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Thirsk News

Author Andy Seed and Cundall Manor School pupils don woolly hats to highlight the issue of homelessness

Author inspires pupils to read for pleasure

As Valentine's Day approaches, Cooper is looking for love

David Horseman, from Northallerton holding one of Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre's sea eagles, with tutor Emma Chambers from the College of Animal Welfare

Teenager achieves dream of becoming display falconer after gaining qualification

Students and parents from Thirsk School with staff from Askham Bryan College and the HYNCO project.

Thirsk students look to the future

Dog rescued, deer dies after getting trapped in mud

Dog rescued, deer dies after getting trapped in mud

The Reverend Richard Rowling at St Lawrence's Church, Carlton Miniott

Tributes paid to community stalwart rector as he departs for jail role

Bagby Airfield, whose owner wants to redevelop it

Fresh plans set to heighten row over rural airfield

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There's still time to enter this year's The Northern Echo Schools Awards

Nomination window extended for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2016

Thirsk Falcons' chairman Wayne Sowden with Patrick Murphy from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and junior players, Ben Brown, Callum Mack and Harvey Sowden.

Football club takes its responsibility to heart

Northallerton Magistrates Court

Carer accused of 'abusing position of trust for £70k fraud'

Morgan Murray and Benedikt Isfeld Benediktsson, foreground, carving stone at a Sowerby Art workshop

£150k public artworks set to be unveiled outside Sowerby Gateway housing estate

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds

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Thirsk, where the town council's precept is set to rise by 4.3 per cent

Call to abolish toilets tax as town council raises precept

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Sharon Powell, Katy, Jazmine, Malik and Cameal Hassan with Charis and Richard Mclurken at the World of James Herriot local residents weekend

Crowds pour into Herriot museum for local residents event

Paul Bacon as The Ultimate Elton, who will perform at Thirsk's Picnic In The Park event on July 9

Tribute acts to David Bowie and Elton John to headline Thirsk Picnic In The Park

Philip Ardagh signs books for South Kilvington Primary School pupils

Shop gets best-selling author to stack shelves

British singer-songwriter Beth Orton, who will be a Deer Shed Festival headliner this year

Headline acts revealed for two North Yorkshire music festivals

An instructor from Carlton Lodge leads the way in one of the activities which will make up the Winter Challenge

Challenge will be the ultimate test say Carlton Lodge

Fire crew free child trapped in house in Thirsk

Fire crew free boy, two, trapped in house in Thirsk

Manager Angela Holt looking on at some of the artwork by artist Kezy Feaster at the Court House, Rural Arts, Thirsk.Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Landscape artist's work features in Rural Arts exhibition

The Lambert Memorial Hospital, Thirsk, which remains closed due to staffing shortages

Trust urged to broaden recruitment horizons to reopen Thirsk hospital

The Catalyst women's project has landed a £74,000 grant

Women's support group to expand after £74k grant

Topcliffe and Asenby Village Hall committee members Peter and Judith Lowe, Linda Nuttall and Dave Bowman

Community raises an astonishing £110,000 to upgrade its village hall

The A168 near Sowerby. Photo: Google Street View

Chicken meat and plaster strewn across A168 after lorries collide

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Weather updates as snowfall causes travel disruption - send us your pictures

Sowerby Primary School children receive road safety goody bags provided by Scania with road safety officer Kevin Pratt, who organised the event

Young cyclists learn how to be safe around lorries - as cycling in North Yorkshire grows in popularity

Company director avoids immediate prison sentence at Teesside Crown Court after pocketing £85,000 from Thirsk business.

'Underpaid' company director syphoned off £85k from business

Kevin Hollinrake MP, Wayne Barron, of Severfield, Roy Fishwick, of Cleveland Steel, Jonathan Road, of Severfield, Cllr Don McKenzie, Cllr Mark Robson and transport minister Andrew Jones at Dalton Bridge

Minister visits flood-hit industrial estate

Winners at last year's The Northern Farmer Awards

Last day to nominate someone in The Northern Farmer Awards

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The scene at the house in Thirsk. Picture: North Yorkshire Road Policing Group

Car crashes into house in Thirsk - homeowner in kitchen and heard loud bang

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Lee Bumby, who has been jailed at Teesside Crown Court for drugs offences and stealing £20,000 cash from his family

This drug dealer's mother stood by him - despite stealing her life savings

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National Citizenship course students complete a dry stone wall at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Charity launches green initiative for jobseekers with activity centre

NORTHERN CHAMPIONS: Thirsk School under-16s hockey team

Thirsk hockey boys set to contest national finals

GOAL ACHIEVED: Thirsk Falcons has reached the FA Charter Standard Community Club status

Thirsk Falcons junior football club nets highest grassroots status goal

Rosie Page and Jim Wight with the statue of their late father, Alf Wight, alias James Herriot. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY PHOTOGRAPHY.

Donations help Trust provide bursaries for veterinary nurses

PRIMATE VISIT: Dr John Setamu chats to the Rector of Thirsk, the Rev Richard Rowling, as he walks through the town

Archbishop left stunned by community spirit in Cleveland and North Yorkshire

Rosie Page and Jim Wight look on at the statue of their late father, Alf Wight, alias James Herriot. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY PHOTOGRAPHY.

Cash comes in for training scheme in name of world famous vet

Huw Edwards, vice-president of the National Churches Trust, which has award St Wilfrid's Church at South Kilvington £10,000 for urgent repairs to the Grade II-listed building

Ancient "at risk" churches receive windfall for urgent repairs

Fundraising tribute to champion athlete becomes annual event

DEVELOPMENT GOAL: Thirsk Falcons under-7s players celebrate teaming up with Celtic FC Picture: Matt Wilson

Thirsk Falcons FC flying high after teaming up with Celtic

COMPANY: Hollie Kitchener, Corey Twinn, Chloe Waterworth and Sebastian Rock with patient Kath Walker

Youngsters spread Christmas cheer with a hospital visit

Katie Matten with her world class Bluemin White cheese at Shepherds Purse.Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Would ewe believe it, the cows bring home the big cheese award

Labour PCC candidates Barry Coppinger, Vera Baird and Ron Hogg, pictured together in 2012

Labour re-selects Ron Hogg, Barry Coppinger and Vera Baird as PCC candidates

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Durham County Council has warned that "very difficult" decisions still need to be taken in order to make savings between now and 2020

£44m - the amount the region's councils will lose next year due to cuts

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ROADWORKS HOPE: The two-way A168 junction, which looks set to be replaced

Fresh hope for major interchange after planners help developers break deadlock

TRAFFIC CHAOS: The latest stranded HGV on Sutton Bank and the queues it caused

Campaign launched to educate HGV drivers to perils of Sutton Bank

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Sutton Bank closed in both directions due to stuck lorry

Sutton Bank closed in both directions due to stuck lorry

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ART HUB: Wendy Winterbottom, of the Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk hanging some of the Norman Ackroyd etchings Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Leading artist calls for Thirsk to become northern art hub

One lane of the southbound A1 has been closed after a multi-vehicle accident

Severe A1 congestion after two HGVs and two cars collide

Children's computer program arrives at International Space Station

Children's computer program arrives at International Space Station

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