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Children’s fairy tale relaunched by author

A Market Weighton-based author and illustrator has revisited her ‘classic’ fairy tale after seeing original copies of the book on sale on Amazon.

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Family: Why children’s one-liners are the best read

Family: Why children’s one-liners are the best read

As children make their journey through life, it is sometimes easy to overlook the milestones that really matter.

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Ernie the hippo celebrates his birthday

View from the Zoo: Hippo cake to mark Ernie’s big day

In our ungulates section of the zoo, it was time for celebration as one of our Common Hippopotamus’ (Hippopotamus amphibious), Ernie, turned 14 on August 4!

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We had a great day at Burnby Hall Gardens, checking out the water lilies and feeding the fish.

The Wolds Diary column with Sue Woodcock

I have had a rather good week. A long-standing caving friend of mine came up from Bristol for the week, and I picked him up at York on Monday afternoon.

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A Humboldt penguin at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Penguins are busy tending their nests

It’s that time of year again where a lot of our penguins are staying in their nests to look after their eggs and newly hatched chicks.

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Parasol mushroom  one of our best edible fungi.

Country Diary: Recent rainfall has resulted in appearance of fungi

Herring gulls are a menace – not kittiwakes, as some believe.

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Temple of the Four Winds at Castle Howard.

Walks: Coneysthorpe - Centenary Way - Castle Howard

This delightful walk of about six miles, departs from the small, picturesque village of Coneysthorpe, about five miles east of Malton, at the north entrance to Castle Howard park. It includes Castle Howard, noted for its magnificent location, and scenery of the Howardian Hills. The mansion of Castle Howard is well known to many – a superb early 18th century building designed by Sir John Vanbrugh. It contains interesting collections of furniture, porcelain, sculpture and paintings. Its 1,000-acre park has an ionic temple and statues, lakes and fountains, and is thickly wooded.

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One of the sacred ibis at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Sacred ibis

This week we will be letting you know a bit more about one of our more ‘sacred’ residents here at the zoo. As part of the bird show and our Aviary in the Lost River area we have a number of sacred ibis.

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Albino blackbird

Country Diary: A haven of beauty and tranquility

Hello again! Remember Little and Large, our Vapourer Moth caterpillars? They’re now enjoying life, happily munching hawthorn hedging, to complete their metamorphosis in natural surroundings.

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Walks: Lythe to Ugthorpe is a charming route

Walks: Lythe to Ugthorpe is a charming route

Ugthorpe is a small village situated on the edge of the North York Moors, eight miles west of Whitby. It is not on main tourist routes, and has retained its quietness and calm, which adds to its charm.

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FAMILY COLUMN: A life lesson that’s hard to endure

FAMILY COLUMN: A life lesson that’s hard to endure

Our five-year-old daughter has been firing some tricky questions our way lately.

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View from the Zoo: Stick insects are the masters of camouflage

View from the Zoo: Stick insects are the masters of camouflage

This week at Flamingo Land zoo, some of the smaller and well disguised creatures have been increasing their numbers and a in a big way.

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Lifestyle: 10 things to do

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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