Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.


VIDEO & REVIEW: Disney On Ice is a real Passport To Adventure at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Get your skates on...Disney On Ice is back at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena until Sunday - November 19, 2017 - and like the name of this year's show it's a real Passport To Adventure.

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Barnsley's own 'Queen of Egypt' TV star Prof Joann Fletcher

PREVIEW: Ancient Egypt comes to Barnsley with study workshops

Ancient Egypt fans in Yorkshire are to get the chance of a lifetime to spend up to three days studing the fascinating subject with the region's own TV experts Prof Joann Fletcher & Dr Stephen Buckley.

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Magpie Recipe: Hake bites, black pudding & apple puree

Magpie Recipe: Hake bites, black pudding & apple puree

Here is this week’s recipe of the week, courtesy of chef Paul Gildroy at The Magpie Cafe in Whitby.

Craig Stevens

Star Wars book could make a Boba two!

A Whitby Star Wars fanatic’s dream of having his book on the space epic film series published is about to come true.

Former miner and self-taught baker Mark Whittaker makes a fresh batch of Whitby Fatties each day in the small kitchen above the cafe.  Friday 27 October. Picture Ceri Oakes.

Letter: I’ll be forced to take court action over “tea” and “cake”

The brazen cheek of Betty’s Tearoom to imply that the term “Fat Rascal” has anything to do with them predates them by a long way.

Morecambe Sailing Club.

Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

Keith Shaw.

Swindling Whitby judge faked letters to support own planning applications

A "narcissistic" Sleights-based solicitor and deputy district judge has admitted to faking letters in support of his own planning applications.


Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures

Weather experts are warning of a cold snap that will see temperatures falling below freezing and lead to widespread frost over the coming few days.

Wilf Wilson and the team of gamekeepers who went above and beyond the call of duty to restore his dilapidated garden.

Gamekeepers help Westerdale man, 88, to love his garden

A team of gamekeepers from the North Yorkshire Moors Moorland Organisation have ensured that if an Englishman’s home is his castle, then his garden should be his pride and joy.

The Big Sick.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The best being beamed to your telly, tablet, laptop or phone...
Howards End

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

What's worth watching from the schedules?
The Penny Hedge, Whitby.

Dining Out: Penny Hedge, Whitby

Penny Hedge, Whitby

Howard Beaumont

What's On listings

Your guide to what's on across the region this weekend.
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Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

Theatre and Comedy
Whitby's high tide times.

High Tides - November 18 to November 25


The Maroons touch down in their win against Sunderland. Picture by Jenny Brown-Wood.

Brilliant Bland stars as Maroons bounce back with Sunderland win

Whitby Maroons hosted Sunderland on Saturday, hoping to bounce back from their disastrous performance the week before.

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Taylor Humble wheels away to celebrate scoring for Sleights in their 3-1 win against Sinnington in the Ryedale Cup. Pictures by Brian Murfield

FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Staithes battle back to beat Redcar

Staithes Athletic enjoyed back-to-back victories for the first time this season taking themselves up to 10th in the North Riding Football League Premier Division after a 4-3 win over Redcar Newmarket.

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CHRIS HARDY: Shane leaves with our best wishes

We saw our long-serving goalkeeper Shane Bland depart for Spennymoor last week.

Bram Sroker.

Village in Scotland claims birth of Dracula inspiration

It is widely acknowledged that Whitby played a starring role in the birth of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but now it is being claimed a small village in Scotland may have provided the inception of the novel.

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