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Health column: Why I'm having a wheely good time back on the roads on my bike

They say (although I’m not sure who ‘they’ are) that you never forget how to ride a bike.

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Property: Hovingham Drive, Scarborough, £169,950

Property: Hovingham Drive, Scarborough, £169,950

A fantastic three bedroom semi-detached house located in a popular residential.

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Valerie the vicuna at Flamingo Land

View from the Zoo: First birthday celebration for Valerie

You may remember last year we announced the arrival of a baby vicuna (Vicugna vicugna), also known as a cria. At the time of writing the sex of the cria was unknown but a little while later the infant was sexed as a female and she was named Valerie. Born on September 15, 2016, which means Valerie has just celebrated her first birthday.

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Red admiral butterfly

Country Diary: Butterflies flit about in the autumn sun

Which side of a duck has the most feathers? The outside. What do you call a dancing sheep? A baaa-la-rina.

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A recent furore ocurred over the leaking of exam questions to students.

Howard Croft column: A failure of integrity with teaching body

The recent furore over the leaking of public examination questions to pupils by teachers who in addition to teaching had also been involved in the setting of the exam papers was surprising in many ways. It seems to have been confined, as far as we know, to well-known public schools and this aspect of the scandal was stressed. As a friend of mine said, one assumes that these schools turn out people with better manners, which is true as far as it goes, but it appears that the pupils involved were blameless; it was the teachers who had offended and for all we know they could themselves have been educated at a comprehensive school in Wolverhampton. Or Hull, even.

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1917 Police Court: Boys’ bad conduct led to their current predicament

1917 Police Court: Boys’ bad conduct led to their current predicament

At the Scarborough Children’s Court, the case against the two boys who had absconded from Fulwood Cottage Homes at Sheffield, and coming to Scarborough, slept in Wilson’s Wood and other places, was gone into. Unfortunate circumstances were related in regards to each lad, and bad conduct had led to their present position.

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Cleveland Way, Ravenscar.

Walks: Ravenscar-Cider Track-War Dike Lane-Cleveland Way-Beast Cliff

Ravenscar is a small, popular village about 10 miles north-north-east of Scarborough. It stands 600ft above sea level, on the coast over-looking Robin Hood’s Bay. The Raven Hall Hotel possesses a fine golf course, and the scenery is stunning.

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Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

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Property: Stepney Grove, Scarborough, £500,000

Property: Stepney Grove, Scarborough, £500,000

Substantial feature home has recently been meticulously re-designed and extended to provide a spacious traditional, yet modern family home with approximately 3,500 sq ft of accommodation including the integral garage.

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Al Taco, Baxtergate, Whitby.

Dining Out: Al Taco, Baxtergate, Whitby

Al Taco, Baxtergate, Whitby.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough Girls’s High School

Nostalgia: Scarborough Girls’s High School

Practising their gymnasium skills are these girls from Scarborough Girls’ High School. No worries about health and safety in those days as can been seen in the picture with only one mat probably coconut matting by the pommel horse.

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VIDEO: Fly DSA Arena takes off as Doncaster Sheffield Airport gets naming rights of Sheffield Arena

UP, up and away...Yorkshire's biggest arena is soaring to new heights today after a six-figure naming rights deal by Doncaster Sheffield Airport to rebrand Sheffield Arena as Fly DSA Arena.
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Theatre what’s on

Theatre what’s on

A Brief History of Women and Taking Steps - Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, until October 7 in rep

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Property: Union Street, Scarborough, offers over £60,000

Property: Union Street, Scarborough, offers over £60,000

To be sold by informal tender (all offers to be submitted in writing by 12pm on Friday September 29).

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Property: Clarence House, West Avenue, Filey, £119,950

Property: Clarence House, West Avenue, Filey, £119,950

A three bedroomed first floor apartment, well situated for Filey’s town centre amenities, including the shops and beach access areas.

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View from the Zoo: Giraffes put their best hooves forward

View from the Zoo: Giraffes put their best hooves forward

For this week’s column we are going to let you in on a secret on how we train and look after one of the taller residents here at Flamingo Land.

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Large hawker dragonfly

Country Diary: Insect glistens in sunlight like a sparkling gem

“Lost a screw?” we enquired of our cabinet-maker pal Martin, as he carefully swept amongst oak wood shavings. No, apparently he saw a grub in a tiny hole, and poked it out. Upon examination, it proved to be the larvae of a death-watch beetle! Woodworm does great damage tunnelling through household timbers. This species is larger that the furniture beetle, usually breeding in oak timbers, especially if damp. Its exit holes are three to four mm across. It’s well known for the tapping sound make by the adults before they emerge.

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Bridlington in August  now impossible to find a plastic Macintosh in case of inclement weather.

Howard Croft column: Relieved the month of ‘fake factoids’ is over

A hectic long weekend, thankfully now behind us. As usual, we were invaded by people looking for an inexpensive holiday, the huddled masses yearning for it to be free. I don’t remember inviting any of them, but I suppose something must have been said. The most striking feature of these invasions was that every member of every boarding party brought along at least one, in some cases several electronic devices; mobile ’phones, iPads, iPods, tablets, games consoles (which do not console – not me anyway). All arrived with flat batteries. I estimate that at least two items per person were sipping away at my electricity supply at some point during these visits. No wonder, then, that I now buy most of my clothes in charity shops.

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Property: Prospect Road, Scarborough, £155,000

Property: Prospect Road, Scarborough, £155,000

A well presented family home in a popular residential area that has close proximity to many local amenities such as schools, doctors, shops, a local play park, the town centre itself and is on popular bus routes.

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Nostalgia: Head-on crash, miniature railway

Nostalgia: Head-on crash, miniature railway

On 10 July 1932, during the second operating season of the miniature railway in Scarborough, a head-on collision took place at Beach station, in which the engine driver, Herbert Carr, aged 25, was killed and 31 passengers were injured.

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