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‘When, not if’ - Tour de France will return to Yorkshire, says director

Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France, has said it is a case of “when, not if” the race will return to Yorkshire in the future. And Sir Gary Verity, chief executive at Welcome to Yorkshire and mastermind behind the boom of cycling in Yo

Sunday, 16:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

RNLI called out to report of a dog over a cliff

The RNLI have successfully retrieved a dog which had gone over a cliff near Bridlington. A rescue operation was launched at 4.24pm today (Saturday) after the dog, which was being walked by a couple, went over a cliff. The man had tried to rescue the dog

Saturday, 21:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Field House Surgery’s future announced

Patients have been assured that Bridlington’s Field House Surgery will be staying open. The future of the surgery in Victoria Road had looked uncertain but health bosses have confirmed today that the 6,500 patients will not have to look for another GP. T

Friday, 16:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hall has packed programme of seasonal events

The Christmas programme is well and truly underway at Sewerby Hall. It kicked off yesterday with the trees on site being decorated and there are plenty of festive activities lined up this week. The attraction’s Christmas Trail will be in place in the hou

Thursday, 16:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wolds Diary column with Sue Woodcock

On Sunday I took myself off to a craft fair at the local hall and found some lovely items I simply couldn’t live without. I ordered a key ring – of sheep, of course – which I shall pick up soon. It was a committee meeting of Pocklington Cricket Club the

Thursday, 16:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Slideshow: Stunning sunset over Bridlington

A stunning sunset over Bridlington and the East Riding last night prompted our readers to send in some stunning snaps. Take a look at our slideshow of your photographic efforts. Keep your great images coming - email them to newsdesk@bridlingtonfreepress.

Thursday, 13:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hero Ben set to switch on town’s lights

Bridlington will get the festive feeling this weekend when the town’s Christmas lights are switched on. An afternoon of entertainment has been planned by the town council, leading up to the switch-on by military hero Ben Parkinson MBE. Local choirs, band

Thursday, 11:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Creating a buzz at new post office

The ‘Bee Lady of Hull’ was the special guest as Bridlington’s revamped post office was officially opened. Fundraiser Jean Bishop, who at 93 still attends events dressed in her distinctive stripey outfit, helped to cut the ribbon at the Marton Road store.

30 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

Marina another step closer

Plans for a marina in Bridlington have overcome another hurdle. Designs for the scheme could be drawn up as the next step, if a bid for £4m of Government money by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Bridlington Harbour Commissioners is successful. Devel

30 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

2017: A huge year for Bridlington lifeboat

This time, next year Bridlington will be getting ready to receive a £2.2million Christmas present. The town’s new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat should arrive in December 2017, and it will be housed in the £3million station which is under constructio

30 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

Weak magistrates fail to protect Sunderland paramedics targeted by drunk thug

Drunk thugs battering the hell out of each other on our streets turns the stomach of the ordinary citizen. It’s an unfortunate by-product of the city’s drinking culture and one which we have had to live with for many decades. A relatively new and more ab

28 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

Specsavers staff raise cash for Motor Neurone Disease Association

Team members at an opticians in Bridlington said they were over the moon with the amount of money they have raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Specsavers store staff set themselves a challenge to raise as much money as possible to supp

28 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

When is Santa Claus coming to town?

Father Christmas is coming back to Bridlington, and his tour of the town will include an extra night this year. He is again teaming up with his friends from Bridlington Round Table to spread some festive cheer. Santa and his sleigh will be taking Christm

26 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

Is Bridlington coach park set for move to seafront?

A councillor has expressed concern over the future of South Cliff Gardens which he believes are prime for development. Bridlington South Ward councillor David Robson says the gardens, which are close to the seafront, could be re-developed into a new coac

25 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

Successful Bridlington health project could be used nationally

A pioneering health project, which has helped hundreds of elderly people in Bridlington, is in the running for a national award. The Easycare Pathfinder Project is the biggest of its kind to be carried out in the country. It aims to look at alternative w

23 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber

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