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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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Troy the warthog celebrated his ninth birthday at Flamingo Land Resort recently.

View from the Zoo: Birthday cake treat for warthog, Troy

Has anyone ever made a warthog birthday cake before?

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London.

Travel review: A weekend in central London

With 48 hours to spare, where better to spend a blank weekend than London?
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REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

PlayStation has announced the six games which are free to Plus members for June, and you have five more days to download last month’s titles.

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A young female zebra born at the end of April with other zebras in the Lost Kingdom enclosure at Flamingo Land Resort.

View from the Zoo: Baby boom in Lost Kingdom

Within the Lost Kingdom section of Flamingo Land there has been a boom of new arrivals both big and small.

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Early purple orchids in bloom.

County Diary: Countryside scene is changing dramatically

Mid-May, and once again I thrill to the screaming party of swifts. It’s a common summer migrant, distinguished from swallows and martins but its sooty brown plumage, long scythe-like wings and short tail. Its torpedo-shaped body contributes to its rapid flight.

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A young Joey ready to leave its mothers pouch.

View from the Zoo: Joeys emerge into limelight

It has been an exciting month for new arrivals here at the zoo and in particular our Australia section has seen some little ones emerge from their mothers’ pouches and take their first hops around their home.

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Stinging nettles contain a number of health relieving ingredients including iron, folic acid and histamine.

Country Diary: Memories of the first taste of nettle soup

What was so special on Tuesday August 2, 1960? Well, I arose at 4.40am on Bardsey Island, and walked to the North Cliff to record bird movement. I’d been awarded two weeks’ holiday there, along with four Dutch naturalists; two Germans; a Swedish lad, and an English couple, for the sole purpose of recording flora and fauna on this remote island off the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales. What an adventure it proved to be!

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Balu and Zimba have now moved to be part of a breeding program.

View from the Zoo: Rhinos move on to pastures new

At the end of last month Flamingo Land said goodbye to their two male white rhinos, Balu (six years old) and Zimba (eight years old).

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Yorkshire's quirkiest holiday accommodation

Yorkshire's quirkiest holiday accommodation

Looking for holiday accommodation with a difference in Yorkshire this summer?

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View from the Zoo: World Tapir Day helps raise awareness to threat in the wild

View from the Zoo: World Tapir Day helps raise awareness to threat in the wild

World Tapir Day which took place on 27 April celebrates all four living species of tapir including the Malayan, Baird’s, Lowland and Mountain tapir. All tapirs are at risk of extinction and the day helps to raise awareness and create support, shedding light on the challenges and threats these amazing creatures face in the wild.

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View from the old Alum works looking over the golf course towards Raven Hall Hotel.

Your Day Out: Breathtaking coast views

Ravenscar is a small village about 10.5 miles north-north east of Scarborough. It was originally planned as a holiday resort in the late 19th century, but was never finished. It’s described as, “the village that never was”. Standing 600ft above sea level, on the coast overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, visitors are overwhelmed by the dramatic view. It has become a popular place for holidays, although it still remains small. The scenery is most attractive, and the Raven Hall Hotel has a fine golf course.

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A visit to Filey Dams Nature Reserve reaped its rewards.

Country Diary: A busy week as spring gathers pace

Spring heralds renewed activity. Michael has planted seeds of broad beans, runner beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. I painted the green trellis, to his hammering bird silhouettes onto the fencing, and council workmen progressed with footpath maintenance. All to the mouth-watering aroma of bacon and mushrooms issuing from alfresco dining.

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A male peacock puts on a great display of its colourful tail feathers.

View from the Zoo: Impressive display to attract a mate

If you have ever visited Flamingo Land you may have noticed we have free ranging peafowl, or peacocks, in our park. The peacocks are very friendly which is why we are able to allow them to wander around the park and not keep them within an enclosure.

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Thousands of fans are expected to line the route for this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire.

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands.

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