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Family’s heartbreak as talented teenage girl dies during Yorkshire holiday

Tributes have been paid to a “kind, intelligent and loving” teenager following her sudden death while on holiday in North Yorkshire. Ella Batters, 18, from York, was staying with friends at Moor View Holiday Cottages, near Pickering, when she died sudden

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police name cyclist, 18, who died in Bridlington collision

A cyclist who died in a collision in Bridlington has been named by police as 18-year-old Lewis Booth. Mr Booth, who was from Nafferton, was involved in the collision with a car on the A614 at Bessingby Gate on Sunday evening and died in hospital yesterda

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Met Office issues warning as thunderstorms are expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast to hit Yorkshire on Wednesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office. Here is our latest weather package from the Met Office, Sky News and the BBC.

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

The stage is set for Whitby Rising

The stage is set for the hotly-anticipated music festival, Whitby Rising, which comes to town on Saturday. The event held at Stripes Farm will see a host of big acts play before the crowd, led by Castleton born singer-songwriter, Alistair Griffin. The li

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

A fruitful visit to Mulgrave Castle garden

As part of their topic work on our Community and Environment, the children of Lythe School’s class two visited the gardens of Mulgrave Castle. They were were given a guided tour by Mr Parkinson who answered lots of their questions and shared lots of inte

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Record number of parks given top award

nearly 80 parks and green spaces in the region have been recognised as among some of the best in the country. Green Flag Awards have gone to 79 sites - ranging from Sheffield’s Winter Gardens, one of only two indoor award winners in the country, to two U

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest cases at Scarborough Magistrates' Court

The following people have been dealt with at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court (addresses Scarborough unless stated): Rachael Burgess, 41, of Scalby Road: Ordered to pay a £40 fine, £30 surcharge amd £50 costs for using threatening behaviour. Liam Hirstle,

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Teenage cyclist suffered serious head injuries in Bridlington crash

A TEENAGE cyclist was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a collision with a car in Bridlington. The 18-year-old was cycling on the A614 when the collision with a blue Citroen Berlingo happened at the junction with Bessingby Ga

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Host of family fun at traction engine rally

A packed programme of top steam fair attractions will entertain revellers of all ages at this summer’s Whitby Traction Engine Rally. There will be more than 30 full sized steam engines as well as an array of fairground organs. Featuring in the steam engi

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

North Yorkshire’s police tsar could take on fire role

North Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner could take over the work of the county’s fire authority as emergency services look at how to meet a new legal duty to collaborate. Legislation passed by Parliament now means the commissioners (PCCs) can mak

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

View from the Zoo: Replicating a lion’s natural behaviour

At Flamingo Land we have a pride of nine African lions. As they are carnivores they receive a meaty feast usually two or three times a week. By gorging on a large amount of food it results in them not needing to eat again for a few days. This is how they

16 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Spilled paint, trapped animals and steamy showers: A day in the life of North Yorkshire firefighters

Firefighters in North Yorkshire were called out almost a dozen times during yesterday's day and night shift. The most serious incident was a crash on the York Outer Ring Road - but it's not just fires and collisions that they are expected to tackle.

16 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Concern for missing North Yorkshire man walking to London

Police in North Yorkshire have appealed for the public's help in finding a missing man. Officers are concerned for Stephen Harrison, who was reported to be walking to London. The 46-year-old is described as white, 6ft 1in and slim. He was wearing a burgu

16 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Opinion: Community the key to happiness

We’ve just spent a fortnight touring South Australia with the Aussie branch of our family. Opportunity to be ‘in touch’ with our grandkids. No need to Skype! What struck me on this visit as we toured was the strong sense of community displayed by many sm

16 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

WHISH column: Our new website is up and running

A key part of everyday life is communication – we receive and send information constantly throughout the day, whether it is reading for pleasure or work, chatting to someone, looking on the internet and so on. Over the last year or so at WHISH, we have s

15 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

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