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News: Richmond & The Dales

The Kings Head is in line for a £1m revamp.

£1m revamp for landmark hotel

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PLAY: Children and staff at South Otterington Primary School

Children enjoy new play equipment at school following £10,000 grant

Rishi Sunak by the new pipeline at Thwaite pumping station with project manager Mike West, of contractors Morrisons.

Multi-million pound project to improve water supplies in Dales

Hambleton and Richmondshire Citizens Advice Bureau now offers a rural outreach service at Bedale Library. The CAB is looking to greatly increase its volunteers to enable it to offer more services in rural communities

Advice charity wanting to reach communities hit by cuts in bid to recruit large number volunteers

SWIM: Lily Macleod

Young swimmer with visual impairment is working towards Paralympic selection

PROJECT: The living wall at Richmond Golf Club

Golf club scoops environment prize for its living wall around new tee

Tancred depot manager Steve Midgley with the compost.

Free compost for householders

Rishi Sunak presses the button to trigger a display of pyrotechnics to make the opening of new toilets at Hackforth village hall, near Bedale.

Spectacular launch for new loos

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There's still time to enter this year's The Northern Echo Schools Awards

Nomination window extended for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2016

Off-road motorbikes are seized by police near the North York Moors

National parks and police crack down on illegal off-road bikers

WILDFLOWERS: The Yorkshire Dales

National park receives cash boost from People's Postcode Lottery

Up to 430 more elderly people die in the winter months in North Yorkshire.

Warm homes will help save elderly says charity

Hawes Primary School has been placed into special measures. Photo: Paul Shreeve.. (54057835)

Council officials had been helping inadequate Dales school for last three years, parents told.

Emergency services at scene after car overturns on A1 at Leeming

Emergency services at scene after car overturns on A1 at Leeming

Motorhome destroyed by fire

Motorhome destroyed by fire - electrical fault to blame

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called when a bullock became stuck in a slurry pit on a farm. They then stayed to help wash down the animal after his ordeal Picture: @northyorksfire

It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it - fire crews rescue bullock from slurry pit

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VOLUNTEERS: Sean Ridley and Nick Stenhouse filming in Reeth. Pic: Land Rover

Red Cross volunteers feature in documentary about the charity's work in rural communities

TOP: Alexander Lillie

Student has his sights set on representing his country in BMX biking

BOOK: James Sadler of Dalton with the book he has written about his father who served during World War I.Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Experiences of a soldier who served throughout the First World War are remembered in new book

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A drive to recruit more officers to North Yorkshire Police have been announced

Police officer numbers set to increase in North Yorkshire - new investment plans announced

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds

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Hambleton-based private hire taxi firm, Carlton Cars, operates from Carlton-in-Cleveland, near Stokesley

School run taxi firm fears new rules could put it out of business

Diane Coleman proudly shows off one of the defibrillators in Arkengarthdale.

Nurse proves to be a real life saver for remote dale

Rishi Sunak.

Bid to save threatened Dales buses goes to the top

A66 closed between Scotch Corner and Brough due to strong winds

A66 reopens between Scotch Corner and Brough

The Middleham Stables Open Day has been cancelled.

This year's Middleham Stables Open Day cancelled

CLASSROOM: Bishop Terence Drainey opens the new classroom at St Mary's Primary School, Richmond

Bishop opens new classroom for Richmond primary school

The funeral of John Robinson will be on February 1.

Book is opened for tributes to late council leader

The skies above Ribblehead Viaduct. Photo: Pete Collins. (53651088)

Images of Ribblehead Viaduct to feature in exhibition exploring the dark skies of the Yorkshire Dales.

WINNER: Anita Watson from Incredible Artists

Yorkshire Dales couple triumph at US events management award ceremony

CHEF: Tristan Prudden

Yorkshire Dales chef in running for national game award

CAMPAIGN: Richard Wright, committee member of the Skeeby Pub Society, outside the former Travellers Rest at Skeeby.Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Campaign group have fresh hopes of buying local pub as community asset

Hawes Primary School has been placed into special measures. Photo: Paul Shreeve.

'Inadequate' Wensleydale primary school placed in special measures

COMMITTED: Cllr John Robinson

Tributes paid to popular Richmond councillor who died suddenly on Wednesday

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The Wensleydale School girls badminton teams which will compete at the Yorkshire championships.

Wensleydale School pupils enjoy sporting success

GEORGIAN: Middleton Lodge

Country estate to hold Burns Night ball in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

PROUD: David Meacham from Yorkshire Mulberry Homes (left) with coach Jon Rutherford and some of the Richmond under-nines with their new tracksuits and coats.

Young footballers get smart new kit after sponsorship deal from local house builders

Patricia Cheshire went to Disneyland

Woman on benefits lived the high life - including a trip to Disneyland - after plundering £54k from her stepfather's account

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A snowman sits in the beer garden of the country's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, with landlady Viv Bailey

Bitterly cold? Then it's time for a bitter...

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Lenny The Land Rover

Twitter users help reunite 'Lenny' the Land Rover with its owners

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The Richmond School hockey team prepare for the competition.

Richmond hockey girls take on England's best

Council fears plans to increase regulation on Dales taxi firms will threaten their viability.

Councillor's concerns over what increased taxi regulation will mean for Dales firms

CYCLES: Mike Allenby, Helen Pollard, and daughter Daisy, from Firebox Cafe and cycle centre

Museum cafe on a cycling theme

DalesBus services serve visitors and residents of the Yorkshire Dales

Rural bus network serving visitors and residents of the Yorkshire Dales at risk of collapse amid funding shortages

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Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Snow on the B6277 at Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham.

Snow falls in the North-East and North Yorkshire cause tricky conditions for drivers

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TARGETED: Jessica Stephenson and Dan Bland with some of the Christmas wreaths they created at Just the Job social enterprise in Richmond. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Thieves smash doors of charity - but fail to get in

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HEALTH: Irene Wagstaffe and Pat Fava celebrating 35 years in business at their shop in Richmond. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography.

Health food business going strong after 35 years

Winners at last year's The Northern Farmer Awards

Last day to nominate someone in The Northern Farmer Awards

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WILDFLOWERS: The Yorkshire Dales. Pic: Tanya St Pierre.

Yorkshire Dales to benefit from £200,000 of funding from People's Postcode Lottery for wide range of projects

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