During the Second World War, Yorkshire became an important base for commanding the royal bombers, thereby stepping into the forefront of the conflict.
In the 1970s, local self-government reforms took place throughout the UK. In 1974, the historic county of Yorkshire ceased to exist, divided into nonmetropolitan North, West, East and South Yorkshire, and part of the territories “dispersed” in other counties.
Development of services
The basis of the economy of modern North Yorkshire is an actively developing sphere of services. However, in the Tyneside conurbation there are large enterprises of ferrous metallurgy, and in the cities of Wilton and Billingham – the chemical industry.
Most of the North Yorkshire schools are general schools, in the county there are 42 public schools and 12 private schools. Higher education in the county is available at York College, the University of Hull Scarborough Campus, Yorkshire Coast College, Cleveland College of Art and Design. The region also has a number of colleges participating in international student exchange programs.
Connections and transport
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Only two motorways pass through the county – A1 (M) and A66 (M), and three major routes – A1, A19, A66. With London and neighbouring counties, Yorkshire is also linked by the East Coast Main Line, North TransPennine and Grand Central, stretching from London to Sunderland.
In addition to trains, the message within the county (and not only) is provided by buses, the major operators in this area are Arriva and the local company Dales & District.
In North Yorkshire there are no airports, it is served by the airports of neighbouring counties and counties: Durham Tees Valley in Durham, Newcastle Airport and Leeds Bradford International Airport.
In North Yorkshire there are football clubs, the most successful of them – Middlesboro (Middlesbrough FC), playing in the Premier League. In the county, many hippodromes are open, and one race track is the “Croft Circuit”, where the “British Touring Car Championship”, “British Superbike” and “Pickup Truck Racing” competitions are held. Local clubs of cricket and rugby, although they operate, but cannot boast of particularly impressive victories.