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December 2013

Twas The Night Before Christmas Story

24th December 2013


Thanks to ALL the local schools who got in touch wanting to be involved in our very special T'was The Night Before Christmas Story.. read by over 60 children from nearly 30 local schools! Click the play button to listen to the story!



The schools featuring are:

EASTFIELD: Braeburn & Overdale

BRIDLINGTON: Our Lady & St Peter,  Hilderthorpe and Martongate

FILEY & HUNMANBY: Filey Junior School, Hunmanby Primary

SCARBOROUGH: Friarage, Gladstone Road, Barrowcliffe, St Augustines, Graham, St Peter’s, Wheatcroft, St. Martin’s & Little Owls Nursery


WYKEHAM: Wkyeham Primary School

CAYTON: Cayton primary School

WHITBY: St Hildas, East Whitby, Westcliff Primary, Sleights, Airy Hill Primary & Coliseum Nursery

FYLINGTHORPE: Fylingdales Primary School

Posted by Paddy at 9:18am


Coastal flood stories

6th December 2013

If you were away from your radio yesterday afternoon and last night, you could easily have missed the news...

Whitby Harbour, Scarborough's South Bay and Bridlington Harbour flooded at high tide yesterday afternoon.

It was described as the most serious tidal surge in more than 30 years.

A tidal surge is caused a number of factors coming together.

Firstly the weather - an area of low pressure with strong winds whips up the sea. It drags up the sea level. If the wind is strong and blowing towards the coast AND it co-incides with high tide you get a VERY high tide: "A tidal surge" and the result is often coastal flooding.

Today, I've been getting your reaction and hearing your stories.


Julie Dyl is the owner of Rags Hotel and Restaurant on the harbourside in Bridlington.

They carried on serving customers as the water came in!

Here's Julie:


Neil Hodgson is the co-owner of the Sandside Cafe at Sandsend.

His business escaped unharmed, but the beach has never looked like this before.

Here's Neil:



Posted by Richard Griffin at 12:32pm

Yorkshire Coast Floods LATEST INFO from Emergency Meeting

5th December 2013

At 9:30pm tonight I chatted LIVE to Superintendent Glynn Payne from North Yorkshire Police with the latest info from tonight's Emergency Meeting at Scarborough Town Hall. Includes the latest predictions for tomorrow's high tide at around 6am. Click the play button below.. Paddy


Posted by Paddy at 10:15pm


Snowdrop Appeal - Christmas Events

5th December 2013

The Snowdrop Appeal TileThe Snowdrop Appeal was launched to fund a new Maternity Bereavement Suite at Scarborough Hospital.

The £120,000 space will be private, away from the main labour ward, for families who lose a baby during birth or pregnancy.

Maya Richardson is a regular guest on my show keeping us up-to-date on the fundraising.

This month she'd got news of a new total, her own fancy dress dip plans and lots of other festive events.

She started by telling me more about the appeal:

Here's all the contact details:

(01723) 236210




Posted by Richard Griffin at 2:29pm


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