A man appeared in court today charged with a burglary in Filey, and then admitted to 13 other burglaries in the town. Glyn Brookes, 38, of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today, where he was charged with two burglaries in the Nottingham area also.
Police say the burglaries took place in late September - early October and that most of the properties he targeted were unoccupied at the time.Brookes was arrested in Nottinghamshire last week and he is due to appear before Nottingham Crown Court in November.
Cricket umpire and Yorkshireman Dickie Bird will declare show homes at a £45m housing development in Filey officially open today. Dickie will sign a cricket bat at Mills Meadows which will be auctioned in aid of his charitable foundation, helping young people participate in sport.
Filey beach has not maintained its Blue Flag status awarded earlier this year. The timing of routine bathing water tests by the Environment Agency suggest that the extreme rainfall which the local area has experienced in recent weeks has affected the results.
We recognise how important the prestigious Blue Flag award is to Filey and we are very disappointed that the beach has not been able to maintain it for the rest of 2012 especially as the news has come so early in the summer season. However I would like to assure members of the public that the bathing water does still meet the European mandatory standard for bathing water quality and is classified as a good standard of bathing water.”