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Seagull saved after cruel pranksters paint plumage yellow

The Northern Echo:

10:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SEAGULL with bright yellow plumage spotted near Scarborough lifeboat station proved not to be a rare migrant, but a victim of cruel pranksters.

"Drunk" detective accused of Whitby pub attack

The Northern Echo: ASSAULT CHARGE: West Yorkshire Police Det Sgt Paul Whiteley at a previous hearing in Scarborough with Claire Hughes

7:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DRUNKEN murder squad detective was "absolutely legless" when he ripped off his shirt and attacked a holidaymaker in a pub, a court heard today.

Whitby fisherman catches record-breaking 208lb fish off the coast of the Isle of Skye

The Northern Echo: BIG FISH: Daniel Bennett, 26, from Whitby, with his massive catch. Credit: www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire angler has landed the big one - the largest fish ever caught from the British shoreline.

Police name climber who fell to death at Runswick Bay as family say he died "doing something he loved"

The Northern Echo:

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have named the climber killed when he fell from cliffs near Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire on Friday.

Arrest after man falls to death from cliff in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:   GEORGE WILKINSON heads to the coast for a day out at Runswick Bay.

11:29am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after his climbing companion died after falling from a coastal cliff.

Seaside tourism employs more people than motor or pharmaceutical industries

The Northern Echo: LURE OF THE COAST: Whitby's quirky charm and literary heritage is helps draw visitors to the town all year round and supports hundreds of tourism jobs

5:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SEASIDE towns are reporting a boom as more people appear to be opting for “staycations” at the coast during tough economic times.

£2.8m park and ride scheme to ease resort congestion

The Northern Echo: CUTTING CONGESTION: Whitby, which has traditionally suffered parking issues during the peak tourist season

5:28pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A £2.8m parking scheme which aims to cut congestion at a seaside resort will open ahead of the school summer holidays.

Missing yachtsman found after huge North Sea search operation

6:09pm Friday 11th July 2014

A YACHTSMAN who sparked an international search operation after going missing in North Sea for more than a week has been found alive and well.

Teenager dies after smash on Moors

2:41pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A TEENAGER has died in hospital following a collision on the North York Moors last week.

Jessie J backs police anti-bullying campaign

The Northern Echo: UNITED FRONT: Constable Tracey Brewer, community support officer Karen Foster, and Constable Sara Widdrington with singer Jessie J

4:40pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

JESSIE J has backed a police anti-bullying campaign after speaking about her experiences of being tormented when she was younger.

Raising the profile of Northern Impressionist artists

The Northern Echo: SERENE: The Cottage Gate by Rowland Henry Hill, painted in 1912. One of the pieces of artwork going on display and sale in Whitby

2:02pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

MUSEUM quality paintings by a group of impressionist artists from North Yorkshire and the North-East have gone on sale.

Heartless thief targets pensioner and her disabled daughter

5:23pm Monday 7th July 2014

A THIEF targeted a 71-year-old woman and her disabled daughter in a theft that police have described as “an appalling crime”.

Leon Brittan 'quizzed over rape claim'

The Northern Echo:

12:39pm Sunday 6th July 2014

FORMER Home Secretary Leon Brittan has been questioned by police in connection with a rape allegation, it has been reported.

Potash mine firm 'confident' revised proposals will overcome environmental fears

The Northern Echo: UNDERGROUND PROJECT: A York Potash drilling rig to explore the depth, quality and thickness of the polyhalite underneath the North York Moors

6:04am Saturday 28th June 2014

THE firm behind plans to build a £1.5bn polyhalite mine in a national park says it is confident changes to its proposal will address environmental impact concerns.

Potash mine firm 'confident' revised proposals will overcome environmental fears

The Northern Echo: UNDERGROUND PROJECT: A York Potash drilling rig to explore the depth, quality and thickness of the polyhalite underneath the North York Moors

6:02am Saturday 28th June 2014

THE firm behind plans to build a £1.5bn polyhalite mine in a national park says it is confident changes to its proposal will address environmental impact concerns.

Angel's delight - thanks to big-hearted Jessie

The Northern Echo: ANGEL'S DELIGHT: Angel Sutton, middle, and her friend Beth Hiley, meet Jessie J.

6:23pm Thursday 26th June 2014

SINGING sensation Jessie J won the hearts of thousands when she invited one of her biggest – and youngest - fans to join her on stage.

Savile wandered around hospital at night and touched nurse

The Northern Echo: REPEAT VISITS: Jimmy Savile, who walked unchecked around Whitby War Memorial Hospital at night

3:55pm Thursday 26th June 2014

JIMMY Savile repeatedly walked unchallenged into a cottage hospital after visiting hours, touched a nurse and made lewd comments, an NHS inquiry has concluded.

Trust provides home from home to help parents of baby Alexia

The Northern Echo: Premature baby: Alexia in hospital

12:19pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE family of a baby born prematurely with serious gastric problems have said a special thank you to the trust which helped them through the ordeal.

Theatre to be sold after grave fears dispelled

The Northern Echo: FUTURIST THEATRE: To be sold after tests find no human remains.

4:46pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE site of one of the country’s biggest theatres has gone on the market after fears that a body was buried on the site were dispelled.

Lifebelt theft - police release C CTV images

The Northern Echo: WHITBY THEFT:  Police would like to speak to this man.

3:07pm Monday 23rd June 2014

POLICE investigating the theft of a life belt have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace.

Man dies after being hit by HGV

The Northern Echo: Police are investigating a metal theft in Ross-on-Wye.

2:28pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A MAN has died after suffering serious injuries when he was hit by a HGV on a North Yorkshire road last night.

Toothache 'led to scallop dredger tragedy'

The Northern Echo: DOUBLE TRAEGDY: The Eschol, in Whitby harbour, following the deaths of fishermen Edward Ide and Mark Arries

6:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A CORONER has called for carbon monoxide detectors to be made compulsory on fishing boats after two men died when one left a gas cooker on overnight in the hope the warmth would ease his toothache.

Bogbean, moonwort and fairy flax workshop

The Northern Echo: WILDFLOWERS: The carnivorous plant Sundew is one native to the North York Moors. Picture by Richard Baines

6:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

PEOPLE can learn how to identify bogbean, moonwort and fairy flax during a workshop on the bogs and moors of North Yorkshire next month.

Otters come out to play in the sun

The Northern Echo: SUMMER FUN: Eric enjoys a laugh with the photographer.

2:08pm Friday 13th June 2014

OTTERS Eric and Pumpkin are living proof that it’s not only us humans who enjoy frolicking in the summer sun.

No carbon monoxide alarm on fishing boat on which two men died in Whitby harbour, investigators report

The Northern Echo: Mark Arries

12:16am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NO carbon monoxide (CO) alarm was fitted on a fishing boat on which the two crewmen were found dead in their bunks, a marine accident report has said.

Flag marks centenary of Germany's bombardment of seaside resort

The Northern Echo: WAR RECALLED: Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Pat Marsburg, left, and Mayor of Whitby, Cllr Heather Coughlan with the centenary flag

5:41pm Monday 9th June 2014

A FLAG has been presented to a seaside resort to commemorate the centenary of being bombarded by the German Navy.

A170 closed at Sutton Bank by jack-knifed tanker

The Northern Echo: The jackknifed tanker being recovered on Sutton Bank. Picture: VAISALA

1:40pm Monday 26th May 2014

ONE of the major routes to the coast in North Yorkshire, the A170 was closed in both directions for several hours after a tanker jackknifed on Sutton Bank, near Thirsk.

Two North inmates abscond from open prison

The Northern Echo:

4:31pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

TWO inmates have absconded from an open prison.

Savile's 'King of the Cornets' friend is stripped of civic honours

The Northern Echo: DISGRACED FIGURE: Former North Yorkshire politician Peter Jaconelli.

5:16pm Monday 12th May 2014

A FORMER mayor and friend of Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his civic honours over child sex abuse allegations.

Police hunt wanted man

The Northern Echo: WANTED MAN: Jonathan Stevens.

12:09pm Monday 12th May 2014

POLICE in Scarborough are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted for recall to prison. Jonathan Lee Stevens, 22, is wanted as he has failed to comply with the terms of his release licence, having failed to attend meetings. He was given a nine month prison sentence in 2013, for a sexual assault and was released in early March. He is 5ft 10ins tall, with a medium build and dark brown hair.

Newly-wed landlord and landlady donate wedding gift cash to buy defibrillator for village

The Northern Echo: Caption left to right:: Wendy and David Humphreys, with community defibrillator trainer Jayne Scott

3:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A NEWLY-wed landlord and landlady have shunned a traditional wedding gift list in favour of helping to save lives in their local community.

Elderly woman robbed outside her home

11:58am Sunday 4th May 2014

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 75-year-old woman was robbed outside her home in Scarborough.

New Bishop of Whitby announced

The Northern Echo: The Easter cross

3:26pm Friday 2nd May 2014

THE Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Venerable Paul Ferguson, has been appointed as the new suffragan Bishop of Whitby.

Knife-point robbery in resort shop

The Northern Echo: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

5:33pm Friday 2nd May 2014

MASKED raiders threatened shop staff at knife-point in an early evening robbery on the North Yorkshire coast.

Vandals strike at shop

The Northern Echo: The graffiti in Whitby.

1:06pm Thursday 1st May 2014

POLICE are trying to track down spray-paint vandals who struck at a Whitby shop.

Two airlifted to safety after being cut off by Whitby tide

The Northern Echo: An RAF rescue helicopter during a previous mission to Whitby

8:56pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

PEOPLE are being warned to check the tides after two people had to be rescued this afternoon (Wednesday, April 30).

New £18m water park

The Northern Echo: Heavy seas threaten to drench this amateur photographer as he tries to capture an image on the North Bay in Scarborough

6:21pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

PLANS for an £18m water park at a leading seaside resort have been given the go-ahead.

Motorcross bikes worth £11,000 stolen from shed

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

11:46am Monday 28th April 2014

TWO motocross bikes with a combined value of £11,000 have been stolen from an insecure shed. Thieves climbed over a courtyard wall in Barbeck, Thirsk, at 11.30pm on Monday, April 21, and left with the orange 450cc and 350cc KTM SXF motocross bikes through the courtyard’s gate with the bikes towards Thirsk Industrial Park. The 350cc model has the engine number 089350N. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or email robert.spalding@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Appeal after food stolen from home

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:52pm Monday 28th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a burglary and theft of food from a house in White Horse Yard, Whitby, early last Saturday morning, April 26.

Theatre and spectacle of goth weekend marks its 20th anniversary

The Northern Echo: Left to right. Gary Mills, Deanne Dudley, Robyn Dudley and Mark Pickering in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Whitby, during the Whitby Gothic festival taking place this weekend.

5:57pm Sunday 27th April 2014

ALL things Victorian, theatrical and macabre descended on Whitby at the weekend, for its bi-annual goth weekend.

Police investigate after man with learning difficulties is attacked

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

12:01pm Sunday 27th April 2014

POLICE are investigating an assault on a man with learning difficulties.

Fair arriving in town centre

12:02pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Northallerton’s annual May Fair will run in the town from May 1 until May 5.

Marathon three-day rescue through mountainous seas

The Northern Echo: The stricken Rohilla off the Whitby coast.

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALMOST 100 years ago the wreck of the Rohilla sparked one of the most dramatic sea rescues ever to take place off the Yorkshire coast.

MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

The Northern Echo: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Man charged with attempted murder over incident outside pub at High Hawsker, near Whitby

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

10:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing incident outside a pub in High Hawsker, near Whitby, on Sunday night.

Pet owners warned Easter eggs could prove fatal for dogs

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs could prove fatal for curious dogs

6:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOG owners are being warned that their haul of Easter eggs could prove poisonous to curious pets.

Norton College raises £2,200 in memory of former student

5:27pm Monday 21st April 2014

A WEEK of fundraising events have taken place at a North Yorkshire school in memory of one of its students.

Family of five rescued from car following collision on moors road

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A FAMILY – believed to be grandparents with their grandchildren – had to be rescued when their car ended up in a ditch following a collision.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.



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