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Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital

A large chunk of our great continent which has eluded me until now is Scandanavia, so when I took the plunge and decided to visit Copenhagen, in a country thought to be one of the happiest in the world, I couldn’t wait to get there.
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The newly restored Magpie Cafe, Whitby.

Dining Out: The Magpie Cafe, Whitby

After a turbulent year which saw a devastating fire in the spring lead to its closure throughout the main tourism season, the iconic Magpie Cafe in Whitby finally reopened its doors shortly before Christmas.

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Inside one of the luxury lodges

Travel: Live a life of luxury - for the weekend - in Yorkshire Dales

The sun rose slowly over the North Yorkshire moors as we looked out of the windows of our luxury lodge.
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COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

Well this year started much like the last one; I went through every emotion on New Year’s Eve - happy tears fell as I reflected on the lovely things that had happened in 2017, then I sobbed about some not so happy moments.

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Vendela and Guiness in their enclosure at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Zebras co-habit very well with other animals

The next time you pay a visit to Flamingo Land make sure you pop along to see our pair of zebras.

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Country Diary: Enjoy the outdoors and forget those winter blues

Spring is in the air! It may be only January and in the bleak mid-winter, but nature moves on.

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Chef Paul Gildroy

Magpie Recipe: King scallop, potato and chorizo jam

Here is this week’s offering from The Magpie Cafe.

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Property: The Carlill, Royal Crescent, Whitby, £695,000

Property: The Carlill, Royal Crescent, Whitby, £695,000

With a total of 27 en-suite guest rooms and three bedrooms for owner’s accommodation, The Carlill is one of the town’s most substantial guest house hotels. However, in recent years the property has fallen on hard times and now no longer trades and needs a significant refurbishment and overhaul if it is to return to the forefront of its industry.

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Winter's Field, by Clare Dean.

Exhibit: Still time to catch WinterArt on show in Danby

There is still time for art lovers to catch the current exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s Inspired by… gallery in Danby.

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The infinity hot tub at Coniston's spa

Travel review: Enjoy a proper Yorkshire getaway at Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa

​Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all and jump into an entirely different world.
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Is this the dullest week of the year?

Opinion: Is there a duller week in the year than this one?

The Christmas and New Year break is fast becoming a distant memory, with the only reminder being the nearly empty box of Celebrations – if your house is anything like ours, there will be half a dozen tiny Bounty bars rattling around the bottom.

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The Moors Inn, Appleton-le-Moors.

Dining Out: The Moors Inn, Appleton-le-Moors

The Moors Inn,

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Views from the Pews: The promise of a new beginning

Views from the Pews: The promise of a new beginning

Well it’s here, 2018 has arrived! Another new year, 2017 is past, never to be repeated or revisited (except in our memories).

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Whitby's all-weather lifeboat was called out to help tow a broken down pleasure boat during the fundraising at  Whitby Lifeboat Weekend. Saturday 5 August. Picture: Ceri Oakes

A View from the Boathouse: with Whitby lifeboat coxswain, Howard Fields

Towards the end of 2017 saw a quiet time for service calls, with our All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) the George and Mary Webb being called out once to a commercial fishing vessel with mechanical issues.

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Saltburn seafront.

A Stroll With Stu: Victorian resort enjoying a renaissance

Many daytrippers from Teesside are shunning the underwhelming pimple of rust that is the Redcar Beacon, preferring to stay on the train for a day at sunny Saltburn.

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Robins will display their red breasts vigorously to any intruders.

Country Diary: Friendly bird who is highly territorial

“The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow,

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Camel trekking is a feature of Sidi Kaouk beach.

Travel: Sample fine food and architecture in this charming African gateway

It’s not just in the geographical sense that Morocco is the gateway to Africa.

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Humboldt penguins at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Penguins enjoy the festive weather

One of the more festive animals to see at the zoo is of course our penguins. Here at Flamingo Land we have a colony of 22 Humboldt penguins.

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View of the Mallyan Spout.Picture Richard Ponter 134805

Opinion: Spare a thought for all the festive workers

Spare a thought for all of those people who work at some point during the festive season.

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