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News: Richmond & The Dales

The plaque in a photo posted by Simonstone Hall on Facebook

Clarkson 'fracas' site preserved for posterity by North Yorkshire hotel

Going to the Match by LS Lowry. A print of the painting has fetched £22,000 at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn

World record for Lowry print and increasing demand for Pitman Painter art at Northern art auction

Friends and supporters of the Wensleydale branch of Bloodwise, previously known as Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research at their social evening. Photograph Phillip Sedgwick

Dales cancer charity raises £100,000 in four years

Young swimmers from Richmond and Northallerton meet Olympic swimmer James Goddard for coaching session

TINY: Hannah Russell with Little Alf

Teenager publishes third book based on the antics of her tiny pony following awards success

WILD: Amanda and Clive Owen with seven of their children, and Ben Fogle.

Yorkshire shepherdess teams up with TV's Ben Fogle for new show on rejecting urban life

A school nativity

Having a school nativity? Get it featured in The Northern Echo

SUPPORT: Rishi Sunak MP with Angel Wall from Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid

Initiative to help current and former members of the Armed Forces struggling with mental health is backed by MP

It had been feared that the 2015 Dales Festival of Food and Drink would be the last.

Dales Festival of Food and Drink 'will be held in 2016'

Eric Marshall at his house Sunnyside in Bagby near Thirsk in 2011.

Enter our Ho Ho Homes competition and spread a bit of Christmas cheer in your street

AWARDS: Chair of the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards Irene Myers

Regional food and drink celebrated at Flavours of Herriot Country Awards

The Wensleydale School's interim headmaster Peter Whelan said neither the governors not the local authority had any plans to cease provision for post-16 study at this school.

Wensleydale School sixth form 'not closing' says head

Band attempts 24-hour music marathon

Band attempts 24-hour music marathon

BUSINESS: Richmondshire District Council

Businesses urged to check they receive all relief they are entitled to

WINNER: Middleton Lodge

Wedding team hailed as best in the region at award ceremony

Festival signs sponsor deal

FOOD: Chair of judges Elaine Lemm will also be presenting the awards

Region's top food and drink venues to be named at prestigious awards ceremony

FUNDRAISERS: Fun runners get into the festive spirit at a previous Chase the Pud event

Fundraisers urged to take part in Richmond's annual festive fun run

The A1 has now re-opened following the demolition of Fort Bridge as part of a major project to upgrade the dual carriageway to a three lane motorway between Leeming and Barton.

Motorists thanked for patience after A1 closure causes major delays

Trainer and former jockey Andy Crook waded into fast flowing water that was up to his armpits to help the horses stranded near Middleham, in North Yorkshire. PICTURE: Clare Partridge

Video shows horse trainer rescuing animals from flood water in the Yorkshire Dales

MISSING: A body has been found in the search for missing walker, Stephen Gibson, 73

Body found on North York Moors by searchers looking for missing walker

Football team-mates honour memory of Yorkshire Dales drowning tragedy schoolboy

RINGING OUT: Cllr Threlfall (centre) with bellringers James Lunn, Alastair Lunn and Peter Trewby, chair of the restoration appeal.

Keeping the bells of Richmond ringing

Wensleydale School sixth form at risk of closure

Christopher Moss creates a Poppy tattoo at his Richmond studio.  Picture by Stuart Boulton. (45728683)

Tattoo artist inking permanent poppies on people's skin to raise money for Royal British Legion

AIRECREW MEMORIAL: Stephen Palmer by the memorial spire.Picture: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business magazine.

Towering memorial to the aircrew who never came home takes shape

Hawes Flooding: Pictures by Thomas Beresford

Flood warnings across North as more rain forecast

The picture above of Hawes in flood was sent in by Thomas Beresford.

Firefighters rescue drivers trapped by floodwater in Yorkshire Dales

BUCKET LIST:Joshua cuts the ribbon at the new Next Store with manager Stacey Laing

Seven-year-old Joshua - who is living with terminal disease - ticks off his first bucket list dream

GETTING FASTER: Launching the West Witton Community Broadband service are David Burns from I Love Broadband, Rishi Sunak MP, Dr Graham Bottley of West Witton parish council, Harry Panther of Airwave and Fernando Paquete from BDUK.

Taking technology deep into the Dales

LEAVES GALORE: "Knitting and knattering" at the Georgian Theatre Royal.

Leaves are bursting out all over

Rhys Swift, 11, receives an outstanding achievement award from his hero Hull star Mike Dawson.

Championship footballer Mike Dawson returns to his home town to inspire a new generation of players

HELPING HAND: Yvonne Peacock (first left) is pictured helping members of the sports association to get ready for the improvements – from left to right Kirsten Civil, Heather Hodgson, Andrew Civil and in front Rosalind Civil.

Boost for sport and work in the Yorkshire Dales

Ovington's famous maypole, which is more than 60ft tall, has snapped in strong winds

Ovington's maypole snaps in strong winds

The Garden Rooms at Tennants of Leyburn

Two day Winter Wonderland Christmas fair announced for Garden Rooms at Tennants of Leyburn

CHEF: Stephanie Moon, who will be presenting this year's Flavours of Herriot Country Awards. PICTURE: Tim Hardy

Panel of top food writers, chefs and industry experts name finalists for 2015 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards

Mini-recycling centres across Hambleton to close

SCHOOL FUNDS: Kevin Hardisty, second left, and his wife Val, right, sign Rishi Sunak’s Fairer Funding for Rural Schools petition in Northallerton High Street.

Schools' funding plea goes to the PM

TREATMENT: Crohn's disease sufferer Graeme Cross in hospital

Crohn's Disease sufferer taking legal action after being left in searing agony and vomiting blood and faeces

Charles Raine, 66, who is known as Neville, his nephew Phillip Raine, 46, and Phillip's 41-year-old partner Shirley Straughan, Bowes sheep farmers accused of being part of rustling operation

Sheep ID parade held to return stolen stock to farmers, court hears during rustling trial

Nick Gullon who produced the timeline charting the First World War in 1915 from The Northern Echo archives

An interactive journey through The Northern Echo archives of First World War 1915

REMEBRANCE: A wreath laid at Darlington Cenotaph.

Guide to Remembrance services in the North-East and North Yorkshire

Craig Martin Burrows, 50, pictured, worked with disadvantaged children in the Philippines for 30 years before he was jailed in June this year.

Richmond church missionary jailed for abusing children allowed to return to the Philippines

WHAT'S ON: Guide to fireworks displays in the North-East in 2015

Guide to North-East 2015 fireworks displays

ROMAN ANCHORS: Possible used during attack on the Druids.

Roman finds are possibly a relic of island attack

Scouting for Girls outside the Tan Hill with landlords Viv and Steve Bailey, centre.

Brit award winners Scouting for Girls to play Tan Hill

Pedestrian hurt in Leyburn collision

AIMING HIGH: The Richmond School ski team.

Teen ski stars aim higher

TOUR BREAK: Drama student Fran Summers, 16, demonstrates her new-found skills at the open event of Richmond Sixth Form College.

Richmond sixth formers give students the grand tour

KNITTING: Peter Dorrington, Lisa Swainston and Jessica Stephenson with Tess the border terrier in her new jumper

Volunteer knitters asked to help make jumpers for dogs

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