Scarborough to York rail line closed at half term

If you’re planning an outing during the forthcoming school half term holiday (February 14 to 22) you may like to note that no trains will be running on the York to Scarborough rail line (which passes through Malton) during this time, to allow closure of the Scarborough Bridge in York for a £6m refurbishment. Express […]

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Keeping track of buses in bad weather

With more bad weather threatened for the next few days, here is some useful advice from the EYMS (operators of our local 128 bus service) about catching the bus during severe weather. • Check out the latest situation to see whether your bus is affected: you can do this via our Twitter, or on the […]

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York Guildhall Orchestra to give Valentine’s Day concert

From the York Guildhall Orchestra: Our next concert happens to fall February 14th, Valentine’s Day, so of course we could not pass up that opportunity. The concert will feature various pieces associated with joys and travails of unrequited love! Joining us will some wonderful young talent – Rebecca Taylor (piano), Céline Forrest (soprano) and Oliver […]

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Register your appliances

Research shows just over a third of British purchasers register all of their appliances with the manufacturer, leaving many thousands of owners virtually untraceable if a safety repair is required. To combat this, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) has launched a new web portal designed to make it quicker and easier for […]

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Paloma Faith performs at Dalby Forest – June 26th

Following her sold out forest tour in 2013 the Forestry Commission is proud to once again present the unique Paloma Faith at all seven Forest Live venues. Paloma Faith told Forest Live: We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there […]

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Charity swap shop at Ryedale Folk Museum

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WEA talk on ‘Coals from Newcastle’

February’s talk arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA is “Coals from Newcastle″,  the speaker is John Addyman, and the date Friday February 6. Talks take place at the Friends Meeting House, Castlegate at 7.30 pm. There is no charge, but a donation of £2.00 will help to cover costs. Everyone welcome.

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Changes to 128 bus timetable

East Yorkshire Motorbus Service has announced that it will be making changes to the timetable for the 128 bus sevice from Helmsley to Scarborough via Pickering, with effect from March 8,”to help prevent buses getting delayed in heavy traffic”. Details aren’t available yet: watch this space.

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Parent, Baby and Toddlers Groups meet in Kirkbymoorside

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New meditation group starts in Kirkbymoorside

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Parent & Child Group meet in Pickering

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Fracking Meeting in Malton

A public meeting to learn more about fracking will be held at the Milton Rooms, Malton on Wednesday 4 February starting at 6.30pm The meeting, facilitated by Ryedale District Council, follows a unanimous decision by councillors to hold an impartial public meeting on fracking to raise public awareness. Speakers at the meeting will include: * […]

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Special people wanted by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police Service is on the hunt for people with that “Special” quality, as the Service launches its campaign to recruit a new intake of Special Constables. Special Constables are volunteers, who commit at least four hours of their time per week to keeping communities safe. “Specials” go through a rigorous training programme before […]

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Tour de Yorkshire

The details of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire have been announced: Stage 1 on Friday 1st May will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough – 174km Stage 2 on Saturday 2nd May will start in Selby and finish in York – 174km Stage 3 on Sunday 3rd May will start in Wakefield and […]

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Inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycle race comes close to Pickering

The route of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycle race has been announced, and the race is coming almost to our doorstep. The three-day event starts on Friday 1 May and each day has a different route, unconnected to the previous day. The riders will travel around Yorkshire to Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York, before […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum reopens

Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton le Hole reopens after its winter break at 10.00 am on Sunday February 1st.

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Georgians on the silver screen at Fairfax House

A rare treat for film fans is coming up at Fairfax House in York. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York’s most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr. But then it was extensively adapted in the twentieth century […]

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Election briefing for Ryedale

As well as candidates and agents this may be of interest to people wishing to stand in parish, town and district council elections who are not already members, haven’t an agent and don’t belong to a political party. Thanks to the clerk of Pickering Town Council for sending this across to the blog.

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National Parks England

England’s National Parks are open for business – spread the word

National Parks – famous for their beauty and splendour are also home to thousands of thriving businesses. And now the National Park Authorities (NPAs) that are charged with managing the Parks, are teaming up with local businesses to ensure they flourish and grow into the future. National Parks England is today (Monday) publishing an Offer […]

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Teddy Bear Week on the NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Travel with us this half term (14 to 22 February) and every child that brings a full paying adult, and most importantly, a teddy bear with them, travels for free. Services run between Pickering and Grosmont each day with services to Whitby on Sunday February 15 & 22. You […]

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Local Young Greens group set up

Thirsk and Malton Green Party has established a Young Greens group in response to a surge in membership of first-time voters in this May’s General Election. The Young Greens group have already set up a Facebook group and Twitter Account @t_myounggreens, and have already been showing their support for the anti-fracking movement in Ryedale and […]

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February walks with the Ramblers

Walks on offer in February from the local group of the Ramblers are: 1st February: Thornton-le-Dale Car Park 9 miles, grid ref. SE 835 829, Leaders G&P. Donnor. 10.00 am start. Dogs on short lead allowed. 4th February: Lastingham Village Hall, 7 miles, grid ref. SE 728 904, Leader M Richardson. 10.30 am start. Dogs […]

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WEA trip to South Pacific

The Pickering branch of the WEA is arranging a coach trip, alas not to sea, sun, and sand on an exotic island, but still something  pretty good: the musical South Pacific at York Theatre Royal. Gorgeous sets, lovely songs and an emotional roller-coaster promise a great day out.  If you are too young to remember […]

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SJT celebrates 60th anniversary with 60p tickets

From the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough: To launch our 60th anniversary year, we’re giving away 600 tickets for just 60p each! Blue Monday, on 26 January, is supposedly the most depressing day of the new year but we’re banishing the blues and spreading the cheer. For one day only, you can pick up 60p […]

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Scarborough Symphony Orchestra offers birthday greetings to Sibelius and Glazunov

Scarborough Symphony Orchestra opens its 2015 season with a concert entitled “Birthday Greetings” on Saturday February 7. The concert celebrates the births of Jean Sibelius and Alexander Glazunov, opening with Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of Saari, in which our hero Lemminkäinen seduces the Maidens of the island before fleeing from the rage of their […]

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Green Party to create local campaigning groups

The Thirsk and Malton Green Party is pleased to announce that membership grew in the Yorkshire and Humber region by 155% in 2014, well-ahead of the national Green Party membership growth of 100%. In response to a surge in new members, the local Thirsk and Malton Green Party has elected a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Chris […]

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Improved cinema experience for the sight impaired

Good news for those whose sight problems make it difficult to follow a film at the cinema: the Palace Cinema in Malton has installed new audio description facilities which provide a scene by scene commentary through headphones. Members of Sight Support Ryedale  tested the new system on the recent hit “Mr Turner” and reported very […]

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Calls for pigeon cull

Business owners in Pickering are urging the council to act on the growing number of pigeons in the town. Shop, restaurant and hotel owners have said that hundreds of pigeons can descend on to the market town in just one day, causing a mess on their buildings and creating other problems for their trades. William […]

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Adult education courses

Spring term adult education courses run by the North Yorkshire County Council are starting around now, but it’s still not too late to sign up for a little self improvement, or downright fun. On offer in Pickering there are courses in arts and crafts, childcare, computer skills, maths, languages, creative writing, music and more, and […]

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Still two pantos coming up

Christmas – you think it’s all over?  Not if you don’t want it to be, because there are still opportunities to see not one but two local pantomimes next week. “Robin Hood” is playing at the Milton Rooms in Malton from January 16, and closer to home “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”  is this […]

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