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Senior clergyman steps down over handling of child abuse allegations

The Northern Echo: STEPPED DOWN: Lord David Hope. Picture John Giles / PA

6:04pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SENIOR clergyman in a Yorkshire diocese has resigned after a report criticised his handling of allegations of child abuse by a former cathedral dean.

Woman hit by heavy goods lorry in Sandsend, near Whitby

4:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has suffered serious leg injuries after being hit by a heavy goods lorry at on the A174 at Sandsend, near Whitby.

Police officers honoured for quick-thinking to save lives in river rescues

The Northern Echo: BRAVERY AWARDS: Police officers, PCSOs and members of the public receiving awards for bravery

3:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE officers have been awarded for their bravery at a ceremony at their North Yorkshire headquarters.

Warning after cash trapping devices found on ATMs

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

CUSTOMERS taking money out at cash machines are being warned to be aware of “cash trapping” devices, after one was found on an ATM in a North Yorkshire.

Castle Howard's annual NSPCC Christmas Fair will be opened by the Apprentice's Nick Hewer

The Northern Echo: CHRISTMAS FAIR: Castle Howard

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHRISTMAS fair to fundraise for a child protection charity will be opened by Apprentice star and Lord Alan Sugar’s right hand man, Nick Hewer.

Illuminating York festival expected to draw more than 50,000

The Northern Echo: ILLUMINATING YORK: Hidden Worlds being projected onto the York Crown Court Building, in the centre of York.Picture: Kippa Matthews

6:03pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FESTIVAL of lights to show off York’s heritage buildings in a blaze of colour is expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors.

Police hunting late-night attacker release CCTV image

The Northern Echo: CCTV IMAGE: The man police would like to talk to.

5:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the assault of a woman who was followed home from work in the early hours.

Woman arrested after bus smash

3:46pm Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with a police car and went on to plough into a bus.

Modest man at centre of York's most famous ghost story passes away

The Northern Echo:

4:34pm Sunday 26th October 2014

THE MAN who was at the centre of one of the world’s most well-known ghost sightings has died.

MP claims brigade move a "waste of money"

6:52pm Sunday 26th October 2014

AN MP claims moving a brigade headquarters from York to Catterick Garrison is a “waste of public money” and has written to the defence minister.

Woman followed home and attacked by man

5:58pm Sunday 26th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old woman was followed home and attacked by a man.

Tattoo artists head to spa town for celebration of inky art form

The Northern Echo: INK WORK: Tattoo Royale, one of the biggest public body art shows, was in Harrogate over the weekend. Terri Davidson gets a tattoo by artist Ann-Marie Shand. Picture: Doug Moody Photography

5:53pm Sunday 26th October 2014

TATTOO ARTISTS from across the country converged on the spa town of Harrogate at the weekend for a celebration of the art form.

Appeal as teenager goes missing

The Northern Echo:

1:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are asking members of the public to look out for a teenage girl who has gone missing from her home.

Volunteers plant thousands of trees

The Northern Echo: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: The team that helped plant 3,000 trees.

6:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS have been digging deep in their efforts to preserve the environment.

Probe launched into alleged sex attack in woods

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

6:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating reports of a sexual attack in woods close to a residential area.

Sweet shop offering crispy locusts and chewy mealworms for Halloween

The Northern Echo: TRICK OR TREAT: York Dungeon is offering visitors to the Witchety Grub Tuck Shop some unsavoury treats this Halloween

5:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SWEET shop stocked with toe-curling surprises such as chewy mealworms, crispy locusts and tooth-crunching crickets has been created for Halloween.

Police blitz against travelling criminals

The Northern Echo: POLICE BLITZ: A car is seized during the operation.

4:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOUR people were arrested during a police day of action aimed at deterring travelling criminals.

Euro-boost for innovative film made in North Yorkshire

4:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOVIE produced as a result of an academic-industry partnership is flying the flag for UK independent film-makers with screenings at international festivals in Europe.

Police investigate alleged assault

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOODED area just outside York was cordoned off this morning, October 23, after an alleged sexual assault.

Rail museum among the most accessible attractions in the country

The Northern Echo: RAIL MUSEUM: Among the most accessible attractions in the country.

2:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the region’s biggest attractions is also among the most accessible in the country, a new survey has found.

Major redevelopment plan takes big step closer

6:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LANDMARK deal has been signed to start the redevelopment of a 35-hectare site in the centre of York.

Appeal to find missing woman

The Northern Echo: POLICE APPEAL: Roksana Baran, who is missing from her home in Harrogate

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a woman missing since the weekend.

Police appeal over missing York man Clive Nicholson

The Northern Echo:

10:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE have issued an urgent appeal to help find a man who is missing from his home in Dunnington, York. Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday, October 19.

Murder victim's name will live on through new charity

5:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

FRIENDS and colleagues of a woman murdered a year ago have launched a charitable trust in her name.

Have-a-go heroes save woman from river

The Northern Echo: WOMAN SAVED: The woman was rescued near York's Millennium Bridge.

4:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO men have been hailed as heroes after leaping into a river to save the life of a woman.

Flasher on loose after two incidents in York

3:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are asking the public for help following two incidents of indecent exposure on successive days.

Fire in York property after e-cigarette charger set alight

6:43pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THREE people have suffered smoke inhalation after two e-cigarettes caught fire while charging.

Young train spotters encouraged to visit National Railway Museum, York

The Northern Echo: YOUNG SPOTTER: Elizabeth Stockton, three, at the National Railway Museum

6:06pm Sunday 19th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to join in a trainspotting adventure at the National Railway Museum to dispel misconceptions about the pastime.

Iconic Yorkshire tea room to feature on Downton Abbey

The Northern Echo: SNAP SHOT: A screen grab of the Bettys appearance in Downton Abbey. Photographer: Nick Briggs

5:33pm Friday 17th October 2014

A YORKSHIRE tea room is to make a cameo appearance in the next episode of the hugely-popular period drama Downton Abbey.

Horse shooting: Arrested men are released

4:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

TWO men who were arrested after a horse was shot dead and then dumped in a garden have now been released from custody.

Arrests as horse killed and dumped in North Yorkshire garden

The Northern Echo:

1:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO men have been arrested after a horse was killed and dumped in a garden overnight.

Manchester United star striker Falcao has Yorkshire roots

The Northern Echo:

1:57pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MANCHESTER United star striker Radamel Falcao's great-grandfather was a Yorkshireman, his father has revealed.

Two arrested after horse is shot dead

The Northern Echo: The GG Centre in Raskelf.

6:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A HORSE was shot dead and then dumped in a garden after an alleged dispute with an equestrian centre.

After my dad, Boycott is greatest living Yorkshireman, says Shadow Commons leader Andrea Eagle

The Northern Echo: GUEST SPEAKER: Geoff Boycott, pictured at Middlesbrough’s Acklam Park while making his 150th – and penultimate – century against Leicestershire in 1986, will tonight be part of Yorkshire’s 150th anniversary celebrations

1:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SHADOW leader of the Commons Angela Eagle said she believes her father is the "greatest living Yorkshireman" as she congratulated her opposite number and Richmond MP William Hague on his swansong address to his party's conference - before insisting it is in fact cricketer Geoffrey Boycott.

Footballer who survived a heart attack on the pitch joins mass CPR training day

The Northern Echo: FOOTBALL SURVIVOR: Fabrice Muamba at Fulford School with the man who helped restart  his heart, Dr Andrew Deaner .

5:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

HEART attack survivor Fabrice Muamba has given his support to a huge initiative which could save thousands of lives.

Show's sheep will go like fleece lightning

The Northern Echo: GOING GOOD: Emma Tingle and Ian Close, of Yorkshire Young Farmers Clubs, trying their hand at sheep racing, watched by show director Bill Cowling.

2:25pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THEY will never make to the Derby - but sheep are about to make their racing debut at one of the region’s leading shows.

Two more in court over after weekend death

5:54pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO more men have appeared in court today (Wednesday October 15), in connection with the death of 21-year-old Sam Wilson last weekend.

Two more men charged over York death

The Northern Echo:

10:19pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the death of a man in York have charged two more men in connection with the enquiry.

Former dining pub owner cleared of role in £35m mortgage scam

5:49pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE former owner of a fine dining pub has been cleared of taking part in a mortgage fraud scam worth £35m.

Arsonist endangered lives with car fire

4:37pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DETECTIVES said an arson attack on a car parked outside a house could have had devastating consequences.

Man in court following York death

5:57pm Monday 13th October 2014

A MAN charged with the manslaughter of a 21-year-old in York has been granted conditional bail by magistrates.

Show director stands down

The Northern Echo: Bill Cowling: Director of the Great Yorkshire Show is to step down after ten years

5:42pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE Director of the Great Yorkshire Show is to step down after a decade of helping to develop it into one of Britain’s leading agricultural events.

New movie raises fears of new spate of turtle-buying

The Northern Echo: NOT NINJAS: Terrapins at the Sea Life Centre.

5:20pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE release of a new big-budget version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has led to fears for the safety of the real creatures.

Church backs charity battle against poverty

The Northern Echo: POVERTY FIGHT: Teesside charity leader Andy Preston is forging links with the Church Urban Fund following a meeting with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

9:46pm Sunday 12th October 2014

LEADING charities are stepping up the fight against poverty and inequality with the backing of the north’s senior churchman.

Man charged after man dies in taxi collision following violent brawl

The Northern Echo:

8:22pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A MAN has tonight (Sunday October 12) been charged with manslaughter over an incident in which a 21-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi in York.

7,000 make second Yorkshire Marathon a runaway success

The Northern Echo: FOG RUNNERS: York Minster emerges from the fog as the runners pass the iconic building.

5:14pm Sunday 12th October 2014

THOUSANDS of runners ignored fog and drizzly weather to pound the streets of York and he surrounding area.

Six arrested after man involved in brawl dies after being hit by passing taxi

The Northern Echo:

1:27pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A 21-year-old man may have been involved in a brawl shortly before being fatally injured after he was knocked down by a passing taxi.

Advert for cleaning job asks for candidates who speak both English and Polish

The Northern Echo: JOB VACENCY: Cllr David Simister condemns security firm G4S for requesting cleaners speak both English and Polish

6:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A SECURITY firm has come under fire after posting a vacancy for a cleaner at a North Yorkshire magistrates’ court – looking for a preferred candidate that speaks both English and Polish.

Renegade wallaby causes traffic chaos as it goes on the hop

The Northern Echo: SAFE AGAIN: College principal, Liz Philip and Nicky Broadhead, animal unit manager at the college, with Wesley.

3:32pm Friday 10th October 2014

A RUNAWAY wallaby had emergency services on the hop when it brought rush-hour chaos to the region’s tourism capital.

Drive to support young brick makers

The Northern Echo: BRICK LOVERS: Simon Hay of the BDA, Jack Batty of York College, Mark Laksevics of York Handmade and Hannah Fairclough of York College.

6:32pm Friday 10th October 2014

A BRICK-making company is taking part in a drive to boost the number of budding brickies in North Yorkshire.

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