But in Scarborough a lot has happened as well, some traditional events and other exciting new developments. Take a look at these pictures to remind yourself of the big news from January to June.
The future of Alpamare was called into question when a creditor issued a winding-up petition against the operator. This was withdrawn and the new spa opened later in the year
Plans for Flamingo Land Coast, a huge attraction on the former Futurist site, divided residents with their design. As the year closes the future of the attraction on that site is still uncertain.
This picture of a man taking a selfie in front of rough seas made the headlines after the coastguard said 'no picture or thrill is worth risking your life for'.
Pancake Day traditions weren't stopped by the rainy weather ant many residents gathered on the Foreshore for skipping, and pancake racing.