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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.

Mental health workers to join police on duty

The Northern Echo: MENTAL HEALTH: North Yorkshire Police, NHS professionals and Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan launch the Street Triage scheme in York

6:10pm Friday 10th October 2014

A NEW service will see mental health nurses on duty with police in North Yorkshire to improve the way people suffering mental health crises receive care.

Harrogate council set to relocate to purpose-built HQ

3:47pm Friday 10th October 2014

A COUNCIL is set to relocate its staff to a purpose-built headquarters as part of a drive to improve its services.

North Yorkshire Wallaby recaptured after 15 police officers and a specialist vet drafted in

The Northern Echo: (11319233)

6:24pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN escaped wallaby forced the closure of a major road during rush-hour today.

"The pain was ten out of ten" - says man with 17 hour erection

The Northern Echo: JAB TREATMENT: Jason needed 24 injections.

4:50pm Monday 6th October 2014

HOTEL worker Jason Garnett is recovering from a medical problem that left him squirming with pain – and embarrassment.

First victim of serial rapist revealed he was released to strike again

The Northern Echo: Mark Anthony Thompson, sentenced to life imprisonment.

7:58pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE first victim of a serial rapist has revealed how he was released to attack three more women - because prosecutors refused to act.

Appeal after teen assaulted

4:23pm Monday 6th October 2014

DETECTIVES in York are appealing for information after an indecent assault in the city.

Man jumps into River Ouse

The Northern Echo: RIVER SAFETY: North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan speaking during the river safety meeting at West Offices. Pic: Mike Tipping

6:29pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A MAN jumped into the River Ouse in York on Saturday night, from an area busy with drinkers.

£50k windfall for village hall

4:38pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire village hall has secured a £50,000 funding boost.

Don't Drink and Drown campaign follows river deaths

5:45pm Friday 3rd October 2014

STUDENTS are being offered lifesaving training as part of a new campaign to highlight the dangers of drinking near open water.

Masterchef star takes on marathon challenge

The Northern Echo: FRESH CHALLENGE: Chef Sara Danesin Medio, who will run the Yorkshire Marathon

2:13pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A MASTERCHEF finalist and former nurse is set to run the Yorkshire Marathon to raise funds for a charity which supports people suffering inflammation of the brain.

I am Marcus - Comic Brigstocke visits region

The Northern Echo: Marcus Brigstocke (9866097)

1:10pm Friday 3rd October 2014

COMEDIAN Marcus Brigstocke will visit the region twice in an autumn UK tour.

Road cordoned off after vicious attack on woman in early hours

The Northern Echo:

2:27pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A SUBURBAN road has been cordoned off after a woman was viciously attacked in the early hours of this morning.

Safety warning after inquests into deaths of Megan Roberts and Ben Clarkson in York's rivers

7:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE deaths of two young people York's rivers should serve as a stark warning to those who drink too much in the city centre, a coroner has said.

Suspended jail sentence for benefits cheat who netted almost £40,000

5:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WOMAN has been given a six month jail sentence, suspended for two years, for a benefits fraud which cheated the public purse of almost £40,000.

Alert after elderly targeted by thieves

4:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE have issued an alert after three suspicious incidents at the homes of vulnerable people on the same day.

Book now for Minster carols

The Northern Echo: FESTIVE SOUNDS: Last year's Minster carol service.

2:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE big day is still nearly three months away – but thoughts are already turning to the festive season.

Police appeal after woman has kebab smeared in her face in random attack

The Northern Echo: Wiltshire kebab's calorie nightmare

2:27pm Monday 29th September 2014

A 26-YEAR-old woman had a doner kebab smeared in her face in an apparent random attack at a takeaway restaurant.

National Trust property celebrates 'apple fortnight'

The Northern Echo: APPLE FORTNIGHT: Beningbrough Hall

5:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

VISITORS to a National Trust property are invited to sample this year’s abundant harvest of apples with a selection of activities and treats.

Pedestrian knocked down by car

2:42pm Monday 29th September 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has been hit by a car in Harrogate which drove off without stopping.

River rescues in York

5:09pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A WOMAN had to be rescued from the River Foss in York this morning (Sunday) when she entered the water.

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