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2:02pm Friday 11th April 2014
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3:30pm Friday 21st March 2014
THE profusion of wildflowers which Bainbridge artist Janet Rawlins captures so exquisitely in the intriguingly titled A Grass Rope to Catch a Unicorn speaks of a landscape teeming with life and colour and texture.
3:37pm Friday 14th March 2014
10:50am Friday 7th March 2014
2:29pm Friday 28th February 2014
3:29pm Friday 21st February 2014
SINCE 1856, the Victoria Cross – the highest award for military valour – has been awarded 1,356 times. Although many Yorkshiremen are among this select group of individuals, only one Dalesman has received the honour – Arthur Poulter.
3:04pm Friday 14th February 2014
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11:34am Monday 27th January 2014
THERE is a rare chance to see a collection of photographs from one of the 20th century’s most prolific recorders of the Dales landscape and architecture at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s headquarters in Bainbridge.
3:53pm Friday 24th January 2014
3:20pm Friday 17th January 2014
WITH 12,000 troops and 8,000 dependant families, Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire is the largest concentration of troops in Europe. Under the Government’s Strategic Defence Review, it is set to grow even further.
2:58pm Friday 10th January 2014
WHAT breeds a Newcastle United fan? None can have arrived in the ranks more oddly than Geoffrey Bucknall. He came via his primary passion – fishing. A noted angler, author of a dozen or so highlyregarded books, he is also an expert flydresser. Among his successful flies is one created specially to catch trout that rise at dusk on Somerset’s Blagdon Lake – a phenomenon known as the Blagdon Boil.
3:53pm Friday 3rd January 2014
JO Davies is passionate about wool. Set her off on the subject and she will spin yarn after yarn, listing her favourite breeds of sheep and extolling the virtues of wool in all its manifestations, from fleece to yarn to knitted jumper.
12:22pm Monday 6th January 2014
10:48am Friday 20th December 2013
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2:49pm Friday 6th December 2013
2:06pm Friday 29th November 2013
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11:46am Friday 15th November 2013
12:57pm Friday 8th November 2013
BRAMLEY trees are groaning with fruit while branches laden with damsons are drooping heavily to the ground. Crab apples, too, are plumping up nicely. In orchards and gardens all over the North-East and North Yorkshire, we are enjoying a bountiful autumn.
11:46am Friday 1st November 2013
3:32pm Friday 25th October 2013
3:42pm Friday 18th October 2013
4:15pm Friday 11th October 2013
WHEN Clare Moss- Clennell and her husband Shaun found they were short of space in their onebedroom barn conversion, they came up with a practical, if slightly unusual, solution – they had a shepherd’s hut installed in their garden.
3:31pm Friday 4th October 2013
THE Cold War might be consigned to the history syllabus, but high on the North York Moors, a huge radar base continues its 24-houra- day, 365-days-a-year vigil, looking for deadly ballistic missiles heading our way.
2:19pm Friday 27th September 2013
12:01pm Friday 20th September 2013
THROUGH his manual of good citizenship, Scouting for Boys, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged young men to Be Prepared for any eventuality: runaway horses and trains, poisonous snakes, mad dogs and murderers, were all to be tackled with fervour, a selfless disregard for safety and a cheery smile.
2:52pm Friday 13th September 2013
IN the middle of a barn on the outskirts of Whitby, surrounded by bundles of willow sticks tied together with string, stands a cluster of eerie metal skeletons. Two huge birds, a group of small deer, and the towering figure of a horse, all made from thin metal poles, huddle together.
2:33pm Friday 6th September 2013
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2:02pm Friday 9th August 2013
AAFTER being twice torpedoed by German U-boats and surviving almost two weeks marooned in a lifeboat with only a compass and hope, battling malaria in a makeshift clinic in Sierra Leone, and bravely carrying dangerous cargoes around the world without convoy, Gordon Clare, 88, saw plenty of action during the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War.
3:11pm Friday 2nd August 2013
3:20pm Friday 26th July 2013
4:07pm Friday 19th July 2013
2:06pm Friday 12th July 2013
RICHMOND Amateur Dramatic Society, known as RADS, formed 79 years ago in 1934 and began rehearsing and performing in church halls, community venues and schools around the town, owing to the lack of a theatre.
2:40pm Friday 5th July 2013
Ruth Gee is just weeks away from becoming earthly leader of more than 250,000 Methodists across the country. Ahead of her year as President of Conference, the Darlington mother-of-two talks to Mark Tallentire.
2:32pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013
4:25pm Friday 21st June 2013
PICTURE the scene. It is a glorious August day and the “beautiful and romantic” grounds of Hardwick Park in Sedgefield are thronging with people – 3,000 to be precise – most of whom travelled by train from Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Newcastle and beyond. Many are enjoying guided walks around the park, taking in the beautiful scenery and buildings packed full of artwork.
2:59pm Friday 14th June 2013
4:41pm Friday 7th June 2013
THE new market was crowded. Ladies were bustling around in their large whalebone dresses, “the Piping Bullfinch” was the sensation of the season and drawing a large crowd, but the reporter from the Darlington & Stockton Times had eyes only for the prizewinning ox.
4:28pm Friday 31st May 2013
The National Council of Women has been championing women's causes since 1895 but the organisation remains relatively unknown. Following the launch of a new writing competition for women and girls under 30, Vicki Henderson visited its Darlington-based headquarters to find out more.
2:41pm Friday 24th May 2013
1:55pm Monday 20th May 2013