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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.

Seaside resort beauty pageant compared to Carry On film after handbags fracas

The Northern Echo: WHAT A CARRY ON: Trouble at Miss Scarborough beauty contest were likened to a scene from a Carry On film

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE organiser of the Miss England competition has compared a seaside resort’s beauty pageant to a Carry On film after a fracas broke out as the winner was revealed.

Victims get chance to improve their treatment

The Northern Echo: Julia Mulligan

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Appeal after brawl in seaside pub

The Northern Echo: The man police wish to speak to.

3:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a brawl in a seaside pub.

Viking origins discovered by Norwegian visitors

5:27pm Monday 14th April 2014

A group of Norwegian sixth form students have been visting Whitby and the North York Moors as part of a cultural trip to the East coast. The group was from Fyllingsdalen Videregaende School in Bergen. During their stay they visited Fylingdales comparing the very similar name and the potential Viking origins of the local area. Fyllingsdalen teacher Ingeborg Sundfor said that despite the often inclement weather, the group had had a good time.

TV comic headlines at comedy club

The Northern Echo: One-liners: Gary Delaney will be stopping off in Kidderminster on Saturday, May 31.

3:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

COMEDIAN Gary Delaney, of TV’s Mock the Week fame, will headline the Last Laugh Comedy Club on Saturday, April 19, at Scarborough Spa. Tickets start at £10 and can be purchased from box office on 01723-821888 or via

Chance for motorcyclists to test out their skills

The Northern Echo: A49 named in list of danger routes for motorcyclists

6:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

AN EVENT designed to keep motorcyclists safe on the roads has been organised by North Yorkshire Police and road safety organisations.

Dedication to disabled sailing wins recognition

The Northern Echo: Scaling Dam

5:22pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SAILING Club member has been presented with an award for his work in helping people with disabilities experience sailing.

Two-tone Harley - the 50m-to-one mutant

The Northern Echo: Aquarist Amy McFarlane with Harley, centre, flanked by his two moults.

12:57pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO-tone lobster Harley Quinn is something of a split personality.

New park-and-ride scheme at Whitby

The Northern Echo: Two found dead in boat

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NEW congestion-busting park-and-ride service is to open at one of the region’s leading resorts just in time for the Easter crowds.

Engine thieves leave cruiser stranded

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

2:51pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CABIN cruiser was left stranded after thieves struck – and stole its engine.

Child sex abuse probe appeal over former Scarborough mayor Peter Jaconelli

The Northern Echo: Peter Jaconelli in his council days.

5:10pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DETECTIVES investigating child sex abuse allegations are appealing to people to come forward with information about a friend of Jimmy Savile.

Fire and rescue meeting the public over possible restructuring

The Northern Echo: FIRE DANGER: Firefighters from North Yorkshire and Cleveland at Danby Moor as high winds spread a series of fires on the North York Moors, one of which closed the main Whitby to Guisborough road

12:17pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is currently reviewing its fire cover in the county to see if it needs to change the number and location of fire engines and stations and the way both are crewed.

Raiders strike at Whitby depot

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

12:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE have turned to the public for help after a lorry and thousands of pounds worth of lead were stolen from a depot near Whitby.

New life forms in Yorkshire mine shed light on aliens

The Northern Echo: Prof Cockell

12:00am Monday 7th April 2014

SCIENTISTS searching for signs of life on Mars may have made a key discovery while carrying out investigations at a North-East mine, The Northern Echo has learned.

Dramatic van fire in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: The van on fire

1:40pm Sunday 6th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a dramatic van fire on a North Yorkshire road.

Search for life on Mars moves to Redcar and Cleveland

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Potash

11:50am Saturday 5th April 2014

A POTASH mine is providing a test bed for technologies that can be used in the search for life on Mars.

Jimmy Savile's friend set to be stripped of civic honours

The Northern Echo: Peter Jaconelli in his council days.

6:01pm Friday 4th April 2014

A FORMER mayor of a seaside resort looks set to be stripped of his civic honours after detectives stated if he were still alive he would face questioning over alleged child abuse.

Man hurt in assault in Bigg Market

The Northern Echo: Handbag warning

5:52pm Friday 4th April 2014

POLICE are seeking witnesses to an early hours assault on a man out in a city’s pub and club quarter.

North Yorkshire Police to be investigated by IPCC over way it dealt with Jimmy Savile child abuse allegations

The Northern Echo: Jimmy Savile

8:47pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police and the county's Crime Commissioner have asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate its handling of historic child abuse allegations involving Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli.

Headteacher retires after more than two decades in the role

11:44am Friday 28th March 2014

A HEADTEACHER who has transformed a primary school is to step down after more than two decades in the role.

Franchise extension for Northern Rail will come with £632m Government subsidy

The Northern Echo: RURAL SERVICE: A Northern Rail train on the Esk Valley Line where GPS technology is being used

3:53pm Thursday 27th March 2014

NORTHERN Rail will receive a £632m Government subsidy after signing a 22-month extension to its current franchise contract.

Bridleway restored as part of Missing Links project

The Northern Echo: The improved footbridge.

2:35pm Monday 24th March 2014

A PROJECT to restore historic routes on the North York Moors has seen a once-popular horse-ride and walk put back into action.

Yorkshire Ambulance Trust workers announce further strikes

The Northern Echo: Unite pickets outside Keighley ambulance station during the strike action taken on Saturday

4:51pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Ambulance workers are to stage a series of fresh strikes in a long-running row over shifts and working hours.

Missing Norfolk man Anthony Ashley made call to wife from payphone in Whitby

The Northern Echo: Missing man Tony Ashley. Police believe he may be in the Whitby area

12:36pm Sunday 16th March 2014

POLICE are trying to trace a missing man after he made a call to his wife from a payphone in Whitby.

Pedestrian, aged 13, seriously injured on crossroads

The Northern Echo: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

1:38pm Friday 14th March 2014

A 13-YEAR-old pedestrian has been seriously injured on a crossroads.

Arrest following seaside sex attack

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

4:47pm Monday 10th March 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with an early morning sex attack in a seaside car-park.

Young film-maker up for top awards

The Northern Echo: The poster for Nina's film.

2:42pm Monday 10th March 2014

A YOUNG film-maker from North Yorkshire is making headway in the highly-competitive movie industry.

Coast date for rock legends

2:17pm Monday 10th March 2014

Veteran heavy rock band Uriah Heep will support Status Quo in a show at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 12. Tickets, at £35, are available from 01723-383636 or

Five years in prison for pair who blackmailed Pickering man who went on to take own life

The Northern Echo: Aysha Mullah

9:30pm Friday 7th March 2014

TWO people have been jailed after blackmailing a North Yorkshire man who went on to take his own life.

Stargazers asked to help out in North-East light pollution survey

The Northern Echo: Stargazers asked to join light pollution survey

1:40pm Friday 7th March 2014

A SCHEME to tackle light pollution is calling on stargazers to join in its Star Count 2014.

Help the North stake its claim to England's Hall of Fame

The Northern Echo: Durham flag designers Katie, left, and twin sister Holly Moffatt from Chilton hold the new flag at Durham Cathedral with dignitaries in background.

2:59pm Monday 3rd March 2014

NORTH-East tourism bosses are asking people to celebrate the area’s claims to fame by nominating them for a place in a new hall of fame.

Man attacked by gang in early hours

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

5:46pm Monday 3rd March 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information after a 26-year-old man was attacked by a gang of three.

Burglars make off in family car

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

2:26pm Monday 3rd March 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a two-in-one burglary in North Yorkshire over the weekend.

Teenager hurt in nightclub attack

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:36pm Friday 28th February 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after an 18-year-old man was assaulted in a nightclub in Whitby.

Disabled plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by botched benefits test, watchdog warns

The Northern Echo: Protesters make their point against Atos

12:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

DISABLED people have been plunged into “distress and financial difficulties” by a second botched benefits test, a watchdog warns today (Thursday).

Labour suggests single police force for whole of North-East

The Northern Echo: Former Shipley MP Chris Leslie

5:51pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE NORTH-East would have a single police force, under a cost-cutting Labour idea floated yesterday (Tuesday) - triggering a row.

Red Arrows pencilled in for Whitby Regatta

The Northern Echo: Red Arrows mark 50th anniversary at air show

6:28pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE Red Arrows are due to make an appearance at this year's Whitby Regatta.

Teen's jaw broken in resort attack

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

2:27pm Monday 24th February 2014

A TEENAGER had his jaw broken when he was attacked in an alleyway in the early hours of the morning.

£3,000 bicycle taken in shed raid

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

4:10pm Thursday 20th February 2014

 A £3,000 Orange 5 Pro 5 mountain bike was stolen when thieves broke into an outbuilding of a house in Dalehouse, Staithes, on Monday night or Tuesday morning. Also taken as a 43in Samsung plasma TV. Police are appealing for information. Contact Whitby police on 101, select option two and ask for Tracy Rogers or email

Grammy nominated singer to perform at launch of Whitby Music Festival

The Northern Echo: Bassekou Kouyate

11:45am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A GRAMMY-nominated band from Mali will perform at the launch of a Whitby music festival.

Two people cut free from Whitby crash

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:46am Tuesday 18th February 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital after being cut free from the wreckage of their car after a crash north of Whitby.

Doctor Who to join Red Dwarf crew at sci-fi event

The Northern Echo: Colin Baker as himself

2:40pm Monday 17th February 2014

SPACE travellers will have their feet firmly on the ground when they stop off in North Yorkshire this spring.

Wingate pensioner hurt in North Yorkshire bus crash

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:40pm Monday 17th February 2014

AN 80-year-old man was injured when the bus he was travelling on was in collision with a tipper lorry.

Giant puppets emerging from the sea and crowds of performances help produce festival highlight

The Northern Echo: Coastival seafront spectacular

2:49pm Sunday 16th February 2014

CROWDS braved biting winds and flocked to Scarborough’s seafront to watch an outdoor performance involving giant puppets and casts of hundreds.

Older than dinosaurs and still going strong - marine attraction shares the fascination of jellyfish

The Northern Echo: A new jellyfish attraction has been created at the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough

12:40pm Sunday 16th February 2014

A SEA LIFE attraction has welcomed a new arrival of jellyfish – a species which outdate dinosaurs and some believe will take over the oceans.

Thousands expected at resort's Coastival festival this weekend

The Northern Echo: Dawn Dyson-Threadgold and Lee Threadgold of Animated Objects Theatre Company with Zoe Naylor from Orpheus the Mariner

1:16pm Thursday 13th February 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected in a coastal town for an arts festival this weekend.

Britain's best chippy promotes saucy campaign

The Northern Echo: CHIP CAMPAIGN: Quayside restaurant owner Stuart Fusco and customer Lucy Robertson promote National Chip Week on Whitby beach.

3:21pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

THE owners of a chip shop voted the country’s best have ignored warnings of gale force storms and celebrated National Chip Week on the beach.

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