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Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a dedicated helicopter emergency service for the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It was established in October 2000, and currently operates two Airbus H145 aircraft. It is an independent charity that relies solely on the donations of individuals and organisations. The air ambulance's flagship base is located at Nostell Priory, and has landing pads at various major hospitals around the region including Leeds General Infirmary, Hull Royal Infirmary and James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. In October 2007, a second base was opened at Sheffield City Airport. The airport then closed at the end of April 2008, but a heliport facility was still provided for the use of the air ambulance and the South Yorkshire Police helicopter. In November 2010, the operational base for the Sheffield-based aircraft was moved to Bagby Airport near Thirsk. The second aircraft then made another move in March 2012 to RAF Topcliffe, which it shares with the 645 Volunteer Gliding Squadron.

Dalton, Hambleton Village and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

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Topcliffe, Yorkshire may refer to:

Eldmire with Crakehill Civil parish in North Yorkshire, England

Eldmire with Crakehill is a civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. The population of the parish was estimated at 30 in 2013.

Metcalfe Robinson English politician

Sir Metcalfe Robinson, 1st Baronet of Newby-on-Swale and of adjacent Rainton both in the parish of Topcliffe in North Yorkshire, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679 and from 1685 to 1689.

William de Percy Norman feudal baron of Topcliffe in Yorkshire

William I (Willame) de Percy (d.1096/9), 1st feudal baron of Topcliffe in North Yorkshire, known as Willame als gernons, was a Norman nobleman who arrived in England immediately after the Norman Conquest of 1066. He was the founder of the powerful English House of Percy, Earls of Northumberland, and Dukes of Northumberland, a great historical House of England "that, like Caesar's, has been artificially preserved (twice) to the present time". The male line ended in 1174/5 on the death without male progeny of his grandson William II de Percy, but the surname "Percy" was re-adopted by the latter's younger grandson Richard de Louvain (d.1244), whose own "Percy" descendants again failed in the male line in 1670 on the death of Joceline Percy, 11th Earl of Northumberland, and was again re-adopted by the latter's great-grand-daughter's husband Sir Hugh Smithson, 4th Baronet (c.1714-1786), created Duke of Northumberland, whose descendants survive today.

Richard Bunny, of Bunny Hall, Wakefield and of Newland and Normanton, Yorkshire, was an English politician.

Topcliffe railway station Disused railway station in North Yorkshire, England

Topcliffe railway station served the village of Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England from 1848 to 1959 on the Leeds and Thirsk Railway.