Good news for drivers

Two good news items for drivers were announced this week. Firstly the long awaited park and ride scheme in Whitby will open tomorrow. Whitby is a favourite destination for a local day out – seaside, shopping, and fish and chips, what more could you want? – but parking is well-nigh impossible on summer weekends, so […]

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Funeral arrangements

Patricia MURRAY died on April 7, aged 63.  Her funeral will be held at 1.20 pm tomorrow, Thursday April 17, at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough.  Flowers welcome, but donations in lieu, if wished, may be made to the Heart Unit at Scarborough Hospital and a plate will be provided at the service. Clifford Paul (Cliff) WARRINER […]

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WI baton carriers visit Beck Isle Museum

Whilst carrying a special centenary baton on its journey around the WI’s North Eastern Federation last Friday, (a project being carried out over the next two years throughout the whole of the WI Federations in England and Wales), some of the party escorting the baton between between Whitby and Pickering decided to pay a visit […]

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Great poetry at the Ryedale Festival

The programme for the 2014 Ryedale Festival is now available, and you can download a full copy from the Festival’s splendid new web site. In addition to the usual feast of musical entertainment, the Festival offers a couple of unexpected gems in the form of two outstanding poets. No lesser person that the Poet Laureate […]

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Easter timetable for the 128 bus

If you are planning to be out and about by bus over the Easter holiday, note that EYMS buses (including the 128 service from  Helmsley to Scarborough via Pickering) run to special schedules over the Easter weekend: Good Friday: Sunday services will run on most routes today. Service X20, 350 & Goole Town buses will […]

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Pickering 60s Festival news

The Pickering 60s Festival event is held over 5 days of which the main attraction is live sixties music from both headline and local bands. Other activities include a parade of classic sixties vehicles, fancy dress, period hairstyling, memorabilia stalls, kiddies rides and much more. During the evening on each day of the event there […]

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Can you help find Molly?

At around 5pm on Friday 28th March our lovely Golden Retriever Molly went missing when we were out walking in Lowna near Gillamoor. So it is now two weeks and despite trying every avenue she has not returned to us. Molly is 12 years old. If you have any information please PHONE 01751 411992 – […]

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Easter treat from the Berlin Philharmonic

If you are already weary of family fun trails to find eggs and Easter bunnies, and want a little grown up entertainment over the holiday, why not treat yourself to a concert by the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?  No, you don’t have to fly to Berlin, the concert is being broadcast live at 6.00 […]

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Scott Bikes Test Day at Dalby

Dalby Bike Barn, in the Great Yorkshire Forest of Dalby is hosting an exclusive bike test day with one of the world’s leading bike manufacturers Scott. There will be a full range of ladies and gents bikes available on the day. And whether you’re new to cycling or an expert, there will be entry level […]

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Choice of walks with Ryedale Walking Group

A combination of better weather and lighter nights make it a good time to get out your walking boots. Ryedale Walking Group has two walks coming up shortly, including the first evening walk of the year, a nice short one, so you can break yourself in easily if you haven’t walked for a while. The […]

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Pickering Flood Scheme

Work on the bund control structure has progressed well in the last few weeks. The photos show the meander in Pickering Beck where it will be located, viewed from Blansby Park Lane. First one on 1 Jan 14 with trees felled, then on 21 Mar and finally 5 Apr showing progress. A new channel has […]

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Women’s Institute Centenary celebrations hit the rails

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) welcomes the Woman’s Institute (WI) on Friday 11th April as two members of the North Yorkshire East Federation carry a special centenary baton on the 2pm service from Whitby to Pickering as part of the WI’s centenary celebrations. The special centenary baton will be carried on the NYMR as […]

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April events at the Sun Inn

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Pickering Library host World Book Night event

World Book Night on 23rd April is a national celebration of reading and books that sees passionate volunteers give away specially printed World Book Night books, and also books of their own, in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. Across […]

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Ryedale Festival programme

Excitement is mounting as the time approaches for announcement of the full programme for this year’s Ryedale Festival. It has become a tradition that most of the Festival programme will remain under wraps until the Launch Concert, which takes place this coming Friday, but just to whet your appetite here are a few leaks from […]

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Playathon for children’s hospice

The Malton White Star Band is staging a ‘Playathon’, a marathon of music to raise funds for the Martin House Children’s Hospice “Good Night’s Sleep” appeal.  No good night’s sleep for them, the plan is to play continuously for 24 hours!  Wow. The event will take place in St Michael’s church in Malton town centre, […]

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Natalie demonstrating butter making at the Beck Isle Museum

Trip Advisor awards Beck Isle Museum top spot for Pickering visitor attraction

The latest news from the Museum including details of the award: Easter Egg Trail – Following last year’s very successful trial with a children’s Easter Egg Hunt Competition, the museum has decided to again hold such an event. The competition will be running from last weekend (April 5th) until Easter Sunday (20th), normal museum entrance […]

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Pickering’s Jason Cavill wins gruelling 10 mile race

Pickering’s Jayson Cavill stormed to victory at the legendary Blakey Blitz fell race. A pack of 16 Pickering Running Club (PRC) members gathered at the Lion Inn for the start of the gruelling 10-mile route. Bathed in spring sunshine, the 95 runners dashed down to Rosedale towards Fryupdale before returning over open moor and enduring […]

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Work begins on second platform at Whitby for NYMR

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is delighted to announce that work commenced on the second platform at Whitby Station on Monday 3rd March. The scheme, developed by the NYMR in partnership with Network Rail (and running under the NYMR’s project management), involves an investment of over £2m in Whitby’s railway facilities. The scheme is […]

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Funeral arrangements

This week brings the sad news of no less than four funerals of Pickering residents. Dorothy (Iris) ELLERBY died on March 16, aged 91.  Her funeral will take  place at 11.00 am on Tuesday April 8 at Potter Hill Methodist Church, Pickering, followed by interment in Pickering Cemetery. Family flowers only, please, but donations if […]

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Run a Ryedale tourism business? Need to know more about Social Media?

Then come to a free workshop tomorrow afternoon in Pickering. Ryedale District Council are delighted to offer local tourism businesses the opportunity to benefit from the popular Superfast North Yorkshire Online Marketing workshops that have until now been ineligible to attend. We are able to provide one workshop session free of charge to tourism businesses […]

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27 new police officers ready for life on the North Yorkshire beat

27 new police officers are ready for action across North Yorkshire following a passing out ceremony held at police headquarters last week. Another 28 are waiting in the wings to follow them. The new officers have successfully completed an intensive 17-week, initial training course which includes law, personal safety, search techniques, public order, first aid […]

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Bug hunting in the North York Moors_photo by Tessa Bunney

18 things to do in the North York Moors National Park this Easter

A host of fun events for families is planned for the Easter holidays in the North York Moors National Park. Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app Teddy Bears are invited along for some woodland adventures, littlies can get to grips with bugs, birds and Easter crafts, explorers can hunt for treasure, while adventurers […]

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Pickering Town v Rufforth Gliders u11s

So did they become champions?

Pickering Junior Football Club u11s played yesterday knowing a win would secure them the Mitchell League Division Championship. Here’s the match report: The roller coaster game that is football If the players weren’t feeling the pressure the coaches and parents were. Only a win for the Pikes would see them champions, anything else… Every football […]

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Time to change

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour tonight. Here comes summer, though you’d never guess it from today’s weather.

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Better than Match of the Day

Pickering Town u11s face Rufforth Gliders tomorrow at their Flamingoland ground knowing a win will see them clinch the York Mitchell League Divison 2 Championship. As you can see from the table the only team that can possibly overtake them are Easingwold Hawks who need to win both their final games. Whatever the outcome it […]

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Fern with Vicky Backhouse BVet Med MRCVS

Having Faith in Fern – getting a seven year old lab back on her feet

Just as we were closing on August Bank Holiday last year, Mr Will Farey from Bickley called to say that his three dogs were in the back of their pickup, when the handbrake failed and it had rolled down a hill into a tree. On arrival Bracken the older Labrador was unharmed, Bramble the younger […]

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Tweet of the Day

Read the Ryedale Digest (via @ryedalehour) Read Lake #Ryedale Digest ▸ today's top stories via @yorksport @RyedaleSchool http://t.co/Y2nl7Z3cHs #YorkshireDaily #localnews #Yorkshire — Ryedale Hour (@ryedalehour) March 27, 2014

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2014 Ryedale Festival launch

The 2014 Ryedale Festival will be launched on Friday 11th April with a concert by the Sacconi Quartet at St Peter’s Church in Norton, a favourite venue of the Festival. The programme will be: • Bridge – Novelleten • Mozart – String quartet No 16 in E flat major K. 428 • Dvorak – String […]

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Florifer: new exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum

“Florifer”, a new exhibition in the Gallery at the Ryedale Folk Museum opens tomorrow. Ceramicist Caroline Burton and digital artist Anita Gilham have joined forces to bring together works which depict the elegant beauty of flowering plants. From the ubiquitous dandelion to the cherished poppy, this exhibition is a celebration of nature’s garden through each […]

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