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Opinion: Have you ever seen a pregnant man?

There are times when you suddenly find yourself with some unexpected bedfellows.

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The clock on the Horse Guards still has its number two blanked out as a memorial to King Charles I who had his head chopped off nearby at 2pm on January 30, 1649.

Nostalgia: Elizabethans - the subtle similarities of two eras

Comparisons are sometimes made between the reign of the first Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) and that of the second of that name (1952-?), and the subtle similarities can be as striking and surprising as the conspicuous contrasts. History has no value for its own sake, only in so far as it illuminates the present.

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Property: Ellison Avenue, Scarborough, £156,000

Property: Ellison Avenue, Scarborough, £156,000

Lovely two bedroomed semi-detached house on this maturing modern development in Newby.

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On this day in 1941: Lone daylight raider bombs East Coast town

On this day in 1941: Lone daylight raider bombs East Coast town

Several shops demolished: A greengrocer’s heroism

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Asian short-clawed otters at Flamingo Land Resort.

View from the Zoo: Studying elaborate courtship techniques

On Valentine’s Day the zoo celebrated by looking at all the weird and wonderful behaviours animals have when it comes to courting and attracting a mate.

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Country Diary: Regoice to hear increased sound of bird song

And the spring arose on the garden fair,

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The  Reform Club, London.

Howard Croft column: Flirtation with clubland has left a lasting memory

I suppose that I am not the first to discover that when you reach the dark side of seventy more time is spent thinking about the past than contemplating the future. This is a time when long forgotten events and people re-emerge with great clarity, providing fresh anecdotes with which to bore one’s friends. As a young man I was constantly surprised that my father, who was a long distance lorry driver, could recollect in great detail the circumstances surrounding a puncture that had inconvenienced him near Scotch Corner several decades earlier, but regularly confused the names of his grandchildren of whom there were only four.

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1917 court: Repeat offender swipes a beer glass from hotel

1917 court: Repeat offender swipes a beer glass from hotel

At the Borough Police Court before Alderman Pirie, and other magistrates, Charles Cross, labourer (43), of Dumple Street, was charged with having stolen a drinking glass, value 6d, on the 2nd February, the property of George Whittaker, Equestrian Hotel.

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Stone cottages on Burniston High Street.

Your Day Out: Wave of welcome in village of Burniston

Burniston is a village about four miles north of Scarborough. Anyone approaching this village along Scalby Road from Scarborough will see a wave of welcome from The Three Jolly Sailors. Yes, this short, country walk starts from this popular public house.

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Property: Filey Road, Scarborough, £550,000

Property: Filey Road, Scarborough, £550,000

This substantial, imposing detached family home is well located on Scarborough’s South Cliff and offered to the market in excellent decorative order throughout.

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El Fuegos new restaurant in Bridlington. El Fuegos, Prince Street, Bridlington. Owners Jason Lewis and Joanne Clarke.

Dining Out: El Fuego Tapas Bar, Prince Street, Bridlington

Despite considering myself as somewhat of an adventurous eater I had never actually tried tapas before, until this week.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex

Picture shows the elaborate Indian style interior of the cafe and bar area of Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex.

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Trains imposed with speed restriction

High winds cause speed restriction on Scarborough trains

A speed restriction has been imposed on trains travelling between Scarborough and York as high winds from Storm Doris to hit county.

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Property: Park Rise, Hunmanby, £199,950

Property: Park Rise, Hunmanby, £199,950

A well presented and extended detached residence offering spacious three/four bedroomed accommodation.

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Those who bought monastic estates like Whitby Abbey from the Crown were mindful of the loss of religious alms-giving and tried to make amends.

Nostalgia: The Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I?

One of the many myths about our history is the popular belief that the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) was a golden age. This presumption is fertilised by romanticised stories of heroic deeds at sea, of the defeat of the Spanish armada, of the valour and skill of Drake, Frobisher, Hawkins and Raleigh, who outwitted the dullard Spaniards, and, above all, by the retrospective immortalisation of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

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Property: Duchy Avenue, Scalby, Scarborough, offers in excess of £325,000

Property: Duchy Avenue, Scalby, Scarborough, offers in excess of £325,000

Deceptively spacious, four bedroom detached bungalow has recently undergone a full scheme of modernisation including a loft conversion to create a stunning contemporary home.

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Surya, the Sumatran tiger who celebrated her eighth birthday recently.

View from the Zoo: Predator that leads a solitary life in the wild

This week at Flamingo Land we celebrated one of our Sumatran tiger’s birthday. We have a male tiger named Bawa and our female tiger, Surya, turned eight on Sunday 5 February. Bawa originally came from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Kent, and Surya from Paignton zoo in Devon. Bawa is named after an island just off the coast of Sumatra whilst Surya is Indonesian for Sun.

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Weekly Walk - round Hutton Buscel, snowdrops in St Matthews Church graveyard

Country Diary: ‘Fair Maids of February’ are welcome sight

O’erjoyed to see the flowers that truly bring

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Anti-fracking campsite near Kirby Misperton.

Howard Croft column: Traffic streams as Mrs C heads for the river . . .

Reports last week of two local issues: traffic hazards in Haymarket Road, Malton and concerns about the increasing problem arising from the anti-fracking camp site near Kirby Misperton, also traffic related. The first seems to be a matter for North Yorkshire County Council, the second Ryedale District Council. Both seem to show a greater concern among what Councillor Lindsay Burr calls “the powers that be” for process than for outcome.

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1917 court: Fisherman fears rough sea will batter cobles

1917 court: Fisherman fears rough sea will batter cobles

At the Scarborough Police Court a case of great interest to local coblemen came up.

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