TWO motocross bikes with a combined value of £11,000 have been stolen from an insecure shed. Thieves climbed over a courtyard wall in Barbeck, Thirsk, at 11.30pm on Monday, April 21, and left with the orange 450cc and 350cc KTM SXF motocross bikes through the courtyard’s gate with the bikes towards Thirsk Industrial Park. The 350cc model has the engine number 089350N. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or email

BOOK SIGNING: Knaresborough author Karyn Burnham will sign copies of her book about consicentious objectors, The Courage Of Cowards, at the Ripon Spa Hotel, Park Street, on Thursday, May 8, at 7.30 pm. For tickets, call 01765-606689.

TALKING SHOW: Actor Rani Moorthy who has appeared in TV shows Coronation Street and Cold Feet will perform a humourous show States of Verbal Undress, exploring how people talk, at Rural Arts, Thirsk, on Thursday, May 8, at 8pm. For tickets to the show, which cost £5, call 01845-526536 or visit

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COTTAGES BURGLED: Burglars broke into three holiday cottages in Aelfleda Terrace, Whitby, through the front doors, at 11.30pm on Thursday, April 24. Police were alerted after a resident saw torchlight near the properties. It is unknown if anything was stolen. Anyone with information should call police on 101.

OPEN DAY: Ripon City Golf Club will hold an open day on Monday, May 5, from 10am to 1pm, to promote lower cost membership categories available for juniors, those new to the game, and also those whose busy lifestyles or limited funds restrict playing opportunities. For details, visit