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Petition against supermarket plan

The Northern Echo: Ryedale District Council logo - zxc

3:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS protesting against plans to build a supermarket Malton have handed over a petition ahead of a crunch meeting next week.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

Victims get chance to improve their treatment

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Dig out your old wedding dresses

The Northern Echo: Calling Brides-to-be! Taunton's Wedding and Fine Events Show, Sunday

5:13pm Friday 11th April 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to dig out their wedding dresses and photos for a special one-off exhibition this summer.

Wheels in motion for Helmsley 10k

The Northern Echo: Getting ready for the Helmsley 10k run. Pictured in front of a giant New Holland T9 tractor are from the left, Will Dunn, Elaine Burgess, Steve Burgess, Vicky Tomlinson. Carol Swift, David Tomlinson, Simon and Sophie Dunn, Gill and Tim Glover.

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN annual running event will feature some of the largest wheels in Yorkshire.

Rare bird is chippy's best customer

The Northern Echo: Scotts chef manager Shane White, Charlie Heap and Inowashi tuck into a portion of fish and chips from the Helmsley chippyt

3:55pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A RARE bird of prey is living the high life – thanks to an award-winning chippy.

Whist drive in Thornton-le-Beans

2:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CARD EVENING: Whist drives will be taking place at the Old School in Thornton-le-Beans on Wednesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 30 from 7.30pm and at Northallerton Cricket Club, off Boroughbridge Road on April 23 at the same time.

Heritage railway seeks more volunteers

The Northern Echo: The North York Moors Railway station at Pickering

6:37pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway is holding a volunteer day on Sunday to encourage people to get involved in running the railway.

Caravan stolen from lay-by

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

1:56pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A CARAVAN was stolen from a lay-by opposite the Appletree Inn, Marton, near Malton, between 2pm and 4pm on April 5. The Elddis is cream with green stripes and has the registration number X957KRX.

Fatal motorbike crash pillion passenger is named

The Northern Echo: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

5:21pm Monday 7th April 2014

A MOTORCYCLE pillion passenger who died in a collision with a car has been named. An inquest has been opened into the death of Linda Quantrill, 55, of Scarborough, following the crash on the A170 at Sinnington, near Pickering, on March 30. Her husband, 63, who was riding the motorbike remains in Hull Royal Infirmary in a serious, but stable condition.

North Yorkshire Police to be investigated by IPCC over way it dealt with Jimmy Savile child abuse allegations

The Northern Echo: Jimmy Savile

8:47pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police and the county's Crime Commissioner have asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate its handling of historic child abuse allegations involving Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli.

Carnival fundraiser

2:37pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Brompton Village Hall will be holding jumble sales on April 4 and April 11 from 7pm, to raise funds for Brompton Carnival and sports.

How bikers can stay alive

The Northern Echo: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

2:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

POLICE and civilian motorbike experts will be out this weekend to pass on their skills to others.

Appeal after fatal motorcycle crash

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

10:38pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Police have appealed for witnesses after a motorcycle pillion passenger died in a crash on a rural road.

House broken into after hole cut in back door

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:16pm Sunday 30th March 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a burglary, which involved a hole being cut in the back door of a home in North Yorkshire.

Man rescued from North Yorkshire home following fire

The Northern Echo: Flat badly damaged by fire in North Yorkshire town

1:32pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A MAN had to be rescued from his flat after a fire broke out today (Sunday, March 30).

Dentists take to pedal power

The Northern Echo: Lawrence Herbert, Sarah Glover and Richard Marsden with their Denplan consultant, Chris Mayor, preparing for the challenge ahead.

3:29pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A TEAM of dentists are swapping their lives of drilling and filling for nine days of puffing and panting.

Sounds of the 60s for charity

The Northern Echo: ZONE SINGLE: Sounds of the 60s for charity

3:47pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

MUSIC lovers are being given the chance to dance the night away to the sounds of the 60s and raise cash for good causes at the same time.

Youngsters immerse themselves in horror tale

The Northern Echo: ARON Eckhart is the monster ‘Adam’ in I, Frankenstein.

3:26pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

YOUNGSTERS were able to get really into the spirit of things as they explored the origins of their current class book.

Raiders strike at farm

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

12:33pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THIEVES who raided a Ryedale farm stole 500 litres of diesel and a £700 power washer. The burglary took place overnight on March 22 from a farm in the Great Edstone area near Malton. Police are appealing for information – contact 101, select option two and ask for Steve Leach or email steve.leach@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Five break-ins in one North Yorkshire village

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

4:45pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

FIVE outbuildings were broken into in a sudden spate of burglaries in just one night in the same North Yorkshire village.

Embattled MP Anne McIntosh hit with fresh blow by constituency association

The Northern Echo: Anne McIntosh MP arrives at the Conservative Central Headquarters in Milbank, central London, before finding that she was to be ousted from her seat by her local party members

5:30pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A CONSERVATIVE MP who was deselected after a bitter row with her constituency association has been dealt a further blow in her battle to retain her seat.

Yorkshire Ambulance Trust workers announce further strikes

The Northern Echo: Unite pickets outside Keighley ambulance station during the strike action taken on Saturday

4:51pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Ambulance workers are to stage a series of fresh strikes in a long-running row over shifts and working hours.

Five years on from Claudia Lawrence's disappearance, her father speaks of "torture" of not knowing her fate

The Northern Echo: Peter Lawrence talks to the Gazette on what would be Claudia’s 40th birthday

12:10am Tuesday 18th March 2014

THE father of Claudia Lawrence has described the strain of living through "18,000 days and nights" of not knowing why his daughter disappeared.

Thief targets pensioner as she shops

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:17pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

AN elderly woman doing her supermarket shopping was targeted by a heartless thief who took her bag and all its contents.

Rural museum inviting local businesses to get involved

The Northern Echo: Volunteers  at Ryedale Folk Museum, in  Hutton-le-Hole

4:08pm Monday 10th March 2014

A RURAL museum celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and is inviting local businesses to hear about its planned celebrations and projects.

Brewery helps town's first-ever beer festival

The Northern Echo: Jo Theakston, Black Sheep's sales and marketing director.

2:07pm Monday 10th March 2014

A POPULAR pub has been given a helping hand by the Black Sheep Brewery, as it prepares to play host to a North Yorkshire town’s first-ever beer festival.

Conservative Party would prefer Thirsk and Malton candidate was selected through open primary

The Northern Echo: MP Anne McIntosh

1:40pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE Conservative Party has advised an embattled constituency association to allow every voter in the area the chance to select its next prospective parliamentary candidate.

Stargazers asked to help out in North-East light pollution survey

The Northern Echo: Stargazers asked to join light pollution survey

1:40pm Friday 7th March 2014

A SCHEME to tackle light pollution is calling on stargazers to join in its Star Count 2014.

Help the North stake its claim to England's Hall of Fame

The Northern Echo: Durham flag designers Katie, left, and twin sister Holly Moffatt from Chilton hold the new flag at Durham Cathedral with dignitaries in background.

2:59pm Monday 3rd March 2014

NORTH-East tourism bosses are asking people to celebrate the area’s claims to fame by nominating them for a place in a new hall of fame.

Tour de France show writers appeal for memorabilia

The Northern Echo: NOVEL APPROACH: Author Andy Seed, left, and humourist Mike Barfield, who will explain the Tour de France to children in their show Tour de Schools.

5:04pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A CHILDREN’S author and a humourist are appealing for Tour de France memorabilia to use in a touring show for children about the world’s largest annual sporting event.

Royal Mail vehicle vandalised

3:29pm Friday 28th February 2014

A ROYAL Mail van has been vandalised after being parked on a street in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.

The Human League to headline summer music festival

The Northern Echo: Duncombe Park, One of Yorkshire's finest stately homes

12:35pm Thursday 27th February 2014

THE HUMAN League are to headline a summer music festival during its tenth anniversary celebrations this year.

Disabled plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by botched benefits test, watchdog warns

The Northern Echo: Protesters make their point against Atos

12:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

DISABLED people have been plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by a second botched benefits test, a watchdog warns today (Thursday).

Labour suggests single police force for whole of North-East

The Northern Echo: Former Shipley MP Chris Leslie

5:51pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE NORTH-East would have a single police force, under a cost-cutting Labour idea floated yesterday (Tuesday) - triggering a row.

Ice-cream maker was inspired by chocolate bar

The Northern Echo: David Otterburn with his latest award.

1:40pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

FARMER-turned-ice-cream maker David Otterburn has struck gold again after winning top honours in a leading awards scheme.

Discarded box believed to contain pet's ashes

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

3:50pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A BOX containing what are believed to be a pet’s ashes has been found near the entrance to a famous stately home.

Drop in results for North Yorkshire county council

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

3:30pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

ONE of the top performing education authorities in the country is investigating performance after reading writing and maths results for eleven year olds fell below the national average.

School transport costs increased by a third

The Northern Echo: SERVICE CUTS: The headquarters of North Yorkshire County Council, which is consulting about reducing the number of bus services.

2:11pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

UP to 1,800 students across North Yorkshire are facing a 33 per cent hike in bus travel to schools and colleges after councillors agreed controversial increases for over 16’s.

Police called to motorcycle accident

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

5:13pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

POLICE were called to an accident on the A170 near Helmsley, North Yorkshire when a motorcyclist came off his bike at about midday today (Sunday, February 23).

Thieves target Pickering quarry

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:40pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Thieves stole hand tools and batteries when they raided Newbridge Quarry, near Pickering,over night on February 19 and 20. Police are appealing for information. Contact Malton police on 101, select option two and ask for Dave Kirk. Alternatively, information can be emailed to david.kirk@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

New arrival boosts endangered species

The Northern Echo: Abi with her as-yet-unnamed calf.

1:44pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

ZOO staff are celebrating a new arrival which is helping boost the numbers of a critically-endangered species.

Cigarettes stolen in garage break-in

The Northern Echo: COSTLY MISTAKE: Sean and Laura Parks of Thirsk

12:47pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

POLICE are investigating after hundreds of pounds worth of tobacco was stolen during a burglary at a garage.

Four arrested over suspected illegal hunt

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

5:41pm Sunday 16th February 2014

FOUR people were arrested today (Sunday, February 16) and five dogs were seized, when police disturbed a suspected illegal hunt in North Yorkshire.

Equipment stolen from internet mast in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

12:34pm Thursday 13th February 2014

EQUIPMENT has been stolen from an internet mast in North Yorkshire which provides broadband for the local area.

Patrol set up to help toads cross roads

The Northern Echo: Volunteer Pat Duggan releases toads into the water. Picture by Helen Johnson

2:49pm Monday 10th February 2014

A TOAD patrol is being set up to pluck hundreds of toads from a perilous danger - by carrying them in buckets across a road.

Police appeal for horse rider who may have information following serious sexual attack

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:09pm Monday 10th February 2014

POLICE believe a horse rider may have disturbed a serious sexual assault and are appealing for the person to contact them.

Sculpture, ceramics and mixed media art to be displayed at Nunnington Hall

The Northern Echo: Nunnington Hall

2:03pm Monday 10th February 2014

AN EXHIBITION of sculptures, paintings and other work by up-and-coming artists is due to be displayed at a North Yorkshire stately home.



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