Catch up on 10 of the biggest stories in Scarborough in January 2019

Alpamare, the Futurist, Cooplands and closing pubs all made the news in Scarborough in January.
Alpamare, the Futurist, Cooplands and closing pubs all made the news in Scarborough in January.

It's been a busy start to the year, with worries about the waterpark, pubs closing their doors and a number of serious court cases from around the area.

Here's a look back at some of the most-read stories on The Scarborough News over the past month.

Click on the links to catch up with any of the articles you might have missed.

* There were fears about the future of Alpamare waterpark after a winding-up petition was issued. It later reached an agreement to pay its debts.

* Four men were jailed for a total of 37 years for a terrifying armed attack in Barrowcliff. Here are details of the court case.

* Scarborough bakery Cooplands was fined around £160,000 for health and safety breaches over 14 years. This is why.

* A woman was jailed for two years for conning her friends out of thousands of pounds. Read about her cruel hoax here.

* With it being 10 years since Woolworths closed, we looked at some of the other names who have left the high street since. Read it here.

* Dates for your diary in 2019 - here are details of some of the biggest events in Scarborough in the year ahead.

* After a number of Scarborough pubs closed, we took a look back at other popular watering holes from days gone by. See the photos here.

* Customers cowered in horror as a drinker throw pool balls around a bar. This is the court case which saw him jailed for eight months.

* KFC was closed for a fortnight because of a collapsed drain at the back of the building. It has reopened now.

* Residents living near the former Futurist site said cracks appeared outside their houses because of ongoing piling work. See the video here.