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Insurance broker McClarrons wins national accolade

Malton-based Insurance broker McClarrons has landed a top national award. The firm was announced as winners at Broker Network’s 2016 Conference, which took place at Old Billingsgate in London on Friday 7 October. McClarrons were awarded the prize for Bro

today, 12:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Captain Jack Sparrow to dock at Scarborough and Whitby

North Yorkshire’s very own Captain Jack Sparrow will be swashbuckling his way into Scarborough and Whitby later this month. The dead-ringer lookalike for Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean character is inviting local pirates of all ages to join in th

today, 09:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school. A new study looking at the impact of mobile devices on the lives of youngsters found that 75 per cent of parents felt

today, 09:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Store’s blooming great dress for poppy appeal

A group of supermarket workers have got knitting to raise funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Members of staff at the Sainsbury’s store on Falsgrave Road managed to knit 2,000 poppies and have displayed them in the supermarket attached to

today, 07:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police could share a base with other 999 crews at 22 sites around North Yorkshire

Police chiefs in North Yorkshire are considering as many as 22 sites around the county where officers could share a base with fire service and ambulance crews as part of plans to save money and modernise the service. North Yorkshire Police’s estate strat

yesterday, 17:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Find out how your secondary school performed

Scarborough secondary schools have experienced mixed fortunes in new performance league tables designed to measure pupils’ progress during their time at school. This is the first year the government has used a new measure - known as Progress 8 - to judge

yesterday, 17:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

WARNING: Children at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes. Cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), which has no known cure or vaccine, have more than doubled in the last year. Li

yesterday, 17:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Coventry University will pay you £400 to have sex on camera

A new project by Coventry University is to pay couples £400 to get raunchy on film to promote safe sex. The university, which has a campus in Scarborough, is targeting three sets of “real lovers to be tastefully shot” having sex in “natural settings”, in

yesterday, 16:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Kopparberg recalls cider over fears bottles may shatter

Bottles of popular Kopparberg cider are being removed from the shelves at Asda supermarkets amid fears the glass may shatter. The Swedish cider firm recalled 750ml bottles of its Sparking Rose Strawberry and Sparkling Rose Raspberry ciders after reports

yesterday, 12:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Council leader orders external inquiry into whistleblower's allegations

Scarborough Council leader Derek Bastiman has bowed to public pressure to hold an external inquiry into allegations of corruption within the council. Ben Marriott recently won a constructive dismissal claim against the council after tribunal judges ruled

yesterday, 11:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Parents call for ‘racist’ immigration request policy to be scrapped from schools

Parents are boycotting a “racist” new government policy that requests the nationality and country of birth information for children between ages two and 19 in England. The request, which comes from the Department for Education (DfE) has led to some child

yesterday, 11:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Futurist protester unfurls banner at council meeting

A Scarborough resident angry at the planned demolition of the Futurist unfurled a banner and yelled at councillors at the end of today's cabinet meeting at Town Hall. Michelle Richardson stood from the public gallery as the meeting was concluded and drap

yesterday, 10:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Investment plan shows way to thousands of new Yorkshire jobs

THE POTENTIAL for Yorkshire to create thousands of jobs and businesses will be underlined by a new plan unveiled today as pressure grows on the Chancellor to herald an era of major investment in the North. Civic leaders will publish a plan showing how sp

yesterday, 09:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Column - View from the Zoo

At Flamingo Land we have a variety of animals which we bring out for sessions with the visitors and school groups. We have a few vertebrates and some invertebrates such as the giant African land snails. We currently have 10 adult snails of varying ages a

yesterday, 06:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

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