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Fire at luxury hotel started by smouldering dead flies

York Press: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMOULDERING dead flies which had been zapped by an electric insect killer are being blamed for starting a fire that ripped through a Grade II listed hotel in North Yorkshire.

Flamingo Land chosen as proposed bidder for re-development of Futurist site

York Press:

1:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Scarborough Borough Council has announced that the proposed bidder for the redevelopment of the site of the Futurist theatre in Scarborough is Flamingo Land, the hugely successful theme park near Malton.

Thousands enjoy a taste of country life at Countryside Live event

York Press: Max Clough aged 12 from Pickering preparing his Dutch Texel sheep on the opening day of  Countryside Live at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THOUSANDS of people made this weekend's annual Countryside Live event one of the biggest ever.

Care assistant denies hospital thefts

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11:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HEALTHCARE assistant has denied 13 charges of stealing cash and jewellery from staff and patients at a North Yorkshire hospital.

CLAUDIA LAWRENCE: York man re-bailed

York Press:

3:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN arrested as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has been re-bailed by police.

UK braced for heavy rain and gales

York Press:

5:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo were set to arrive in Britain later on Monday bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Tories pick William Hague's successor

York Press:

3:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Tory candidate chosen to follow in William Hague’s footsteps “blew all the other contenders out of the water” ahead of the selection vote, according to party members.

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

York Press:

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.

Motorist injured in crash on country road

York Press: Police - zxc

12:58pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MOTORIST was injured today in a crash on a country road in North Yorkshire.

3,000 sign horse death petition

York Press:

11:16am Saturday 18th October 2014

MORE than 3,000 people have signed a petition to have a North Yorkshire equestrian centre closed down, after a horse was killed and dumped in a garden.

New crime figures show fall in North Yorkshire

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:11am Saturday 18th October 2014

ROBBERIES, burglaries, criminal damage and incidents involving vehicles have all reduced in North Yorkshire, new figures showhave revealed.

Devastated owners' tribute to tragic Grand National horse

York Press:

8:56am Saturday 18th October 2014

A RACEHORSE whose death in the Grand National sparked an outpouring of grief has been immortalised in a portrait.

Police come up with imaginative idea for tax-disc holders

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483610)

10:06am Friday 17th October 2014

IF you are wondering what to do with your now-useless car tax disc holder, police have come up with an ingenious and potentially life-saving idea.

UPDATE - One suspect bailed and second released without charge after horse is shot and dumped in garden with JCB - Rider tells of devastation - Centre owner defends actions - VIDEO ADDED

York Press:

12:30am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO men were arrested today after a horse was killed and dumped in a garden, apparently over a row about a minor debt.

Two-day rural extravaganza at this year's Countryside Live

York Press:

8:45am Friday 17th October 2014

SHEEP racing is included for the first time in this year's Countryside Live which takes place in Harrogate this weekend.

Help sought to preserve historic buildings in North Yorkshire

York Press: Knutsford heritage in the spotlight during meeting

9:50am Friday 17th October 2014

THE public have been asked for their help to save some of North Yorkshire's most significant historic sites.

Ideas of what to do this Halloween and bonfire night

York Press:

4:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AS HALLOWEEN and bonfire night near, here is a list of events happening across Ryedale. Are you holding a spooky celebration or planning a firework display? Contact Hannah Bryan on hannahl.bryan@gazetteherald.co.uk or phone 01653 690610

Lorry driver had ‘no chance’ of avoiding man who jumped out

York Press: Scales - zxc

8:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN listening to music on his headphones died after being hit by a truck just metres from his home, an inquest heard.

Takeaway owner tells of lockdown terror

York Press:

8:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE victim of a hoax call that locked down a North Yorkshire town has spoken out about how it has affected him.

Farmers’ group backs MPs call on milk pricing

York Press: POLITICAL CHANGE: Thirsk and Malton MP Anne Mcintosh

8:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

A FARMERS’ group has supported calls from the Ryedale MP for more regulation on milk pricing.

Hospital doctor retires from medicine to focus on religion

York Press:

8:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

A VICAR and doctor from York will give up his roles in North Yorkshire this week.

Police ‘could do more to protect children’

York Press: New pix of Julia Mulligan  poss to go with feature  (6095617)

11:19am Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police has admitted it could do more to protect children from sexual exploitation.

East Yorkshire woman’s £20k benefit fraud

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:39am Thursday 16th October 2014

A WOMAN who fraudulently claimed almost £20,000 in benefits has been given a suspended sentence.

Search for new NHS trust chairman

York Press:

9:43am Thursday 16th October 2014

A NEW chairman is being sought for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

York theatre launches campaign to raise £500,000 for major upgrade

York Press: FRESH LOOK: An artist's impression of the new-look York Theatre Royal

3:02pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

YORK Theatre Royal has launched a campaign to raise £500,000 to help pay for its biggest upgrade in half a century.

‘Think! before you drive - our son died’

York Press:

10:45am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A COUPLE whose eldest son was killed in a road accident just weeks after passing his driving test are backing a new campaign to raise awareness of country road safety.

Family appeal after pet dog goes missing

York Press: Karen James of Ryedale, is appealing for information on the whereabouts of her missing dog, Smudge.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11391505)

10:42am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FAMILY have been left devastated after the suspected theft of their pet dog.

Funding-hit fireworks display is cancelled

York Press: Firework Fever: The display of fireworks on New Year!

10:39am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ORGANISERS of an annual firework display in Ryedale have said that this years event will not go ahead.

Castle Howard takes part in Illuminating York festival

York Press: Castle Howard lights Castle Howard will be lit with coloured lights as part of the Illuminating York Festival  Tony Bartholomew

10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

COLOURED projections and flickering candles will cast a new light on Castle Howard as the historic house takes part in the Illuminating York festival for the first time this year.

Young dancer wins award

York Press: Malton School pupil, Olivia Roberts (15), who has won the Louise Brown  Award for Ballet   :  Picture Frank Dwyer (11213854)

10:27am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A YOUNG ballet dancer has won a prestigious award for her commitment to ballet.

Witnesses are sought for road rage incident

York Press: North Yorkshire Police - zxc

10:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a road rage incident in Pickering.

Safety concerns over village bridge

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10:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

RESIDENTS have raised concerns that an unsafe bridge in a Ryedale village will soon lead to an accident.

Inquiry into Kirkbymoorside housing plan

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10:21am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN INQUIRY in to the council’s decision to reject a controversial 225 housing development will begin later this month.

Success for Ryedale Book Festival

York Press: World renowned author Michael Morpurgo talks to Ryedale School children at the Milton Rooms, Malton.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11392581)

10:17am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CELEBRATED author Michael Morpurgo took to the stage for a unique event with hundreds of local schoolchildren as part of the annual Ryedale Book Festival.

New drop-in service for older people

York Press: Librarian Martine Green at Malton Library with some of the Age UK information available in the section used by the organisation for advisory sessions on Wednesdays. Picture David Harrison. (10955940)

9:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

OLDER people are being offered free advice and information at a new drop-in service.

International success for Ryedale artist

York Press: Sally Taylor, opening of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 with Confused Head 27

9:35am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RYEDALE artist is celebrating winning a prestigious award, staving off competition from more than 3,000 other entrants.

Ryedale photographer to sell limited edition prints in aid of cancer charities

York Press:

10:18am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A WOMAN who changed career after beating cancer is supporting two charities that fund research into the disease.

Blind skydiver raises cash for hospice

York Press:

12:35pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A YOUNG man with a rare condition has taken part in a charity skydive.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions visits Ryedale

York Press: BACK TO WORK: Iain Duncan-Smith says the Work Programme is a success.

10:27am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Ryedale MP Anne McIntosh will welcome Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to a business networking lunch at the Old Lodge Hotel in Malton tomorrow (Thursday).

BMW destroyed and other vehicles damaged in York arson attack - picture of suspect released - VIDEO AND NEW PICS - Update 4.10pm

York Press:

9:35am Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE say a York arson attack which destroyed a BMW car and damaged two other vehicles and a house could have had potentially devastating consequences.

Latest speed camera locations announced

York Press:

4:28pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The latest locations for North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety cameras have been announced.

Half-term fun at National Railway Museum

York Press:

1:52pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

VISITORS to the National Railway Museum got a sneak preview of what’s in store for October half term when actors from street theatre troupe Platform did a dress rehearsal in the atmospheric Station Hall.

£40k payout for pig farm's loss

York Press: Picture shows farmers Mick Gilbank 67 and Mark Wilson 44 at Low Moor Farm in North Yorkshire. A pig farming firm that sued a hot air balloon company claiming one of their flights caused a fatal stampede among their animals used a maths whizz to win a &pou

9:39am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A pig farming firm that sued a hot air balloon company claiming one of their flights caused a fatal stampede among their animals used a maths whizz to win a £40,000 payout.

User took cannabis from drugs factory

York Press: Scales - zxc

9:17am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A cannabis user caught trying to move six kilos of the drug from Tadcaster to Manchester has avoided a return to jail.

Wheelchair user left behind by bus firm

York Press:

9:06am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE husband of a disabled woman has slammed a bus company after the couple were repeatedly left on the pavement.

Manslaughter suspect named and in court - two more arrests made

York Press:

9:28am Monday 13th October 2014

A MAN will appear in court today charged with manslaughter following the death of a 21-year-old at the weekend.

Woman airlifted to hospital after being cut free from crash wreckage in North Yorkshire

York Press: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

5:27pm Monday 13th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have cut free a woman who was trapped in her car after it collided with a van on the A171 at Normanby, near Whitby, at 1.30 pm today.

Hospital staff strike over denied pay rise

York Press:

2:10pm Monday 13th October 2014

HEALTH workers have picketed this morning in protest over a Government decision not to give them a recommended one per cent pay rise.

Thousands of Yorkshire Marathon runners celebrate crossing the line

York Press:

10:44am Monday 13th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are already underway for the 2015 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon after 7,000 amateur and professional runners took on the challenge this year.


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