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First star riders announced for Tour de Yorkshire

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O have announced a host of big-name riders for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, with Luke Rowe, Nacer Bouhanni and Caleb Ewan among those set to compete.

Welshman Rowe, who has been part of the last two Tour de France wins, will be joined in a strong Team Sky line up by Olympic Gold Medallist Owain Doull and 2016 World Track Champion Jonathan Dibben.

Getting crafty for Tour de Yorkshire

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Two Scarborough community organisations, which focus on making positive differences to the lives of local people facing a diverse range of challenges, have been busy getting crafty with all things turquoise and yellow for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Scarborough Market Hall transformation

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The new look Scarborough Market Hall and Vaults will be formally unveiled to the public on Friday 21 April by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Simon Green, following the completion of a major £2.8m refurbishment project.

The transformation, which has taken just under a year to complete, has created a fresh and modern 21st Century retail space for businesses, shoppers and the local community, which has successfully retained the charm and character of the traditional market in the impressive, Grade II Listed historic building.

Packed programme to welcome Tour de Yorkshire

Monday, 10 April 2017

There will be a definite party atmosphere in the air in Scarborough on Friday 28 April thanks to an action packed programme of entertainment and events planned to create a real buzz among spectators who will be eagerly awaiting the finish of Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

Voting in county elections

Friday, 7 April 2017

Voters in North Yorkshire will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May to elect councillors to represent them on North Yorkshire County Council for the next four years.

County residents who are eligible to vote but are not yet on the electoral register have until only 13 April to register to enable them to vote in the elections.

If you have not yet received a poll card, you may not be registered. Visit to register or contact Scarborough Borough Council elections team on 01723 232309.

Red Arrows at Scarborough Armed Forces Day

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, will be jetting its way into Scarborough South Bay in June as the star attraction of the town’s Armed Forces Day celebrations.

The Red Arrows, one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams will top an action packed programme on Saturday 24 June.

The Jacksons to play Open Air Theatre in June

Monday, 20 March 2017

Legendary soul pop group, The Jacksons, will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer as they celebrate an incredible 50 hit-making years.

Originally formed as The Jackson 5, the group sold more than 200 million records during their time with the legendary Motown label, which included such global hits as I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save and I'll Be There.

The Jacksons will bring all their hits to Scarborough for an amazing concert on Saturday 17 June.

Deignan confirmed to compete in Tour de Yorkshire

Friday, 10 March 2017

Lizzie Deignan is the latest star rider to confirm her attendance as the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is now just 50 days away.

Deignan (née Armitstead) will return to her home county for the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 29 April, which will see the world’s best riders tackling a tough 122.5km route from Tadcaster to Harrogate.

Selective Licensing Scheme - privately rented houses

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Full Council has approved the introduction of a Selective Licensing Scheme for privately rented properties within parts of the Castle and North Bay wards in Scarborough, which is designed to ensure that properties are safe and being managed appropriately.

The decision followed extensive consultation about the scheme in 2016 with local residents, landlords and businesses. The scheme will take effect from 1 July 2017 and will operate for a period of five years.

Tour de Yorkshire stage times announced

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The highly anticipated start and finish times for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by Welcome to Yorkshire.

Millions of spectators will line the route for the three-day men’s race and one-day women’s race which run between 28 and 30 April. The timings have been calculated by anticipating the peloton’s average speed but are subject to change depending on variables such as wind speed, direction and how aggressively the riders race.