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April's Disney dreams come true

York Press: Members of House Martin's Day Nursery, Malton who took part in a sponsored assault  course challenge in aid of April Benton (pictured)   (L-R), Julie Twamley, Julie Smith, Audrey Wilson, Emma O'Dwyer, Amy King and Amanda Beecham   Picture : Frank

1:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LITTLE girl with an extremely rare condition is to fulfil a dream to meet her favourite Disney characters thanks to the generosity of local people.

Railway crossing closure warning

York Press: CONCERNS FLOODing IN: The railway crossing between Malton and Norton that will be closed for various works over a two-month periodPicture Frank Dwyer

1:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MAINTENANCE work which will close the level crossing between Norton and Malton is due to start this weekend.

Royal approval for mountain rescue team

York Press: The Duke of York presenting a cheque for £1000 to Ian Hugill of Scarborough and Ryedale MRT

1:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCARBOROUGH and Ryedale Mountain Rescue has received £1,000 by the Duke of York’s Community Initiative's Innovation Fund.

‘End doubt over asphalt plant plans’

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1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLANNING for an asphalt plant at Whitewall Quarry in Norton has been deferred for the ninth time for further submissions to be considered.

Gladman housing plan inquiry to start

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1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN inquiry in to the decision to reject a controversial 225-home development starts on Tuesday.

Firm unveils investment in leisure centres

York Press: The extension to Pickering swimming pool to provide a new 40-station gym

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE NEW firm which has taken over the operation of three leisure centres in Ryedale has announced plans to extend the gym facilities.

Rescuers are praised after pulling woman from River Ouse

York Press:

12:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO MEN who rescued a woman from the River Ouse have been praised by police.

Archbishop of York 'deeply ashamed' at church's handling of child abuse allegations

York Press: Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu

12:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A REPORT on the Church of England’s handling of child abuse allegations against a former cathedral dean has strongly criticised a former Archbishop of York.

Winter scheme offers help to the elderly

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

11:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RYEDALE Citizens Advice Bureau is running a special initiative to help older people prepare for winter.

Art project launched to draw in young voters

York Press:

11:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YOUNG people are being encouraged to get involved with local democracy by taking part in a new arts project.

Half-term family fun on offer

York Press:

11:37am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FROM treasure hunts to spooky crafts, there is plenty happening in the North York Moors for half-term.

Gold stars for Ryedale food and drink companies

York Press: ORCHARD HARVEST: Julia Medforth, of Raithorpe Manor Fine Foods, with a bottle of the award-winning damson port

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RYEDALE food and drinks companies have been flying the flag for Yorkshire in this year’s Great Taste Awards, beating off competition from thousands of entrants to secure coveted gold stars.

Witness appeal after car damaged in hit-and-run

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11:13am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a car was damaged by another vehicle which failed to stop.

School wins national award for geography teaching

York Press: Malton School have won a national geography award   (l-r), Olive Ferguson , Steephanie Bramley, Jamie Knaggs, Helen Wilson (teacher), Jake Liversage   Picture Frank Dwyer (11214210)

11:13am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MALTON School has won a prestigious national award in recognition of its geography teaching and learning.

Whitby couple’s running total for hospice

York Press: Tim and Sarah Richardson who were challenged to do the Great North Run raising  nearly £1,000 for the hospice which supported two people close to them.

11:13am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUPLE of novice runners have raised nearly £1,000 for the hospice which supported two people close to them.

New scheme to cut fuel bills

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11:09am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESIDENTS who use oil as their main heating source could save money on their bills as part of a new scheme.

Hospice plea for volunteers

York Press:

11:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN URGENT appeal has been made for volunteers to support patients at a Ryedale day hospice.

Malton cemetery project leaves lasting memorial

York Press: Presentation to the Mayor of Malton, Joan Lawrence , of the New CD of memorial inscriptions of Malton Cemetery by Janice Wood , Vice Chair of the Ryedale Family History Group with (l-R), Nid Bridges, Ana Richards and Norman Bridges : Picture Frank Dwyer (

11:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN EXTENSIVE project to record over 2,500 memorial inscriptions in Malton cemetery has been completed by a local history group.

Milkshake shop opens in Malton

York Press: Thalia Counsell who has opened  Moobies Milkshake shop in Newbiggin, Malton  :  Picture Frank Dwyer (11482780)

10:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHOCOALTE lovers will now be able to enjoy their favourite chocolate bar in a different way thanks to a new milkshake shop in Malton.

Personal trainer to open Pickering gym

York Press: Personal fitness trainer Peter Nelson at his studio in Pickering.Pic:Nigel Holland (11317767)

10:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PERSONAL trainer who will soon attempt to row the distance of 20 major lakes in Britain has set up his own gym with a difference.

TV presenter supports Castle Howard Christmas fair

York Press: Nick Hewer

10:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TELEVISION presenter Nick Hewer is supporting this year's NSPCC Christmas fair.

Howardian Hills Photographic Competition launched

York Press: John Grimshaw,Liz Bassindale(right correct) and Maggie Farey who are organising the AONB photo competition at the Arboretum Castle Howard.Pic:Nigel Holland (11060573)

10:23am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

KEEN amateur photographers are being offered the opportunity to capture the special qualities of the Howardian Hills in a new competition.

Dickens audio book to raise funds for festive lights

York Press: An audio book version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol  has gone on sale to raise funds for the town's festive light and help push a seasonal festival for 2015.

10:11am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN AUDIO book version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has gone on sale to raise funds for the town's festive lights and help push a seasonal festival for 2015.

Delays to Helmsley Market Place facelift

York Press: The market square in Helmsley

9:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN environmental facelift for Helmsley Market Place will not be carried out this year, members of the town council have been told.

Ryedale obesity problems revealed in report

York Press: 'A third of adults across the world are overweight'

9:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

OBESITY is a major problem in Ryedale, it has been revealed in a major new report on the health of North Yorkshire residents.

NHS trust leads by flu example

York Press: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

9:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN NHS trust is leading by example in a campaign to make sure its staff and patients are protected from flu.

Village spells out its wish-list for the future

York Press: POSS PIC OF THE WEEK?Two remote farms in Farndale are lit up in the spring sunshine.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11577598)

9:15am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VILLAGERS in Farndale have spelt out their aspirations for the future.

Conference looks at Malton's Roman past

York Press: Speakers at the Romans in Ryedale and Beyond conference held in the Milton Rooms on Saturday. Pictured front fom left are Patrick Ottaway, Rachel Wood, Peter Addyman and Peter Halkon. Bk from left are Steve Roskams, Rob Collins, Roger Ling, Paula Wavel an

1:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CONFERENCE looking at the area's Roman past was held at the Milton Rooms in Malton on Saturday.

Man charged with causing death by careless driving

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1:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN appeared in court yesterday charged with causing death by careless driving.

Woman injured in Castle Howard car crash

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12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN was injured and taken to hospital after her car lended up in a ditch near Castle Howard.

Buildings saved for posterity

York Press: A call has been made for affordable homes in the North York Moors National Park

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LATEST figures from the North York Moors National Park Authority at Helmsley show that since 2012 some 29 listed buildings have been removed from the "at risk" register.

Respected joiner Peter Thompson dies

York Press: LEGACY: Peter Thompson, who has died

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE chairman of a York joinery company has died after a two and a half year struggle with cancer.

Farmer denies setting bird trap on farmland

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11:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A RYEDALE farmer yesterday denied setting a trap to injure wild birds following a surveillance operation by the RSPB on the land.

Lifesavers’ volunteer appeal

York Press:

12:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is looking for volunteers to join its Malton Fundraising Guild.

£5k boost for hospice shop from war weekend

York Press: Railway remebers: Colin and Peter Taylor enjoy the Pickering War Weekend.

11:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS at St Catherine’s Hospice shop, in Pickering, are celebrating after the Railway in Wartime weekend brought in thousands of pounds for patient care.

Bobbing for joy at apple day

York Press: Ginney Scott- Stones  prepares for the Camphill Trust, Malton    Apple Day on  25th October  10.30  -  2pm   Picture ; Frank Dwyer (11482519)

11:16am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE bumper apple season will be celebrated this Saturday at an event organised by Camphill Village Trust.

Diabetes health team launched

York Press: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

11:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new NHS service for diabetic adults in the Vale of York has been launched.

Be positive for Kirkbymoorside’s future

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9:33am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

 THE first steps in creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Kirkbymoorside have been put to the town council.

Council hears residents' views

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9:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FACT-FINDING day to ascertain the views of Pickering residents has been hailed a big success with a catalogue of issues raised.

Sinnington bonfire event cancelled

York Press:

1:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE annual bonfire and firework display in Sinnington has been cancelled due to safety issues.

Whitby rail plan vetoed

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9:35am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to restore the rail link between Whitby, Malton and York, has been vetoed by Whitby Tourism Association.

Concerns raised over advertisement signs in Helmsley

York Press: Martin Vander Weyer

4:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HELMSLEY councillors and businesses are working together to provide an answer to concerns by National Park planners over the growing number of advertisement signs in the town.

Moorsbus celebrates successful season

York Press: BUS SERVICE: The North York Moors

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A RURAL bus service, which was saved by a group of volunteers after having its funding cut, has celebrated its final day of the season with a packed out bus.

Tributes paid to Alan Martin, who has died aged 73

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1:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE funeral of a former secretary of Kirkbymoorside Brass band takes place on Friday.

Get crafty for Christmas at Ryedale Folk Museum

York Press: Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

11:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RYEDALE Folk Museum is offering people the chance to kick-start Christmas with a programme of craft courses.

Donation for Pickering Fisheries Association

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10:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GRANT to protect fish and to improve their habitats has been donated to The Pickering Fisheries Association.

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.


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