Artists with time on hands

ASPIRING artists had time on their hands as they put together an impressive exhibition. Resident artists at the Henshaw's Arts and Crafts Centre, in Knaresborough, produced a series of displays inspired by the theme of time. Pieces created at workshops, including paper-making and producing jewellery from old watch parts, will be on show until March 17.

SURVEYOR DIES: Chartered surveyor John Smith, a partner in the firm of Richardson and Smith, of Whitby, has died at the age of 61. Mr Smith who lived at Runswick Bay, ran the property side of the long-established family business. He was a leading Rotarian and Freemason, and president of Runswick Bay Rescue Boat Group.

FUND boost: Building materials company Hanson has donated £40 from its community fund towards a race night event in Catterick, which raised money for the village sports association.

Sale date: A nearly new sale will be held at Thirsk Town Hall on Friday, March 15, from 9.30am to 3pm, in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Donations of items can be left at the town hall the day before the event, from 9am to 4pm.

Jubilee talks: Danby Wiske Village Hall committee will hold an open meeting at 7.30pm next Tuesday, to discuss celebrations for the Queen's golden jubilee. Residents are invited to attend and submit ideas.

Floods visit: Vale of York MP Anne McIntosh is to visit Rawcliffe on Thursday to see work which has been carried out to improve flood defences since late 2000.

Road works: Road re-surfacing in York Road, Malton, will affect motorists until Friday. Manual stop and go signs will be in use during the day and traffic lights overnight, near the war memorial.

Car theft: A Citroen ZX car, which was parked in Wold Street, Malton, was stolen at the weekend.

Lorries break-in: Thirteen lorries parked at a transport depot near Pickering were broken into at the weekend. Thieves took radios and portable televisions.