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The future is looking Rosie for funny girl

The future is looking Rosie for funny girl

Rosie Jones is a comedian. A proper full-time comedian whose job it is to make people laugh. She jokes that she had to leave Bridlington because it didn’t hold many opportunities for disabled female comedians. Since moving to London, she has written...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Could it be you? Sewerby Hall is looking for a zookeeper

Could it be you? Sewerby Hall is looking for a zookeeper

Here’s a job you don’t often see among the vacancies in many job centres - zookeeper! But if you are thinking of a change of career, Sewerby Hall is looking to employ an assistant zookeeper. The job advert says: “Applicants must be flexible in terms...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
George reaches design Premier League with FIFA18 work

George reaches design Premier League with FIFA18 work

Most teenagers are happy enough just playing on the world’s biggest football computer game. But George McCormick worked on the design of FIFA18 from his bedroom in Bridlington. The 19-year-old, who has just finished studying business, media and IT at...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
£6.5m to boost Brid business

£6.5m to boost Brid business

Bridlington is to benefit from a huge chunk of a £6.5million windfall aimed at supporting businesses and community organisations along the Yorkshire Coast. The pot of European money will be shared with Scarborough and will be spent over four years,...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Running the world! Sarah joins elite club

Running the world! Sarah joins elite club

Athlete Sarah Wood has really put the miles in to join an elite group of runners. After planning her global challenge for four years, she has completed the grand slam of big city marathons. The Bridlington Road Runner has travelled more than 35,000...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

It would be borderline bad taste to say I’d never heard of tinnitus before my diagnosis. But the fact I genuinely hadn’t highlights, not only my lack of knowledge about the ailment, but society’s ignorance in general. Such collective cluelessness –...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
High Tides - October 6 to October 13

High Tides - October 6 to October 13

BRIDLINGTON This week's high tides for Bridlington. Fri 06 0520 6.3(m) 1756 6.2(m) Sat 07 0601 6.4(m) 1834 6.2(m) Sun 08 0642 6.5(m) 1912 6.2(m) Mon 09 0724 6.4(m) 1951 6.0(m) Tue 10 0808 6.1(m) 2032 5.9(m) Wed 11 0856 5.9(m) 2119 5.5(m) Thu 12 0955...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Rally round for Lucas-Rylie

Rally round for Lucas-Rylie

A hard-working mum has asked the Bridlington community to help her to raise money which could prevent her baby from needing surgery on his skull. If Tara Baker can find £2,200, it will pay for a special helmet for nine-month-old Lucas-Rylie, who has...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Whether you are a business or an individual, Maggie's Yorkshire needs your help

We are calling on the people of Yorkshire to get behind the creation of the country's first Maggie's Centre. Planning permission has been granted and an incredible £5m has been raised to construct an exemplary building in the grounds of St James's...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Discover science behind RSPB work

Discover science behind RSPB work

The RSPB is offering people the chance to find out what scientists do all day – and it involves more than just sitting in a laboratory. Members of the RSPB’s Centre for Conservation Science team will be at the Bempton Cliffs nature reserve on Saturday...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Get out for brisk walk

Get out for brisk walk

East Riding Health Trainers are encouraging all adults to get downloading and partake in the ‘One You’ physical activity campaign to take a brisk walk. Natalie Belt, health trainers manager, said: “We are encouraging everyone to get involved with the...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Read all about it - Hilderthorpe’s national success

Read all about it - Hilderthorpe’s national success

The way Hilderthorpe School teaches its children to read has received national acclaim. It has been named a Model School for Read Write Inc, a technique used to phonics to teach under sevens. Hilderthorpe is the only school in the East Riding to...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Bridlington boy, 17, attacked by man with metal bar

Bridlington boy, 17, attacked by man with metal bar

A 17-year-old boy from Bridlington suffered a broken arm when he was attacked by a man with a metal bar. Police are appealing for witnesses after the teenager reported he was assaulted as he walked along St John’s Avenue at 11.45pm on Friday September...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

SLIDESHOW: School new starters

Hundreds of four-year-olds in Bridlington are settling in to life at school. Our photographer Paul Atkinson went to meet them to capture their first days in the classroom on camera.

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Thieves target Flamborough lifeboat service

Thieves target Flamborough lifeboat service

0 Have your say Thieves have ransacked a shop at Flamborough's lifeboat station, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake yet making off with tiny sums of cash stored in a safe overnight. The charity, which operates a lifeboat crew offering...

12 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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