MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

The Northern Echo: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Hidden chapel to open to the public

The Northern Echo: Scotch Corner Chapel, near Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SMALL chapel and its unusual sculptures will be open to the public on three open days this year.

Pet owners warned Easter eggs could prove fatal for dogs

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs could prove fatal for curious dogs

6:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOG owners are being warned that their haul of Easter eggs could prove poisonous to curious pets.

Yorkshire Grand Depart's volunteers advised: 'Don't be too northern'

The Northern Echo: A person working for the Yorkshire Grand Depart 2014 on the seafront in Nice ahead of tomorrow's team time trial stage.

4:54pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE Tour de France may be celebrating all things Yorkshire this year - but not necessarily the way true Tykes speak.

Pensioner rescued by Yorkshire Air Ambulance back in the saddle after pony fall

The Northern Echo: Jean Sanderson - back in the saddle.

12:51pm Monday 21st April 2014

PENSIONER Jean Sanderson is back in the saddle after being dramatically rescued following a fall from her pony on the North York Moors.

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.

'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.

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.

North Yorkshire Moors Explorer Club event

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5:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park Authority is running a Discovery Day to introduce youngsters to its Explorer Club.

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.

Women's Institute marks centenary with baton trip through national park

5:41pm Friday 11th April 2014

WOMEN’S Institute (WI) members have carried a baton through the North York Moors National Park to mark the start of the organisation’s centenary celebrations.

Motorcycle safety day

The Northern Echo: Crossing the line - the biker end their 62-mile run in Harwich

6:06pm Friday 11th April 2014

BIKERS across the region are being invited to a Police motorcycle safety day in North Yorkshire.

Wheels in motion for Helmsley 10k

The Northern Echo: Getting ready for the Helmsley 10k run. Pictured in front of a giant New Holland T9 tractor are from the left, Will Dunn, Elaine Burgess, Steve Burgess, Vicky Tomlinson. Carol Swift, David Tomlinson, Simon and Sophie Dunn, Gill and Tim Glover.

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN annual running event will feature some of the largest wheels in Yorkshire.

Search for life on Mars moves to Redcar and Cleveland

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Potash

11:50am Saturday 5th April 2014

A POTASH mine is providing a test bed for technologies that can be used in the search for life on Mars.

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.

Fun with sticks at North Yorkshire National Park Centre

The Northern Echo: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

6:07pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

An activity session for children to learn how to be creative with sticks is being held at The North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre on Saturday.

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.

New forest trail for the disabled

The Northern Echo: A family enjoy the Ellerburn trail.

2:46pm Monday 31st March 2014

A NEW forest trail that is suitable for all, including the disabled, is about to be opened in North Yorkshire.

Bilsdale walk

The Northern Echo: Mike Ward – Bilsdale

5:57pm Friday 28th March 2014

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park Authority has organised a walk in the beautiful Bilsdale landscape on Wednesday.

Farmer's new role

4:29pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Richard Findlay, a farmer on the North York Moors, has been elected as the new chairman of the National Farmers’ Union sheep group.

Bridleway restored as part of Missing Links project

The Northern Echo: The improved footbridge.

2:35pm Monday 24th March 2014

A PROJECT to restore historic routes on the North York Moors has seen a once-popular horse-ride and walk put back into action.

Music while you walk

The Northern Echo: Hutton-le-hole calendar

3:29pm Friday 21st March 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to herald the coming of spring on a free five-mile guided walk and sing-along on the North York Moors.

Rustlers strike on the North York Moors

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

5:50pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

RUSTLERS have struck on the North York Moors, stealing seven sheep worth around £1,000 in total.

Yorkshire Ambulance Trust workers announce further strikes

The Northern Echo: Unite pickets outside Keighley ambulance station during the strike action taken on Saturday

4:51pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Ambulance workers are to stage a series of fresh strikes in a long-running row over shifts and working hours.

Photographer to present lecture at North York Moors centre

The Northern Echo: Timeless photos on display

4:29pm Monday 17th March 2014

PHOTOGRAPHER Charles Twist will talk about his work at the North York Moors National Park Centre, in Danby, on Saturday (March 22), from noon to 3pm. The lecture is free. To book a place, call 01439-772738 or visit

Dalesmen singers and young performers join forces for concert

3:04pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

The Dalesmen Singers Male Voice Choir will begin its 2014 season of concerts with a performance at the Redcar Tuned In! performing arts centre on Saturday, April 5 at 7pm.

Stalwarts of the agricultural industry celebrated at The Northern Farmer Awards

The Northern Echo: RURAL ACCOLADE: Richard Price was named Northern Farmer of the Year

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

FARMERS from across the region have been celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by television presenter Pam Royle.

Stargazers asked to help out in North-East light pollution survey

The Northern Echo: Stargazers asked to join light pollution survey

1:40pm Friday 7th March 2014

A SCHEME to tackle light pollution is calling on stargazers to join in its Star Count 2014.

Help the North stake its claim to England's Hall of Fame

The Northern Echo: Durham flag designers Katie, left, and twin sister Holly Moffatt from Chilton hold the new flag at Durham Cathedral with dignitaries in background.

2:59pm Monday 3rd March 2014

NORTH-East tourism bosses are asking people to celebrate the area’s claims to fame by nominating them for a place in a new hall of fame.

Business consultant, 58, set to tackle Mount Everest

The Northern Echo: PEAK PRACTICE: David Bradley at the summit of Mount McKinley, in Alaska.

1:10pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A 58-YEAR-OLD business consultant is set to attempt to climb Mount Everest, five years after taking up mountaineering.

Disabled plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by botched benefits test, watchdog warns

The Northern Echo: Protesters make their point against Atos

12:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

DISABLED people have been plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by a second botched benefits test, a watchdog warns today (Thursday).

Labour suggests single police force for whole of North-East

The Northern Echo: Former Shipley MP Chris Leslie

5:51pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE NORTH-East would have a single police force, under a cost-cutting Labour idea floated yesterday (Tuesday) - triggering a row.

Scottish band heads for the Moors

The Northern Echo: Deacon Blue to play at Dalby Forest.

12:33pm Monday 24th February 2014

SCOTTISH pop-rockers Deacon Blue will be appearing at an outdoor concert on the North York Moors this summer.

Heritage railway mourns death of one of its founding fathers

The Northern Echo: Charlie Hart waves off the train at Ruswarp

12:57pm Monday 17th February 2014

ONE of the founding fathers of the North York Moors Railway has died at the age of 91.

Talented musician secures her place with national orchestra

The Northern Echo: Talented musician Millie Stonehouse wins place with the National Youth Wind Orchestra.

11:45am Monday 17th February 2014

A TALENTED flautist has beaten hundreds of young musicians to claim a place with the National Youth Wind Orchestra.

Patrol set up to help toads cross roads

The Northern Echo: Volunteer Pat Duggan releases toads into the water. Picture by Helen Johnson

2:49pm Monday 10th February 2014

A TOAD patrol is being set up to pluck hundreds of toads from a perilous danger - by carrying them in buckets across a road.

Warning to dog walkers as lambing season approaches

The Northern Echo:

2:46pm Monday 10th February 2014

VETS are urging dog owners to keep their pets on leads when walking near sheep as lambing season approaches.

Prospective choir members invited to social night

1:01pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

The Dalesmen Singers Male Voice Choir will be holding an open social night at the Duke of Wellington pub in Danby, North Yorkshire on Tuesday, March 11, at 7.30pm.

Yorkshire tenants happiest with their rent

The Northern Echo: To let empty shop sign

6:05pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

YORKSHIRE tenants feel they get the best value for money from their rent than the rest of the country, according to a poll.

Pink sheep to populate the North York Moors

The Northern Echo: An impression of how the pink sheep campaign might look

5:53pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

SHEEP in pink jerseys are to be hidden across a national park in a bid to encourage visitors to explore the area.

James Blunt to play open-air concert

The Northern Echo: BIC GIG: James Blunt will appear at the BIC on April 20

1:02pm Monday 3rd February 2014

AWARD-winning music star James Blunt has added another date to his diary – an open-air gig in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Wildlife artwork by leading artists forms exhibition

The Northern Echo: Owl by artist Andrew Hutchinson; one of the paintings that is on display this month at the Inspired

4:10pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

STUNNING wildlife images are on show all this month, during an exhibition of work inspired by the North York Moors.

Men caught speeding at 144mph on A19 given suspended sentences

The Northern Echo: Daniel Scott Richardson, 21, who was driving a blue Ford Focus RS

4:14pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

TWO men have each been given four-month jail terms suspended for 18 months, and banned from the roads for three years after being caught speeding on a North Yorkshire road at 144mph.

Blueprint for the future of market town

The Northern Echo: Helmsley Plan looks at the town's future up to 2027.

5:53pm Monday 27th January 2014

A BLUEPRINT for the future of one of North Yorkshire’s market towns has now been published.

Severely burned dog found wandering on North Yorkshire moors near Birk Brow is put down

The Northern Echo: Severely burned dog found wandering on North Yorkshire moors near Birk Brow is put down

10:37am Thursday 23rd January 2014

A TORTURED dog had to be put down after suffering severe burns all over its body.

Guisborough pharmacy workers help a town shape up

The Northern Echo: Store manager Lyndsay Clode and staff, from left, Tracy Blair, Rachel Storr, Kathryn Palmer and Jane Harvey prepare for the Boots weigh-in.

12:11pm Thursday 16th January 2014

STAFF at a chemist’s in Guisborough have signed up to their new running club and weight-loss programme.

Park authority welcomes new agreement over plans for potash mine

The Northern Echo: A call has been made for affordable homes in the North York Moors National Park

6:21pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

AN AGREEMENT has been signed between a national park authority and a mining company over the way in which a planning application to build a £1.5bn mine will be handled.

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