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NEWS FROM YOUR AREA

Children rescued after getting stuck on funfair ride 15 feet up

The Northern Echo: Overhual of services for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

9:16pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued three youngsters from a funfair ride in North Yorkshire.

Leeming airmen take on tough challenge to help babies

The Northern Echo: TOTAL WARRIOR: The team are all smiles efore the gruelling event.

7:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEAM of dedicated airmen battled against the elements to raise cash for a local hospice.

Legendary wartime "angels" inspire a new generation

The Northern Echo: ANGELIC ART: Mark Smith of York Castle museum holds two watercolours by Alfred Pearse, themed on the legend of the Angels of Mons.

3:25pm Monday 18th August 2014

THEY were said to have protected British troops in the first major battle of the First World War – and now they are inspiring children through art.

Riverside cordoned off after serious sex attack

12:27pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A MAJOR investigation is underway after a teenage girl was the victim of a serious sexual attack.

Pressures of power drove King Richard to drink

The Northern Echo: DRINK PROBLEM: King Richard III.

11:56am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE pressures of power drove King Richard III to drink, according to new evidence uncovered in a documentary about the medieval monarch.

Cyclist, 77, dies after collision with elderly pedestrian

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

2:36pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A 77-YEAR-OLD cyclist has died after colliding with an elderly pedestrian on a rural lane.

Veterans to share their experiences of D-Day

The Northern Echo: D-DAY RECALLED:Troops make their way up the Normandy beaches while facing heavy fire in June, 1944.

2:28pm Thursday 14th August 2014

VETERANS of the biggest seaborne invasion in history will be talking about their experiences to the public next week.

First-hand true story of the horror of the First World War

The Northern Echo: DIARY KEEPER: Wass Reader is standing in the wagon, third from left, in this picture. (Courtesy of Hedon Museum)

4:36pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WILLIAM “Wass” Reader fought in the Middle East, taking part in the Palestine Campaign between 1917 and 1918, but little is known about the man himself other than he survived the war.

Roxy blooms with flower power

The Northern Echo: FLOWER POWER: Susanne Guthrie with her campervan Roxy at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

3:14pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

WHEN she was born back in 1966, Yellow Submarine topped the charts and flower power was at its height – but Roxy still doesn’t look a day older.

Arrest after man stabbed in York

12:29pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition after being stabbed in York.

Assize of Ale harks back to medieval times

5:45pm Friday 8th August 2014

A PUB crawl that dates back to medieval times will be taking place this weekend in York.

York streets submerged in water after heavy downpour

5:44pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TORRENTIAL downpour today (Friday, August 8) has left York’s drainage systems unable to cope again, leaving roads flooded.

Four friends put "hit and miss" training behind them as they cycle the country

The Northern Echo: LONG HAUL: Austin Gregg, from Masham, who has set himself the tough challenge of cycling the length of the country

5:48pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A GROUP of four friends are due to set off on the most challenging ride of their life when they attempt to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End in nine days.

After battle over his remains ends, details emerge for Richard III's re-burial

The Northern Echo: Richard III is observed by Natalie McCaul, curator of Archeology at the Yorkshire Museum.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6531130)

3:54pm Thursday 7th August 2014

DETAILS of the reburial of Richard III have finally been announced, following the failure of a High Court bid to see him re-interred in York.

Woman who banked thousands from handbag parties sold counterfeit goods

The Northern Echo: HANDBAG SCAM: Fiona Taylor leaves Teesside Crown Court. (9023500)

6:32am Thursday 7th August 2014

A WOMAN banked more than £400,000 from sales of counterfeit designer handbags, a court has been told.

Five-star hotel changes hands

5:26pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE only five-star hotel in the region’s tourist capital has been sold for an undisclosed sum.

Concern as girl, 16, disappears

The Northern Echo: MISSING GIRL: Dilka Alessia Batepola Arachchige.

1:45pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

POLICE are trying to trace a teenage girl who disappeared from her home earlier this week.

Cancer patient plans to raise money to help others

The Northern Echo: Matthew Ascough: Raising money for cancer support

1:43pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A 27 year old man who says he has been given a second chance at life after beating cancer is hoping to raise £10,000 to help other patients.

Man in court charged with murder

The Northern Echo:

1:30pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a North Yorkshire resident found in a car with fatal stab wounds.

Police name man found dead in car

The Northern Echo: Mark Berneyt: Ripley murder victim

5:42pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Police have named a man who was found with stab wounds in a car as inquiries continue into his death.

Urban beach bring the seaside to town

The Northern Echo: Henshaw's beach: L to R, Richard Tollemarche, Art Maker Paul Carr, Art Maker and Maria Dawbarn, Centre Manager.

5:45pm Monday 4th August 2014

A LANDLOCKED town 70 miles from the sea has created it’s own beach to make sure residents don’t miss out on summer at the seaside.

Alternative Carnivale King crowned

The Northern Echo: NEW ROYAL: York Dungeon's Carnivale King Andy Harrison with Madam Caroline

2:50pm Monday 4th August 2014

A TOURIST attraction’s search for a king or queen to reign over its summer show is over – after crowning its king without a sequin in sight.

Police arrest man on suspicion of murder after Ripley stabbing

The Northern Echo: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

11:06am Monday 4th August 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 44-year-old man was stabbed at Ripley in North Yorkshire on Sunday evening.

Minster prayer vigil to mark outbreak of war

The Northern Echo: MODERN ART: Young offenders help to create art work for WWI memorial

4:39pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A PRAYER vigil will take place at York Minster following a service of commemoration to mark the outbreak of the First World War.

Cemetery researchers hope to track down descendants to present medal

3:21pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

GENEALOGISTS hope the descendants of one soldier will be able to claim his Victory Medal when they hold a day of commemoration at a cemetery.

Countdown begins to Countryside Live

The Northern Echo: HOT WORK: A farrier competes at last year's Countryside Live.

12:51pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the event known as the “little sister” of the Great Yorkshire Show – and tickets have now gone on sale.

Bookies shop' held up at knifepoint

5:57pm Friday 1st August 2014

A ROBBER held up a bookmakers at knifepoint before fleeing on foot with a haul of cash.

Former footballer's hotel on sale for £1.2m

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3:25pm Friday 1st August 2014

AN AWARD winning hotel owned by former Darlington and Sunderland footballer Marco Gabbiadini and his wife Deborah has been placed up for sale with a price tag of £1.2m.

21st-century protection for 15th-century treasure

The Northern Echo: Protective glass returns to the Great East Window of York Minster six years after it was removed with Tony Cattle , Master Glazier   Picture Frank Dwyer (8788853)

4:44pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AFTER six years of meticulous work on one of the most iconic stained glass windows in the country a significant milestone has now been reached.

Maize maze delights Chernobyl children

The Northern Echo: MAZE FUN: Chernobyl youngsters enjoying their North Yorkshire day out.

2:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from the still suffering scene of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster enjoyed a fun-packed day in the sun in North Yorkshire.

Wood that survived Minster blaze to be sold to highest bidder

The Northern Echo: FOR SALE: A face is just about  visible in this original boss from York Minster's South Transept roof .

2:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

REMNANTS of a blaze that shocked the nation 30 years ago are to go on sale to the public.

Green flag for spa gardens

The Northern Echo: GREEN FLAG: Ripon Spa Gardens

12:10am Monday 28th July 2014

A CATHEDRAL city’s gardens have been named one of the best green spaces in Britain – for the 14th time in a row.

20 arrests after night of alcohol-fuelled disorder on York's streets

The Northern Echo:

12:32pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE arrested 20 people on an evening of alcohol-fuelled disorder in York which left one man with serious head injuries.

Search for alternative beauty queen

The Northern Echo: BEAUTY PAGEANT: Ringmaster Walter and his wife Madame Caroline. York Dungeon is looking for its own beauty queens or kings

4:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A YORK attraction is searching for a beauty queen with a difference to reign over its summer sideshow, Carnivale.

Claudia Lawrence police probe concludes at pub

The Northern Echo: POLICE HUNT: A forensics officer examines a first floor room at The Acomb pub, York

2:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have concluded their search of a pub.

Old goat still going strong

The Northern Echo: Daisy (foreground), from the Easingwold Maize Maze. Her owners wonder if she is the oldest pygmy goat in the world

7:28pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FARMER thinks he may have the oldest pygmy goat in the world.

Is former TV newsreader Selina Scott set for role as Richmond MP?

The Northern Echo:

6:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORMER TV presenter Selina Scott has been approached by top Tories to put her name forward for a North Yorkshire conservative seat, according to close friends.

Police appeal for help in finding wanted man

The Northern Echo: POLICE APPEAL: Michael William Powell, who is wanted by North Yorkshire Police for recall to prison

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in locating a wanted man.

Bid to tackle suicides at stations

The Northern Echo: RAIL CAMPAIGN: Dr Ian Watt, director of the Northallerton and the Dales branch of the Samaritans

4:44pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Samaritans has joined forces with rail company bosses in a bid to reduce suicides on the tracks.

Images released of man wanted over early morning train sex act

The Northern Echo: POLICE APPEAL: A CCTV image of a man wanted over a sex act on a York to Thirsk train

4:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

DETECTIVES have released images of a man wanted over a sex act on an early morning train.

Three sets of siblings to take to the stage

The Northern Echo: IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR STREET: Christian and Caitlin Calgie, from Great Ayton, preparing for their roles in Our House in York.

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

THREE sets of siblings from the Hambleton area will be taking to the stage this summer for a large theatre production.

Air ambulance pilot - who rescued Richard Hammond - retires

The Northern Echo: RETIREMENT: Yorkshire Air Ambulance's Captain Steve Cobb

5:10pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE PILOT who flew BBC presenter Richard Hammond to hospital after his high-speed crash has retired after a decade with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Honours for Yorkshire's Gary Verity

The Northern Echo: Gary Verity pictured at The University of York after collecting his honourary degree.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8382343)

3:31pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE man who brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire has been awarded an honorary doctorate.

Surgery woman critically injured

2:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN 88-year-old woman is fighting for her life after a lorry reversed into her in the car park of a GP surgery. The woman, from York, sustained a serious injury to a leg outside Clifton Health Centre, Water Lane, York, at 2.45pm on Thursday (July 17). She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where her condition is described as critical, but stable. Witness should phone police on 101.

Man arrested after jumping into York river twice while drunk

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6:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested by North Yorkshire Police after jumping into the River Ouse, in York, twice today.

Crossbow man leaps from window after three-hour police stand-off

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

6:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN with a crossbow who sparked a three-hour stand-off with armed police is undergoing medical checks after leaping from a window.

Two seriously injured in head-on smash between bus and car

The Northern Echo:

8:52pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TWO people were seriously injured tonight in a head-on crash between a car and a bus.

Rare insect - not seen in Britain for several years - discovered in city centre

The Northern Echo: ENDANGERED: The extremely rare White-spotted Black micro moth, discovered in York city centre

4:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A NATIONALLY rare moth which has never before been spotted in Yorkshire has appeared in an unlikely location.

Police search beauty spot after man charged with murder of missing woman

The Northern Echo: Missing woman:Gemma disappeared 14 years ago

5:53pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

POLICE have searched one of the region's best known beauty spots after a man was charged with the murder of a woman who disappeared 14-years ago.

York Theatre Royal's £4.1m revamp plan unveiled

The Northern Echo: FRESH LOOK: An artist's impression of the new-look York Theatre Royal

1:24pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A £4.1m plan to redevelop York Theatre Royal will sustain the future of England's longest running theatre outside London for the next 60 years, bosses say.



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