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Thirsk News

PLATINUM: Gordon and Pam Clare

Couple celebrate platinum wedding

ACCIDENT: Scene is near Sutton Bank

Motorcyclist dies in Sutton Bank crash

HUNT: The Borrowby Show at the Hillside Rural Activity Park. Huntsman and hounds in the main arena. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Changes and the weather help make Borrowby Show a success

OLD TEAM: Peter Davison ad Tristan, Christopher Timothy as James and Robert Hardy as Siegfried in the TV classic.

World's favourite vet about to return to the screen

HOLLYWOOD: Actor Christopher Timothy, who played James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small.

Game of Thrones makers planning All Creatures Great and Small remake starring Sarah Jessica Parker

MUSIC: Deer Shed Festival 6 held at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe. Saturday. Picture: David Harrison

Another successful event for Deer Shed Festival

Judy McCourt, Clare Burnett (33024840)

Record numbers attend Picnic In The Park


Businesswoman puts in miles in memory of mother

PLANTING: Taylor Wimpey sales executive Sharon Brown,with site manager Andrew Jacques and Year One pupils from Carlton Miniott Community Primary School.

Youngsters dig for World Conservation Day

TEACHER: Carolyn Woods (right) with her daughter Isobel on her pony Sky.

Mum launches new village show and gymkhana

SAFETY: The A167 Topcliffe to Northallerton Road, near Alanbrooke Barracks.

New footpath would transform people's lives in North Yorkshire

FRESH: Sessay Primary School pupils Takuma Sanderson, Callum Clayton, Isabelle Swallow and Charlotte Pollard help launch Yorkshire Strawberry Day with farmer Tom Spilman.

Farm celebrates its strawberry delight

PROGRAM LAUNCH: British astronaut Tim Peake, who will use a computer application written by Thirsk School pupils in space

Pupils' computer program to be used on space mission

FRESH LOOK: Fiona Coleman, of Mulberry Homes Yorkshire, resident Alison Britton and artist Kate Maddison beside the art hoardings at Sowerby Gateway

Artwork created for housing estate is unveiled

CAR ART: Artist Simon McKeown in one of the cars

Artist turns the old Invacars into art and museum pieces

TRADITIONAL SKILL: Youngsters learn how to build a dry stone wall at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Activities centre offers traditional skill course

MOUNTING CONCERNS: Damage to the grade II listed Blakey Bridge, in Sowerby

Councils examine permanent solution for damaged historic bridge

Picnic In The Park fundraiser set to attract strong turnout

BOTANY COMEDY: An illustration by Mike Barfield in his book Swat! A Fly's Guide To Staying Alive

Author transforms into fly for Edinburgh Fringe comedy show

BLAZE ALERT: 4,000 pheasants have died in a fire at Brafferton, near Thirsk

4,000 pheasants killed in farm fire

APPEAL: Current volunteer Maisie Hare helps Betty McCleod with her shopping.

Lack of volunteers leaves charity "desperate"

FATAL CRASH: A 62-year-old man from the Castleford area, was pronounced dead at the scene

Man dies after crashing into ditch off A19

SAFETY ALERT: An RAF Linton on Ouse Tucano jet, similar to the one involved in a near-miss with a glider near Thirsk

Safety alert as 289mph RAF plane misses glider by 300ft

NEW LINE: Steam locomotive driver Dianne Gamble, who is set to be ordained

Archbishop set to ordain steam locomotive driver

VIEW: Robin Puplett at the scene that inspired one of his works.

Artist who celebrates his North Yorkshire roots

BUILDING PROJECT: Paul Lightfoot and David Meacham, of Mulberry Homes, and James Moody and Richie Connor, of Moody Construction, at the Sowerby Gateway site

Work restarts on major housing development after building firm collapse

TEST MATCH: Cricketers Phoebe Turner and brothers Harry and Ben Collinson, who have impressed county selectors Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

School's cricketing hotshots impress selectors

ENTERTAINMENT: Families enjoying the Willowman Festival near Thirsk

Festival enjoys success - but shadow cast by theft from pregnant woman

SHOW: The North Yorkshire County Show Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Father's Day crowds enjoy family fun at 37th North Yorkshire County Show

Roses are blooming in Pickering...

Roses are blooming in Pickering...


Former journalist lands national radio comedy show

FOOD THEME: Thirsk Racecourse’s leading apprentice jockey Rachel Richardson and the Go Racing in Yorkshire 2014 best dressed lady winner, Julie Short

Racecourse introduces food-themed meetings

Waistlength: Romilly before the hair cut

Romilly is ahead when it comes to fundraising

ARREST: Police pulled over a suspected drink driver for travelling the wrong way down the motorway

Suspected drink driver caught travelling wrong way down motorway

PAPER: Rural Arts director, Angela Hall with some of the origami butterflies. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography.

All a-flutter over origami

Bolts that fell from the wedge-shaped Cheesegrater building in the City of London could cost a construction firm £6m.

North-East firm may face £6m fine after bolts size of human arm fall from London's Cheesegrater skyscraper

Builders:From front, Mulberry Homes Directors Alison Grainger and Paul Lightfoot with Jonathan Sizer and Robbie Kok of Lindum York

Work starts again on homes as new contractors appointed

MAIN STAGE: Bessie and the Zinc Buckets, who are among numerous North-East acts set to perform at the Willowman Festival

Host of North-East acts to perform at Willowman Festival

Support needed for walking for health group

HIGH NOTE: Minstrels perform medieval music at the Magna Carta festival in Thirsk

Town heralds Magna Carta's 800th anniversary

HAIR TODAY: Robert Happs, of Sowerby, who is going to have his back waxed for charity Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Spinal arthritis sufferer to have hairy back waxed for charity

SELL-OUT: Deer Shed Festival in its sixth year

Family-friendly Deer Shed Festival near Thirsk is a sell-out

SUPPORT: (l-r) Chris Driscoll, manager of the Kwik Fit Centre in Middlesbrough, Deborah Horton, retail area manager for Herriot Hospice Homecare and Tony Morrell, Kwik Fit operations manager for Teesside and Darlington

Generous offer to help keep homecare hospice charity on the road

FAIR: Thom Ingoldsby, Brett Mason, Stan Smallman, Jonathan Reed, Charlie Dennis, and Mason Banthorpe.

Young football stars pick up award for fair play

ENERGY SCHEMES: Hambleton planners are set to decide on two plans for solar farms

Renewable energy firms unveil plans for large solar farms

UNLUCKY: Deputy the greyhound searches for a new home. Pic: Rachel Foster

Unlucky greyhound in search of happy home

TECHNOLOGY DANGERS: Thirsk School and Sixth Form College pupils watch an internet safety drama

Web dangers dramatically highlighted to pupils

OLYMPIAN: Rebekah with nine-year-old Roscoe Waddington-Kelly.

Winter Olympian puts youngsters to the test

GOLDEN GOAL: Layla Till, who will join Thirsk Falcons new under-10s girls team Picture: John Dennis Photography

Football club to set up girls team after scoring cash boost

PATIENCE CALL: North Yorkshire Police say motorists have disturbed evidence at a crash scene

Motorists drive over evidence at serious crash scene

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