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Picture of the Week: Humber Bridge

This image of the Humber Bridge was captured by John Turner, of Scarborough Photographic Society.

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Olmotti the black rhino is  pictured left, with Bruce the white rhino.

View from the Zoo: Both rhino species are on endangered list

At Flamingo Land we are very lucky to have both black rhinoceros as well as white rhinoceros and this week we will be letting you know the differences between the two species.

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Hawfinch.

Country Diary: Ornithologists on lookout for handsome bird

Guess what? Whilst driving through Brompton village past the church, a small party of ornithologists were seen gazing intently at trees in the churchyard. What had caught their attention? Hawfinches! These handsome, rare birds are seldom seen high in tree tops, but this year has produced some large flocks in Yorkshire. The massive bill and rather short tail give the hawfinch a most distinctive silhouette.

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Redundancy: its not the end of the world!

Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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TransPennine Express train waiting at Platform five at York Station.

Opinion: Customers deserve better from appalling rail service

What an appalling service I and many other passengers had to endure at the hands of TransPennine Express on the afternoon of Tuesday 29 January whilst awaiting trains from York to Scarborough.

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Oliver Barron

Favourite Things: Oliver Barron

Oliver is the music teacher and Head of Arts at St Augustine’s School, Scarborough, and has lived here for the past 15 years since taking his post. Here are some of his favourite places to visit and things to do in the Scarborough area.

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Paloma Faith

Music: Paloma Faith

York Racecourse, Saturday June 30

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Nostalgia: South Bay winter scene

Nostalgia: South Bay winter scene

A heavy blanket of snow covers Scarborough’s South Bay and castle headland in this wintry scene taken in the early years of the last century.

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Music: Jethro

Music: Jethro

Scarborough Spa, Tuesday January 8 at 7.30pm

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Joanne Clifton stars in Flashdance

Theatre: Flashdance

Bridlington Spa, March 14 to 17

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Curved Air

Music: Curved Air

Market Hall, St Helen’s Scarborough, Thursday March 1. Doors open at 8pm

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Just down the Road: Finding Nana

Just down the Road: Finding Nana

York Theatre Royal Studio, Saturday February 24 at 2pm and 7.45pm

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Music: Bon Jovi Experience

Music: Bon Jovi Experience

Scarborough Spa, Saturday March 3 at 7.30pm

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Tom Townsend

Music: Tom Townsend in concert

Hunmanby Community Centre, Saturday March 3 at 7.30pm; Mojo’s Cafe, Victoria Road, Scarborough Wednesday March 7 at 4pm; Watermark Cafe, North Bay Scarborough, Sunday at 6pm

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One for the Diary: Fame, YMCA Theatre, Scarborough

One for the Diary: Fame, YMCA Theatre, Scarborough

April 10 to 14

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Futurist Theatre, summer season 1996. Shows seven nights a week.''Showing, Sunday, The Grumbleweeds, Monday Voulez Vouz, Tuesday Showtoppers, Wednesday Magic, Thursday Chuckle Brothers, Friday and Saturday Joe Longthorne

Opinion: How we have lost such wonderful inheritance

Having been 
active in the light entertainment industry as a producer, director and lighting designer for in excess of 50 years, I find it difficult not to put pen to paper by way of a comment upon Scarborough’s seemingly rapid demise to its present level. Sad to admit however, this is very much a sign of the times with many similar resorts having progressively suffered the same fate over the years.

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Painting shows the last-ever Frost Fair on the River Thames in 1814.

Nostalgia: Age of tempestuous winters

Usually ignored by historians, even when it seriously affected many more people in the past than it does nowadays, was the critical factor of weather. Between about 1790 and about 1830 Scarborough and the north-east coast and country seem to have suffered exceptional extremes. In the letters, diaries, official reports, newspapers and autobiographies written during these years there are innumerable references to severe winters of prolonged low temperatures and heavy falls of snow; days of torrential rain; and frequent gales, so strong that they were sometimes called “whirlwinds”. Living through these tempestuous times you could be forgiven for believing that another ice age was on its way.

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Otters at Flamingo Land enjoy tucking into the otter cake.

View from the Zoo: Otter cake on the menu for birthday treat

The staff at Flamingo Land are celebrating the first birthday of our two youngest otters.

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Dining Out: Holy Moly’s Deep South Kitchen, A64 at Flaxton

When you walk in a restaurant and sitting in front of you are four blokes wearing chicken hats, you know what you’re in for.

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Jan Birley

Favourite Things: Author Jan Birley

Author Jan Birley grew up in Scarborough and now lives near Selby with her husband Tony, several horses, dogs and cats and, occasionally, any number of her three grown-up children. Written under the pseudonym of Josie King, Jan has recently released her debut novel, Planet Fran – Population One, available on Amazon.

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