High winds felled a tree in Brompton-on-Swale and tore part of the roof from a filling station on Monday.

The village's Gatherley Road was partially blocked near the Tudor Hotel by the tree, but no one was hurt. Meanwhile, staff at the petrol station at the Scotch Corner services reported part of the canopy had been torn off by a strong gust just after 8pm.

BIKE MISSING: Intruders, who forced their way into an outbuilding at Clervaux Castle near Croft-on-Tees at the weekend, escaped with tools and a quad bike. Witnesses are asked to call Richmond police, on (01609) 783131, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.

QUARRY BURGLED: About 350 litres of diesel is missing from a quarry near Scorton after thieves forced their way into the compound. The intruders also broke into a nearby shed, from which they took a haul of valuable tools. Anyone who is offered equipment at a low price or in suspicious circumstances is urged to contact police.

MUSEUM DATES: Richmondshire Museum has confirmed the dates of its fundraising events this year. Antiques fairs will be held on Sunday, June 1, and Sunday, September 7; a coffee morning on Saturday, June 14, and a collection at the Sunday market at Catterick Racecourse on September 14. The next lecture in the winter series at Richmond Town Hall will be on Friday, January 31. Mark Whyman will discuss the secrets of the grave.

WENSLEYDALE WANDER: Richmond Ramblers head to the hills on Sunday for an eight-mile walk to Newbiggen. The walk starts from the green in West Burton at 10am. For membership details telephone (01748) 822845.

PARKING UP: A 20p rise in city centre parking fees for visitors to York has been approved. The costs to residents with discount badges is unchanged.

ROAD CLOSED: The A170 at Sutton bank, near Thirsk, was closed for more than two hours yesterday morning when a lorry jack-knifed.

CHARITY CASH: A street collection in Northallerton in aid of the St John Ambulance raised more than £240.