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Thirsk News

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

ROW: Bagby airfield.

Anger over airfield "vendetta"

Ambitious community hub for Hambleton village approved by planners

CARVING: Morgan Murray (background) and Benedikt Isfeld Benediktsson (foreground) carving with stone at the workshop.

Carving in stone for community art

BEASTS: Community artist Rick Havely with some of his medieval style banners he created at Rural Arts. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Charity encourages children to create their own Magna Carta-inspired artwork

Extra care scheme underway for Thirsk area

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police

Police appeal for witnesses following A19 crash

Man airlifted to hospital after A19 crash

Town prepares to celebrate Magna Carta milestone

Elderly motorcyclist seriously injured after collision with two deer

SCONES: Ginny Skilbeck who has opened a tea room at High Paradise Farm at Boltby Bank near Thirsk. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Woman re-opens grandmother's cafe after 15 years

CANCER SUPPORT: Thirsk School pupil Jane Morton with one of her charity packs

Teenager sets herself fundraising and myth-busting challenge

Leading steel firm faces fine of up to £500k over forklift truck driver's death

PAST AND PRESENT: Jim Wight, son of Alf Wight, with TV vets Judy Puddifoot and Elly Berry and 'Herriot', the new mascot at the World of James Herriot in Thirsk.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

Gold for museum dedicated to one of the world's most well-loved vets

MUSEUM TOUR: Chelsea Pensioners Mike Preston and Denis Shields with World of James Herriot volunteer Pat Metcalf, outside the attraction

Chelsea Pensioners mark VE Day anniversary at museum

IN COURT: Mohammed Zaman

Restaurant owner in crown court over death of nut allergy customer

KILLED: Robert Ismay.

Six-figure payout for family of tragic HGV driver

Teenager's pound-a-day challenge

FUNDRAISING SUPPORT: Michael Wood receiving a Yorkshire Air Ambulance Supporter’s Award from John Samuel, a trustee of the charity, last year

Horrific fall rider heralds horse trials teaming with charity

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