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


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

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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.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

The Northern Echo: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Pet owners warned Easter eggs could prove fatal for dogs

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs could prove fatal for curious dogs

6:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOG owners are being warned that their haul of Easter eggs could prove poisonous to curious pets.

North Yorkshire: news in brief

The Northern Echo: Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson to visit Wotton-under-Edge's Electric Picture House

5:31pm Monday 21st April 2014

Jobs cash: Councillors in Ryedale are stepping up efforts to get more apprentices into engineering and high-tech jobs to encourage them to stay in the area. They have backed a scheme to provide £30,000 to help the Derwent Training Association expand its training.

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.

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