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Police searches continue for missing Whitby man

Police are asking for the public's help as searches continue for a missing Whitby man.

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No little endeavour, as replica of Cook’s ship begins refit in dry dock

A replica of the ship Captain James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery, has entered dry dock on the Tees for repairs and conversion work that will see it transformed into a visitor attraction in Whitby.

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Could Whitby vote to leave Scarborough Council and join the Tees Valley?

Town poll to be held asking Whitby residents: 'Do you want to leave Scarborough Council?'

A seaside revolt is on the cards, with more than 40 years of political history set to be ripped up if Whitby backs a town poll to ditch Scarborough Council, in favour of the new Tees Valley Combined Authority.
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Staithes. Picture: James Hardisty

How a Scottish village helped Staithes turn tourism into an art

Its rugged and distinctive landscape, cottages clinging to the hillside, boats bobbing in the harbour, has inspired artists and photographers for generations. But it was a village in Scotland that was to be the inspiration for Staithes’s latest incarnation.

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Saltersgate Inn.

Plans approved to demolish the landmark Saltersgate Inn

The landmark derelict Saltersgate Inn will be demolished and the site given a new role under plans approved by the North York Moors National Park yesterday.

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An artist's impression of the new stores

Building to begin for Whitby retail site

Major retail developments on the outskirts of Whitby will bring a huge boost to the area, councillors have said, with construction set to begin for new M&S and Aldi stores in coming weeks.

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The A171 near Ugthorpe. Picture: Google.

A171 reopens after 'serious collision' involving motorbike and van

The A171 has reopened after a "serious collision" near Ugthorpe involving a van and a motorbike.
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How boat came in to give Whitby a gourmet touch

The smell of batter hangs pleasantly in the air above Baxtergate as visitors squeeze their way through the narrow streets and on to the swing bridge across the harbour.

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Lost space balloon crash lands off the Yorkshire coast

Lost space balloon crash lands off the Yorkshire coast

A reward is being offered to sailors who find a lost weather balloon in the North Sea after it crash-landed off the Yorkshire coast.

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Windsor Terrace, Whitby. Image: Google.

Sex attack on woman in Whitby: Police appeal for residents' help with investigation

A WOMAN was subjected to a serious sexual assault after a night out in Whitby at the weekend.
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These photos will remind you of your summer holidays on Yorkshire’s east coast

There are few things better in life than a holiday spent on Yorkshire’s east coast.

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Yorkshire’s coastal towns: Eyes of the world turn to Yorkshire with cameras a permanent fixture

Riding high on recent successes, and amid a storm of international acclaim, Yorkshire’s prominence in the eyes of the world has never been so strong.

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Sunshine – and clouds – on horizon for Yorkshire coastal towns

COASTAL communities in Yorkshire are facing mounting pressure to capitalise on a wave of unprecedented economic opportunities while preserving the hugely lucrative multi-billion-pound tourism industry.

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CARTOON: Graeme Bandeira

Travel fears over Yorkshire coast’s tourist boom

A summer tourism boom predicted for the Yorkshire coast as holidaymakers renounce foreign travel could be stifled by a lack of key transport links, political leaders have warned.

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Could putting seagulls on birth control solve Yorkshire resorts' bird problems?

A contraceptive pill could be the answer to reducing the Yorkshire coast's nuisance seagull population.
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Whitby Goth Weekend: Everything you need to know about its origins and this year’s spring event

Whitby Goth Weekend is a twice-yearly music festival, located in North Yorkshire’s seaside resort of Whitby, which will return to the coastal town at the end of this month.

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Beach drama: Two teenage girls winched to safety by Coastguard helicopter

Two teenage girls had to be winched to safety by helicopter after becoming trapped by the tide on Whitby beach.

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What it might have looked like

Rare Whitby fossil hid pregnant sea beast, scientists say

A rare fossil found off the coast of Whitby contains the skeleton of a pregnant sea beast dating back to the dinosaur age, paleontologists have discovered.

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High-flying boost for Whitby Regatta as Red Arrows are confirmed

The Red Arrows will be swooping into Whitby in the summer – giving Regatta a high-flying boost
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Yorkshire firefighters called out to 'emergencies' caused by noisy toothbrush and hot cross buns

Yorkshire firefighters called out to 'emergencies' caused by noisy toothbrush and hot cross buns

North Yorkshire Fire Service have been sent to two bizarre 999 calls this week.
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