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Photo entries call for Whitby wildlife competition

Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary’s popular photo competition for the 2017 calendar is nearing its deadline.

The car on the cliff edge. Picture by Ceri Oakes

Suspected drink driver almost goes over cliff near Whitby

A suspected drink driver narrowly avoided disaster after becoming stuck on a cliff ledge earlier today.
CCTV images of the man and women the police want to speak to

CCTV appeal after purse stolen

Police have released CCTV images of a man and woman they would like to speak to after a purse was stolen from a pub in Whitby.

The cyclists ride to the finish at Scarborough's North Bay. pic Richard Ponter 151726a

Tour de Yorkshire to return to Scarborough

Scarborough has been unveiled to be hosting a start or finish for next year's Tour de Yorkshire.
Claire Beedle with dogs Max and Max

Opinion: Why I love the country life

I am born and raised in Easington on a small family farm, owned by my Dad – he is the second generation to farm the land there.

Lucas Ayckbourn takes part in the national Vocab Express challenge.

School Spotlight – Fyling Hall

Fyling Hall’s French students took part in the national Vocab Express challenge recently.

Rhea Sherriff-Hammond

Hair-raising fun at the Dark Arts Salon

The Dark Dreaming Salon will be the theme of an intriguing arts exhibition as part of this year’s Bram Stoker International Film Festival, which runs in Whitby from October 27 to 30.

The Rev Alan Coates presents a cheque to Vicky Millson and Yvonne Harrison of WHISH

Dalesmen’s grand gesture for WHISH

The Dalesmen Singers raised £1,043 for local charity WHISH at their annual gala night, which took place at Danby Methodist Chapel.

Whitby bonfire night event set to go with bang

Whitby bonfire night event set to go with bang

This year’s Whitby community bonfire and fireworks event is set to go off with a bang.

Alex Woods runs a workshop with some of the talented musicians at Eskdale School

Top saxophonist visits Eskdale School

Music pupils at Eskdale School were delighted when international saxophone player Alex Woods dropped in on their music class on his way to New York. Alex, a professional jazz saxophonist at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, found time to run a workshop and share his experience of composing and jazz improvisation with the pupils.

Harry Collett.

Telling tales of the town’s spooky history

In what vocation would you make people faint on a regular basis, create a little bit of local hysteria nd wear out 50 pairs of shoes by walking 3,000 miles?

Whitby cat’s calendar is simply purr-fect

Whitby cat’s calendar is simply purr-fect

A local cat’s modelling skills have been used to create a fundraising calendar in aid of other animals in need.

Princess Street, Scarborough (Google Maps)

Murder investigation launched in Scarborough

North Yorkshire Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 50-year-old man in Scarborough.
Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg believes farmers could be hit by huge tariffs for exports in the event of a 'hard Brexit'.

Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

North Yorkshire MP calls for crack-down on online ticket touts

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Prime Minister to support a crack down on online ticket touts.

How one woman overcame a debilitating stammer to follow her dream of becoming a teacher

How one woman overcame a debilitating stammer to follow her dream of becoming a teacher

For 20 years Katie Toulmin was unable to even say her 
name without stammering. Now she is training to be a 
special needs teacher. Catherine Scott meets her.

All four Yorkshire police forces recorded a rise in crime last year.

Big rise in crimes behind closed doors, says Yorkshire police chief

A change in the nature of crime means offences are increasingly happening behind closed doors rather than in public places, according to a senior Yorkshire police officer.

Whitby Abbey lit up

Whitby Abbey to be lit up again this half-term

See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations this half-term. As you explore its gothic splendour, costumed characters will introduce the darker side of the past with tales of grave robbing and witch trials. You can also experience a live performance of Dracula to complete your visit. The abbey illumination is on from Wednesday to next Saturday, 6pm to 9.30pm. The event is part of Yorkshire Abbey Season, celebrating some of the county’s finest abbeys and their rich histories with a programme of special events across the north.

The Great Yorkshire Way has been held up as an example of how investing in infrastructure can impact on the economy

Investment plan shows way to thousands of new Yorkshire jobs

THE POTENTIAL for Yorkshire to create thousands of jobs and businesses will be underlined by a new plan unveiled today as pressure grows on the Chancellor to herald an era of major investment in the North.

Friends of Pannett Park celebrate recent success.

Fifth gold award in a row for Pannett Park

A grand day out at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards at York Racecourse was crowned by a fifth consecutive Yorkshire Rose gold award for Whitby’s Pannett Park.

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