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Letter: Battle to restore Whitby’s piers will wage on

May I thank all those who cast their vote in my favour in the general election.

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Letter: Why I have no confidence in leadership

Letter: Why I have no confidence in leadership

Considering that Whitby is one of the busiest tourist hotspots all year round, helped by the hard working private enterprises in all areas, you would think that the service offered by our leaders and the cabinet in Scarborough Borough Council would bend over backwards to keep the constant taxpayers of Whitby sweet.

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Letter: Embrace changing times in Whitby

Letter: Embrace changing times in Whitby

We often hear the comment ‘Whitby is timeless’, but is it?

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The start of the Whitby to Scarborough Cinder Track. w1448 .  Pic Scott Wicking.

Letter: Cinder track will be a ‘cycle motorway’

So Scarborough Borough Council wish to pass on responsiblity for the old railway track to the cycling charity Sustrans, who will cover it with Tarmac.

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Crowds gathered in Staithes today for the naming ceremony and service of dedication for the new B class lifeboat Sheila and Dennis Tongue III at Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station. Saturday 15 April 2017. w171502c Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Beauty of Staithes harbour disappearing

I was born into a fishing family in Staithes and lived all my young life living in the old village, but am now living at Lane End and in my eighties.

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The Endeavour leaves Whitby in choppy seas heading for for Holland.

Letter: Dutchman’s fond memories of famous weekend in Whitby

Nice to read about the famous Whitby weekend 20 years ago in 1997 on Twitter.

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Letter: Looking for a lifesaver in Whitby

Letter: Looking for a lifesaver in Whitby

On Wednesday, May 3, my brother Keith Stephenson collapsed on Skinner Street, Whitby, as he was getting something from the boot of his Volvo estate car.

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Caedmon College Whitby. Year 7 students using Chrome Books for primary reference. w1453a . Pic: Scott Wicking.

Letter: Caedmon College students have their say

Re criticisms and observations regarding the future of education in Whitby and the role of Caedmon College in particular.

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Pictured the sun shines on Runswick Bay.
Camera info Nikon D3s, 80-200mm lens, 250th sec @ F10, ISO rating 200.
Picture by Gerard Binks.

Letter: Council needs to rethink toilet closures

I have just read with great interest the good denizens of Sandsbank in Dorset - the fourth most expensive place to live in the world apparently, are up in arms after the closure of the public toilets there.

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fire crews battle with a second fire at the Magpie Cafe in Whitby on Bank Holiday Monday. Crowds lined Whitby's famous 199 steps, the piers and streets to watch as smoke billowed from the famous cafe. Crews had worked through the night to put out another fire  at the cafe. Monday 1 May 2017. Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: ‘Egg please’ top chef’s good wishes to Magpie

With the Magpie restaurant being in the news thanks to the Whitby Gazette, I was reminded of an incident many years ago.

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Parked up: Questions have been asked about why the dredger isn't doing more work. Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Lack of dredging affecting livelihoods

SS Dredgenot is living up to its name.

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TeamGB beach volleyballers Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf were at Eskdale School in Whitby today (Friday 20 May) leading a coaching session ahead of the Whitby Seafoods' Classic Beach Volleyball Tournament on Whitby beach, 10am Saturday 21 May. Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Options will suffer if sites are combined

Are we are entering the closing chapter in Whitby’s secondary schools long-running saga? Do county officials really care about the future of education in our town?

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Letter: Our thanks for couple on moors

Letter: Our thanks for couple on moors

On Friday, April 28, my wife and I were walking in the moors above Goathland. My wife had an accident, breaking her ankle.

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Letters: Parking on paths is problematic

Letters: Parking on paths is problematic

I also am a mobility scooter user, again by necessity rather than choice, and I write in support of the many valid points made by Carolyn Witt in her letter printed in the April 21 issue.

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One of the Heartbeat police cars in Goathland
picture: Emma Atkins

Letter: My admiration for Heartbeat creator

I remember Tricia Penrose as Gina Ward and Mark Jordon as PC Phil Bellamy acting beside a Mini outside the Aidensfield Arms when I first visited Goathland with my wife and two teenage daughters back in 2006.

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Dacre Stoker has spoken to the Gazette about his relative Bram, and his upcoming visit to Whitby.

Letter: Stoker visit success story for Whitby’s heritage

A group of members of Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society and Whitby Civic Society met together to celebrate with Dacre Stoker the weekend’s success of his group of four illustrated talks given at the Met Ballroom.

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The Captain Cook monument in Whitby which is splattered with bird poo. Wednesday 19 April 2017. w171602f
 Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Encouraging to read of Cook statue restoration

I was pleased to read the piece in the Whitby Gazette headlined ‘Saving Captain Cook’.

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Models Luci Fallen and Kuro enjoy the view at Whitby Goth Weekend.  Friday 21 April 2017. w171605f
 Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Whitby should praise Jo for Goth Weekend

I’ve been into town today (Sunday, April 23), and the atmosphere for the Goth Weekend was fantastic!

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Letter: When Whitby’s pavements became car parks

Letter: When Whitby’s pavements became car parks

I am a mobility scooter user, through necessity not laziness.

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The Real Gothic FC Wags, winner of the penalties  at the Goth football. Picture: Ceri Oakes w164503e

Letter: Dracula anniversary gives goth weekend extra bite

It’s that time of year when Whitby once again turns into the world famous ‘goth town’, with the highlight for most people being the continuous costumed parade along the Church Street cobbles, which gives New Orleans Mardi Gras a run for its money for pure spectacle.

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