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PROTECTED STATUS: David Hartley, of Wensleydale Creamery, Natural England chairman Andrew Sells and Environment Secretary Liz Truss announce the expansion of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

'Decision to extend park is selling us all short'

Equus leather's Dawn Trevor in the workshop at Westholme. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Time and love are key to luxury leather

Pat Robinson of Northallerton with memorabilia of her great great aunt, Alice Welford. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Soldiers’ notes to angel of mercy Alice

TRAFFIC HAZARD: Barnard Castle's Market Cross in May 1968

Still crazy after all these years

Trainer Ann Duffield at the gallops at Sun Hill Farm, Constable Burton. Picture: Chris Booth

Trainer's lodges prove an odds-on favourite

Alan Scargill and Dave Granger of Hambleton council asking for public help to keep the streets clean

Foul job cleaning up our streets of dog dirt

CENTRE PIECE: Stokesley Town Hall in the middle of the town in this 1972 aerial view

Honour recalls fight to save hall at heart of town

IN MEMORY: Major William Charge Booth, of Oran, near Catterick Village, "one of the tow or three most popular men in the North Riding", who died in 1898

Leading the Charge: one of the two most popular men in the North Riding

Philippa Langley, originator of the 'Looking for Richard III' project, with the image of the head of the king created after the discovery of his skeleton buried in Leicester. Now she hopes to solve the mystery of the Princes in the Tower

Traces of Richard remain all over country

Penny and David O’Kelly’s Georgian farmhouse has been likened to a grown-up doll’s house

Freedom after life of Army discipline

Hannah Bissett, who suffered an episode of Postpartum Psychosis following the birth of her first child

More awareness called for over mental health trauma that can hit new mums


Voice of summer shows hangs up his mic

FLOWERY EVENT: The lauch of a historic walled garden at Wynyard Hall.  Sir John Hall pictured in the garden. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Sir John Hall delivers on his promise of a rose garden

Owner and creator of the Forbidden Corner Colin Armstrong CMG OBE

Unique site that found its way to success

NOVEL INSPIRATION: Sir James Graham in the attic room which inspired the mad woman in the attic part of Jane Eyre

A tale of duty, Jane Eyre and lots of beetles

DESIGNER: Yves Saint Laurent pictured in 1964

The man who dressed the 60s

Storm Straker: riding is in her genes

There's a Storm on the horizon as Aske nears

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

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