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Ripon News

ENERGY SCHEME: Thornborough Henges, near the site of a proposed small-scale solar farm

Renewable energy scheme proposed near Neolithic monuments

NATURE FOCUS: A youngster tries pond dipping as part of the Wildlife Watch Group scheme

Youngsters wildlife scheme calls for leaders

SAVINGS SCHEME: Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

Cash-strapped emergency services to share base in Ripon

DOGS: Darlington Championship Dog Show at Ripon Race Course. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Prestigious dog show gets owners warmed up for Crufts

SHOW: Louise Butler, from Liverpool, with her Kerry Blue Terrier

Schnauzers, Shih Tzus, poodles and Chow Chows head for Darlington Dog Show

POLICE PATROLS: Lead Lane, Ripon, where a boy has reported a van driver attempted to abduct him

Police step up patrols after boy reports attempted abduction

HIGH NOTE: Ripon Community Link member Stevie Blair promotes the Snake Davis concert he has helped stage

Super-fan recruits leading musician to perform for learning disability charity

BOOK TALK: Princess Michael of Kent, who will present a lecture on her historical novels

Princess to make novel appearance at Ripon festival

SHOW: Judging from last year's Darlington Dog Show

Dogs set to descend on the region in bid to be crowned best in show

CIVIC CEREMONY: RAF Leeming personnel parade in Ripon Market Square

RAF Leeming celebrates Freedom of Ripon with parade

MINIATURE: Caroline Hamilton and Jane Fiddick with their exhibition of dollshouses at Newby Hall near Ripon. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

Creators of one of the world's finest doll house collections hold book signing for fans

REVEALING PAPERS: Some of the documents from the Norton Conyers collection

Medieval home's historic documents set to reveal past of the North

Marking the Queen's record-breaking years on the throne

HISTORIC LANDSCAPE: An artist's impression of a view at Fountains Abbey following completion of the silt removal scheme

National Trust pumps £300,000 into tackling UN World Heritage Site threat

ENERGY SCHEME: Mark Bainbridge, right, general manager at Lightwater Valley, with Andrew Thrower, of Lombard Merseyside, examine the sustainable wood pellets beside one of Lightwater Valley’s new biomass boilers

Theme park realises greener burning ambition

AWED: SOME of the American group at Ripon Cathedral.

Millennium project "worthy of TV documentary"

Royal Etiquette ridden by Victoria Pendleton finishes second in her first race in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders Handicap during the Bank Holiday Fun Day at Ripon Racecourse, Ripon. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Olympic cycling star Victoria Pendleton pipped at post in first ride as fully fledged amateur jockey

BACKDROP: Staff behind the Great North Art Show work on hanging hundreds of pieces of artwork in Ripon Cathedral

Cathedral set to host Great North Art Show

CHANGE TRACK: Victoria Pendleton rides out on the gallops

Olympic cycling star-turned-jockey Victoria Pendleton to ride at Ripon on Monday

TOP RESULTS: Leg amputee Monty Merchie, of Ripon Grammar School, who has scored strong GSCE grades

Pupil overcomes leg amputation to land top GCSE grades


Ultramarathon - free entry for charity runners

TRADITIONAL TRADE: Master cooper Alastair Simms, who is seeking an apprentice

Last master cooper seeks apprentice to keep traditional craft alive

MADCAP: Monty Python and the Holy Grain is one of the films being screened at Fountains Abbey.

Laughter under the stars

CROQUET: The Yorkshire International Croquet tournament at Ripon. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

International croquet visits the manicured lawns of North Yorkshire

AWARD: Ripon Spa Gardens.

Park takes green award for 15th year in a row

FIND: Brian and Ailsa Coe with the huge tramp's nightgown.

The height of fashion - for a pre-war tramp

SUCCESS: Will Ashton

Teen delighted at top grades despite recent accident resulted in loss of finger

REVAMP PROJECT: Peter Page, of St Wilfrid's Catholic Parish steering group, outside the former school building in Ripon  Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Community hub project in former school lands lottery grant

MILESTONE PARTY: Staff and children at Fountains Playgroup and Pre-School, in Grantley, near Ripon

Playgroup stages 20th anniversary reunion

WONDERLAND: Dominic Philip, Bethan Evans, Jill Wilkinson, Carrie Philip and Judy Jones at the Court House Museum , Ripon, where the Knave of Hearts is on trialPicture: Richard Doughty Photography

Alice in Wonderland characters star in museum's interactive courtroom drama

MODELS: Robin Philip of the Ripon Prison and Police Museum with one of the toy police vehicles on show Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Police cars through the ages

CONCENTRATION: Khaled Younis from Egypt in action at the World Croquet Championships at Ripon in 2011

World-leading croquet players head to North Yorkshire for international contest

DEBUT: Steve Christian's view of St Mary's Church, Masham.

Chef and music producer team up for new artistic venture

ICONIC: A Spitfire takes to the air.

Iconic aircraft to take to the air

VOLUNTEERS: (Front L-R) Headmaster Martin Pearman with Eleanor McGregor, Eve Turner and Lions' youth co-ordinator Jane Armitage, and some of the other students who have achieved their Lions Young Leaders in Service award.

Students give up 300 hours

NIGHTMARE: Sasha Higgins of Catterick Village was involved in an unscheduled ride at Lightwater Valley while checking its safety after a colleague set the ride in motion. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

13 metres up: Teenage theme park worker left traumatised after rollercoaster ordeal

RALLY: Classics gleaming in the sunshine at Newby Hall.

Motoring glory im North Yorkshire

EXPERT: Professor Caroline Wilkinson with headmaster Martin Pearman and chairman of governors Peter Mason.

Royal face-maker returns to her old school

CATTLE: 12-year-old Lewis Lack from Kirkbymoorside wins the Beef Shorthorn Young Handlers prize at Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show Picture: STUART BOULTON.

AIrfield plays host to agricultural show for second year

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Children are being invited to experience life in the past at Ripon Museums

Museums' activities shine light on life in the past

MILESTONE EVENT: Karate teacher Ady Gray, who has been praised for helping transform pupils' lives Picture: Richard Doughty

Karate luminary's tribute to milestone school

HERITAGE: The Ripon Workhouse Museum's head gardener, Nick Thompson with Lockwoods owner Matthew Lockwood.

Restaurant and museum work together to create pop-up heritage food fortnight

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Ripon Cathedral Flower Guild members raise their hats to the women of Second World War on the tenth anniversary of the Women's Memorial in Whitehall

Cathedral showcase celebrates women's role in Second World War

PUBLIC ANGER: Councillor Andrew Williams, left, arrives at Ripon Town Hall, to a protest about his position on Ripon City Council

Ice cream fraudster council meeting descends into free-for-all shouting match

TERROR ATTACK: Police survey the aftermath in this video still

North Yorkshire and County Durham tourists tell of their experiences during Tunisia terror attack that left 15 Britons dead

MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY: Ripon Community Link chief executive Lindsay Tanner with some of the charity's users

Charity marks 25th anniversary with cathedral celebration

READY: About to leave John O Groats, (L to R), Spike Ambery-Smith, Dave Moss-Blundell, Alex Boynton, Peter Young, Edd Raddon.

Cyclists' heroic effort for brave Jenny

NOVEL EVENT: Ripon Workhouse Museum volunteers Roy and Drene Brooks prepare for its Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Museum to mark Alice In Wonderland 150th anniversary

PRAYER WEB: Siân Lawton, Ripon Cathedral's new online ministries co-ordinator

Cathedral aims to develop online praying

OPENING CEREMONY: Councillor Nigel Simms, the Mayor of the District of Harrogate and Councillor Pauline McHardy, the Mayor of Ripon unveil Lark Hill Cemetery, in Ripon

Cemetery opened 40 years after proposals for site mooted

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