View from the Zoo: Studying elaborate courtship techniques

On Valentine’s Day the zoo celebrated by looking at all the weird and wonderful behaviours animals have when it comes to courting and attracting a mate.

Sunday reports

SUNDAY LEAGUE: Trafalgar sink leaders Pier

A late goal from Sean Exley gave second-placed Trafalgar a 3-2 home win against Sunday League Division One leaders West Pier, both teams having a man sent off.

Country Diary: Regoice to hear increased sound of bird song

And the spring arose on the garden fair,

Some of the autumn clean-up crew.

In-spire-d way of ‘doing church’

Hope Whitby is pushing into new areas of the town again! Not only is it showing a new way of ‘doing church’ – it is also moving in places that people like to just hang out in.

Large waves on the slipway in Whitby during a tidal surge. The huge waves lifted half-tonne sandbags off the slipway as well as washing away bins and an ice cream kiosk was lifted off its foundations. Onlookers said a woman was lifted off her feet and carried down Pier Road. Picture: Ceri Oakes. Friday 13 January 2017. w170303q

Letter: Whitby piers work should be a top priority

The Portfolio Holder for Harbours on Scarborough Borough Council’s Cabinet says he has ‘every confidence in their engineers and consultants’ as regards Whitby’s neglected piers (Are Piers Safe?, p4, Gazette, 17 February).

Your Say

Letters: Are councillors up to the job?

While I support Whitby Town Council and its vote of no confidence in Scarborough Council, I would really question the ability of the Whitby councillors to do the job for us.

Whitby Fishermen in action during their District Cup semi-final at Edgehill, orange shirts

SATURDAY CUPS: Edgehill and Pier to meet again in District Cup final

Edgehill and West Pier will meet in the Scarborough FA District Cup final after wins against Whitby Fishermen and Seamer respectively.
Whitby Town report

Blues slip to home loss against Stourbridge

Whitby Town slipped out of the play-off places for just the third time this season, after falling to a second home defeat in as many games, losing 3-1 at home to Stourbridge.

Harbour boats by Martin Fowler.

Exhibit: Past and Present marks gallery’s 10th anniversary

The North York Moors National Park has always sparked the imagination of artists and the Inspired by… gallery’s current exhibition highlights how the beautiful and varied landscape is reflected in a vast range of creative forms.

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Cllr Val Arnold, centre, Cllr David Chance and Cllr Janet Sanderson with Kath Breckon, Ruth Stacey, back on the right and Yvonne Parkes, from NYCC, with children from West Cliff School.

County’s star chef Kath cooks up Food for Life lunch

West Cliff School’s award-winning chef Kath Breckon cooked a special lunch for North Yorkshire county councillors, school staff and pupils in a special Food for Life event.

Magpie Cafe fish recipe: Hake with garlic and spinach gratin

Magpie Cafe fish recipe: Hake with garlic and spinach gratin

Have a go at this week’s fish recipe courtesy of Magpie Cafe chef Paul Gildroy.

Chris Fraser, Managing Director of Sirius Minerals, with Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy MP and Whitby and Scarborough MP, Robert Goodwill, at the naming ceremony. Picture: Ceri Oakes

Minister unveils name of North Yorkshire Sirius Minerals mine

The name for the Sirius Minerals mine near Whitby was unveiled today by the Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy MP.

VIDEO: Yorkshire’s Guardians of the Galaxy rebuild half-tonne telescope at nature reserve

Yorkshire astronomy enthusiasts have stars in their eyes after an amazing project to dismantle a half-tonne telescope, transport it 200 miles and rebuild it on a nature reserve. Chris Burn reports.

Duncan Norvelle

Variety show at the Pavilion

Michael George’s London Varieties show is to bring fun, laughter and dance to Whitby Pavilion later this month.

Theatre and Comedy
Whitby darts ace Richie Parkin

Parkin happy with Open effort

Whitby’s darts ace Richie Parkin believes he belongs at a higher level after making it to the third round of the Scottish Open at the weekend.

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Whitby Town boss Chris Hardy's weekly column

CHRIS HARDY: We need to score more goals

It may be stating the obvious, but we’ve really missed a Mikey Roberts firing on all cylinders this season.

Former Blues midfielder Dave McTiernan

McTiernan: I needed a change

Former Whitby Town man Dave McTiernan is relishing a new challenge, following his move to Blyth Spartans.

Cast of Brassed Off in rehearsal

Love, loss and flugelhorns

Actors from Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society have already started rehearsals for their next production at Easter, Braassed Off.

Theatre and Comedy
Whitby Town v Stourbridge preview by Andrew Snaith

Town host out-of-sorts Stourbridge

Fourth-placed Whitby Town welcome sixth-placed FA Cup third round stars Stourbridge to the Turnbull Ground this Saturday.
Property: Kape Cottage, Cliff Street, Whitby, £335,000

Property: Kape Cottage, Cliff Street, Whitby, £335,000

If you are looking for an outstanding cottage full or charm in Whitby then look no further than this impressive grade II listed Georgian townhouse which is located on the west side of town and enjoys beautiful views to the sea, across the harbour to the East Cliff and to St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey.

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