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Boys saved in Whitby beach drama

2:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

TWO young boys have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea by the pier at Whitby.

Gull grounded by cruel yobs

The Northern Echo:

3:24pm Monday 25th August 2014

SADISTIC yobs have been blamed after a young herring gull was found covered in thick red paint.

Squashed penguin recovers after tight-fitting trousers treatment

The Northern Echo: HAPPY FEET: The penguin chick with straightened legs following treatment

5:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A PENGUIN chick which suffered splayed legs after his parents squashed him is on the road to recovery after being fitted with tight-fitting trousers.

Warning after spate of thefts

5:36pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE public are being urged not to leave valuable items in their vehicles after a sudden spate of thefts ion just one night.

Women tell of dramatic rescue mission to save boy who fell into sea off Whitby coast

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8:45pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A YOUNG boy was saved from drowning off the North Yorkshire coast after several members of the public mounted a dramatic rescue mission.

Woman found with head injuries near Whitby Abbey

The Northern Echo:

11:23am Thursday 14th August 2014

A WOMAN is in a critical condition after being found with head injuries in Whitby.

Lifeboat from famous rescue takes to the sea again

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC LIFEBOAT: The restored William Riley.

5:16pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A LIFEBOAT that played a key role in a dramatic rescue a century ago will be taking to the sea again this weekend.

Flooding hits caravan park

The Northern Echo: The sea at Scarborough in a bad mood!

8:23pm Sunday 10th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are battling to remove several thousand litres of water from a caravan park this evening.

Pedestrian and motorcyclist injured after bike comes off moors road

12:32pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN and motorcyclist were both seriously injured when the man’s bike careered off the road and collided with a group of people.

Spoof Iron Cross that ridiculed the enemy

The Northern Echo: PROPAGANDA  SPOOF: Jennifer Dunne, collections manager for Scarborough Museums Trust ,with the First World War propaganda Iron Cross.

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

A REMINDER of when death rained from the skies over coastal towns during the First World War has come to light.

Appeal to find missing ted

The Northern Echo: MISSING: Freya's cherished teddy

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

A MOTHER has put out an appeal to find her daughter’s teddy which has been her faithful companion since birth, but was recently lost on a shopping trip.

UPDATED: Woman, 57, and two children injured after car crashes down 150 metres down embankment in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:

11:10am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital today after a car she was driving crashed 150 metres down an embankment on the North York Moors.

Your old towels could help orphaned seals

The Northern Echo: HELP NEEDED: One of the orphaned seal;s in need of help.

4:47pm Thursday 31st July 2014

EVER wondered what to do with all those old and threadbare towels? Helping orphaned seals may well be the answer.

Lucky escape as boy, three, falls 20ft from harbour wall at Staithes

The Northern Echo: Great North Air Ambulance

10:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy fell 20ft from a North Yorkshire harbour wall - but escaped serious injury.

Girl's foot impaled by garden fork

11:48am Sunday 27th July 2014

FIRE crews had to be called to help paramedics free an eight-year-old girl, after a garden fork impaled her foot.

Villages embrace fundraising scarecrow competition in its 10th year

The Northern Echo: LION KING: This year's first prize was for a Disney-inspired creation

12:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VILLAGE residents have pulled out all the stops for a 10th anniversary fundraising scarecrow festival.

Murder squad detective's career in ruins after pub assault conviction

The Northern Echo: ASSAULT CHARGE: West Yorkshire Police Det Sgt Paul Whiteley at a previous hearing in Scarborough with Claire Hughes

6:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MURDER squad detective's career was in ruins last night (Wednesday, July 23) after he was? convicted of a drunken and "unprovoked" attack in a pub while shouting "I'm a copper. I will do what I like".

Seagull saved after cruel pranksters paint plumage yellow

The Northern Echo:

10:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SEAGULL with bright yellow plumage spotted near Scarborough lifeboat station proved not to be a rare migrant, but a victim of cruel pranksters.

"Drunk" detective accused of Whitby pub attack

The Northern Echo: ASSAULT CHARGE: West Yorkshire Police Det Sgt Paul Whiteley at a previous hearing in Scarborough with Claire Hughes

7:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DRUNKEN murder squad detective was "absolutely legless" when he ripped off his shirt and attacked a holidaymaker in a pub, a court heard today.

Whitby fisherman catches record-breaking 208lb fish off the coast of the Isle of Skye

The Northern Echo: BIG FISH: Daniel Bennett, 26, from Whitby, with his massive catch. Credit:

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire angler has landed the big one - the largest fish ever caught from the British shoreline.

Police name climber who fell to death at Runswick Bay as family say he died "doing something he loved"

The Northern Echo:

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have named the climber killed when he fell from cliffs near Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire on Friday.

Arrest after man falls to death from cliff in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:   GEORGE WILKINSON heads to the coast for a day out at Runswick Bay.

11:29am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after his climbing companion died after falling from a coastal cliff.

Seaside tourism employs more people than motor or pharmaceutical industries

The Northern Echo: LURE OF THE COAST: Whitby's quirky charm and literary heritage is helps draw visitors to the town all year round and supports hundreds of tourism jobs

5:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SEASIDE towns are reporting a boom as more people appear to be opting for “staycations” at the coast during tough economic times.

£2.8m park and ride scheme to ease resort congestion

The Northern Echo: CUTTING CONGESTION: Whitby, which has traditionally suffered parking issues during the peak tourist season

5:28pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A £2.8m parking scheme which aims to cut congestion at a seaside resort will open ahead of the school summer holidays.

Missing yachtsman found after huge North Sea search operation

6:09pm Friday 11th July 2014

A YACHTSMAN who sparked an international search operation after going missing in North Sea for more than a week has been found alive and well.

Teenager dies after smash on Moors

2:41pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A TEENAGER has died in hospital following a collision on the North York Moors last week.

Jessie J backs police anti-bullying campaign

The Northern Echo: UNITED FRONT: Constable Tracey Brewer, community support officer Karen Foster, and Constable Sara Widdrington with singer Jessie J

4:40pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

JESSIE J has backed a police anti-bullying campaign after speaking about her experiences of being tormented when she was younger.

Raising the profile of Northern Impressionist artists

The Northern Echo: SERENE: The Cottage Gate by Rowland Henry Hill, painted in 1912. One of the pieces of artwork going on display and sale in Whitby

2:02pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

MUSEUM quality paintings by a group of impressionist artists from North Yorkshire and the North-East have gone on sale.

Heartless thief targets pensioner and her disabled daughter

5:23pm Monday 7th July 2014

A THIEF targeted a 71-year-old woman and her disabled daughter in a theft that police have described as “an appalling crime”.

Leon Brittan 'quizzed over rape claim'

The Northern Echo:

12:39pm Sunday 6th July 2014

FORMER Home Secretary Leon Brittan has been questioned by police in connection with a rape allegation, it has been reported.

Potash mine firm 'confident' revised proposals will overcome environmental fears

The Northern Echo: UNDERGROUND PROJECT: A York Potash drilling rig to explore the depth, quality and thickness of the polyhalite underneath the North York Moors

6:04am Saturday 28th June 2014

THE firm behind plans to build a £1.5bn polyhalite mine in a national park says it is confident changes to its proposal will address environmental impact concerns.

Potash mine firm 'confident' revised proposals will overcome environmental fears

The Northern Echo: UNDERGROUND PROJECT: A York Potash drilling rig to explore the depth, quality and thickness of the polyhalite underneath the North York Moors

6:02am Saturday 28th June 2014

THE firm behind plans to build a £1.5bn polyhalite mine in a national park says it is confident changes to its proposal will address environmental impact concerns.

Angel's delight - thanks to big-hearted Jessie

The Northern Echo: ANGEL'S DELIGHT: Angel Sutton, middle, and her friend Beth Hiley, meet Jessie J.

6:23pm Thursday 26th June 2014

SINGING sensation Jessie J won the hearts of thousands when she invited one of her biggest – and youngest - fans to join her on stage.

Savile wandered around hospital at night and touched nurse

The Northern Echo: REPEAT VISITS: Jimmy Savile, who walked unchecked around Whitby War Memorial Hospital at night

3:55pm Thursday 26th June 2014

JIMMY Savile repeatedly walked unchallenged into a cottage hospital after visiting hours, touched a nurse and made lewd comments, an NHS inquiry has concluded.

Trust provides home from home to help parents of baby Alexia

The Northern Echo: Premature baby: Alexia in hospital

12:19pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE family of a baby born prematurely with serious gastric problems have said a special thank you to the trust which helped them through the ordeal.

Theatre to be sold after grave fears dispelled

The Northern Echo: FUTURIST THEATRE: To be sold after tests find no human remains.

4:46pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE site of one of the country’s biggest theatres has gone on the market after fears that a body was buried on the site were dispelled.

Lifebelt theft - police release C CTV images

The Northern Echo: WHITBY THEFT:  Police would like to speak to this man.

3:07pm Monday 23rd June 2014

POLICE investigating the theft of a life belt have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace.

Man dies after being hit by HGV

The Northern Echo: Police are investigating a metal theft in Ross-on-Wye.

2:28pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A MAN has died after suffering serious injuries when he was hit by a HGV on a North Yorkshire road last night.

Toothache 'led to scallop dredger tragedy'

The Northern Echo: DOUBLE TRAEGDY: The Eschol, in Whitby harbour, following the deaths of fishermen Edward Ide and Mark Arries

6:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A CORONER has called for carbon monoxide detectors to be made compulsory on fishing boats after two men died when one left a gas cooker on overnight in the hope the warmth would ease his toothache.

Bogbean, moonwort and fairy flax workshop

The Northern Echo: WILDFLOWERS: The carnivorous plant Sundew is one native to the North York Moors. Picture by Richard Baines

6:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

PEOPLE can learn how to identify bogbean, moonwort and fairy flax during a workshop on the bogs and moors of North Yorkshire next month.

Otters come out to play in the sun

The Northern Echo: SUMMER FUN: Eric enjoys a laugh with the photographer.

2:08pm Friday 13th June 2014

OTTERS Eric and Pumpkin are living proof that it’s not only us humans who enjoy frolicking in the summer sun.

No carbon monoxide alarm on fishing boat on which two men died in Whitby harbour, investigators report

The Northern Echo: Mark Arries

12:16am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NO carbon monoxide (CO) alarm was fitted on a fishing boat on which the two crewmen were found dead in their bunks, a marine accident report has said.

Flag marks centenary of Germany's bombardment of seaside resort

The Northern Echo: WAR RECALLED: Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Pat Marsburg, left, and Mayor of Whitby, Cllr Heather Coughlan with the centenary flag

5:41pm Monday 9th June 2014

A FLAG has been presented to a seaside resort to commemorate the centenary of being bombarded by the German Navy.

A170 closed at Sutton Bank by jack-knifed tanker

The Northern Echo: The jackknifed tanker being recovered on Sutton Bank. Picture: VAISALA

1:40pm Monday 26th May 2014

ONE of the major routes to the coast in North Yorkshire, the A170 was closed in both directions for several hours after a tanker jackknifed on Sutton Bank, near Thirsk.

Two North inmates abscond from open prison

The Northern Echo:

4:31pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

TWO inmates have absconded from an open prison.

Savile's 'King of the Cornets' friend is stripped of civic honours

The Northern Echo: DISGRACED FIGURE: Former North Yorkshire politician Peter Jaconelli.

5:16pm Monday 12th May 2014

A FORMER mayor and friend of Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his civic honours over child sex abuse allegations.

Police hunt wanted man

The Northern Echo: WANTED MAN: Jonathan Stevens.

12:09pm Monday 12th May 2014

POLICE in Scarborough are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted for recall to prison. Jonathan Lee Stevens, 22, is wanted as he has failed to comply with the terms of his release licence, having failed to attend meetings. He was given a nine month prison sentence in 2013, for a sexual assault and was released in early March. He is 5ft 10ins tall, with a medium build and dark brown hair.

Newly-wed landlord and landlady donate wedding gift cash to buy defibrillator for village

The Northern Echo: Caption left to right:: Wendy and David Humphreys, with community defibrillator trainer Jayne Scott

3:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A NEWLY-wed landlord and landlady have shunned a traditional wedding gift list in favour of helping to save lives in their local community.

Elderly woman robbed outside her home

11:58am Sunday 4th May 2014

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 75-year-old woman was robbed outside her home in Scarborough.

New Bishop of Whitby announced

The Northern Echo: The Easter cross

3:26pm Friday 2nd May 2014

THE Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Venerable Paul Ferguson, has been appointed as the new suffragan Bishop of Whitby.

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