Digger fire

REETH and Richmond firefighters attended an excavator on fire in a wooded area at Marske just before 1pm on Wednesday. The excavator suffered 70 per cent damage. The crews used a dry powder extinguisher to put the fire out. The cause is believed to be an electrical fault.

Fence blaze

TEN metres of fencing were destroyed in a fire in Winthropp Close, Malton, which also spread to neighbouring trees and an adjoining allotment shortly after 4.30am yesterday. Local fire crews used two hose reels to extinguish the fire as well as small tools to create a fire break in the fence

New clerk

PICKERING Town Council has appointed a new clerk. Angela Dawson, who was previously assistant clerk, has been promoted to the role. She said: “Having been assistant to the town clerk for five years, I think I have a good understanding of the town and the issues that matter to local people.

Bike theft

A RED Giant mountain bike was stolen from a property on Northallerton Road in Brompton. It happened overnight last Friday and if anyone has any information about the crime they should call police on 101.

Heading here

A TRACTOR run has raised more than £6,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The seventh annual Wolds Valley tractor run featured mostly vintage machines made pre-2000. Organiser Paul Hudson, of Rillington, who handed over a cheque to Kevin Hutchinson from the YAA.

Alice show

ALICE’S Adventures in Wonderland is being performed as part of an Open Air Garden Theatre series by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. The play will be staged in the grounds of the Ripon Workhouse Museum and audience members should bring their own rugs or low-backed seating. Gates open at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start and costs £16 for adults, £10 for children from 01765-690799.