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Hague backs £2m scanner appeal

The Northern Echo: HALF WAY THERE: The Friends of the Friarage Hospital group have reached the £1m mark in the money raised for their MRI Scanner Appeal,  William Hague MP attends the hospital to offer his support to the group.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

FORMER Foreign Secretary William Hague has added his support to an ambitious bid to raise £2m to provide a MRI scanner to a North Yorkshire hospital.

Dentist nominated for industry award

5:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DENTIST has made it to the final round of a prestigious industry awards.

VIDEO: Drone camera captures stunning aerial scenes of Richmond

The Northern Echo: AERIAL VIEWS: a still image from a Flight Over Richmond

5:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE beauty of a North Yorkshire market town has been captured on film from the air by a drone commissioned by a local man who runs a promotional website.

Search continues to find missing cocker spaniel

The Northern Echo: MISSING DOG: Eight-year-old Fern (left) who has been missing for more than a month

4:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE search is continuing to find a beloved family pet which has been missing for more than a month.

Green Party to start selection process for Richmond candidate

3:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER recently being re-established in the Richmond constituency, the Green Party has announced it will is starting the process of selecting a parliamentary candidate.

Council announces proposal to build own housing homes to help prevent migration from Yorkshire Dales communities

8:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS to revive rural communities by spending £5m on building new council houses have been criticised as having a high risk factor.

Alert after house raids that may have been linked

3:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO house burglaries within days of each other are believed to have been linked.

Thousands raised to support Charlie and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISERS: Charlie York, in the checked shirt, with friends from Aysgarth School

5:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy managed to complete part of a sponsored walk held to support him, despite just undergoing a double lung transplant.

Hollywood war coach used in Gladiator film to be restored after spending last seven years in Yorkshire Dales

6:02am Monday 20th October 2014

AN ARMOURED carriage that started life as a Hollywood movie prop and has spent the last seven years outside a Yorkshire Dales cafe is to be lovingly restored before it finds a new home.

New Conservative candidate for Richmond "blew all other contenders out of the water"

The Northern Echo: NEW CANDIDATE: Rishi Sunak with outgoing MP William Hague at Tennants, Leyburn.

2:57pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE Tory candidate chosen to follow in William Hague's footsteps "blew all the other contenders out of the water" ahead of the selection vote, according to party members.

Car crash

7:05pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MOTORIST was injured today (Sunday, October 19) in a crash on a country road in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Police said the single-vehicle accident happened on the B1363 Stillington to Helmsley road at 11.15am. A spokeswoman said the casualty suffered injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening. The road was closed temporarily after the accident but has since reopened.

Veteran riders at Scott Trial raise more than £4,000 for local charities

The Northern Echo: VETERAN RIDERS: Cameron Mackenzie, Mark Willis, Glen Scholey, Joe Buckworth, Nigel Mackenzie, Yrjo Vesterinen and Trevor Willans. Photo: Neil Sturgeon Photography .

6:51pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A POPULAR motorsport event has celebrated its centenary year by raising more than £4,000 for local charities.

Tory candidate for William Hague's Richmond seat named

The Northern Echo:

5:52pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Conservative candidate for Richmond has been selected following a majority result in the first round of the voting process.

Four in running to be successor to William Hague

The Northern Echo:

10:31am Saturday 18th October 2014

RICHMOND Conservatives will this weekend choose their candidate to fight the seat vacated by their MP William Hague.

Senior councillor faces police probe over fracas with neighbour

5:47pm Friday 17th October 2014

A SENIOR long-serving councillor at loggerheads with her neighbour is being investigated over a fracas in the street outside their homes, it has emerged.

Green Howards Museum announces relaunch to coincide with Remembrance Sunday

The Northern Echo: WORK IN PROGRESS: Museum display specialist, James Wheeler, puts together a First World War display in the Green Howards Museum in Richmond. Picture: TOM BANKS

12:02am Friday 17th October 2014

A MUSEUM charting the history of an illustrious Yorkshire regiment is preparing to open its doors again after a six-month closure for renovation.

Ancient bones and evidence of medieval church found on building site

The Northern Echo: UNEARTHED: Archaeologist Berny McCluskey working on the Broadacres site in Leyburn where workmen have unearthed bones and have discovered the foundations of a building which could be a church.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY (11534880)

6:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unearthed ancient human remains and evidence of a medieval church on the site of a new extra care scheme.

Swaledale sheep coins to become Chinese collectors' target

5:44pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

SWALEDALE sheep have long been prized by farmers across the region for their ability to thrive anywhere - but now they are literally worth their weight in gold.

Community retraces tragic battalion's arrival in Dales

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC MARCH: Volunteers mark the centenary of the Leeds Pals arrival in Colsterdale

6:12pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COMMUNITY has retraced the steps of a tragic battalion of First World War soldiers who trained in the Yorkshire Dales.

Veterans cyclist claimed world sprint title after discovering his ability later in life

The Northern Echo: SPRINT CHAMPION: Adrian Dent from Richmond has won the World Championship title at the Master track sprint championships in Manchester. Picture: TOM BANKS

7:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A KEEN cyclist who discovered a talent for track sprinting later in life has claimed his third world championship title.

Touring theatre company to stage new production based on novel by Thirsk-born writer

12:49pm Monday 13th October 2014

A RICHMOND-based touring theatre company is to set its next production in a medieval church and based on JL Carr novel, A Month in the Country.

Scott Trial organisers hope to raise more than £10,000 for its centenary event

The Northern Echo: SCOTT TRIAL: Trail rider Jonathan Richardson, preparing for a previous Scott Trial

3:31pm Monday 13th October 2014

A POPULAR motorsport event will celebrate its centenary year when it accelerates into action this weekend.

Man arrested for fuel theft

5:22pm Friday 10th October 2014

A 30-YEAR-OLD MIddlesbrough man has been arrested as part of North Yorkshire Police’s campaign to protect rural communities against travelling criminals.

Scott Trial centenary event receives charity boost

The Northern Echo: ICONIC EVENT: The gruelling Scott Trial has been attracting riders for 100-years

5:18pm Friday 10th October 2014

AN iconic Dales motorcycle trial is soon celebrating its centenary and County Durham businessmen are joining forces to raise thousands for its charity fund.

Gallery to help good causes

The Northern Echo: ART SALE: Richmond councillor Linda Curran, left, with Mayor Clive World, centre and ex-mayor Stuar Parsons at the shop in Frenchgate that has been turned into a pop-up gallery to make cash for charity.            Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:03pm Friday 10th October 2014

A POP-UP art gallery is to open in Richmond to raise cash for local causes – with an emphasis on helping those with disabilities.

Superfast broadband could keep young in the Dales

2:01pm Friday 10th October 2014

A DALES market town hopes the launch of superfast broadband will quell the mass migration of young people in search of better connectivity to support jobs – but other nearby communities are still being left in the dark.

Campaign aims to woo visitors with wool

The Northern Echo: WOOL TOURISM: Liz Howard-Barker, owner of Bank Villa Guesthouse in Masham, getting in the ‘knit-working’ spirit.

4:23pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AN INITIATIVE has been launched to promote “wool tourism” across the Yorkshire Dales.

Care home given seal of approval by inspectors

3:02pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A RICHMOND care home has been given the seal of approval by a national care watchdog after an unannounced inspection.

Armed Forces heroes to take part in fundraising fashion show at Phoenix House

The Northern Echo: KAT WALK: Kat Bolton and Paul Nichols who will be taking part in the fashion show. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

7:52pm Monday 6th October 2014

FIRST-time models representing Armed Forces heroes will be joined by local singer Zoe Birkett on the catwalk for a fundraising fashion show to highlight the work of a Help for Heroes recovery centre.

Restaurant impresses inspectors

The Northern Echo: AA ROSETTES: (l-r) TV presenter Fiona Bruce with William Emmerson, Elizabeth Emmerson, David Reilly, Charlotte Reilly, Dan Shotton, Sophie Egglestone, Damien Fort and Simon Numphud, head of AA Hotel Services

12:38pm Monday 6th October 2014

A RESTAURANT in the Yorkshire Dales has impressed inspectors enough to gain a highly coveted place in a top guide.

Town council and country estate battle over guardianship of ancient jewellery

The Northern Echo: FESTIVE VIEW: A snowy Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, gets decorated for Christmas

5:19pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A TOWN council and country estate are in battle over a Bronze Age bracelet that has been in the guardianship of the council since the 1960s when the last private owner of the house gave it on loan for mayors to wear.

Firefighters tackle moorland fire in Yorkshire Dales

The Northern Echo: MOOR FIRE: The smoke from the moor blew down into the valley bottom.

5:04pm Friday 3rd October 2014

MORE than 50 firefighters tackled a large moorland blaze in the Yorkshire Dales.

Fire crews tackle Yorkshire Dales moorland blaze

The Northern Echo:

9:46am Friday 3rd October 2014

MORE than 30 firefighters are tackling a large moorland blaze in the Yorkshire Dales.

Councillors discuss campaign to stop young families becoming an endangered species in Dales

The Northern Echo: John Blackie

6:05pm Friday 3rd October 2014

LOCAL government leaders from across North Yorkshire have been warned that young people are becoming an endangered species in rural areas – and agreed to support a campaign to try to reverse the trend.

School farm forced to close due to lack of resources

2:44pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A POPULAR farm facility has been closed by a Dales school because it no longer had to resources to carry it on.

Pensioner bombarded with charity begging letters

The Northern Echo: FED UP: Daphne Clarke with just some of the charity envelopes she has received through her letterbox.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY.

5:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A RETIRED teacher who this year has received more than 300 begging letters from charities says she is being "morally blackmailed".

Bargain Hunt and Strictly Come Dancing star Tim Wonnacott visits Tennants, Leyburn

The Northern Echo: VALUATION TIME: Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott looking on at a letter by Northern Echo Editor William Stead at the valuation event at Tennants in the new Garden Room.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

3:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE GRAND new staircase welcoming guests into the newly refurbished Tennants of Leyburn gleamed, the cabinets full of an array of exhibits from telescopes to war memorabilia, and staff were busily setting up the Garden Rooms for the arrival of a celebrity guest.

Camping equipment stolen from market town store

The Northern Echo: SMASHED: The broken window at Mountain Warehouse, Richmond.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY.

2:54pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after camping equipment was stolen from a market town store.

Thief casts off with fishing equipment while angler slept

1:42pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A MAN who fell asleep whilst overnight fishing, woke up to discover a thief had netted hundreds of pounds worth of his fishing equipment.

Cash support for small businesses with big ideas

5:34pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A £60,000 fund has been set up to help small companies with projects which will either increase their turnover or create new jobs.

As Prime Minister describes William Hague as "our greatest living Yorkshireman" tell us who you think deserves the title?

The Northern Echo:

1:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WILLIAM Hague is "our greatest living Yorkshireman", David Cameron said, as he paid tribute to the outgoing former Tory leader and MP for Richmond.

Tennants to host Bargain Hunt star at antique valuation day

The Northern Echo: NEW SALEROOM: Tennants in Leyburn

4:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN AUCTION house is celebrating the opening of a new saleroom tomorrow (Thursday, October 2) with an antique valuation day featuring a celebrity guest.

Victim's mother buys murder scene post office

The Northern Echo: MURDER SCENE: Police tape and flowers outside Melsonby post office shortly after the body of sub-postmistress was found inside.

7:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VILLAGE post office which was the scene of brutal murder has been bought by the victim's mother to complete home improvements begun by her daughter.

Excavations expose how family introduced new flavours to Britain

The Northern Echo: HISTORY REVEALED: Archeological studies have revealed details about the transformation of the grounds during the 18th century

5:08pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have exposed the scale of an 18th century olive oil merchant family's drive to introduce a range of culinary tastes to Britain.

Sister raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer charity

The Northern Echo: FUND RAISERS: Janet Golding with her daughters, Becki (right) and Laura. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

4:41pm Monday 29th September 2014

TWO SISTERS are organising a fundraising walk in support of their mum who is battling ovarian cancer – and to raise awareness of the warning signs.

Five Gurkha soldiers take part in gruelling fitness challenge in North Yorkshire

3:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

FIVE super-fit Gurkha soldiers completed one of the world’s toughest sporting challenges in North Yorkshire this weekend.

Community pub gets make-over ahead of re-launch

The Northern Echo: NEW MANAGEMENT: Stuart Miller

1:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE new landlord of a community pub has already put his stamp on the building with fresh paintwork and new decor – but there are now plans for a complete refurbishment next month.

Almost 2,000 animals to be transported from Cumbrian rescue centre to new larger home near Scotch Corner.

The Northern Echo: NEW HOME: Colourful macaws are among the animals moving to their new home near Scotch Corner.

4:04pm Sunday 28th September 2014

ALMOST 2,000 animals are to be transported from an animal park in Cumbria to their new home near Scotch Corner which offers larger grounds for its reptiles, birds and mammals.

Children get a taste of life as a Victorian at the Station, Richmond

The Northern Echo: HISTORY LESSON: Isabel Lundberg, 8, and Amy Atkinson, 9, in costume at the Station

10:51am Saturday 27th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been learning what is was like to be a Victorian, thanks to a new partnership set up to promote learning at three of Richmond’s heritage locations.

Tour de Yorkshire organisers aim to repeat Grand Depart success

The Northern Echo: WELL SUPPORTED: The Tour de France peloton makes its way over Buttertubs Pass

5:42pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE organisers of the Tour de France said they hope the crowds which lined the Grand Depart route turn out in force for a three-day international cycling race across Yorkshire.

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