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Country Diary: A pageantry of spring flowers are now seeding

Scarcely has summer arrived, than signs of autumn bedeck our country lanes! Beneath our feet are strewn thousands of minute horse chestnuts, barely 4mm in diameter; sycamore keys, and elm seeds. A pageantry of spring flowers are likewise seeding, and if you’ve been lucky enough to see a cuckoo, he’ll soon be departing when July returns.

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Rowlocks on display at Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.

Exhibit of the Week: Rowlocks, Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

The two rowlocks pictured above are from a small ‘tender’ or boat used to ferry crew to and from larger ships at anchor.

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Hoar Cross Hall is Grade II-listed. Picture: Lindsay Pantry

Travel review: Full relaxation and fine food at Hoar Cross Hall

IT is always with the best of intentions that I pack for a spa break.

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Have you found your dream role yet?

8 dream jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire

Fancy a career change?
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The huge indoor swimming pool provides fun for all the family.

TRAVEL REVIEW: Butlin's still serves up the very best of British fun for families

It's impossible to think of Butlin's without conjuring up images of knobbly knees competitions, cheery Redcoats and 1950s holidaymakers swapping home for a chalet for a well-earned break.
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Temperatures across the UK are set to climb to 30C

Here’s how long the heatwave will last in Yorkshire

The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year.
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Does your cat have hayfever?

Here's how to quickly find out if your dog or cat has hayfever - and what to do if they have

The heatwave is expected to cause sniffles across the country but did you know that your pets can suffer from hay fever too?

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Filey Inghams Fish and Chip shop . pic Richard Ponter

Dining Out: Inghams Fish Restaurant, Belle Vue Street, Filey

There was something surreal about Filey on our last visit there.

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Steve Crawford pictured with his dog Bertie

Favourite Things: Steve Crawford

Steve Crawford, 49, has been running Fluid Concept surf shop and school on the South Bay, teaching surfing and paddleboard for 12 years. Born in Scarborough, he moved away, including to Newquay where he found his passion for surfing, but returned here and realised the waves were better. The Scarborough representative for Surfers Against Sewage, he has lived with his partner Sue for 25 years, and they have “a very bouncy dog”.

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Wimbledon makes its annual return on July 2-15, with the crme de la crme of tennis stars vying for the highly acclaimed champion title

Wimbledon 2018: Everything you need to know about this year’s tennis tournament

Wimbledon makes its annual return between 2 and 15 July, with the best of tennis talent all vying for the highly acclaimed champion title.

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This early picture shows the North Cliff area of the North Bay before the development of Clarence Gardens. The building in the centre was a wooden assembly hall. It was claimed that the hall could hold 3,000 people, and was described as a 'covered musical promenade' where concerts, plays, balls and circuses were held. The area was known as the Rock Gardens and the entrance opposite Rutland Terrace was by way of a domed Moorish temple just visible, middle centre, above the walkway. The building sat below Blenheim Terrace. Queen's Parade can be seen in the distance.'Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection. 'Reprints can be ordered with proceeds going to local charities. Telephone 0330 1230203 and quote reference number

Scarborough’s North Cliff area of the North Bay in days gone by

The building in the centre was a wooden assembly hall. It was claimed that the hall could hold 3,000 people, and was described as a ‘covered musical promenade’ where concerts, plays, balls and circuses were held.

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Pictured: Yorkshire snappers soak up the summer solstice sun

It’s the summer solstice which means summer is officially here and in good timing - a heatwave is coming!

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Emily Maguire

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Your guide to what's on across the region this weekend.
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Support for NHS funding.

Letter: More NHS funding to keep things local

I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement that by 2023-24 there will be an extra £20.5 billion pounds for the NHS, which is the equivalent of an extra £394 million per week.

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Many people enjoy the cruise meets.

Letter: Car cruise - the positives we must keep

We need to provide a wide range of activities and interests for all the different groups

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The council needs to think outside of the box.

Letter: Why a popular event should be retained

Re Scarborough cruise events:

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Dr John Cooper Clarke

Don’t Miss Out: John Cooper Clarke

Scarborough Spa, Thursday September 20 at 8pm

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Chris Ramsey

Don’ Miss: Chris Ramsey

Scarborough Spa, Saturday June 30 at 7.30pm

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Music: The Last Ship

Music: The Last Ship

York Theatre Royal from Monday June 25 to Saturday June 30

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Music: Il Divo

Music: Il Divo

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Saturday July 21

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