The Advertiser Series E-Editions

Roman find declared of "national importance"

The Advertiser Series: DIGGING: Archaeologists at work on the villa site.

3:59pm Friday 22nd May 2015

THE remains of a third-century Roman villa, found during excavations for a new bypass, have been declared a monument of national importance by Historic England.

Saying farewell - with ceramic poppies

The Advertiser Series: GIFT: Col Stephen Padgett is presented with his prize poppy by ceramicist Sheila Plews and Risedale Sports and Community College students Abigail Smith and Kyal Almond, both 12.

4:04pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A RETIRING Army chief has been given a fitting tribute for his work in the community - and the chance to join in with an historic fundraiser.

Nursing home's clothing appeal for earthquake victims

The Advertiser Series: CLOTHES WANTED: Deacon Joy Sykes launches the Rosedale Nursing Home appeal for Nepal earthquake victims Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY PHOTOGRAPHY

2:50pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A NURSING home is appealing for residents to donate unwanted clothes to give to victims of the earthquakes in Nepal.

Town prepares to celebrate Magna Carta milestone

11:38am Friday 22nd May 2015

A SERIES of events are set to be staged in a market town ahead of celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

Ducks raise hundreds for school

The Advertiser Series: PADDLE: Children and adults taking part in the duck race in Melsonby

5:12pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A VILLAGE duck race organised by a small village school of less than 50 pupils has managed to raise more £1,000 for new books.

Bike ride to raise funds for children in India

The Advertiser Series: HELP: Cara Morris is cycling 150 miles to help children in India

11:55am Thursday 21st May 2015

SCHOOLGIRL Cara Morris is using pedal power to raise funds for children in India.

Campanologist's community efforts chime with councillors

The Advertiser Series: NEW ROLE: From left, former Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate Councillor Jim Clark, with new Mayor Councillor Nigel Simms, Mayoress Lynn Simms and former Mayoress Councillor Shirley Fawcett

11:53am Thursday 21st May 2015

A CAMPANOLOGIST has received a ringing endorsement from his fellow councillors after being appointed as Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate.

800 years of the rule of law

11:52am Thursday 21st May 2015

A TOWN is to mark its place in history as it celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Council unveils plaque commemorating late member Rob Johnson

The Advertiser Series: MEMORIAL: Cllr Russell Lord with fellow councillors with the new plaque on the bench at Mercury House

3:20pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A PLAQUE commemorating the life of one of Richmondshire’s longest serving councillors has been unveiled.

Nearly half a century of service rewarded

1:10pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

TWO councillors who between them have served a town for nearly 50 years have been given special community awards on their retirement.

Ancient honours at newly-formed school

The Advertiser Series: HONOURS: Maisy Bradbury and Anthony Boersma with their Cuthbert Crosses.

12:46pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

TWO students have become the first to receive an ancient accolade as their school enters a new era of learning.

Taking over the reins at Ryedale Show

12:40pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A STALWART of the rural scene, Freda Cockerill, has been elected as president of the Ryedale Show, joining only a handful of women to hold the honour.

Developers dismiss concerns over energy from manure plant

The Advertiser Series: CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSAL: Georgian model farm Arbour Hill, near the site of a proposed anaerobic digester scheme

3:48pm Monday 18th May 2015

DEVELOPERS behind proposals for a £5 million renewable energy plant on a greenfield site have countered claims that it will create a blot on the landscape.

School selects its student officers

The Advertiser Series: HEADS: Ripon Grammar School's new school officers, (L-R) Matthew Griffiths, Jack Baker, head boy James Donaldson, head girl Donna Castle-Ward, Lucy Mumford, Annabelle Blyton and Julia Atherley.

1:36pm Monday 18th May 2015

THE teenagers who will lead their student body at a North Yorkshire school for the coming year have been chosen.

Flood-hit sheltered housing scheme is demolished

The Advertiser Series: GOING: Local councillor William Heslop watches the complex being demolished.

1:23pm Monday 18th May 2015

AN old sheltered housing complex is being demolished - paving the way for a new development of affordable homes in Richmondshire.

Markets come under the spotlight

The Advertiser Series: MARKETS: Promoting the campaign are Ryedale officials Sam Hawes, Jos Holmes and David Stoner.

4:24pm Friday 15th May 2015

COUNTRY markets in North Yorkshire will feature in a national campaign this month.

NHS funds pilot scheme for out of hours mental health care

The Advertiser Series: The local clinical commissioning group is taking its latest Patient Congress to Tennants Suction centre on March 19, from 9.30am to noon.

3:59pm Friday 15th May 2015

A PILOT scheme to help those suffering from mental illness has been launched in Hambleton.

Woman re-opens grandmother's cafe after 15 years

The Advertiser Series: SCONES: Ginny Skilbeck who has opened a tea room at High Paradise Farm at Boltby Bank near Thirsk. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

3:54pm Friday 15th May 2015

A GRANDMOTHER'S popular scone recipe has been resurrected at a remote farm tearoom after a woman decided to re-establish the family business.

Teenager sets herself fundraising and myth-busting challenge

The Advertiser Series: CANCER SUPPORT: Thirsk School pupil Jane Morton with one of her charity packs

1:38pm Friday 15th May 2015

AN aspiring paramedic has set herself a challenge of raising more than £1,000 for cancer charities, while dispelling myths about the travelling community.

Chelsea Pensioners mark VE Day anniversary at museum

The Advertiser Series: MUSEUM TOUR: Chelsea Pensioners Mike Preston and Denis Shields with World of James Herriot volunteer Pat Metcalf, outside the attraction

1:06pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

TWO Chelsea Pensioners marked the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day by visiting an exhibition detailing what life was like during the Second World War.

Girls' night in raises £6,000 for Macmillan

The Advertiser Series: SUPPORT: Paula Proctor and friends raise £6,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

12:46pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

A FUNDRAISING event to raise cash in memory of a friend has netted £6,000 for a cancer charity.

Community bus to service North Yorkshire villages

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12:45pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

A COMMUNITY mini bus is to serve villages between Leyburn and Bedale offering trips to the weekly markets.

Cricket club raises funds - Italian-style

The Advertiser Series: HOWZAT: Head chef Mike Hall in the restaurant.

10:45am Sunday 10th May 2015

A SPORTS club has swapped cricket bats for red wine and pizza – by running its own Italian restaurant.

Conservatives win 27 of 28 seats on district council

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2:01pm Saturday 9th May 2015

CONSERVATIVES have won every seat but one in Hambleton – with Ukip taking the only seat the Tories failed to win on the district council.

School's eco energy move

The Advertiser Series: ECO: Headteacher Kate Williamson, pupils from South Otterington CE Primary School and HCS Mechanical Services Renewables manager Bob Chicken

2:48pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A PRIMARY school is celebrating switching to green energy – and expects to save more than £167,000 in fuel bills over two decades.

The return of James Herriot

The Advertiser Series: HIT: The original poster for the film.

1:16pm Thursday 7th May 2015

JAMES Herriot’s first screen incarnation is returning to North Yorkshire – for one night only.

Town businesses take on crime

3:29pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

CRIME and how to reduce it will come under the spotlight at the next meeting of Northallerton local businesses.

Leading printmakers' creations to be showcased

The Advertiser Series: SHOWCASE: Curator Sarah Greenslade with some of the works in the printmakers' exhibition at Zillah Bell Gallery Picture: Richard Doughty

2:52pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A GALLERY is set to showcase the work of some of Britain’s finest printmakers.

Tourist information centre to get new home in town's library

The Advertiser Series: SERVICES: Cllr Stuart Parson outside Richmond Library which is to be the new home for the Tourist Information Centre in the town Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

2:48pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A GROUP of town attractions which are working to support each other have branched out in a bid to save a trouble-hit Tourist Information Centre and a library from closure.

Students strut their stuff

The Advertiser Series: POSING: The students on the catwalk at their charity fashion show.

2:34pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

CHARITY-CONSCIOUS students have been showing creativity on the catwalk with their own fashion extravaganza.

CCTV issued after service station theft

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3:24pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

POLICE have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from a service station.

Girl Guides gives back to charity that helped fund Zambia mission

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY: Tony and Robina Sawyer raised £350 for the Ben Hyde Memorial Trust at their golden wedding anniversary. They presented the cheque to John Hyde alongside their granddaughter Hannah Sawyer.

2:29pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A CHARITABLE trust set up in memory of a Red Cap from Northallerton has received a donation from the family of a Girl Guide who benefitted from the foundation.

The treasures of the Dales

The Advertiser Series: PLANNING RULES: The Government has ruled the conversion of redundant barns in the Yorkshire Dales must be subject to restrictions

12:52pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

BUSINESSES across the Yorkshire Dales are lending their support to a new campaign designed to help visitors explore and enjoy the area.

Bank link gives swimmers major boost

The Advertiser Series: SWIMMING: Club member and Romanby School pupil Olivia Atkinson, ten, with mum and Barclays employee Claire Atkinson, (left) and colleague Carol Gardner with some of the new equipment the bank has helped purchase for Northallerton Amateur Swimming Club.

12:35pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A SWIMMING club is celebrating a fruitful relationship with a bank that has helped it grow and develop a competition-winning squad.

Young musicians to showcase talents

The Advertiser Series: HIGH NOTE: Trumpeter Edward Freeman, who will play at the Sharow concert, performing at the 2014 Ripon Young Musicians Competition

1:28pm Monday 4th May 2015

SOME of the most talented young musicians in North Yorkshire are set to showcase their repertoires in a concert.

Support for brain charity

The Advertiser Series: GIFT: Taylor Wimpey sales executive,Annabelle Lee with Deborah Rack from the Encephalitis Society.

5:54pm Friday 1st May 2015

A NORTH Yorkshire charity that does vital work in supporting families has been given a cash boost.

Care home staff achieve their dream for residents

The Advertiser Series: LIGHT: The new sensory room at Mount Vale Care Home in Northallerton

5:50pm Friday 1st May 2015

AFTER more than two years of fundraising, care home staff have opened a new sensory room for residents.

Housing charity stages its own cycling celebration

The Advertiser Series: FUNDRAISING: Staff from the housing charity, Foundation on their fundraising mission. Road cyclists with the charity met up with staff in Richmond completing a static bike ride challenge

5:48pm Friday 1st May 2015

A HOUSING charity which supports families and others at risk of homelessness has raised £500 with their own cycling celebration.

Lost bus service could be replaced by volunteers

The Advertiser Series: SERVICE PLANS: The bus stop outside St Oswald's Church in Sowerby

5:43pm Friday 1st May 2015

AN axed bus service could be replaced with a voluntary service to help keep people on the move.

Standing ovation for the man behind the Great vYorkshire Show

The Advertiser Series: HONOURED: Bill Cowling has been involved with agriculture all his life.

2:59pm Friday 1st May 2015

THE man who helped steer the country’s biggest agricultural event to continuing success has been honoured for his work.

New funding helps nursery expand

The Advertiser Series: EXPANDING: Adam Harland, four and Ffion Roberts, three, check out progress on site at Rooftops Nursery.

1:31pm Friday 1st May 2015

A NURSERY that is expanding at a gallop is converting an old coaching house to meet demand.

Top author gives bookshop support

The Advertiser Series: NOVEL IDEA: Castle Hill Bookshop in Richmond has been awarded a grant for a scheme to encourage children to read.  Wendy Patch from the bookshop with Richmond School pupils Daniel Baines (12) and Megan Hannon (12). Picture: Chris Booth.

1:28pm Friday 1st May 2015

A BOOKSHOP has received a grant to help it continue its work in encouraging local youngster to read.

'Village green' battle finally comes to an end with victory for North Yorkshire football club

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1:20pm Friday 1st May 2015

A LONG-running battle over whether a sports field should be declared a village green or not has ended in success for Richmond Town FC.

Hospital fundraisers celebrate spending more than £26,000 on new equipment for patients this year

The Advertiser Series: HOSPITAL: Friends of Friary Community Hospital in Richmond, Margaret Clayson with Roy and Pam Cross who have helped to raise more than £26,000 for patients this year. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

3:53pm Thursday 30th April 2015

FRIENDS of a community hospital have spent more than £26,000 to help patients and relatives in the last year.

Young rugby players looking the part thanks to new polo shirts

The Advertiser Series: FUNDING: Players from Wensleydale RUFC's mini section in their new tops, pictured with coach Stephen Michael, left, and Tim Waite, Morrison Utility Services commercial manager.

1:16pm Thursday 30th April 2015

YOUNG rugby players are looking the part after a donation from a local company paid for new club polo shirts.

The Fringe comes to Bedale

4:27pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A COMEDY fringe festival is being held for the first time alongside the Bedale Music Festival.

Town cycling festival set to grow

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVAL: Cyclists at last year's event.

4:22pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

THE team behind a successful cycling festival are hoping it will be bigger and better this year.

Vandals strike at skate park

The Advertiser Series: Vandals strike at skate park

4:19pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

VANDALS have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to equipment at a skate park.

Dame Mary gives development an Olympian boost

The Advertiser Series: OLYMPIAN: Dame Mary, sitting left, with residents Anthony Leary, Clifford Hughes, Lena Hughes and Janice Leary.

4:15pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

LEGENDARY Olympian Dame Mary Peters helped launch a new retirement complex in North Yorkshire.

The Station, Richmond, is now owned by charity that runs it

The Advertiser Series: FREEHOLD: The Station, Richmond, is now owned by the charity that runs it

4:06pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A CHARITY that runs a Richmond tourist attraction is now able to have more control over its future after buying the building and land around it from a district council.


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