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It has been a wild couple of days as Storm Arwen brought near 100mph winds in off the North Sea. The promenade was battered by heavy seas. Several trees were uprooted, roofs damaged and at the allotments a number of greenhouses were wrecked. The train service was suspended until mid-afternoon on Saturday and one unlucky motorist on West Avenue found her […]

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The much-loved Filey Town Bus is in urgent need of a new engine. The bus service, often nicknamed Collin’s Little Bus, has run in Filey for the last sixteen years. During that time passengers have numbered well into six figures, but perhaps it is the personal service that stands out. There are innumerable tales of Colin remembering […]

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A national newspaper has declared Filey to be the ‘best of the best’. In an article, that is essentially a compilation of reviews left by users of Which? and TripAdvisor, the Daily Express informed the nation that our ‘absolutely beautiful’ little town is the best seaside resort in the entire United Kingdom. As usual the […]

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Filey railway station will be closed to trains between 23rd and 31st October as Network Rail undertake extensive resignalling work at Bridlington. Trains will be replaced by buses between Driffield and Seamer, extending journey times. The line is being closed for nine days to enable the complete replacement of steam age signalling at Bridlington. For […]

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Today should have been the day television signals returned to Filey in the wake of the fire at the Bilsdale transmitter mast. But ‘bad weather’ has delayed the switching on of a temporary mast until sometime between 13th and 19th of October. The bad news doesn’t end there, as it has been revealed that there […]

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Television screens remain blank in Filey as efforts to build a new transmitter mast at Bilsdale are being frustrated by access issues. The mast operator Arqiva are trying to negotiate with a nearby landowner, but may have to go through the courts to enable access to the mast site for heavy equipment required to erect the […]

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was knocked off his bike by a car on Scarborough Road, Filey near East Lea Farm. The car failed to stop and drove off leaving the cyclist injured in the road. The cyclist was a man in his 60s, he remains in hospital where he is being treated […]

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A century ago the North Eastern Railway ran the train services through Filey and Hunmanby. Twenty-five of their busier stations boasted beautiful tiled maps, depicting the network of the North Eastern Railway. Sadly, the vast majority have been lost, but nine survivors can be viewed at Beverley, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Morpeth, Saltburn, Scarborough, Tynemouth, York and Whitby. […]

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Television and radio reception in Filey, and across a large part of north east England, has been lost after lightning struck the Bilsdale transmitter mast near Helmsley. Firefighters were called to the mast on Tuesday after an engineer working on the site reported a fire within the structure. The 1,032 foot mast was photographed with flames […]

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The sun has shone, the beach has been packed and music is in the air as a brass band plays on the Crescent Gardens. Could life be better? Seemingly so, the weekend also saw the opening of Charlottes cocktail lounge and a new beer garden at Cobblers. If that wasn’t enough ‘Seaside’ Danny Wilde made […]

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