Covering Malton, Norton, Helmsley, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Gillamoor, Nunnington, Hovingham, Slingsby, Thorntondale, Coxwold and surrounding villages.


Businessman throws lifeline to charity

3:06pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CANCER support group has been saved from the brink of closure thanks to bosses at a Ryedale holiday park.

Huge booze haul at teen party

The Northern Echo: BOOZE HAUL: Some of the alcohol seized at the party.

1:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE confiscated “vast” amounts of booze when they raided a teenage party as it got out of hand.

Malton Jobcentre reporting nearly 500 fewer people claiming benefits since 2010

The Northern Echo: JOBCENTRE VISIT: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith.

5:58pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A JOBCENTRE has been visited by a Government minister after figures revealed that nearly 500 fewer people in the area are claiming Jobseeker's Allowance than in 2010.

Maths expert solves dispute over hot air balloon and stampeding pigs

The Northern Echo: PROBLEM SOLVERS: Professor Chris Fewster of the University of York and Darren Morgan, of Langleys Solicitors, York.

4:05pm Monday 13th October 2014

A LEGAL dispute involving a herd of pigs and a hot air balloon has finally been settled – thanks to the expertise of a professor of mathematics.

Giant Marshmallow Man visits Brideshead Revisited stately home

The Northern Echo: PUMPED UP: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is joined by ghostbusters to promote Castle Howard's Halloween-themed fireworks display Picture: Nigel Holland

5:19pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A STATELY home best known for being the set of period drama Brideshead Revisited has highlighted its Halloween-themed fireworks display by using a 30ft-tall model of a character in the 1980s film Ghostbusters.

Plans for cycle route linking up Ryedale market towns to be discussed

4:47pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AMBITIOUS plans for a cycle route between five Ryedale market towns are to be discussed at a public meeting.

RAF personnel raise cash to build new play area for Lithuanian orphans

The Northern Echo: NEW PLAYGROUND:  After months of reconstruction and fundraising, the new outdoor shelter at the Siauliai Youth Orphanage is unveiled to the children.

2:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

PERSONNEL from RAF Leeming were among UK forces who gave young orphans a fund and stimulating place to play while on deployment to Lithuania.

Work of top cartoonist is showcased

The Northern Echo: POCKET CARTOONS: Nunnington Hall will showcase the work of Matt Pritchett.

12:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE work of one of Britain’s most popular cartoonist is about to be showcased by the National Trust.

Record-breaking weekend for theme park

The Northern Echo: TINCHY STRYDER: Heading for Flamingo Land.

4:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MUSIC star Tinchy Stryder helped to create a record-breaking weekend at one of North Yorkshire’s biggest attractions.

Market scheme gets go-ahead

The Northern Echo: MAJOR PLANS: Ryedale District Council will decide this week.

3:45pm Monday 25th August 2014

A LONG-awaited plan for a new home for a major livestock market has been the go-ahead after a leader of the multi-million pound scheme said it would benefit the local economy - and create some 800 new jobs.

Ethical bank supports almhouses project

The Northern Echo: CHARITY BANK: £500,000 loan to almshouse project.

4:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN ambitious project to restore a set of 17th-century almshouses has won the support of an ethical bank.

Decision imminent on major plans for town

The Northern Echo: MAJOR PLANS: Ryedale District Council will decide this week.

4:31pm Monday 18th August 2014

MAJOR schemes that could transform business and housing in a North Yorkshire market town look set for approval.

Businesses are offered iconic town hall

The Northern Echo: BUSINESS OPPORTIUNITY: The restored Malton Town Hall.

1:08pm Friday 15th August 2014

BUSINESSES are being offered the chance to locate themselves in an iconic 18th-century building.

Farmer's wife wins acclaim for first British port drink

The Northern Echo: ORCHARD HARVEST: Julia Medforth, of Raithorpe Manor Fine Foods, with a bottle of the award-winning damson port

7:06am Friday 15th August 2014

PORT is historically regarded as a thoroughly British tipple.

Flooding prevention scheme underway

5:58pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WORK to protect a North Yorkshire town from flood damage as part of a £2m scheme is underway.

Ampleforth Abbey to feature in BBC Songs of Praise

The Northern Echo:

11:16am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE singing and music of Ampleforth Abbey will be celebrated among a wider congregation than usual this Sunday when a special Songs of Praise episode airs on BBC1.

Pupils give lesson to litterbugs

The Northern Echo: CLEAN UP: Teacher Dave Cash and pupils from Thornton le Dale primary school showing off their artwork design on the side of a waste collection vehicle.

6:14pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been making their mark in a positive way – encouraging others not to be litterbugs.

Museum celebrates half-a-century

The Northern Echo: FIFTY YEARS: The Lord Lt North Yorkshire Lord Crathorne chats to Land Army girl  Dorothy Taylor  during his visit to Ryedale Folk Museum.

5:44pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A POPULAR moorland attraction celebrated its half-century with a visit from the Queen’s representative in North Yorkshire.

Father-of-two is driven by steam

The Northern Echo: STEAMING AHEAD: Mark Angus with his pride and joy.

2:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A PASSION for steam has driven father-of-two Mark Angus into an extraordinary hobby – building steam engines from scratch.

Conservative MP calls for "national debate" on fracking

The Northern Echo: POLITICAL CHANGE: Thirsk and Malton MP Anne Mcintosh

5:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE North Yorkshire MP tasked with looking into fracking has expressed concerns about the controversial method – saying the country need a national debate on its future energy supplies.

Show success at Ryedale

The Northern Echo: PUTTING ON A SHOW: Mr Richardson with Laurel Bank Butterfly at Ryedale Show. Picture David Harrison.

5:28pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A RECORD number of entries were attracted to this year’s Ryedale Show, with more competitors drawn from further afield than ever before.

Fracking protection for national parks welcomed

The Northern Echo: BEAUTY SPOT: Langdale End on the North York Moors. Fracking will only be allowed in national parks in exceptional circumstances.

3:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

NATIONAL park chiefs have welcomed government plans to prevent fracking within their boundaries - except in "exceptional circumstances".

Wonderful world of children's books

The Northern Echo: GETTING READY: Events manager Kate Gibson helps set up the exhibition.

4:44pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE work of some of the top children’s book illustrators is being showcased by the National Trust in North Yorkshire.

The name of the rose

The Northern Echo: R$OSE DAYS: Ian Roger, of RV Roger, prepares for Ryedale Rose Festival in Pickering on Saturday and Sunday.

2:43pm Friday 11th July 2014

SOME of the original Calendar Girls will be appearing at the Ryedale Rose Festival this weekend to receive a new rose named in their honour.

Railway takes to the road with classic cars

The Northern Echo: CLASSIC CARS: Nostalgic memories at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

5:56pm Friday 4th July 2014

TWO days of automobile heaven are on the way when hundreds of classic cars converge on the region later this month.

Probe launched after body found

3:05pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN investigation is underway following the discovery of a man's body in North Yorkshire.

Poster row after charity events placard replaced

The Northern Echo: Poster row:Jo Ropner with the new poster

1:51pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

CHARITY event organisers have protested after posters promoting their sausage and beer festival were ripped down and replaced with posters for an event being staged 38 miles away.

Mill in running for restoration award

The Northern Echo: HOWSHAM MILL: Bidding for more success.

5:23pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A RESTORED mill in North Yorkshire is competing for votes as it bids to win a National Lottery Award live on television later this year

Disney dreams of ill toddler touches local hearts

The Northern Echo: DISNEY DREAM: About to become reality.

4:49pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A TODDLER’S Disney dream has moved a step closer to reality thanks to the big hearts of local people and organisations.

UPDATED: Main road reopens after six-hour closure due to spilled lorry load of instant mash

The Northern Echo:

9:20pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A SECTION of the busy main road in North Yorkshire was blocked for almost six hours after a lorry shed its load of instant mashed potato.

Man dies after being hit by HGV

The Northern Echo: Police are investigating a metal theft in Ross-on-Wye.

2:28pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A MAN has died after suffering serious injuries when he was hit by a HGV on a North Yorkshire road last night.

Cyclists converge on Ryedale for inaugural festival

The Northern Echo: CYCLING FESTIVAL: Hopes are high it could be an annual event.

2:22pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE Tour de France may be two weeks away – but cyclists will still be out in force this weekend.

Campaign to promote local markets in Ryedale has been launched

The Northern Echo: MARKET DAY: Christine Richardson, chairman of the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall, Lisa Bolland, Kirkbymoorside Town Clerk, and Jos Holmes, economy and infrastructure manager for Ryedale District Council.

1:36pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A CAMPAIGN to promote weekly and monthly markets in Ryedale has been launched as part of a national drive to encourage people to use their local high streets.

Food festival declared a winner despite the weather

The Northern Echo: FOOD FESTIVAL: Jean-Christophe Novelli talks to the crowds at Malton Food Lovers Festival

1:25pm Monday 26th May 2014

FROM pork scratching vodka to venison delight, a festival dished up a real treat for food lovers who came in their droves despite the weather.

Baby tigers are pictures of joy - for more reasons than one

The Northern Echo: THREE'S COMPANY: The cubs enjoy the sun at Flamingo Land.

5:01pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

THEY may look cute and cuddly now – but these new arrivals are set to play a vital role in the future of a critically-endangered species.

Zoo's new arrivals are major boost for critically-endangered tiger

The Northern Echo: One of the Sumatran tiger cubs born at Flamingo Land zoo

2:14pm Monday 19th May 2014

ZOO bosses are over the moon about their newest arrivals – which are boosting the population of one of the world’s most threatened creatures.

Rogue traders see their sentences increased

The Northern Echo: MONTY CROKE: Sentence increased from five years to seven-and-a-half years.

2:33pm Friday 16th May 2014

TWO rogue traders jailed for what investigators called one of the worst cases they had seen have had their sentences increased.

Modern look at battlefield horror in exhibition at Nunnington Hall

The Northern Echo: Robert Perry with one of his pictures showing shattered infantry shelters at Verdun on the World War One battlefields which is one of the drawings and paintings done on site that are now an exhibition at Nunnington Hall from Saturday 17 May. Picture : Gar

5:17pm Monday 12th May 2014

PAINTINGS by an artist who produced his work on location at the former battlefields of the First World War, are to go on show in North Yorkshire.

Moors' village to host its second walking festival

The Northern Echo: Pilgrims' progress: Edward Harpin and Claire Stainthorpe at Young Ralph Cross near Rosedale Head, preparing for the walk they will lead along the old Pilgrims' Way.

1:04pm Monday 12th May 2014

WALKERS are being encouraged to pull on their hiking boots to enjoy one of the most spectacular landscapes in the region.

Driver killed on rail crossing is named

The Northern Echo: Rail crossing at Ivy Lea Farm near the village of Rillington close to Malton in North Yorkshire. Picture: Network Rail/PA Wire.

6:31pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A PENSIONER who was killed when his car was hit by a train on a North Yorkshire railway crossing has been named as Eric Ireland.

New home will be tribute to jockeys who died in blaze

5:34pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A LASTING and practical tribute to two young jockeys who died in a fire almost five years ago has moved a step closer.

Arboretum throws open its gates for free

6:28pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

The Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard is throwing open its doors and offering free entry to everyone on May 12 from 10am to 4pm. Director John Grimshaw said “Children are always admitted free here, but each year we also like to offer everyone the chance to explore this beautiful place at no charge.” The arboretum encompasses 120 acres of parkland, lakes, wildflower meadows and ponds

Poet Laureate to feature in festival

The Northern Echo: Intimate reading: Carol Ann Duffy

6:16pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

POET Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will be in North Yoerkshire this summer to perform in the annual Ryedale Festival.

Training day to help community groups working to save local heritage

The Northern Echo: Paul Liddell

12:10pm Monday 28th April 2014

COMMUNITY groups wanting to find investment and support to save their local heritage are invited to a workshop.

Police appealing for information over stolen £3,500 mountain bike

The Northern Echo: An image of the stolen Lapierre Zesty mountain bike

1:43pm Friday 25th April 2014

POLICE are asking for the public’s help in finding a £3,500 stolen bike.

Pop-up restaurant at food festival

The Northern Echo: A glass of wine (4988688)

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POP-UP restaurant Chateau Marmot will return to North Yorkshire with a weekend of dining as part of the Malton Food Lovers Festival.

Gang beat up man in street

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

5:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are trying to track down a gang of three who beat up a 38-year-old man in the early hours of the morning.

Charges introduced for garden waste collections

The Northern Echo: John Brown, recycling officer for Ryedale District Council, with one of the leaflets being sent out to residents this week.

2:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHARGES are about to be introduced for the garden waste collection service in the sprawling Ryedale area of North Yorkshire.

Supermarket plan recommended for go-ahead

6:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Store plan: Revised plans for a supermarket and petrol station on the site of the Wentworth Street car-park in Malton have been recommended for approval, despite 1010 letters of objection and a petition being handed in.

MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

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