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Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

Daphne and Gordon Smith.

Grandparents shortlisted for two national awards after neighbour nominations

Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

A school nativity

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

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

VICTMS TRIBUTE: Representatives of the police, fire service and ambulance service were among those attending the Oak Leaf service at Ripon Cathedral.

Cathedral tribute to those killed on North Yorkshire's roads

MONEY-SP(INNER: Fund-raisers with a cheque for last year's £32,000 proceeds.

Curtain up for charity's biggest fund-raiser

PROSPECT HOUSE: On the market at £1.45m.

Lovingly-restored 19th-century home goes on the market

Medics stand by victims in Paris following the terrorist attacks. Students from Ripon Grammar School were in Paris at the time of the attacks and have now returned home safely. PICTURE: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

North Yorkshire students fled from Paris restaurant when terror attacks broke out

TOP SCHOLARS: Patrick Moon and John Ashton, who have been awarded prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarships.

Engineering triumph for Ripon teens

Police activity by the Bataclan concert hall, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital

Ripon school children due back from Paris on Sunday afternoon

OLD BOY: Oscar-winner Dr Mark Hills (centre) with the chairman of governors Dr Peter Mason (left) and headmaster Martin Pearman.

"It all started at school," says Oscar-winner

Emergency services at Outwood Academy school, Ripon

Parents' relief as overheating' blamed for collapse of pupils at Ripon school

CANCER CASH: (from left) Michael Cameron; Sally Crerar, the head of community fundraising at Yorkshire Cancer Research; Sarah Whitaker, Annie Hewitt; Amanda Hewitt-Cameron, with Euan Cameron in front.

Annie's £11,000 tribute to her late husband

UNITED: Children from North Yorkshire schools who are members of forces families gather in Ripon Cathedral for the “new beginnings” service

Welcoming the influx of Army youngsters

REMEBRANCE: A wreath laid at Darlington Cenotaph.

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

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

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

Guide to North-East 2015 fireworks displays

ALL DONE: County councillors Don Mackenzie, right, and Bernard Bateman, member for Ripon North, inspect the newly opened blockwork.

Road returns to normal after repairs completed

The roller had been reported stolen from a building site in Melmerby, near Ripon, by a site worker who followed the van and alerted police to its location.

Armed officers and police helicopter hunt suspected roller thief

Three people taken to hospital as crash closes A1 northbound for three hours

Three people taken to hospital as crash closes A1 northbound for three hours

EXTRA TIME: (from left to right) Ripon Rugby Club ex-president Andy Proud, club director of sponsorship Dave Naylor, club president Tim Wray, Theakston's executive director Simon Theakston and the brewery's sales development manager Barry Gibb.

"Here's to another 50 years..."

OLD BOY: Eminent scientist Professor Alan Plumb returns to Ripon Grammar School for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Top scientist returns to where it all started

BUMPER CROP: Nick Thompson in the garden of Ripon Workhouse Museum.

Spotlight falls on the humble spud as bumper workhouse crop

An example of fly-tipping in Darlington.

Dead deer dumped in North Yorkshire car park an example of England's £50m fly-tipping epidemic

RUGBY STAR: Former England Rugby Sevens captain Rob Vickerman visiting youngsters at Ripon's Outwood Academy.

Rugby star encourages youngsters to try

CONTEST SUCCESS: Austin Williams, of Ripon, who won second place at the UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation British Championships

Bodybuilder outmuscles rivals to compete on world stage

CHARITY DAY: Cllr David Jeffels meets soldiers at the theme park.

Soldiers spread the word at theme park

NOW BOARDING: From left, Yaz Ebert, Toni Babayemi and Funlola Rhodes in the social area of the £1.1m extension to Johnson House at Ripon Grammar School

State school hits boarding target with £1.1m extension

SPECTACULAR: Shafts of light beam out from the `12thg-century ruins. Picture: Paul Kingston, North News and Picture.

Let there be light! A ruin transformed

RACING TRIBUTE: Alice in Wonderland characters at Ripon Racecourse.

Alice in racing land - honour for racecourse

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

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