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Letters: Whitby needs to be on a level playing field

I have read with interest the recent announcements that Scarborough is being developed into a European powerhouse for athletics.

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Letters: Appeal on lifeboat hero Henry Freeman

Letters: Appeal on lifeboat hero Henry Freeman

Could you help? I’m a North Yorkshire film-maker at the very early stage of developing a movie featuring the life of the 19th Century Whitby lifeboatman Henry Freeman.

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The road surface on the Pavilion drive.

Letters: Pothole warning at Whitby Pavilion drive

May I warn everyone of the dangerous condition of the road surface on Whitby Pavilion Drive and suggest they take great care when walking down it.

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Whitby to Scarborough Cinder Track is popular with dog walkers, runners & cyclists. w1448 a.  Pic Scott Wicking.

Letters: Cinder Path feedback welcome

Last Wednesday, Scarborough Borough Council councillors in the Cinder Track Working Group inspected the full length of the old Whitby to Scarborough railway line.

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Letters: Whitby housing development was intended as garden for residents

Letters: Whitby housing development was intended as garden for residents

Page 9 of the Whitby Gazette carried a story titled ‘Wasteland soon to get semis and town houses’ claims that a hillside development of 20 properties is on land “which has been a wasteland for many years.”

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Snow Prince prepares to take his place as part of Whitby's spectacular Christmas decorations. Team Leader Steve Swalwell wrestles the Polar bear into position

Letters: Cannot bear icy reception for ‘Whitby’s leading citizen’

As a regular visitor to Whitby I’m disappointed, nay disgusted at “your” treatment (or lack of it) of the town’s leading citizen viz Mr Polar Bear.

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Letters: ‘Most Whitby folk would embrace rethink of local government’

Letters: ‘Most Whitby folk would embrace rethink of local government’

Re: Think tank calls for SBC to be abolished.

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A more modern take on the story of Dracula, presented recently at Whitby Abbey. Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Standing by Scottish village link to Dracula

I’m quoted in a recent article, Village in Scotland Claims Birth of Dracula Inspiration.

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Whitby Harbour.
Damage to the Piers.
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Pier which as suffered the most damage

Letters: Transparency needed about Whitby pier repairs

Re Whitby harbour and piers: I am amazed by Cllr Cockerill’s confidence that “the piers are not in imminent danger of collapse” (Whitby Gazette, October 27).

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Letters: Plans for care home withdrawn

Letters: Plans for care home withdrawn

In September, I wrote to the Gazette about the lack of nursing/care homes in Whitby for the elderly.

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people queueing for the park and ride

Letter: Parking zone price increase for Whitby residents

So there we have it, after just four years since the introduction of the controlled parking zone in Whitby, the prices for residents and tradesmen will increase due to the scheme not being profitable.

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Former miner and self-taught baker Mark Whittaker makes a fresh batch of Whitby Fatties each day in the small kitchen above the cafe.  Friday 27 October. Picture Ceri Oakes.

Letter: I’ll be forced to take court action over “tea” and “cake”

The brazen cheek of Betty’s Tearoom to imply that the term “Fat Rascal” has anything to do with them predates them by a long way.

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Sea themed yarn characters at Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage 2017. Saturday 9 September. w173501y Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Concerns over phone mast in Staithes

No-one could deny that for half a century Staithes Athletic Club has been a great asset to the village, both socially and in sporting matters.

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Letters: Seeking information on war memorials of Whitby area

Letters: Seeking information on war memorials of Whitby area

Do Whitby Gazette readers know of any hidden or unusual war memorials in the Whitby and District area?

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Here's our guide to where you can see an organised fireworks display this bonfire night.

Letters: Tips to stay safe this Bonfire Night

With Bonfire Night fast approaching North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service wants everyone to remember it for the right reasons.

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Large waves on the slipway in Whitby during a tidal surge. The huge waves lifted half-tonne sandbags off the slipway as well as washing away bins and an ice cream kiosk was lifted off its foundations. Onlookers said a woman was lifted off her feet and carried down Pier Road. Picture: Ceri Oakes. Friday 13 January 2017. w170303q

Letters: Too many unanswered questions over Whitby piers

The planning applications associated with the refurbishment of the main Whitby piers deserve support.

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Reader Joy Peach was disappointed to find that her 'free' boiler was going to cost 450 to install.

Letter: Free should mean free

If like me you are old and living on benefits you are probably being pestered by people offering you a replacement boiler free.

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Letters: Flu fun day in Whitby raises grand total

Letters: Flu fun day in Whitby raises grand total

Whitby Group Practice thank staff, patients and local businesses for their support in raising £1,216.25 for Macmillan Cancer Support at our recent Flu Fun Day.

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Letters: How many men does it take to fill a hole?

Letters: How many men does it take to fill a hole?

I cannot stress enough that this is not a complaint, only a wry observation on where we have got to, and why your utilities bills keep going up.

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Letters: A fair wage should be available to all

Letters: A fair wage should be available to all

Re Low Pay: I would like to endorse the views expressed by Messrs Stonehouse and Langley (Gazette, September 29) concerning the appalling state of the labour market in Whitby and Scarborough with regards to low pay.

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