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News: North York Moors

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

SKYDIVE: Canon Alan Hughes MBE (left) with a Parachute Regiment friend at Otterburn, with a Chinook helicopter in the background

Vicar and former Red Devil who fell to earth in parachute nightmare

POLYHALITE: An artist's impression of the proposed mine site at Sneaton, North Yorkshire

Economic benefits of North York Moors potash mine will not outweigh environmental harm, say planners

PLANS: The site of the proposed mine

Councils give their backing to York Potash plans

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS: Edward Harpin and Claire Stainthorpe at Young Ralph Cross near Rosedale Head Picture: Tony Bartholomew

National park community set to welcome walkers for festival

Help for projects on the Moors

SCENIC: Walkers taking part in one of the events at last year's festival.

Walking festival in the heart of the Moors

MOTORCYCLE: Robin Winney (seated on bike) with Keith Armatage, Philip O'Donnell, Paul Burnage and Colin Clark from GNAAS and Mark Turnbull from Ultimate Moto

Man donates his motorcycle to help air ambulance

PRESIDENT: Steven Clarke.

New man at the help of show

ACTION: Birds will be in action on the wing.

Raptors provide spectacular aerial action

Aidensfield Stores in Goathland

The village shop from TV's Heartbeat is up for sale - but you'll have to find nearly £500,000 if you want to live there

HUNTING: The issue "has not gone away."

Hunting issue "has not gone away"

HOME: The cyclists arrive at Ampleforth after pedalling from Cologne in 2013.

Testing themselves to the limit

OLD CALL: Glenys Crampton in her shop at Beck Hole, where she has the original telephone which was installed in 1938 Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Historic inn communicates with bygone era technology

SALMON: Youngsters from Goathland primary school release the fry into the Esk.

Something fishy on the North York Moors

RESCUE: Roseberry Topping

Walker dies from suspected cardiac arrest at Roseberry Topping


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