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Thirsk News

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

(l-r) Joanne Baines, animal welfare assistant at Blue Cross Thirsk, with Sarah Jefferson and Kayleigh Turner of Darlington Building Society. PICTURE: Keith Taylor

Staff and customers at building society in Northallerton help abandoned pets

Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

A car is part submerged by floodwater on a road in Thirlby, North Yorkshire, on Sunday June 19, 2005

Book launch recalls the great flood of Thirlby

CLOSURE: The 14-bed ward at the Lambert Memorial Hospital, Thirsk, has been closed since September

Health watchdog writes to NHS bosses to urge them to re-open ward at Lambert Hospital

Northallerton Magistrates Court

Man admits threatening to slash ex-wife's throat, break her jaw and shoot her

A school nativity

Having a school nativity? Get it featured in The Northern Echo

The A170 near Sutton-under-Whitestoncliffe Picture: Google Street View

Driver who caused devastating injuries to motorcyclist will live with 'guilt for rest of her life'

Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough

Man in court accused of murdering Thirsk pensioner George Francis Kidson

A man will appear at Teesside Crown Court today for a preliminary hearing for the alleged murder of George Francis Kidson from Sowerby, Thirsk.

Man to appear in court charged with murdering North Yorkshire pensioner

CUT OFF: Flood waters surrounding Violet and Brian Coatsworth's home near Thirsk

Marooned elderly couple mount round the clock vigil to save home from floodwater

PEANUT PROBE: Waiter Monorul Gazi, left, and boss Saiful Islam, of The Spice Lounge, in Norton

Former trainee doctor served peanut-based curry to 'nut allegery sufferers'

North Yorkshire Police have arrested a man following a sexual attack on a girl in her early teens

Man arrested over alleged Thirsk sex attack on teenage girl

James Ray, from Easingwold, who died after he was attacked by a gang on an industrial estate at Ashton-under-Lyne

North Yorkshire grandfather dies on 70th birthday after 'car-jacking gone wrong'

Police are hunting a man they want to interview in connection with the attack on the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough Road

Teenage girl in shock after sex attack on busy North Yorkshire road

STOLEN: Cirrus the Harris hawk.

Hawk stolen during overnight raid

ROAD CASUALTIES: The Constituency Road Safety Dashboard report has revealed areas where more safety action is needed

Thirsk and Malton constituency tops serious road crash casualty table

Biker in serious condition after smash

Biker in serious condition after smash

CUP: Arthur Wharton sat next to the Cleveland Cup picture: SARAH CALDECOTT.

Historic football trophy won by one of region's greatest ever sporting stars is "rediscovered"

Ryan Brady Campbell appeared at Northallerton Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder

Elderly man dies after man appears in court charged with attempted murder at house in Thirsk

Man remanded in custody on attempted murder charge

Thirsk man charged with attempted murder and theft involving Sowerby pensioner

BESPOKE ARTWORK: Robin Puplett's portrair of former cyclist David Millar

Portrait with hidden references to cycling star David Millar to be auctioned

FUTURE CONCERNS: The Lambert Memorial Hospital, in Thirsk

NHS trust reveals North Yorkshire hospital's future has been in doubt for years

Man due in court accused of attempted murder of 85-year-old

Man due in court accused of attempted murder of 85-year-old

RESTORATION PROJECT: Church warden Terry Cussons at St Wilfrid's Church, South Kilvington.

Church award is a "Godsend"

The driver of the black Ford Ka was breathalysed at the roadside before being taken to hospital with a suspected broken wrist.

Driver arrested for drink driving after North Yorkshire crash

NAKED AMBITION: Kellie Harvey with her photograph which appears in the calendar  Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Naked charity calendar proves perfect tonic for anxiety sufferer

Nick Gullon who produced the timeline charting the First World War in 1915 from The Northern Echo archives

An interactive journey through The Northern Echo archives of First World War 1915

REMEBRANCE: A wreath laid at Darlington Cenotaph.

Guide to Remembrance services in the North-East and North Yorkshire

WHAT'S ON: Guide to fireworks displays in the North-East in 2015

Guide to North-East 2015 fireworks displays

HERRIOT BOOST: L-R: Ian Ashton managing director, the World of James Herriot; Rosie Page, daughter of author Alf Wight and Ray Rochester, founder of Vetsonic.

Herriot foundation wins vet company's support

SHOW DISPLAY: Thirsk cake artist Katie Ward with her Rocky Horror Show exhibit

Teacher's exhibits Rocky Horror tribute cake at international show

SALES RISE: Debbie and Andrew Keeble, who run premium sausage firm Heck

Health scare sparks spike in sausage sales

INNS: Michael Ibbotson managing director of Provenance Inns, which owns the award-winning Carpenters Arms

North Yorkshire village pub gains editor's accolade in Good Hotel Guide.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: A removals lorry taking beds from the Lambert Hospital in Thirsk in September.

Temporary hospital closure prompts North Yorkshire councils to take highly unusual step of creating action group

The team from Diagmed Healthcare, in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, who are taking part in the 'Wolf Run' in aid of bowel cancer patients.

Office staff 'to become wolves' to take part in charity challenge

FRONTLINE TROOPS: Members of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps parade through Boroughbridge

Army sergeant accused of £30k fraud and £8k theft from frontline regiment

Former Conservative MP Anne McIntosh takes House of Lords seat

CHART HOPES: Carl Pemberton, who is set to release a single titled Flying High

X-Factor finalist and Thirsk songwriter to release festive single

EXPANSION PLANS: Staff at sausage firm Heck, which is hoping to relocate to a single site at Sinderby, near Thirsk

Sausage firm unveils scheme to relocate and double workforce

FASHION PARADE: Best dressed lady racegoer in Yorkshire winner Jill Dales, right, with the other finalists

Tea factory worker's shock at winning fashion title

ENERGY DEBTAE: Campaigners fear the North York Moors could become ringed by fracking wells

Tory MP urged to battle national parks fracking plans

Barbeck, Thirsk  Picture: Google Earth

Pub goers call ambulance when stab victim walks in after incident in North Yorkshire market town

LEADING ROLE: Thirsk School teacher Dan Aldred, in a scene of the teacher recruitment TV advert campaign

Inspirational Thirsk teacher to take leading role in TV ad

KEEPING SAFE: Pupils from Carlton Miniott school, with Taylor Wimpey sales executive, Sharon Brown.

Keeping kids safe on the the roads

ARREST: Bagby Airfield, near Thirsk, the destination for an aircraft containing £1m of cocaine

Man charged over £1m cocaine find at Bagby Airfield near Thirsk

An example of fly-tipping in Darlington.

Dead deer dumped in North Yorkshire car park an example of England's £50m fly-tipping epidemic

TOURISM: Plans to add more holiday lodges to a caravan park near Sutton Bank have been refused

Thirsk councillors reject caravan park expansion plans

TRAINING CENTRE: Prince William flying a Tucano in a formation flight from RAF Linton on Ouse in 2008

Glider in near-miss with 340mph RAF planes over East Coast Main Line

COMMUNITY CONCERN: PCSO Charlotte Ballantyne and Sowerby Community Primary School pupils publicise road safety in 2012

Parish councils unite to tackle speeding motorists

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