World Book Night 2015 in Kirkbymoorside

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, […]

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Greens contest local elections

On the back of the Green surge that has led to Greens membership reaching 60000 members, more than the Liberal Democrats and UKIP , the Green Party has 12 candidates in the general election and council election right across Thirsk, Malton and Filey. Green Party Candidate for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, Chris Newsam said that […]

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Town councillors elected unopposed

With all the excitement of a general election, it’s easier to overlook what’s going on closer to home. For example, we have an election for the Kirkbymoorside Town Council. However, there were not more nominees than seats, so there will be no balloting, and the following have been declared duly elected: Ashworth, Henry Angus Brampton, […]

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Runners at the start of the Kirkbymoorside 10K 2014

Kirkbymoorside 10K entry form

If you haven’t already signed up for the annual Kirkbymoorside 10K on Sunday May 3rd there is still time. Kirkbymoorside 10k Entry Form 2015 (PDF)

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Don’t miss Secret Britain tonight – BBC1 9.00pm

The Mysterious Moors of Yorkshire is the subject of tonight’s show with local glass artists Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones featured! Ellie and Adam go on a journey around the mysterious moors of North Yorkshire. Adam meets the farmer whose dad discovered a secret Roman villa some 50 years ago while ploughing. Finds of Roman […]

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WEA day school on geology of Ryedale churches

Geologist Richard Myerscough continues his occasional series of day schools on local geology in relation to local building, for the Pickering branch of the WEA, with a look at “Churches in the Landscape – a study of Ryedale Churches” on Saturday May 9. The day begins at Malton Railway station at 10.00 am, and continues […]

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Ryedale School exhibition at Nunnington Hall

Ryedale School art students exhibit at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall is hosting an exhibition of work by Ryedale School’s art students. The exhibition features pieces produced by pupils as part of their GCSE coursework and examinations for this year. On display until Sunday, May 10, the work includes a wide range of styles and demonstrates the use of a range of media, including […]

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Nominations list for the Thirsk & Malton Constituency

Please find the Statement of Persons Nominated for the Thirsk and Malton Constituency on 7 May 2015. Anyone not on the register of electors will not be able to vote in the election. There is still time for people to register and this can be done online before the deadline of Monday 20 April. Alternatively, […]

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Canine watch starts today

The Canine Watch initiative is rolling out across Kirkbymoorside with effect from today! PDF of Canine Watch poster PDF of Canine Watch Registration form

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UK National Parks annual photo competition launched - picture of woman with camera

UK National Parks annual photo competition

Visitors are urged to capture ‘Landscapes of Plenty’ in UK National Parks annual photo competition. Join the UK’s National Parks family in celebrating Britain’s Landscapes of Plenty. You could win a new pair of boots from outdoor specialist Merrell. UK National Parks annual photo competition runs until 31 May 2015 Photographers of all ages and skill […]

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24 hour telephone helpline for hate crime victims

A new 24-hour telephone helpline has been launched to assist victims of hate crime in North Yorkshire, as part of a campaign by North Yorkshire Police to tackle the issue county-wide. Hate crime is defined as any act of hostility or violence which is directed at a person because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion […]

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When ‘no further action’ is not acceptable

Victims now have the right to appeal against a Police “No further action” decision. Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme A new national scheme, agreed by The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), now offers victims a stronger voice in terms of how their case is handled. The Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme gives […]

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‘Tidy Up Your Town’ – Monday 4th May

It’s time to pull together and make Kirkbymoorside a tidier and better place to live for us all. Let Monday 4th May go to waste and ‘Tidy Up Your Town’!

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The Ryedale Group win Stationers’ Company Innovator of the Year

Kirkbymoorside based The Ryedale Group have been acclaimed as The Stationers’ Company Innovator of the Year 2014. Many congratulations to the whole staff team. Here’s MD John Buffoni’s reflections on the award and how his company have successfully evolved in a fast-changing world. The invitation to write a Thought Piece has prompted an occasion for […]

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Barrie Rutter in the title role

Lear with laughs

I saw Paul Schofield as King Lear at Stratford some time in the early 1960s, and the fact that I remember it fifty odd years later means it must have been a pretty powerful performance. Then I saw Ian McKellan in the role, at Stratford again, just a couple of years ago, and that was […]

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Ryedale Tour de Yorkshire Spectator Guides available

Ryedale District Council has produced a spectator guide for the Tour de Yorkshire when it passes through the district on 1st & 2nd May. There are 2000 available for distributon therefore if you would like any to display at your attraction, parish hall, village hub etc please let me know what quantity you would like […]

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Scarborough Symphony Orchestra gives a nod to Sir Henry Wood

The Scarborough Symphony Orchestra continues its 2015 series with a concert entitled “A Nod to Sir Henry Wood” on Saturday May 9. The programme has five pieces: the world première of Paul Wilson’s “fig j”; Glière’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano with Elaine Dave soprano; Danse Macabre by Saint-Saëns; Liadov ‘s The Enchanted Lake; and finally […]

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“Oliver!” in Pickering

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Education during Dickens'Time

Talk – Education during Dickens’ time

Ryedale Family History Group, are pleased to welcome Linda McCarthy of the Charles Dickens (Malton) Society as the guest speaker, at the next meeting which is on Wednesday 15 April at 7 pm for 7.30pm start, at The Royal British Legion Club, Adela Shaw, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6JE. The topic of the talk is called ‘Spare […]

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A talk about Photography

The April meeting of Kirkbymoorside’s Menzown takes place on Monday 13th April at the Kings Head, 7.00pm for a 7.30 start. The subject is Photography by Michael Ward. New members are welcome and the first visit is free, so why not come along for an evening of discussion followed by some conversation over a small […]

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Next Messy Church – 20th April

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Michael Clarke quits Kirkbymoorside Town Council

Michael Clarke quits Kirkbymoorside Council

Past to Presents shop owner Michael Clarke quits Kirkbymoorside Council after war of words. The following is from the Malton & Pickering Mercury: Michael Clarke – the brother of former Home Secretary, Health secretary and Government Cabinet member Ken Clarke – has quit. He has accused the town authority of not revealing information regarding the […]

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‘Old ladies’ (of any age or sex) wanted for drama at SJT

Plenty of opportunities around for aspiring thesps to perform with professionals: following West Side Story in York, and The Kissing Ring in Helmsley comes The Ladykillers at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, seeking amateur actors to join the chorus of old ladies. The Ladykillers sees a motley crew of misfits pose as amateur musicians […]

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Reminder: Give or Take Day this Sunday

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Two more parliamentary candidates for Thirsk and Malton

Two more candidates have added their names to the list for election as MP for the Thirsk and Malton constituency, bringing the total to seven. John Clark, leader of the Liberal Party on Ryedale District and North Yorkshire County councils, will stand as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate in May’s election for the third time. […]

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Talk on Anglo-Saxon and Viking York

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society’s winter series of talks concludes on Friday April 17 with “York: the Lost Centuries” by Dr Ailsa Mainman from the York Archaeological Trust. The talk will cover Dr Mainman’s current research on Anglo-Saxon and early Viking age York. Dr Mainman’s late husband, Dr Richard Hall, led the five year excavation […]

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Brief Lives, one man show in Appleton, April 9

Almost on our doorstep, at Appleton-le-Moors Village Hall, Other Lives Productions will be presenting Patrick Garland’s Brief Lives, a highly amusing one-man show which follows a day in the life of John Aubrey, the seventeenth century diarist. Old John Aubrey takes his audience by the hand and, with a twinkle in his eye, leads you […]

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Steam Gala weekends on the NYMR

The annual Spring Steam Gala on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will take place this year on the two weekends of April 17 – 19 and 24 – 26. For the first time ever, GWR Class 4900 No. 4936 ‘Kinlet Hall’ will be visiting the NYMR and will be joined by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 […]

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Zoe Gilby plays Pickering Memorial Hall – 30th April

Acclaimed jazz vocalist and songwriter Zoe Gilby is joined by a trio of musicians in this compelling evening of original songs and well-known covers, with interpretations ranging from Pink Floyd to Kate Bush. Excellent! Deserves wider recognition and a major record deal!” BBC Radio 2 An impressive performance from a sophisticated young singer. Her voice […]

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Rubbish reminder

Monday is of course a public holiday, so don’t forget that Ryedale District Council’s refuse collection in Kirkbymoorside will take place one day late, on Tuesday.  This collection will be re-cyclables, in accordance with the normal pattern.

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