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Museum earns huge accolade

The Museum of Victorian Science in Glaisdale has been awarded the Hall of Fame cetificate by web giant Trip Advisor. The attraction, run by Tony Swift – a former chemical analyst at Boulby Mine – and his wife Pat, earned the top accolade after five...

today, 16:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

5 family-friendly attractions in the North of England to visit by train

The North of England has a multitude of fun attractions which are perfect for a day out with the family, or even a weekend away. Whether it’s a popular tourist spot, bustling city or countryside haven, there’s plenty of places to visit via rail....

today, 15:45 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Expanding Whitby firm Parkol launches first boat from new yard

Fishermen from near and far gathered recently at Parkol Marine Engineering’s Whitby headquarters for the naming ceremony of the first vessel to come out of the esteemed boat-builder’s new Middlesbrough yard. The Atlantic Dawn scalloper, owned by James...

today, 15:18 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Rugby prop escapes jail after brawl in Whitby pub

A drunken brawl in a Whitby pub ended with a doorman nursing a black eye and a police officer Tasering the main aggressor – a former top rugby player. Violence flared in the packed Abbey Wharf pub in Market Place when Simon Bunting, 47, lashed out at...

today, 12:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

New gin to celebrate town’s Dracula link

A new gin celebrating Whitby’s connection to Bram Stoker is ready in time for Whitby Goth Weekend. Whitby Distillery has been crafting its new addition to the Whitby Gin collection, selecting exciting new ingredients to create a gin unlike anyone has...

today, 11:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

20% saving in car parks - but free winter parking scrapped

People living in the borough of Scarborough will be given a discount in council-owned car parks in a bid to encourage residents to make better use of town centres. Scarborough Council’s cabinet today (Tuesday) agreed on the move, which will see a...

yesterday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Scheme to help ‘at risk’ people in Whitby area feel safe

People are being encouraged to register for a six-month Safe and Connected trial scheme, which focuses on Whitby, Sleights and Goathland, working with up to 100 people aged over 65. The idea of the scheme is that a friendly knock at the door will help...

yesterday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Graham Manser stands down as Whitby Town chairman

Whitby Town chairman Graham Manser has stood down from the role with immediate effect after 24 years. The Blues' chairman took over the role in 1994 from Bob Scaife Snr, and steps down as the most successful chairman in the club's history having won...

yesterday, 12:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Busted – myths about mobile safety cameras in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Police has revealed the truth behind ten common myths about mobile safety cameras in a bid to highlight why they are used. They include the true effectiveness of camera vans at reducing casualties, why certain locations are chosen over...

yesterday, 10:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Scarborough theatre and university link up to provide unique acting degree

A unique degree in acting is to be introduced by Scarborough's Coventry University campus, in partnership with the town's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The BA (Hons) Acting Degree, which is due to begin in September 2019, will train students in acting for...

yesterday, 07:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Whitby artist Kate wins RAW talent place at show

The best emerging artistic talent will be showcasing their work at a respected annual three day show later this month – and Whitby-based artist Kate Smith, is one of the 12 RAW Talent artists involved. Kate, who has been mentored by the team at...

Monday, 17:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

One year on from government's pledge to bring in life sentences for killer drivers - and still no sign of...

The Government was today accused of breaking its pledge to introduce life sentences for killer drivers after failing to bring forward legislation that would bring the "long overdue" changes into law. A year after the Ministry of Justice...

Monday, 14:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Richard’s dream to follow in footsteps of Scoresby

In 1822, Whitby whaling captain William Scoresby was the first European to map the area of east Greenland that was to become known as Scoresby Sound in honour of his pioneering work in the area. Fast forward 200 years and local photographer Richard...

Monday, 12:11 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Almost one in three Year Six children in North Yorkshire are obese or overweight

Almost one in three North Yorkshire children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, new figures reveal. Public health groups urged the Government to take further action to prevent youngsters consuming junk food and sugary drinks, as the...

Monday, 08:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire Air Ambulance save Egton pupils life - here's how the school said thanks

A local Primary School have donated funds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after it rescued one of their pupils. On Tuesday, pilot Andy Hall visited Egton C of E Primary School to receive the cheque and surprise Beatrice Grenfell who was assisted by the...

Sunday, 19:07 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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