News stories from the Hambleton area.

Parish link-up talks

York Press: Scales - zxc

12:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HAMBLETON’S 126 parishes are being urged to forge stronger links with their district and county counterparts by going to a Parish Liaison meeting on Thursday, November 6.

Riderless horse search near Thirsk

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:25am Monday 20th October 2014

A SEARCH was launched for a rider after a horse was found with full tack but no rider near Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, yesterday afternoon.

Wind of change for bean-swamped food bank

York Press: BEAN UNINDATED: Volunteer Geoff Batterbee with some of the baked beans at the Hambleton Food Share.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

8:55am Monday 20th October 2014

THEY are full of protein, fibre and iron, and even have a playground song dedicated to their health benefits and effects on bodily function.

Boxing clever in bid to lure young voters

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8:48am Monday 20th October 2014

VINTAGE ballot boxes are to be given a new lease of life as instruments and sculptures to encourage youngsters to vote.

Initiative to get young people involved with local councils

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

10:25am Saturday 18th October 2014

STUDENTS from Northallerton College have taken part in a national initiative to get young people involved with local councils.

Diners urged to check hygiene ratings first

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

10:57am Thursday 16th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Hambleton who are booking a Christmas meal have been urged to check the hygiene ratings of restaurants before booking.

Shoebox appeal to aid Christmas project


10:36am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CHRISTMAS shoebox appeal is being launched to support families experiencing extreme poverty in Transylvania.

Solar farm proposal for Sessay near Thirsk

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9:04am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A RENEWABLE energy firm has revealed a plan to site a solar farm capable of powering 1,290 homes near a village mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Public get first chance to scrutinise council’s plans

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

8:52am Thursday 9th October 2014

A £5 MILLION ten-year plan for the future of Hambleton will be open for scrutiny this month.

Search for owner after sheep strays into garden

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:58am Thursday 9th October 2014

A SHEEP was found in the garden of a house in Ripon on Monday.

£44k fraud case goes to court

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:45am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A WOMAN charged with defrauding Hambleton District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions out of more than £44,000 has been committed to crown court for trial.

Historic clocks in charity exhibition

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9:43am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A ONCE-in-a-generation exhibition of historic clocks and watches has opened to raise money for a hospital-scanner appeal.

Takeaway owner is fined for not having a licence

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:42am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A TAKEAWAY owner has been convicted and fined £2,000 for running his restaurant without a licence.

Residents group brings defibrillator to village

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9:48am Wednesday 8th October 2014

 RESIDENTS of a Hambleton village have pulled together to raise money for a community defibrillator to make sure help is always on hand. Villagers in Holme on Swale, near Thirsk, held their first parish meeting in July and decided to club together to provide the equipment.

Fundraiser for North Yorkshire breast cancer group

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9:29am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group is holding an afternoon tea at Barkers Restaurant in Northallerton on Thursday, October 23 from 2-3pm.

Store nominated for wine industry award

York Press: BIG CHEESES: Lewis & Cooper in Northallerton

8:31am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A PUBLIC vote has put one of the region’s best-known food and drink stores on the shortlist for a prestigious wine industry award.

Village hall funding boost

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8:33am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire village hall has secured a £50,000 funding boost.

Tribute paid to work of retiring churchman

York Press: Ripon Cathedral

8:13am Friday 3rd October 2014

ONE of North Yorkshire’s best-known churchmen is to retire.

Dog walkers to start their charity stroll at Crayke pub

A brisk ‘hair of the dog’ will be given quite another meaning at the multi-award winning Durham Ox, Crayke on October 4, when it links up with dog charity The Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) for

10:55am Friday 3rd October 2014

A SWIFT ‘hair of the dog’ will take on quite a different meaning at a Crayke pub charity event tomorrow (October 4).

Murder-scene Post Office bought by victim's mother

York Press:

10:22am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A VILLAGE post office which was the scene of brutal murder has been bought by the victim's mother to complete home improvements begun by her daughter.

Biker hurt in Northallerton crash

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

12:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has suffered injuries in a crash in Northallerton. The crash happened at about 4pm on Saturday on the A167, at the junction with Standard Way industrial estate, and involved a blue Volkswagen Bora car and an orange Yamaha motorcycle.

Woman becomes black belt in karate, aged 77

York Press: Eileen Watson and Rebecca Boakes are pictured with their medals

12:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE of the oldest karate students in the UK has become a black belt – at the age of 77.

Discount gym membership for Hambleton residents

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9:04am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Hambleton can get discounts on gym memberships next month.

Arsonists throw petrol in Ripon

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

9:33am Saturday 27th September 2014

ARSONISTS set a car on fire in Ripon by smashing the rear window and throwing petrol inside.

Book launched about village's Tour de France day in the spotlight

York Press: Local resident Stef Bennett, (left)who organised the village's TDF celebrations, and Hambleton council director Dave Goodwin

11:32am Friday 26th September 2014

A SMALL North Yorkshire village has re-lived the day it became a global star when the Tour de France pedalled through.

Hunt seeks point-to-point venue

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9:18am Friday 26th September 2014

TWO Yorkshire hunts are seeking a new venue to stage their point-to-point races following the closure of Whitcliffe Grange racecourse near Ripon.

17,000 flock to Nidderdale Show

York Press:

9:48am Wednesday 24th September 2014

GLORIOUS sunshine brought more than 17,000 people to the final show of the agricultural season.

Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown given parking ticket by mistake

York Press: Roy Chubby Brown

10:05am Wednesday 24th September 2014

COMEDIAN Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown had to see the funny side of it when he was given a parking ticket at a hospital where he was handing over a £5,000 charity donation to help cancer patients.

Respite care charity seeks funding boost

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9:08am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CHARITY providing respite care and days out for disabled adults has issued a stark warning that its days could be numbered without a major funding boost.

Warden appointed in dog fouling clampdown

York Press: CONCERTED CRACKDOWN: From left, Councillor Brian Phillips, Councillor Bridget Fortune, dog warden David Granger, and Hambleton District Coucnil leader Councillor Mark Robson

7:49am Saturday 20th September 2014

DOG owners who fail to clear up after their pets are being targeted in a new £40,000 clampdown following a wave of complaints from residents.

Northallerton beer festival - September 26 to 28

York Press:

10:33am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE fourth annual Northallerton beer festival will be held in Northallerton town hall from September 26 to 28.

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

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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.


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