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News: Richmond & The Dales

FRIENDS: Children from Midget Gems Childcare

Youngsters become Dementia Friends

POLICE INQUIRY: Lord Brittan, who was never told a historic rape allegation had been dropped

Police apologise to Lord Brittan's widow over rape inquiry blunder

Motorists make their way through floodwaters on the A1 near Catterick. Picture: Karl Utley

A1 reopens at Catterick after floods bring ten hour closure chaos

CYCLING ROUTE: The Tour de France peloton makes its way over Buttertubs Pass

Cyclist dies after Tour de France route crash

REJECTED: Richmondshire District Council

Controversial anaerobic digester plans rejected by planning committee

CAMPAIGN: Rishi Sunak MP spoke to teachers and governors at the campaign meeting

Teachers and governors back campaign for more cash for North Yorkshire schools

Police called to reports of poachers stumble on scout group

Police called to reports of poachers find Scout group

INCIDENT AREA: Middleham Road in Leyburn Photo: Google Street View

Man lets himself into home of Leyburn pensioner

COBBLES: Richmond councillor Clive World in Richmond market place, when work was still going on to repair the cobbled surface. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Council ends cobbles row with announcement of the completion of work

MOBILE GUIDE: Walking and Book Festival goers find out more about the town with the Welcome to Richmond app.

The high-tech way to visit Richmond

HILL FARM: Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen

Hollywood signs up North Yorkshire shepherdess

AWARDS: Richmond Schools and Sixth Form College students celebrate success, L-R, head girl Lindsay Christison, BTech Sport Award winner Joe Barker, Peter While, who took the Mathematics Cup, MP Rishi Sunak, Claire Heseltine, who was awarded the Humanities

Students hear inspiring speech from local MP at awards night

The cyclist was found seriously injured near Thwaite in Swaledale.

Cyclist found seriously injured on Buttertubs Pass in Yorkshire Dales

Man arrested after fatal collision in Dales

Man arrested after fatal collision in Dales

NUTRITION: Sarah Russell and Angela Beecroft

Mother and daughter team set up health food business

Councillor John Robinson said he was totally opposed to new rule stopping councillors adding new items to meeting agendas without prior permission

Council accused of hindering democracy in committee agenda row

Railway: Steam train pulling a Diesel on the Wensleydale line

Line opens up to bring in new blood

Stanhope Show: Farming communicator Mike Keeble gives the crowds a speech on farming in the upper dales as winners paraded on a trailer in the main ring. (40130933)

Tributes paid to rural campaigner and show commentator Mike Keeble

HORROR INJURY: Garry Steele, recovering at home after being treated for a knife wound

North Yorkshire self-harmer thanks emergency services for saving his life

SPORTS: Rishi Sunak with local youngsters at Yorebridge Sports and Leisure Centre

Sport centre held open day to demonstrate what it could offer to local people

FOLK LEGENDS: Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, who are set to play at Reeth Memorial Hall

Influential musicians to perform village hall show

TREACHEROUS ROUTE: Racehorses being ridden on High Moor Lane, Middleham, before the surface became too slippery

Racehorse trainers issue plea over 'lethal' road surface

DISCOUNT: Dale Head Garage in Hawes will be the only garage in Wensleydale qualifying for the fuel duty relief

Yorkshire Dales communities to miss out on cheap fuel after error by blundering tax officials

WINNERS: Owners James Allison and Rebecca Tappin with Tom Bell, editor of Sawday's Special Places to Stay British Hotels & Inns.

North Yorkshire hotel wins best newcomer at industry awards

TRUTH: Ruth Appleby believes she was the victim of a baby trafficking conspiracy

Ruth Appleby was told her baby Rebecca had died - but was she actually stolen?

Four in court accused of blackmailing a farmer

Four in court accused of blackmailing a farmer

PUB FIRE: The Richard III pub in Middleham Picture: Google Street View

Birds may be to blame for North Yorkshire pub fire

ELECTED: Louise Dickens

New councillor elected in Richmond East ward

WARNING: Cllr Bernard Borman says Leyburn, pictured, is at risk of being destroyed.

Leyburn risks being "destroyed" by new housing, councillor claims


Folk duo to perform charity concert in Wensleydale village hall

TEAM: Richmond sixth formers get ready for the Rugby World Cup after being selected to be part of the ball team, L-R, Scott McLeod, Ben Rainbow, Benjamin Fisher, Victoria Auger, Toby Watkins, Jonothan Shotton and Joshua Moulding, all 16

Sixth form students chosen to assist at the Rugby World Cup

WRITERS: The Richmond Walking and Book Festival

Local writers to take part in free event as part of the Walking and Book Festival

GIN: Anna Pancaldi, second from right, with makers of Masons Gin

Singer to launch new gin at upcoming concert

JAILED: Robin Kenyon

Jail for drunken firestarter who could have killed neighbours in suicide bid

CARAVAN OVERTURNS: There are severe delays on the A1M after a caravan overturned near Wetherby Picture: Highways England

A1M reopens after caravan accident near Wetherby

Richmond prepares for Remembrance ceremonies

FLYING COLOURS: Acorn Dairy directors Caroline Bell and Graham Tweddle

Acorn Dairy passes organic inspection with flying colours

GUIDE: The Wensleydale Heifer will feature in the 2016 Good Food Guide

Dales restaurant to be included in new edition of the Good Food Guide.

FLIGHT OF FANCY: Masham Arts Festival committee member Nick Reed looks at one of the sculptures of swifts Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Town heralds avian visitors with sculpture trail

EXPANSION SCHEME: Early years practitioners Jackie Hodgson, left and Courtney Charles, with, from left, Joshua Clarke, Rachael Foyle and Alice Brookes, all two, at the converted barn at Rooftops Nursery, Richmond

Expanding nursery gives new life to coaching house

COLOURFUL: The forgotten stained glass windows have been reinstated at Kiplin Hall

Stained glass windows lying forgotten in an outbuilding for more than 100 years have been reinstated at Kiplin Hall

GRUELLING TREK: Christiaan Creaby, at the Leeds Pals memorial near Masham Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Leeds Pals soldiers to be honoured with fundraising trek

STUDY: The A66. Picture: Chris Booth

Road study will look at possibility of further improvements to A66 route

FRONTLINE: HMS Richmond is being offered to tackle people smugglers

Warship with links to North Yorkshire an Tyneside offered in battle against people smugglers

ONIONS: Carol Scott, Rob Glover, and John Broadhurst.

Defending champion of Richmond Onion Show retains crown

Al Ashworth and Svenya Mitchell with Emily and Mark Wilson (38498294)

Toni and Guy summer ball raises charity cash at Middleton Lodge

HIGH VALUE: The £7,500 watch stolen in village raid

£7,500 watch stolen in village raid

BOWLING: Trophy winners - members of Leyburn Bowls Club.Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Bowls club are top of the league in first ever attempt

SMILES: Prince Charles shares a joke with Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond

Cheese and beer for Prince of Wales during whistle-stop tour of North Yorkshire

John Young is running the Great North Run with his wife, Sue, to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

Gilling West pensioner taking on Great North Run for charity which saved his life

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