News stories from the Hambleton area.

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

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

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

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

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

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

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.

'Extra care' facility proposed for every major North Yorkshire town

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8:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EVERY major town in North Yorkshire could have an "extra care" facility for older people, if proposals put forward by the county council go ahead.

First World War sacrifices remembered by a new generation

York Press: Easingwold Primary Schoolchildren laying poppies at the war memorial. Pic by Jo Hughes (8390365)

11:17am Saturday 19th July 2014

Soldiers from a North Yorkshire village who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War have been remembered by a new generation eager to pay their respects.

Leaders admit defeat in hospital battle

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

7:42am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE leaders of a lengthy and bitter battle to retain children’s and maternity services at a hospital have admitted defeat after being told legal action against the NHS would be risky.

UPDATE: Lorry driver dies in A19 collision

York Press: Police - zxc

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A man has died after a lorry and an agricultural vehicle collided on the A19 near Northallerton.

Man was kicked in face after night out in Northallerton

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:45am Friday 18th July 2014

A MAN suffered a serious eye injury when he was kicked in the face after a night out.

Thirsk boy wins football coaching session

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9:21am Friday 18th July 2014

A FOOTBALL-MAD boy has won a coaching session in his back garden with a world-record holding football tricks expert.

Two hurt in A19 crash - police slam motorists who moved cones at scene

York Press:

9:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO drivers were seriously injured when a car and a bus collided on the A19 near Tollerton at the end of yesterday’s rush hour.

Hambleton to build on work in community safety

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

8:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

A NEW community safety team could be launched in Hambleton within months, it has been announced.

Runners urged to support 10k race

York Press: Dionne Reid and Eileen Morley with fellow villagers promoting the Tholthorpe 10k run.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8312396)

8:08am Thursday 17th July 2014

RUNNERS are preparing for a 10km race in a North Yorkshire village.

Carnival hailed as best one yet

York Press: NORTHALLERTON CARNIVAL: Rock n Rose perform at Northallerton Carnival.

5:27pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A CARNIVAL spirit took over Northallerton High Street today (July 13) for the annual fun family event.

Carnival organisers appeal for sponsors to help keep the tradition alive

York Press: FESTIVAL FUN: Scenes from a previous year's Northallerton Carnival

3:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

CARNIVAL organisers are appealing for new committee members to come forward with fresh ideas amid concerns over the event's finances.

Man arrested over indecency incidents

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:40am Thursday 10th July 2014

DETECTIVES investigating two incidents of indecent exposure have arrested a man.

Chance to see Hambleton food bank’s work

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9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

A SCHEME that has been offering emergency food parcels for the past 18 months will give people a chance to find out more about the project next week.

Former newsreader helps to celebrate RAF anniversary

York Press: Ex news reader Jan Leeming and Ian Reed arrive at the De Grey Rooms. Nigel Holland (7837462)

9:28am Friday 4th July 2014

VIPs were out in force for a sell-out event to welcome the Tour de France to Yorkshire - and got the red carpet treatment from Jan Leeming.

Free wi-fi arrives in Thirsk

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12:43pm Thursday 26th June 2014

TRADERS have welcomed the launch of free Wi-Fi internet access in a North Yorkshire town.

Road hold-ups alert on A19 near Thirsk

11:12am Thursday 19th June 2014

DRIVERS are being warned of possible delays as resurfacing work is carried out over a two-week period on the A19 at Thirsk.

‘Churchwatch’ is launched in bid to protect religious sites

9:19am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A NEW scheme has been launched to protect religious sites across Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Thirsk residents angry over tree removal

York Press: Anne McIntosh MP. Photo by John Stillwell/PA Wire.

8:43am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has petitioned Parliament over the removal of trees from Thirsk Market Place.

North Yorkshire woman's new project helping farming families in Ethiopia

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8:53am Thursday 12th June 2014

A WOMAN from North Yorkshire has set up a new project to help farming families in Ethiopa cope with drought.

Leisure centre is in top 10 per cent

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

10:38am Thursday 12th June 2014

FOUR leisure centres in Hambleton have been praised by a national sporting body.

Burglars poison lambs and paint them blue

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

1:54pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

BURGLARS poisoned a number of lambs and painted them blue during a break-in at stables.

Swimming pool sex abuser jailed for ten years

York Press: Richard David Gill

9:58am Saturday 7th June 2014

A FARMWORKER who subjected a boy to “disgusting” sexual abuse has been jailed for ten years.

Microbrewer raises glass to Willowman Festival link-up

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9:39am Thursday 5th June 2014

A FORMER business consultant who launched a microbrewery three years ago has secured a deal to provide ale for a music festival headlined by Bob Marley’s band.

Hambleton council defends parking charges

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

9:19am Thursday 5th June 2014

COUNCIL bosses have answered criticism over soaring income from car parking charges in Hambleton District.

Age forum slams cuts to bus services

York Press: Rural bus services in North Yorkshire under threat

10:29am Thursday 5th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have warned bus cuts are causing big problems for many elderly people - with one 94 year old paying £26 for a taxi to see her doctor because services had been so badly cut.

Deal secured for Scout centre

York Press: Beavers from the 1st Easingwold Scout Group present Graeme Burn of Quality Solicitors Burn & Company with an engraved peppermill to thank him for arranging, free of charge, a 100 year peppercorn lease for part of the land that makes up their Easingwol

9:52am Wednesday 4th June 2014

THE 1st Easingwold Scout Group can continue to have fun at the Easingwold Outdoor Centre.

Air ambulance called to farm accident near Easingwold

York Press: The Great North Air Ambulance Service attended the accident on the A167 at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

10:32am Saturday 31st May 2014

A 27-YEAR-OLD man has been airlifted to hospital after a farm accident near Easingwold.

Police seek van used in garden furniture theft

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

8:05am Thursday 29th May 2014

THIEVES stole metal furniture from a beer garden near Northallerton overnight on Wednesday, May 21.

Racegoers encouraged to take prostate cancer test

10:17am Wednesday 28th May 2014

MORE than 200 men have been tested for prostate cancer during a meeting at Thirsk Racecourse.

Parking fines for 1,600 motorists in Hambleton

7:52am Tuesday 27th May 2014

MORE than 1,600 motorists were fined in car parks throughout the Hambleton district last year - amid fears that the charges are driving people out of the market towns.

Kitchen revamped at town’s Scout hut

York Press: (l-r): Lawrence Fowell, Willam Duffield, James Fulford, Adam McCrea, James Crumpton, Josh Brookes and Nathan Webster.

9:35am Monday 26th May 2014

SCOUTS in Easingwold have a newly-refurbished kitchen at their headquarters, thanks to housebuilder Redrow and its sub-contractors.

Four vehicles collide on petrol station forecourt

4:18pm Saturday 24th May 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Thirsk and Ripon were called to a petrol station forecourt after four vehicles and a trailer were involved in a collision.

Samaritans in high demand after 50 years

8:56am Saturday 24th May 2014

A SAMARITANS branch set up after a coroner raised concerns about the high suicide rate among North Yorkshire’s farming community is experiencing more demand than ever as it marks its golden anniversary.

Town’s market place tree row goes to House of Commons

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

8:59am Saturday 17th May 2014

THE uproar over the removal of trees from a market place has moved to the House of Commons, where a petition will be presented on behalf of residents.

New Hambleton council leader

York Press: Hambleton District Council - zxc

9:46am Thursday 15th May 2014

Hambleton District Council has a new chairman.

Funding appeal for animal centre

9:39am Thursday 15th May 2014

A RESCUE and rehabilitation centre for wild animals is appealing for donations to create a new treatment room and fund an ambulance following a surge in the number of casualties.

Northallerton parking scheme starts

York Press: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

9:34am Thursday 8th May 2014

WORK is about to start on a new parking strategy in the centre of Northallerton.

Former fish fryers are first on to housing estate near Thirsk

8:27am Thursday 8th May 2014

A COUPLE who have retired from running fish and chip shops have become the first residents of what will become the largest housing estate in Hambleton district.

Stricken fox cub is on the road to recovery

York Press: SAFE: The fox cub which was found by workers at SSI in Redcar and is now being cared for at the Wildlife Haven at Thirsk                                                                                                                  Picture: Richard Doug

7:49am Thursday 8th May 2014

A TEN-week old fox cub rescued by steelworkers after being found covered in chemicals and starving in is being looked after in North Yorkshire.

Music by candlelight at Kiplin Hall

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9:38am Tuesday 6th May 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire country house will be lit up by candlelight for an evening of music from the 16th and 17th centuries on Thursday evening.

Two schemes set to create dozens of new homes in Easingwold

York Press: Artist's impression of the proposed retirement apartments in Easingwold

8:42am Monday 5th May 2014

DEVELOPERS are bringing forward proposals for 37 new retirement apartments in Easingwold - while planning permission has been granted for 22 family homes elsewhere in the town.

Paralysed man nominated for national award

8:04am Friday 2nd May 2014

A MAN paralysed from the chest down in a horrific crash has been nominated for a national award for his inspiration in rebuilding his life and helping others with spinal injuries.

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