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Replacing East Pier bridge to cost £350,000, with funding yet to be sourced

Plans for the construction of a new bridge between the East Pier and extension have been unanimously approved by the council, but questions remain over funding for the project.

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Fyling Hall School. Picture Ceri Oakes.

Council faces pressure over ‘dangerous school junction’

The setup at a junction outside a busy local school has been branded “an accident waiting to happen” by a concerned parent.

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The bridge linking the East Pier to the extension is set to be replaced. Picture: Ceri Oakes.

East Pier bridge set to be replaced, 17 years after it was removed

A historic footbridge linking the landmark East Pier to the pier extension is to be replaced, 17 years after it was first removed.

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Sarah Kidger of Cranberry Swamp on Skinner Street who offers a 50 pence discount on coffee if people bring their own reusable cup. Sara also uses paper straws and eco friendly cartons for takeouts. Picture: Ceri Oakes. w180203a

Ex-straw-dinary efforts to help wildlife in Whitby

Businesses in Whitby are taking action to help reduce marine litter, and keep animals safe.

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The headteacher of Eskdale School, Sue Whelan, has announced her retirement at the end of the school year.

Eskdale headteacher to retire in the summer

The headteacher of Eskdale School, Sue Whelan, has announced her retirement at the end of the school year.

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Damaged caused during the attack. Picture by Cleveland Police.

Woman left 'extremely shaken' after man armed with bat attacks her car near Whitby

A woman was left "extremely shaken" after a man crashed into the back of her car then smashed her windscreen with a bat in a terrifying attack on the A171 near Scaling Dam.
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What 2018 will bring for the area's youngsters.

What 2018 will bring for Whitby youngsters

The North Yorkshire Coast has been given a share of £72million in a bid to help children get the best start in life – no matter what their background is.

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Parking attendants have been physically attacked in Whitby.

Punched and bruised - Revealed: shocking toll of attacks on council staff in Whitby

Punching, bruising and feet being stomped on are just some of the shocking attacks to have taken place on council staff in Whitby, it has been revealed.

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Steampunk Weekend. Picture by Scott Wicking.

Steampunk Weekend returns to Whitby next month

Steampunk Weekend is set to return to town next month for the third event of its kind.

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Boulby mine. picture by Ceri Oakes/Ross Parry.

Miners ‘panic’ as 200 jobs face axe at Boulby

Employees at Boulby mine have been plunged into “panic” following the news that more than 200 jobs face the axe.

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Deadline nears for primary school applications in Whitby and Scarborough

The deadline is fast approaching for families with children who are due to start primary school in September.

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Boulby mine.

More than 200 jobs at risk at Boulby mine

One of the biggest employers in the Whitby area has announced that 230 jobs could be lost in the coming months.

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Dog fouling warnings.

Dogs to be banned from parts of Whitby and tougher fines issued in council crackdown

Dogs will be banned from parts of Whitby and tough new fines issued to owners who fail to clean up after their pooch.

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Rare bird native to the Middle East spotted in Whitby

Bird watchers from far and wide have swooped in to see a rare bird, native to the Middle East and Africa, which has been spotted in a field in Whitby.
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TC Paul Long with a breathalyzer at an event highlighting the dangers of drink-driving.

Drivers continue to ignore drink and drug-driving warnings as police make 137 arrests

Drivers have continued to ignore police warnings about drink and drug-driving over the festive period, new figures reveal.

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Whitby men recognised in New Year Honours

Two men from the Whitby area have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

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£13.8m business boost for Whitby

£13.8m business boost for Whitby

Whitby Business Park is set to welcome further expansion in a £13.8million project, potentially bringing dozens of new jobs to town.

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Whitby harbour at night.

New illumination attractions set to light the way in Whitby and Scarborough

A spectacular illumination of six key landmarks across the Yorkshire Coast to drive economic growth, is in the running for an estimated £4million investment, if the bid is successful.
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Christmas trees in St Mary's Church, Whitby. Pictures by Richard Ponter.

St Mary’s is all decked out in pine style

Putting up and decorating one Christmas tree is enough for most people, but St Mary’s in Whitby is now home more than 50 festive spruces.

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Whitby RNLI's nativity video.

'Saving Santa at Sea' - Whitby RNLI produces Christmas video

A busy year for Whitby RNLI ended with a rather unusual rescue, saving Santa at sea!
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