SEVERAL primary and junior schools in Scarborough are to benefit from a £250,000 scheme to improve education standards.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire County Education Authority said the money would be used to provide homework clubs and breakfasts at schools, as well as help for parents to support their children's education.

OWNER search: Police have recovered a Load Runner trailer which they believe belongs to someone from North Yorkshire. The 6ft-long white, box-type trailer with an aluminium A-frame was found near Doncaster. The owner is asked to call Detective Constable Steve Mounsey, on (0114) 220 2020

POSTCARD FAIR: A postcard fair will be held at York racecourse on April 4 and 5. It will run from noon to 8pm on the Friday, when admission will be £2, and from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday, when admission will be £1. More than 100 dealers will be taking part.

DRUGS LOST: A bag of prescription drugs, including painkillers and antihistamines, has been lost in the Acomb area of York. The drugs were in a Safeway bag. Anyone with information is asked to call police, on (01904) 631321.

BRIDGE DRIVE: A bridge drive in aid of the Children's Society will be held in Northallerton Town Hall on Friday, March 21. Tickets, which include supper, are £5, and are available on(01609) 774485.

TOURISM SWAP: Scarborough Borough Council and Ryedale District Council are to hold a joint tourism literature exchange this year in an attempt to widen the distribution of the literature. The swap will take place at Eden Camp, Old Malton, next Wednesday.