RIPON MP Julian Smith, has raised concerns in Parliament about websites that mislead people into thinking they are official Government sites. A number of constituents have contacted the MP over websites that charge additional fees for services. He said most people encounter the websites though advertisements on search result pages and that the National Trading Standards Board had launched an investigation.

MP SURGERY: Thirsk and Malton MP Anne McIntosh will be hold a constituents’ surgery in Thirsk town centre next Friday (March 28), from 5pm to 6pm. Constituents will be told the location of the surgery when they book an appointment. For details, call 01845-523835 or email

CLUB TALK: Thirsk Hard of Hearing Club will meet at East Thirsk Community Centre on Thursday, April 3, at 1.45pm for a talk by extra care developer Housing 21 about the redevelopment of Cherry Garth residential home in Chapel Street. For transport, call 01845-537444.

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MOVIE TIMES: The Ritz Cinema, in Thirsk, will screen The Invisible Woman (12A), from Friday, (March 21) until Thursday (March 27), at 7.30pm. There will be a matinee showing on Wednesday (March 26) at 2.30pm. For details, call 01845-524751 or visit

GIFT EVENT: A spring fair, featuring crafts and home-made Mother’s Day gifts produced by local businesses, will be held at the Golden Fleece, Thirsk, on Saturday (March 22), from 10am to 3pm.

CHORAL SHOW: Belles Cantos will perform a spring serenade at All Saints RC Church, Castlegate, Thirsk, on Saturday, March 29, at 7.30pm, to raise funds for the church building. For tickets, costing £5 for adults – entry for children is free – visit White Rose BookCafe or on the door.