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View from the Zoo: Stick insects are the masters of camouflage

This week at Flamingo Land zoo, some of the smaller and well disguised creatures have been increasing their numbers and a in a big way.

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Embroidery artist Jessica Grady at work.

Artist Jessica earns a boost for RAW talent

Whitby-based embroidery artist Jessica Grady has won a place on the competitive RAW Talent 2017 award programme.

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Chef Paul Gildroy

Magpie Recipe: Monkfish with summer broth, serves four

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

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Larkin about – poet’s colourful life set for Esk Valley stage

The intriguing life of acclaimed poet Philip Larkin comes under the microscope in this summer’s production by Esk Valley Theatre Company.

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Why TV was still such a thrill 50 years ago

I always think summer has arrived when the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament is shown on the Beeb.

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Lifestyle: 10 things to do

Lifestyle: 10 things to do

Looking for something to do this weekend? Whether it’s a local event, or you want to travel further afield, here are 10 suggestions.

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Property: Street House Farm, Upton Hill, Boulby, near Whitby, £595,000

Property: Street House Farm, Upton Hill, Boulby, near Whitby, £595,000

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this wonderful small-holding comprising of a main house with five bedrooms, an adjoining two bedroom holiday cottage and eight acres of land all surrounded by rural views stretching far into the distance.

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Staithes by Sue Ford.

Exhibit: Work showcases natural wonders of our landscape

The latest exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery at Danby showcases just how differently the landscape, heritage and natural wonders of the North York Moors National Park can be interpreted.

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Dining Out: Hunters Lounge, Raithwaite Estate, Sandsend

Dining Out: Hunters Lounge, Raithwaite Estate, Sandsend

Who’d have thought that a Teddy Bears’ picnic, complete with magician, giant chess board and table tennis – all outdoors in the scorching sun – would have provided the inspiration for a dining out review?

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Angling isn't quite the catch it used to be for youngsters.

FAMILY COLUMN: Getting the kids hooked on the joys of fishing

In this day of smartphones, tablets, PCs, games consoles and big tellies, they reckon traditional pastimes will soon be a thing of the past.

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Feeding time for the lions at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Replicating a lion’s natural behaviour

At Flamingo Land we have a pride of nine African lions. As they are carnivores they receive a meaty feast usually two or three times a week. By gorging on a large amount of food it results in them not needing to eat again for a few days. This is how they would naturally feed in the wild, therefore we are trying to replicate their natural behaviour as closely as we can. However, it is discouraged to feed carnivores live prey within UK zoos, therefore we are unable to provide them with the ability to hunt like they would in the wild.

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Opinion: Community the key to happiness

Opinion: Community the key to happiness

We’ve just spent a fortnight touring South Australia with the Aussie branch of our family.

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

WHISH column: Our new website is up and running

A key part of everyday life is communication – we receive and send information constantly throughout the day, whether it is reading for pleasure or work, chatting to someone, looking on the internet and so on.

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Magpie Cafe Recipe: Wild salmon, pak choi and mushroom

Magpie Cafe Recipe: Wild salmon, pak choi and mushroom

Here is this week’s fish recipe courtesy of Paul Gildroy at Whitby’s Magpie Cafe

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Flamborough. Picture: Ian Day

Walks: Flamborough’s impressive headland

Flamborough village is only about three miles north east of Bridlington and has always seemed to me like a second home. With its remains of a castle, a medieval fortified manor house and quaint pubs, it alone has much to offer. However, take the B1255 North Marine Road out of the village to seek Flamborough’s coastline and impressive headland.

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Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

As a keen tennis fan, I’m all too aware that Wimbledon fortnight represents my best chance to convert casual fans to my favourite sport.
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Property: Bakehouse Yard, Whitby, £195,000

Property: Bakehouse Yard, Whitby, £195,000

Nestled away beautifully this wonderful property is a true gem. Central Whitby with a garden 90ft x 60ft? You would think it is not possible! But it is.

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The Royal Northern Sinfonia pictured during their performance at Red House Academy - the only such performance other than at The Sage, gateshead.

Top class music in scenic venues as Ryedale Festival gets under way

A festival full of top-class performers entertaining crowds in picturesque locations is upon us from today until July 30.

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020716  Visitors sisters Sue Macathur (left) and Gillian Humphreys from Bridlington and Pickering  at Levisham Station on the North York Moors Railway for the  Swinging Sixties weekend (GL1010/50g)

Lifestyle: Top 10 things to do

Stuck for things to do around thw Whitby area over the next week or so? Here are 10 ideas.

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Sunset with Fishing Boat, Staithes, by Dag Kjelldahl.

Exhibit: Whitby Wizard conjures up show of 50 paintings

The Norwegian former teacher, arctic meteorologist and air taxi pilot Dag “Wizard” Kjelldahl from Oslo took his first course in traditional oil painting at Oslo University when he was only 12 years old.

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