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Penguin orphans celebrate 1st birthday

Rico and Skipper with surrogate dad Todd German. Credit: Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary.

Humboldt penguin chicks Rico and Skipper were hand-reared by Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary's senior aquarist Todd German, after they were abandoned by their parents.

Now a year later, things have p-p-p-picked up for the pair of brothers, who are healthy and apparently happy living in a colony of twenty penguins.

A fishy birthday treat for Rico. Credit: Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary.

“For their first few weeks I had to feed them a special fish soup six times every day with the aid of a syringe. “They came home with me every night for nearly two months so they could have their last feed at 10pm. We developed a really close bond and even though they’ve long since been assimilated into our 20-strong Humboldt penguin colony, they rush straight over to greet me when I enter the enclosure.”

– Todd German, Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

Having been hand-reared, Rico and Skipper have no fear of humans and have become popular attractions at the Sanctuary.


Trains at standstill on TransPennine line after person hit by train

A TransPennine train bound for Scarborough (library image) Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There is disruption on First Transpennine Express line between York and Scarborough due to person being hit by a train.

Lines through the area are currently closed and trains at a standstill. Trains are likely to be delayed by at least 30 minutes.

Scarborough cinema development moves step closer

Scarborough Council has given outline approval to plans for a new cinema complex at North Bay.

The development on the former Atlantis Waterpark site will feature up to seven screens.

It will also include six commercial units, up to 24 residential apartments and a multi-storey car park.

The plans will also need to go before the Government's Planning Inspectorate due to the scale of the development.


Motorcyclist dies in Scarborough hospital following crash

A 23-year-old motorcyclist, involved in a collision with another vehicle, has died at Scarborough Hospital.

The accident happened at around 7:30pm on Friday August 21st, when the motorcycle rider collided with a white Toyota Yaris on Dunslow Road, Eastfield in Scarborough.

North Yorkshire Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses and information to assist the investigation.

In particular, they are asking people to come forward who recall seeing the distinctive motorcycle, a black Honda CB600 Hornet with a silver frame and blue piping, prior to the collision.

Officers say it would have been on the A64 as it travelled towards Scarborough from Malton or as it entered Dunslow Road in the direction of Cayton as it approached the collision scene outside the Vantage Toyota garage.

'Extensive searches' for missing man driving an Audi

Police say they are very concerned for the welfare of a man who has been reported missing from home in Scarborough.

Officers are urging the public to look out for Gary Sheffield, aged 51, who was last seen at 8.30am today, August 8th, at his home in Chatsworth Gardens, Scarborough.

  • Gary is described as 6ft tall, bald, clean shaven, of slim build, and with blue eyes.

He is reportedly driving a black Audi A3, and may visit the Cleveland area.

Officers are conducting extensive searches to locate Gary, and are appealing to anyone who sees someone matching his description to get in touch by calling 101.

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