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High notes for historic bands at festival by waterfall

The Northern Echo: HIGH NOTE: Members of the Shepherd Group Concert Band, which claimed the Banks Music Cup at the Hardraw Scar Brass Band Festival

3:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BRASS band whose history dates to the early years of Queen Victoria's reign has secured a top place at a prestigious brass band competition.

Takeaway customer who was challenged to a fight appears in court for kicking man in head

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CUSTOMER who was "offered outside" when trouble flared in a takeaway ended up in court - after he won the fight.

Young brewers win top ale award

The Northern Echo: BEST BEER: Carl Gehrman (left) and Geoff Southgate (right) from Wensleydale Brewery, with their CAMRA Tour De France Special Beer Award.

12:48pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOUNG brewers are celebrating after beating off stiff competition to win a top industry award.

Young farmer hailed a hero for brave rescue of animals from burning shed

The Northern Echo: RESCUE: Tyler Scarr, from Hawes in North Yorkshire who ran into a blazing barn to rescue terrified cattle

5:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire teenager has described the dramatic moment that he and a friend ran into a burning shed to rescue terrified cattle.

School raises enough cash for laptops after fundraising events

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PRIMARY school’s fundraising drive to provide laptops for pupils has been hailed a success after netting £3,000 from events culminating in its annual summer fair.

Play about WWI poets stops at Richmond before heading to London's West End

The Northern Echo: WAR POETS: Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon are the subject of Not About Heroes

11:52am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A STORY about the friendship between two of England’s greatest 20th century war poets is the subject of an inspirational play to be performed in Richmond prior to its opening in London’s West End.

Motorcyclist dies in Yorkshire Dales collision

The Northern Echo:

12:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision in the Yorkshire Dales.

Holiday cottage staff raise cash for Three Peaks Project

The Northern Echo: PEAKS CHALLENGE: staff from Cottages4you and Hoseasons take on Three Peaks Challenge

6:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

STAFF from a holiday cottage firm have completed the Three Peaks Challenge – raising more than £1,600 for the Three Peaks Project.

Biker dies in Dales collision as campaign spreads motorcycle safety message

The Northern Echo: BIKE SAFETY: North Yorkshire County Council chairman Tim Swales with Saskia Kouyioumtzi, the county council’s road safety and travel awareness officer and a biker at Oliver’s Mount Races.

6:36pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision in the Yorkshire Dales.

New road layout should ease village rat-run concerns

The Northern Echo: DIRECTION CHANGE: Richmond MP William Hague

4:55pm Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS concerned about the impact of improvements to the A1 have welcomed measures to discourage drivers using their village as a rat run.

Scheme to get people to work with a moped loan service given cash boost

11:57am Monday 15th September 2014

A TRAVEL scheme which helps young people living in rural Richmondshire access work and learning opportunities has received a £5,000 cash boost.

Success at the Invictus Games for veterans in the region

6:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FORMER soldier who was left paralysed from the waist down after falling during an Army assault course has led his archery team to a gold medal and picked up a bronze of his own at the Invictus Games.

Council reveals cost of fight to save maternity services at the Friarage Hospital

The Northern Echo: BACKING DOWN: Council reveals cost of campaign to save maternity services at the Friarage Hospital

4:16pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUNCIL has disclosed the amount spent on a hard-fought campaign to save maternity and children’s services at the Friarage Hospital.

Residents anger over plans for hydro-electric plant along stretch of the River Swale

The Northern Echo: BEAUTY SPOT: The River Swale in Richmond

1:15pm Friday 12th September 2014

A PLAN to site a hydro-electric plant beside a stretch of the River Swale populated by otters has generated a surge of anger.

Teenager pens book about her dwarf Shetland pony

The Northern Echo: LITTLE ALF: 17yr old Hannah Russell who has written a book about her miniature Shetland pony, Little Alf.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:03am Friday 12th September 2014

A TEENAGER who owns a miniature Shetland pony with dwarfism – making him the size of a large dog – has penned a book inspired by her pet.

Princess Anne presents medals to Royal Corps of Signals troops in Richmond

The Northern Echo: FREEDOM PARADE: The Royal Corps of Signals parade in Richmond which was attended by The Princess Royal. Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:43pm Thursday 11th September 2014

PROUD Richmond residents turned out in support today (Thursday, September 11) as the Royal Corp of Signals exercised their right to march through the market place – while closely inspected by Princess Anne.

Princess Anne inspects troops from Royal Corps of Signals at Freedom Parade in Richmond

The Northern Echo:

12:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

PRINCESS Anne is in Richmond today for the Freedom Parade where she inspected troops from the Royal Signals.

Campaign to save Upper Dales communities launched by district councillor

The Northern Echo: FAMILY FEARS: Countryside near Reeth

4:48pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CAMPAIGN to stop young families in the Upper Dales from becoming an endangered species has been launched – with an emphasis on providing more housing and job.

Pub's onion show features some whopping specimens

The Northern Echo: ONION FUN: From left, Vic Wilson, Rob Glover, and Dave Horn.

3:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN ever-popular pub onion show has celebrated its 35th year with a strong turn-out and stiff competition.

Cat loses one of its nine lives after spending a week under a car bonnet

The Northern Echo:

6:40pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A CAT has traded in one of its nine lives after a 25-mile journey through North Yorkshire underneath the bonnet of a car.

Richmondshire councillor announces his resignation from the Conservative Party

12:58pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A RICHMONDSHIRE district councillor who put his name forward to stand as a Conservative parliamentary candidate has now announced he is quitting the party to stand as an independent.

Festival or remembrance organisers call for military standards

The Northern Echo: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

12:39pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ORGANISERS of a concert commemorating the First World War centenary and the 70th anniversary of D-Day are appealing for military and forces organisations from across the North-East and North Yorkshire to parade their standards.

Teenage pedestrian injured in road accident

The Northern Echo: PEDESTRIAN INJURED: The Great North Air Ambulance was called  to Leyburn, where a 13-year-old pedestrian had been injured

2:56pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A 13-year-old pedestrian was airlifted to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on Saturday (September 6).

Paramedics fight to save motorist after Dales smash

5:48pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A MAN in his eighties has been seriously hurt in a road smash in the Yorkshire Dales.

Trio take on Lands End to John O'Groats ride to raise funds for dog assistance charity that transformed boy's life

The Northern Echo: (9963601)

11:57am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THREE keen cyclists are to tackle the gruelling Lands End to John O’Groats route to raise funds for a charity that has transformed the life of a young boy.

Vintage vinyl fans to attend collectors' event

6:04pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FANS of the classic sound of vinyl records are expected to descend on Richmond this Sunday, September 7.

Princess has date in Richmond

4:26pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PRINCESS Anne will take the salute when the Royal Corps of Signals holds a Freedom Parade in Richmond’s Market Place on September 11.

Farmers' tractor run ploughs money into cancer charity

The Northern Echo: PLOUGHING ON: Pam Ashmore (second from left) and Sue Birdsall (third from left) from the Teesdale branch of Cancer Research UK are presented with a cheque from a group of Swaledale farmers who staged two tractor runs over summer

12:16pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of farmers have gone the extra mile to raise money for Cancer Research UK by travelling hundreds of kilometres in their vintage tractors.

Alexander Technique workshops to raise funds for charity

11:43am Friday 29th August 2014

TASTER sessions for a class to alleviate back, neck and joint pains taking place in September will raise funds for two charities.

Sixty years of give and take

The Northern Echo: Richard Doughty (9780879)

4:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HAPPY couple Eric and Mollie Dent are celebrating – after notching up 60 years of wedded bliss.

Talented athlete dies in Thailand after colliding with glass door, severing artery

The Northern Echo:

5:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TALENTED athlete has died in an apparent tragic accident in Thailand.

Chance to quiz health chiefs

4:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE public are being given the chance to quiz GPs and health bosses at the first AGM for the new Clinical Commissioning Group for the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas.

Radio Amateurs call on new recruits to tune into the world

The Northern Echo: Radio entusiasts: There are two million amateur radio enthusiasts around the world

4:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

As social media takes over, enthusiasts from North Yorkshire are calling for recruits to join a new club using historic communications technology to talk to the world.

Sisters and former Richmond School students take on framing business

The Northern Echo: GALLERY OWNERS: Jaye Caffery, Sue Eastham, and Alex Caffery.

1:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A RICHMOND picture framing business and gallery that has been established for 23 years has been passed on from retiring owner to two former local school pupils.

Dales show is a hit with thousands

The Northern Echo: SHOW TIME: Reeth Show.  Winners in the various sheep categories: David Wilson of Beckwithshaw nr Harrogate with Dalesbred champion.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9641863)

5:24pm Monday 25th August 2014

VISITORS flocked in their thousands to spend their Bank Holiday at a show in the remote part of the Yorkshire Dales today.

Drama unfolds in main ring at 100th Wensleydale Show

The Northern Echo: SUNROOF: Having fun in the sun are Stephanie and Jessica Stewart. PHOTO: Philip Sedgwick

3:37pm Sunday 24th August 2014

“IF you live in this area, keeping sheep is a religion”, veteran Wensleydale Show commentator told the ranks of show-goers watching the 100th running of the event’s interbreed contest.

Couple to be first to wed in village church in more than 100 years

The Northern Echo: GETTING MARRIED: Leigh Procter and Kielly Collings who will be the first couple to be married at Christ Church in East Layton for more than 100 years

6:32am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A COUPLE who had their hearts set on marrying in a privately-owned chapel have attained the right to do so found they will be the first to wed there in more than 100 years.

Concerns grow about anti-social behaviour at Dales beauty spot

The Northern Echo: BEAUTY SPOT: Concerns are growing about antis-coal behaviour beside the River Ure at Redmire.

4:23pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CONCERNS about anti-social behaviour at a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot have prompted calls for visitors to improve their behaviour or face public access being restricted.

Scheme to help people get to work gets boost

The Northern Echo: WORKING WHEELS: Cllr Bridget Fortune is pictured with Keith McDonnell from W2W.

4:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SUCCESSFUL mobility project designed to help unemployed people find work is set to roll forward after winning a major financial boost.

Popular Dales tradition celebrates reaching 100

The Northern Echo: SHOW GUEST: Farmer and Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity with one of the woolly stars of the show.

3:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to descend on the Yorkshire Dales this weekend as one of the region’s much loved-loved countryside traditions celebrates a major milestone.

Wooden bikes are a Tour de France triumph

The Northern Echo: TOUR LEGACY: Neil McNair and his wife Jane with one of the wooden bikes which have raised £5,250 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

1:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE triumphant Grand Depart of the Tour de France has had an unexpected legacy – thanks to hundreds of wooden yellow bikes.

Couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

The Northern Echo: WEDDING DAY: Doreen and Gerald Swainston on their wedding day

6:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

A COUPLE who have been at the heart of Richmond civic life since they were married have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Woman in hospital after two car smash

The Northern Echo: Great North Air Ambulance

10:53pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries after two cars collided on a country road.

Councillor writes letter of apology after being disciplined for having pornography on council laptop

4:31pm Friday 15th August 2014

A COUNCILLOR has apologised after being disciplined for repeatedly viewing pornographic material on his council laptop.

Teenager hopes to resurrect the Green Party in Hambleton and Richmondshire

2:18pm Friday 15th August 2014

A TEENAGER passionate about politics is hoping to instigate a resurgence of the Green Party in Richmondshire and Hambleton.

Staff and students celebrate outstanding A Level results

The Northern Echo: HIGH ACHIEVERS: Miles Hunter, Josh Rutherford, Phoebe Richardson, Beth Hodgson and Eleanor White.

2:14pm Friday 15th August 2014

STAFF and students at Richmond School were celebrating after gaining a 99 per cent pass rate and with more students than in recent years going to their first choice university.

Tattoo artist creates portrait of Robin Williams for fan

The Northern Echo: TATTOO TRIBUTE: Stuart "Biffa" Sutherland created the Robin Williams tribute

7:01pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A TATTOO artist has paid tribute to a Hollywood actor who died this week by inking a portrait of his face from one of his best-known movies onto a life-long fan.

New boutique hotel to open after £2m investment

The Northern Echo: NEW HOTEL: Caroline Whalley, kitchen director and James Allison, owner of Middleton Lodge

2:28pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CONSTRUCTION is almost complete on a new boutique hotel and restaurant which is due to open in October.

Boy completes charity walk in honour of father's friend

The Northern Echo: CHARITY WALK: Will Burwell celebrates finishing his 22-mile walk for the MND Association.

12:15pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A TEN-year-old boy has completed a 22-mile walk to raise money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

Walking and book festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Northern Echo: LITERARY DELIGHT: A festival that combines books and boots is celebrating its 10th year - and is reporting healthy advance bookings for many of its events

6:03am Monday 11th August 2014

A FESTIVAL that combines books and boots is celebrating its 10th year - and is reporting healthy advance bookings for many of its events.

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