you've never seen it before

IN COMA: Sophie Williams

Expert in critical condition after being hit by deadly virus in Thailand

PROPOSALS: The site near Kirby Misperton where Third Energy plans to frack

Fracking application rejected again - now for failure to advertise details correctly to public

MOORS: The Prince's Fund will support 10 new apprentices.

Royal backing for moorland workers

RARE: The North York Moors National Park contains internationally significant populations of merlins

Research shows North York Moors contains some of UK's most endangered habitats

HABITAT: The River Esk near Glaisdale.

Endangered mussels given a helping hand

PROJECT APPROVAL: Sirius Minerals managing director Chris Fraser celebrates after the North York Moors National Park Authority approved plans for a potash mine near Whitby

£1.7bn potash mine set to clear final planning hurdles

MINERALS SCHEME: The site near Whitby where Sirius Minerals plans to create a potash mine

Potash mine shares tumble as Sirius announces hurdles

MEDIATION: The community centre at Botton

Warring charity and campaign group move towards agreement over Botton community

FAMILY EVENT: Children practising cycle skills at last year's ParkFest

Gypsy folk and roll band to headline national park festival

ENERGY SCHEME: An aerial view of the Kirby Misperton site where Third Energy plans to frack

Energy firm rejects Government fracking impact report

BIRTHDAY: Don and Kathryn Holton wear Victorian garb as they wait for a train at Goathland Station as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Birthday celebrations at Harry Potter railway station

SUCCESS: The Managing Director and CEO of Sirius Minerals Chris Fraser (left) is congratulated by supporters after the plans for a new Potash Mine were approved by the North Yorks.

Potash mine backed by North York Moors National Park Planning Committee

UNIQUE ARTEFACT: The 8th Century stone sculpture that has been stolen from All Saints' Church, Hovingham

Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church

HELP: Members of the Explorers Club with some of their new tools.

Walking club gives practical support to young countryside volunteers

MISSION: One of the cuckoos tagged at RAF Fylingdales before its long journey to Africa.

On the trail of the disappearing cuckoos

PLANS: Artist's impression of the proposed mine

Environmental groups join forces to call for mine plans rejection

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