Acquisition of agricultural business creates £110 million group

Gazette & Herald: Pictured from left to right are William Thompson’s (York) managing director Andrew Richardson; Harrowells Solicitors corporate finance partner Philip Lewis-Ogden; JWPCreers corporate finance associate Katy Booth; William Thompson’s (York) Ltd

9:24am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN animal feed producer which started life as a grocery shop in Goodramgate nearly 90 years ago is at the centre of one the largest corporate deals in North Yorkshire this year.

North Yorkshire landmarks transformed by light for illuminating festivals

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11:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SOME of North Yorkshire's most famous landmarks are being transformed by light this week.

Centenary of Rohilla rescue to be commemorated in Whitby

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9:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CENTENARY of a dramatic sea rescue off the Yorkshire coast will be commemorated this weekend.

Farmers warned over sheep thefts

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7:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 200 lambs and sheep have been stolen from farmland in North Yorkshire in recent weeks.

North Yorkshire Police launch illegal firearms amnesty

Gazette & Herald: More than 80 firearms have been handed in in the first week of Greater Manchester's fire arms amnesty

10:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

OWNERS of illegal firearms have been urged to hand them over to police in an amnesty.

£5 million worth of improvements planned for A64

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10:11am Thursday 30th October 2014

HIGHWAYS chiefs are planning to spend more than £5 million on improvements to the A64 in North Yorkshire in coming months.

Police inspector saves life of pensioner who collapsed outside pub

Gazette & Herald: LIFE SAVER: Inspector Eamon Clarke with Denis Peirson

9:29am Thursday 30th October 2014

A POLICE inspector saved the life of a pensioner who had collapsed outside a North Yorkshire pub.

Adorable Gigi still seeking home after 200 days at dog shelter

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9:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DOG which has been in the care of an animal charity for more than 200 days is still in need of a home.

Homes inquiry told lives will be at risk

Gazette & Herald: Kirkbymoorside could get 260 new homes if a plan by Gladman Developments Ltd for land at Westfields

12:19pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Kirkbymoorside have warned government officials that granting a formerly refused housing development on appeal could lead to serious traffic accidents and would have a detrimental impact on the town.

Tributes pour in after death of mum-to-be

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12:19pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a mother-to-be who died suddenly losing her unborn baby.

Huntsman’s trial date set

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12:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The case against Joint Master and Huntsman for the Middleton Hunt, Tom Holt,was before Scarborough Magistrates today and was adjourned until 12 February 2015 for trial.

Anti-flood project delayed until Spring

Gazette & Herald: Environment Agency inspect beck

12:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORK has been suspended on the pioneering £2 m flood defence scheme being built to protect the North Yorkshire town of Pickering which has suffered a catalogue of floods in recent years.

Plea for support at Poppy Appeal launch

Gazette & Herald: Pictured ready for the annual Poppy Appeal in Malton and Norton are from the left, Shaun Brosnan Poppy Appeal organiser, David Tolson, Emily Ogram, Paul Farndale, John Woodward, Cliff Umpleby and Phil Thompspn, next to the Malton War Memorial. Picture Dav

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ORGANISERS of the annual Poppy Appeal are calling on local people to support their efforts and help beat last year's total of almost £17,000.

Judicial review bid in battle for supermarket

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11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Fitzwilliam Malton Estate is seeking a judicial review of Ryedale District Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a supermarket on Wentworth Street car park in Malton.

Plans underway for festive day in Helmsley

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11:09am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS for a festive fun day in Helmsley are underway to coincide with Small Business Saturday.

Fashion student launches children's clothing range

Gazette & Herald: Catherine Wattrus, of Amotherby, who has set up her own sustainable, ethical childrenswear brand Baby Nini with model Henry Steel, aged 9 months. Picture David Harrison. (11644387)

11:06am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FASHION student, who is still studying towards her degree, is preparing to launch her own clothing line of unique children’s clothing.

Call for fight to save library from closure

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11:25am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to support Norton library in a bid to save it from closure.

Businessman's donation saves cancer support group

Gazette & Herald: Mark Goodson of Wayside Holiday Park.

10:22am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BUSINESSMAN has helped to secure the future of a support group for cancer sufferers and their families.

Exhibition offers glimpse of Norton's past

Gazette & Herald: Pictured from the left are John Stone, Sid Woodhams and Di Keal in the Norton Town Council chamber and former town magistraits court where a local history exhibition will be held. Picture David Harrison. (11942407)

10:16am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GLIMPSE into the past of Norton is on show on this weekend in the town’s council chamber.

Handyman service for older Ryedale residents

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9:56am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SCHEME which helps older and vulnerable people live independently in their own homes is now available to all residents in Ryedale.

Dickens talk launches festive season at Talbot Hotel

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9:45am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A RELATIVE of Charles Dickens will be appearing in Malton as part of the town's Christmas celebrations.

Village plans tribute to fallen war heroes

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10:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A VILLAGE is preparing to host a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Pub machine raiders jailed – but one is on run

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8:11am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO pub machine raiders have been jailed and another is on the run and believed to be in Spain after their trip to North Yorkshire ended in a police cell.

Falling for autumn


A long, warm summer has resulted in a spectacular show of autumn colour at the Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard. The 120 acre garden of trees is awash with swathes of red and gold foliage, which sho

2:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LONG warm summer has resulted in a spectacular show of autumn colour at the Yorkshire Arboretum, near Castle Howard.

Police warn over doorstep conmen

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12:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating more than 20 reports of distraction burglaries in York and North Yorkshire.

Travel agency helps fund fireworks display

Gazette & Herald: Nick Abbey (correct) from Hayes Travel  presents a cheque for £500 to Andy Boxall (right) for Elim Ryedale Church.Pic:Nigel Holland (11876987)

11:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TRAVEL agency is helping to fund the fireworks at an annual display in Norton.

Antique clock brought back home to Malton

Gazette & Herald: Jack Tinkler with the rare  1704 Long Case oak clock on sale at 3 The Shambles, Malton       : Picture Frank Dwyer (11482676)

11:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A RARE 18th century clock which was made in Malton has been brought back to the town by a local antique dealer.

Children's heart surgery centre gets clean bill of health

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11:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

IMPROVEMENTS have been made at a children's heart surgery centre that was temporarily closed last year due to fears over mortality rates, an independent review has found.

Yorkshire Water's appeal for illegal waste information

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire Water

12:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YORKSHIRE Water is appealing for information over the illegal discharge of waste into the public sewer network at Sinnington.

Towns mull bid to host national market event

Gazette & Herald: Visitors browse Malton’s well-known market

10:01am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MEMBERS OF Norton and Malton Town Councils have backed a potential bid to host next year's Towns Alive national convention.

Hospice needs votes for £5k donation

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9:53am Wednesday 29th October 2014

SAINT Catherine’s Hospice is appealing for help from supporters in Ryedale after being shortlisted in a scheme which could net the charity thousands of pounds.

Plans unveiled for historic wartime cabin to be turned into eco-friendly solar powered classroom

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9:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A UNIQUE outdoor activity centre for schools and youth groups in Easingwold has unveiled plans to turn its historic wartime cabin into an eco-friendly solar powered classroom and meeting hall.

Super slimmer Sue inspires others

Gazette & Herald: Sue Robson, from Pickering is congratulated on her weight loss of 10st 13lbs by actor Will Mellor after reaching the semi-finals of a national slimming competition.

9:36am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SUPER slimmer from Pickering reached the semi-finals of a national competition after losing nearly 11 stone.

Helmsley bonfire night celebrations

Gazette & Herald: DANGER: The fire service has offered advice for Bonfire Night

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HELMSLEY Sports and Social Club is hosting the town’s annual family bonfire night celebrations on Saturday.

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.

North Yorkshire County Council hailed as top authority for young people in care getting university places

Gazette & Herald: HIGH ACHIEVERS: North Yorkshire County Council headquarters, County Hall, Northallerton

11:37am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNG people leaving care in North Yorkshire are significantly more likely to take on places at university or training than in other areas.

Dances return to Norton

Gazette & Herald: Barrie and Pat Elener who are to hold a Halloween dance at the Indoor Bowls club Norton.Pic:Nigel Holland (11876641)

12:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COUPLE who organise popular dances both for fun and charity are back at their regular venue.

Spooktacular event at Ryedale Folk Museum

Gazette & Herald: Spooky smile – one of the entries in the Halloween pumpkin trail organised by Stroud Valleys Project (2319665)

9:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RYEDALE Folk Museum is inviting local people to experience their enchanted grounds at night– with plenty of strange goings on.

Cash up for grabs to improve access to GPs

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11:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DOCTORS' surgeries in North Yorkshire and can now bid for a share of £100 million pot of cash to improve and extending patient access to services.

Road safety camera locations released

Gazette & Herald: CAMERA VAN: A police mobile safety camera van has been involved in a serious accident

2:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire police have released the locations of the mobile safety camera vans for the coming week.

Inquiry after owl killed

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11:33am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN owl has been killed after someone broke into a cage at a York house.

Couple urge others to take up fostering

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9:05am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A COUPLE who are among North Yorkshire’s longest serving foster carers are urging others to make a difference for children and young people in care.

Coastal habitats need your help say Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Gazette & Herald:   GEORGE WILKINSON heads to the coast for a day out at Runswick Bay.

10:34am Tuesday 28th October 2014

YORKSHIRE Wildlife Trust is asking people to support the protection of local coastal habitats by becoming a friend of marine conservation zones.

Former senior North Yorkshire Police officer to retire

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8:07am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A TOP police officer who spent 22 years of his career in North Yorkshire has announced his retirement.

Man charged after knife incident at railway station

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8:07am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with possession of a knife on a train platform.

"Vast quantity of alcohol" seized from children in North Yorkshire

Gazette & Herald:

11:27am Monday 27th October 2014

PARENTS have been warned not to provide alcohol to youths, after a teenager was taken to hospital after a drunken party in a North Yorkshire.

Military rent rises at Catterick Garrison

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11:18am Monday 27th October 2014

MILITARY personnel at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire face big rent hikes because they are paying far less than civilians, ministers have warned.

Thousands of North Yorkshire households live in fuel poverty

Gazette & Herald: Funding secured to tackle borough's fuel poverty crisis

11:12am Monday 27th October 2014

A REPORT into the “energy divide” across Europe has revealed 26,229 homes in rural districts of North Yorkshire are living in fuel poverty.

Patients may be missing out on cancer care

Gazette & Herald: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

11:29am Monday 27th October 2014

ABOUT 85 lung cancer patients in Yorkshire and the Humber may be missing out on life-saving surgery each year, according to figures from Cancer Research.

Holiday park's donation saves cancer support group

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10:23am Monday 27th October 2014

A CANCER support group has been saved from the brink of closure thanks to a donation from a Ryedale holiday park.

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