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“Flush Those Blues Away””

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one-hundred-and-seventy-eighth 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 [...]

May 7, 2019 Photoons

SBC: What Next?

SBC: What Next? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, sharing some opinions on the results of the 2019 Scarborough Borough Council elections. ~~~~~ If power, as is claimed, corrupts, then it must surely be the case that it [...]

May 6, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

The Futurist Top Twenty

The Futurist Top Twenty an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reminding voters of a four-yearly opportunity to hold elected Conservative Councillors to account. ~~~~~ As predicted, not all 22 of the Scarborough Borough Councillors who voted in favour [...]

April 8, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

O.A.T. ~ Opening At Times?

O.A.T. ~ Opening At Times? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining the profit-sharing potential for SBC’s Open Air Theatre 2019 season. ~~~~~ While everybody’s attention is turned to the on-going mysteries of the £9M SBC/BLL/Alpamare relationship, mine [...]

January 27, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: “The Dying Swan”

Guest Author ALLAN ROBERTS, reports on another example of flagrant double standards at Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~ On 17th January 2019, the Scarborough News published an article with the headline. ‘Scarborough bakers Cooplands fined for health and safety breach over [...]

January 20, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Open Air Loser”

An Open Letter from TONY RANDERSON (a Councillor at both North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council) to Councillor Martin Smith [Con.], Portfolio Holder for Tourism regarding the financial disaster known locally as “the OAT”. OAT losses were first [...]

September 14, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC September Council Review

SBC September Council Review by ALI WILKINS, bringing the 3rd September meeting of SBC Full Council to a wider audience, without losing (or spending) a penny. And presenting that long-running Scarborough farce ‘That’s Not The Way To Do It!’. ~~~~~ [...]

September 11, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

Staithes Tragedy – a Sign of the Times?

Staithes Tragedy – a Sign of the Times? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD examining the possibility that poor Health & Safety standards at SBC may already have cost a young life. ~~~~~ The subject of Scarborough Borough [...]

August 21, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

DILLON: “I Am God” (Part Two)

DILLON: “I Am God” (Part Two) an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, resuming earlier reports on the matter of SBC CEO Jim DILLONhaving prohibited a Councillor from attending Council Meetings. ~~~~~ This is the second in a series [...]

July 21, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, pointing up a profligate breach of Tory ‘austerity’. ~~~~~ East Riding of Yorkshire Councillor Andy STRANGEWAY [Ind.] – a sometime contributor to the Enquirer – has taken [...]

May 9, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council