Features

Church spire continues as a guiding light

Gazette & Herald: Previous year's illuminating All Saints Newton on Ouse.  Picture: Peter Bearfield. (11962450)

9:49am Friday 31st October 2014

For a few days a North Yorkshire church can be seen in a different light. MATT CLARK discovers why and learns its extraordinary history.

Memories of Yorkshire School for the Blind

Gazette & Herald: 27 June 1947 Children from the Yorkshire School for the Blind enjoy a game of cricket at King's Manor with the help of a rattling ball and the whistle of the umpire.YEP PIC (11714646)

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE photographs show a typical school day out at the seaside. Children are digging in the sand, paddling and squealing with delight as they ride donkeys along the beach.

Bilsdale Silver Band celebrate 155 years

Gazette & Herald: Back: Will Ward, George Teasdale, Alf Atkinson, Jim Allison, Tom JohnsonFront: Harold Noble, Will Atkinson, Bob Bentley, Steve Hunton, Jack Atkinson

4:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BILSDALE Silver Band is a truly rural band.

Hotel offers Muddy Paws package

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8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Devonshire Fell, a home from home boutique hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, is offering a Muddy Paws package – the “paw-fect” stay for you and your four-legged friend.

Memories of Pickering Methodist School

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4:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE York offices of the Gazette & Herald, and its sister paper The Press, moved recently into the former Poads building in Walmgate, York.

Yorkshire - a county so rich with natural wonders

Gazette & Herald:

1:43pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Wildlife artist ROBERT E FULLER describes the wealth of wildlife in Yorkshire – some of it here in York.

7 old aerial photos of York

Gazette & Herald: Aerial view of the A64 York by-pass which shows the Stockton on Forest road bridging the carriageway, the intersection with the Malton Road, centre and the small hamlet of Hopgrove, on left. Press picture August 1981 (11253958)

8:39am Thursday 9th October 2014

WE all love gawping at aerial photographs. They give us a chance to see familiar streets and neighbourhoods from a new and exhilarating perspective - and also perhaps give us a feeling of freedom, the sense of soaring like a bird.

Notes on a Victorian scandal

Gazette & Herald: Through the Keyhole Feature on Nun Monkton author, Suzanne Fagence Cooper  , whose book about Victorian woman Effie Gray has inspired a new film   Picture Frank Dwyer (10737163)

8:18am Tuesday 7th October 2014

IT would be fair to say that Suzanne Fagence Cooper is a bit obsessed with the Victorians.

Local quilters mark the centenary of the First World War

Gazette & Herald: Annie Parkinson, Judith Clarke and Roberta Harte admire Judith's quilt 'Rohilla' which depicts the story of the First World War hospital ship lost off Whitby. Picture: Matt Clark (11045128)

9:50am Friday 3rd October 2014

Work by local quilters and embroiderers marks the centenary of the First World War in a beautiful and painstaking way, reports STEPHEN LEWIS.

Yorkshire Dales National Park celebrates 60th anniversary

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12:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MY first experience of the Yorkshire Dales came on a long, hot summer 30 years ago. I'd given up my civil service job in London, bought a tent and a rucksack, then set out to walk from John O' Groats to Land's End.

Flowers fit for a king

Gazette & Herald: The Richard III Flower Festival at the church of St Helen & the Holy Cross in Sheriff Hutton. Pictured is Mary Masefield. Picture David Harrison. (8487334)

1:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

King Richard III may be staying in Leicester. But a small parish church north of York has its own connections to the last Yorkist king - and plans to celebrate them next month. STEPHEN LEWIS reports on Sheriff Hutton's Richard III Flower Festival

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

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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.

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Columnists

Grape expectations

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM not sure whether my vineyard on the edge of the North York Moors National Park is the most northerly in England, but it is probably the smallest.

Science brings a ray of light

Gazette & Herald: Dale Lowther

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The cows will soon be in. They are starting to spend hours gazing over the gates across the lane from the foldyard, dreaming no doubt of self service at the silage clamp, but they can dream on for a while yet.

Rein in ‘the market’ or we’ll end up even poorer

Gazette & Herald: John Clark

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

“The chief executive of the xyz company earns £3m per year”, “A footballer earns £150,000 a week”. Earns? The user has not read much Oscar Wilde. This may be their price, but it is not their value.

Weathervanes: Prices blow in right direction

Gazette & Herald:

4:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Weathervanes are a bit of a misnomer as obviously they are to do with wind direction rather than weather, although the two are not entirely unconnected.

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Readers' letters

Not a democratic exercise

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Given the by now completely obvious extent of public concern about fracking in Ryedale, it seems altogether remarkable that the district council chose to close to the public its parish liaison meeting in Malton, held on Wednesday, October 22, at which fracking was on the agenda.

Eye clinic changes do not focus on patients’ needs

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MY mother has been attending the Scarborough Eylea clinic for treatment of age-related macular degeneration (wet), on average every six weeks for the past 18 months. She is 91 and lives in a residential care home in Scarborough.

To frack, or not?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TO frack or not to frack? Not to, would seem to be the answer, at least not now.

Ample to do

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

COINCIDENCE? Chance? I wonder? I relocated to Helmsley from London in February of this year. I had been visiting Ampleforth Abbey for the past three years, where I now work, voluntarily, on the gardening team.

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Fundraising Fun

Morrisons baton relay raises a smile for charity

Gazette & Herald: Dave Thompson, right, and colleagues, from the Morrisons store in Malton who were taking part in the run/walk/cycle to Scarborough event on Saturday in aid of Sue Ryder. Picture David Harrison. (11644339)

10:19am Wednesday 29th October 2014

STAFF from Morrisons supermarket in Malton have taken place in a national baton race to raise funds for charity.

Black tie event to raise funds for Diabetes UK

Gazette & Herald: CASHING IN: From left, Simon Parker, director at Feathers, Louise Simoniam, of Diabetes UK, and Shirley Nicholls and Nigel Brannan, of Curzon & Co.

9:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MOTHER whose son has type one diabetes has organised a fundraising event to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Charity auction rescues 25 dogs

Gazette & Herald: webpix charity donation cash money collection

9:35am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DOG lovers who attended a charity auction have helped to save about 25 dogs from being put down this winter.

April's Disney dreams come true

Gazette & Herald: 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.

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