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Pints of view

Walkers who enjoy soaking up the wonderful views of the Cleveland Way National Trail can now enjoy a beer inspired by the popular route.

Malcolm Hodgson, National Trails Officer Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way & Kyle Boote of the Helmsley Brewing Company Credit: North Yorks Moors National Park Authority

‘Striding the Riding’ is being brewed by Helmsley Brewing Company and will be officially launched at the Guisborough Beer Festival on Saturday 11 April 2015.

The brewery will make a donation from the sale of each cask to contribute to the upkeep and promotion of the Cleveland Way.

Striding the Riding, a 4% pale ale, will initially be available on tap from Helmsley Brewing Company’s bar in Helmsley, but it is hoped that some of the 40 plus pubs along the route of the Cleveland Way will also serve it to their customers. Plans for a bottled version of the beer are also in the pipeline.

It will be promoted as the official beer of the Cleveland Way and its branding will carry the distinctive National Trail acorn symbol. The design for the labels and pump clips will also incorporate the varied scenery found along the Cleveland Way including moorland, coast and dales.

Kyle Boote who set up Helmsley Brewing Company is planning to walk along the Cleveland Way from Helmsley to the beer festival in Guisborough where Striding the Riding will be launched.

Otto the Otter rescued after losing family

A six week old otter who was left stranded after losing his mother and siblings has been saved thanks to a dog walker and his son, who heard his cries for help.

They waded through the water and found a weak Otto on a river bank in the grounds of Duncombe Park near Helmsley in North Yorkshire.

After alerting a vet, the cub was taken in by a rescue centre in Thirsk, where he's making good progress.

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Police investigate as festival organisation placed in administration

Police have confirmed they are investigating after the organisers of a North Yorkshire Festival said the company had been placed in administration.

Galtres Festival Trading Ltd, which runs an event in Helmsley in August, is organising a meeting of creditors to formalise voluntary liquidation.

On the company's website it states it has significant liabilities, which are made up of loans to the company, trade creditors, and sums owed to staff and performers. Trade creditors include suppliers, caterers and stallholders.

Despite developing an excellent reputation for being a high quality event, the festival has not succeeded in attracting sufficient numbers of attendees to meet its costs.

It is perhaps symptomatic that the first interest ever shown in our event over ten years by some regional and national media is to report on its apparent demise.

The context of the decision to proceed with each year’s festival was a thorough analysis of performance figures, projections and costs. In each case the directors involved firmly believed the decision was the right one, both for the creditors and for the festival itself. Several people close to the festival business injected personal funds to support the company. A dedicated team worked tirelessly to put on and promote an even better festival. They were committed to running a wonderful event which delivered against its strong values, which covered its costs, and which contributed to repaying liabilities from previous years. But bewilderingly, despite the highly positive feedback, attendances did not grow at the required rate. It would be hard to question the quality of the event, which has been said by media and attendees to rival the likes of Glastonbury, but despite that it didn’t generate the sales it deserved and needed.

– Spokesperson for Galtres Festival Trading Ltd

Body found in missing Barbara Colling case

Police searching for a missing woman from Helmsley have found a body.

Barbara Colling, 68, went missing on January 28.

North Yorkshire Police said the body was discovered by a member of the public on Hawnby Moor, in the North York Moors National Park, at about 10.45am today.

The search for her has been stood down, and police saying they are not yet in a position to identify the body.

Specialist tracking dog brought in to search for missing Helmsley woman

Barbara Colling

Police have brought in a tracking dog to assist the search for Barbara Colling who went missing from Helmsley on Monday. The 68-year-old has Alzheimer’s. The search and rescue dog is trained to identify a person's scent and then track it for as long as possible.

Despite extensive searches of the Helmsley to Broughton area carried out by specially trained police officers, search and rescue teams and an air support unit, they have not managed to locate Barbara.

Inspector Richard Mallinson, said: “I would like to thank all those who have already reported potential sightings of Barbara. I am particularly asking farmers and people who work in the local area to keep checking their outbuildings and sheds in case Barbara has taken shelter in them.”

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68-year-old missing from Helmsley

Missing Barbara Colling

Police are appealing for help in finding a woman who has gone missing from Helmsley. 68-year-old Barbara Colling was last seen walking from Helmsley towards Stokesley on Monday morning.

She is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with a medium build and medium length blonde hair. When she was last seen Barbara was wearing a navy blue jacket, blue trousers, a black woollen hat with ear flaps and black boots and is thought to have been carrying a black rucksack.

Police are growing concerned increasingly concerned for her welfare, as Barbara has serious health issues and this behaviour is out of character. It is not thought that she has any money or debit cards with her.

Urgent appeal to locate missing Helmsley woman

Ryedale police are urgently appealing to the public for their help to locate a missing woman from Helmsley.

Barbara Colling, 68, has not been seen since 9.30am today when she was last seen walking from Helmsley towards Stokesley.

She is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with a medium build and medium length blonde hair. When she was last seen Barbara was wearing a navy blue jacket, blue trousers, a black woollen hat with ear flaps and black boots and is thought to have been carrying a black rucksack.

Police are growing concerned increasingly concerned for her welfare, as Barbara has serious health issues and this behaviour is out of character. It is not thought that she has any money or debit cards with her.

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