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UPDATE: Racist graffiti sprayed on Bridlington shop - police investigating

Racist graffiti was sprayed on the window of a Bridlington barber’s shop overnight. The words ‘Muslim scum’ were daubed on the Morfose Turkish barbers, which opened in Promenade late last year. People who had seen the graffiti said ‘it’s not fair to pain

Thursday, 16:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

German odyssey for East Yorkshire twinning group

More than 30 East Yorkshire town twinners have returned home from Bad Salzuflen, near Hanover, after a very good visit. The programme was full of interesting events, made more enjoyable by the consistently warm welcome given by our hosts. The visit began

Thursday, 14:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

The man in charge of Bridlington’s most iconic building

It’s Tuesday morning and Britain is waking up to the sickening news of the terrorist attack in Manchester. At harrowing times like this, communities often turn to the church to find something to help them. Words to soothe them, leaders to guide them, a p

Thursday, 06:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Town’s seafood festival is off the menu this year

Funding problems have forced the cancellations of the popular Bridlington Seafood Festival this year. The event attracted thousands of visitors to the harbour last summer and it was shortlisted at East Yorkshire’s premier tourism awards in March. But org

Tuesday, 14:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

The search is on for rare albatross

Birdwatchers are buzzing after an extremely rare albatross was spotted off the coast of Bempton. Twitchers from around the country have been heading to the Yorkshire Coast to try to catch a glimpse of a black browed albatross. Only a handful of people ha

Tuesday, 13:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

LIVE: Eight-year-old girl confirmed dead in Manchester terror attack

Twenty-two people have died after a bomb was detonated at a pop concert in Manchester last night. The device exploded at the end of Ariana Grande's performance at Manchester Arena at around 10.30pm. Nearly 60 people are thought to have been injured. Poli

Tuesday, 13:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dramatic late-night rescue in Bridlington

Coastguards and the lifeboat crew pulled a missing person from the sea in a late-night rescue in Bridlington. They received a call from police at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, asking for help to find a missing vulnerable adult. The inshore lifeboat was as

18 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pupils pledge to be good Bridlingtonians

Every pupil at Bridlington School is making a pledge to be a better citizen. The campaign was launched by headteacher Kate Parker-Randall and the Mayor of Bridlington Liam Dealtry, himself a former pupil of the school, in a series of assemblies this week

18 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds. The party insisted an annual increase in day-to-day spending of around £49bn on policies including su

17 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

The farming column with Sam Walton

I have mentioned before how entrepreneurial many farmers are and that was borne out on the weekend of the 29 and 30 April at Driffield Showground when the Countryside Spring Fair was held. I had no prior expectations of what it would be but my daughter a

16 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

NHS cyber attacks: Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals

Operations and appointments at some hospitals in Yorkshire have been cancelled after the international cyber attack targeted NHS trusts. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs hospitals in York and Scarborough, was forced to cancel some

15 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

This week’s weather with Trevor Appleton

This week the weather becomes more unsettled with spells of rain predicted. There could be scattered showers every day this week with cooler conditions at the weekend. Monday 15 May: Cloudy with patchy rain for the morning and at first in the afternoon,

15 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: How UK cyber security expert slowed spread of global online virus that hit Yorkshire NHS trusts

A cyber security researcher "accidentally" stumbled upon a 'kill switch', reportedly slowing the spread of the online virus that has swept across the world. The WannaCry ransomware, a virus that attacks IT systems, caused chaos for the NHS,...

14 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police seek witnesses after burglars target Filey chalets

Police are investigating after a number of chalets were broken into in Filey. It happened at Baker’s Chalets on Coble Landing overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. A North Yorkshire Police spokesman today said: "We are conducting enquiries and are...

12 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘I did it my way’ says mayor as he steps down

The outgoing mayor of Bridlington has spoken of his pride at being asked to carry out the role for a second time. Cllr Liam Dealtry handed over the chains of office to Cllr Cyril Marsburg on Wednesday, but said representing his hometown had been an honou

12 May 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

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