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Explosion of colour at spring flower show

The Northern Echo: Fifty shades of green - the spectacular hat designed by Lucy Hutton Smith.

3:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE grey of winter has been left well and truly behind by the explosion of colour that is the annual Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

New accoldade for chef Sara

The Northern Echo: Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio, who is launching lessons following the huge success of her dining club

5:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER intensive care nurse who rose to fame cooking dishes on Masterchef has had one of her dishes named as the best in the show's history.

Biker hurt in town smash

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

4:56pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was hurt when he collided with a car that failed to stop on Good Friday.

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.

Grayson Perry to host an evening of teddy bear heaven

The Northern Echo: Grayson Perry

6:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

ACCLAIMED artist Grayson Perry is heading to the region - to host a night of teddy bear heaven.

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.

York's 21 gun salute Queen's 88th birthday

The Northern Echo: 4th Regiment Royal Artillery based at Topcliffe perform the 21-gun salute in Museum Gardens, York

2:01pm Monday 21st April 2014

GUNS thundered over the ancient capital of the North today (Monday, April 21) as the military paid a birthday tribute to the Queen.

Leading artist to host family event at museum

The Northern Echo: Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry will be at the Yorkshire Museum © Grayson Perry

12:10am Monday 21st April 2014

TURNER award winning artist Grayson Perry is to host a night of bear-themed events at a museum next month.

Dawn French coming to York's Barbican

The Northern Echo: Dawn French

5:34pm Monday 21st April 2014

Music festival: The York Spring Festival of New Music - covering every genre from pop to classical - will take place from May 9 to 11 at various venues. For full details visit

Archbishop's Easter message highlights tax avoidance and human trafficking

The Northern Echo: Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu baptises Beverley Forde outside York Minster

2:31pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE ARCHBISHOP of York used his Easter Day sermon to highlight human trafficking, child sex abuse, gender-based violence and tax avoidance.

Family of missing soldier make sad journey north after body discovered

The Northern Echo: Tyler Pearson

4:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE death toll in the rivers of York this year has risen to three with the tragic discovery of the body of a young man.

Archbishop follows Maundy Thursday tradition

The Northern Echo: Dr Sentamu washes the feet of Kate Whitworth.

3:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Archbishop of York followed one of the great Christian tradition when he washed the feet of 12 people today, April 17.

New people come forward in hunt for missing Claudia

The Northern Echo: Plea for information on 39th birthday of Claudia Lawrence

2:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EFFORTS to solve the riddle of the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have been given renewed impetus as more leads emerge.

Body is found by police searching for missing soldier

The Northern Echo: Tyler Pearson

12:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The body of a man was recovered from the River Ouse in York this morning by police who have been searching for missing soldier Tyler Pearson.

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.

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.

Classical singer wins $10,000 prize

The Northern Echo: MUSIC AWARD: Rebecca Newman

1:54pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOPRANO singer Rebecca Newman has become the first classical winner of a global music competition.

Free parking boost for historic city centre

5:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FREE car parking is being brought in for restricted car parks in the heart of York city centre. Visitors have long complained about the cost of car parking the city, from spring bank holiday on May 26 selected car parks run by City of York Council will be free between 8am and 11am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

High hopes for bird-lovers

The Northern Echo: Peregrine Falcon

5:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEST box with a view has been installed on the University of York’s 60-metre high boilerhouse chimney - in a bid to attract peregrine falcons to the campus. The new high rise box and perch have been installed on the highest point on the university’s Heslington West site as part of efforts to increase the diversity of wildlife on the 500-acre campus. More than 150 bat, owl and bird boxes have also been installed in woodland areas.

Street thug attacks car - with his head

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

12:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE are trying to track down a street thug – after he attacked a car with his head.

Free wif-fi to expand

4:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

CITY of York Council has announced that its successful free Wi-Fi pilot in the city centre is to be expanded and will include all six current park-and-ride terminals across the city. It will be delivered in three phases, the first of which will be available ahead of the Tour De France coming to the city, in July. The fully supported service will be free, will operate round-the-clock and will be of such high quality that it will be able to support streaming services such as BBC iPlayer.

Royal salute for Queen's birthday

The Northern Echo: Anne Riley will receive Maundy Money on her 75th birthday from The Queen

3:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

GUNNERS from Topcliffe, near Thirsk, will fire a 21-gun Royal salute in York’s Museum gardens at noon on Easter Monday, April 21, to mark the Queen’s 88th birthday. The new Royal Armoured Corps band will provide military music as its marches from Duncombe Place at 10.45 am to the gardens.

Farmer trapped in potato harvester fights back after suffering horrific injuries

The Northern Echo: Darren Taylor at home with his wife Nicky

2:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FARMER who suffered horrific injuries when he became trapped in a potato harvester is now on the road to recovery .

New role at rail museum

The Northern Echo: Special trains are to run to Shildon for Mallard's anniversary visit

6:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN who first visited the National Railway Museum as a five-year-old on the day after it opened in 1975 has now returned as its head curator.

Search for missing soldier continues

The Northern Echo: Tyler Pearson

6:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE search for missing soldier Tyler Pearson has been continuing, with help from some high-tech equipment.

History search under church

6:34pm Friday 11th April 2014

An archaeological dig has started at a medieval church in York city-centre in the hope of finding medieval, Viking and Roman artefacts. The dig at the Church of All Saints in North Street will continue in phases until October.

Donkey to lead Palm Sunday procession

The Northern Echo: Decisions made about York’s Local Plan will have a severe impact the city’s future

4:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A HUMBLE donkey will lead clergy and churchgoers through the streets of York this weekend to mark the start of Holy Week.

New £90m shopping centre with John Lewis store opens for business

The Northern Echo: Inside the new John Lewis store at York

3:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A £90m shopping centre opened on the outskirts of York this morning (April 10), which has included a £15m John Lewis store.

Tea and sympathy - 24-hours a day

The Northern Echo: The wartime canteen on what is now platform one of York station.

2:26pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ROUND-the-clock opening is nothing new when it comes to keeping hungry people fed and watered.

Get snapping for the big show

The Northern Echo: Managing Woodlands for Wildlife

3:38pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS of all ages are being urged to get out their cameras and capture some inspiring images of their favourite woodland.

Controversial bridge closure comes to sudden end

The Northern Echo: Lendal Bridge as seen from the Aviva building

1:01pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE controversial closure of a city centre bridge in the region’s tourism capital will come to an end this weekend.

VIDEO: Cyclist films fellow pedallers' bad behaviour on helmet cam

The Northern Echo: A still from a cyclists helmet camera.

12:22pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CYCLIST has become so fed up of his fellow pedallers’ bad behaviour on York’s roads that he has produced a video exposing their misdemeanours.

Bogus police now sought by the real thing

The Northern Echo: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:33pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

TWO men who posed as plain-clothes police officers are now being hunted by the real thing.

Tour de France immortalised in glass

The Northern Echo: Artist Caryl Hallett with her Tour de France stained glass window.

12:19pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE Tour de France’s imminent arrival in North Yorkshire has been immortalised in spectacular style.

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.

All change at Breakfast Show

6:32pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Georgey Spanswick is to be BBC Radio York's new breakfast show presenter. She currently hosts the Late Show on BBC stations across Yorkshire and is taking over from Adam Tomlinson, who has fronted the programme for the past six years. He will now co-present the Afternoon Show alongside Anna Wallace.

Investigation into udder tampering at Great Yorkshire Show concludes

The Northern Echo: Some untampered cow's udders pictured yesterday

8:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

A NINE month investigation into an udder tampering scandal at the Great Yorkshire Show has resulted in the exhibitors involved agreeing not to show again.

34-year sentence for former soldier who murdered York estate agent and tried to kill her friend in "savage" nine-hour attack

The Northern Echo:

4:50pm Monday 7th April 2014

A FORMER Army officer who stabbed and smothered an estate agent and a colleague as he held them hostage for more than eight hours has been jailed for life.

Council stop issuing fine over controversial York bridge

The Northern Echo: The Lendal Bridge

10:57am Monday 7th April 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have stopped issuing fines to drivers breaching controversial traffic rules on York’s Lendal Bridge and Coppergate – but are recording the routes in case penalties can be handed out later.

Cycling fan paves the way for his heroes

The Northern Echo: Mike Hughes, who is to ride the Tour de France route just hours before the stars

4:41pm Monday 7th April 2014

CYCLING enthusiast Mike Hughes will not just be following this year’s Tour de France when it comes to Yorkshire – he will be among those leading the way.

Legendary pantomime dame backs prostate cancer fun run

The Northern Echo: PANTO FAVOURITE: Berwick Kaler as Widow Twankey in Aladdin And The Twankies at York Theatre Royal

3:55pm Monday 7th April 2014

ONE of the most recognisable stars of pantomime is to back a fun run for prostate cancer.

York City Council set to challenge ruling over controversial traffic ban that has seen 63,000 motorists fined

The Northern Echo: Coun Dave Merrett, City of York Council's cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability, standing on Lendal Bridge shortly after the start of the trial closure

3:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A COUNCIL looks set to appeal against a ruling that questioned the legality of its flagship congestion-busting scheme.

Search resumes for York teenager missing in River Ouse

The Northern Echo: Tyler Pearson

10:42am Saturday 5th April 2014

DIVERS will resume their search today for the York teenager who went missing after attempting to swim across the River Ouse.

Racecourse to herald 50th anniversary of injured jockeys' charity

The Northern Echo: Thirsk racecourse in 1978 when he won on Vimy Ridge ahead of Ron Barry and Jonjo O’Neill,

11:55am Sunday 6th April 2014

THIRSK Racecourse’s first meeting of the season will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Injured Jockeys Fund. The charity has spent more than £17m in helping over 1,000 jockeys whose injuries have forced some of them to give up riding. Racing on Saturday (April 12) will start at 2.15pm. For details, visit

River search - missing man confirmed as local soldier

The Northern Echo: Missing - Signaller Tyler Pearson.

3:23pm Friday 4th April 2014

POLICE searching for a man who has gone missing in the River Ouse have confirmed he is a serving soldier.

Bridge closure is legal, council insists

The Northern Echo: Lendal Bridge as seen from the Aviva building

6:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE authority behind the controversial closure of a city centre bridge has insisted the scheme is legal.

Ten years of fair trading

The Northern Echo: York Central MP Hugh Bayley

4:04pm Friday 4th April 2014

YORK Central’s Labour MP Hugh Bayley has tabled an early day motion in the House of Commons recognising the achievement of York in celebrating ten years of being a Fairtrade city. He praised the commitment of the York Fair Trade Forum and the role played by local shops, schools, businesses and universities in achieving the status.

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.

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