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Half term events in the National Park

From treasure hunts and high-octane thrills to spooky crafts and autumnal activities, there’s plenty happening in the North York Moors this October half term. Information on all events and details of how to book can be found here. The National Trust’s Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hood’s Bay is the place to head on Saturday […]

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Hit and run incident in Helmsley

On Sunday 19th October 2014 (yesterday), at approximately 1750hrs, a hit and run non injury road traffic collision occurred on Pottergate in Helmsley. A white Mazda 2 hatchback was parked close to the junction with Ryegate when another unknown vehicle struck the car causing extensive damage to the rear wing. The vehicle failed to stop […]

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Have a happy Halloween!

Halloween is traditionally a night when children enjoy dressing up and going ‘trick or treating’ around houses in the neighbourhood. Many householders are happy to hand over sweets or biscuits to children who are just having fun. However, occasionally groups of young people knock at every door whether they know the residents or not, demanding […]

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Looking for somewhere to call home…

We’re a professional couple looking for a house to rent in the Ryedale area. We’re looking for…. – A rural location – A home with some character – A garden, preferably with storage – We would like a long term let of at least 12 months What we can promise you… – A professional couple […]

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People needed for LEADER Executive Group

The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER Programme is seeking 11 representatives from the voluntary and private sectors to join an Executive Group that will decide how a pot of around £3 million can best be spent. Proposals for a new LEADER Programme to run for six years from 1 January 2015 were […]

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Meeting – Ryedale Family History Group

At our meeting this coming Wednesday, the 15th October, our speaker is Linda Turnbull from the North Yorkshire County Record Office. Yes, we have seen Linda before, and we welcome her back with some further insight into the depths of the archives in a talk about Quarter Sessions records. Quarter Sessions records are a really […]

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Potash application documents now online‏

At the end of September, the North York Moors National Park Authority received a planning application from York Potash Ltd for the development of a new potash mine to the south of Whitby, the underground extraction of polyhalite from beneath the National Park and the construction of a tunnel through the National Park to transport […]

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The Vikings in Yorkshire

“The Vikings in Yorkshire” is the next in the winter series of talks offered by the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society. The speaker is Professor Joyce Hill, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds. The Vikings came to Yorkshire as invaders, and remained as settlers. We can see evidence of their presence […]

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Two new exhibitions at Inspired by … Gallery

Next week sees two new exhibitions open at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby. Lingering Presence brings together the work of photographer Phil Cornelius, pastel artist Keith Blessed and candle-maker Chris Jones, while Quilting for all Seasons highlights quilted works by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group. Both exhibitions start on 15 October and entry is […]

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Have you spotted someone acting suspiciously?

The Police have appealed for information on any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in the Helmsley area between 3am and 4am on Friday 3rd October 2014, after the National Parks Office was broken into. Please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12140170172 with any information – you may have been out late and […]

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Is Fracking Safe?

Ian R Crane is conducting a ten night tour of North Yorkshire with a completely fact based talk on the many elements of fracking and whether it is right for Ryedale. Ian worked in the oil industry for over 30 years and really knows his stuff. The talk goes some way to answering the most […]

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Get crafty this Christmas with museum’s courses

With the festive season fast approaching, Ryedale Folk Museum is offering the perfect opportunity to kick-start your creative Christmas with a programme of craft courses. Ryedale Folk Museum is championing handmade gifts for Christmas this year and is encouraging visitors to plan early and ‘make your own’. The museum is offering a selection of Christmas […]

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Potash Planning application latest

The North York Moors National Park Authority is expecting to receive a planning application from York Potash Ltd today for the development of a new potash mine to the south of Whitby, the underground extraction of polyhalite from beneath the National Park and the construction of a tunnel through the National Park to transport the […]

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October walks with Ryedale Walking Group

October walks with the Ryedale Walking Group, with a nice variety of distances. The next walk is on Saturday 4th October, in the Hambleton Hills, starting in Scawton. The walk is 7.5 miles (moderate) and with parking/start at 10.30am by The Green, Scawton (SE549836). The walk will be led by Andrew. For further details tel: […]

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October walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in October with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers. 5th October: Wheeldale Bridge 11 miles, grid ref. SE 803 970, Leader M Waind. 10.00 am start. AND Wharram Percy Car Park 10 miles, grid ref. SE 867 644, Leader N. Emery. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed on either […]

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New app helps make your home burglar-proof

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) has launched an on-line app to help you make sure you don’t become the victim of burglars. BurglarProof is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to help you assess your home’s security. A quarter of all burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves taking advantage of an unlocked door or window. […]

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Star at Harome retrieves Michelin star

The Star Inn in Harome,  run by celebrity chef Andrew Pern, has regained the coveted Michelin star it held from 2002 to 2011, after inspectors found it served dishes with assured flavours and a skilled, classical style. It was one of only 14 restaurants in the UK to be upgraded to Michelin star status, which […]

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More from Frack Free Ryedale

Whether you are a committed opponent of fracking, or undecided and looking for more information, you might be interested in meetings organised by Frack  Free Ryedale including a talk by Ian Crane, an ex-oilfield executive, followed by a question and answer session. Meetings will take place in Helmsley on October 8, and Kirkby Misperton Village […]

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A Month in the Country, a touring production from North Country Theatre

This year’s touring production from North County Theatre is “A Month in the Country”, adapted from the novel of the same name by J.L. Carr, and directed by Nobby Dimon (who conceived the adaptation of “The 39 Steps”, still showing to widespread acclaim). Two men, an artist and an archaeologist, recently returned from the horrors […]

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Fundraisers for the RNLI

The RNLI describes itself, quite simply, as “the charity that saves lives at sea”. It provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, it is committed to saving lives. You may think this is all […]

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Countryfile from the North York Moors

This Sunday’s BBC Countryfile (28 September) is set in the North York Moors National Park and highlights the One Man and his Dog competition, which this year is being held at Byland Abbey. Presenter Helen Skelton, with help from Tricia Hutchinson from Real Staithes, dyed a local fleece pink using brambles picked at Carr House […]

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Information on renewable energy

Yorkshire Energy Partnership and Ryedale District Council are working together to promote renewable energy technologies and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in our area. The RHI, launched earlier this year, is a Government scheme which pays householders to generate and use renewable energy for heating their home. Installing technologies such as ground- or air-source heat […]

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