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

Making chocolate at Betty's School of Cookery

Gazette & Herald: Hannah Bryan with course tutors Kirsty Mitchison and Lisa Bennison and some of the chocolates that Hannah made on the course

2:28pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Reporter HANNAH BRYAN dons her apron and heads to Bettys School of Cookery on a chocolate-making adventure.

The curling club who took on the world and won

Gazette & Herald: The winners of the international curling tournament held in Switzerland in 1907 – John Potter, William I’Anson and William Wilkinson

3:33pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

CURLING may have been thrown into the spotlight at the recent Winter Olympics as a popular Scottish sport, but more than 100 years ago there was a thriving club in Malton.

How Georgia Wilkinson had a wild idea

Gazette & Herald: Georgia Wilkinson in front of her inspiration board

1:05pm Saturday 8th March 2014

North Yorkshire designer Georgia Wilkinson takes inspiration for her quirky designs from the wildlife around her.

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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”.

Flights of fancy with bird names

Gazette & Herald: A  goldfinch

3:18pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

FOLLOWING my recent notes about the North Riding dialect names, especially for the hedgehog, a reader has asked about dialect names for some wild birds. He added that his bird feeders are visited by stoggies. I’m sure he would have told us that spuggies were also regular callers, then he might have noticed a French linney or a cuddy.

Broodies hiding in the barn

Gazette & Herald: Dale Lowther

3:14pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SPRING has sprung. We are lambing. Well, two ewes have lambed so there are still a lot more to go, but it’s a start. Both ewes had stonking great singles so we are expecting more of the rest of the flock. Medium-sized twins are the lambs of choice please, mums.

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Readers' letters

Let’s build a better town, but make sure it’s right

Gazette & Herald: The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate announced plans to develop a 46-acre site on the outskirts of Malton. The site, in Castle Howard Road, could eventually accommodate up to 500 homes.

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Ryedale needs homes. That is an inescapable fact that most people accept. Indeed, at a residents’ meeting held on April 8 to discuss the proposed new development between Castle Howard and Middlecave Roads, it was a point upon which everyone agreed.

Pickering relatives reunited

Gazette & Herald: (5390230)

8:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I had a box of old family photographs that was given to me as a child. Periodically, I would look through the box and wonder who the people in the photographs were, often dreaming about what their story was and how it was connected to me.

Simpson’s Trust

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN April 1924, wealthy Norton resident Sarah Elizabeth Simpson donated the, then enormous, sum of £10,000 to form a charitable trust.

Spare some time

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

COULD you spare an hour or two of your time once a year to save children in need?

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