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The headteacher column with Richard Harrison

We are approaching the most stressful time of the year in schools as the pressure builds on Year 11 and 13 students who are about to take exams this summer. Most will have completed at least one set of trial exams and most will have another set of trials

43 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Warnings in place across Yorkshire for icy conditions

THE sudden cold snap is expected to continue today as Yorkshire wakes up to frosted cars and icy roads. The Met office has issued a Yellow Warning for the whole of the county urging people to beware the frozen conditions and to take extra care driving on

today, 08:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

View from the Zoo: Studying elaborate courtship techniques

On Valentine’s Day the zoo celebrated by looking at all the weird and wonderful behaviours animals have when it comes to courting and attracting a mate. Just like humans, animals have ways of ‘wooing’ their partners and this can vary from elaborate court

Sunday, 18:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

The church column with Rev Dr Susan Pulko

Last time I wrote I talked about a television advert for one of the lotteries, and this time it’s about another advert. Honestly, I don’t spend all day glued to the television, but I do find adverts interesting and I believe they tell us a lot about ours

Sunday, 16:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Members jump to it for races

Fun and games were the order of the evening when members of Pocklington WI arrived at the Masonic Hall for their February meeting. The president welcomed everybody, including two new members, and business matters were dealt with. Members’ attention was d

Saturday, 20:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

New toddler classes making sense

A new facility for mothers and children in the Pocklington and Market Weighton area is set to open next month. The latest offering for youngsters is called Toddler Sense and is aimed specifically at little ones aged 13 months to five years old. Toddler S

Saturday, 10:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Down Memory Lane - picture special

If you have any information about the photos included in this column, please email us at or write to us at Down Memory Lane, Pocklington Post, Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough Business Park, Scarborough, YO11 3YS.

Saturday, 08:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pilot scheme for new taxis begins

New striking taxis will lead the way in protecting the public and drivers, the council says. Hackney carriages with a white and green design, featuring the Yorkshire rose, have hit the roads in some towns as part of a pilot scheme. The new taxis will be

Friday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Serious crash closes A1079

Emergency services have been called to a serious crash on the A1079. The A1079 at Dunnington following a serious crash at around 12.30am today (Friday February 24). An air ambulance has been called to the two vehicle crash. Both drivers are being taken t

Friday, 14:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Wolds Diary column with Sue Woodcock

I needed to go into hospital for the day last Monday, following a scare that had occurred the week before. Our local surgery is wonderful and very on the ball and I duly attended York Hospital first thing in the morning for a day of tests and investigati

Thursday, 15:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Urgent appeal for charity shop volunteers

A Pocklington hospice charity shop has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers. The St Leonard’s Hospice charity shop on Waterloo Lane, in Pocklington, is looking for people to help out with a range of tasks. The roles involve serving customers and ensuri

Thursday, 10:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Major film talent agency seeks extras from Leeds to appear in Yorkshire-made film

A talent agency which provides extras for blockbuster films is holding auditions in Leeds. 2020 Casting have supplied supporting artists to Hollywood hits such as Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, World War Z, X-Men: First Class, Gladiator, Shakespeare in

Thursday, 10:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Buzzard shot and killed at North Yorkshire beauty spot

POLICE are appealing for information after a buzzard was shot and killed at a North Yorkshire beauty spot. An investigation was launched after a dead buzzard was found on February 1 in woodland near the River Skell in High Skelding near the village of Gr

Thursday, 10:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Driver appeal for community car service

A community lift scheme is now setting up a car service to help elderly, disabled and vulnerable people. Beverley Community Lift is appealing for volunteer drivers as the charity looks to set up a “24/7 responsive scheme” in the town. The charity has bee

Thursday, 09:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Scam warning: 'Can you hear me?'

People in Yorkshire are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK. Residents are urged to hang up if their phone rings and someone asks "can you hear me?". Answering this...

Thursday, 07:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

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