New picture framing business in Appleton-le-moors

Artists John Creighton and his wife Anne Thalheim have opened a new picture framing business from their studio in Appleton-le-Moors. Picture framing service From budget to full archive quality. Framing with an artist’s eye for detail. We also make high quality gicle prints of art works and photographs. Telephone : 01751 417888 Please do leave […]

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House of the month: Quay Street Scarborough

‘House of the Month’ has taken a rest while we were all too busily engaged with festive celebrations to think of moving, but now it’s back. Casting about Cundalls’ website, as we do, for something a bit out of the ordinary, we came across a house in Scarborough which fulfils this criterion like none we’ve […]

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KMS History Group Latest!

Do you have a connection to Kirby Mills? We have just completed our latest book on this quiet hamlet, which will be available from Thursday 18th February  2016 priced £10. There will also be a selection of photos on display and a chance to speak to Ann Wilson who researched much of the book, with contributions from others. The […]

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Calling for walks from Ryedale’s towns!

Do you have a favourite walk from a town in Ryedale? If so ‘Visit Ryedale’, the tourism team at Ryedale District Council, would love to hear from you! Visit Ryedale is working with digital walking guide business ‘iFootpath’ to create walking guides from the 5 market towns in Ryedale; Malton, Norton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. […]

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This week’s good cause (41/52): Wildflower meadows

We are blessed here in North Yorkshire with not one but two National Parks, and while the Moors are on our doorstep, the Dales are not far away, offer a quite different experience, and are well worth the extra drive for a day out. Our cause this week is the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, supporting […]

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Young people’s views sought on North Yorkshire

Young people are being asked to complete a survey about their aspirations and their thoughts on life in North Yorkshire, including jobs, transport and technology. A group of Young Advisors employed by North Yorkshire County Council were requested by Business and Enviromental Services to ask young people some questions about life in North Yorkshire. The […]

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North Yorkshire LEADER Programme now open

LEADER Programme now open

The North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) is pleased to announce that the North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme now open having been officially launched today (Monday 8 February). Applications for funding from local businesses, individuals, communities and organisations are now being accepted. The NYMNPA has successfully secured £2.336 million of European […]

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Rag rugging workshop

Coming up next in the WEA Saturday courses in Pickering is a rag rugging workshop with tutor Gerry Rushton. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created a small item using ‘hooky rug’ techniques, skills which can of course then be used to make much larger items at home.  Bring your own material […]

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Happy new year!

A happy new year to those members of our community celebrating the lunar new year and the arrival of the Year of the Monkey.

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Next Manor Vale work day

Fancy some coppicing in an ancient woodland? The next Manor Vale work day is on Saturday 13th February. We start around 10am and finish by general agreement. Please let me know if you are coming. Best wishes Keith Dowell keithdowell@googlemail.com

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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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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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Kirkby Library celebrates National Libraries Day!

Kirkby Library would like to invite you to a National Libraries Day event tomorrow, 10am – 12.30, in the library lounge. There will be coffee/tea and hot cross buns, served courtesy of Kirkbymoorside Spar. Everyone welcome!  

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Ryedale Family History Group February meeting

Ryedale Family History Group are looking forward to a “reet gud laff” at the next meeting when the speaker will be Adam Collier who will be talking about ‘Tales from the Dales’, on Wednesday 17 February at 7.30 pm at The Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham, York, YO62 4LF. Adam Collier is very well known […]

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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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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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February highlights at Helmsley Arts Centre

Here’s a selection of what’s on at Helmsley Arts Centre this month.

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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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Actor chosen to play Jesus in the 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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New Natural Health Centre class

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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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Kirkbymoorside WI 2016 Calendar of events

Our WI meets on Mondays in the Methodist Chapel rooms. New members will be made most welcome and visitors may attend a couple of meetings before deciding whether or not to join. For further information please contact the President, Christine Martin, on 01751 431572. 1 Feb 2.15 Craft Workshop, with Pilla Pickles 2 March 2.15 […]

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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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Quiz and supper fundraiser for cancer research

The Helmsley Committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research has organised a quiz and fish and chip supper on Febraury 25, to raise funds for their very worthwhile cause.  See below for ticket information.

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Bad weather and the 128 bus service

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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This week’s good cause (40/52): the NSPCC

The NSPCC needs no introduction, being a well-established national charity that everyone has heard of. But just to remind ourselves of what they are about, here is their mission statement: We stand up for children in England by finding the best ways to prevent abuse and neglect and influencing the Westminster government to take action. […]

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was one of our early “good causes“, and since then its cost have risen by some £2000 a day.  This vital service continues to need our support.  Please give generously.

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