Magpie fire 'was like bereavement, but we're elated to be back' - says Co-owner

More than eight months on from two fires inside the space of 24 hours, the world-famous Magpie Cafe is finally set to open its doors again tomorrow.

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Police hunt culprits after mobility scooter 'thrown into the sea' in Whitby

Police are searching for the culprits after a mobility scooter was allegedly thrown into the sea on Saturday night.

The Magpie restoration nears completion after the fire devastated the property. Co owner Ian Robson with a painting depicting the building in full glory. Picture by Richard Ponter 175412j

EXCLUSIVE: Magpie Cafe reveals reopening date

When The Magpie Cafe was ravaged by two separate blazing infernos back in May, head chef Paul Gildroy vowed they would return ”stronger, bigger and better”.

There is a danger of large waves in the coming days.

Weather warning: people advised to avoid seafront locations in Whitby and Scarborough

People in Whitby and Scarborough are being advised to avoid seafront locations in the coming days, with forecasters warning of dangerous high tides and wave overtopping.

The Magpie Cafe is set to reopen this month after two fires in May this year. Photo: Ceri Oakes

Magpie Cafe in Whitby set to reopen this month following two fires

It’s been seven months since two fires severely damaged the famous Magpie Cafe in Whitby but owners are hoping to reopen this month after a £450,000 restoration project completes in the next few days.

A woman's body has been found on Whitby beach today

Woman's body found on Whitby beach

A woman has been found dead on Whitby beach this morning.

Picture by Ceri Oakes.

Repair work expected to be approved for Whitby’s ravaged piers

multi-million plans to restore Whitby’s two landmark piers and save the ancient port from the ravages of the North Sea have been recommended for approval by councillors.

PIC: Ceri Oakes

Whitby Krampus celebrates dark side of Santa Claus legend

A cloven-hoofed Christmas creature led the Whitby Krampus run as it wound its way through the seaside town this weekend.

Goathland Station

GALLERY: Beautiful photos of snow in the North York Moors

After several inches of snow settled on Whitby and the North York Moors overnight, photographer Ceri Oakes headed to Heartbeat country.
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Whitby health clinics axed - leaving patients facing a 20-mile journey for appointments

Whitby health clinics axed - leaving patients facing a 20-mile journey for appointments

Hundreds of clinics are being axed at a Yorkshire hospital after NHS chiefs ruled they were no longer “financially viable”.

A starter of smoked salmon. PIC: Richard Ponter

Restaurant review: Estbeck House, Sandsend, Whitby

Estbeck House has been quietly serving up excellence with little fuss. Time to raise the volume levels says Elaine Lemm.


Whitby's famous Victorian photo studio is closing

Whitby’s famous photographic studio specialising in Victorian portraits has closed its shutters after 37 years.
Angela and Pete Fisher with Chewbacca

Pictures by Paul Atkinson

Out of this world characters descend upon seaside town

WHITBY Pavilion was taken over by a galaxy of out of this world characters on Saturday.

Scarborough Spa and the South Cliff

Council chips in to help save Scarborough and Whitby jewels

TWO of the crown jewels on Yorkshire’s coast appeared to be on firmer footing last night after North Yorkshire County Council stepped in with a £2m grant towards their preservation.

Fraudster Yorkshire judge sent fake letters to council planning officers

Fraudster Yorkshire judge sent fake letters to council planning officers

A North Yorkshire solicitor faked letters to Scarborough Council while trying to win planning permission for his own developments.

Whitby Harbour by Dennis Reed.

Changes to Whitby’s on-street parking to be rejected

Plans to make alterations to rules governing Whitby’s on-street parking look set to be been thrown out by county council officers, who insist that the current restrictions should remain in place year-round.

Helen Hutson-Pope from Surrey visits Whitby Abbey during Whitby Goth Weekend.  Friday 27 October Picture Ceri Oakes. w174301c

Pictures: Goths gather in Whitby

It's that time of year again! Goths from far and wide have flocked to Whitby to celebrate all things alternative.
The UK fishing industry will still have to follow the EU fishing laws after Brexit.

Brexit warning as MP says UK will need to follow EU fishing rules without having a 'voice at table'

Britain will have to abide by European Union fishing rules after Brexit but will not have a "voice at the table", a former environment minister has claimed.

Whitby Coastguard.

Man in mobility scooter rescued from high tide in Whitby

A man had to be rescued on Whitby beach last night after riding his mobility scooter close to the water at high tide and becoming stuck.
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