A location highly recommended by Hinderwell to Scarborough’s summer visitors was “a small fishing-place thirteen miles north”, called “Robin Hood’s town”; but his reason for such a visit would surprise us living two hundred years later. According to Hinderwell, it was a town “frequently visited by strangers on account of the Alum-works in its vicinity”. Between Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay there were, he wrote, only two villages, Burniston, four miles, and Cloughton, five miles north. “Neither of them, however, contain anything worthy of notice, except a quarry of freestone at the latter, from which the Castle at Scarborough appears to have been built”. Since there is no mention here of Falsgrave, Newby or Scalby, clearly Hinderwell had taken his “strangers” northwards up what we call the coastal road, now the A165, via Greengate (North Marine Road) and Peasholm. Beyond Cloughton, he continued, the road … [Read more...] about Nostalgia: A day trip to ‘Robin Hood’s town’
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Paul Hurst has begun the search to boost his squad this summer after adding five players to his ranks in last month’s window. John Psaras, a close ally and one of more than half-a-dozen scouts that watch games under the instruction of Hurst, insists the Town boss will not stand still. “He is not resting on his laurels,” said Psaras. “Just because (January’s) business is done and they had a game every three days, he is still watching games. “Earlier this week he was at Telford watching Wolves’ under-23s against Newcastle. We’ve been sent our remits and targets for the summer.” Psaras explained how his instructions have been not to plan for a certain division, but to target a specific type of player. He added: “Whether they go up or not, he will be looking at one or two players that will be able to play it (Championship). “For example I looked at Afolayan at Solihull. They weren’t letting him go because of … [Read more...] about Shrewsbury already planning for the summer, says Paul Hurst’s ally John Psaras
Town centres: the shopping experience is embracing changed times. Retail is an exciting, diverse and dynamic industry, and one which is undergoing transformational change. As a sector it plays a significant part in the Scottish economy, comprising more than 20,000 businesses, providing 250,000 jobs and adding up to a £7 billion market, yet the headlines tend toward the negative. Business rates are a financial burden of the very worst type Andrew Murphy More often than not the focus is on empty units in town centres, which have suffered the most from the unstoppable rise of the internet and the mobile shopping culture. Just ten years ago it was a different story. Scotland’s towns were still experiencing a period of growth for retailers, with retail parks and shopping centres opening, and the sense was one of general regeneration. “The story of the last five years is that coming to an end and going into reverse,” says Andrew Murphy, chairman of the … [Read more...] about What’s next for Scotland’s town centres?
THE evil twin brother of Paige Doherty’s killer John Leathem is facing jail after being caught with a knife and two batons at a service station.George Leathem, 32, was warned it was “almost inevitable” he’d be locked up for possessing the offensive weapons as he ranted drunkenly at customers at Lomond Gate in Dumbarton.The scaffolder – whose previous conviction for a sex attack was used by his brother John as a vile excuse for his murder of Paige, 15 – appeared at the town’s sheriff court yesterday.Fiscal depute Sarah Healing told how a service station employee saw him staggering about screaming at people outside the shop.She said: “The employee became aware of the accused. He was heavily intoxicated.“He was suspicious that he was stealing and only served customers through the night hatch.“A female customer was afraid to leave the shop as he was shouting at people passing by, so a member of staff phoned police.“They … [Read more...] about Paige Doherty murderer John Leathem’s twin facing jail after being caught with offensive weapons
REFORMED party-boy Jack Grealish earned a night on the town after pulling the strings as England's kids cruised to a 5-0 win.The Aston Villa rascal produced a hat-trick of assists, should have earned a penalty, and generally ran the show at Walsall's Banks's Stadium.John Swift opened the scoring with a magnificent solo strike before one of the country's most prolific strikers - the Chelsea-owned Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham - smashed home a second inside the first half.Then Josh Onomah grabbed a goal, followed by Duncan Watmore, and Abraham completed his brace to complete a brilliant day for the young guns.Aidy Boothroyd's men had already qualified for Poland 2017 U21 European Championships so they made a massive nine changes to their last starting XI and still cruised with Grealish winning the man of the match award. Here are 10 things we learnt from the Banks's stadium:THE 3pm kick-off took older fans back to the 1970s when due to power cuts caused by industrial … [Read more...] about England Under-21s 5 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0: Tammy Abraham stars along with John Swift, Duncan Watmore and Josh Onomah as Three Lions romp to victory