Stars win prizes

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LOCAL Whitby heroes scooped top awards on Wednesday night at a prestigious Oscars-style ceremony at Scarborough’s Spa Ocean Room.

At the Borough’s Big Thank You awards Whitby musician Ken Thwaites landed the Performing Arts honour for his relentless support to children at St Hilda’s School, Eskdale Music Festival and vocal group, the Sleights Singers.

Christopher Agar (17) of Lythe scooped the Care and Support in the Community title for his tireless efforts with Lythe Village Hall.

See next week’s Whitby Gazette for more reaction.