View from the Zoo: Popular duo get their favourite panda cake treat

It has been a double birthday celebration for our cute and popular red pandas here at the zoo this week. Tai Jang our female turned five on June 12 whilst our male Bai Jiao was also five on June 14.

Whitby CC round-up

Paul bucks the trend to help Whitby secure the win

A wagging of the tail helped Whitby bag a two-wicket victory in their North Yorkshire South Durham Division One clash with Saltburn.

Elder is now in full bloom.

Country Diary: Rapid change in the countryside

With advancing days in June, the countryside responds to rapid climate changes. Gone are those ‘candles’ of blossom on the horsechestnut trees, now replaced by miniature conkers – many whipped from their anchorage during strong winds. Thousands of minute, spiny seed cases strewn the ground.

Beckett League round-up

Salt stars in Cloughton 2nds success

Liam Salt smashed Cloughton 2nds to victory in Division Four as they saw off Wold Newton 2nds by 132 runs.

Beckett League round-up

Outhart and Diamond sparkle as Staxton go top

Staxton rose to the top of the Beckett League Premier Division season on Saturday after their eight-wicket success against a stunned Scalby.
Whitby town hall falls into disrepair. John Freeman

Letter: Battle to restore Whitby’s piers will wage on

May I thank all those who cast their vote in my favour in the general election.

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Nicky Knight

Opinion: No gimmicks, let’s keep our meals simple

We all love a good meal out, whether we are dining in our favourite fish and chip cafe or maybe the once a year anniversary treat.

Mr Lamberton said he knew his sons wouldn't wear their hats or sun cream if they weren't with him.

Small schools across rural Yorkshire at risk from funding crisis

A funding crisis gripping schools across rural Yorkshire has led to grave fears that countryside communities will witness a succession of closures as financial deficits spiral and pupil numbers dramatically reduce.

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Worshipful Master of Lion Lodge, number 312, Alan Jarman at their John Street base. Picture: Sam Jones.

Discover the Freemason's 'secrets' in open event

Freemasonry, it's a society perceived as shrouded in secrecy and mystery...but it’s a perception that its members are keen to shake,

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SAC Hannah Beevers TG14 Portraits. SAC Beevers is the 2015 winner of the Operational Experience category in the annual trade group 14 Photographic awards. Pictured her at RAF Coningsby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. 14 Aug 2015.

‘I feel very privileged to have landed a job with the Red Arrows’

As a young girl, Hannah Beevers used to love visiting Whitby Regatta and looking up in awe at the Red Arrows display.


Doncaster Racecourse announces Rudimental will perform on Saturday July 1 after Mark Ronson cancels

Doncaster Racecourse is excited to announce the Brit Award winning band Rudimental will perform after racing on Saturday 1 July.

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Off The Shelf: Guest speaker Benjamin Zephaniah.

Poet Benjamin one of highlights of Whitby’s Musicport festival

The full line-up for Musicport Festival is now beginning to emerge and festival goers to Whitby Pavilion cannot fail to be impressed.

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Kate Gillies at one of two little-known artworks by world-famous environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy which will be the highlight of this years Rosedale Walking Festival.

Now in its fifth year, the festival will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June based around Rosedale which is in the heart of the North York Moors National Park

The two Goldsworthy artworks  which Kate will lead a walk to take the form of stone-built structures with mysterious natural contents, entitled Fireplace (pictured)  and Red House. They are usually only accessible by prior appointment.

10 things to do around Whitby this week

Stuck for things to do this coming week? Try some of these.

Property: Station Cottage, Station Road, Hawsker, near Whitby, £285,000

Property: Station Cottage, Station Road, Hawsker, near Whitby, £285,000

Wonderful quirky, detached house overlooking rolling countryside with scope for extension and reconfiguration. It currently stands as a two bedroom property, with ample parking and easy-to-maintain gardens, in the lovely village of Hawsker – on the outskirts of Whitby.

The cast celebrates Little Voice success .Sion Tudor Owen,Sean McKenzie Gurjeet Singh, Laura Crowhurst , Polly Lister, Serena Manteghi

REVIEW: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice has come home – and what a homecoming it has received – cheers, tears and standing ovations.

Theatre and Comedy
Yorkshire Vikings have snapped up Australian Shaun Marsh for their T20 Blast campaign

Vikings sign up Marsh for T20 Blast

Yorkshire Vikings have secured the services of Shaun Marsh as an overseas player for this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast competition.

An impression of how the development could look if it gets the green light.

Are big name stores coming to Whitby?

Whitby could be set to welcome two new big-name supermarkets, a Marks and Spencer and an Aldi, if fresh building proposals get the green light.
Archbishop to make tracks for Whitby

Archbishop to make tracks for Whitby

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is leading a mission in Whitby Deanery from today to Sunday.

Letter: Why I have no confidence in leadership

Letter: Why I have no confidence in leadership

Considering that Whitby is one of the busiest tourist hotspots all year round, helped by the hard working private enterprises in all areas, you would think that the service offered by our leaders and the cabinet in Scarborough Borough Council would bend over backwards to keep the constant taxpayers of Whitby sweet.

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Brave young Bradley enjoying his holiday on the Yorkshire Coast.

Brave Bradley Lowery having a 'brilliant time' as he visits Whitby

Brave youngster Bradley Lowery was in Whitby yesterday, as his family continue "making the most of everything" on their holiday along the Yorkshire coast.
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