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Friday night thefts in Pickering

Two Pickering restaurants were broken into overnight on Friday. Both rear doors were jemmied open and attempts made to force the tills. One till was successfully prised open and money taken. Did YOU observe ANYTHING suspicious if you were in Pickering on Friday at any time? Please, if you have any information, do ring the […]

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Young people’s views sought on North Yorkshire

Young people are being asked to complete a survey about their aspirations and their thoughts on life in North Yorkshire, including jobs, transport and technology. A group of Young Advisors employed by North Yorkshire County Council and were requested by Business and Enviromental Services to ask young people some questions about life in North Yorkshire. […]

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Pickering Memorial Hall needs more support

Volunteers who help maintain a memorial hall which belongs to the people of Pickering are encouraging residents to use and support it. Pickering Memorial Hall was renovated 15 years ago and over the years a programme of maintenance and renewal has been carried out to ensure the building remains up-to-date and easily accessible. Mal Danks, […]

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Learn more about stop and search

Public invited to observe North Yorkshire Police use of stop and search powers – Police are calling for more people to apply to observe officers using their stop and search powers, as part of a new scheme to increase transparency. Under the Stop and Search Lay Observer Scheme, members of the public can apply to […]

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Important advice re Bogus / Door Step Traders

In December 2015 the UK was hit by three severe storms resulting in widespread flooding across the North of England and Scotland.   The NFIB would like to make flood victims aware of the possible threat that Rogue Traders and Bogus Trades People pose to them and others.  Buying on your doorstep can be convenient. […]

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Rag rugging workshop

Coming up next in the WEA Saturday courses is a rag rugging workshop with tutor Gerry Rushton. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created a small item using ‘hooky rug’ techniques, skills which can of course then be used to make much larger items at home.  Bring your own material to match […]

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Where to see snowdrops

One of the things guaranteed to offer a little cheer in this dismal weather is the sight of snowdrops opening their delicate little flowers. They are popping up here and there in our gardens, but the more flowers, the more cheer. So where to see them in profusion? The National Gardens Scheme tells us: Supported […]

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New eatery in Pickering to support charity

Positive Mental Attitudes Sports Academy is a unique multi-award winning charity that uses sport combined with education and personal development to discover the true potential of people in communities who are living with challenges within their lives. PMA Sport Academy provides an alternative learning programme that uses a combination of meaningful activities and therapies to […]

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Free wi-fi on EYMS buses

EYMS has announced that bus passengers in the region can now enjoy free access to the internet as they travel around, with the launch of high-speed Wi-Fi in 16 buses. Don’t get too excited, however, as these buses will mainly be on services other than the 128, but there will also be a couple of […]

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Waitrose recommends The White Swan Inn

Leafing, somewhat belatedly, through Waitrose’s Food magazine for December, before committing it to the recycling, I found an item featuring six “brilliant pubs”, nationwide, recommended for celebrating the festive season, including our very own White Swan Inn. This is what it had so say about the White Swan: Historically a coaching inn, this is the […]

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Ryedale hit by thieving spree

Monday night was a busy night for thieves! A Karcher HDS7-10 Power Washer Serial No 012654 was stolen yesterday from a farm in Ryton. Any information please ring 101 ref NYP-02022016-0322 Overnight a store shed at Ebberston Cricket Club was broken into. Nothing believed stolen. Any information please ring 101 ref 12160019052 Overnight power tools […]

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Beekeeping course

Ryedale Beekeeping Association is again offering its popular Beekeeping for Beginners course, which is open to anyone who thinks they might be interested in keeping bees. You do not have to be a member of the Association. The course comprises 6 indoor sessions held in Oswaldkirk Village Hall (YO62 5XZ) from 7.00 to 9.00pm on […]

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National Trails donation scheme

The National Trails are the best known and best loved trails in England and Wales. They offer everyone the opportunity to explore our wonderful countryside. They’re free to use and are maintained to the very highest standards. The trails are looked after by highly skilled and dedicated staff. All trail managers want to continue to […]

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Police numbers to increase

North Yorkshire Police is to launch a two-year recruitment drive designed to boost officer numbers to 1,400. In addition, it also aims to increase numbers of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to 200 from 183. This represents a significant increase from current police officer levels of 1,343, which have been reduced from the budgeted number […]

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Luke Norbury and his team at Home Instead at Clifton Moor Business Village.Pic : Nigel Holland

Elderly care service establish Malton base

Home Instead Senior Care is an organisation that you won’t have heard of until you or a family member needs their services. They provide companionship-based care and support at home primarily for older people, but really for anyone who needs some help to maintain independence and quality of life. They have recently set up a […]

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Bad weather and the 128 bus service

From the EYMS: Although we’ve had quite a mild winter so far, some forecasts predict we may get some snow over the next few weeks. Just in case, here’s some advice on how to find out the latest information on the state of the roads, and how severe weather may be disrupting buses. • Follow […]

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Kirkham Priory, starting point on February 20, courtesy of English Heritage

February walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks during February: Saturday 6th February: a circular walk around the meeting of the Rivers Rye and Seph (7 miles moderate) 1225ft. Park/Start 10:30 am, Hawnby (SE 542893). Saturday 13th February: a “Figure of 8” walk from Appleton-le-Moors (10.1 miles moderate) 1325ft. Park/Start 10:00 am, Appleton-le-Moors […]

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Northern Broadsides’ spring tour, Merry Wives

Yorkshire based theatre company Northern Broadsides‘ spring touring production sees the inimitable Barrie Rutter as Falstaff in Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives”. But not ‘Merry Wives’ quite as Shakespeare envisaged it. Set in the 1920s and relocated to a posh Yorkshire country club, this ‘Merry Wives’ boasts a distinctively sporting theme – where the ‘anyone for tennis’ […]

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WEA course on the Seven Wonders of the World

We’ve all heard of “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” but before you read on, see how many you can name. If it’s less than seven, or even if you know them well, you could learn more from a Day School being run by the Pickering branch of the WEA. And in case you […]

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Rotary Club events 2016

Pickering & District Rotary Club are to hold two new events in 2016. Local Art Exhibition at the Memorial Hall Pickering 18 – 26 June Golf Competition July 13th at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club Anyone interested in exhibiting or playing golf please phone 01751 473815 or visit Pickering & District Rotary Club.

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Community Resilience Training

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire is hosting a FREE event on 1st March at Pickering Memorial Hall. The will provide lots of information and practical advice on community resilience in extreme weather. The event takes place from 4pm until 6pm. Is your community prepared? How can you make your community and its residents more […]

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Local activities for RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of 30-31 January, 2016. They’ll also make a record of the other wildlife they see throughout the year, providing a vital snapshot of UK […]

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Film of Theatre Royal’s Railway Children

This Easter Monday (28th March), cinemas nationwide will screen The Railway Children, a film of York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production performed in summer 2015 at the National Railway Museum, York. The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s cherished novel on its return to its Yorkshire roots, and […]

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World Record Pub Quiz Attempt

All you pub quizzers out there should keep SUNDAY 7th FEBRUARY free, and help THE CROWN INN, Hutton Le Hole break the current world record for the most pub quiz contestants at one time. The quiz, set by PUBAID, and played by contestants in over 1000 UK pubs, replaces the regular monthly quiz nights held […]

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Dark Skies Festival, February 15 to 21

From the North York Moors National Park: The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise. We have some of the best night skies in the country. In an urban area you will be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night, but in an area of low light pollution, such as our National […]

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The Fox and Rabbit, starting point on Feb 23td

February walks with the Ramblers

Somewhat deterred by the weather, perhaps – and who can blame them? – the local branch of the Ramblers have just three walks on offer in February. They are 7th February: 10.00 am start. Low Mill C.P. 10 miles, grid ref. SE 673 953, Leader I. Gibbs. 23rd February: 9.15 am start. 9.34am 840 Coastliner […]

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