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View from the Zoo: Dummy keeper, Tod, is valuable member of team

This week we are letting you in on a little secret on some of the more peculiar ways our keepers look after our animals.

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Dogs Mercury grows on the edge of woodland and hedgerows.

Country Diary: Plant is named after Roman God

Happy birthday dear Tigga,

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Chef Paul Gildroy

Magpie Fish Recipe: Herby cod bake – serves four

Fancy a go at this week’s Magpie fish dish? Here’s the recipe courtesy of chef Paul GIldroy.

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Society show ‘a must for any lovers of art’

Society show ‘a must for any lovers of art’

The annual exhibition and sale of original works of art by Whitby Art Society is to open a week tomorrow (Mar 31).

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Property: Rivington House, Prospect Hill, Whitby,, £465,000

Property: Rivington House, Prospect Hill, Whitby,, £465,000

Elegant six bedroom Edwardian villa, which has been the subject of an extensive programme of upgrade and modernisation, whilst retaining the many attractive features of the period.

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The Falcon Inn, near Cloughton.

Dining Out: The Falcon Inn, near Cloughton

After three decades of living on the east coast I must have passed the Falcon Inn literally hundreds of times without ever popping in for so much as a pint.

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Yvonne Harrison of WHISH with one of the many items in the new sensory room.

Opinion: How demand for WHISH services has increased

The WHISH Multi-sensory centre had loads of new visitors at our open week in – childminders, nursery nurses, teaching assistants and teachers, adult care workers, a counsellor, playgroups and private individuals.

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Magpie Recipe: Crusted hake with beetroot stovies

Magpie Recipe: Crusted hake with beetroot stovies

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

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Glorious display of daffodils beside the River Dove in Farndale.

Your Day Out: Blooming fields of gold

In the heart of the North York Moors National Park is a scattered farming community renowned for its wild daffodils – Farndale.

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Property: St Andrew’s Road, Whitby, £395,000

Property: St Andrew’s Road, Whitby, £395,000

A substantial detached bungalow with luxury accommodation on a good-sized corner plot on the edge of town with rural views.

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Name the baby giraffe

Name the baby giraffe - and win a family ticket to Flamingo Land

Name Flamingo Land’s new baby giraffe - and win a family ticket to the theme park and zoo!

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Possibly Thornton-le-Dales most photographed thatched cottage at Beckside.

Your Day Out: Village full of charm

Take a steady drive by bus or private transport into the countryside. As spring draws near and leafy trees awake once more you’ll be surprised by the number of villages you discover, each with its own charm and story to tell.

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Property: High Street, Staithes, near Whitby, £219,950

Property: High Street, Staithes, near Whitby, £219,950

Rock Lea stands on the High Street in the old part of the former fishing village of Staithes, overlooking the cobbled street and well placed for access down to the harbour.

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Opinion: Wishing SAMS a very happy birthday

Opinion: Wishing SAMS a very happy birthday

SAMS is a year old and toddling nicely. Sleights Area Men’s Shed in Littlebeck is a good news story for which I declare a parental responsibility.

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The runners line up for last years fun run.

View from the Zoo: 10k run will help African forest project

For the third year in a row, Flamingo Land will be hosting the FlaminGO! 10km run around the zoo and theme park. This run aims to raise money for the work of CIRCLE, a conservation research group run jointly by Flamingo Land and the University of York. Specifically, this will help fund the Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP).

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Burton Riggs Nature Reserve.

Country Diary: Nature reserve is an oasis for wildlife

Burton Riggs is an interesting reserve created on the former Seamer Gravel Pits. In the early ’90s the site was leased to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Having re-colonised naturally, it’s now an important oasis for wildlife. Our arrival was to a chorus of early morning birdsong, and hazel bushes draped in ‘tassels’ of golden male catkins. Canada geese ‘trumpeted’, and across the lake fished a cormorant.

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Magpie Recipe: Scallops with black pudding hash and buerre blanc

Magpie Recipe: Scallops with black pudding hash and buerre blanc

This week, try your hand at our recipe of the week, by Magpie Cafe chef Paul Gildroy.

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Property: Ethelbert, Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby, £295,000

Property: Ethelbert, Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby, £295,000

Robin Hood’s Bay continues to be one of the most desirable locations in the North Yorkshire area and offered to the market is this delightful period four bedroom terraced house situated in an elevated position overlooking the village, and has superb views of the sea from the upper floors.

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Opinion: Penniless children can teach the mega-rich so much

Opinion: Penniless children can teach the mega-rich so much

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is reported as asking/demanding that ‘the rich’ pay more tax.

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