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Surprise delivery at farm as Doris the camel follows Maisy the llama into labour

The Northern Echo: SURPRISE DELIVERY: Bactrian camel Doris with her calf

11:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CAMEL with two humps and a bump has stunned her owners by giving birth to a calf.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

200 people sign Richmond School petition

The Northern Echo: Richmond School building

12:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PETITION calling for an investigation into alleged problems at Richmond School has been submitted to the authorities amid claims of a cover-up.

Victims get chance to improve their treatment

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

New super-diocese will be the biggest in the country

The Northern Echo: The new super-diocese and its five Episcopal areas.

1:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ECCLESISTICAL history will be made on Easter Sunday, with the launch of the Church of England’s first new diocese since 1929.

Sharp eyed witness spots stolen stone crusher

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

4:22pm Monday 14th April 2014

RICHMOND police are thanking a vigilant member of the public after a stone crusher stolen from a site in Colburn was recovered.

Art exhibitions and classes in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Watercolour Painting: Winter Landscapes

4:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Bexter’s Tea Room, based on College Square, Stokesley will be holding an exhibition of landscape photography by landscape photographer Paul Hunter on Saturday, May 3 from 6.30pm.

William Hague reopens North Yorkshire pub where he proposed to his wife

The Northern Echo: Foreign secretary William Hague with the new owners of the Black Bull Inn, Michael Ibbotson (left) and Chris Blundell (right)

5:01pm Friday 11th April 2014

FOREIGN secretary William Hague has officially reopened a North Yorkshire pub and revealed it is where he proposed to his wife.

Council chief defends Richmond School pavilion procurement process

The Northern Echo: Richmond School Building

3:04pm Friday 11th April 2014

A LOCAL authority chief has defended the procurement process followed by a secondary school building a new sports pavilion.

Richmond School headteacher "acted without authority"

The Northern Echo: Richmond School headteacher Ian Robertson

6:30am Friday 11th April 2014

THE headteacher of Richmond School appointed a project manager and lined up a construction company to build a new £750,000 sports pavilion without consulting governors or following local authority procurement guidelines, it has emerged.

Dales visitor attraction opens adventure sport walkways

The Northern Echo: ADVENTURE SPORT: Via ferrata at How Stean Gorge.

6:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

VISITORS to a gorge will be invited to test their mettle on high level cable walkways.

Dog rescued after cliff fall

The Northern Echo: Flat badly damaged by fire in North Yorkshire town

5:51pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to rescue a dog that slipped down a cliff face in the Yorkshire Dales today, April 10.

Fire and rescue meeting the public over possible restructuring

The Northern Echo: FIRE DANGER: Firefighters from North Yorkshire and Cleveland at Danby Moor as high winds spread a series of fires on the North York Moors, one of which closed the main Whitby to Guisborough road

12:17pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is currently reviewing its fire cover in the county to see if it needs to change the number and location of fire engines and stations and the way both are crewed.

VIDEO: E-cigarette explodes in packed Richmond pub and sets barmaid on fire

The Northern Echo: The e-cigarette explodes next to Laura Baty

11:49am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THIS is the moment a North Yorkshire barmaid narrowly escaped when an e-cigarette exploded in flames in a packed pub and rocketed towards her.

Rabbit rescue home holds fundraising event

The Northern Echo: BONKERS ABOUT BUNNIES: Gwen Butler of Bunny Burrows with a three legged rabbit.

6:29pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Bunny Burrows rabbit rescue centre is holding its annual Hot Cross Bunny fundraising event at the town hall, in Richmond, between 10am and 4pm, on Sunday, April 13.

Firefighter seriously injured cycling near Tour de France Grand Depart route

The Northern Echo: LOCAL LANDMARK: Semer Water, in Wensleydale, which is the subject of a new book by Stuart Lennie

6:02pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A FIREFIGHTER has sustained serious injuries after a colliding with a car while cycling near a Yorkshire Dales village on the Tour de France’s opening stage.

Pupils race go-karts they designed themselves

The Northern Echo: Members of 'The Beast' team with go-kart piloted by Alanah Gee (10) and pushed by (L-R) Buse Adem (8), Kieran Marshall (11) and Abigail Hall (7).

5:03pm Sunday 6th April 2014

PUPILS at a primary school have tested their metal by racing go-karts that they designed and made themselves. The race day at Eppleby Forcett Primary School, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, was the climax of a topic titled Move It, which examined how various things are propelled.

Councillor demands resignation after he is asked to leave Richmond School meeting

The Northern Echo: WALL OF SILENCE: Parent Fraser Brown, left, and local councillor Stuart Parsons at Richmond School, where the entire board of governors resigned

6:15pm Friday 4th April 2014

AN angry councillor has demanded the resignation of a school governing board chairman who refused to let him stay in a meeting.

Midwife on call 24-hours-a-day for five weeks nominated for national award

The Northern Echo: NATIONAL AWARD: Mother Claire Tasker, left with daughter Lily, has nominated midwife Ann Marsden for a national award.

3:35pm Friday 4th April 2014

A MIDWIFE who remained on call for 24 hours-a-day for five weeks to help an expectant mother whose first child had died has been nominated for a national award.

Pub puts fitness on the menu

11:51am Friday 4th April 2014

A PUB has created a menu fit for anyone watching their waistline or building muscle with the help of a fitness expert.

Football mad North Yorkshire teenager bounces back from cancer

The Northern Echo: Lewis Maguire, 16, from Richmond

11:40am Friday 4th April 2014

A TEENAGER who is mad about football has started playing with his team again just months after being diagnosed with rare cancer Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

North Yorkshire Police to be investigated by IPCC over way it dealt with Jimmy Savile child abuse allegations

The Northern Echo: Jimmy Savile

8:47pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police and the county's Crime Commissioner have asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate its handling of historic child abuse allegations involving Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli.

Diocese urges residents to grow poppies to mark First World War centenary

The Northern Echo: Children to take part in commemoration of centenary of Great War

2:59pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

POPPIES will be grown in churches and church schools as a joint act of remembrance for the centenary of the First World War.

Wensley quiz night in aid of chemotherapy unit

The Northern Echo: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

5:31pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A quiz night will be held at Wensley village hall on Friday, April 11 at 7.30pm. The event will raise money for the chemotherapy unit at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. Tickets, including a pie and pea supper, are £6.50. Participants are asked to book in advance by calling 01969-623268.

Allegation of bullying at North Yorkshire school where governors resigned

The Northern Echo: Richmond School Building

5:56pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

GOVERNORS who resigned en masse from a North Yorkshire school were investigating a complaint of bullying made by a member of staff, it has emerged.

Campaigners call for residents to unite against North Yorkshire wind farms

The Northern Echo: GV wind turbine (3632691)

1:39pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A CONCERTED campaign has been launched to stop up to 120 wind turbines being erected near two national parks.

Mystery of wartime letter

The Northern Echo: The mystery wartime letter.

5:36pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

WITHIN just weeks of opening, staff at a vintage charity shop have found themselves trying to solve a real wartime mystery.

Dales barn owner facing legal action over alterations

The Northern Echo: Barns in the Yorkshire Dales

4:28pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE owner of a Yorkshire Dales barn who installed windows and kitchen appliances without planning permission is facing enforcement action.

Schools refuse to fund voluntary sports body

The Northern Echo: NEW JOB: Steve McClaren

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

SCHOOLS in North Yorkshire are refusing to fund a voluntary body which runs inter-county sports matches - with talented youngsters likely to miss out, it is claimed.

High Sheriff's badge of office passed to passionate rugby fan Gerald Osborne

The Northern Echo: HIGH SHERIFF: Gerald Osborne

3:38pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE badge of historic office was passed from one rugby aficionado to another during a traditional swearing in ceremony today (Monday March 31).

Appeal after fatal motorcycle crash

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

10:38pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Police have appealed for witnesses after a motorcycle pillion passenger died in a crash on a rural road.

Tourist information centre told future in doubt - again

The Northern Echo: Richmond's Re-opened Tourist Information Centre

7:20pm Sunday 30th March 2014

LONG-suffering volunteers of the Richmond Tourist Information Centre have been told once more its future is in doubt – just one year on from the last time it was evicted from its premises.

Reliant Robin driver angry at speeding ticket

The Northern Echo: SPEED TRAP: Reliant Robin owner Harley Monk and friend Ayub Bhatti, who are angry at being caught by a mobile speed camera in Catterick Garrison.

12:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A THREE-wheeled Reliant Robin driver is among a group of residents angry at being caught speeding by a police camera van parked on a “safe” road.

Soldier honoured after helping casualties of "biggest bomb"

The Northern Echo: Brigadier Bob Bruce congratulates Corporal Connor Grant, right, of 2 SCOTS on being awarded a Queen's Commendation for Bravery while serving in Afghanistan.

3:24pm Friday 28th March 2014

A SOLDIER who went to the aid of casualties hit by one of the biggest bombs seen by British troops in Afghanistan has been honoured for his bravery.

Young Catterick recruits prepare to pass out

The Northern Echo: GETTING READY: Soldiers from % Scots prepare for their passing out parade at Catterick Infantry Training Centre

3:57pm Thursday 27th March 2014

RECRUITS at Catterick Garrison's Infantry Training Centre will mark the end of their basic training on Friday.

French believe Yorkshire's Grand Depart will be a Tour D'Amour

The Northern Echo: Bernard Hinault (centre), five times winner of the Tour de France, during the photocall at Cragg Vale

6:03pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

FIVE times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault says even the French are getting excited about the world's most famous bike race coming to Yorkshire as organisers prepare to mark 100 days before the riders line up on the start line in Leeds.

Dales school team celebrates sporting success

The Northern Echo: WINNING TEAM: Wensleydale School U15 seven-a-side team. Back from left, Macauley Acton, Charlie Wiggan, George Shaw, Scott Partridge and Luke Circo. Front from left, Rob Bartlett, Finn Sheehan, Sam Lane, and Kallum Shepherd.

5:27pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE Wensleydale School has tasted success at an area football tournament.

Full steam ahead for rugby and football club groundshare

The Northern Echo: GROUNDSHARE PLANS: Blackwell Meadows, the home of Darlington RFC and soon Darlington FC

5:29pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A PLANNING application for work to prepare Darlington RFC’s ground for use by the Quakers will be submitted within weeks, officials say.

Yorkshire Shepherdess shares her stories of Dales life

The Northern Echo: Amanda at work in the Dales.

2:34pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

FARMER’S wife and mum-of-seven Amanda Owen is about to share her experiences of life in the Yorkshire Dales.

TV presenters take tandem tour of the Yorkshire Dales for charity

The Northern Echo: ON YOUR BIKE: From left, Harry Gration, Josh Westwood from Stone House Hotel and Amy Garcia

12:52pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Amy Garcia have raised more than £125,000 for Sport Relief on a tandem Tour de Yorkshire.

New recycling centre is in the wrong place say residents

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

4:46pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

PLANS for a new waste recycling centre for Richmondshire have been given the go ahead, despite objectors saying it is in the wrong place.

Northallerton woodwind concert

The Northern Echo: Hawes presents a series of puzzles - Picture: Stuart Boulton.

1:03pm Monday 24th March 2014

Northallerton Woodwind Ensemble will be giving a concert in Northallerton Town Hall on Friday, April 25 at 7pm.

Rugby club has "nothing to fear" from partnership with Quakers, fans told

The Northern Echo: Martin Jesper

6:50am Monday 24th March 2014

DARLINGTON Rugby Football Club has nothing to fear from sharing facilities with the town’s football club, supporters have been told ahead of a crucial vote on the partnership.

Vandals attack cars in Richmond

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

2:48pm Monday 24th March 2014

POLICE are hunting vandals who sprayed black paint on two cars parked on Reeth Road, Richmond, between 8.45pm on March 11 and 8.30am the following day. Anyone with information should contact Richmond police on 101, select option two and ask for Helen Lavender. Alternatively, information can be emailed to of Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.

Former Richmond School governing body lodges complaint

The Northern Echo: Richmond School building

6:50am Friday 21st March 2014

GOVERNORS who resigned en-masse from a North Yorkshire school have lodged a complaint with the Department for Education.

All change at Richmond School as new governing body is approved

The Northern Echo: Richmond School Building

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Government has approved a new interim executive board of governors for Richmond School after the previous governors resigned en-masse.

Pair suspected of theft in Richmond

The Northern Echo: CCTV image of the pair police would like to trace..

12:40pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

POLICE have released a CCTV image of two people they wish to speak to about thefts in Richmond.

Richmond baker welcomes tax breaks for low earners

The Northern Echo:

4:08pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A YOUNG woman struggling to get onto the property ladder has welcomed the Government’s plans to help low earners and first time buyers in the budget.

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