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Report warns rural communities are ‘living on the edge’ in fear of crime

SUBSTANDARD countryside policing is deterring more and more rural businesses from reporting crime despite its growing financial impact and the enormous emotional strain it causes, a new report published today reveals. Rural communities are “living on...

today, 01:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Sad farewell from Whitby’s Talking Newspaper

I am Pam Sleightholme and am secretary of the Whitby and District Talking Newspaper. Sadly we have had to discontinue the service due to lack of volunteers to produce the tapes and dwindling numbers of listeners. We have sent out the news on tapes...

yesterday, 16:11 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Three fire crews tackle a barn fire in North Yorkshire hamlet

Fire crews from across North Yorkshire were called to a barn fire near Scarborough today. Crews from Whitby, Scarborough and Filey used two hose reels to put out the blaze at the building in Harwood Dale along with ceiling hooks, pitch forks and farm...

Friday, 21:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

A berry great tradition continues at Egton Bridge show

The concept of a competitive gooseberry show, in which one entry vies with another in an attempt to achieve victory with the greatest bulging gooseberry, the heaviest by weight, seems to us rather comical. And yet the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Show...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill. For the most part, getting sick on holiday is usually limited to a dodgy stomach bug, but in some cases this can be a lot more serious....

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Stereophonics rock Scarborough's Open Air Theatre

Welsh rock band Stereophonics thrilled the crowd at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre last night as the theatre's barnstorming summer season continues. The band, who have notched up six number one albums, were preceded by support acts Atlantic Machine...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Josh takes on tough charity challenge

A Whitby man who spent much of his childhood in  hospital is taking on the Yorkshire Tough Mudder to thank a charity which helped him and his family. Josh Ventress, 26, was born with bilateral upper limb deformity and for 18 years underwent treatment...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’. What is ‘balconing’? ‘Balconing’ involves the act of jumping into into...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

‘Wizard’ Dag brings taste of Scandinavia to Sandsend

The long-time Norwegian resident of Whitby Dag ‘The Wizard’ Kjelldahl stages his annual exhibition of Scandinavian-style oil paintings of the Whitby area at the Pyman Institute in Sandsend, which is close to the local store, this Saturday and Sunday...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect? There are numerous home remedies which all claim to be the best way to cure nettle stings,...

Friday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

High Tides - July 21 to July 28

WHITBY Take a look at this week's high tide times for Whitby: SAT 21 11.35 24.18 4.6(m) SUN 22 12.45 ***** 4.7(m) MON 23 01.25 13.55 4.7(m) TUE 24 02.26 14.55 4.8(m) WED 25 03.16 15.43 4.9(m) THU 26 03.58 16.25 5.0(m) FRI 27 04.36 17.03 5.1(m) SAT 28...

Friday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Pizza, popcorn - Sleights pupils’ sleepover at school raises more than £800

Youngsters at Sleights Primary School raised £837.80 for a charity in support of one of their fellow classmate – by having a sleepover in the school hall. Class three youngsters decided to raise vital cash for Chron’s and Colitis UK as their friend...

Friday, 00:14 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey? Here’s the weather forecast for Yorkshire over the next three days. In general, temperatures will still be warm, reaching peaks of around 24C, with it also feeling quite...

Thursday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Get on your bike and enjoy Yorkshire's cycle highways

School’s out for summer and the team behind West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme are encouraging more people to cycle and walk during the holidays. At 14km the award-winning CityConnect Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway is...

Thursday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Five pairs of tickets for Summer Sounds concert up for grabs!

Summer Sounds music tribute is back again for another year – and we have teamed up with the organisers to offer five pairs of tickets to the Friday night session. The big event, which takes place within the grounds of the historic Gisborough Priory,...

Thursday, 12:20 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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