A new set of rules governing markets in Hambleton has been drawn up. The district council agreed the market trading conditions after consultations with stallholders in Thirsk, Northallerton and Bedale. The document updates the 1999 regulations and includes new rules on the transfer of stall rights, the sale of meat and pre-packed food, and absences. Existing traders will be given a free copy of the regulations.

DRAMA DATE: Hawes Drama Club is to present The Hollow Crown on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, at 7.30pm in the Market House, Hawes. Songs and music will form an important part of the programme, which provides insights into history up to and including Queen Victoria, spanning nine centuries in all. Admission will be £3, including refreshments, and tickets will be available in advance or at the door.

HOMES PLAN: Cross Hull Methodist Church, Hunmanby, near Scarborough, built to accommodate the now closed Hunmanby Hall independent school, could be converted into eight homes. Plans submitted to Scarborough Borough Council are due to be discussed within the next two months.

RAIL SCHEME: Plans by the North York Moors Railway to build a complex top house and restore vintage carriages in Pickering has been given the backing of Ryedale District Council's northern planning committee.

CARNIVAL LINE-UP: A performance of Shakespeare's Henry V in the grounds of the town's castle, carnival procession, and a performance by the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra in the parish church will be part of this year's Pickering Carnival, which runs for two weeks from July 6

BUTCHER MOURNED: Scarborough butcher Bill Nockels has died at the age of 74. He spent a lifetime working in the family shop in the Scarborough Market Hall. Mr Nockels was also a keen musician, playing the piano accordion with a local band, The Cherokees.