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Great poetry at the Ryedale Festival

The programme for the 2014 Ryedale Festival is now available, and you can download a full copy from the Festival’s splendid new web site. In addition to the usual feast of musical entertainment, the Festival offers a couple of unexpected gems in the form of two outstanding poets. No lesser person that the Poet Laureate […]

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This week’s good cause (5/52): the Neptune Coastline Campaign

We’ve had a couple of weeks of sad causes, designed to help when things go wrong in life, so this week we thought it was time to feature a happy cause, and make everyone smile. Living as we do in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, we have no shortage of scenery […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-pickers journal (14th April)

No. 28: Luxury Litter   Sometimes the Crap Fairy is not a twinkly and happy fairy. Sometimes the Crap Fairy is a little bit of an angry fairy – and one of those times is now. In fact, do forgive me if these words are harder than usual to read because of the little marks […]

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Easter timetable for the 128 bus

If you are planning to be out and about by bus over the Easter holiday, note that EYMS  buses (including the 128 Helmsley to Scarborough service) run to special schedules over the Easter weekend: Good Friday: Sunday services will run on most routes today. Service X20, 350 & Goole Town buses will run normal Friday […]

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Home grown and fast growing!

The Homegrown Food Fest is one of fastest growing food festivals in Yorkshire. This year it’s happening one week before the Tour De France Grand Départ, providing a brilliant opportunity for visitors to sample what this region has to offer. TV celebrity chef Brian Turner will be heading a fantastic line-up of chefs in the […]

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A Gillamoor Gardener – April 2014

FULLY SPRUNG – the joys & sorrows There’s no denying we are in the full joys of Spring (we savoured the carpet of Snowdrops down Gillamoor Bank and the Daffodils have not disappointed either), but with the smiles brought on by flowers, buds and bird-song, comes a little bit of sadness too, as it becomes undeniably […]

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Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel building work

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Can you help find Molly?

At around 5pm on Friday 28th March our lovely Golden Retriever Molly went missing when we were out walking in Lowna near Gillamoor. So it is now two weeks and despite trying every avenue she has not returned to us. Molly is 12 years old. If you have any information please PHONE 01751 411992 – […]

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Easter treat from the Berlin Philharmonic

If you are already weary of family fun trails to find eggs and Easter bunnies, and want a little grown up entertainment over the holiday, why not treat yourself to a concert by the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?  No, you don’t have to fly to Berlin, the concert is being broadcast live at 6.00 […]

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Scott Bikes Test Day at Dalby

Dalby Bike Barn, in the Great Yorkshire Forest of Dalby is hosting an exclusive bike test day with one of the world’s leading bike manufacturers Scott. There will be a full range of ladies and gents bikes available on the day. And whether you’re new to cycling or an expert, there will be entry level […]

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Kirkbymoorside Easter Church Services

Details of the all the denominations church services over the Easter period for Kirkbymoorside and surrounding villages within the parish: Details click here: Easter Services 2014

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Choice of walks with Ryedale Walking Group

A combination of better weather and lighter nights make it a good time to get out your walking boots. Ryedale Walking Group has two walks coming up shortly, including the first evening walk of the year, a nice short one, so you can break yourself in easily if you haven’t walked for a while. The […]

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Hurricane P3154

The day a Hurricane crashed near Kirkbymoorside

Details of this flight are vague at present but what is known that at 20.00hrs on 20th July 1940 the above aircraft’s engine cut out when the engine was starved of fuel. This was later put down to the pilot’s misunderstanding how the petrol system cocks worked. He made a landing near Kirkbymoorside but the […]

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Kirkbymoorside burglary

A burglary occurred in Westfield Mews, Kirkbymoorside between approximately 1pm and 2pm today. A stolen laptop was discovered soon afterwards near the recycling bins. Did anyone see any suspicious persons or vehicles around that time ? If so, please ring the Police on 101 quoting incident reference number 12140055949 – any information at all may […]

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Women’s Institute Centenary celebrations hit the rails

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) welcomes the Woman’s Institute (WI) on Friday 11th April as two members of the North Yorkshire East Federation carry a special centenary baton on the 2pm service from Whitby to Pickering as part of the WI’s centenary celebrations. The special centenary baton will be carried on the NYMR as […]

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Caravan theft, witnesses sought

A caravan was stolen from a lay-by opposite the Appletree Inn, Marton, between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm on Saturday April 5. The Elddis is cream with green stripes and has the registration number X957KRX. Anyone with information should contact Malton police on 101, select option two and ask for Gemma Thwaites, email gemma.thwaites@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or […]

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Summer programme for Helmsley Arts Centre

The summer brochure for Helmsley Arts Centre is out now. Introducing the season’s programmes, Artistic Director Em Whitfield Brooks said: Welcome to the summer season, where we’ve rich themes, including Shakespeare, Writing, WW1, and The Sea interweaving through the programmes – something for everyone is guaranteed! We’re grateful to our volunteers without whom we couldn’t […]

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Pickering Library host World Book Night event

World Book Night on 23rd April is a national celebration of reading and books that sees passionate volunteers give away specially printed World Book Night books, and also books of their own, in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. Across […]

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Ryedale Festival programme

Excitement is mounting as the time approaches for announcement of the full programme for this year’s Ryedale Festival. It has become a tradition that most of the Festival programme will remain under wraps until the Launch Concert, which takes place this coming Friday, but just to whet your appetite here are a few leaks from […]

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This week’s good cause (4/52): the Snowdrop Appeal

Last week we featured a charity looking after those with problems in their later years; this week we look at a group helping at the very start of life, or rather, when life fails to start. Given the advances in medical science in the twentieth century, and the number of folk we all know with […]

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Step into Spring at Ryedale Folk Museum

Step into Spring at Ryedale Folk Museum

Explore your natural heritage and step into spring with the Ryedale Folk Museum’s spring-watch themed events and activities throughout April. Ryedale Folk Museum is inspiring children to enjoy the great outdoors and explore nature’s garden through a number of spring-watch themed activities. The museum is using its Easter holiday events to raise awareness of and […]

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A beautiful evening light in Kirkbymoorside

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Natwest Bank, Kirkbymoorside closing Aug 7th

Kirkbymoorside Natwest Bank to close

The Kirkbymoorside Natwest branch will close along with 43 other RBS sites across the UK after the bailed-out lender witnessed a 30pc drop in branch transactions since 2010. Most of the closures are of NatWest branches. A spokesman for taxpayer-backed RBS said: “Banking has changed significantly over the last few years as more and more […]

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Playathon for children’s hospice

We wouldn’t normally advertise the activities of other town bands, having a perfectly splendid one of our own, but this event sounds such fun, in a good cause, that we couldn’t resist. The Malton White Star Band is staging a ‘Playathon’, a marathon of music to raise funds for the Martin House Children’s Hospice “Good […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-picker’s journal (5th April)

Success! The first part of my litter-picking goal for the year has been achieved: I have finished a deep-clean of the 1 km stretch of the A170 between the Eastern edge of Helmsley and the end of Riccal Dale – including all those lovely ditches I wrote about last time. So now all I need […]

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Changes to Give or Take Day 27th April!

Due to a mix-up, deliveries of goods for the next Famous Give or Take Day can now only be accepted on the day, and not the evening before. Anyone who would like to deliver goods can bring them to the side door of the Memorial Hall from 7.30 am on Sunday 27th April. To allow a […]

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You won’t sleep well if you buy one of these

North Yorkshire Trading Standards has been investigating a number of reports from all over North Yorkshire of a trader operating from a white Ford Transit van selling mattresses. The explanation given to consumers is that the mattresses originate from a company due to go into liquidation and he is working on behalf of the company […]

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Kirkby-based businesses – an evening exploring Social Media

Next Wednesday evening, in the convivial atmosphere of the Penny Bank Cafe, you are to invited to an informal get-together to look at a big issue … Social Media - being in business possibly you’ll also know it as Social Marketing. Questions you could be asking yourself are: What’s it all about? How relevant is it […]

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Eat, drink and be merry! Ryedale School Wine Quiz

Taking place at Scotts of Helmsley. Doors open at 7.30pm. Ticket price £15 includes fish and chip supper (veggie option) and wine. Want to find out more? Then watch the slide show (best viewed on desktop, not tablet): Tickets from Ryedale School Reception – phone 01439 771 665. Organised by the Ryedale School PTA in […]

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Menzown Kirkbymoorside April

Menzown – Kirkbymoorside had a hospital?

a talk. April 14th at the Kings Head Hotel.

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