News stories from the Hambleton area.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Police activity day keeps youngsters entertained

York Press: Youngsters try out the climbing wall at the Galtres Centre Easingwold.Nigel Holland (9141092)

8:53am Tuesday 12th August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police have been helping make the school summer holidays that bit more interesting for youngsters in Easingwold.

Medal and watch stolen in Northallerton raid

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8:32am Monday 11th August 2014

THIEVES stole a medal and a wristwatch from a house in Northallerton.

£26k grant for St Wilfrid’s Parish Church in South Kilvington

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10:51am Saturday 9th August 2014

FUNDING worth £26,800 has been has been awarded to a project to restore a 13th century church.

Sowerby bridge closed until 2015

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7:50am Friday 8th August 2014

A GRADE II listed bridge in North Yorkshire has been damaged for the third time in recent weeks after being hit by a vehicle.

Medals for airmen back from Afghanistan

York Press: MEDAL PARADE: Personnel from 90SU are presented with their medals by Air Commodore Simon Richardson.

10:32am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AIRMEN back from the war zone have been on parade to be honoured for their efforts.

Hambleton’s young athletes excel at the School Games

York Press: SCHOOL SPORT: Hambleton District Councillor Bridget Fortune with games mascot

8:17am Wednesday 6th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS from across Hambleton have claimed podium places in more than half of sporting events in the North Yorkshire School Games.

Rescue centre in need of fundraising volunteers

York Press: RESCUE: A fawn brought to The Wildlife Haven this spring

8:14am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A RESCUE centre which takes in more than a thousand wild animals a year in North Yorkshire is in urgent need of fundraising volunteers.

Mayor backs £2m appeal to buy MRI scanner

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

9:27am Tuesday 5th August 2014

NORTHALLERTON mayor John Forrest is supporting the Friarage Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal throughout the next year.

North Yorkshire farrier voted best in the world

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8:51am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire farrier has been named the best blacksmith in the world in an international championship.

Serious sexual assault at Catterick Garrison

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8:52am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A WOMAN suffered a serious sexual assault at Catterick Garrison.

Nominate sports heroes for awards

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12:33pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

PEOPLE in Hambleton are being urged to nominate the district’s top sporting heroes for an award. The

Former wartime airfield gets all-clear after check on pollution

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9:48am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A FORMER wartime airfield once used by British and Canadian bombers has been given the all-clear after finally being checked for potential land contamination.

Lights out in Hambleton for war reflection

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9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

PEOPLE in Hambleton are being urged to turn out their lights for an hour on Friday, and take part in a nationwide act of reflection 100 years on from the First World War.

Top TV chef Stephanie Moon to present food trophies

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9:06am Thursday 31st July 2014

ONE of Yorkshire’s most prominent chefs will play a key role in one of the region’s highest-profile food award schemes this year.

Chernobyl children visit maize maze

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10:32am Tuesday 29th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from the still suffering scene of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster enjoyed a fun-packed day in the sun in North Yorkshire.

Traders angry at Northallerton parking charges

York Press: PARKING PLAN: North Yorkshire County Council is seeking to introduce parking charges on Northallerton High Street.

10:22am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FURIOUS business owners say new parking charges in Northallerton are killing the town centre – with some reporting losses of up to 40 per cent in revenue since their introduction.

Contamination checks at East Moor airfield near Easingwold

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10:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FORMER Second World War airfield in North Yorkshire has been investigated for potential land contamination.

Cyclist injured by caravan near Bedale but car driver carries on

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9:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was knocked off her bike by a car towing a caravan which then failed to stop.

Revamp proposals for Thirsk marketplace unveiled

York Press: TRIBUTE: The clock in the market place at Thirsk, which was built in 1896 to commemorate the wedding of the Duke of York to Princess Mary of Teck

9:46am Monday 28th July 2014

A BLUEPRINT to reinvigorate Thirsk's historic market square after the controversial felling of mature trees has been unveiled.

Candlelight vigil in Thirsk to mark First World War centenary

York Press: Thirsk market place in 2010

8:23am Monday 28th July 2014

SCORES of soldiers are set to attend a candlelit vigil to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Hambleton council boss pay reaches £125,000

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8:38am Saturday 26th July 2014

A COUNCIL chief executive’s pay has rocketed 25 per cent in two years while its lowest paid workers have been offered two per cent, prompting calls for more scrutiny on top public sector pay.

Car charger offer in Hambleton

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8:28am Friday 25th July 2014

PEOPLE in Hambleton can have a free charging point for electric cars installed at their homes, thanks to a joint project between the district council and the Yorkshire Energy Partnership.


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