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The winner of the annual Times newspaper beach of the year competition has been revealed. The best beach in Britain 2020, was Runswick Bay, near Whitby. The Times then names the best fifty beach in Britain and Hunmanby Gap appears on the list, with the Gap Cafe receiving a special mention. Hunmanby Gap was described as a […]

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Just after 6pm last night the Filey inshore lifeboat was launched following reports of a large basking shark becoming stranded in shallow waters near Primrose Valley. The lifeboat crew joined personnel from the Coastguard, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, RSPCA and Scarborough Sea Life Centre in an effort to get the fourteen and a half foot basking […]

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One of the oldest pubs in Filey, The Grapes, has closed its doors for the last time. The Queen Street pub has been sold by Admiral Taverns as an unlicensed premise and it is expected that it will be converted to holiday flats. Former landlord Nick Herrington, who ran the pub for five and a half […]

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Fire damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
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After four days, the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard has finally been extinguished. Forty sailors and twenty-three civilians were injured in the fire that broke out on 12 July. As the United States Navy launches an investigation into the cause of the blaze, it is unclear whether the amphibious assault ship can survive the damage. The […]

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Sad news that the lovely Filey Museum will not be reopening this year due to the ongoing issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The museum was set to open this spring, but lockdown meant that the grade II listed building had to remain closed. It was hoped to be able to open during the summer […]

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USS Bonhomme Richard on fire
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The name the Bonhomme Richard is well-known in Filey. In 1779 the American War of Independence arrived in Filey Bay, when the USS Bonhomme Richard, captained by John Paul Jones, fought the Royal Navy in a battle that is viewed as the birth of the United States Navy. A ship named the USS Bonhomme Richard serves in […]

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Jack with the World Cup
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World Cup winner Jack Charlton has died at his Northumberland home aged 85. The football legend was a familiar face around Filey as he had a cottage opposite the ‘Top House’ for many years. Indeed, Jack came to Filey to celebrate his eightieth birthday. A towering centre half, the undoubted highlight of his career came when […]

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Albatross in flight
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Just as the lockdown began to be eased, an albatross appeared in the skies above Bempton Cliffs. It is said that if an Albatross follows your ship it is a sign of good luck. So perhaps the appearance of this legendary bird from the Southern Ocean is an omen for the summer ahead? As good […]

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