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Published: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:37:58 +0100

Last Build Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:37:58 +0100


Major plans for £220,000 public service hub

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:01:12 +0000

PLANS have been revealed to relocate public services in a bid to deliver long-term savings.

Top job to be shared by two councils

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000

TWO local authorities could soon be working together more closely - with the vision including a shared senior post.

Councils accused of wasting millions by paying staff above the recommended vehicle mileage rates

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:16:25 +0100

COUNCILS have been accused of wasting millions of pounds by paying staff above the recommended vehicle mileage rates.

Council prepares move from its HQ

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0100

ONE of North Yorkshire’s district councils could be about to move from its home of 43 years - in an effort to deliver long-term savings.

Bullying claims: 40 per cent of council's workers say they have experienced it

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:43:00 +0100

A SHOCK survey among the 200-plus staff at a North Yorkshire council has revealed that some 40 per cent claim to have been subject to bullying.

Shock defection of six Conservative councillors

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:47:08 +0100

SIX Conservative councillors have defected an become independents following controversy over the suspension of three members.

Council that behaves like a ‘circus’

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:27:36 +0000

MEETINGS of a North Yorkshire authority have been described as a “circus” in a report from the Local Government Association.

Local authorities warn cuts to services will continue despite council tax rises

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:41:21 +0000

TOWN halls will be forced to carry on making deep cuts to services despite imposing inflation-busting tax rises, councils have warned.

Fracking can go ahead in North Yorkshire, judge declares

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:10:00 +0000

JUDGES have ruled fracking in North Yorkshire may go ahead - after concluding councillors did properly consider the impact of climate change when approving plans.

Does your child's school packed lunch meet nutritional standards?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:29:00 +0100

THE Government is being urged to put packed lunches at the heart of its childhood obesity agenda after a study found that only 1.6 per cent of lunchboxes in England's primary schools are meeting nutritional standards.

B&B owner sets ball rolling with new business awards scheme

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:48:56 +0100

NOMINATIONS are now open for Ryedale’s first business awards, which will celebrate its large array of independent, small businesses.

School Closures: Is your school affected by National Union of Teachers strike action? Find out here

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:50:00 +0100

MEMBERS of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will walk out today after voting by more than 9-1 in favour of industrial action.

Fears over fracking impact on North Yorkshire Police as protestors vow 'the fight continues'

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:51:40 +0100

ANTI-FRACKING protests will stretch North Yorkshire Police resources to the limit and cost taxpayers a fortune, the Police Federation has warned.

Councillor receives intimidating messages after fracking decision

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:05:41 +0100

ONE OF the councillors who voted in favour of the fracking application says he received intimidatory emails as a result of his decision.

Meeting to address concerns on plans for more fracking sites in North Yorkshire

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:00:00 +0100

SWISS petrochemicals giant Ineos is holding a meeting with councillors today (Wednesday, May 11), saying it intends to address concerns on its intention to extract shale gas in North Yorkshire.

Energy firm criticises council over fracking plan vote

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:29:31 +0000

THE firm behind the region's first fracking proposals has criticised a council for staging a vote on the scheme, which will be decided by another authority.

Politicians press for relaxation of Sunday trading law

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:02:29 +0000

A COALITION of politicians have urged the government to push through plans to enable councils to decide if large shops should open for longer than six hours on Sundays.

Yorkshire's first major country house in 200 years to be built

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:55:42 +0000

A NEW country house is to be created – the first of its kind in Yorkshire for 200 years.

174 night stay - North-East councils spending thousands on hotel stays for the homeless

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:05:16 +0000

A SIX-MONTH hotel stay costing more than £5,000 has been funded by a council struggling to cope with homelessness.

New home for market under discussion

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:20:31 +0000

A CONSULTATION is to be held on controversial plans to permanently relocate Pickering market out of the Market Place.

Cash help for local projects

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:32:33 +0100

SMALL-scale projects are set to benefit from a share in a £45,000 pool of council cash.

Country house opens its doors for Pop-up Restaurant

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:57:06 +0000

A HISTORIC country house in Ryedale is offering food enthusiasts the chance to sample the work of its head chef in a one-off pop-up restaurant event.

Ryedale residents encouraged to take advantage of scheme to find cheaper energy suppliers

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:58:14 +0000

RESIDENTS are being urged to find out if they can benefit from lower energy bills by taking advantage of a council partnership.

Crackdown on council tax fraud

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:40:27 +0100

A DISTRICT council is employing the services of a private company to carry out checks on people it suspects are wrongly claiming a council tax discount.

North Yorkshire gas plant plan is scrapped

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:53:46 +0100

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to develop a gas processing plant at Thornton-le-Dale, in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, has been scrapped.

Voters should be allowed to judge if council hall tax increases are justified

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100

TOWN halls should be free to push through any council tax increase, MPs say – and be judged by voters on “election day”.

Luke makes history as youngest civic leader

Wed, 21 May 2014 13:39:33 +0100

AN apprentice accountant has made history – after becoming what is believed to be the youngest-ever chairman of a local authority.

Charges introduced for garden waste collections

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:08 +0100

CHARGES are about to be introduced for the garden waste collection service in the sprawling Ryedale area of North Yorkshire.

Full steam ahead for gas pipeline

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:05:30 +0000

PLANS for a 15 kilometre underground pipeline running through part of the North York Moors and gas production at an existing well have been approved by North Yorkshire County council.

From collecting big cheques to climbing Kilimanjaro - welcome to the world of a Macmillan fundraiser

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:20:00 +0000

There is a lot more to being a fundraiser than attending giant cheque presentations. Lizzie Anderson discovers what a typical day entails for charity worker Michelle Muir.

Council tax shake-up punishing poor people, MPs warn

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000

POOR people are being punished by a controversial shake-up of council tax, a committee of MPs warns today (Tuesday, March 11)

Council workers prepare for day of protest

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:09:00 +0000

LOCAL government workers will take part in an official day of protest tomorrow (Tuesday, February 4).

Blueprint for the future of market town

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:53:58 +0000

A BLUEPRINT for the future of one of North Yorkshire’s market towns has now been published.

Government 'acting like a bully' over planning reforms - MP

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000

AN MP claims reforms to the planning system which could mean developers are able to push ahead with applications without council approval “kicks sand” in the eyes of local communities.

Work starts on flood prevention scheme after Government funding agreed

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:14:31 +0000

WORK has started on a long-awaited £2m flood prevention scheme in North Yorkshire, after funds became available from the Government.

North councils to face £179m in cuts while some Southern authorities see rise in Government funding

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:30:00 +0000

THE region has been hammered with a further £179m of council cuts – while many authorities in the South will enjoy a spending rise.

'Troubled families' scheme half-way to success - Pickles

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:10:00 +0000

THE Government is half-way towards achieving its goal of turning round the lives of 120,000 so-called troubled families, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles claims today (Monday, November 25).

Domino drive

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:47:38 +0000

A domino drive will take place at Kirby Sigston Village Hall, near Northallerton, on Wednesday, November 20 at 8pm. Admission is £3 including supper.

Fly tipping costs region's taxpayers £3.3m a year

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0100

COUNCIL chiefs have appealed for the public’s help in tackling fly tipping, after it emerged clearing up illegally dumped rubbish cost the region £3.3m last year.

Thousands of region's poorest households facing council tax legal action

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0100

GOVERNMENT welfare reforms have left more than 10,000 of the region's poorest households facing legal action for non-payment of council tax.

Council agrees not to contest ruling on its accidental decision

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:15:44 +0100

A COUNCIL has agreed not to contest any ruling made on its decision to approve a housing estate - made when a councillor pressed the wrong button in a vote.

Government to order councils to provide loans for care home fees

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0100

EVERY older person facing care home fees must be offered a local council loan to avoid having to sell their own house, the Government will say today (Thursday, July 17).

North-East councils in danger of going bust, shock analysis warns

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100

EVERY local council in the North-East is in danger of going bust, a shock new analysis has warned.

Housing proposal recommended for refusal over lack of affordable homes

Thu, 30 May 2013 18:14:48 +0100

PEOPLE campaigning against plans to build more than 200 homes in a North Yorkshire market town warn it fails to tackle a lack of affordable homes in the area.

Tougher enforcement of parking restrictions implemented in North Yorkshire

Wed, 29 May 2013 17:28:00 +0100

TOUGHER enforcement of parking restrictions are due to come into effect tomorrow (Thursday, May 30) in North Yorkshire.

New scheme will create more apprentices in Ryedale

Tue, 28 May 2013 12:51:35 +0100

A MAJOR new grant scheme has been launched in the hope of helping young people establish a career in their own area.

Councils spent £500,000 hosting Olympic Torch relay

Mon, 20 May 2013 06:00:00 +0100

COUNCILS in the North-East and North Yorkshire spent more than £500,000 hosting the Olympic Torch for last years games, according to new figures.

Durham council under fire after 22 staff get over £100,000 despite budget cuts

Fri, 10 May 2013 06:00:00 +0100

THE North-East’s biggest council has come under fire for paying six-figure remuneration packages to 22 staff – more than the previous year, despite unprecedented budget cuts.

Ukip canvasser suspended over racist comments and images

Thu, 02 May 2013 06:30:00 +0100

A UKIP canvasser was last night suspended from the party pending an urgent investigation after posting anti-Muslim comments and racist pictures on-line.

Councils to be 'named and shamed' if they don't cut heart deaths

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000

LOCAL councils will be ‘named-and-shamed’ if they fail to cut deaths and disability from sudden heart attacks, under new Government plans.