Cropton steps back in time

Gazette & Herald: The locals and soldiers of Cropton Home Guard where they were stationed during the Second World War

3:39pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE HISTORY of Cropton will go on display as part of an exhibition showcasing how vastly towns and villages in Ryedale have changed.

Hidden gardens from a whole world away

Gazette & Herald: Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, RiponPhotos by Ian Garside and Jane Chandler (5574032)

2:41pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two men have transformed a quiet corner of England into an exotic Himalayan-style woodland. JENNIFER KEE finds out how they did it.

Ryedale designer reveals her new collection

Gazette & Herald: North Yorkshire fashion designer Charlotte Hazell, who runs label Charlotte Lucy from her home in Norton, near Malton

9:29am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Young North Yorkshire designer Charlotte Hazell makes clothes to cherish. MAXINE GORDON reports on her new collection

Ryedale artist's brush with success at Saatchi Gallery

Gazette & Herald: teacher turned artist Rosi Robinson at home in Malton with her painting New York

3:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SPECIAL needs teacher turned artist will be featured as one to watch for one of the country’s most prestigious galleries.

Get all aboard for a starlight show

Gazette & Herald: The cast of Starlight Express

2:58pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

GET your skates on for the hottest tickets in town on a train journey like no other.

Fears raised for barn owls of Yorkshire

Gazette & Herald: Barn owl in flight: credit Gary Cox (5072402)

10:01am Friday 4th April 2014

THEY are one of our most beautiful and best-loved birds. The sight of a barn owl ghosting silently out of woodland as twilight gathers can make a good day perfect.

When the lights went out over Europe and Castle Howard

Gazette & Herald: DUTY CALLS - James Mitchell pictured in uniform at Castle Howard with the estate's agent Charles Luckhurst.

9:46am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Sepia photos from the western front may sum up the First World War but, as an exhibition at Castle Howard shows, documents give us a snapshot of the home front - the other half of the Great War story. MATT CLARK reports.

Capturing the start of Spring with Malton Camera Club

Gazette & Herald: A detailed image of a woodland plant just coming into flower by Norton Wildlife Watch member Ella Dijle

3:22pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Malton Camera Club join forces with Norton Wildlife Watch to document spring arriving at their base at Howsham Mill.

Learn about magical marine life

Gazette & Herald: Rock pools at South Landing when the tide is out

2:11pm Saturday 29th March 2014

STUCK for things to do with the kids over the Easter break? How about a bit of messing about on the seashore?

The sheer joy of running wild

Gazette & Herald: GREAT FUN: Sisters Lily, right, and Ruby Fuller play near their home at Thixendale

2:16pm Monday 24th March 2014

Today’s children are so out of touch with nature that just one in five will grow up to value it, conservationists have warned. Lara Lambert talks to one man whose daughters’ passion for everything wild is bucking the trend

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Hold your nose and vote in Euro elections

Gazette & Herald: Martin Vander Weyer

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EXCITED about the Euro elections? No, neither am I. If it wasn’t for a letter from the returning officer reminding me I have a postal vote, I would barely be aware of the polling date, which is May 22.

Then there were five

Gazette & Herald: Elsa and the babies

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Companion animals enrich our lives in many ways and for children, owning a pet can be a valuable lesson in appreciating the responsibilities associated with caring for a small and vulnerable life.

How Easter became a moveable holiday

Gazette & Herald: Whitby Abbey

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WHITBY Abbey with its famous abbess, Hilda, was one of England’s leading centres of Christianity and a major event occurred during her stewardship. It was the Synod of Whitby in AD 664, the town then known as Streoneshalh.

It’s always hard when you lose

Gazette & Herald: Dale Lowther

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

INFANTICIDE on a grand scale has taken place on the farm – a lamb and a nest full of potential guinea fowl keets. The first squashed, the others abandoned, trampled and then strewn out of the nest.

We need more than intellectual nourishment

Gazette & Herald: John Clark

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PREVIOUS Gazette & Herald letter was headed “Food for Thought”. The origin of this phrase has been hard to find, but may come from the Babylonian “intellectual nourishment”.

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Readers' letters

‘The car park is the best site for town’s new store’

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WRITE in response to two recent letters published in your pages (“Decisionmakers should be made to pay the costs” and “Food for thought” – April 10).

All about the cash

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOWARD KEAL says that introducing lower car park charges would have been a bad deal for taxpayers. He should recall that there was a pilot scheme to see if lowering the charges would increase use and this would increase revenue.

Not just any store

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CAN I through your paper let people know that although I have resigned as vice-chairman of Ryedale District Council, I am still a member of the council, which a number of people have not realised.

Let cuts be clear

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE huge cuts flagged up by BBC Radio York and the Gazette & Herald’s sister paper, York Press, mid-March by North Yorkshire County Council under “North Yorkshire County Council 2020” are not, apparently, to be accompanied by proper information on what will be proposed and about the consultation of the public.

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