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Thirsk News

FANCY: Paula Barningham, from Pickhill, and five-year-old Tilly Haigh, from Thirsk, on 35-year-old pony Thunder. Their fancy dress entry was called Proud to be Yorkshire and featured Yorkshire roses, a roast beef dinner with Yorkshire puddings and One Man

Horse show proves a winner for school

STOLEN LAMBS: About 20 lambs were recovered by police. Picture only for illustration purposes

Bid to find owner of stolen lambs

LEAKING ROOF: The 12th century St Leonard's Church in Thornton-le-Street, which has received Heritage Lottery Funding

Twelfth century church on At Risk register receives heritage lottery funding to prevent further decay

APPEAL: The woman motorcyclist was injured in a collision near Sutton Bank, on the way to Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe

Witnesses sought to accident which left female motorcyclist with serious injuries

Developer funds free trips for schoolchildren

Developer funds free trips for schoolchildren

FRESH LOOK: Topcliffe and Asenby Village Hall secretary Judith Lowe and fundraising organiser Doug Allan in the revamped kitchen

Villagers' seek funds for £130,000 community hub revamp

PEERAGE: Anne McIntosh

Delight and anger as former Tory MPs are granted peerages

CHEERS: Jo Theakston with the award-winning ales.

Brewery on top of the world

ANGRY: Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator Terry Wallis with dog warden Brian Dunn and Marton residents.

Dog owners face clean-up clampdown

First World War medals and military cane taken during break-in

First World War medals and military cane taken during break-in

FIGHTING ON: Campaigners at Sutton Bank, who are battling to cut traffic problems on England's steepest A road Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Villagers by Sutton Bank continue campaign to ban non-local HGVs from route

FAMILY FUN: Megan Stoddart, 12, and Mia Westmoreland, eight, from Hartlepool, exploring the new play area at Sutton Bank visitor centre Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY PHOTOGRAPHY

Natural play area created for families at visitor hotspot

NOVEL CHANGE: Victoria Sauron and Ally Brownlee-Parker moving books from Finkle Steet Library at Thirsk Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

End of era for library ahead of fresh chapter

COOKBOOK: Margaret Brice is pictured with Josie Hatch of Cargill’s, Hambleton councillor Bridget Fortune, the portfolio holder for leisure services and James Lamb, also of Cargill’s.

Cook book for those on a tight budget

HEALTH: Patients should make sure they have enough medication to last the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend

Patients urged to relieve pressure on NHS services over Bank Holiday weekend

MISS: The passenger jet was travelling towards Leeds Bradford Airport, pictured.

Passenger jet misses microlight by 15 metres - seconds after avoiding light aircraft

CLOSED: Bowood York Lamb's abattoir at Busby Stoop, near Thirsk

Halal slaughterhouse at centre of animal cruelty scandal goes into administration

HIDDEN CAMERA: A scene for the covert Animal Aid footage at Bowood Yorkshire Lamb, near Thirsk

Animal cruelty allegations abattoir goes into administration

COACHES: (L to R) Thirsk Bowmen coaches Allan Shuker, Danny Cameron, Ian Chappell and Thomas Keane,

Bowmen on target for coaching excellence

HERITAGE EVENT: Maurice and Caroline Osgood in medieval dress at St Mary's Church, Leake, near Thirsk

Ancient church to host medieval festival

EPIC: Richard Farquhar walking the course at Sandown.

Epic racecourse walk reaches the region

TRIO: Paul Theakston with his sons Jo (centre) and Rob (right) who now run the brewery.

Beer tribute to pioneering brewer

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

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