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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.

"You pinched his bones" - Geoffrey Boycott accuses Leicester of being unsporting over Richard III's reburial

6:06pm Sunday 10th August 2014

OUTSPOKEN Yorkshireman Geoffrey Boycott claimed Leicestershire had “pinched our Yorkshire king” during a cricket commentary.

All male cast perform Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Kiplin Hall

The Northern Echo: TRAGIC LOVERS: Cast members from the Lord Chamberlain's Men perform Romeo and Juliet Picture: TOBY  FARROW

6:03pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN ALL-male performance of a Shakespeare classic will take place at a lakeside setting at a North Yorkshire Jacobean hall.

Successful youth theatre to expand

3:21pm Friday 8th August 2014

The GEORGIAN Theatre Royal in Richmond is expanding its successful Youth Theatre and introducing new classes at Colburn Leisure Centre.

Man suffers badly broken leg while out walking

The Northern Echo: Great North Air Ambulance

8:54pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A MAN is hospital after suffering a badly broken leg while out walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Volunteer recognised for hard work

The Northern Echo: RED CROSS: Volunteer Dinah Selkirk with Cllr Russell Lord

3:12pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A RED Cross shop volunteer in Richmond has been recognised for her hard work and dedication.

Post office to close for nine days for revamp

1:03pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A VILLAGE Post Office is set to get a new look after a short closure of the service.

Richmond Live hailed as a major success

The Northern Echo: RICHMOND LIVE: Air guitar. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8866106)

5:36pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a North Yorkshire music festival are already looking ahead to 2015 after this year's event was hailed a major success.

Village pub raises cash for Diabetes UK

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISING WALKERS: Residents of Brompton-on-Swale taking part in the fundraising walk

1:34pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A VILLAGE pub landlady has said her annual fundraising walk has netted around £1,600 – before any sponsor money has even been collected.

Medals for airmen back from Afghanistan

The Northern Echo: MEDAL PARADE: Personnel from 90SU are presented with their medals by Air Commodore Simon Richardson.

3:56pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

AIRMEN back the war zone have been on parade to be honoured for their efforts.

Move to encourage more electric cars

5:38pm Monday 4th August 2014

FREE electric vehicle charging points are being offered to people in North Yorkshire.

Star of hit US show takes on classic role in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: JOSPEH MARCELL: The actor who played Geoffrey the English butler in TV's Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is heading for the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond.

4:39pm Monday 4th August 2014

ONE of the stars of the hit US TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading to North Yorkshire.

Show expanded after record visitors

The Northern Echo: PACKED OUT: Visitors at Reeth Show on Bank Holiday Monday last year

1:44pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A RURAL show which last year attracted three times its usual number of visitors has expanded to accommodate larger crowds.

Refurbished inn names one of its private dining rooms after former customer James Herriot

The Northern Echo: HERRIOT SUITE: Jim Wight and Rosie Page in the James Herriot dining room at the Black Bull Inn, Moulton.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

1:02pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

LITERARY icon James Herriot has been honoured by the recently reopened country inn where he was a regular.

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.

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