A family from the Yorkshire Dales say it is imperative that a North Yorkshire hospital retains its paediatric and maternity services.
The campaign to save maternity and children's services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has been stepped up after new research.
Thousands turned out to see the Olympic flame carried through North Yorkshire.
A family from the Yorkshire Dales say that it is imperative that a North Yorkshire hospital retains its current level of paediatric and maternity services.
The future of services at the Friarage hospital in Northallerton is being looked at by the government.
Plans include downgrading the care on offer - which it's claimed would be more sustainable and safer for patients.
However, one family say the Friarage is the only hospital close enough to where they live.
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Police have a named a man who died after a crash on the A19 on Tuesday February 19th as Roy Mackenzie from Thirsk.
The 35-year-old died from his injuries after he was hit by a heavy goods vehicle on the A19 near to Northallerton in the early hours of February 19th.
Police are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward following the death of a man injured in a crash on the A19.
The 35-year-old man from Thirsk was hit by a heavy goods vehicle in the early hours of Tuesday February 19th near to the junction for Over Silton, near Northallerton.
He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead later on the same day.
Police are currently not in a position to identify him.
– Traffic Sergeant Richard Parsons, North Yorkshire Police
“I am asking for anyone who was on this stretch of the A19 around the time of the collision to come forward and contact the police if they have not already done so.”
Anyone who can help with this investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
Alternatively information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police are appealing for witnesses following two car crashes, which occurred a short time apart, on the A19 near Northallerton and left a man in a critical condition.
The first crash happened on the southbound carriageway shortly before 1.10am on Tuesday February 19th, close to the junction for Kirby Sigston when a lorry crashed into a black Ford Focus, causing the car to be shunted off the carriageway.
Although the lorry driver did not stop at the time, he has since been identified.
The second crash happened close to the junction for Over Silton, also on the southbound carriageway, at approximately 1.20am, and involved a heavy goods vehicle and the man who had been driving the Ford Focus, who was standing on the road.
The 35-year-old man from Thirsk suffered a serious head injury and was taken to James Cook University Hospital, where he currently remains in a critical condition.
Horse DNA has been found in some beef burgers produced at a factory in Northallerton. Traces of horse meat were discovered during testing by The Republic of Ireland's Food Safety Authority.
The burgers were produced at the Dalepak Hambleton plant, and two other factories in Ireland.
Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Iceland and Dunnes Stores say they are removing the products from their shelves immediately.
The Irish Food Safety Authority says the meat poses no health risk but raises concerns about food traceability.
The family of Dr Derek Keilloh, who was was found guilty of misconduct following the death of an Iraqi detainee, say he is an excellent GP.
Dr Kellioh will learn today if he will be struck off or suspended from the medical register following the death of 26-year-old Baha Mousa in 2003.
Today, Dr Keilloh's parents in law said they still had faith in him and that he had been naive rather than negligent.
The Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service said Dr Keilloh, failed in patient care, disregarded health and safety of detainees and had repeatedly been dishonest.
– Robert and Judith Nicholls
We believe in our son in law Derek Keilloh. We have faith in his honesty and integrity. We abhor any form of inhumane treatment. "We believe that the way in which he is being treated is wrong. He did not know thattorture was happening. "I can remember him saying to me some years ago: ‘I was naïve – I did not think that
this sort of thing happened in the British Army’
Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for information after an elderly woman was burgled in Northallerton by a man posing as the relative of a friend.
The man entered the address at Priory Close on Saturday morning (October 27th), posing as "Mary's cousin" before asking for a drink and to use the bathroom.
When the woman returned from the kitchen, she realised that the burglar had left and taken a wallet and purse containing around £120 with him.
The burglar is a white man in his twenties, around 6ft tall and of medium build. At the time of the burglary he was wearing a light blue anorak, tracksuit bottoms and gloves.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the crime should contact Northallerton Police on 101.
– PC Quita Passmore, Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team
“This is a truly despicable crime. Targeting an elderly and vulnerable victim is a callous act.
If you can help to identify the thief you must contact the police or Crimestoppers immediately."
Proposals to reduce paediatric services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton are to be discussed in detail.
The recommendation came in a report published by the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group last week.
The body of a 27-year-old man has been discovered at a house in Northallerton.
Emergency services were called to the Phoenix Grove and Bishopsgarth area of Springwell Lane at 3pm on Sunday following the report of a sudden death.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.