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NEWS FROM YOUR AREA

Former England rugby player heralds £250k sports pitch fundraising drive

The Northern Echo: SPORTING CHANCE: Cundall Manor School head of girls’ games Lynne Walkland and director of sport John Liley on the all-weather pitch site with pupils, from left, Basil Nettleton, 11, Connie Gill, 11, Ben Mewes, 15 and Helena Youmans, 15

1:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER England rugby star has praised fundraisers as work gets under way on a £250,000 sports pitch at a school.

Vicar launches urgent appeal to keep church open

2:18pm Friday 26th September 2014

CHRISTIAN leaders say they are facing a race against time to keep a 15th century church open.

Egg farmer runs 100 miles in less than 24 hours

The Northern Echo: RUNNING MAN: Egg farmer Adrian Potter

3:14pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN egg farmer has raised £25,000 for an air ambulance service after running more than 100 miles in less than 24 hours.

Mother thanks community for raising £30,000 in memory of son

The Northern Echo: REMEMBERED: Patrick Hooker

6:34pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE mother of a 13-year-old boy who died of cancer has thanked residents of a small North Yorkshire village for helping raise £30,000 in his memory.

MP heralds work of Army air regiment

The Northern Echo: VITAL ROLE: Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith meets members of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps at Dishforth Airfield

6:18pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN Army regiment which has provided air support for the Special Forces has been praised for its role in the community by an MP.

Appeal for restoration after arsonists wreck community mosaic

The Northern Echo: ARSON ATTACK: A section of the damaged Millennium Mosaic, in Thirsk

5:42pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE creators of a public artwork highlighting a market town's history have appealed for help to restore it after an arson attack.

Victims' anger after man convicted of indecent assault walks free from court

The Northern Echo: SET FREE: Anthony Thompson

6:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO victims spoke of their anger last night (Sunday, September 21) after a man who abused them as children walked free from court.

Red, white and blue ensemble is first past the post

The Northern Echo: HEAD FIRST: Julie Moore, of Redcar, who won Thirsk Racecourse's Best Ladies’ Hat competition

2:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

RAIN failed to put a dampener on a racecourse's Ladies’ Day event, as scores of racegoers turned on the style in an attempt to secure best dressed prizes.

Hairdresser takes on Brownlee triathlon challenge

The Northern Echo: IN TRAINING: Fiona Curry, who is set to compete in the Brownlee Triathlon

3:16pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HAIRDRESSER is set to line up alongside Olympic medallists Jonny and Alistair Brownlee to raise funds in memory of her father.

Long-standing football team finally nets with league record

The Northern Echo: ALWAYS UNITED: The North York Cosmos, who have played together for 40 seasons

1:47pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GROUP of tradesmen have nailed a six-a-side football league's longevity record by playing 40 consecutive seasons together.

Clothes sale to boost care association

12:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CLOTHING chain is set to hold a sale to boost a charity works to improve health, reduce isolation and loneliness in the Thirsk area.

Play scheme given sensory equipment by housing developer

The Northern Echo: SENSORY EQUIPMENT: Megan Tate and Joshua Peacock with Alison Grainger, right, from Mulberry Homes, and play scheme co-ordinator Jane Wilson

12:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VISITORS to a play scheme for young people with complex medical needs have been given £500 of sensory equipment by a housing developer.

Top designers challenged to design villages' £1m community hub

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4:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PLAN to create a £1m community centre, pavilion and sporting facilities for two villages with a combined population of 400 has received a major boost after securing a grant to stage a Royal Institute of British Architects design competition.

Historic cart bridge set to reopen as residents' frustration mounts

The Northern Echo: MOUNTING CONCERNS: Blakey Bridge, which has been closed for six weeks after being hit by vehicles

3:54pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN historic cart bridge which has been closed numerous times due to damage is set to reopen with barriers to protect it.

Archeologist to reveal details about Roman roads in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: ROMAN ROADS: Archaeologist Hugh Toller is set to reveal details about ancient highways in North Yorkshire

1:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

A ROMAN archaeology expert is set to give the second of a series of talks revealing details about roads in North Yorkshire during the period.

International drugs gang jailed after £55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

The Northern Echo:

4:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

NINE members of an international drugs gang led by a North-East mastermind are tonight (Friday, September 12) beginning lengthy jail terms for their roles in smuggling millions of pounds worth of amphetamine into the UK.

Murky reality behind the businessman's facade

The Northern Echo:

8:38pm Friday 12th September 2014

ON the face of it Michael Watts was a respectable man.

Alert after spate van raids in Thirsk area

2:13pm Thursday 11th September 2014

POLICE are warning van owners and tradespeople to be extra vigilant after a spate of thefts in the Thirsk and Sowerby area.

Young TV vets visit 'inspirational' Herriot centre

The Northern Echo:

2:56pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TWO vets who appeared on a TV show while training to care for animals have made a pilgrimage to the former home of the man who inspired them to take up the job.

Sutton Bank closed for maintenance

6:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE main road through the North York Moors between Thirsk and Helmsley the A170 continues to be closed at Sutton Bank for annual maintenance. Diversions have been set up by North Yorkshire highways, but delays are likely. Maintenance is being carried out on the road surface and to check the rock face of the banks. The road is due to reopen on Friday, September 12.

Herriot author bronze statue set to be unveiled

The Northern Echo: LASTING LEGACY: Author Alf Wight, a statue of whom is set to be unveiled

6:03am Monday 8th September 2014

A STATUE of the vet who wrote the James Herriot books is set to be unveiled, after being approved by his children.

SIx fire crews tackle industrial estate blaze at Dalton, near Thirsk

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2:15pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Six fire crews attended a large incident at an industrial estate near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, this morning.

Game of Thrones blamed for influx of husky-type breeds being abandoned at pet rescue centres after they become too difficult to look after

The Northern Echo: PUPPY APPEAL: A litter of nine husky puppies are seeking new homes from the Blue Cross centre in Thirsk.

7:14pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

POPULAR fantasy TV show A Game of Thrones is being blamed for a flood of abandoned huskies after their enthusiastic new owners suddenly realise the extent of exercise the working dogs need.

Main road closed at Sutton Bank

6:51pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONE of the region's steepest roads will be closed for a week from September 8 while repair and maintenance work is carried out.

Serious accident at Sutton Bank

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1:53pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A SERIOUS accident has taken place at Sutton Bank near Thirsk, North Yorkshire today (Sunday, August 31), resulting in the road being closed.

Head of youth charity named community champion

2:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

A WOMAN has been named community champion for her dedication to helping young people in North Yorkshire.

Shoplifter who pulled knife on Lidl boss jailed for 12 months

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

6:01am Friday 29th August 2014

A NOTORIOUS shoplifter with almost 150 offences on his record was last night (Thursday, August 28) behind bars for pulling a knife on a store boss.

Grandfather cleared of historic abuse charge

The Northern Echo: ON TRIAL: Gordon Currie leaves Teesside Crown Court Picture: Tom Banks

4:46pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GRANDFATHER accused of abusing a boy at his farm in the 1970s was today (Thursday, August 28) cleared by a jury in less than an hour.

Five arrested over drunken fight on train

3:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FIVE men have been arrested after a drunken brawl on a train in which passengers were injured.

Thirsk parent and toddler group created after £46k grant windfall

1:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PARENT, baby and toddler group is set to be launched after volunteers landed a £46,000 grant.

Huge tailbacks on A19 following two-vehicle crash

The Northern Echo: ON SCENE: The Great North Air Ambulance attends the scene of the accident. Pic: Cleveland Police RPU

8:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORE than seven miles of tailbacks were caused following a two-vehicle crash on the A19 this evening (Tuesday).

Police officer's devastation over alleged farm sex attack

The Northern Echo: ON TRIAL: Gordon Currie leaves Teesside Crown Court Picture: Tom Banks

7:32pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A LONG-SERVING policeman has told of 40 years of devastation after being allegedly sexually abused by a dairy farmer turned newspaper columnist.

Race-goers urged to dress to impress

The Northern Echo: GETTING AHEAD: Sophia Monkman, marketing manager at Thirsk Racecourse with Warrior, the racecourse's willow horse sculpture, ahead of Ladies Day. Picture by Louise Pollard

5:39pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE annual Thirsk Racecourse Ladies’ Day takes place next month – and the racecourse is encouraging the county's ladies and gentleman to dress to impress.

Teenager wins a spot in semi-final of TV dance competition with group Dance Illusion.

The Northern Echo: DANCE ILLUSION: Ashley Crewdson, from Thirsk, with Ashley Banjo of Diversity

5:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGE dancer who deferred a place at university to pursue his dream to be a dancer has gained a place on a national TV search semi-final.

Great Taste Awards help celebrate 25 years

The Northern Echo: Caroline and Katie Bell from the Shepherd's Purse

2:33pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN artisan cheesemaker is celebrating its 25th anniversary in true style – after winning another clutch of awards.

Thirsk archery club offers primary pupils taster sessions

The Northern Echo: AIMING HIGH: Flynn Cole, a Year Three pupil at Mill Hill Primary School, Northallerton, with Denise Brockbank and Danny Cameron, of Thirsk Bowmen and Councillor Bridget Fortune, right

4:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AN ARCHERY group will offer primary schoolchildren the chance to try the sport after landing a council grant.

Ampleforth Abbey to feature in BBC Songs of Praise

The Northern Echo:

11:16am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE singing and music of Ampleforth Abbey will be celebrated among a wider congregation than usual this Sunday when a special Songs of Praise episode airs on BBC1.

Two men refused bail by magistrates after being charged with rape of woman outside Northallerton's Club Amadeus

The Northern Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO men have been refused bail after both were charged with the rape of a woman outside a night club.

Fire engulfs prison van on A19 - one lane closed

The Northern Echo:

2:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

A HUGE blaze has engulfed a prison van on the A19 at Birdforth, between Thirsk and Easingwold, just after noon today.

Snow plough company goes green

The Northern Echo: GOING GREEN: Andrew Hudson and Colin Trewhitt with one of the panels.

6:32am Monday 11th August 2014

A MAJOR manufacturing company is expecting to make major savings on its energy bills after making a £220,000 investment in green technology.

Historic 13th century church receives restoration funding

5:12pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FUNDING worth £26,800 has been has been awarded to a project to restore a 13th century church.

Listed bridge closed until March following vehicle crash damage

The Northern Echo: BRIDGE DAMAGE: Blakey Bridge, in Sowerby, near Thirsk

4:35pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A GRADE II listed bridge in North Yorkshire has been damaged for the third time in recent weeks after being hit by a vehicle.

Urgent funding for animal rescue centre

The Northern Echo: RESCUE: A fawn brought to The Wildlife Haven this spring

5:45pm Monday 4th August 2014

A RESCUE centre which takes in more than a thousand wild animals a year in North Yorkshire is in urgent need of fundraising volunteers.

Animal shelter tackles black cats' selfie-image

The Northern Echo: BLACK CAT SELFIES: Alyson Jones from the Blue Cross rehoming centre with Millie

2:46pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN ANIMAL charity is proving black cats do have photogenic qualities, following reports dark felines are being abandoned because they do not look good in selfies.

Borrowby Show a hit with animal lovers

The Northern Echo: BORROWBY SHOW: Robyn Watson with her dog Jarvis, who came first in the sporting dog category. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:57pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SHOW with increasingly popular dog and gymkhana events has proved a success.

Tasty role for leading chef at Flavours of Herriot Country Awards

The Northern Echo: STEPHANIE MOON: "Really honoured."

5:25pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of Yorkshire’s most prominent chefs will be playing a key role in one of the region’s highest-profile food award schemes this year.

Thirsk student proves her worth

The Northern Echo: AWARDS NIGHT: Rachel was supported by colleagues from the university’s Enterprise team, from left, Jon Powell, Amanda Brooks, Lucy Sanderson, Rachel Everett, Sarah Marshall and Simon Harrison

2:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STUDENT from Thirsk has won a national award for her work to help other students set up businesses.

Bodybuilder weighs in to compete in British title

6:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NATURAL bodybuilder who was about to give up his career just a few months ago has won a place in the British championships after launching his own gym and fighting back to fitness.

Soldiers to attend First World War ceremony

12:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

SCORES of soldiers are set to attend a candlelit vigil to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Blueprint to revamp Thirsk town centre is unveiled

The Northern Echo: NEW LOOK: An artist's impression of the plan for Thirsk Market Place

12:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLUEPRINT to reinvigorate a historic market square after the controversial felling of mature trees has been unveiled.



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