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THE storm clouds which darkened the skies over the International Pirate Festival in Withernsea on Sunday were still hovering over the council chambers when a delegation of Pirates turned up on Monday night.
The activities of the Pirates and other community groups have brought much-needed life to the flagship Valley Gardens this year, but matters came to a head over the weekend’s festival.  ................[read more]

    Withernsea plea for more police  

WITHERNSEA Town Council is to meet Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove next month to plead for more police resources to cover the resort.
Cllr Keith Hardcastle wants to see more officers on duty and has expressed concern about the number of crimes being recorded every month in the reports presented by the local police chief to councillors.  ...............[read more]


YORKSHIRE Wildlife Trust has secured almost £500,000 worth of funding to develop its work at Spurn Point.
The £498,000 awarded by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund will be used by the Trust for the restoration of the iconic Matthew’s Lighthouse and nearby gun emplacement on the Point and the creation of a visitor centre with café.  .................[read more]

  Sports News...  
    Easington dig deep for opening day win  

EASINGTON United put their pre-season woes behind them to register an impressive opening day win in the CML North Division.
Despite being shorn of seven players – in addition to the five summer departures – two second half goals from Chris Frost and Stef Radley earned the Eastenders the points against a fancied Thoresby side. 
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    McKinley and Buss lead the way  

CONNOR McKinley and Ian Buss both hit excellent half centuries on Saturday as Patrington registered a hard fought victory against Carlton Towers at Southside.
Chasing 164 to win after the visitors had won the toss and elected to bat, McKinley hit his third 50 of the season and is now just short of 400 runs for the campaign so far as he and Buss shared a partnership of 106 before the latter was dismissed for 52, the captain making a welcome return to form.  ................(read more)

    ‘Westy’ forced to sit and wait as Kiyonari takes centre stage  
HOLDERNESS superbike rider James Westmoreland, recovering from a broken thumb, could only stand and watch as his BMW Motorrad team celebrated big style at Thruxton recently.
The team left Thruxton with their first Pirelli Superstock 1000 win of the year courtesy of Lee Jackson on the BMW S 1000 RR, along with two podium finishes in the MCE British Superbike Championship from Ryuichi Kiyonari.  ................(read more)
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