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Whitby parents fight to keep school open

Eskdale School. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Parents in North Yorkshire are vowing to fight plans to close a middle school in Whitby and merge it with another.

Eskdale School, which has pupils aged 11 to 14, would be incorporated into the larger Cademon College.

North Yorkshire County Council says it is to improve standards and recruit more good teachers. However, parents are they are worried about upheaval for their children.

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Downton's Joanne Frogatt nominated for Golden Globe

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Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, from Littlebeck near Whitby, has been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Joanna who plays Anna, Lady's Maid to Lady Mary Crawley, in Downton Abbey, was nominated in the category of best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie.

It could be second time lucky for Joanne who won best supporting actress for her role in Downton Abbey last year.

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Two men charged after Whitby jewellery shop robbery

Two men have been charged in connection with a robbery in Whitby.

Gouldbuy jewellers store on Flowergate was robbed at around 12.30pm on May 1. Timothy William Moloney, 19, of Whitby and Andrew Peart, 18, of Whitby are due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on May 14.

Three other people arrested in connection with the robbery, a woman aged 21, and two men aged 18 and 25, remain on police bail.

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