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Great Fun Dog Show for the Herriot Hospice Homecare Fund at Thirsk Auction Mart...






8th June, 2024.


Despite the increasingly warm Sunday temperatures on 2nd June, scores of eager dog owners and dogs arrived at Thirsk Auction Mart ...

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NEW LEADER FOR HOLY ROOD HOUSE...






8th June, 2024.


A new Executive Director, and leader was welcomed by a hundred members of their community to Holy Rood House at their centre in Sowerby ...

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SUMMER PLANT FAIR AT THIRSK HALL...






8th June, 2024.


FLOWER POWER FAIRS will be holding their second Summer Plant Fair at Thirsk Hall this Sunday ...

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SPORTS REPORT...






8th June, 2024.


I am not saying that there is a turf war between our two local bowls clubs, but they are competing for members ...

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The Future of Football...






1st June, 2024.


Ashlam Remmer (from Thirsk) first kicked a ball when she was aged four, and since then she has eat, slept and dreamed football ...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






1st June, 2024.


The Harrogate League season began with the long trip to Skipton on Thursday evening, where uncertain weather made running clothe awkward to decide ...

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PRAISE FOR LOCAL SCHOOL THAT’S ‘BUILT ON LOVE’...






25th May, 2024.


Inspectors have praised a Thirsk school that is “built on love” as they rated it “good” in all areas ...

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TWC teams up with Community Works...






25th May, 2024.


Thirsk-based TWC Facilities Ltd has selected Thirsk Community Works as its nominated charity, in recognition of the importance of its work in the town and surrounding villages ...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






25th May, 2024.


Some members undertake the most gruelling of events, instance Fran Jefferey with her Coast to Coast challenge a week or two ago, but the Hardmoors 110 - exactly what it says on the tin - is 110 miles over hard moors ...

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The World’s First Roller Coaster and other amazing inventions...






25th May, 2024.


Last Saturday morning Thirsk Community Library and White Rose Bookshop in Thirsk, hosted local author Mike Barfield talking with delighted children and parents about his latest children’s book ...

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All Saints Primary School Thirsk News...






18th May , 2024.


On Friday 10 children from Class 3 attended the dynamo cricket competition at Thirsk High School. Although they did not place, they walked away with their heads held high, they showed amazing sportsmanship and teamwork. ...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






18th May , 2024.


Clare Tempest and Ken Wood were among the 4000+ runners to set out on the Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon at the weekend on a warm day for running...

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City of York Girls League Cup Winners...






18th May , 2024.


Falcons U9 girls were invited down to the finals day at Poppleton Juniors FC as reward for a fantastic second half to the season...

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Coast to Coast Endeavour ...






11th May , 2024.


Lucy Sillars was very pleased to join the Hardmoors club, completing her first half marathon and very excited to have done so...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Shakespeare in Husthwaite ...






11th May, 2024.


Live theatre really is something special, life-enhancing even, especially when it works. But it’s a famously risky business fraught with pitfalls...

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First ever mayor elected to bring a raft of benefits to the region ...






11th May, 2024.


The Labour Party candidate, David Skaith, has been elected to serve as the first ever mayor for York and North Yorkshire to champion the region and bring a host of benefits to hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses...

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Government action means cleaner rivers for North Yorkshire ...






11th May, 2024.


I’m pleased that Yorkshire Water is set to invest £797m in network improvements...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






4th May, 2024.


Amazingly, members arrived for the start of the Spring East Coast 5k at Redcar to find a warmish evening and no wind! When did you ever not get wind on the East coast...

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Thirsk Falcons U10s Clarets v Catterick Village Panthers U10s ...






4th May, 2024.


A sunny bright morning greeted Thirsk away at Catterick Village on the green stuff - perhaps spring is almost here at last...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers Compete
in the London Marathon ...






27th April, 2024.


Four members were among the thousands lined up for the start of this year's London Marathon on a day which was dry but windy throughout...

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Talking Thirsk ...






27th April, 2024.


A varied programme, so good, as the song almost said, they are performing it twice, once in St Peter's Church, Norton, at 1.30pm, and again, in York in the university's...

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Talking Thirsk ...






20th April, 2024.


My waistline is not the only thing that has been advancing with the passage of time.

A recent article in the press highlights the increase generally in the size of the cars that we drive...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






20th April, 2024.


32 members were among the 138 runners who completed the brutal Hooded Horse 10k at the weekend, raising funds to the memory of Ben Campbell, who lost his life at a young age to cancer...

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Richmondshire, Thirsk, Dales Gymnastics Club ...






20th April, 2024.


A thriving gymnastics club based in Colburn, Catterick and Thirsk has received the news that three of its teams have qualified for the TeamGym British Championships...

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Mr Ritz Cinema ...






13th April, 2024.


As I have previously said, waiting to celebrate a well spent life, with manifest public service, should not wait until a eulogy at their funeral!

In this case, I pay tribute to John Potter (right in picture), who will be retiring from the role of chair of the volunteer board that runs the Ritz Cinema...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






13th April, 2024.


The Easter Handicap was held this year on Sutton Bank on a dark, dreary evening but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 50+ finishers and the many helpers...

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Technicolour Coat makes a splash in Thirsk Market Place ...






13th April, 2024.


With the sun shining for once, the amazing Coat of Hopes put in an appearance in Thirsk Market Place on Easter Saturday...

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Easter Processions ...






6th April, 2024.


Easter saw two processions in Thirsk.

On Good Friday the traditional Walk of Witness set out from St Mary's church, with volunteers carrying the cross...

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New children’s book by Peter Wright ...






6th April, 2024.


Last Saturday in Thirsk, local TV vet Peter Wright regaled a delighted audience of young and old with a short but true story about a cow which he had written...

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CHAPEL STREET ...






6th April, 2024.


Moving down the street, from the then crumbling but impressive savings bank building on the corner, apart from a few cottages...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






6th April, 2024.


Easter Sunday dawned beautiful, perfect for starting out on the Helmsley 10k Multi Terrain Challenge - multi terrain it was, and certainly a challenge...

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Sowerby Road one-way scheme unlawful? Council asks ...






30th March, 2024.


Sowerby Parish Council is asking North Yorkshire Council to justify the legality of a one-way scheme which was put in place as a “temporary” measure early in 2023 – and is still there...

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COSY EGGS ...






30th March, 2024.


Browsing the Market Place on a recent Saturday, I came across a stall selling knitted items, generated by the indefatigable Thirsk Yarn Bombers...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






30th March, 2024.


A very busy weekend, with weather kind apart from wind at times, saw members at several venues...

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New tariff to maintain and improve the quality of car parks ...






30th March, 2024.


A new car parking tariff will be introduced from mid April, as part of North Yorkshire’s commitment to maintain and improve its facilities...

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First Birthday for Out and About Group ...






23rd March, 2024.


Thirsk charity Community Works is celebrating the first year of their “Out and About” group...

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Thirsk U13 Girls vs Old Malton St Mary’s U13 Girls ...






23rd March, 2024.


Today Thirsk welcomed Old Malton for a 9am kick off. Not to be hampered by the early start both teams got straight into the game with play up and down the pitch...

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Mayoral Election – the Liberal Democrat candidate ...






23rd March, 2024.


Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, like a number of people who now live in North Yorkshire, trained and worked in London before coming to a new career in this region...

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APPRENTICESHIPS ...






23rd March, 2024.


When I was leaving school, I remember a very cursory conversation with the “Career's Master”, notable for brevity and, to be honest, total uselessness...

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Thirsk Netball ...






16th March, 2024.


Thirsk ladies Netball Club had a fantastic day at the walking netball festival for international women's day run by England Netball representative Tracey Reid...

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Equine Endurance ...






16th March, 2024.


On Friday the 8th of March the North and East Yorkshire branch of Endurance GB held an 'Introduction to Endurance' talk that proved highly popular, at Thirsk Auction Mart...

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Thirsk Falcons U10s Clarets v Boroughbridge U10s ...






16th March, 2024.


The Clarets travelled to Boroughbridge for a league game this weekend, another brisk morning and grass pitch for the Clarets...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






16th March, 2024.


Race 7 of the Dave Parry Winter Series fell race took place last weekend, the At the Double from Skinningrove, where an extra winter chill could be felt on the north east coast...

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Jazz supper event raises over £1.7k for Herriot Hospice ...






9th March, 2024.


The roof almost lifted off Thirsk and Sowerby Town hall on Saturday with the swing jazz of SJB (Scruton Jazz and Blues) and a sell-out audience...

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Thirsk U11 Blues vs Prissick ...






9th March, 2024.


The Blues headed to Redcar to play Prissick for an early start this weekend. The game started with Prissick having the best of the early chances...

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Mayoral election – the Conservative candidate ...






9th March, 2024.


The term “whistle stop” apparently recalls the time when American railroad trains stopped at small settlements lacking a station if the guard signalled the driver...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






9th March, 2024.


A small team competed at the latest NYSD cross country at Richmond, with Paul Peacock the only senior man willing to take on the tough challenge this course offers...

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Thirsk Falcons Ladies ...






2nd March, 2024.


Thirsk Falcons ladies had their first taste of competitive football today as they went and took part in the North Riding Recreation League up at Leyburn...

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Busy Day ...






2nd March, 2024.


A packed day of constituency meetings on Friday, kicking off with Anglo American's exciting Woodsmith Project...

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Queen Mary’s School Celebrates Outstanding Success in ISI Inspection ...






2nd March, 2024.


Queen Mary's, a leading independent school near Topcliffe, is thrilled to announce the results of the recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection...

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Thirsk Falcons U13 Girls vs Brooklyn U13 Girls ...






2nd March, 2024.


Thirsk started the game strong and some fantastic passing between them saw a goal within the first few minutes...

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Mayoral election...






24th February, 2024.


In the run up to the election in May for a brand new Mayor of North Yorkshire and York the candidates are getting in touch with electors across this extremely large constituency...

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Thirsk Falcons U11 Blues vs Marton Whites...






24th February, 2024.


The Blues travelled up to Marton this morning short on players but buoyed with confidence from their increased levels of performance in recent weeks...

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Mount Everest Challenge for Carlton Lodge Activity Centre boss...






24th February, 2024.


David Sharp, chief executive at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre (Carlton Miniott, Thirsk) and his cousin Graeme are to undertake a major challenge on Mount Everest...

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RITZ CINEMA ADVENTURE FILMS FUNDRAISER...






24th February, 2024.


The volunteer-run Ritz cinema in Thirsk is promoting a one night special first Sunday in March where you can not only see some spectacular adventure films...

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NEW CAR PARK AT THIRSK STATION...






17th February, 2024.


The perennial problem of a full car park at Thirsk Railway Station has been alleviated by the opening...

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FORESTERS RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUTH SPORT TRUST WITH HADRIANS WALL CHALLENGE...






17th February, 2024.


A drive to raise funds for children’s charity, Youth Sport Trust, has inspired four Foresters members to embark on a walking expedition challenge along Hadrian’s Wall...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






17th February, 2024.


The club championship continued at the weekend with the latest race, the Thorp Perrow park run...

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Savouring success for North Yorkshire food and drink industry...






10th February, 2024.


A plethora of homemade baked goods, craft beer and other artisan food and drink descended on Parliament this week...

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Queen Mary’s School Riders Win to Qualify for Hickstead and Royal Windsor Horse Show...






10th February, 2024.


Pupils are celebrating after a fantastic weekend of equestrian achievements at the NSEA County Qualifiers at Northallerton...

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York City FC Academy - Talent Hub Tournament...






10th February, 2024.


Thirsk Falcons U10 Blues were invited to take part in the YCFC Academy Talent Hub Tournament alongside Ripon Panthers, Easingwold Town...

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Talking Thirsk...






10th February, 2024.


News from Thirsk Ladies Club of the results from their fundraising in 2023...

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Round up of 2023 for Thirsk White Horse Swimming Club...






3rd February, 2024.


The year started with 15 swimmers gaining 97 qualifying times compared to 12 swimmers gaining 66 qualifying times in 2022 for the Yorkshire Championships in February...

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ON THE RAILS...






3rd February, 2024.


Trans Pennine Express trains has been holding its Stakeholder Conferences this week, in which it has been outlining plans for the future...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers...






3rd February, 2024.


In December we had Duncan Fothergill doing his RED December and now we have Dave Baker doing RED January, Run Every Day in January...

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New affordable and sustainable homes welcomed in Thirsk...






3rd February, 2024.


A development of 47 energy efficient, affordable homes in Thirsk is hugely welcome for bringing much-needed affordable homes to the area...

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Thirsk Falcons U13 girls vs Nunthorpe Athletic JFC U13 girls...






27th January, 2024.


Falcons 2 - 0 Nunthorpe Athletic. Falcons played well in the first half and dominated from the start. Some fantastic play on the wings and through midfield created a couple of chances for Thirsk early on, with the first goal coming 10 minutes into the game. Falcons 1-0. ...

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Thirsk burglaries: advice and appeal for information...






27th January, 2024.


Police in Thirsk are urging residents to be vigilant as they appeal for information about three burglaries in the town...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers Annual Celebration...






27th January, 2024.


The Club's annual celebration of it's year's activities took place at a belated "Christmas" party on Friday, at the Angel, Topcliffe - seeking to disguise its existence with scaffolding across the front and no name sign visible!...

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Thirsk Falcons U11 Blues vs Darlington RA Thrilling Draw ...






20th January, 2024.


The Blues got their first competitive match of the year and their first since November under their belt this afternoon with a trip up to Darlington...

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The Minister everyone likes ...






20th January, 2024.


Kevin Hollinrake MP is that most unlikely of people – a government minister that everyone in Parliament seems to like and approve of...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






20th January, 2024.


The year continues as it started on the theme of mud, of which there was plenty at the aptly named Commondale Clart Fell Race...

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Lambert Medical Centre wins planning appeal ...






13th January, 2024.


The Planning Inspectorate has ruled in favour of the Lambert Health Centre, after the former Hambleton District Council refused to extend the consent...

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Thirsk Rotary Christmas fund raising for Herriot Hospice at The Lambert ...






13th January, 2024.


Thirsk Rotary Club in partnership with Thirsk Garden Centre arranged for Santa, his Elves and the singing reindeer to be in attendance...

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Thirsk appeal after three Mondraker e-bikes stolen ...






13th January, 2024.


North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information after three Mondraker e-bikes were stolen in Thirsk...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






13th January, 2024.


The new year began as the old one had ended, with mud, as far as runners were concerned!

The traditional New Year's Day Captain Cook's Fell Race from Great Ayton attracted almost 400 runners...

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Nativity at Alanbrooke Academy Topcliffe ...






6th January, 2024.


The children of Alanbrooke Academy put on an excellent modern spin of the Christmas Nativity, The Angel Express...

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Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers ...






6th January, 2024.


No lie-in, no opening of parcels, no lunch preparation for the eight members among the 185 at Easingwold on Christmas Day for the Millfield park run...

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HAMBLETON AND RICHMONDSHIRE HOSPICE LEADER AWARDED OBE IN NEW YEAR’S HONOURS ...






6th January, 2024.


A Hambleton and Richmondshire hospice leader has been awarded an OBE in the King’s New Year’s Honours List...

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