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Record-breaking crowd for epic 2017 Tour de Yorkshire finale

A record one million fans turned out to watch the epic finale to the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire which saw Serge Pauwels claim the stage and overall victory. Not since the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ has Yorkshire experienced such a huge figure on a sing

yesterday, 22:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

View from the Zoo: Impressive display to attract a mate

If you have ever visited Flamingo Land you may have noticed we have free ranging peafowl, or peacocks, in our park. The peacocks are very friendly which is why we are able to allow them to wander around the park and not keep them within an enclosure. Pea

yesterday, 18:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

The church column with Rev David Everett

I have seen two contrasting video clips today. The first is of that typical situation in a car park where you wait patiently for another car to come out of a parking space so that you can park only to see somebody else nip in it before you get a chance t

yesterday, 09:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Down Memory Lane - 1997 in pictures

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, 08:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tour de Yorkshire Day 1: Thrills and spills at the seaside

Even before the tumble on the approach to the finishing tape in Scarborough, the crowds had been buzzing. Sir Gary Verity had said beforehand that this was the only free event at which spectators could get so close to world-class athletes, and on the Nor

Friday, 20:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Huge crash as tour sprinted into Scarborough

The was plenty of drama at the end of the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough today. Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen claimed victory but a number of riders were caught up in a huge crash just yards from the finish line. The LottoNL-Jumbo rider

Friday, 18:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

IN PICTURES: Tour de Yorkshire start

See a slideshow of Paul Atkinson’s photos as the Tour de Yorkshire got underway in Bridlington this morning. The 2017 race began outside Bridlington Spa in front of a crowd of thousands.

Friday, 16:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: The start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

The riders set off from Bridlington Spa at the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. The cyclists are heading towards Scarborough for the sprint finish at the end of stage one.

Friday, 15:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pock turns the air blue for the Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire made its first ever visit to Pocklington this afternoon and the riders were given the warmest of welcomes. Hundreds of people lined the route as the peloton thundered through the town. Val French, of Breeze and Barmby Moor Pink Ladi

Friday, 15:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Live blog: Riders at the ready as Tour de Yorkshire prepares for east coast test

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway this morning as riders from around the world set off from Bridlington. Today's leg will see the riders tackle a 173km course through Garrowby Hill, Goathland and Robin Hood's Bay before finishing i

Friday, 10:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands. Starting off in Bridlington, the 173km stage will include three 'King of the Mountain' climbs and two

Friday, 09:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

What became of W3502 Wolds and Buckrose Spitfire?

In the dark days of 1940 the people of Pocklington decided to help a campaign started by the Driffield Times, to create a fund to buy a Spitfire. The fund was officially launched on 30th July 1940 by the formation of a fundraising committee headed by Eas

Friday, 09:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire tourism chief receives top French honour

Yorkshire tourism chief Sir Gary Verity has been given a top honour by the French government. The Ordre National du Mérite - National Order of Merit - is second only to the Légion d'Honneur, and is awarded by the President of the French Republic in recog

Thursday, 21:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Wolds Diary column with Sue Woodcock

Life has been a little hectic over the last week but I have still had time to enjoy myself. I thought that the ground would be a little less muddy underfoot but I was sadly wrong, and several times this week have returned with the dogs and me in a muddy

Thursday, 15:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Met Office has confirmed today that they are expecting temperatures to reach into double fi

Thursday, 14:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

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