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Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club - Charity Collection ...






28th January, 2023.


Congratulations to Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club 2022 Captains, Matthew Creighton and Lesley Thom who have raised £3,826 for Herriot Hospice Homecare @ The Lambert........

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Thirsk Falcons Girls v Fulford...






28th January, 2023.


On a cold and frosty day, Thirsk welcomed Fulford to the SSV for what turned out to be an entertaining game. Fulford started strong from the start and dominated early on, where as Thirsk weren’t themselves and began the game slowly........

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Thirsk and Sowerby News...






28th January, 2023.


Work is well in hand now for the popular Thirsk 10, and entries are invited at bookitzone.com.

The 10 mile race over roads, and mostly level - unless you count a couple of railway bridges - is ideal for a personal best time if you are a regular runner, but also for more recent starters who can test themselves out........

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SOLDIERING ON FOR ARMY VETERANS...






28th January, 2023.


An Army veteran, who was forced to give up military life due to injury, is pledging to plough ‘every penny’ back into the charity that helped him rebuild his life by embarking on one of Scotland’s toughest endurance challenges........

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Brass Band Has Christmas All Wrapped Up...






21st January, 2023.


Thirsk RBL Band had much to celebrate over the festive season, with a packed Thirsk Town Hall enjoying its annual Christmas Concert, where not one but two awards were handed out........

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Thirsk Repair cafe gives 75% success rate...






21st January, 2023.


The idea of a Repair Cafe in Thirsk was first discussed in 2020, but due to the pandemic was unable able to start until June last year........

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






21st January, 2023.


A bumper turnout saw 34 Harriers at the first cross country of the year at Ormesby Hall, on a course which, though fairly level, was nothing short of a quagmire in places! (Rob Burn says mud is essential for a true cross country........

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Thirsk Falcons Match Report from Facebook...






21st January, 2023.


Saturday brought Brompton to play U9 Clarets at SSV due to Brompton’s pitch conditions.

The game was action packed and exciting from the get go. Thirsk came ready to battle and went into the the first half fierce and full of determination........

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Thirsk Rotary donation of £3,000 to Herriot Hospice at The Lambert...






14th January, 2023.


Rotary in Thirsk presented a cheque for £3,000 to the trustees of the local charity ‘Herriot Hospice at The Lambert’........

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100-year-old Newcastle United Fan Celebrates Pitch Perfect Birthday at St James’ Stadium...






14th January, 2023.


Care home resident, Edith Bowmer, who lives at Hambleton Grange in Thirsk, celebrated her 100th birthday in style recently when she was given a VIP tour of St James’ Park, the home of her favourite football team........

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Hospice charity’s call for keen runners to raise funds...






14th January, 2023.


Thirsk-based hospice care charity Herriot Hospice Homecare is seeking keen runners to challenge themselves whilst raising funds for local families living with terminal illness and bereavement........

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Thirsk Falcons Match Report from Facebook...






14th January, 2023.


Thirsk Falcons Clarets U9’s vs Catterick Village Panthers U9’s.

The Clarets U9s first match in 2023, saw a very wet and windy morning. Thirsk were on home ground vs Catterick Village Panthers........

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Always push yourself to the line!! Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






7th January, 2023.


The final race of the year in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race series, Race 4 at Guisborough Woods, had 169 entrants, 6 of them being from Thirsk and Sowerby.

The 3 lap course with a bit of everything, - fast and flat, steep ascents and slithery descents - saw Andrew Price coming in 12th in 44.44, Paul Peacock 49th in 51.39........

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Parishes set to be consulted on charter to guide vision for future...






7th January, 2023.


A new charter is being drawn up to strongly support grassroots democracy across North Yorkshire and ensure communities are best served with the launch of a new council covering England’s largest county........

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NFU stresses importance of food and energy security to Prime Minister...






7th January, 2023.


The President of the NFU has recently met with the Prime Minister to discuss the significant issues facing British food and farming and the importance of a government which prioritizes food and energy security........

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Tucker looks back on 2022...






31st December, 2022.


Knitted treasures
The Yarnbombers: what can we say? Their skill, ingenuity and sheer sense of fun have added so much to the centre of Thirsk ever since that first little project to decorate the centre for the Tour de Yorkshire.

This year they have put on a series of displays including the Jubilee and then sadly for the death of the Queen. Long may they knit and crochet on Wednesdays at the Town Hall........

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HDC Council Cash Helps Fund Pavilion Transformation...






31st December, 2022.


Thornton Le Moor’s (north of Thirsk) cricket pavilion has undergone a complete transformation with the help of council cash.

The project which has been split into three phases, included a complete overhaul of the interior and exterior of the current pavilion to create a more modern and inviting pavilion........

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Guide shows how a quick change to a slow cooker can save cash...






31st December, 2022.


Households are being given key tips on how to cut their energy bills while cooking meals to combat the cost of living crisis with the launch of a new guide in North Yorkshire........

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Tesco shoppers in North Yorkshire part of record year of giving to food banks and charities in 2022...






31st December, 2022.


An incredible 12.5 million meals provided by Tesco customers despite unprecedented year.

Despite a year which has seen the UK in the grip of the cost-of-living crisis, Tesco shoppers have been their most generous ever in support of foodbanks and local charities, with customers in Yorkshire thanked for their food donations........

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Christmas at Thirsk Community Primary School...






24th December, 2022.


It’s that time of year again when the tree is standing proud and twinkly in the school hall, Christmas songs are playing and there is a steady flow of glitter in the classrooms........

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Thirsk Royal British Legion Club hold their annual Children’s Christmas Party...






24th December, 2022.


It is that time of year again and Thirsk’s Royal British Legion knows how to hold a successful children’s party for member’s families, held at the Kirkgate Club on 17th December........

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






24th December, 2022.


A very pleasant social evening at Thirsk Athletic Club followed the Christmas Handicap on the Sowerby Gateway track, and, on an ideal - and a significantly warmer - evening for running, there were a good number of PBs........

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MP welcomes investment boost for local schools through Government programme...






24th December, 2022.


Alanbrooke Academy, Thirsk and Lady Lumley's School, Pickering, are part of the latest 239 schools across England set to benefit from the Conservative Government’s ten-year School Rebuilding Programme, which has invested over £13 billion to maintain and improve schools since 2015........

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers Awards...






17th December, 2022.


A very happy social and presentation evening was held at the weekend at Thirsk Athletic Club.

In a hugely competitive Age Adjusted Championship, involving mostly actual races but also a few virtual runs, Rob Burn and Paul Peacock couldn't be separated and finished on equal points in the men's competition with Alan Simpson not far behind in 3rd place........

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Thirsk Falcons Match Report from Facebook...






17th December, 2022.


The Clarets U9’s were on home ground this weekend, hosting Catterick Garrison Comrades. The lads warmed up and were eager to get going on what was a very cold and frosty morning at SSV........

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PET FOOD GIANT REACHES MAJOR MILESTONE IN ‘MILES FOR MEALS’...






17th December, 2022.


Inspired Pet Nutrition (Dalton) celebrates having donated over 3.5 million meals to animals in need as part of its charitable initiative........

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Eighteen arrests in 8 days for drink and drug driving offences...






17th December, 2022.


Police in North Yorkshire have arrested eighteen people in the first eight days of this year’s annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign........

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Merry...






10th December, 2022.


‘Tis the season to be merry, but some of us may not be feeling all that Christmassy, what with the cost of living crisis, lack of confidence in our masters........

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Thirsk Falcons Match Report from Facebook...






10th December, 2022.


The U15s went to Whitby on a cold, went and dark December afternoon to play Fishburn Park. Having met them earlier in the season for a close and well matched encounter, Thirsk went into the game looking forward to getting a positive result........

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






10th December, 2022.


Summerhill, Hartlepool, was the venue for the latest NYSD cross country fixture, on a wet, cold morning over a true cross country course with ups and downs and plenty of mud on the course........

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Work to pave the way for planned surgical hub at Friarage starts...






10th December, 2022.


SITE clearance work to pave the way for the Friarage Hospital’s planned surgical hub is due to take place over the coming months........

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Lighting up Thirsk...






3rd December, 2022.


It was back after three years – all the fun of switching on the lights in the centre of Thirsk, and this year was better than ever before, lights, colour, noise and razzamatazz........

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






3rd December, 2022.


It was another landmark park run at the weekend, this time for Tracey Docherty, who was achieving her 100th at the Fountains Abbey event, with husband Alan on hand as one of the volunteer timekeepers at the finish........

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Local Care Home Kitchen Manager Wins MasterChef Award ...






3rd December, 2022.


Josh Murray, the Kitchen Manager at Hambleton Grange care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, has been awarded the ‘MasterChef of the Year’ award at the Ideal Care Awards 2022........

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Thirsk Falcons Match Report from Facebook ...






3rd December, 2022.


Derby Day!!

The U10 Golds and Blues met for a mid season friendly this Sunday. With many of the two teams going to school together the game was played with an uncommon familiarity but also in great spirits........

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