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Tributes to mark centenary of dramatic sea rescue

The Northern Echo: TREACHEROUS RESCUE: The stricken HMHS Rohilla and rescuers

5:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POIGNANT tributes are taking place over the next three days to mark the centenary of one of the most dramatic sea rescues ever to take place off the Yorkshire coast.

Drunk murder squad detective convicted of terrorising country pub gambles and loses at appeal

The Northern Echo:

5:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

A DRUNKEN detective convicted of terrorising a country pub nearly ended up behind bars when he tried to overturn the verdict.

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson clocked speeding after filming in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Jeremy Clarkson

12:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to receive points on his driving licence after being caught speeding after filming in North Yorkshire, he has admitted.

Centenary of legendary rescue celebrated through literary work

The Northern Echo: REHEARSALS: Rohilla cast members (l-r) Beryl Nairn and Lucy Simpson

6:48pm Friday 10th October 2014

A PLAY is being staged to mark the centenary of the sinking of a hospital ship off the East Coast, as it made its way to Dunkirk.

Urgent action needed on piers to protect Whitby from sea, Government warned

The Northern Echo: SCENIC:  Whitby Pier. Urgent restoration is needed to Whitby's piers to protect the town. PICTURE: Mark Watson

6:03am Monday 6th October 2014

THERE are warnings one of the piers which protects Whitby could “collapse at any time” as a plea for urgent government funding is made to protect the town.

Park and Ride brings in the passengers

2:17pm Monday 6th October 2014

AROUND 50,000 passengers used a new park and ride scheme at Whitby in the first four months of it operating.

Cleveland Way repaired after cliff collapse

The Northern Echo: CLIFF-FALL: The eroded cliff-face, which reached as far as the Cleveland Way footpath. Picture from the Cleveland Way Twitter account, @ClevelandWayNT

5:41pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A SECTION of the Cleveland Way has been redirected after a section of cliff collapsed, taking part of the pathway with it.

Large chunk of east coast cliff collapses into sea

7:39pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A LARGE part of a cliff – including a section of the Cleveland Way walk – has collapsed into the sea, following a “substantial” landslide.

Sceptical lobster fisherman staggered by 350lb pumpkin

The Northern Echo: FRUIT EXPERIMENT: Sleights Primary School pupil Charlotte Cutt, eight, with the 350lb polyhalite-fed pumpkin and a lump of polyhalite

6:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A LOBSTER fisherman who was sceptical about the agricultural benefits of a £1.5bn polyhalite mine scheme has grown a 350lb pumpkin using just the mineral and water.

Union anger over 'axed' rail destination list

The Northern Echo: ESCAPING CUTS?: Scarborough

3:53pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE RMT rail union has been accused of scaremongering after it claimed a number of seaside towns could see train services withdrawn.

Detective sergeant faces misconduct notice over Savile abuse claims inquiry

The Northern Echo: DISGRACED: Jimmy Saville

2:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SERVING police officer has been accused of misconduct as part of an inquiry into how sex abuse allegations about Jimmy Savile and one of his friends were handled.

Fresh insight into legendary sea rescue

The Northern Echo: RESCUE: The Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat crew involved in the Rohilla rescue

6:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN AUTHOR has unearthed fresh revelations about a legendary sea rescue from a hospital ship, which sank off the Yorkshire coast a century ago.

Boys saved in Whitby beach drama

2:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

TWO young boys have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea by the pier at Whitby.

Gull grounded by cruel yobs

The Northern Echo:

3:24pm Monday 25th August 2014

SADISTIC yobs have been blamed after a young herring gull was found covered in thick red paint.

Squashed penguin recovers after tight-fitting trousers treatment

The Northern Echo: HAPPY FEET: The penguin chick with straightened legs following treatment

5:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A PENGUIN chick which suffered splayed legs after his parents squashed him is on the road to recovery after being fitted with tight-fitting trousers.

Warning after spate of thefts

5:36pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE public are being urged not to leave valuable items in their vehicles after a sudden spate of thefts ion just one night.

Women tell of dramatic rescue mission to save boy who fell into sea off Whitby coast

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8:45pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A YOUNG boy was saved from drowning off the North Yorkshire coast after several members of the public mounted a dramatic rescue mission.

Woman found with head injuries near Whitby Abbey

The Northern Echo:

11:23am Thursday 14th August 2014

A WOMAN is in a critical condition after being found with head injuries in Whitby.

Lifeboat from famous rescue takes to the sea again

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC LIFEBOAT: The restored William Riley.

5:16pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A LIFEBOAT that played a key role in a dramatic rescue a century ago will be taking to the sea again this weekend.

Flooding hits caravan park

The Northern Echo: The sea at Scarborough in a bad mood!

8:23pm Sunday 10th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are battling to remove several thousand litres of water from a caravan park this evening.

Pedestrian and motorcyclist injured after bike comes off moors road

12:32pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN and motorcyclist were both seriously injured when the man’s bike careered off the road and collided with a group of people.

Spoof Iron Cross that ridiculed the enemy

The Northern Echo: PROPAGANDA  SPOOF: Jennifer Dunne, collections manager for Scarborough Museums Trust ,with the First World War propaganda Iron Cross.

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

A REMINDER of when death rained from the skies over coastal towns during the First World War has come to light.

Appeal to find missing ted

The Northern Echo: MISSING: Freya's cherished teddy

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

A MOTHER has put out an appeal to find her daughter’s teddy which has been her faithful companion since birth, but was recently lost on a shopping trip.

UPDATED: Woman, 57, and two children injured after car crashes down 150 metres down embankment in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:

11:10am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital today after a car she was driving crashed 150 metres down an embankment on the North York Moors.

Your old towels could help orphaned seals

The Northern Echo: HELP NEEDED: One of the orphaned seal;s in need of help.

4:47pm Thursday 31st July 2014

EVER wondered what to do with all those old and threadbare towels? Helping orphaned seals may well be the answer.

Lucky escape as boy, three, falls 20ft from harbour wall at Staithes

The Northern Echo: Great North Air Ambulance

10:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy fell 20ft from a North Yorkshire harbour wall - but escaped serious injury.

Girl's foot impaled by garden fork

11:48am Sunday 27th July 2014

FIRE crews had to be called to help paramedics free an eight-year-old girl, after a garden fork impaled her foot.

Villages embrace fundraising scarecrow competition in its 10th year

The Northern Echo: LION KING: This year's first prize was for a Disney-inspired creation

12:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VILLAGE residents have pulled out all the stops for a 10th anniversary fundraising scarecrow festival.

Murder squad detective's career in ruins after pub assault conviction

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

6:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MURDER squad detective's career was in ruins last night (Wednesday, July 23) after he was? convicted of a drunken and "unprovoked" attack in a pub while shouting "I'm a copper. I will do what I like".

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:

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.

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