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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.

Hotel numbers could be controlled

5:34pm Monday 25th August 2014

A NEW policy to control the number of new hotels opening in the region’s tourism capital is due to be published next month.

Primate's week-long vigil for peace

4:41pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE region’s most senior churchman has begun a week-long vigil praying for peace in the war-torn Middle East.

Tributes after death of campaigner

4:39pm Monday 25th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an equalities campaigner and councillor who has died at her home.

Veteran pilot gets his wings - 69 years late

The Northern Echo: AT  LAST: Wilson Taylor receives his Wings from Air Vice Marshall Edward Stringer, Assistant Chief of Air Staff.

2:37pm Monday 25th August 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC pilot Wilson Taylor has finally got his RAF “Wings” – even if he did have to wait longer than most for the accolade.

Police issue bogus cash point devices alert after illegal withdrawals

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

9:16pm Sunday 24th August 2014

POLICE are urging people to be vigilant when withdrawing money after suspicious devices were found on cash machine.

Young actors wanted for York panto

6:15pm Sunday 24th August 2014

TALENTED young performers are being sought to star alongside one of pantomimes’ longest running dames – Berwick Kaler.

Sex attack prompts urgent appeal for potential witnesses

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5:12pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a serious sex attack in York have urged anyone in the area at the time of the attack to contact them immediately.

Two arrested over Harrogate house fire

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3:14pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DETECTIVES have arrested two men in connection with a suspicious fire at a house.

Archbishop of York begins week-long prayer vigil

The Northern Echo: PEACE VIGIL: Dr John Sentamu is taking part in a week-long vigil of fasting and prayer

2:23pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has invited people to join him in praying for peace and justice as he begins a week-long fast and vigil.

Man suffers serious leg injuries in night time traffic accident

2:13pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A MAN suffered serious leg injuries in an accident near Mother Shipton's Cave in Knaresborough in the early hours of Saturday.

House blaze

2:08pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A house caught fire in Harrogate in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, August 24).

Archbishop of York to undertake week-long fast for peace

The Northern Echo: LONG VIGIL: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, who will fast for a week for world peace

5:37pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu is set to fast for a week in an attempt to bring peace to war-torn areas of the world.

The style stakes at York's Ebor meeting

The Northern Echo: WHAT RAIN? Racegoers arrive during a rain shower, on Ladies Day during Day Two of the 2014 Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse, York.

5:25pm Thursday 21st August 2014

IT’S the biggest meeting of the season for the Ascot of north - but not all eyes are necessarily on the racing.

Changes to 500-home extension to Malton to be revealed

The Northern Echo: ESTATE PLAN: An artist's impression of the High Malton development

4:24pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DETAILS of changes to a plan for a 500-home extension to a market town are set to be unveiled.

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

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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.

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