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Murder scene village store sells for £130,000

The Northern Echo: MURDER VICTIM: Diana Garbutt.

6:03am Saturday 2nd August 2014

VILLAGERS hope the new owners of a shop which was the scene of a brutal murder will reopen the business.

Richmond is finally ready to rock

The Northern Echo: HEADLINE ACT: The South, formerly the Beautiful South, headlines Richmond Live

11:21pm Friday 1st August 2014

AFTER a full week of setting up stages, tents and a backstage village to house the plethora of production staff and volunteers, Richmond Live is finally ready to rock.

Scottish fiddle player and composer to play in Reeth

3:33pm Friday 1st August 2014

REETH Memorial Hall in Swaledale will host Scottish fiddle player and composer Duncan Chisholm on Thursday, August 14.

New community pub landlord comes from talented chef stock

The Northern Echo: NEW MANAGEMENT: Stuart Miller

2:06pm Friday 1st August 2014

AMBITIOUS plans to showcase North Yorkshire produce are being put in place in a popular community pub.

Fears for market towns' future grow as new town centre development continues to increase its footprint

The Northern Echo: PLANNING APPROVAL: Richmondshire District Council

2:02pm Friday 1st August 2014

FEARS for the future of Richmondshire’s market towns are growing after plans to further expand a new town centre in Catterick Garrison were approved.

Darlington Credit Union branches out to customers in Northallerton and Richmond

1:34pm Friday 1st August 2014

A CREDIT union has branched out with the help of two Citizens’ Advice Bureaus in order to serve more customers who may be struggling with their finances.

Tourist destination donates entry fees form Armed Forces Weekend to Phoenix House

1:49pm Friday 1st August 2014

A WEEKEND dedicated to the armed forces has resulted in a £1,500 donation to a Northern Echo appeal for wounded, injured and sick soldiers.

Four hurt in Dales smash

6:02pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOUR people were taken to hospital, three with serious injuries, after a two-vehicle smash on the A684 in the Yorkshire Dales.

Former Richmond care home with panoramic views to be developed after finally convincing a planning committee

The Northern Echo: PLANNING APPROVAL: Richmondshire District Council

5:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HOUSING development at a prime Richmond location has finally been approved after two failed attempts to impress a planning committee.

Dales cheese expert takes national honour

The Northern Echo: CHEESE EXPERT: Norman McCallum with his award.

2:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CHEESE expert who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years has been honoured with a national award.

Cycling superstar's bike comes under the hammer

The Northern Echo: FOR SALE: Mark Cavendish's 2010 Scott Addict bike.

2:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Tour de France may be over for another year but there is still chance to capture the memories of the event’s hugely successful excursion to Yorkshire.

Fire crews deal with spate of field fires in dry conditions

5:54pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DRY conditions caused by the recent hot weather are being blamed for a spate of agricultural fires.

Long-standing head of history at Richmond secondary school

The Northern Echo: SUPRISE SUPRISE: Teacher Mike Vasey was surprised with a retirement party by work colleagues after 39 years service. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

A SURPRISE retirement party for a long-standing history teacher and head of year at a Richmond school celebrated the lasting effect he will have on the school.

Youngsters meet the artist after emulating his Tour de France-inspired painting

The Northern Echo: YOUNG ARTISTS: Niamh Finn, Emily Todd, Angelica Wilson, Scarlett Atkinson and Tia Coates with artist Mackenzie Thorpe and his Over Hill and Dale painting.

4:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

BUDDING artists at a Richmond primary school have created a version of a Mackenzie Thorpe painting after learning about his work dedicated to the Tour de France.

Youngster designs badge to raise cash for military charities

The Northern Echo: HEROES BADGE: Grace Maddison-Potts with HMS Heroes' representatives presenting a £600 cheque to Keith Allan, the service children's coordinator at Richmond School.

3:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE WINNER of a competition to design a badge for North Yorkshire Armed Forced Day 2014 has handed over a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Renowned a cappella ensemble to plat Richmond church

The Northern Echo: RICHMOND CONCERT: Renowned jazz a cappella ensemble the Oxford Gargoyles who will be performing in Richmond in August.

12:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

A RENOWNED jazz a cappella group will perform in Richmond next month ahead of a performance at

Avalanches turn rivers to colour of chocolate

The Northern Echo: BROWN WATER: The River Ure at Masham which appears brown because of a recent land slide further up stream. Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AVALANCHES caused by heavy rain in the Yorkshire Dales have turned rivers the colour of chocolate prompting concerns that the unusual phenomenon could harm fish.

Giant Chinese vases expected to fetch £70,000

The Northern Echo: DRAMATIC PIECES: Auction assistant Robyn Alderson with the Cantonese vases, which will go up for auction at Tennants Auctioneers

2:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO huge Chinese vases are expected to fetch £70,000 when they go up for auction.

Fun day for families at air base

The Northern Echo: ACROBATICS: A Pitts Special aircraft display provided by Flight Lieutenant Chris Lyndon-Smith of 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming's Family Day

11:17am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PERSONNEL at a North Yorkshire air base enjoyed their own festival.

Richmondshire councillor given 5/2 odds of becoming next Richmond MP by Ladbrokes

The Northern Echo: SECOND FAVOURITE: Robin Scott

11:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RICHMONDSHIRE councillor has put his name forward for consideration for the MP for Richmond – and has already been told his chances of success by bookmakers.

Popular chocolate-loving vicar to appear on stage in Richmond

The Northern Echo: Chocolate lover: Vicar of Dibley Geraldine, played by Ann Greer, with Martin Ash, who plays Frank.

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MUCH-loved chocoholic vicar and her eccentric parishioners will be gracing a Richmond stage as part of a drama society’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Three sets of siblings to take to the stage

The Northern Echo: IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR STREET: Christian and Caitlin Calgie, from Great Ayton, preparing for their roles in Our House in York.

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

THREE sets of siblings from the Hambleton area will be taking to the stage this summer for a large theatre production.

Letting off steam at rally to celebrate engines of all kinds

The Northern Echo: LADIES RACE: Hayley Dugdale from Harrogate tries her hand at racing this 1908 Fowler general purpose steam engine belonging to Mark Edwards from the Isle of Man at the Masham Steam Fair on Saturday. Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:02pm Sunday 20th July 2014

WEIRD and wonderful engines of all kinds were celebrated at a North Yorkshire steam rally this weekend.

Staff beat students at school sports day

The Northern Echo: RUNNING FOR GOLD: From left, Will Tiplady, Alex Karadizc, Ed Harker, Tom Partridge, James Orton and Scott Lambert contest the year 8 100m.

12:37pm Saturday 19th July 2014

STAFF were victorious when they took on students at The Wensleydale School annual sports day.

School celebrates new learning space

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL EXTENSION: Former pupil and Yorkshire cricketer Lewis Stabler cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony of a new extension at Richmond Methodist Primary School. Picture: STUART BOULTON

8:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

A SCHOOL is already looking forward to its next term after opening a long-awaited new extension.

Market square crash appeal

5:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN elderly pedestrian has suffered serious leg injuries after being knocked down by a car in a town centre.

Widow who dreamed of running a Bettys-style cafe in Manhattan opens Edwardian scone emporium in Richmond

The Northern Echo: TEA AND SCONES: New cafe with an Edwardian theme set up in the market square at Richmond.  Pictured outside are Emily Whitfield 16, Lesley Metcalf, Freya Metcalf ,11, and Jane Whitfield.

6:03am Friday 18th July 2014

A CHEF who dreamed of opening a Betty’s-style tea room in the Big Apple before the untimely death of her husband has instead launched a cafe with a twist.

Peregrine falcon viewing point celebrates hitting the 200,000 visitor mark.

The Northern Echo: POPULAR BIRD: Peregrine falcon viewing point celebrates hitting the 200,000 visitor mark.

6:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A VIEWING point for a bird of prey nest has seen its visitor numbers reach the 200,000 mark since it opened in 2003.

Physiotherapist gears up to support athletes at the Commonwealth Games

The Northern Echo: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Angela Stirk. Picture credit: Dave Cooil of Right Click studios.

5:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST is taking a break from her Richmond practice to help support athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Bid to bring German health tourists to Yorkshire building on success of Tour de France

The Northern Echo: LE TOUR: The peloton makes it's way over Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales. Work now needs to begin on capitalising on the exposure Yorkshire received in order to boost tourism, says head of tourism network

5:34pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TOURISM body is hoping to tap into the German love of health vacations as it looks to build on the success of the Tour de France.

Willliam Hague supporters left in shock as news of his resignation sinks in

The Northern Echo: TORY BLUE SKY: Richmond, North Yorkshire.

9:34pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE SOLE topic of conversation at the Conservative Club in Richmond this morning (Tuesday, July 15) was Mr Hague’s surprise departure, which was met with shock, surprise and sadness.

William Hague explains decision to step down to Richmond Conservative Association

The Northern Echo: NEW DEPARTURE: Richmond MP William Hague, who is planning in pursuing a range of interests outside of politics

4:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

By the time of the General Election next May I will have served 26 years and 3 months as your MP.

William Hague steps down as Foreign Secretary and Richmond MP

The Northern Echo: Ten political terms to use to make yourself a better world leader

10:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

WILLIAM Hague last night quit as foreign secretary and announced he will stand down as Richmond MP at next year's general election.

Veterans to take part in gruelling Ironman triathlon despite bike theft setback.

The Northern Echo: PEDAL POWER: Former soldier Mikey Hall, who was paralysed in a training accident, with co-rider Mark Airey on a previous bike ride.

4:02pm Sunday 13th July 2014

INJURED veterans, servicemen and women are gearing up for a gruelling triathlon – despite their bikes being stolen just weeks before the event.

Stables open day raises cash for soldiers' charity

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FUNDS:Major Barney Barnbrook, left, receives a cheque from Peter Bickley, from John Weymes Racing.

2:20pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A RACEHORSE stables open day has raised more than £700 for a charity providing financial help to serving and retired soldiers and their families in times of need.

Stables open day raises cash for soldiers' charity

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISING STABLES: Major Barney Barnbrook, left, accepts and cheque from Peter Bickley, of John Weymes Racing

3:47pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A RACEHORSE stables open day has raised more than £700 for a military charity.

Postmistress murder property offered to highest bidder

The Northern Echo: melsonby.jpg

6:32am Saturday 12th July 2014

A FORMER village shop and post office where a postmistress was murdered is being offered for sale at auction.

Richmond book features, drawings, poetry, fables and walking guide

The Northern Echo: PEN AND INK: Mark Stott, with his book Richmond by Rhyme

4:57pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FORMER Richmond School pupil has penned a book featuring his own pen and ink drawings, poems, local fables and walking guide.

Former mayor boosts Army welfare fund

The Northern Echo: WELFARE BOOST:  Bob White, the former mayor of Richmond, presenting Brigadier Charlie Herbert, commander of 4 Mech Bde with a cheque for the Black Rats Fund.

1:52pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ONE of the most senior Army officers in the North of England has been presented with a substantial cheque to boost his welfare funds.

Comedy bananas, gorilla suits and men in underpants - all of human life was at the Tour

The Northern Echo: LE TOUR: A spectator at the top of Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales Picture: STUART BOULTON

2:01pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A RAPTUROUS welcome greeted Tour de France riders as they pedalled into the Yorkshire Dales.

Leon Brittan 'quizzed over rape claim'

The Northern Echo:

12:39pm Sunday 6th July 2014

FORMER Home Secretary Leon Brittan has been questioned by police in connection with a rape allegation, it has been reported.

Artist elected to join Society of Botanical Artists

The Northern Echo: NATURE FRAMED: Artist Kate Green, from Richmond, has been accepted as a full member of the Society of Botanical Artists. One of her artworks - rhododendron horizon monarch.

5:11pm Friday 4th July 2014

AN ARTIST who has been elected as a full member of the Society of Botanical Artists was praised by the society’s council and president for her consistently high standard of work.

Children upbeat despite vandalism to tour artwork

The Northern Echo: STILL SMILING: Richmond Church of England Primary School pupilsFrankie Stephen, Erin Stephen, Sam Brooks and Olivia Brooks with one of their works of art which was not damaged by vandals.

1:16pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

CHILDREN are still smiling despite vandals attacking their Tour de France artwork.

Museum staff begin task of choosing from35,000 objects for reopening exhibition

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC ARTEFACTS: Museum assistant Amy Mitchell with some of the items which will be on show when The Green Howards Museum reopens later in the year.

12:23pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WORK on a major redevelopment of a North Yorkshire museum has moved a step closer to completion.

Veteran campaigner appointed as councillor

The Northern Echo: NEW COUNCILLOR: Leyburn resident Bernard Borman.

12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A FIERCE critic of a local authority is due to be appointed as a member of the council.

Opinions divided over plans for new £50m designer shopping village

The Northern Echo: DESIGNER OUTLET: An artist's impression of the new designer village at Scotch Corner.

6:40am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS to create a £50m designer outlet village at Scotch Corner have been met with mixed reactions. Draft proposals for a 250,000 sq ft complex featuring 90 stores from top luxury brands, including Armani, Gucci and Prada, were yesterday revealed by The Northern Echo.

Air ambulance lands during cricket match to aid cardiac patient

7:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PLAYERS and spectators at a youth cricket match got more drama than they bargained for when play was interrupted by an air ambulance landing on te pitch.

Dry stone waller creates lasting Tour de France legacy for town

The Northern Echo: OPENING STAGE: From left, Mayoress of Harrogate borough Councillor Shirley Fawcett, Masham town crier John Todd, chairman of Masham Parish Council Councillor Andrew Burrell, Mayor of Harrogate borough Councillor Jim Clark unveil the cairn with dry stone w

1:50pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A STONE cairn to mark the point the opening stage of the Tour de France will enter its final district has been unveiled.

Air ambulance lands during Richmond cricket match to aid cardiac patient

The Northern Echo: The air ambulance lands on the cricket pitch

9:15pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A CRICKET match had to be temporarily abandoned this afternoon (July 1) after play was interrupted by an air ambulance landing on the pitch.

Historic Great War parade revisits where it all began

The Northern Echo: ON PARADE: Trooper James Casey.

1:58pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A SOLDIER from the region has played a part in a unique and historic event commemorating the outbreak of the First World War.



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