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Police called after two cars parked on RNLI rescue boat slipway on Yorkshire coast

Police were called after two drivers left their vehicles parked on a slipway used by rescue boats to enter the sea and save lives.
The landmine being posed with by the bomb squad and HM Coastguard. Photo: Ceri Oakes Photography

PHOTOS: Bomb squad called to old mine on Whitby beach

A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit was called out to a beach in Whitby today after reports of an unexploded device on the sands.
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Argos is coming to Sainsbury's in Whitby.

New Argos to open at Sainsbury’s Whitby store

A new Argos digital store is set to open inside Sainsbury’s Whitby supermarket.

A 100 metre cordon has been established at Sandsend.

Bomb disposal experts at Sandsend beach after 'ordnance' found

The Coastguard has established a 100 metre cordon on the beach at Sandsend after an "ordnance" was found.

Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Police have appealed for information.

Arrest after 'electric shock weapon' discharged outside Whitby nightclub

Nightclub door staff restrained a man who had discharged an "electric shock weapon" which was disguised as a mobile phone in Whitby, police have said.
Wave overtopping in Sandsend last night. Picture by Whitby Coastguard.

Coastguard issues warning to wave dodgers

Whitby Coastguard has urged people not to get too close to heavy seas after people were spotted in danger in Sandsend last night.

Teenagers arrested as investigation continues into vandalism of historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Teenagers arrested as investigation continues into vandalism of historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Two teenagers were arrested after vandals targeted historic carriages at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
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Volunteers are needed for an archaeological dig on the moors.

Help dig for history in Land of Iron

People can play their part in helping unearth and preserve the historical remains associated with one of the most important industrial periods in the history of the North York Moors by joining a community archaeological excavation.

Damage done by vandals.

Heartbreak after vandals attack heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway carriages

Vandals have left a trail of destruction after targeting historic carriages at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on Saturday night.


Coastguard and RNLI attend fishing vessel incident in Whitby harbour

Whitby Coastguard and RNLI crews were in action early this morning as they responded to reports that a fishing vessel had broken free from its moorings.

The coastguard provided a landing site for the air ambulance during today's rescue.

Injured teenager airlifted to hospital after jumping from pier

A teenager was airlifted from Whitby Harbour this afternoon after injuring himself when he jumped from the pier and landed on a pontoon 20 feet below.

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

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Pembroke

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.


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.

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.

Craig Bradley, 29, drove at break-neck speeds along the A171 moorland road between Whitby and Guisborough.

Kamikaze driver who clocked up speeds of more than 100mph in police chase is jailed

A kamikaze driver clocked up speeds of more than 130mph as he left police in his slipstream during a white-knuckle chase through twisting country lanes.

Endeavour Wharf is set to undergo repairs.

Action to repair corroding harbour at Endeavour Wharf

One of the most historic shipbuilding areas of Whitby harbour is set to undergo major repairs to steel piling to protect the integrity of the structure.
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