Criminal’s cash: Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole is being given £2,920 by the police. The money, seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act, will go towards the building of a new exhibit, a glass furnace shelter.

Top venue: The Black Swan, in Helmsley, has been voted the North-East regional finalist in the best venue category of the Wedding Industry Awards 2013 for the second year running. The national final will be held in January.

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