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Lifestyle: 10 things to do

Looking for something to do this weekend? Whether it’s a local event, or you want to travel further afield, here are 10 suggestions.

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Feeding time for the lions at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Replicating a lion’s natural behaviour

At Flamingo Land we have a pride of nine African lions. As they are carnivores they receive a meaty feast usually two or three times a week. By gorging on a large amount of food it results in them not needing to eat again for a few days. This is how they would naturally feed in the wild, therefore we are trying to replicate their natural behaviour as closely as we can. However, it is discouraged to feed carnivores live prey within UK zoos, therefore we are unable to provide them with the ability to hunt like they would in the wild.

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Flamborough. Picture: Ian Day

Walks: Flamborough’s impressive headland

Flamborough village is only about three miles north east of Bridlington and has always seemed to me like a second home. With its remains of a castle, a medieval fortified manor house and quaint pubs, it alone has much to offer. However, take the B1255 North Marine Road out of the village to seek Flamborough’s coastline and impressive headland.

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020716  Visitors sisters Sue Macathur (left) and Gillian Humphreys from Bridlington and Pickering  at Levisham Station on the North York Moors Railway for the  Swinging Sixties weekend (GL1010/50g)

Lifestyle: Top 10 things to do

Stuck for things to do around thw Whitby area over the next week or so? Here are 10 ideas.

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Scimitar-horned oryx with their calves at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Conservation effort in zoos help save oryx

Recently at Flamingo Land we have had four scimitar-horned oryx calves born which is excellent news for the conservation of this species as they have been declared extinct in the wild since 1999.

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Twinberry honeysuckle

Country Diary: Unusual bush bore berries like beads

Poppies and corn seem inseparable – their scarlet and dusty-yellow colours denoting high summer. The Romans depicted their crop goddess Ceres, with a bunch of corn and poppies in one hand, and a lighted torch in the other. This year, the Wolds reveal an increase in field poppies, and along the verges of country lanes.

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The Honeypot, Flamborough Road, Reighton.

Dining Out: The Honey Pot, Flamborough Road, Reighton

The Honey Pot, Flamborough Road, Reighton

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Thousands of runners take part in Race for Life events each year.

Columnist: Getting ready for my first 10k is no piece of cake

When I signed up for my first 10k, I was full of New Year’s resolutions and determination.

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Echium vulgare known as Vipers Bugloss in full bloom.

Country Diary: Stem of plant resembles a serpent’s skin

It’s been an interesting week. It started with a phone call from Ian Robinson of Filey Dams’ fame, requesting we visit him regarding the possibility of Michael making a dozen nest boxes for the reserve. Having discussed details, we later called at Flixton Saw-Mill for a dozen lengths of 6ft treated pine. The salesmen were most friendly and efficient, and we were soon on our way.

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Hutton Buscel from the air.

Walks: Wykeham - Hutton Buscel

This lovely route is easy to follow, and is suitable for all ages. Having refreshment stops too is always an advantage.

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FAMILY COLUMN: ‘I’m a mumsy mum - and proud of it’.

FAMILY COLUMN: ‘I’m a mumsy mum - and proud of it’.

Flicking through photos in preparation for our son’s third birthday this week, I was beaming.

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The Old Star, Kilham.

Dining Out: The Old Star, Kilham

The Old Star, Kilham

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One of the red pandas at Flamingo Land zoo.

View from the Zoo: Popular duo get their favourite panda cake treat

It has been a double birthday celebration for our cute and popular red pandas here at the zoo this week. Tai Jang our female turned five on June 12 whilst our male Bai Jiao was also five on June 14.

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Elder is now in full bloom.

Country Diary: Rapid change in the countryside

With advancing days in June, the countryside responds to rapid climate changes. Gone are those ‘candles’ of blossom on the horsechestnut trees, now replaced by miniature conkers – many whipped from their anchorage during strong winds. Thousands of minute, spiny seed cases strewn the ground.

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Jason Manford

Arts and Culture: Jason Manford

Scarborough Spa, Wednesday November 28, 2018

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Country Diary: Symbol of the British monarchy

Country Diary: Symbol of the British monarchy

With Michael’s ‘official’ retirement as gardener at Montrosa’s Residential Home in May, some changes were inevitable. Thankfully, all welcomed the suggestion we continue gardening in a voluntary capacity. We wasted no time in waving goodbye to spring’s floral attributes, and re-furbishing walls and trellis, alcoves and patio with Michael’s hanging baskets and displays for summertime.

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Clive the sealion.

View from the Zoo: Double celebration for Marvin and Clive

This week has been a double celebration for some of our most popular and intelligent animals here at the Zoo.

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Fylingdales Moor at Jugger Howe

Your Day Out: Jugger Howe Nature Trail

Michael found a delightful leaflet, ‘Discover Moorland and Wildlife,’ in our local library. It is produced by the Hawk and Owl Trust, and I’m sure many will share our enthusiasm and enjoy the moorland trek.

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The Bull Inn, Gristhorpe

Dining Out: The Bull Inn, Gristhorpe

Standing beside the main road that runs past the many white-coloured houses in the quiet village of Gristhorpe, the equally white Bull Inn is large but fairly unassuming.

Un-bullish, in fact.

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