Selby Area Having Outbreak of Burglaries

The Yorkshire Post has this story on their twitter feed just recently, warning of a spate of Burglaries in rural villages near Selby on the border of North, West & South Yorkshire.

A car described as a grey VW Golf linked to the incidents has apparently been recovered, and cops are increasing patrols in the affected areas. Continue reading “Selby Area Having Outbreak of Burglaries”

Large Number of South Yorkshire Apartments Flunk Fire Safety Checks

ITV News (Calendar) is reporting on their social media tonight that South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have reviewed all 205 high rise buildings located in their patch after the Grenfell fire down in London.

The results do not appear too brilliant, with 177 buildings having flunked the checks, and only 28 out of the 205 scoring a pass.

It comes after the government ordered checks on all buildings over 18 metres to be carried out by the end of 2021 – a target which South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue met.


8 Yorkshire Towns Among Top 50 “Worst Places to Live” in England

The Sun newspaper has a “Top 50 ‘worst places to live’ in England ranked in controversial poll” article on their website today, and 8 towns from the Yorkshire Region are among them.

Continue reading “8 Yorkshire Towns Among Top 50 “Worst Places to Live” in England”

More Spicy Weather Forecast for the Yorkshire Coast Tonight (1st + 2nd December)

Looks like that’s the gusty winds blasting off again on the Yorkshire Coast….. forecast currently says 29mph winds with 48mph gusts for 4pm around Whitby.
50mph gusts between 5pm to 7pm
53mph gusts after 7pm
Finally predicted to drop below 50mph wind gusts around 11pm, but picking up again around 4am, and peaking around 5am with 57mph gusts before starting to drop again
Had a brief blast of sleet around 2:11pm for like maybe 30-45 seconds
Looks like snow due tonight between Guisborough + Staithes / Hinderwell / Lythe sort of area around 6pm for around an hour.
Forecast map showing other patches of snow over Loftus + Goathland / Grosmont / Rosedale around 7pm, with some hitting Whitby around 9pm.
Band of rain responsible looks to clear off out to sea around Midnight.

Storm Arwen Nails Mast on Endeavour Replica

Reports came in over the weekend from both The Real Whitby facebook group + The Whitby Gazette that the mast on the replica of the HM Bark Endeavour got nailed during stormy high winds over the weekend.

Owners of the replica vessel have reportedly secured it with steel cables until they can fix it properly.

This particular version of the Endeavour was originally located on the waterfront at Stockton-on-Tees before being sold and moved to Whitby in 2018 as part of the “Cook 250” celebration.

Highly Rated Yorkshire Eatery Catches Fire

News came in from the Whitby Gazette via Facebook on Thursday that the popular “Star Inn” at Harome, near Helmsley (Michelin Rated) had suffered a bit of a fire.

There has now been a follow-up story via the Daily Telegraph that Police believe the fire was deliberate.

The owner is hoping to be able to re-build the place.

Weather Warning – Friday 26th November 2021

Weather alert: Forecast currently predicting SNOW over Whitby area c. 10pm Friday night (26th November), around 3.2cm (1.26 inch) of the stuff, with Scarborough in for about 0.6cm of the stuff around the same time.

Looks like earlier brief bursts over Guisborough / Danby / Egton sort of area around 4pm that day.

Map also shows some snow starting over Middlesbrough / Redcar around 9pm

Also temperature prediction of 1°C (34°F), with a perceived temperature of -5°C (23°F) Continue reading “Weather Warning – Friday 26th November 2021”

Scarborough Council to Waste Money on Electric Vehicles

According to the Whitby Gazette website, Scarborough Borough Council apparently plans to convert more of it’s vehicles to expensive and hopeless electric things after councillors have been duped into going along with the “climate emergency” nonsense that’s a total scam (Whitby Gazette similarly blissfully ignorant).

To understand why this move is a waste of time, check out this video playlist exposing the nonsense…..

Mission Impossible Movie Being Filmed on the NYMR

Word has reached me via YouTube that they’re filming scenes for the latest Mission Impossible movie on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

A video was put on YouTube of one of a pair of Class 66 Diesel Locomotives being shifted from York to the popular Yorkshire-based heritage railway by road after a landslip knackered any hope of sending the locomotive by rail on the track that links Middlesbrough to Whitby.

Haven’t seen anything about it elsewhere yet.

Update: Just got confirmation via ITV’s Twitter feed for the regional news…..