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Work starts on £2.7m Scarborough Market Hall revamp

Work is starting on the £2.7m transformation of Scarborough Market Hall.

Contractors are starting preparatory work on the St Helen’s Square building ready for a complete revamp of the market.

The market will remain open with current stalls available throughout the work, which is expected to be completed by December.

The historic building will get a new mezzanine upper floor, creating space for new shops, offices and a café.

This is a fantastic step forward for the Scarborough Market Hall redevelopment and it is wonderful to see contractors on site and beginning the process of creating a much-improved market for Scarborough.

In the meantime the market will remain open and traders look forward to welcoming customers old and new.

– Councillor Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Council

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Flock of penguins prepare to celebrate their birthdays

Nine penguins at Scarborough Sea Life Centre are preparing to celebrate their birthdays in the next month.

The flock of Humboldt penguins will be treated to special fishy birthday cakes and a quiet rendition of 'Happy Birthday', as the birds aren't keen on loud noises. The centre is also asking young visitors to design birthday cards for them.

  • April 6th – George (female) turns 14. She is the oldest flock member by just nine days
  • April 7th – Sushi (male) is two
  • April 11th– Calimero (male) is two
  • April 12th – Gonzo (male)is 12
  • April 15th – Clumsey (male) is 14
  • April 17th – Krusty (male) is 12
  • April 18th – Pinky (female) is six
  • April 20th – Mavis (female) is 12
  • April 25th – Peso (male) is four

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Police release CCTV after charity box stolen in Scarborough

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a man stole a charity box in Scarborough

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The incident happened on Thursday 18th February when the man cut the rope tying the charity box and placed the box in his rucksack before leaving the store.

The suspect is described as 60 years old with a black flat cap, black jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.

If you have any information, you can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Noel Gallagher announces one-off seaside gig in Scarborough

Scarborough will host the former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher for the first time in August.

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The High Flying Birds Tour will be held at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre in August.

Since 2011, Noel has won various awards including the Ivor Novella Award in 2013 and the NME Godlike Genius award in 2012.

Tickets will be on sale this Friday and the concert will be held on Wednesday 3rd August 2016.

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