RESIDENTS are being urged to take a close look at road safety proposals that have been put forward for their area.

The plans have been put forward following growing concern about speeding traffic in Beverley Road and Langton Road, Norton, near Malton. Some of the suggested solutions include speed cushions, mini-roundabouts and safety chicanes. Also proposed is a 20mph speed limit on a section of Langton Road, near Norton School. The plans will go on display today at the library and information centre, in Commercial Street. Those who study them will be asked to fill in a questionnaire. The exhibition continues until Friday.

FUNDRAISING FUN: North and South Cowton Pre-School group is to hold a fundraising hog-roast and disco, with licensed bar, in North Cowton village hall on Saturday, June 7, from 7.30pm until 11pm. The event will follow an annual village sports day in the afternoon. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £4 for children under 12, with no charge for under-fives. Contact Lucy Black on (01325) 378955 for more details or to buy tickets.

CLIVE'S SHOW: Australian raconteur Clive James will take a break from his TV work to appear with friend and colleague Pete Atkin at Harrogate Theatre on Wednesday night next week. The duo will be performing witty songs and bringing their own observations on life for one night only, with the performance beginning at 7.30pm. Tickets cost from £8.50 and can be booked by telephoning the box office on (01423) 502116.

VIP GUEST: Richmond MP William Hague and his wife, Ffion, will open the Richmond Meet Sunday Gala on the Earls Orchard playing fields at 1.30pm on Sunday. The traditional carnival parade around the town begins at 10am on Bank Holiday Monday, with an afternoon of free entertainment in the Friary Gardens.