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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

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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'

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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.

Sports awards organisers are calling for nominations of Richmondshire's young stars

The Northern Echo: SPORT AWARDS: Deadline for entries is Friday, July 18.

3:12pm Monday 30th June 2014

ORGANISERS of an awards ceremony to celebrate sporting achievements of Richmondshire youngsters are calling for nominations from coaches, teachers and parents.

It's A Knockout tournament to raise cash for Children's Heart Unit Fund

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISING INSPIRATION: Anabelle Rose Taylor, who died at four months

3:42pm Friday 27th June 2014

A HIGH-ENERGY assault course tournament is being held in Richmond to raise cash for a children’s heart unit – after organisers were inspired by the stories of local children.

Castle to hold exhibition in honour of Armed Forces Weekend

The Northern Echo: WINNING T-SHIRT: Bolton Castle general manager Katie Boggis with the t-shirt designed by 10-year-old Lily Nicholson-Hume that will be one of many pieces of art on display during Armed Forces weekend.

1:41pm Thursday 26th June 2014

AN EXHIBITION featuring the work of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans will take place for Armed Forces Weekend at Bolton Castle.

Car and HGV involved in A66 crash

The Northern Echo: A66 CRASH: Yorkshire Air Ambulance took the woman to James Cook Hospital

6:10pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after the car she was driving collided with an HGV.

Car and HGV involved in A66 crash

The Northern Echo: A66 SMASH: Ambulance, fire and police crews were on the scene after a car and HGV collided

4:53pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A CAR has collided with a HGV near the junction for Gilling West, Melsonby and Richmond on the A66 eastbound.

Taekwondo club wins first international prizes

The Northern Echo: INTERNATIONAL STARS: Richmond Taekwondo club members Tracy Hook, Lisa Seline and Sara Seline.

1:53pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

MEMBERS of Richmond Taekwondo club have won the club’s first international fight medals with a gold and two silver medals.

Racehorse named after late rugby league star has won his debut race

The Northern Echo: DEBUT SUCCESS: Racehorse named Steve Prescott, after late international rugby star who raised almost half a million pounds for charity

1:31pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire trained racehorse,named after a rugby league star who raised nearly half-a-million pounds for charity after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, has won his debut race

Football club get on their bikes for a Coast to Coast fundraising ride.

The Northern Echo: BIKE RIDE: Richmond Town Football Club members get on their bikes to raise cash for the club

1:21pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A GROUP of cyclists better known locally for their football skills have completed a fundraising Coast to Coast ride.

Motorist banned after dangerous undertaking on A1

3:46pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A MOTORIST who undertook a lorry and a car at speed before slamming on his brakes and appearing to make a rude gesture has been banned from driving for 12 months.

Rugby club's improvements efforts have been recognised

The Northern Echo: MOST IMPROVED: Richmondshire Rugby Club president Nick Hunter (left), future RFU presidentJason Leonard and Richmondshire development officer Jon Moulding.

12:10pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A RUGBY club has been recognised as having one of the most improved facilities in the country.

Youngsters get digging to unearth archaeological finds at Kiplin Hall

The Northern Echo: HISTORY LOVERS: Year two children from Bolton-on-Swale St. Mary’s Primary Church of England School with teaching assistant Wendy Parr and archaeologist Jim Brightman.

6:20pm Monday 23rd June 2014

YOUNG history enthusiasts have been invited to a country estate to help with an archaeological dig.

Village pulls out all the stops for Tour de France

The Northern Echo: TOUR READY: West Tanfield in Hambleton, North Yorkshire, is taking on more than its fair share of Tour de France visitors

5:43pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A CLUSTER of villages in North Yorkshire are going to town on Tour de France celebrations, despite its district claiming only 1.2 miles of the route.

Author of dark children's book wins prestigious award

The Northern Echo: DARK WRITING: Kevin Brooks wins the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal

5:13pm Monday 23rd June 2014

AN author who waited ten years for his book to be published because his publisher thought it was too dark for children has won a prestigious award.

Mixed views emerge of parking enforcement in Richmond

The Northern Echo: STRICT ENFORCEMENT: Landlady of Richmond's Town Hall pub is unhappy with parking enforcement measures

1:08pm Saturday 21st June 2014

CONFLICTING views have emerged of the stricter parking regime being enforced in a North Yorkshire market town.

Theatre celebrates all things French and cycling in time for Tour de France

The Northern Echo: TOUR CELEBRATION: The Georgian Theatre Royal celebrates the Grand Depart

12:48pm Saturday 21st June 2014

TO celebrate the arrival of the Tour de France's Grand Depart in Yorkshire, a theatre is hosting three themed events to inspire cycling enthusiasts.

Museum launches book made by youngsters celebrating local heritage

The Northern Echo: HERITAGE BOOK: Mayor of Richmond Clive World; Jos Huddleston, Heritage Book project leader; Ian Armstrong, vice president of Richmond Rotary; and John Culpan, chairman of Richmondshire museum.Students are from Richmond CE Primary, Croft CE Primary St Mary

12:44pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A BOOK filled with places of interest, landscape features and popular community venues from a child’s perspective has been published by a museum.

Sadness as chapel holds its final service due to dwindling congregation

The Northern Echo: CHAPEL LIGHTS: Final service was held at Arkengarthdale Chapel of Whitsuntide

4:39pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE final service of a chapel forced to close because of a dwindling congregation saw the building filled with supporters from churches across the Yorkshire Dales.

Health and safety 'knit-wits' order Tour de France bunting to be taken down

The Northern Echo: TRADERS' DISMAY: Shop assistant, Elise Clayton with some of the knitted Tour de France bunting which had to be taken down from lampposts in Masham for health and safety reasons.   Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

4:44pm Thursday 19th June 2014

HEALTH and safety bosses have ordered knitted bunting in a town on the Tour de France route to be taken down – as it was causing lampposts to lean.

Woman, 21, trampled by cows in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Hampshire dairy industry hit by collapse of milk co-operative

7:15pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A WOMAN has been trampled by cows in North Yorkshire.

Georgian theatre to host play devised by company with roots in Richmond

The Northern Echo: Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal

2:46pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN original new play written by a Yorkshire-based theatre company will be performed at Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal.

Churchwatch will help combat crime and vandalism

6:01pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A POLICE campaign to protect churches and religious buildings from thieves and vandals has been launched across Hambleton and Richmondshire.



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