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“On track” to a world record ticket-collecting teen attracts attention from rail supplier

While many parents will be complaining that their teenagers are ‘going off the rails’, one 18-year-old student from Huddersfield is using the train track to his advantage, after deciding he wants to break a new world record by collecting the highest number of used magnetic train tickets. Hearing of the challenge

Lidl to anchor transformation of former Northallerton Prison

Supermarket group Lidl has been announced as the retail anchor for the redevelopment of Northallerton’s former prison. The popular brand will take a 21,000 sq ft unit in the exciting Treadmills scheme – and bring up to 40 new jobs for the local community. The multi-million pound investment will be the key

North Yorkshire is first council in the North to set up legal company

North Yorkshire County Council has launched First North Law, becoming the first local authority in the North to trade its legal services. This newly formed company has the ability to trade more widely in a range of specialist legal services to other public sector bodies as well as the private sector. The

Yorkshire-based technology start-up launches innovative industry monitoring tool

A Northallerton-based technology start-up has launched an innovative temperature and humidity monitor. A team of industry specialists behind the business, AmbaSense, has launched its Tiaki sensor following 18 months of research and development. Now available, Tiaki provides accurate recordings of essential temperature and humidity readings in fridges and freezers through a

Business set to boom for local organic veg business

Things are looking good for Riverford Organic Farmers which grows and delivers veg boxes throughout the North, following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report. The report tells of a six per cent growth to the organic market in the last year. This is the sixth year of growth for the

Data Protection Law under spotlight at Northallerton business lunch

The data protection law is changing for all businesses on the things you can and cannot do with marketing and data collection. The new regulations are complex and extensive but Northallerton’s latest lunch break seminar will offer practical advice on things you can do to help your business start to comply

Northallerton company “builds” on its success

A husband and wife building company is celebrating its first successful year by announcing expansion plans. Rob Talbot, from Northallerton, has worked in the building sector for more than 30 years across the North East and Yorkshire and launched HRT Building Solutions last year with his wife, Sarah-Louise. The couple established the

Formal agreement sealed for Northallerton Prison redevelopment

A formal legal agreement has been sealed to enable the exciting redevelopment of Northallerton’s former prison. Hambleton District Council and Hull-based regeneration company Wykeland Group have formed the Central Northallerton Development Company, a joint venture vehicle to drive forward the North Yorkshire town’s most significant regeneration scheme for decades. The new company

Key mystery at former prison site

Rusty keys have been unearthed at the site of Northallerton’s former prison - buried among the footings of an old wall. They are among a range of early finds in an archaeological dig which aims to uncover more about the jail’s past before redevelopment work begins. York Archaeological Trust (YAT) is spending

ISG wins leisure centre project in Yorkshire

ISG has been awarded a £2.5 million contract by Alliance Leisure to deliver the refurbishment and extension of Hambleton Leisure Centre in Northallerton. The project will result in a new 5,100 sq ft extension to the complex that will house a gym and toning area to allow the current gym space