Monday 18th December 2017,
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Undercover & InfoWar Ops in Yorkshire (5) Special/Ports Branch

Undercover & InfoWar Ops in Yorkshire (5) Special/Ports Branch by TIM HICKS. Background  This is the fifth article on the subject of undercover and information warfare operations in Yorkshire. The first covered the influence of the military on armed and [...]

November 12, 2017 Police

Exclusive: Jeremy Thorpe Investigation: No Charges

Exclusive: Jeremy Thorpe Investigation: No Charges Regular readers of the NYE will know that we have been following the re-investigation of the Jeremy Thorpe [1] case, which was conducted by Gwent Police at the request of Avon & Somerset Constabulary. [...]

November 9, 2017 Police

Death of a Citizen Journalist: A Tribute

Death of a Citizen Journalist: A Tribute by TIM HICKS. ~~~ The NYE has run national stories on journalism, but for the first time in its history, the NYE is to run an international story. This concerns the murder of [...]

October 24, 2017 Misc

Another NYE Investigation Vindicated

Another NYE Investigation Vindicated It has been a good week for the NYE crime desk. On the 4th of October 2017 I received a commemorative mouse mat from the North Yorks Moors Railway in thanks for our support after it [...]

October 10, 2017 Police

TORNADO comes to North Yorkshire Moors Railway

TORNADO comes to North Yorkshire Moors Railway by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Regular readers will know that the NYE has recently covered the heart breaking attack on the NYMR by vandals. The entire NYE team was very deeply saddened at the [...]

October 7, 2017 Misc

Salacious Crime Reporting in the National Press

Salacious Crime Reporting in the National Press by TIM HICKS. ~~~~~ Two recent stories published in the national media make me bemoan irresponsible press coverage. The Domino’s Pizza affair A Bridlington couple who had sex openly in Domino’s Pizzas in [...]

October 3, 2017 Police

NYP: A Force Facing a Crisis of Morale, Oversight & Leadership?

NYP: A Force Facing a Crisis of Morale, Oversight & Leadership? Recently, two articles in the mainstream press have been brought to my attention which cause me to take pen to paper. Internal Criticism of NYP by police officers The [...]

September 24, 2017 North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

An Ethical Dilemma: Police Use of Civilian “Paedophile Hunters” in Online Undercover “Sting Operations”

An Ethical Dilemma: Police Use of Civilian “Paedophile Hunters” in Online Undercover “Sting Operations” by TIM HICKS. ~~~~~ Last month I commented on a dilemma in modern policing: is it right to pay a convicted sex offender to act as [...]

September 19, 2017 Police

Book Review: “Undercover” – by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis

Book Review: “Undercover” – by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis Following on from my recent article on police undercover operations in North Yorkshire, I wanted to research the subject further. I had been very impressed by the quality of the [...]

September 17, 2017 Misc

Ethical Standards Comparison between SBC and the NY Enquirer

Ethical Standards Comparison between SBC and the NY Enquirer A Letter to the Editor from NUJ investigative journalist TIM HICKS. ~~~~~ Sir, To give readers further confidence in the quality of NYE journalism, I would like to return to the [...]

September 5, 2017 Letters