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Set on a cliff top location, in the heart of Filey’s historic fishing community, is the slowly decaying former conference hall, better know to local people as the ‘Old Scout Hut’. Despite being listed as an ‘asset of community value’ it has been put up for sale by Scarborough Borough Council, raising fears that the […]

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A recent survey by Yorkshire-based marketing agency Savvy showed that 25% of shoppers expected to shop locally in the wake of the covid pandemic. Catherine Shuttleworth of Savvy told Saturday’s Yorkshire Post that nearly 1,000 shops had closed in the county, with large towns and city centres feeling the brunt. Britain, once decried by Napoleon as […]

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The volunteers behind the Keep Filey Tidy group are never off duty. One of the group was walking out of Scarborough station whilst the company Squeeky Clean were busy sprucing up litter bins outside the station with a power jet wash. The almost instantaneous results were noted and it wasn’t long before the Scarborough-based company […]

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Filey beach has once again beaten thousands of others across Europe to win a place in the top 20 best beaches in Europe for 2021, as chosen by Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice. It’s ranked 18th in Europe, outranking many famous beaches in places such as the French and Italian Riviera’s. It’s also the north of England’s the only representative in […]

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Over the winter a light has been shining on the South Eastern horizon, far out to sea off Flamborough Head. During the day three tall slender fingers appear, almost imperceptible to the naked eye. What are these nautical towers on the horizon? It is the Dundee-based drilling rig, Valaris 123, crewed by up to 145 […]

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In the summer months the wide sandy expanse of Filey Bay is a magnet for holidaymakers. However, the vast majority of those splashing in the water and building sand castles are blissfully unaware that the bay was the location of one of the most famous sea fights in history, the 1779 Battle of Flamborough Head. […]

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As the Covid pandemic once again impacts on travel, Northern Rail have announced a revised timetable for the Yorkshire Coast Line between Scarborough and Hull. The temporary timetable will commence on Monday 18 January and will run until further notice. Whilst the start and end of the day remains the same, to facilitate travel of […]

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In the bleak midwinter as Gustav Holst might have said. All the shops have been closed down, as the Specials might have said. Long lines patiently await vaccinations at Filey Surgery, shoot it up, as Sigue Sigue Sputnik might have said. Lockdown Three is clearly taking its toll on your Filey correspondents. However, closed the […]

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She’s done it! Stephanie Luxton completed her one hundredth round trip by bike between Filey’s Coble Landing and Hunmanby Gap this morning. Her daily five mile round trips commenced on 16th September and every day since she has become a familiar sight, often battling against a headwind along the beach. In total Stephanie has cycled 450 miles, taking seventy-three hours to […]

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The Filey Literature Festival has worked with poet Robin Needham, to produce a Filey anthology, The Salt of the Yorkshire Earth. The idea came about following his work popping up on social media. Ode to the Filey Lifeboat Heroes (first two verses) The Filey Lifeboat Heroes Are a sure and steady crew, In time of […]

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