Tuesday 20th October 2020,
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“First Refusal?”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-fourteenth in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

October 6, 2020 Photoons

“Follies, Failures & Fools”

A Letter to the Editor from COLIN RELPH, Scarborough businessman and former SBC election Independent candidate for the Falsgrave & Stepney ward. ~~~~~ Sir, As a local businessman, whose business will hopefully still be viable when the lockdown ends, I [...]

June 15, 2020 Letters

“The Cinematographer’s Party”

Guest author ALI WILKINS reports on the Planning Consent for the Northside Multiplex Cinema. ~~~~~ Five years down the line and we are still waiting for the promised Multiplex Cinema.  Many of you will know from my previous articles I [...]

November 19, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“D.I.Y. Demolitions”

A Letter to the Editor from Scarborough resident ALI WILKINS, who has picked up on a cool half-million (or two) that will come as a surprise to many. ~~~ Nobody could fail to have noticed the changes at SBC over [...]

May 12, 2019 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

Stormin’ Norman Debunks ‘Dodgy’ DBID

Popular Guest Author Councillor Norman MURPHY [Ind.] gives us the low-down on the Council *hit factory – pardon the typo, the Council’s hit factory – well-known for its obsession with tourism (which is why it closed its three Tourist Information [...]

March 27, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC – Compulsive Gamblers

SBC – Compulsive Gamblers Today’s Guest Author is Councillor Norman MURPHY [Ind.] (Northstead), who is deeply critical of the present SBC administration, for reasons already well-known to everyone in the Borough. ~~~~~ The news that the Alpamare Water Park, built [...]

February 15, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Flamingo Land – Tender is the Right”

A Letter to the Editor from BOB ROBERTS – Scarborough businessman and, hitherto, a life-long Tory – who believes that now the Futurist Theatre is no more, it would be appropriate to re-offer the lease on the site to TENDER [...]

February 13, 2019 Letters

The German Alpamare Saga

The German Alpamare Saga Guest Author Councillor Michelle DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF [Ind.Ind.] shares a personal view on the Alpamare saga. For those who missed local media reports on Thursday’s meeting of SBC’s Audit Committee, Finance Director Nick EDWARDS allegedly stated, in regard [...]

February 2, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

N. Yorkshire’s Poor Relations

N. Yorkshire’s Poor Relations an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, lamenting further evidence that the Borough of Scarborough is nowhere near to fulfilling its service potential. Is an increase in Council Tax the answer? Or a decrease in [...]

February 1, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Depth Charges”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one-hundred-and-sixty-seventh in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

January 18, 2019 Photoons