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View from the Zoo: Target training is essential for animal welfare

This week we will be letting you know how we look after our very cute red pandas and the best time for you to see them when you visit us.

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Butchers broom bearing colourful scarlet berries.

Country Diary: In search of a versatile plant with many uses

Falsgrave used to be an isolated village. From Cambridge Place, the Strawberry Gardens occupied a large area from 1815 to the 1914-18 war. The row of cottages at the far end are remnants of such times.

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Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt

Howard Croft column:NHS: the big focus on saga of rubber gloves

Speaking at a conference of NHS Providers last week the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt (so beloved of junior doctors) announced another (yes, another!) league table that might help us to judge the quality of our local hospitals. The financial crisis in the NHS, he advised, is not a matter of under-funding; it is all down to rubber gloves.

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The Penny Hedge, Whitby.

Dining Out: Penny Hedge, Whitby

Penny Hedge, Whitby

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Nostalgia: New lake Peasholm Park

Nostalgia: New lake Peasholm Park

A view over the newly developed Peasholm Park looking towards Scarborough cricket ground on North Marine Road and Woodall Avenue.

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Shannon Rewcroft

One for the Diary: Wait Until Dark, York Theatre Royal

Tuesday November 21 to Saturday November 25, daily at 7.30pm. Matinees Thursday at 2pm and Saturday at 2.30pm

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The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

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The sale of electrically powered cars has taken off in a big way.

Opinion: ‘Ins and Outs’ of fashion

Fashion – a word that covers dress, styles and fads of our era. I was watching a newsreel from the Sixties with my wife and we both remarked how dated the clothes in the programme were. When we look back only ten years or so we smile at the dress worn, the hair styles and the size of mobile phones etc, it makes me wonder what people will be saying twenty years from now when they look at our life today.

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A peahen with her young chicks in the grounds at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Friendly birds are allowed to wander freely

If you have ever visited Flamingo Land you may have noticed we have free ranging peafowl in our park. They have recently gone through their breeding season and have produced multiple young who can be seen following their mums around.

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Howard Croft column: A night of pride as big awards roll on

The now-annual Pride of Malton and Norton Awards endeavour goes from strength to strength. It depends upon nominations from the public for recognition in 10 categories, upon local businesses for generous sponsorship and the support of paying punters for a grand BAFTA-style dinner and awards ceremony.

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Exhibit of the Week: Book about John Dean, Only survivor the ship Sussex, Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Exhibit of the Week: Book about John Dean, Only survivor the ship Sussex, Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

This week’s exhibit of the week is about a book given to Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre by Suzanne Middleton who has rekindled the story of John Dean, her direct ancestor. The book, called John Dean, Only Survivor of the Ship Sussex, is about John’s voyage aboard the fateful ship and his fantastic fight for survival.

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Ripe sweet chestnuts burst from their husks.

Country Diary: Delicious nut to tempt your tastebuds

There appears to have been a reduction in herring gulls lately! Hopefully some of Scarborough’s gull population have now moved inland, as we observed well over 100 in a grassy field beyond Johnson’s Pond. Also present was a solitary heron, several moorhen and wigeon. Wigeon are mainly winter visitors, readily picked out in flight by their conspicuous white wing bar.

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Barrie Rutter

Theatre: For Love or Money, Stephen Joseph Theatre

November 14-18

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Review: Wuthering Heights, East Riding Theatre

Review: Wuthering Heights, East Riding Theatre

Stage and Screen adaptations of Emily Bronte’s masterpiece usually curtail the action after chapter 16, about half way through the 34 chapters of the original.

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Theatre: The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre, Concert Room, Scarborough Library, Vernon Road

Theatre: The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre, Concert Room, Scarborough Library, Vernon Road

Wednesday November 22 to Saturday December 2, daily at 7.30pm and 2.30pm on Saturdays

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Youngster grace the stage at the YMCA Theartre during auditions for Aladdin.

One for the Diary: Aladdin, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough

From Boxing Day until January 6

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Nostalgia: Castle-by-the-Sea hotel

Nostalgia: Castle-by-the-Sea hotel

A view along Castle Road towards Scarborough Castle and the Castle-by-the-Sea hotel.

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Madness are playing CarFest North.

Madness, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Jools Holland and The Proclaimers all set for CarFest as tickets go on sale

A string of top acts have been unveiled as tickets for next year's CarFest go on sale.

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Picture of the Week: Coastal View

Picture of the Week: Coastal View

Coastal View by Barbara Bateman shows Scarborough’s castle headland off in the distance.

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Trinity House on St Sepulchre Street. Money left to the town in Admiral Sir John Lawsons will enabled the purchase of a plot of land for the Society of Owners, Masters and Mariners first hospital.

Nostalgia: ‘The greatest of these is charity’

If two centuries ago the national system of poor relief was on the point of collapse, in Scarborough it survived only because it was supported by voluntary charity. As the Royal Commission inquiry of 1833 revealed, the town had a bewildering number of old and new endowment and legacy properties and funds, many of which were operative, while others had disappeared mysteriously, but all were originally for the resident poor. Here there is space for only a few representative examples of Scarborough’s chief charities.

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