Whitby MP slams town poll as a 'waste of time and money'

Whitby’s MP has slammed a move to sever links with Scarborough Council as “a complete waste of time and money”.
The launch of Summer Rose. Built by Parkol Marine in Whitby.

Latest Parkol-built boat takes to the water

Summer Rose, the latest trawler manufactured by Parkol Marine, has now left the esteemed shipbuilding yard after a naming ceremony led by a minister from the Mission to Seafarers.

A poster promoting the tours from

Controversial museum tours call Captain Cook an 'invader', but others insist this is unfair

Controversial “uncomfortable” museum tours about Britain's imperial past brand Captain Cook as an “invader", but others insist this is unfair.
Goth Weekend football.

Fancy some Goth football? Popular charity match returns this weekend

It's one of the highlights of every Goth Weekend and it's back this Sunday.
The Coastguard at the scene.

Pooch has lucky escape after being swept down the Esk into Whitby harbour

A pooch had a lucky escape after being dragged down the river Esk for around a mile and plunged into Whitby harbour.

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Police searching for missing Whitby man find a body

Police searching for a missing Whitby man have located a body.

HM Bark Endeavour in the dry dock. Picture by Charlotte Graham of CAG photography.

Refitting ship bound for Whitby is no small endeavour

A four-week-long refurbishment of the the Endeavour replica bound for Whitby has started, ahead of the vessel’s arrival in summer.

Peter Richardson and Andrew Pern.

Specially designed boat for disabled people to sail into Whitby next month

A boat specially designed to give disabled people the chance to experience life at sea is set to sail into Whitby next month.

Whitby Rising.

Whitby's summer music festival is cancelled due to funding issues

The big summer festival in Whitby, organised by famous singer-songwriter Alistair Griffin, and drawing in hundreds of people has been cancelled.

The accident happened near the Ugthorpe turnoff on the A171. Picture: Google.

Motorbike rider in 'serious but stable' condition after A171 crash

A 55-year-old motorcyclist injured in a "serious collision" on the A171 yesterday is said to be in a "serious but stable" condition.

Could Whitby vote to leave Scarborough Council and join the Tees Valley?

Town poll to be held asking Whitby residents: 'Do you want to leave Scarborough Council?'

A seaside revolt is on the cards, with more than 40 years of political history set to be ripped up if Whitby backs a town poll to ditch Scarborough Council, in favour of the new Tees Valley Combined Authority.
Saltersgate Inn.

Plans approved to demolish the landmark Saltersgate Inn

The landmark derelict Saltersgate Inn will be demolished and the site given a new role under plans approved by the North York Moors National Park yesterday.

Whitby Goth Weekend.

Back to black: Goths to arrive in Whitby next weekend

There’s just one week to go until the town will swell to almost double its capacity for one of the big events of the year.
The A171 near Ugthorpe. Picture: Google.

A171 reopens after 'serious collision' involving motorbike and van

The A171 has reopened after a "serious collision" near Ugthorpe involving a van and a motorbike.
The beach dog ban returns next month.

Dog beach ban returns next month in Whitby and Scarborough

The seasonal ban of dogs on beaches in Whitby and Scarborough will be returning next month.

The accident happened on the A171. Image: Google.

Police name motorcyclist who died in A171 accident

Police have named the 70-year-old motorcyclist who died after his motorbike collided with a barrier on Birk Brow hill on the A171.

The Aidensfield sign used during Heartbeat filming at Goathland is auctioned in 2010.

Whitby nostalgia in colour - do you remember any of these events?

Do you recognise any of the events pictured from days gone by? Here are some colour images from our archive from the past decade.

Birk Brow. Image: Google.

Motorcyclist dies after collision with barrier on the A171

A 70-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a barrier on the A171 as he travelled from Whitby towards Teesside.

Whitby inshore lifeboat. Picture by Ceri Oakes.

Lifeboat called out after casualty fell from yacht while at sea near Whitby

Whitby's inshore lifeboat rushed out to sea at the weekend after a person fell from a yacht while one mile out to sea.
The Endeavour is lifted by crane. Picture: CAG Photography.

Pictures: The Endeavour is lifted by crane over the Tees Barrage

A full-scale replica of one of the most famous ships in the history of maritime exploration was hoisted into the air last week as part of a move to transport the vessel from Stockton to Whitby.

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