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Property: Ellison Avenue, Scarborough, £156,000

Lovely two bedroomed semi-detached house on this maturing modern development in Newby.

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Asian short-clawed otters at Flamingo Land Resort.

View from the Zoo: Studying elaborate courtship techniques

On Valentine’s Day the zoo celebrated by looking at all the weird and wonderful behaviours animals have when it comes to courting and attracting a mate.

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Country Diary: Regoice to hear increased sound of bird song

And the spring arose on the garden fair,

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The  Reform Club, London.

Howard Croft column: Flirtation with clubland has left a lasting memory

I suppose that I am not the first to discover that when you reach the dark side of seventy more time is spent thinking about the past than contemplating the future. This is a time when long forgotten events and people re-emerge with great clarity, providing fresh anecdotes with which to bore one’s friends. As a young man I was constantly surprised that my father, who was a long distance lorry driver, could recollect in great detail the circumstances surrounding a puncture that had inconvenienced him near Scotch Corner several decades earlier, but regularly confused the names of his grandchildren of whom there were only four.

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1917 court: Repeat offender swipes a beer glass from hotel

1917 court: Repeat offender swipes a beer glass from hotel

At the Borough Police Court before Alderman Pirie, and other magistrates, Charles Cross, labourer (43), of Dumple Street, was charged with having stolen a drinking glass, value 6d, on the 2nd February, the property of George Whittaker, Equestrian Hotel.

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Property: Filey Road, Scarborough, £550,000

Property: Filey Road, Scarborough, £550,000

This substantial, imposing detached family home is well located on Scarborough’s South Cliff and offered to the market in excellent decorative order throughout.

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El Fuegos new restaurant in Bridlington. El Fuegos, Prince Street, Bridlington. Owners Jason Lewis and Joanne Clarke.

Dining Out: El Fuego Tapas Bar, Prince Street, Bridlington

Despite considering myself as somewhat of an adventurous eater I had never actually tried tapas before, until this week.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex

Picture shows the elaborate Indian style interior of the cafe and bar area of Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex.

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Property: Park Rise, Hunmanby, £199,950

Property: Park Rise, Hunmanby, £199,950

A well presented and extended detached residence offering spacious three/four bedroomed accommodation.

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Those who bought monastic estates like Whitby Abbey from the Crown were mindful of the loss of religious alms-giving and tried to make amends.

Nostalgia: The Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I?

One of the many myths about our history is the popular belief that the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) was a golden age. This presumption is fertilised by romanticised stories of heroic deeds at sea, of the defeat of the Spanish armada, of the valour and skill of Drake, Frobisher, Hawkins and Raleigh, who outwitted the dullard Spaniards, and, above all, by the retrospective immortalisation of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

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Property: Duchy Avenue, Scalby, Scarborough, offers in excess of £325,000

Property: Duchy Avenue, Scalby, Scarborough, offers in excess of £325,000

Deceptively spacious, four bedroom detached bungalow has recently undergone a full scheme of modernisation including a loft conversion to create a stunning contemporary home.

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Surya, the Sumatran tiger who celebrated her eighth birthday recently.

View from the Zoo: Predator that leads a solitary life in the wild

This week at Flamingo Land we celebrated one of our Sumatran tiger’s birthday. We have a male tiger named Bawa and our female tiger, Surya, turned eight on Sunday 5 February. Bawa originally came from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Kent, and Surya from Paignton zoo in Devon. Bawa is named after an island just off the coast of Sumatra whilst Surya is Indonesian for Sun.

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Anti-fracking campsite near Kirby Misperton.

Howard Croft column: Traffic streams as Mrs C heads for the river . . .

Reports last week of two local issues: traffic hazards in Haymarket Road, Malton and concerns about the increasing problem arising from the anti-fracking camp site near Kirby Misperton, also traffic related. The first seems to be a matter for North Yorkshire County Council, the second Ryedale District Council. Both seem to show a greater concern among what Councillor Lindsay Burr calls “the powers that be” for process than for outcome.

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1917 court: Fisherman fears rough sea will batter cobles

1917 court: Fisherman fears rough sea will batter cobles

At the Scarborough Police Court a case of great interest to local coblemen came up.

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Cottages lend a homely feeling in the village of Silpho.

Your Day Out: Brisk country lane walk

Step outdoors, and enjoy a good, brisk walk around country lanes linking the villages of Suffield, Silpho and Hackness. It’s a five and a half mile circular, keeping your feet dry during wet, wintry conditions, and providing stunning scenery.

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Property: West Sandgate, Scarborough, £175,000

Property: West Sandgate, Scarborough, £175,000

Situated in an historic terrace this listed three bedroom property nestles in the heart of Scarborough’s Old Town.

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Willowgate Bistro, Pickering.

Dining Out: Willowgate Bistro, Pickering

Amongst the market and independent shops in the town of Pickering lies an unassuming bistro which ticks all the boxes.

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Nostalgia: Aerial shot of Burniston Road

Nostalgia: Aerial shot of Burniston Road

The main road in this picture is Burniston Road with the army barracks pictured top right.

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Property: Dove Cottage, Main Street, Staxton, £250,000

Property: Dove Cottage, Main Street, Staxton, £250,000

Located in Staxton this deceptively spacious three bedroom detached family home has been well maintained.

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Picture of the Week: Sunrise, Scarborough South Bay

Picture of the Week: Sunrise, Scarborough South Bay

South Bay Sunrise is this week’s superb image by member Andrew Kent.

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