A hidden gem in Helmsley’s historic walled garden

Gazette & Herald: A small tortoiseshell butterfly feeds on a Dahlia Happy Single Flame flower at Helmsley Walled Garden. Pic: Mike Tipping (10173030)

3:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

STEPPING into the stunning surroundings of Helmsley Walled Garden it is easy to imagine the Victorian lady of the house enjoying the late summer sunshine as she selected the floral decorations for Duncombe Park.

Turn back time with new book about Kirkbymoorside

Gazette & Herald: Author Chris Boddy with his book The Millers of Kirkbymoorside at Moorside Rooms.Nigel Holland (9329500)

3:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FASCINATING book looking at the history of local mills has been produced by Kirkbymoorside History Group,

Old photographs from the Gazette & Herald archive

Gazette & Herald: 280820147172 (9781667)

12:27pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE York offices of the Gazette & Herald and its sister paper, the York Press, are on the move. The demolition of the newspaper’s former printworks, paper reel store and rear offices in Walmgate is complete and Vinci Construction UK is building flats and apartments for 654 university students in its place.

Putting your camera skills to the test

Gazette & Herald: SINGLE USE ONLYBarrie Tuck - One more push

10:57am Friday 5th September 2014

THERE are many types of sports and we are lucky in having such a variety available either on our doorstep, or within easy reach. Sport is often a challenge to photograph, especially when it is fast paced, but when it works, you get a great deal of satisfaction.

Fine dining experience on an historic scale

Gazette & Herald: Settrington Orangery. Karen Storey of Settrington House.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9329264)

11:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

KAREN DARLEY gets a behind-the-scenes look round an historic house which is opening its doors to the wider public.

Rich dialect 'round the ringside

Gazette & Herald:

3:52pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ey up, it’s time to talk dialect with Yorkshire’s own ‘Olympic champion’ ADAM COLLIER.

Taking on the glorious Tough Mudder challenge

Gazette & Herald:

4:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT's 10.42am on a Sunday morning and I can barely breathe.

Collection of miniature historical scenes on display for last time

Gazette & Herald:

4:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A REMARKABLE collection of miniature historical scenes which had remained hidden for decades are on public display for the final time this weekend.

Yorkshire coast wildlife picture wins award for photographer

Gazette & Herald:

4:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Yorkshire wildlife photographer has received international recognition at a photography competition in the US, for his photograph capturing the amazing wildlife of the Yorkshire Coast.

Hovingham Primary School history brought to life

Gazette & Herald:

5:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

HOVINGHAM Primary School is celebrating 150 years at the heart of the village

Kevin Hollinrake: A true blue who wants a fairer society

Gazette & Herald: Kevin Hollinrake, the prosepective MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey. Pic: Mike Tipping (9247034)

10:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

ASK most would-beTory MPs who their heroes are, and you'll get a fairly predictable answer: Margaret Thatcher or Sir Winston Churchill most likely.

Supporting Scarborough's lifeboat heroes

Gazette & Herald: The Scarborough lifeboat on a training exercise close to the North Bay shore. Picture: Matt Clark (9038998)

2:11pm Monday 11th August 2014

The North Sea is not a good place to be stranded but rescues cost serious money and Scarborough lifeboat is running an appeal for new equipment. MATT CLARK discovers why.

Snapshot of changing seasons

Gazette & Herald: Bicycle made for two

2:58pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THIS month’s feature from Malton Camera Club offers five fantastic images by one of its members, Sue Hogarth.

‘Mad idea’ which grew into Screenplay

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 07802 400651/mail@bartpics.co.uk
1st August 2014


9:23am Thursday 7th August 2014

Stephen Joseph Theatre associate director Henry Bell wanted to find a challenge for writers who were not internationally famous or who had not worked in the theatre before. As he tells Steve Pratt, the result was Screenplay

‘We have never knowingly detected a UFO’

Gazette & Herald: RAF Fylingdales. The operations room, manned 24/7,  365 days a year. Picture: Matt Clark (8841928)

3:24pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MATT CLARK visits RAF Fylingdales to hear about tracking space debris and the vital role of the information gathered there plays in our lives.

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Custom shows an age of innocence

Gazette & Herald:

3:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ONE of the long-surviving customs in parish churches was the display of a Maiden’s Garland at the funeral of an unmarried woman or girl. This was a visible sign of her virginity and innocence.

A crushing blow to my mobility

Gazette & Herald: Dale Lowther

3:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I AM writing this rather in the style of a rock pianist standing to pound out a number on an upright piano.

Independent approach to Scotland’s big decision

Gazette & Herald: John Clark

1:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I LOVE Scotland. I would like to live in the same country. I don’t want it to become a foreign country. That’s all, of course, what I want and nothing to do with the independence vote. The decision is up to the Scottish people and no-one else.

Feasts of summer

Gazette & Herald:

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

MIKE BAGSHAW, travel and countryside writer lifts the lid on the lowly snail.

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Readers' letters

All the facts on fracking need to be investigated

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I WANT to register my deep concerns about fracking nationally, and in our area in particular. There are too many flaws and unknowns to allow “any” exploration until much more research has been completed and public information shared.

Cattle market fears

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I HAVE formally requested the Secretary of State call-in all four planning applications relating to the relocation of the cattle market.

Badger cull failure

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RE James Stephenson’s farming column (Gazette & Herald, Wednesday, September 3) and its headline “Badger culls to continue”.

Not the best site

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ACCORDING to a report in the Gazette, September 3, the construction of Jack Berry Rehabilitation Centre, is now well under way and on schedule.

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Fundraising Fun

Annual golf day supports farmers

Gazette & Herald: webpix charity donation cash money collection

9:41am Saturday 20th September 2014

FARMING charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) North Yorkshire committee, held its first annual golf day at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club.

Ryedale woman skydives for charity

Gazette & Herald: SKYDIVING: Lynda Thompson’s 10,000ft tandem skydive raised £1,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice

12:02pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RYEDALE woman has jumped 10,000 feet out of a plane to raise funds for Saint Catherine's Hospice.

The Black Swan takes part in ice bucket challenge

Gazette & Herald: Manager Paul O'Hanlon is soaked for charity at The Black Swan Helmsley.Pic Nigel Holland (10024652)

11:50am Wednesday 10th September 2014

IT'S a craze sweeping the country and staff from the Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley were the latest to take part in the ice bucket challenge.

Next Steps hold week of fundraising

Gazette & Herald: Leisa (correct) Taylor with Joanne Rose (right)  who is to have her head shaved for charity at Next Steps Norton.nIgel Holland (10027625)

11:35am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NORTON-based charity is holding a week of fundraising events with the aim of doubling their £1,000 target.

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