Amanda Owen, with sheep
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Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the corona virus crisis, the team behind the inaugural Filey Literature Festival have made the decision to move the event back twelve months to the weekend of 21-23 May 2021. It was a difficult decision given the work that has gone into organising Filey’s first-ever literature festival. However, […]

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The Salts folk band
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In the wake of the sad, but necessary, cancellation of the Filey Folk Festival, the organisers have announced an Acoustic Roots Weekend, that will take place over September 11/12/13th. Some of the headliners from the Folk Festival are appearing, including: The Salts The Magpies Ranagri Plumhall Dan Webster Band To be confirmed Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes […]

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Tour de Yorkshire at Filey
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The hotly anticipated visit of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race to Filey has been postponed because of the ongoing Corona virus outbreak. The Tour de Yorkshire had been scheduled to pass through Filey on 30 April. The race has become one of the sporting highlights of the Yorkshire year and so its postponement, although […]

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band at Filey folk festival
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Unfortunately, the hugely popular Filey Folk Festival, which was due to take place during the first bank holiday weekend of May, has been cancelled due to the ongoing Corona virus outbreak. The announcement has been made with a heavy heart by its voluntary committee, but they were left with little choice given the fact that the […]

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A64 road junction
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The long-promised conversion of a stretch of the A64 road into a dual carriageway, between the Hopgrove roundabout near York to Barton Hill, has suffered another delay. Although the scheme was included in the Government’s Budget, and development work will commence, the A64 will have to wait until at least 2025 before a shovel is put […]

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Bonhomme Richard
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Plans are being laid for Filey to host a celebration of the Battle of Flamborough Head in September this year. The famous battle between the US Navy ship the Bonhomme Richard and the Royal Navy, took place in Filey Bay during the American Revolution in 1779. The battle has become emblematic of the pluck of the United States […]

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They are the trains that have become the epitome of failing rail services in the north. More akin to buses than trains, the ‘pacers’ have rattled their way to all corners of the north of England for three decades. However, in recent weeks eagled-eyed travellers will have spotted a pacer train travelling between Scarborough and […]

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Filey Sailing club yachts
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I expect that many of us have sat and watched the boats from Filey Sailing Club bobbing about the waters of Filey Bay and wondered what it is like to be out there. Well, on Saturday 9 May between 10.30am and 3.30pm the club is offering taster sessions where, in the company of an experienced sailor, […]

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