The week-ahead weather forecast with Trevor Appleton

This week will be dry with spells of sunshine. There may be patches of fog early in the morning.

Christopher Artley

Former Scarborough man wins Leeds Philharmonic carol competition

A former Scarborough man has won the first Leeds Philharmonic Society Christmas Carol Competition for his carol, Christmas Bells.

Police call

Police helicopter called following concern for Scarborough man

Police attended Ireton Street, Scarborough at around 7.30pm last night to help a man in a distressed state.

The Spa Theatre in Scarborough offers Jack and the Beanstalk this festive season. The cast ready for the big show.pic Richard Ponter 175507h

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Scarborough Spa

Families wanting a giant amount of festive fun should head down to Scarborough's South Bay for the Spa's annual pantomime production.

Theatre and Comedy
Edmund, the western black rat snake.

View from the Zoo: Edmund is on move to new surroundings

One of our snakes previously housed in the education centre has moved over to the reptile river to be put on display.

North Yorkshire Law presents the hampers to Becky Holder who is raising funds for Martin House.

North Yorks Law donates hampers to Megan’s cause

The team at Scarborough’s North Yorkshire Law recently pulled together to create three Christmas hampers in support of Becky Holder who is fundraising to support Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Trafalgar beat TS1 Tees Valley 4-3 in the NRCFA Sunday Challenge Cup

SUNDAY LEAGUE: Salt smashes last-gasp winner as Traf battle back in cup clash

Trafalgar battled back on three occasions on their way to a dramatic 4-3 win at TS1 Tees Valley in the North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup.

A turnstone ready to feast on a bed of mussels.

Country Diary: Bird often found on rocky coasts and mussel beds

.... “Mist is steeping


VIDEO INTERVIEW with Danny Stimpson after Boro's win against Ossett Town

Danny Stimpson had a mixed afternoon on Saturday as Boro beat Ossett Town 3-1.

Government looking at funding options to back fishing school

Government looking at funding options to back fishing school

A funding crisis at Whitby Fishing School was thrust into the TV spotlight last week, when it appeared on The One Show.


VIDEO INTERVIEW with Steve Kittrick after Boro's win against Ossett

Boro came from behind to beat Ossett Town on Saturday.

Boro report

Boro hit the Town with powerful performance

Scarborough Athletic prepared for their Christmas crackers with a solid 3-1 home success against Ossett Town.

Scouts and Girl Guides join forces for a St Georges Day celebration.

Howard Croft column: Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides merger on way?

Two stories in the press recently caught my eye, one of which is of local interest, but first let me, with a due sense of dread, deal with the wider issue: transgenderism. The Boy Scouts Association have followed their sister (if I may use that word) organisation, the Girl Guides in codifying its attitude and practices to boys who identify themselves as really being girls or express a preference for that gender. And vice versa of course.

Sherburn's Harry Ward on the ball in his side's 9-1 win at Old Vic. Picture by Steve Lilly.

SATURDAY LEAGUE: Sherburn smash nine past Old Vic

Sherburn smashed in nine goals as they hammered Old Vic 9-1 at Oliver's Mount.

Tom Ratcliffe charges clear to touch down for Scarborough. Picture by Andy Standing,

Scarborough hammer Hills to end year on a high

Scarborough RUFC finished 2017 with a superb 91-7 victory at home to Wheatley Hills, landing 15 tries in a rampant display.

Rugby Union
Clinical hypnotherapist Amanda Craven.

Complementary to health

A local Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council practitioner has been recognised for her support in improving the nation’s public health.

The crook used by Rose Farrow, but only on special occasions.

Exhibit of the Week: Shepherd’s crook, Ryedale Folk Museum

With Christmas approaching, schools across the area will be putting on Nativity plays and countless tea towels will be used to turn children into shepherds.


1917 crimes: Missing boy and stolen wallet turn up in Filey

A curious case came before Mr S Savery (in the chair), and Mr W Sayner, at the Scarborough Children’s Court on Monday when a York boy of 12 was charged with having stolen a pocket wallet containing Treasury notes to the value of £7, the property of his father.

View across Sandybed allotments and town, from track leading to Harland Mount Nature Reserve.

Walks: Easy-going walk on Scarborough’s outskirts

Scarborough is fortunate in having many green areas on the very outskirts of the town, for quiet relaxation. This short walk is easy-going, but best appreciated in dry weather.

The fryer

Scarborough fish and chips restaurant owner prosecuted for food hygiene related offences

The co-owner of a Scarborough fish and chips restaurant has been found guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court this week of four food hygiene related offences linked to selling unsafe food, poor cleanliness and upkeep of the premises and poor food safety management.

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