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Slideshow: Whitby youngsters get into the red nose spirit

People around the Whitby area got into the red nose spirit on Friday to help raise money for Comic Relief. At Hawsker School, children and staff dressed up to the theme of ‘make em’ laugh’ and everyone did just that, with a wide selection varying from ch

today, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Writers group to launch second anthology of work

Following the success of the first Whitby Writers Group anthology in 2010 entitled: A Song for the Bees, 12 local authors join forces to publish a second anthology of their articles, poems and short stories. The anthology features the pick of those read

today, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

BREAKING: Yorkshire's Wentworth Woodhouse stately home saved with £7m sale to trust

Yorkshire's Wentworth Woodhouse stately home has been saved with a £7m sale to a fundraising trust which plans to refurbish it into one of the region's top tourist attractions. It is estimated around £42 million of repairs will be needed over the next 15

today, 16:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Cloudy skies bring an end to our all-too-brief sunny spell

THE gloriously sunny weekend weather is expected to make way for chillier, cloudy skies this week as a more unsettled period comes in from the Atantic. Here is our weather package with news from the Met office and coverage from Sky News, The BBC and the

today, 14:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Whitby man handed community order for illegal fishing

A Whitby man has been handed a 12-month community order for illegally fishing for salmon and sea trout. William Arthur Elwick, 53, of Abbot’s Road, Whitby, must now carry out 240 hours of unpaid work after he was sentenced at Scarborough Magistrates’ Cou

today, 13:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pictures: Royal Scot comes to the moors railway

It was an arrival that is fitting for such a landmark event. Royal Scot, which was the first in a new breed of steam locomotives when it was built 90 years ago, arrived at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway yesterday to help mark the line’s 50th anniversa

today, 10:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

View from the Zoo: Dummy keeper, Tod, is valuable member of team

This week we are letting you in on a little secret on some of the more peculiar ways our keepers look after our animals. One, who has fascinated our guests and fellow staff is Tod, our dummy keeper. Tod is situated against the fence of the ‘Africa’ paddo

yesterday, 19:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tributes paid to two teenagers found dead at Saltburn cliff

The two 17-year-old boys found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Saltburn have been named by police. The bodies have been identified as Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman. They were found by police officers at Huntcliff in Saltburn at around 7pm on Friday.night

yesterday, 16:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two teenagers found dead at bottom of Saltburn cliff

The bodies of two 17-year-old boys have been found at the bottom of a cliff in Saltburn. Police officers and the coastguard were called to a report of a body being found at Huntcliff at just after 7pm on Friday night. The emergency services found the bod

Saturday, 21:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour. Here is what we know about these events this evening.

Saturday, 20:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Whitby nursery ‘good in all areas’ say Ofsted

A Whitby nursery is celebrating after being rated as good in all areas in its latest Ofsted inspection. Louise and Charlotte Knight, who own The Wooden Horse chain, said they were delighted with the report, which was carried out at their site at East Whi

Saturday, 12:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Magpie Fish Recipe: Herby cod bake – serves four

Fancy a go at this week’s Magpie fish dish? Here’s the recipe courtesy of chef Paul GIldroy. Ingredients 4 x 200g cod loin, 500g part boiled new potatoes (sliced), half an onion (thinly sliced), 3 sprigs parsley, 2 sprigs thyme, 4 sprigs tarragon, 2 spri

Saturday, 10:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Society show ‘a must for any lovers of art’

The annual exhibition and sale of original works of art by Whitby Art Society is to open a week tomorrow (Mar 31). The exhibition will be held at the Pannett Park Art Gallery, Whitby. The exhibition will feature a wide range of original artwork of a high

Friday, 16:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Temperatures could rival Tenerife as spring nudges winter out of the way

Temperatures could rival those of Tenerife this weekend as the cold snap gives way to warmer, sunnier weather across Yorkshire this weekend. Here is our weather package with news from the Met office and coverage from Sky News, The BBC and the Press Assoc

Friday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sights and Sounds celebrates all that makes our city great

Everything that makes our city special was gloriously celebrated and showcased at the sixth annual Sights and Sounds of Ripon event on Saturday. With over 30 attractions and hundreds of visitors from across all age groups, Ripon’s community spirit was at

Friday, 11:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

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