Flood scheme seeks approval

Environment Agency plans for new flood defences to protect Northallerton have been submitted to Hambleton District Council.

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North Yorkshire Olympic horse retires from top competition

Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz were part of the silver medal-winning team at the London Olympics Credit: Press Association

Opposition Buzz, who competed with North Yorkshire eventer Nicola Wilson at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has been stepped down for top level competition.

The decision was by the 17-year-old gelding's owners due to his age. He will continue to compete with Nicola at CIC 3* level.

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Atlantic rower: Fundraising helps us on

Yorkshire rower Dan Howie is spending his 29th birthday over 1,000 miles from land today. Howie, with team mate Will North is half way through their 3,000 mile row from the Canary Islands to Antigua as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Who would have thought I would be mid Atlantic with ona small rowing boat to see in my 29th birthday?! It’s pretty awesome. I have a few cards and a coupleof small presents to open which I’m greatly looking forward too as well as phoning home and hearingan update on our fundraising amounts. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, each donationhelps us with every stroke.

– Dan Howie, Rower

The team are closing in on the £100,000 mark fundraising for three charities, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and St Anna's, a small charity in Ghana.

Rower spends birthday at sea

Dan Howie with his presents

Yorkshire rower Dan Howie is spending his 29th birthday over 1,000 miles from land today. Howie, with team mate Will North is half way through their 3,000 mile row from the Canary Islands to Antigua as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

The team are closing in on the £100,000 mark fundraising for three charities, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and St Anna's, a small charity in Ghana.

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Public attend Friarage public consultation

The panel discuss the options Credit: ITV

A major public consultation is underway to find out what people living in Hambleton and Richmondshire think about proposals to change the way some maternity and children's services are provided at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

The first of nine public meetings has taken place.

Members of the public are asked for their views Credit: ITV
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