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Foundation stone laid for new priory in Whitby

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, officially laid the foundation stone for a new Priory today to be built in the grounds of Sneaton Castle, Whitby for an Order of Anglican Sisters. Leeds-based Castlehouse Construction has been awarded the contract to design and construct the new build facility for the

Guiding Light trawler champions new green fishing practices

The Guiding Light trawler became the latest symbol of marine industry optimism, as she set sail from the Parkol Marine Engineering shipyard in Whitby. And one of the factors in her success is a commitment to new, greener fishing methods. The pair trawler, ordered by Guiding Light Limited and parent company, Hull-based

Planning permission granted for 7,000 sq ft of new offices near Whitby

The Mulgrave Estate has been granted planning permission for nearly 7,000 sq ft of new, high quality office accommodation in a semi-rural location to the north of Whitby, to help meet demand from local businesses. Sympathetically converted from former diary buildings, five new modern office suites will be created, ranging in

Naming ceremony celebrates launch of new trawler built in Whitby

Summer Rose, the latest trawler manufactured by Parkol Marine Engineering, has now left the esteemed Whitby shipbuilding yard after a traditional naming ceremony led by a minister from the Mission to Seafarers. Accompanied by a piper, a crowd gathered at the Parkol site in the sunshine on Saturday, April 21 to

Wetherby construction firm placed into administration

Wetherby-based construction business Haresign Limited has been placed into the hands of joint administrators Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor in Leeds. Haresign Limited, which was based in Sicklinghall, undertook niche construction projects, creating high quality handcrafted buildings including a number of commercial and residential developments around West and

New family homes welcomed in Whitby

A total of 60 new high-quality family homes on Castle Road in Whitby have been given the go-ahead by Scarborough Borough Council, following the unanimous approval of two planning applications submitted by York-based developer S Harrison. Located on the western edge of the popular seaside town, the successful reserved matters application

Gisborough Hall unveils multi-million-pound woodland spa plans

Gisborough Hall has revealed detailed plans for its new multi-million-pound spa development. Earlier this year, the family-owned hotel became fully-independent for the first time since it opened 15 years ago and announced its intention to build a new spa within its grounds. Work will get underway later this year or early next