Tributes have been paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago. Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. Twenty people were killed and hundreds more injured. There has been a flotilla in Scarborough where wreaths were placed on the water.
A memorial service is taking place at St Mary's Church in Scarborough to remember the 18 people from the town killed when German warships fired shells at the town exactly 100 years ago.
Exactly 100 years ago Scarborough and Whitby were subjected to bombardments by German warships. Events are being held in commemoration.Read the full story ›
Tributes will be paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago.
Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured.
Lindy Rowley is from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.
Nine days before Christmas in 1914 was the major turning point in the Great War resulting in thousands signing up to fight.
That is because it was the first time the Germans had killed civillians on home soil. The seaside town of Scarborough was one target and 18 people were killed there.
Now a group of volunteers are trying to trace their relatives in time for a special centenary next month. Sarah Clark reports.
Historians are trying to track down relatives of 18 people who were killed 100 years ago in the German shelling of Scarborough.Read the full story ›
Catherine Zeta Jones has been spotted shopping in Whitby.
The Darling Buds of May star - who played Mariette Larkin, has since gone on to become one of the UK's biggest names in Hollywood.
But it didn't stop her bagging a bargain in the town's independent stores while she filmed the new Dad's Army movie.
Roxanne Barlow snapped the actress as she left Home Works clutching her new purchase - a poster of Audrey Hepburn.
She then visited Venus Trading, where she bought a 'Lucille Blouse" for £29.99.
Manager Jaime Ruff said: "She had a good peruse of the stock, she seemed to be very chilled out.
"She bought a modern vintage blouse. We didn't bother her for a photo as she just wanted to shop."
There are fears Whitby could be deluged by seawater unless urgent repairs are made to the town's ageing sea defences.
The east and west piers, which have protected the harbour from stormy seas for hundreds of years, could collapse at any time, according to campaigners. They are now calling on the Government to help pay towards the £8 million needed to do the work.
Kate Walby reports:
An appeal has been made to the Government for £3.8m of emergency funding to save Whitby's two landmark piers - amid warnings the situation is now "critical".
A delegation of politicians in the district has told the Government that the harbour and surrounding homes and businesses could be at risk from the North Sea without swift action to bolster its walled protection.