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Crowds flock to final agricultural show of the season

The Northern Echo: Cattle champion: Heather Marks with her prize winning Limousin

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GLORIOUS sunshine brought over 17,000 people from across the North to the final show of the agricultural season.

Woman, 85, dies after village crossroads crash

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

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN 85-YEAR-OLD woman has died following a crash at a village crossroads.

Samaritan punched

1:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A MAN who appeared lost punched a 17-year-old girl in the face after she went to see if she could help. The teenager, suffered a bruised eye and was left traumatised by the assault on a cycle path, off Woodfield Road, Harrogate, at 1.30pm on Friday, September 19. Afterwards her attacker, described as slim, white, 5ft 9in tall, aged 20 to 25, ran off. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or email

Tethered horse dies after knife attack

The Northern Echo: ANIMAL ATTACK: The three-year-old gelding, which was put down after suffering five knife wounds

5:53pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A HORSE has been put down after being repeatedly stabbed with a knife.

Instrument dealers urged to help track down stolen 19th century violin

The Northern Echo: MUSICAL PLEA: The 19th Century violin, which was stolen in June 2013

5:21pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ANTIQUES, music and collectables dealers are being urged to help police investigating the theft of a 19th Century miniature violin.

Road tax payers can celebrate birth of notorious highwayman

The Northern Echo: ROAD TAXES: An actor from the York Dungeon at the grave of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin

12:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

TO MARK the birth of highwayman Dick Turpin – and the death of the road tax disc – a tourist attraction is offering free entry to certain law-abiding citizens.

Detectives hunt convicted burglar

The Northern Echo: PRISON RECALL: Burglar Kevin Lewis

12:57pm Saturday 20th September 2014

DETECTIVES are hunting a convicted burglar who is suspected of committing a further offence.

Videos: Poignant pleas on river safety unveiled by those who lost loved ones

The Northern Echo: SAFETY PLEA: Jackie Roberts, mother of Megan Roberts, during the river safety meeting at West Offices. Picture: Mike Tipping

7:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE families of three young people who died in York’s rivers this year have backed sweeping measures to improve safety near the city’s waterways.

York Festival of Food and Drink visitors to sample cream of Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: FOOD FOCUS: Staff at El Piano, in York, get ready for a fundraising event during the York Food Festival

6:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

VISITORS to a ten-day celebration of Yorkshire cuisine will be invited to sample the county's best culinary creations.

Migraine sufferer gets new lease of life from new migraine technology

The Northern Echo: NEW TECHNOLOGY: Sue Anderson wearing Cefaly

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN who suffered from debilitating migraines for 30 years has been thrown a lifeline after being put on a trial for a piece of equipment that creates a sedative effect.

Researchers to reveal secrets of ancient artefacts

The Northern Echo: ANCIENT FIND: Sarah King, of Yorkshire Museums Trust, with an ichthyosaur Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

5:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PREDATORY marine reptiles that swam the world's oceans 200 million years ago, huge Yorkshire hyaenas and the secrets of Roman burials will be among the subjects experts reveal details about at an event to highlight their research.

Former trainer and jump jockey to battle corruption charges

The Northern Echo:

4:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORMER racehorse trainer and a top jockey have pledged to battle corruption charges relating to 57 races.

Escapologist to attempt jailbreak feat that Houdini refused

The Northern Echo: JAIL BREAK: Weasel Dandaw, who will attempt to escape from a York Castle Prison cell

3:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A WORLD record holding escapologist is set to attempt to escape from Dick Turpin's jail cell - a feat Houdini is said to have refused to attempt.

Robber steals schoolgirl's shoes and socks

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

6:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TEENAGE girl is recovering after being knocked down by a robber who stole her shoes and socks.

Pair charged with murdering man who died two years after attack

The Northern Echo: FATAL INJURIES: Stephen Eastwood

5:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO people have appeared in court accused of murdering a man who died more than two years after being attacked.

Skeleton scans reveal Richard III died in hail of blows

The Northern Echo: BATTLE WOUNDS: A scan showing injuries to the skull of King Richard III, who died in the thick of battle after losing his helmet

4:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

KING Richard III was probably killed during a group or sustained attack in which he received two blows to the head, scientists have concluded.

Frustrated baker in court for headbutting faulty sausage roll machine

The Northern Echo: Sausage roll lovers rejoice, you can scoff your favourite savoury snack without fear of police retribution

3:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HOT-headed baker who headbutted a sausage roll making machine has ended up with a financial headache.

Businesses left unpaid as festival company stops trading

The Northern Echo: Galtres Festival: Concert goers set up camp at Duncombe Park

6:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FESTIVAL organisers last night (Monday, Sept 15) said they intend to repay traders who claim they have been left high and dry and owed thousands of pounds.

Two arrested over hammer murder

The Northern Echo:

11:37am Monday 15th September 2014

TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man with a hammer on an abandoned car dealership site.

Police investigate 1,000-tonne haystack fire

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

3:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FIRE which destroyed about 1,000 tonnes of baled hay in a field near York could have been started by arsonists, police believe.

Bettys picks up prestigious industry award

The Northern Echo: TOP BAKERS: Bakery general manager, Caroline Grant, with bakery operations manager, Paul Gray, and representatives from the bakery teams. Photo Justin Slee.

1:44pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A YORKSHIRE tea room and bakery famous for its continental cakes, Yorkshire treats and seasonal bakes has won a prestigious industry award.

Plans for 17,000 homes unveiled for York

The Northern Echo: HOMES PLAN: City of York Council deputy council leader Tracey Simpson-Laing, leader James Alexander, and cabinet member for planning Dave Merrett launch the new draft local plan

6:39pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEARLY 17,000 new homes are to be built in York over the next 15 years, as the city reveals its new housing proposals.

999 vehicles now helping to save the planet

3:59pm Friday 12th September 2014

A LIFE-saving fleet of ambulances will soon also be helping to save the planet.

Horse killed in lorry crash

The Northern Echo:

11:05am Thursday 11th September 2014

A HORSE has been killed in a crash with a lorry on a dual carriageway.

Historic convent stripped of lead

The Northern Echo: BAR CONVENT: Repairs to the roof expected to take a month.

6:27pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a thief who managed to strip 100 metres of lead from the roof of a historic building close to the centre of York.

Cordon thrown up after suspicious device is found

The Northern Echo:

4:18pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A SUSPECT device found in a suburban garden earlier today has now been confirmed as a live hand grenade.

Ambulance service for drunken students

2:23pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A PRIVATE ambulance will be on dedicated standby to provide emergency care for drunk students during their first week in York.

MP presses council over costs of incinerator plan alternatives

2:19pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN MP has demanded the costs of alternatives to a £1.2bn waste incinerator scheme be revealed to councillors before they vote on whether to give it the go-ahead.

Two arrested after unexplained death

7:54pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO people have been arrested following the sudden and unexplained death of a 49-year-old man.

Scientists team up with chocolatiers to create a working chocolate teapot

The Northern Echo: CHOCOLATE TEAPOT: Teapot developed by master chocolatier John Costello and his team from the Nestle Product Technology Centre (PTC) in York.

5:38pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MYTH-busting quest to create a working chocolate teapot has been successful after York chocolatiers and scientists joined forces for the challenge.

Teenagers hurt in road smash

4:36pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A TEENAGER is seriously-ill in hospital after a single-vehicle collision in which he was thrown through the car’s window.

Motorist wanted after overtaking 999 call ambulance

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

12:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MOTORISTS are being urged to provide details of a car which overtook an ambulance responding to an emergency call.

Peter Lawrence marks 2,000 days since his daughter disappeared

The Northern Echo: REFLECTION: Peter Lawrence lights a candle in memory of his missing daughter Claudia in the private chapel at the Archbishop of York's residence, Bishopthorpe Palace. PICTURE: Nigel Holland

4:35pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence has said he has felt the loss of his daughter on every one of the 2,000 days since she went missing.

Ten day comedy festival may provide Edinburgh Fringe warm-up

4:19pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A TEN-DAY comedy festival is to be hosted in York next year, which aims to emulate the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Ex soldier convicted after racially threatening legless Romanian Gypsy over 'scrounger' comments

The Northern Echo:

3:44pm Friday 5th September 2014

A LEGLESS Gypsy busker who bragged on national TV about "milking the benefits system" had to face the music when confronted by an irate viewer.

Trainspotting season at National Railway Museum set to bring on nostalgia of steam

The Northern Echo: YOUNG SPOTTERS: Ben and Harry Lumb, eight and 10, recreating nostalgic pictures

5:12pm Friday 5th September 2014

A PAIR of young train enthusiasts have helped a railway museum recreate nostalgic pictures from 1960s York Station ahead of its Trainspotting Season.

Care home to close after inspectors' remove nursing registration

2:46pm Friday 5th September 2014

A HOME for elderly and disabled people and those suffering dementia is to close after inspectors found it failed to meet their needs.

Two men re-bailed in Claudia Lawrence investigation

The Northern Echo: INVESTIGATION: A man arrested on suspicion of murdering Claudia Lawrence has been re-bailed

2:56pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A MAN arrested on suspicion of murdering Claudia Lawrence has been re-bailed as further police enquiries are made.

Teen hurt in fall from building

The Northern Echo: TEEN HURT: The Yorkshire Air Ambulance flew the teenager to hospital.

6:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A TEENAGER has been airlifted top hospital after it is believed he fell from a first floor window.

Hetton-le-Hole grandfather banned from driving for allowing unrestrained child in speeding car

The Northern Echo: DRIVING BAN: John Naisbitt leaves Northallerton Magistrates' Court after sentencing.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:42pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A GRANDFATHER has been handed a six month driving ban after police filmed him driving at 70mph with a child kneeling or standing on the front passenger seat.

Music among the locos - rail museum hosts its own festival

The Northern Echo: GOING LOCO: Beth McCarthy  prepares for this Saturday's MOR Music Festival at the National Railway Museum, York.

4:42pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BANDS and singers are preparing for a gig with a difference this weekend - amid the locos at the National Railway Museum.

Meet the team who keep cathedral alive

6:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE stoneyard of York Minster is preparing to throw open its doors to the public.

Hall plays host to the Royal Family - as seen by top photographer

The Northern Echo: ROYAL PICTURES: Clare Fletcher, at Beningbrough Hall, with one of the photographs from the exhibition of Lichfield works she has curated.

2:44pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE public is getting a rare chance to see the Royal Family as seen through the lens of one of Britain’s most renowned photographers.

Gunman on run after shop raid

5:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN armed robber who threatened two women at gunpoint before escaping with a shop’s takings is being hunted by police.

First recorded trainspotter was not man clad in anorak but 14-year-old girl Fanny Johnson

The Northern Echo: EARLY LOCO: GWR no.75 - a locomotive spotted by Fanny Johnson in 1861.

6:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT may come as a shock to most people’s preconceptions – but it seems the very first trainspotter belonged to an age when the anorak hadn’t even been heard of.

The origins of Britain's favourite apple

The Northern Echo: APPLE STORY: Freya Mawhinney from the Georgian Theatre Richmond, pictured with a basket of Ribston Pippin apples picked from the grandchild of the original 18th century tree at Ribston Hall near Knaresborough.

4:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ONE of the country’s top gardening events will be a frenzy of fruit this year as it celebrates all things apple.

Museum to host moonlight weddings

The Northern Echo: WEDDING BELLE: York's Castle Museum is the first venue in Yorkshire to be granted an evening wedding licence. Pictured is the museum's events manager Jennifer Chadwick in the museum's Victorian Street, Kirkgate.

4:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUPLES-to-be can now look forward to tying the knot in historic fashion.

Appeal as girl, 15, goes missing

5:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE are trying to trace a teenage girl who has been missing from her home since the weekend.

Archbishop calls for Government action over Iraq following massacre

1:24pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE region’s leading churchman is calling on the Government to take international leadership in helping those suffering in Iraq.

City is tops - for costly weekend away

The Northern Echo: COSTLY WEEKEND: York is the costliest city in the north for a weekend away, claims TripAdvisor.

5:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE region’s tourist capital is also the most expensive place in the North for couples planning a weekend break, according to TripAdvisor.

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