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‘Please don’t kill baby birds with kindness’

At this time of year we get hundreds of calls from well-meaning members of the public about the seemingly helpless baby birds they’ve discovered on the ground.

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Humboldt penguins at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Winning fight against single use plastics

The world’s oceans cover around 71% of the earth’s surface and last Friday, June 8, was World Ocean Day, an arbitrary date chosen to remind us all of the importance of these vast, unexplored bodies of water.

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Ysgubor Celyn Megan

Travel review: Picture-perfect cottage in the historic county of Denbighshire, north Wales

Set against the backdrop of rolling hills and lush countryside, Ysubor Celyn Megan is the picture-perfect location for a large family gathering or get-together among friends.

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Rainbow lorikeets in their aviary at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Valentine joins rest of flock in Lost Kingdom

There is absolutely no doubt that the big story of week was the Royal wedding. Harry and Meghan pledged their love for each other in front of a worldwide audience of millions and now that the vows have been taken and the parties are over, attention will focus on the honeymoon and the will they, won’t they have children.

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The Grapes Inn, Slingsby

Dining Out: The Grapes Inn, Slingsby

Off the beaten track, this country pub is a traditional gem with top quality food and a friendly bustling atmosphere.

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Flamingo Land rabbits Bramble and Bracken.

View from the Zoo: Wide-eyed arrivals settle in at Flamingo Land

First came Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, and now two new rabbits have come to live at Flamingo Land zoo.

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Montage showing the animals enjoying their ice lollies at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Heat is on as animals tuck into icy treats

Here at Flamingo Land the 
animals have really been feeling the heat, for some species they absolutely love it but for others we have done our best to make sure they stay nice and cool. For many animals, ice lollies were on the menu over the extremely hot bank holiday weekend.

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The Anvil Arm, Sawdon.

Dining Out: The Anvil Inn, Sawdon

The Anvil has all the trappings of a typical English rural pub, and its food offering makes great play of being locally sourced, traditional fare – some of it with a distinctly countryside flavour.

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REVIEW: Blackpool - something for everyone, come rain or shine!

For this single mum and teenage daughter, the opportunity to spend some quality time together is few and far between, so when we were offered the chance of a weekend break to Blackpool we jumped at it, and it was non-stop laughter and fun from start to finish.

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Cowslip

Country Diary: Countryside has exploded into colour

“Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

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Walkers enjoy the view during their walk along the top of the Hole of Horcum.

Walks: Scenic panoramic view along moorland

Wait for a fine day, and from the panoramic viewpoint at Saltergate, overlooking the Hole of Horcum, this walk has sharp contrasts and tremendous vistas.

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Humboldt penguins in their enclosure at Flamingo Land.

View from the Zoo: Chance to learn more about zoo’s penguins

Here at Flamingo Land we have just celebrated World Penguin Day which took place on Wednesday April 25.

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Music: Four days of concerts and sing-arounds as Filey Folk Festival comes to town

Music: Four days of concerts and sing-arounds as Filey Folk Festival comes to town

There will be sing-arounds, open mics, events at the bandstand and concerts at the Evron Centre when Filey Folk Festival comes to town.

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Singer comedian Richard Digance

Just Down the Road: Richard Digance

A fabulous evening of musical wit and revelry with the one and only Richard Digance and Eric Sedge as opening support is promised at the Milton Rooms in Malton.

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Flamingo Land's newest arrival at the zoo ' Murphy the sea lion.

View from the Zoo: Murphy gets used to his surroundings

We would like to introduce you to Murphy our one-year-old Californian sea lion who arrived from Belfast zoo in February.

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TRAVEL REVIEW: Fun for everyone at Butlins Skegness

TRAVEL REVIEW: Fun for everyone at Butlins Skegness

The school holidays are ideal for making family memories - and you can’t go wrong with an action-packed short break at Butlins in Skegness.

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The Royal Oak, Gillamoor

Dining Out: The Royal Oak, Gillamoor

What a lovely little village Gillamoor is. I don’t recall ever visiting it, I would certainly have remembered, it’s so picturesque and peaceful.

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The baby flamingo getting to know his new flamingo friends.

View from the Zoo: Baby flamingo who stands out from the crowd

We would like to introduce to you Flamingo Land’s very own hand-reared flamingo chick. It hatched on October 31 and is now six months old and has already started to develop it’s first pink feathers.

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Coltsfoot

Country Diary: Plant is rich in minerals and trace elements

It was a joy to receive a beautiful hand-written letter from regular reader of ‘Country Diary’ Sheila Gray. Is the art of letter writing dying out? I do hope not, it’s so personal and friendly.

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