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Bus drivers suspend strike that would have hit Scarborough and Whitby services

A planned strike by hundreds of bus drivers has been suspended while they vote on a new pay offer. Members of the Unite union employed by Arriva Durham County Ltd were due to walk out for a week from tomorrow. Today, though, it was announced that the...

Saturday, 11:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

What freezing rain actually is and why it's so dangerous after Met Office issue weather warnings for Yorkshire

The term 'freezing rain' has been used a lot over the last week after the Met Office issued amber and yellow weather warnings for large parts of the UK. But what is it, and why is freezing rain so dangerous? Freezing rain is when rain falls and the...

Saturday, 11:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two Scarborough women jailed for defrauding vulnerable Whitby businesswoman

Two women have been jailed after defrauding a vulnerable Whitby businesswoman out of thousands of pounds. Elizabeth Johnson - also known as Elizabeth Hill - and Machele Caroline Farrar were jailed at York Crown Court today after each being found...

Friday, 17:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two Scarborough women jailed after defrauding vulnerable Whitby caravan-site boss of thousands

Two Scarborough women have been jailed after defrauding a vulnerable Whitby businesswoman out of thousands of pounds. Elizabeth Johnson (also known as Hill), 67, of West Square, Scarborough, and Machele (Shelly) Caroline Farrar, 60, of Manor Road,...

Friday, 16:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here's who will taking centre stage at next year's Great Yorkshire Show

Motorbike stunt riding team The Bolddog Lings will take centre stage at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2019 as organisers plan a host of exciting performances. The 161st Great Yorkshire Show will take place on Tuesday July 9 to Thursday July 11 in...

Friday, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Last-ditch talks to avert Arriva bus strike that would affect Scarborough and Whitby passengers

Last-ditch talks are taking place in the hope of averting a bus strike that will affect Whitby and Scarborough passengers. About 650 bus drivers in the north east working for Arriva Durham County Ltd are due to take a week’s strike action from Sunday...

Friday, 14:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Scarborough Council to retain nearly £1m from business rates growth cash that would have gone to central...

Scarborough Council is set to benefit to the tune of £900,000 from a new business rates initiative. The council, along with other authorities in North and West Yorkshire, will be part of a Government pilot scheme which will see the council retain 75%...

Friday, 14:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

This is how drivers will be fined for leaving mud on Yorkshire roads

Motorists have been warned by a Yorkshire council that they could be breaking the law if they endanger other drivers by leaving mud on the road. The warning from North Yorkshire County Council comes after the authority received a number of reports of...

Friday, 13:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Farmers leaving mud on road could face fines or imprisonment this winter

Operators of farming and construction vehicles are being urged not to leave roads covered in mud this winter because it can cause a serious hazard for other drivers. North Yorkshire County Council has received reports of muddy roads and is repeating...

Friday, 12:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Scarborough's new cinema: plans change again, with a new Sky Bar and far fewer parking spaces

The long-running saga over plans for a multi-screen cinema in Scarborough’s North Bay has taken another twist as the design of the building has been changed once more. Scarborough Council granted permission to Benchmark Leisure Limited to build the...

Friday, 09:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Whitby’s St Mary’s Church looking tree-mendous

Whitby’s St Mary’s Church looks just tree-mendous at the moment with its annual display of Christmas trees. Our photographer Richard Ponter went up to have a look and take some pictures - you can see more in this Friday’s Whitby Gazette. You can see...

Thursday, 16:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Magpie Recipe - King scallops, salsify and leek

This is the latest recipe from the Magpie Cafe. Ingredients – serves four 12 King Scallops 2 salsify, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces 1 leek, finely sliced 1 clove of garlic, crushed 100ml white wine 100ml fish stock 1 carrot, finely diced Quarter...

Thursday, 14:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Let’s return to fairer fuel prices in Whitby

An open letter to Sainsbury’s store Whitby. When I came to Whitby many years ago now, it was noticeable that fuel prices were significantly higher than other Yorkshire areas I had worked in, and the local garages were all similarly pricing and were...

Thursday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former Caedmon College, Whitby, student leading the way up Kilimanjaro for charity

A former student of Caedmon College will tackle one of the world’s highest mountains in the new year, in a bid to raise money for MIND. James Grimont, 22, will take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with a number of fellow students at...

Thursday, 12:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Send us your paintings: Scarborough Art Gallery asks for you art

Artists from the North East coast will be put in the spotlight for East Coast Open, an exhibition that gives local artists the opportunity to be exhibited at Scarborough Art Gallery. People of all ages and ability - professional or amateur – can...

Thursday, 11:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

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