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Head hailed at his final awards nights

Students celebrated the successes of the past to inspire them for the future at an awards ceremony to remember, the last for their headmaster whose impact was hailed immense. Staff, students, parents and civic dignitaries heard a catalogue of successes s

Ripon Gazette, 29 min. ago
Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars, it has been announced. It will be the first time the US comedian and talk show host has fronted the ceremony, which takes place on 26 February. Kimmel has previously hosted the American Music Awards and has twice f

BBC, 46 min. ago
Disney's Moana continues US box office reign

Disney's Moana continues US box office reign

Disney animation Moana is top of the North American box office for the second week in a row. It took an estimated $28.4m (£22.3m) over the weekend, while Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them kept second spot with $18.5m (£14.5m). Moana, which only ope

BBC, today, 16:46

Artwork to star in top exhbition

A painting by a Ripon student has been selected from hundreds for a prestigious national exhibition at two locations in London. Emma Beaumont’s oil painting of the Gare du Nord, in Paris, will sit alongside only 21 other works in The National Association

Ripon Gazette, today, 15:46

Elderly man may have been driving wrong way on A64 before fatal crash

An elderly man has died after being involved in a crash on the A64 motorway this weekend. The 76-year-old man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries on Saturday and died in the early hours of yesterday morning. The driver of the other

Ripon Gazette, today, 15:46

Ashville College scoops TES award

Harrogate’s Ashville College has scooped the Boarding Initiative of the Year Award at the prestigious TES Independent Schools Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The new activities programme, which judges praised as “a very effective project that m

Ripon Gazette, today, 15:46

No ghosts, but plenty of excitement at sleepover

Sixty-six brave children and six even braver staff members from the Duke’s Middle School, Alnwick, gathered for the final sponsored school sleepover to raise funds for Children in Need. Together, the pupils raised just more than £700. The evening was spe


Council planning notices

Alnwick: Mr S Anderson, 5 Queens Road, new rear extension. Belford: Sylvia Carr, 2 Clark Place, listed building consent for installation of gas fire central heating system, new gas supply and balanced flue to rear elevation. Guyzance: John Craig, Woodbin

Bob Dylan writes speech for Nobel ceremony

Bob Dylan writes speech for Nobel ceremony

Bob Dylan has written a speech to be delivered at the Nobel Prize ceremony later this week, organisers have said. His words "will be read at the Nobel banquet in Stockholm" on 10 December as he is unable to attend the event, according to the...

BBC, today, 14:22

Shoppers warned cheap chargers fail safety tests

Consumers are being warned off buying bargain iPhone chargers online after 99 per cent failed a basic safety test. Out off 400 counterfeit Apple chargers from online suppliers around the world and found that 397 of them failed a basic safety test, accord

Ripon Gazette, today, 13:41

£1k raised for NSPCC

A sponsored work-out by pupils at St Paul’s RCVA Primary School in Alnwick has resulted in more than £1,000 being raised for charity. Lisa Jones, of the NSPCC, was delighted to attend an assembly to receive a cheque and to tell the pupils they had raised


Learning about teamwork with robots and droids

Year 5 pupils at St Michael’s CE Primary School, Alnwick, took part in a special Star Wars-themed control workshop. The children took control of a variety of droids and robots and programmed them to navigate around a range of bunkers and hangers. The dro


New bishop given warm welcome to Northumberland

The first Suffragan Bishop of Berwick to be appointed in over 400 years has been welcomed to north Northumberland. A special service was held at St Aidan’s Church in Bambugh on Sunday, the day after Rt Rev Mark Tanner’s formal installation at Newcastle C

Andrew Marr's Marine Le Pen interview 'justified', Ofcom says

Andrew Marr's Marine Le Pen interview 'justified', Ofcom says

An Andrew Marr interview with French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen broadcast on Remembrance Sunday "was justified", according to Ofcom. The media watchdog will not now investigate further. "We assessed 11 complaints...

BBC, today, 12:24

Further calls to raise alcohol unit prices

Health campaigners in the North East are calling for an increase in taxes on the cheapest alcohol following the publication of a report revealing more working years are lost to alcohol than the 10 most frequent cancer types combined. The report goes on t


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