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HAHS talk on Chariot Burials

The winter series of talks offered by Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society continues with Dr Melanie Giles on “Chariot Burials of Britain”. The Iron Age chariot burials of North, West and particularly East Yorkshire, are an internationally renowned phenomenon. Containing the complete or dismantled remains of two-wheeled vehicles and horse trappings, these burials are often […]

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Important advice re Bogus / Door Step Traders

In December 2015 the UK was hit by three severe storms resulting in widespread flooding across the North of England and Scotland.   The NFIB would like to make flood victims aware of the possible threat that Rogue Traders and Bogus Trades People pose to them and others.  Buying on your doorstep can be convenient. […]

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Free wi-fi on EYMS buses

EYMS has announced that bus passengers in the region can now enjoy free access to the internet as they travel around, with the launch of high-speed Wi-Fi in 16 buses. Don’t get too excited, however, as these buses will mainly be on services other than the 128, but there will also be a couple of […]

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Piaf: the Songs, at the Helmsley Arts Centre

At Helmsley Arts Centre, a celebration of Edith Piaf devised in 2015, the 100th anniversary of her birth. Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s & 50s and remains France’s most popular singer. Piaf’s life was the stuff of legend, from her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of […]

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Where to see snowdrops

One of the things guaranteed to offer a little cheer in this dismal weather is the sight of snowdrops opening their delicate little flowers. They are popping up here and there in our gardens, but the more flowers, the more cheer. So where to see them in profusion? The National Gardens Scheme tells us: Supported […]

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Marie Curie call for volunteers

Marie Curie is appealing for people in Helmsley to donate their time to collect for the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal on 5th March. The charity needs volunteers to encourage people in the local community to give a donation and wear a daffodil pin. The money raised from the Great Daffodil Appeal will help Marie […]

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Actor chosen for Jesus in York Mystery Plays

York Minster is delighted to announce that Philip McGinley will play the lead role in this summer’s hotly-anticipated York Minster Mystery Plays. The 34-year-old actor, who is currently starring in an adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Husbands and Sons at the National Theatre, will play the iconic role of Jesus. Philip, who was born in Liverpool, […]

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Love is in the air at Hovingham market

From Hovingham Village Market: For the food lovers in your life, we bring joy with a fabulous array of locally produced, artisanal delights to tickle and tantalise those taste buds. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you can find something unique for that special person in your life with over 40 stalls to choose […]

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Ryedale hit by thieving spree

Monday night was a busy night for thieves! A Karcher HDS7-10 Power Washer Serial No 012654 was stolen yesterday from a farm in Ryton. Any information please ring 101 ref NYP-02022016-0322 Overnight a store shed at Ebberston Cricket Club was broken into. Nothing believed stolen. Any information please ring 101 ref 12160019052 Overnight power tools […]

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Beekeeping course

Ryedale Beekeeping Association is again offering its popular Beekeeping for Beginners course, which is open to anyone who thinks they might be interested in keeping bees. You do not have to be a member of the Association. The course comprises 6 indoor sessions held in Oswaldkirk Village Hall (YO62 5XZ) from 7.00 to 9.00pm on […]

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National Trails donation scheme

The National Trails are the best known and best loved trails in England and Wales. They offer everyone the opportunity to explore our wonderful countryside. They’re free to use and are maintained to the very highest standards. The trails are looked after by highly skilled and dedicated staff. All trail managers want to continue to […]

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Police numbers to increase

North Yorkshire Police is to launch a two-year recruitment drive designed to boost officer numbers to 1,400. In addition, it also aims to increase numbers of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to 200 from 183. This represents a significant increase from current police officer levels of 1,343, which have been reduced from the budgeted number […]

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Elderly care service establish Malton base

Home Instead Senior Care is an organisation that you won’t have heard of until you or a family member needs their services. They provide companionship-based care and support at home primarily for older people, but really for anyone who needs some help to maintain independence and quality of life. They have recently set up a […]

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Brodsky String Quartet at Helmsey Arts Centre

The Brodsky String Quartet is giving a concert at the Helmsley Arts Centre on Thursday 11 February, at 7.30pm. Since forming in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world, releasing over 50 recordings and attracting numerous awards and accolades worldwide. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire […]

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Bad weather and the 128 bus

From the EYMS: Although we’ve had quite a mild winter so far, some forecasts predict we may get some snow over the next few weeks. Just in case, here’s some advice on how to find out the latest information on the state of the roads, and how severe weather may be disrupting buses. • Follow […]

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February walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks during February: Saturday 6th February: a circular walk around the meeting of the Rivers Rye and Seph (7 miles moderate) 1225ft. Park/Start 10:30 am, Hawnby (SE 542893). Saturday 13th February: a “Figure of 8” walk from Appleton-le-Moors (10.1 miles moderate) 1325ft. Park/Start 10:00 am, Appleton-le-Moors […]

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The Hut People at Helmsley Arts Centre

Coming up at Helmsley Arts Centre: The Hut People, on Saturday 6 February, at 7.30pm Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from around the world, this excellent duo brings feel-good tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion and humour aplenty. Accordionist Sam Pirt and Percussionist Gary Hammond were part of such legendary acts as The […]

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Merry Wives, Northern Broadsides’ spring tour

Yorkshire based theatre company Northern Broadsides‘ spring touring production sees the inimitable Barrie Rutter as Falstaff in Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives”. But not ‘Merry Wives’ quite as Shakespeare envisaged it. Set in the 1920s and relocated to a posh Yorkshire country club, this ‘Merry Wives’ boasts a distinctively sporting theme – where the ‘anyone for tennis’ […]

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Local activities for RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of 30-31 January, 2016. They’ll also make a record of the other wildlife they see throughout the year, providing a vital snapshot of UK […]

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Dark Skies Festival, February 15 to 21

From the North York Moors National Park: The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise. We have some of the best night skies in the country. In an urban area you will be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night, but in an area of low light pollution, such as our National […]

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Film of the Theatre Royal’s Railway Children

This Easter Monday (28th March), cinemas nationwide will screen The Railway Children, a film of York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production performed in summer 2015 at the National Railway Museum, York. The film captures Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden’s imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s cherished novel on its return to its Yorkshire roots, and […]

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World Record Pub Quiz Attempt

All you pub quizzers out there should keep SUNDAY 7th FEBRUARY free, and help THE CROWN INN, Hutton Le Hole break the current world record for the most pub quiz contestants at one time. The quiz, set by PUBAID, and played by contestants in over 1000 UK pubs, replaces the regular monthly quiz nights held […]

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February walks with the Ramblers

Somewhat deterred by the weather, perhaps – and who can blame them? – the local branch of the Ramblers have just three walks on offer in February. They are: 7th February: 10.00 am start. Low Mill C.P. 10 miles, grid ref. SE 673 953, Leader I. Gibbs. 23rd February: 9.15 am start. 9.34am 840 Coastliner […]

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Forthcoming films at the Arts Centre

Lots of good films coming up at the Helmsley Arts Centre in the next couple of months, so if you missed them at the cinema, or fancy a second look, get on to the box office and get yourself a ticket.  Films are usually popular, so don’t delay.

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Acting Up in Helmsley!

Aspiring and experienced actors have the chance to hone their skills in a series of three one-day workshops at Helmsley Arts Centre which start on Sunday 31 January. The Craft of Acting, led by experienced director, performer and teacher Josie Campbell BA (Hons), PGCE, FTCL, comprises three full days – 31 January, 28 February and […]

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