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Thirsk News

FREEDOMS: (l-r) Parish council chairman John MacPherson with Edward Swales, Frank Kay, Brian Flintoff and Bill Barton

Right to march sheep or troops through village centre bestowed to five tireless volunteers

FATAL DISEASE: Larch trees infected with phytophthora ramorum

Outbreak of killer tree disease confirmed near North York Moors

INDUSTRIAL REALITY: Kevin Hollinrake MP visiting a fracking site in Pennsylvania

'Fracking capital' visit concerns confirm need for tight regulations

COMMUNITY SCHEME: From left, stone carvers John Mitchell, Michael Disley, Fiona Coleman, James Lego, Gareth Brayson, Graham Penson, Carol Holland

Volunteers hailed after setting local scenes in stone

FOOTBALLING GOAL: Amber Rodgers, left, and Olivia Vollans

Girl footballers selected for elite Football Association scheme

CHARITY: The Thirsk store is opened by Major Ray Mackereth

Salvation Army opens new charity shop in Thirsk with loyalty card scheme

COMMUNITY CARE: The Lambert Memorial Hospital, in Thirsk, where the 14-bed ward has been closed

Task force monitors NHS trust over 'shameful' hospital ward closure

RISKY CROSSING: A shot from David Pressland's Toads on Roads series, which has won the documentary category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards Photos: David Pressland/BWPA bwpawards.co.uk

Stunning toad patrol photos land wildlife enthusiast national award

PERFORMER: Jack Critchlow who has raised hundreds of pounds for Save the Children's appeal to help Syrian refugees

Watch Thirsk boy's video tribute to drowned Syrian boy which has raised hundreds for charity

Beer Festival

Beer festival planned

FUNDRAISING AIM: Staff and volunteers at the Thirsk Sue Ryder shop, who raised funds at a VIP winter clothes stock launch

Charity shop stages VIP winter clothes event

VAN FIRE: The Mercedes Sprinter caught fire one mile from Junction 49 on the A1(M), near Thirsk. Picture: DAVID MINTO

Burned out - van gutted after A1(M) blaze

SAD FAREWELL: Hairdresser Dorothy Reveley, who is closing her salon in Thirsk Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Community stalwart hairdresser's sadness on retiring

WELFARE MISSION: Royal Air Forces Association standard bearers at the group's annual conference

Threatened branch of welfare charity launches appeal for help

CUTS LOOM: Durham County Council is considering cutting school transport

Fears for disabled, as council cuts threaten school transport

TRIBUTE: Mary Sheglova at the statue of Alf Wight, the real James Herriot.

From Russia with love - Moscow tribute to James Herriot

TWIN PEAKS: Jack and Matt Thorman from Balk, who have both secured their dream jobs Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Twins score career success at the double

REMOVALS: A removal company takes beds from the Lambert Memorial Community Hospital, Thirsk.

Councillor's fears for community hospital after removals company spotted

ARSON SUSPECTED: The remains of the barn and agricultural vehicles following the fire

Poultry farmer charged with Helperby hay barn arson

Wrecked vehicles in the remains of the hay barn

Arson attack on Thirsk barn sparks fuel spill in river and fears for homes

Delays expected as main route closes for maintenance

Activity centre plunges into the depths of the Earth

CLOSURE: The Lambert Memorial Community Hospital, Thirsk

Major concerns over temporary closure of community hospital due to staffing problems

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


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