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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

The Northern Echo: (8358027)

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.

Restaurant boss ordered to share £1m lottery win with former waiter

The Northern Echo: Kapadokya restaurant in George Hudson Street. Pic: Mike Tipping (8208134)

5:50pm Monday 14th July 2014

A RESTAURANT boss has been ordered to share a £1m Euromillions jackpot with one of his former waiters.

Councillors agree to refund 60,000 motorists fined for crossing Lendal Bridge

The Northern Echo: The Lendal Bridge in York.

1:11am Saturday 12th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have decided to refund money to almost 60,000 motorists fined for driving over a North Yorkshire bridge.

Blessed be this maze

The Northern Echo: (8131193)

6:50pm Friday 11th July 2014

YORKSHIRE'S alive!

North Yorkshire man charged over murder of missing woman

6:45pm Friday 11th July 2014

A 44-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murdering a woman who went missing more than 14 years ago.

College staff to use controversial car park

6:42pm Friday 11th July 2014

A DEAL with York College will see staff use York’s latest and emptiest Pay & Display car park.

Joint fight against beggars in York

6:37pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN EFFORT to stop begging on the streets of York has been backed by the Salvation Army, council workers and the police.

Stables to throw open their doors to the public

The Northern Echo: OPEN DAY: Meet the horses, jockeys and trainers at Malton.

5:06pm Thursday 10th July 2014

LOVERS of the Sport of Kings will be able to take an in-depth look at what happens behind the scenes next month.

Amnesty over flares and smoke grenades at football ground

The Northern Echo: YORK AMNESTY: Police want fans to hand in smoke grenades and flares before match.

5:03pm Thursday 10th July 2014

POLICE are urging football fans to hand in illegal flares and smoke grenades when they hold a “pyrotechnic amnesty.”

Great Yorkshire Show overcomes Tour fever

The Northern Echo: Great Yorkshire Show 2014. Picture: Matt Clark (8091647)

4:34pm Thursday 10th July 2014

ORGANISERS of the Great Yorkshire Show said this year's event had emerged from the shadow of the Tour de France to attract a strong turnout.

Dry stone waller steers away from the traditional for a Great Yorkshire Show sculpture.

5:56pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

VISITORS at the Great Yorkshire Show can see a new eye-catching attraction take shape as they walk through one of the gates to the 250-acre site.

Kohima veterans remember their fallen comrades

5:32pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

VETERANS of one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War will remember their comrades who never returned tomorrow, July 10.

Addict jailed after killing pensioner

The Northern Echo: ELSIE MOWBRAY: Died eight days after raid.

2:43pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A DRUG addict who killed a pensioner during a botched burglary on New Year’s Day has been jailed for a total of 12 years.

Government news on investment overshadowed at Great Yorkshire Show by farmers' anger over plummeting beef prices

The Northern Echo:

5:58pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

GOOD news was overshadowed by mounting fury from farmers battling plummeting beef prices as the agricultural industry gathered for the 156th Great Yorkshire Show.

Bright outlook as Great Yorkshire Show gets underway

The Northern Echo:

9:40am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE Tour de France frenzy is over but huge crowds are now descending on the region again – this time for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Search launched for missing woman

The Northern Echo: LISA SAVAGE: Growing concerns for missing woman.

1:59pm Monday 7th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracking down a woman who has gone missing from home.

Fears grow for missing woman

The Northern Echo:

11:54am Monday 7th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracking down a woman who has gone missing from home.

Heavens above! The biggest banner yet?

The Northern Echo: MINSTER TRIBUTE: The banner 200ft up the Central Tower.

1:57pm Saturday 5th July 2014

THE streets may be filled with yellow bunting– but those who turn out to watch the Tour in York will probably miss the biggest yellow jersey of them all.

Show will be a right Royal occasion

The Northern Echo: SILVER SCULPTURE: Steve Medhi with his four-metre replica of the Yorkshire Man of Steel on the President's Lawn at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

5:23pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE Tour de France crowds will have barely dispersed before North Yorkshire again hosts one of the biggest events of its kind.

Driver killed in traffic accident

2:43pm Friday 4th July 2014

A WOMAN has died in a road crash.

Tea and tranquility away from the action

1:54pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE action may be frantic on the route – but at least one site will remain an oasis of calm.

Amateurs lead the way in Stage One

The Northern Echo: POWER PELOTON:  The amateur riders gather before the off.

1:41pm Friday 4th July 2014

FIFTEEN amateur cyclists will be giving their all for charity as they ride Stage One of the Tour just a few hours ahead of the professionals.

Harrogate Tour de France organisers overcome congestion ahead of event

The Northern Echo: FINAL PREPARATIONS: Tour de France lorries arriving in Harrogate to start setting up facilities at the finish for the opening stage of the race  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

2:45pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

ORGANISERS of Tour de France events in a town the race will visit on both opening stages said their plans for tackling congestion have already proved successful.

Ewe-nique view of the Tour - thanks to sheepcams

The Northern Echo: WOOLY SNAPPER:  Ian Hammond and one of his sheepcams prepare for the tour.

2:05pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

EWE won’t believe it but it’s true – the most unlikely team of photographers will be out capturing the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France this weekend.

Porridge and spam fritters helping woman through ration book challenge

The Northern Echo: WAR TIME SPIRIT: Former flight lieutenant Sally Barber, from Harrogate, is embarking on a Second World War ration book challenge to raise money for the Royal British Legion

1:18pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A FORMER RAF officer is surviving on a wartime ration diet of spam fritters and porridge for four months as she immerses herself in the 1940s.

Renowned painting damaged as railway museum sets up event

The Northern Echo: Waterloo Station: Painted by Terence Cuneo in 1967

6:41pm Monday 30th June 2014

A PAINTING of national importance - worth thousands of pounds - has been damaged in an accident at the National Railway Museum.

Missing man could be in York area

The Northern Echo: ROBERT DANE: May be in York area.

3:33pm Friday 27th June 2014

POLICE are attempting to trace a missing man who may be somewhere in the York area.

£10m hall approved for Great Yorkshire Showground

The Northern Echo: GRAND DESIGN: An artist's impression of the new £10m hall at the Great Yorkshire Showground

5:11pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE organisation behind the biggest agricultural show in the North has been granted planning permission for a £10m exhibition hall.

End national scandal of poverty, says Archbishop of York

The Northern Echo: LIVING WAGE COMMISSION: Archbishop of York John Sentamu

10:01am Tuesday 24th June 2014

MEASURES should be taken to cut the number of low-paid workers by a million to end the "national scandal" of poverty, according to a new report.

Man admits killing pensioner, 87, in North Yorkshire burglary

5:47pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A MAN has admitted killing a 87-year-old woman when he burgled her home on New Year's Day.



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