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Retiring headteacher Anthony Goddard with the Rev Clement Hayles, who founded the school on the Aysgarth site in 1877

Unlikely head has no regrets

Ken Jones, organiser of the Ingleby Arncliffe open gardens, and restorer Les Sutton-Haigh in one of the renovated Victorian glasshouses at Ingleby Arncliffe. Pictures: STUART BOULTON

Surprises in store as tower reveals secrets

SERVICE ACCOLADE: Former Ripon Hornblower George Pickles, with his Citizenship Award

Hornblower's role was a real blast for George

MEMORIES: Rory McCormick

'Alf Wight showed me kindness and compassion matter'

A computer-generated aerial shot looking down on Sirius Minerals' York Potash Project mine site, just outside Whitby

Time for the national park to show some authority

MEMORIES: Rory McCormick.

'Alf Wight showed me kindness and compassion matter'

At the height of the pollution 2.5m tons of coal waste per year were dumped on the beaches

The washing away of King Coal

Minsteracres: an escape from the modern world

Minsteracres: an escape from the modern world

David Butterworth, chief executive of Yorkshire Dales National Park

David's passion for Park life

The night the Germans bombed Leyburn

The night the Germans bombed Leyburn

James Fenwick, County Durham's new High Sheriff, pictured with his wife, Kate.

New High Sheriff is a mix of city suit and muddy boots

Grayling is the dominant species in the Tees at Darlington

Don't get cold feet – fly fishing is not elitist

Landlord Stuart Miller of the George and Dragon at Hudswell, where the community library is based

A pint and a paperback are order of the day at pub library

Local residents Lynn Wallis, Jane Colls and Gordon Hatton in Topcliffe

Meet the speed watchers who are putting safety first

Sue Brown, left, and Ashley Barnard making pasta shapes at Middleton Lodge

Kitchen masterclass for a self-confessed lazy cook

Hague reflects on life as he rolls the dice again

Hague reflects on life as he rolls the dice again

Author Juliet Barker talks of making history accessible and her love of Yorkshire Dales life

Author Juliet Barker talks of making history accessible and her love of Yorkshire Dales life

The full size replica Spitfire on the road to a show

Plane and simple, it's a labour of love

Amanda Owen will tell the story of a year in the life of her farm at Keld

Celebrating 50 years of the Pennine Way with a special show

Christmas in Ripon workhouse, 1934

Was your family sent to the workhouse?

Rishi Sunak, the man hoping to replace William Hague as Richmond MP talks to Joe Willis about policies, hobbies and a mysterious pair of wellies.

Rishi Sunak - the Tory with big boots to fill

Rosemary and Adrian Anderson with Carol Klein

The great Aysgarth rock garden rescue

Major Jack Fairfax-Blakeborough was horrified by the suffering of animals sent to the battlefields

Knee deep in battlefield filth, the Major and his horses

Stuart Short works on his latest painting

Artist's life-changing moment on wintry A66

Jane Other Ritchie today, at home in West Burton

Extraordinary family story of woman who gave away millions

Maureen Stehr's mother, Christina Crombie, outside the cafe (circa 1935)

Crombie's Restaurant marks eight decades in Darlington

Big crowds watched the Tour de France during two days in Yorkshire

The wheels of fortune: how Le Tour brought £102m to Yorkshire

David and Susie Dugdale

Tennants celebrates opening of new Garden Rooms

SINGING THROUGH CHRISTMAS: Head boy chorister Archie Inns, 12

Meet the 12-year-old who is happy to be working Christmas Day

Ben Rennison from Field House Logs in Manfield, near Darlington

Ben's business fuels region's wood-burning stoves

Headteacher John Moreland at Polam Hall School, Darlington

School is fishing for a very different future

CAFFEINE EXPERTS: David Beattie and Tracey Lee with their roasting machine

Global search for perfect coffee ends in North Yorkshire

Etienne Desiles emerges from a hidden door at Rudby Hall

Royal retreat is a venue with a touch of class

Karen Little at Gazebo Antiques & Vintage

Vintage shop finds a home in quirky little castle

Helen and Rachel Carver on a swing bridge in Borneo

Daredevil Helen laps up being a round-the-world mum

MINE’S A PINT: The first Good Beer Guide, published in 1974, and the 2015 edition

After 40 years of the Good Beer Guide the beer battle is won – but how do we preserve our pubs?

Jeremy Craske with his restored 1920s' shooting gallery

All the fun of the fair for collector of old attractions

Neville Turner – with camera

Former vet's new book salutes the hill farmer's best friend

Norton Conyers

Norton Conyers: the medieval house that inspired Jane Eyre

WORKING TOGETHER: The Darlington Soroptimists branch   Picture: TOM BANKS

Celebrating 80 years of the Soroptimists

Philip Walling with his dog, Tess

Book looks at how sheep shaped our world

CAMP HOSPITAL: The original military hospital under construction, with a narrow gauge railway for moving materials

100-year legacy of the need to train an army

Intriguing questions remain at historic battle site

REACHING OUT: Ian and Linda Robinson, with Tibetan terrier, Ozzy, in the garden of the Bedale Rectory

Rector can tell his wife who's boss - for now

Ruth Campbell who has been on a speed awareness course after being caught speeding. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

Learning the truth about speeding

SPOILS OF INDUSTRIAL BATTLE: Heron Tree Mine, near Bellerby Camp

Dale’s mining heritage revealed in book

OPTIMISTIC AND OUTGOING: Lynn Irwin of the Central Dales GP Practice

Struggles to keep General Practice on track

THE PAST: Mr Marmaduke Iveson leads a beast at the show sometime in the 1950s or 1960s

Leading the field to reach a century

HAIL TO THE CHEF: Sarah Muirat

Her menus are music to stars

SOCIAL GATHERING: Members of the Upper Wensleydale Ladies’ Luncheon Club mark its 50th anniversary

Still lots on luncheon menu

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