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Road deaths soar by 60 per cent in North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: Eleven motorcyclists killed on North Yorkshire roads in 2013

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOO many people are dying unnecessarily on roads in North Yorkshire experts have warned after the numbers of fatalities soared by 60 per cent.

Council to plough £58m into schools in North Yorkshire to provide extra places

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6:45pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire County Council will be spending £58m in the next five years creating up to 3,000 extra school places.

Shocking figures of suspected elderly abuse in North Yorkshire show people are more aware

Darlington and Stockton Times: It is estimated that there are more than 500,000 cases of elderly abuse each year in the UK. Picture posed by a model

12:00am Friday 4th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS say a 700 per cent rise in reports of suspected abuse of the elderly and vulnerable in North Yorkshire is “horrendous”, but a sign the battle to raise awareness is working.

Big changes for biggest England's biggest county after 40 years

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council leader John Weighell

6:12pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THIS week marks 40 years since North Yorkshire, the largest county in England was created. North Yorkshire County Council took over from the old North Riding, bringing in parts of the West Riding, and the City of York.

Trading standards victory in landmark prosecution of man behind 'Microsoft' computer scam

Darlington and Stockton Times: Police launch crackdown on fraud and internet crime

5:42pm Monday 31st March 2014

COMPUTER crime fraudsters have been warned they cannot hide behind the internet after investigators based in North Yorkshire and the North East brought a landmark case against scammers who’ve duped hundreds of victims.

Rise in number of teenagers in education or training

Darlington and Stockton Times: Foundation For Jobs logo

6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A LEAP in the number of the region’s teenagers kept from “a life on the scrapheap” was hailed by ministers yesterday (Wednesday, March 26).

North Yorkshire County Council urged to oppose fracking

Darlington and Stockton Times: AWAITING GUIDANCE: Councillor Gareth Dadd

3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners will deliver a petition to North Yorkshire County Council urging it to prevent gas extraction firms from fracking.

All change at Richmond School as new governing body is approved

Darlington and Stockton Times: Richmond School Building

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Government has approved a new interim executive board of governors for Richmond School after the previous governors resigned en-masse.

Shake up for schools in Whitby

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2:53pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

PLANS to create a new secondary school for Whitby are going out to consultation.

Superfast broadband for North Yorkshire moves into the next phase

Darlington and Stockton Times: Help for Hillingdon firms seeking faster broadband

2:16pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

THE second phase of the roll out of superfast broadband in North Yorkshire is set to get underway with the start of a further £8 million worth of work.

More people killed and seriously injured across Hambleton district

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4:18pm Monday 17th March 2014

THE numbers of people killed and seriously injured in Hambleton District in 2012/2013 increased by nearly a third.

North Yorkshire County Council seeks army of volunteers to perform services

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council leader John Weighell

7:00am Friday 14th March 2014

A COUNCIL facing having to save £168m will attempt to recruit an army of volunteers to ensure it can perform all its statutory duties.

Council tax shake-up punishing poor people, MPs warn

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, described a privately run out of hours GP service in Cornwall as substandard

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POOR people are being punished by a controversial shake-up of council tax, a committee of MPs warns today (Tuesday, March 11)

Archaeologists' fears for North Yorkshire's heritage amid council cutbacks

Darlington and Stockton Times: DIG: Skeletons of Carmelite monks unearthed by archaeologists in Priory Close, Northallerton, in 2008 ahead of a building project.

7:40pm Monday 10th March 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have claimed the undiscovered heritage of North Yorkshire could be destroyed if a council cuts its historic environment team.

Experts offer help to find out about your past

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

5:13pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

HISTORY experts are holding a special event to help enthusiasts dig down to their family roots.

Guide publishes on how bus cuts will affect passengers across North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

6:36pm Monday 3rd March 2014

BUS passengers can find out how they will be affected by drastic reductions of £2m in bus subsidies across North Yorkshire with a new reference guide produced by the county council.

Councillors' allowance increase rejected as authority cuts tens of millions from its budget

Darlington and Stockton Times: County Hall, Northallerton, head quarters of North Yorkshire County Council

6:10pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

NORTH Yorkshire councillors have voted against increasing their allowance as they grapple within “unprecedented” cuts to services worth £74m.

Durham and North Yorkshire council chiefs join fiscal devolution calls

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNFAIR: Simon Henig

8:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

COUNTY council chiefs in the region have joined a growing revolt by demanding more power to run their own affairs.

Crisis facing North Yorkshire's roads as maintenance backlog reaches £322m

Darlington and Stockton Times: Potholes blight the roads in Blackburn and Darwen

12:10am Monday 17th February 2014

THE LEADER of North Yorkshire County Council has warned the Government the county’s roads are in crisis and asked for £5m for urgent repairs.

Consultation on plan that will influence decisions on fracking, quarrying and waste disposal in North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: MINING PLANS: A York Potash drilling rig on the North York Moors

5:20pm Thursday 13th February 2014

RESIDENTS can have their say on how major issues such as fracking, quarrying and waste disposal are approached in North Yorkshire.

Flood protection schemes announced across the region to protect thousands of homes

Darlington and Stockton Times: Laburnum Grove in Port Clarence which is still two feet under water after the storm surge hit the hamlet on the banks of the River Tees on Thursday evening

4:56pm Thursday 6th February 2014

FLOOD defences are to be improved across the region to protect homes devastated by recent deluges from future misery.

UKIP councillors call for unitary authority in North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council leader John Weighell

3:59pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

UK Independence Party councillors are calling for the abolition of eight local authorities to create the largest administrative area in England.

Drastic budget cuts agreed as North Yorkshire slashes spending by a third

Darlington and Stockton Times: SERVICE CUTS: The headquarters of North Yorkshire County Council, which is consulting about reducing the number of bus services.

3:28pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

EXPECTATIONS of what a council can provide must change, the leader of North Yorkshire County Council warned after a further round of drastic budget cuts was agreed.

Council workers prepare for day of protest

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of Unison outside the Civic Centre

6:09pm Monday 3rd February 2014

LOCAL government workers will take part in an official day of protest tomorrow (Tuesday, February 4).

Fly tipping will soar warn protesters if charges go ahead

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

3:40pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

PROTESTERS have warned there’ll be a vast increase in fly tipping if plans to charge for dumping soil and rubble at waste sites throughout North Yorkshire go ahead.

Call to think again on "devastating" bus cuts in North Yorkshire

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3:32pm Monday 27th January 2014

OPPOSITION councillors have called on North Yorkshire County Council to reconsider a “devastating” decision to axe £2 million from bus subsidies which they warn will hit many of the most vulnerable people in the community.

Government urged to rethink 'bizarre' law banning pensioners from contributing towards lifeline bus services

Darlington and Stockton Times: FARE CALL: Pensioners facing the loss of lifeline bus services are calling to be allowed to contribute towards them.

4:58pm Friday 24th January 2014

AN MP is pressing for a change in the law which bans pensioners from contributing towards bus services.

Occupational therapist from Middlesbrough gets national recognition

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mary Booth has been awarded a Fellowship of the College of Occupational Therapists

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

An occupational therapist from Middlesbrough has received national recognition for her outstanding contribution to the profession.

Councillors warned the elderly and vulnerable will be stranded by bus cuts

Darlington and Stockton Times: The county council’s executive meeting to decide whether to cut millions from their bus subsidies at County Hall, Northallerton

4:19pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

CUTS of £2m to bus subsidies across North Yorkshire have been agreed by councillors in the face of warnings that hundreds if not thousands of elderly and vulnerable people will be left stranded and isolated.

Energy company denies plans to frack for gas under historic streets of York

Darlington and Stockton Times: If fracking was to go ahead, drills like these would be seen in the borough.

4:18pm Monday 20th January 2014

A GAS drilling company has dismissed claims by environmentalists that it is planning to frack for shale gas under the historic streets of York.

Council advised to cut 'lifeline for elderly' despite meeting savings target

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

10:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

A COUNCIL has been advised to cut a swathe of bus subsidies despite the move being unnecessary to achieve its savings target.

Government 'acting like a bully' over planning reforms - MP

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop

4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

AN MP claims reforms to the planning system which could mean developers are able to push ahead with applications without council approval “kicks sand” in the eyes of local communities.

Youngsters' own recipes are added to school lunch menus across North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: SCHOOL DINNER: Are schools too picky about packed lunches?

6:30pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

PUPILS at a Richmond primary school have impressed catering bosses with their own recipes – and they are now included on the menu across North Yorkshire schools.

Meeting to discuss North Yorkshire County Council bus subsidy has new date

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12:23pm Thursday 9th January 2014

A MEETING to discuss reductions in the North Yorkshire County Council’s bus service subsidy will now take place on Tuesday, January 21.

Whitby swing bridge jammed in open position once again

Darlington and Stockton Times: INQUIRY: Whitby’s swing bridge, which was stuck for nine days in July

2:18pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A TOWN has been split in two yet again after its swing bridge has jammed shut in the open position.

Work starts on flood prevention scheme after Government funding agreed

Darlington and Stockton Times: Flood waters edge closer to Beck Isle Museum in Pickering during November’s heavy rain

2:14pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

WORK has started on a long-awaited £2m flood prevention scheme in North Yorkshire, after funds became available from the Government.

Decision on cutting bus subsidies in North Yorkshire delayed

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rural buses are a lifeline to many in Cumbria

4:10pm Sunday 5th January 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL decision to cut funding for bus services in North Yorkshire has been postponed.

New walking guide features county's spectacular scenery

Darlington and Stockton Times: Front row, l-r; ranger Ben Jackson, author John Sparshatt and countryside volunteer Mike Barney are joined at Kirkham Abbey by enthusiastic walker

12:22pm Friday 27th December 2013

A NEW walking guide to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Yorkshire has gone on sale in libraries around the county and online.

Offers of fare contributions from bus pass holders not legally allowed

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rural buses are a lifeline to many in Cumbria

4:30pm Thursday 19th December 2013

IT is not possible for bus pass holders to pay a voluntary contribution towards their fares in a bid to save threatened services, councillors heard today (Thursday, December 19).

North councils to face £179m in cuts while some Southern authorities see rise in Government funding

Darlington and Stockton Times: Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis

12:30am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE region has been hammered with a further £179m of council cuts – while many authorities in the South will enjoy a spending rise.

Independent crime panel to examine out of court deals for offenders

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire's newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan.

5:20pm Monday 16th December 2013

A special scrutiny panel is being set up in North Yorkshire to look at out of court disposals after concerns were raised by magistrates and the public.

North Yorkshire residents quizzed over disposal of non-household waste

Darlington and Stockton Times: PUBLIC CONSULTATION: North Yorkshire County Council is asking residents if it should refuse to accept non-household waste at its recycling sites.

9:22am Friday 13th December 2013

RESIDENTS are being urged to air their views over whether North Yorkshire County Council waste recycling centres should refuse to accept non-household waste or charge for it.

'Troubled families' scheme half-way to success - Pickles

Darlington and Stockton Times: Communities secretary Eric Pickles

12:10am Monday 25th November 2013

THE Government is half-way towards achieving its goal of turning round the lives of 120,000 so-called troubled families, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles claims today (Monday, November 25).

Thousands of region's poorest households facing council tax legal action

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bill Dixon

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

GOVERNMENT welfare reforms have left more than 10,000 of the region's poorest households facing legal action for non-payment of council tax.

Fly tipping costs region's taxpayers £3.3m a year

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rubbish dumped in Durham City

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

COUNCIL chiefs have appealed for the public’s help in tackling fly tipping, after it emerged clearing up illegally dumped rubbish cost the region £3.3m last year.

Veteran fostering couple back drive for older carers

Darlington and Stockton Times: FOSTERING HELP: Melvyn and Hilary Aubin receive their long-service fostering award from county councillor Tony Hall, North Yorkshire’s children and young people’s service executive member.

3:27pm Friday 11th October 2013

A COUPLE have marked their 30th anniversary of fostering children by appealing to older people in a county with a rising elderly population to consider providing a home for youngsters.

Blueprint to tackle illegal traveller camps approved

Darlington and Stockton Times: County Hall, Northallerton, head quarters of North Yorkshire County Council

7:50pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

TRAVELLERS on illegal camps will have to abide by a code of conduct and will be given two weeks to leave before facing legal action, leading councillors have agreed.

Initiative for working with troubled families hailed a success

4:58pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

A TRAILBLAZING programme to help troubled families in North Yorkshire has been hailed a success.

Praise for council as 'Troubled Families' results revealed

6:03pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

A COUNTY council has won praise from Prime Minister David Cameron for its efforts to turn around the lives of more than 80 troubled families.

Council looking at where to cut school bus subsidies

4:06pm Friday 6th September 2013

PARENTS in North Yorkshire are being asked their views on a proposal to cut subsidies for school bus services.








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