News stories from the Hambleton area.

Boost for Northallerton from hospital development

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

10:31am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS to develop the former Rutson hospital site in Northallerton by Marks & Spencer will be a major boost for the town, councillors have been told.

50-inch TV stolen in Sowerby raid

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:22am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for anyone who saw someone carrying a 50-inch television along a North Yorkshire village street to contact them.

Warning after tool thefts in the Thirsk area

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:04am Friday 12th September 2014

THIEVES have broken into a number of vehicles in the Thirsk area to steal tools.

Volunteers needed to visit isolated people

York Press: MARKET TOWN: Northallerton, with the Golden Lion Hotel towards the back of this shot of the town’s High Street

8:52am Thursday 11th September 2014

NORTHALLERTON and District Voluntary Service Association are looking for male volunteers who can offer a couple of hours a week and visit and befriend lonely and isolated people.

Police appeal following Northallerton robbery

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:45am Wednesday 10th September 2014

DETECTIVES have appealed for witnesses to a robbery in North Yorkshire.

World of James Herriot inspires young television vets

York Press:

11:55am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO young television star vets have met the family of their idol.

Police call off search after finding a body

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

12:09pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

POLICE searching for a missing taxi driver have found a body.

Northallerton High Street festival gets the green light

York Press: GROWTH FUNDING: Northallerton High Street. Government growth funding has been released to create a major housing development of nearly 1,000 homes to the north of the town.

8:51am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A TOWN centre festival has been given the go-ahead to take place in Northallerton this weekend.

Special day in Northallerton to encourage new volunteers

York Press: FINES FEAR: Northallerton High Street.

8:18am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WOULD-BE volunteers who want to give up some of their time for their local community are being invited to a special event in Northallerton.

Statue honouring James Herriot author set to be unveiled

York Press: LASTING LEGACY: Author Alf Wight, a statue of whom is set to be unveiled

7:49am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A STATUE of the vet who wrote the James Herriot books is set to be unveiled, after being approved by his children.

Popular club hails its 50th anniversary

York Press: GOLDEN MOMENT: (L-R) chairman Kath King, national chairman of NAFAS, Sue Brinton and president Sue Gill cutting the cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Northallerton & District Flower Club   Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

11:25am Monday 8th September 2014

PEOPLE with a passion for flowers gathered in Northallerton to mark a milestone for a popular floral club.

Northallerton crash witnesses urged to come forward

York Press: Police - zxc

10:38am Monday 8th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal car crash near Northallerton.

River escape by Maunby burglars

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:21am Monday 8th September 2014

WOULD-BE burglars may have escaped being caught by jumping into a river in North Yorkshire.

Family-run sausage firm to appear on BBC TV show

York Press:

10:23am Saturday 6th September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire family that has built up two businesses from scratch is appearing on television next week.

Young Vets stars to visit the home of James Herriot

York Press:

8:57am Saturday 6th September 2014

TWO stars of the TV programme Young Vets will pay a visit to the home of James Herriot next week.

Hambleton council consults business over spending

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

9:26am Friday 5th September 2014

BUSINESS owners and people in Hambleton are being asked to say what the district council should spend its money on and on the levels of council tax it levies.

Free parking at Northallerton car park

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

9:58am Thursday 4th September 2014

FREE parking will be introduced in one of Northallerton’s town-centre car parks next month.

Lakeland Leather staff optimistic their jobs can be saved

York Press: Staff of Lakeland Leather who launched a campaign to save it

12:15pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CAMPAIGN by staff to save their jobs has paid off after administrators revealed the Lakeland Leather, in Northallerton, is the first of 18 previously doomed stores to sign a new lease.

Food bank charity reaches 30th birthday

York Press: Food bank use soars by 60 per cent

10:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CHARITY team from Hambleton have celebrated their thirtieth anniversary.

Farmer furious after police kill prize £5,000 bull which was "not a danger to anyone"

York Press: BILLY BULL: Philip Marley with his bull lying where it was shot by police. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

12:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A FURIOUS farmer has made an official complaint to North Yorkshire police after armed officers shot his prize bull.

Man spat at train worker

York Press:

11:24am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CCTV image has been released of a man British Transport Police want to speak to in relation to an incident in North Yorkshire.

Development plans on closed prison approved

York Press: PURCHASE BID: Hambleton will enter into negotiations to buy Northallerton prison.

12:02pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MOVES to buy the now-closed Northallerton prison and incorporate it into ambitious development plans for the centre of the town have been approved.

Tractor on fire near Thirsk

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8:25am Monday 1st September 2014

FIREFIGHERS in breathing apparatus fought a tractor fire in a field near Thirsk yesterday afternoon.

A19 car fire near Thirsk

York Press: ‘Don’t make needless calls’ warning for fire strike day

9:19am Sunday 31st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car on fire after a crash on the A19 near Thirsk in the early hours.

Hockey club to hold a promotional open day

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9:22am Saturday 30th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire hockey club is opening its doors to the community in a bid to promote the sport.

Sweets thief pulled knife in supermarket

York Press: webpix court justice

9:23am Saturday 30th August 2014

A NOTORIOUS shoplifter with almost 150 offences on his record is behind bars for pulling a knife on a store boss.

Samaritans’ new patron

York Press:

11:51am Friday 29th August 2014

A LEADING businessman has become the new patron of the North Yorkshire branch of the Samaritans.

Country estate for sale

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11:37am Friday 29th August 2014

AN extensive country estate is expected to fetch between £1m and £1.2m when it goes under the hammer in North Yorkshire next month.

Patients get chance to give views on future of healthcare provision

York Press: IVF hope for Ryedale women

12:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE public are being given the chance to quiz doctors and health bosses at the first annual meeting of the new clinical commissioning group for the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas.

Thirsk parent and toddler group created after £46k grant windfall

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12:19pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A PARENT, baby and toddler group is to be launched after volunteers landed a £46,000 grant.

Two-car crash causes severe tailbacks on A19

York Press: Police - zxc

11:27am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than seven miles of tailbacks were caused following a two-vehicle crash on the A19 near Crathorne yesterday evening.

Archaeology workshops at Thornton-le-Street

York Press: Knutsford heritage in the spotlight during meeting

9:16am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARCHAEOLOGY workshops will take place in Thornton-le-Street next month to give budding archaeologists the chance to boost their skills.

Ladies day event set to return to Thirsk Racecourse

York Press: NEW VENUE: Thirsk Rotary Club will stage its Bonfire Night event at Thirsk Racecourse

10:20am Monday 25th August 2014

AN ANNUAL day of fashion and glamour is returning to Thirsk next month.

Thirsk archery group can help kids who want to take a bow

York Press: Archery range at Give It A Go event at Rednock School

10:31am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AN ARCHERY group will offer primary schoolchildren the chance to try the sport after landing a council grant.

Got to Dance teen hoping to reach final

York Press:

8:57am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A TEENAGE dancer who deferred a place at university to pursue his dream to be a dancer has gained a place on a national TV search semi-final.

Collection marks 75th anniversary of CAB

York Press: Winchester CAB calls for better support over benefit changes

8:56am Friday 22nd August 2014

FUNDS will be collected for two Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) branches at a Northallerton supermarket this weekend to mark the charity’s 75th anniversary. Volunteers from Hambleton and Richmondshire CAB will be collecting at Sainsbury’s tomorrow.

Archery group receives council funding

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

8:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN ARCHERY group will offer primary schoolchildren the chance to try the sport after landing a council grant.

Northallerton car park charges to be reduced

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

8:04am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARGES at Northallerton’s Applegarth short stay car park will be cut – in a bid to help improve the town’s economy.

Overnight A19 closures between Osmotherley and South Kilvington

York Press: Roadworks - zxc

9:04am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE A19 in North Yorkshire will be closed southbound overnight between Osmotherley and South Kilvington for essential resurfacing work between August 31 and September 5.

Residents stage a vigil opposing trust’s plans

York Press: CANDLELIT VIGIL: Residents and co-workers from Botton Village held a candlelit vigil on Sunday.

8:51am Wednesday 20th August 2014

LAWYERS stepped in after residents of a community for people with learning disabilities were told they would not be permitted to take part in a peaceful protest over proposed changes to their way of life.

Marks & Spencer store planned for Northallerton hospital site

York Press: CONVERSION PLAN: The former Rutson Hospital, in Northallerton, which developers want to convert into a supermarket and a pub

8:11am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DEVELOPERS behind a plan to create a Marks & Spencer supermarket and a pub on a former NHS hospital have applied for planning permission to transform the site.

Northallerton Samaritans celebrates 50 years

York Press: GUEST SPEAKER: Lord Crathorne at the Samaritans 50th anniversary lunch in Northallerton

11:08am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CHARITY that lends a caring ear to those in distress has celebrated 50 years of its Northallerton branch.

Village plans to revamp carriage for community

York Press: CARRIAGE PLAN: Leeming Bar is home to the Wensleydale Railway.

10:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

HOPES of turning an old railway carriage into a local community centre at Leeming Bar are pressing ahead.

Renewable energy event in Easingwold

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

10:08am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RESIDENTS in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire can find out more about renewable energy at an event next month.

Later bins collections in Hambleton

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

9:29am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Waste and recycling collections will be one day late across Hambleton due to the bank holiday.

Teenager sets up Green Party group for Richmondshire and Hambleton

York Press: Euro Elections - Green Party manifesto

9:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEENAGER passionate about politics is hoping to instigate a resurgence of the Green Party in Richmondshire and Hambleton.

Sheep eat mum’s graveside flowers

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:34am Monday 18th August 2014

A FLOCK of sheep in a village churchyard have angered a grieving son by repeatedly eating flowers laid on the grave of his recently-buried mother.

Former firefighter rescues elderly man

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

9:50am Monday 18th August 2014

A FORMER firefighter rescued an elderly man from his North Yorkshire home after it filled with smoke.

Trio complete fell challenge to repay staff at Friarage Hospital

York Press: DECISION DUE: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is due to announce whether a full review will be carried out into maternity and paediatric services at the Friarage Hospital

7:55am Friday 15th August 2014

A FATHER and his two sons have climbed 17 fells in 17 hours in the Lakes District to thank dedicated hospital staff who cared for his wife as she recovered from breast cancer.

Classic car show boost for Friarage Hospital

York Press: DECISION DUE: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is due to announce whether a full review will be carried out into maternity and paediatric services at the Friarage Hospital

10:34am Tuesday 12th August 2014

FRIARAGE Hospital at Northallerton is to benefit from funds raised at a classic car show later this month.


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