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View from the Zoo: Target training is essential for animal welfare

This week we will be letting you know how we look after our very cute red pandas and the best time for you to see them when you visit us.

Whitby RNLI Coxswain Howard Fields with Miss Regatta Paris Mai Whisson aboard the lifeboat for the Whitby Regatta sail past. Saturday 18 August. Whitby Regatta 2017. Picture: Ceri Oakes w173002q

A View from the boathouse: Many hours of training for our dedicated crew

The month of October saw Whitby RNLI George and Mary Webb, All Weather Lifeboat Trent Class and Water Priory Inshore lifeboat attend two shouts.

people queueing for the park and ride

Letter: Parking zone price increase for Whitby residents

So there we have it, after just four years since the introduction of the controlled parking zone in Whitby, the prices for residents and tradesmen will increase due to the scheme not being profitable.

Rhea Sherriff-Hammond at work in her studio.

Rhea’s work chosen for prestigious show

Whitby artist Rhea Sherriff-Hammond has had her painting No Place, No Plan chosen for a prestigious touring show.

Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

£140,000 cost of bid to take over fire service

£140,000 cost of bid to take over fire service

A bid by North Yorkshire’s crime commissioner to take over the county’s fire service has come under fire after it emerged more than £140,000 was spent on consultants.

May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

Damage to Whitby's East pier. Pictures by Paul Atkinson.

Major funding boost for Whitby piers repairs

The vital funds needed to restore Whitby's damaged piers have received a major boost, with the county council pledging almost £2million towards coastal protection schemes.

The Krampus Run is coming to Whitby. Picture by Si Blackwood.

Festive folklore is returning to town

Festive folklore is returning to town...and raising vital funds for a Whitby charity in the process.

The Rev Stephen Foster, second right, is licensed as Chaplain to the Order of the Holy Paraclete, with his wife Ruth, Prioress, Sister Carole and Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.

New chaplain to Order licensed at special service

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, visited the Order of the Holy Paraclete in Whitby to lead a service at the Chapel, in which The Rev Stephen Foster was licensed as Chaplain to the Order.

Wishing Well Christmas fayre.

Wishing Well to host second Christmas fayre in Whitby

The Wishing Well team are holding their second annual Christmas fayre in Whitby on November 26.

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