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Thirsk News

Extra care scheme underway for Thirsk area

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police

Police appeal for witnesses following A19 crash

Man airlifted to hospital after A19 crash

Town prepares to celebrate Magna Carta milestone

ROAD CRASH: Police have appealed for witnesses following a motorcycle colliding with deer at Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

Elderly motorcyclist seriously injured after collision with two deer

SCONES: Ginny Skilbeck who has opened a tea room at High Paradise Farm at Boltby Bank near Thirsk. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Woman re-opens grandmother's cafe after 15 years

CANCER SUPPORT: Thirsk School pupil Jane Morton with one of her charity packs

Teenager sets herself fundraising and myth-busting challenge

Leading steel firm faces fine of up to £500k over forklift truck driver's death

PAST AND PRESENT: Jim Wight, son of Alf Wight, with TV vets Judy Puddifoot and Elly Berry and 'Herriot', the new mascot at the World of James Herriot in Thirsk.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

Gold for museum dedicated to one of the world's most well-loved vets

MUSEUM TOUR: Chelsea Pensioners Mike Preston and Denis Shields with World of James Herriot volunteer Pat Metcalf, outside the attraction

Chelsea Pensioners mark VE Day anniversary at museum

IN COURT: Mohammed Zaman

Restaurant owner in crown court over death of nut allergy customer

KILLED: Robert Ismay.

Six-figure payout for family of tragic HGV driver

Teenager's pound-a-day challenge

FUNDRAISING SUPPORT: Michael Wood receiving a Yorkshire Air Ambulance Supporter’s Award from John Samuel, a trustee of the charity, last year

Horrific fall rider heralds horse trials teaming with charity

Billy Bragg heading for Deer Shed Festival

SHOWCASE: Curator Sarah Greenslade with some of the works in the printmakers' exhibition at Zillah Bell Gallery Picture: Richard Doughty

Leading printmakers' creations to be showcased

KILLED: David Paterson

Woman admits smothering elderly care home resident after telling cancer charity of her plan

FUNDRAISING DRIVE: Outdoor learning assistant Jonny Smith climbs on the Carlton Lodge climbing wall

Climbing wall opened to raise funds after Nepal earthquake

COMMEMORATION SERVICE: Residents of Helperby gathered at the war memorial to honour those who died in the First World War

Villagers remember devastating First World War shell attack

SERVICE PLANS: The bus stop outside St Oswald's Church in Sowerby

Lost bus service could be replaced by volunteers

BONSAI: Richard Reah with some of his miniature masterpieces. Picture: Richard Doughty.

From little things life-savers grow...

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance helps rescue a victim

Air ambulance helps crash victim

LOLA: The North-East champ.

Who is the fittest of them all? Two dogs compete for national title

Restaurateur faces magistrates over takeaway curry death

RARE SPECIES: A sea lamprey, which Natural England says could be threatened if a hydro power plant at Topcliffe is approved

Green power scheme sparks concerns for rare fish

DEVELOPING DEAL: The Sowerby Gateway housing development

Fresh hopes for £7.5m junction as housebuilders strike deal

TOWERING TEST: Outdoor learning assistant Jonny Smith climbs on the Carlton Lodge climbing wall

Centre sets climbers El Capitan-style challenge

GARDENS: Dan Hornsey and head gardener Mark Jackson

Stately home to hold annual spring plant fair

FRUSTRATED: Jean Bryan and her son, Paul, who is calling for more to be done to tackle cold callers who target vulnerable people  Picture: HOLLY BRYAN

Frustrated Thirsk father calls for more action to tackle cold callers targeting vulnerable people

GAS MASKS: Territorial soldiers from 4th Green Howards, the same unit as the Helperby soldiers, near Ypres, days before the gas attack and shell blast that killed them Credit: Green Howards Museum

Village marks centenary of soldiers being killed in shell attack

TRAGEDY: Married father-of-three Robert Ismay

'Insulted' widow launches legal action against steel firms

Treske: Staff send off the Lectern and Altar to Dallas where it will take pride of place in the new chapel of the hospital where President Kennedy died

North Yorkshire firm makes furniture for hospital where JFK died

LEADING HISTORIAN: Thirsk Museum curator Cooper Harding, with some of the commemorative mugs displayed at the attraction

Tributes to historian retiring from community roles

ART PROJECT: The entrance to the Sowerby Gateway housing development is set to be transformed by artworks

Team of artists help shape gateway to housing estate

BLAZE: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to a home on fire

Bungalow fire

Robert Ismay

Steel firm fined £62,000 after father-of-three crushed to death

WANTED: Police wish to speak to this man

Have you seen this man suspected of conning money out of elderly smokers?

TEAM: Ian Ashton and Kate Pawlett at the World of James Herriot.

Taking the reins at the Herriot centre

RACING START: Thirsk Racecourse clerk James Sanderson, Harry Halliday and course chairman Patrick Hibbert Foy open Halliday's Lodge

Racecourse names accomodation block after long-serving worker

GARDENS: Chairman of the trustees of Sion Hill Hall, Michael Mallaby, in the Centenary Garden he has created. Picture: Richard Doughty.

Revamped gardens to be revealed for the first time

PERVERT: Robert Fothergill

Unmasked: Paedophile who worked in schools across region as children's counsellor

PROTECTED FISH: Lampreys in the River Swale have led to the halting of bridge conservation work

Bridge conservation work halted as rare fish spawn

COLOUR: Katrina and some of her artwork.

Art takes pride of place at civic centre

RUNNERS: Janie Knowles, from Thirsk, is joining the thousands who will take part in this year's London Marathon

Mother spurred on to run London Marathon by young son's Coeliac diagnosis

Thirlby: Bob Hunter of Wren Cabinet Maker's who features in the DVD

DVD captures the past for village

BBC organist to play at village church

HIGH NOTE: The Dishforth Military Wives choir with Gareth Malone

Military wives choir stages charity show at stately home

GRAND DESIGN: Emma Simmons in the colour bar at Salon 54

Transformed salon lands national design award

CUT ABOVE: Emma Barber, who is launching A Little Luxury, in South Kilvington

Teenage businesswoman nails beauty salon dream

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