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A Spectacular Tory Own Goal

A Spectacular Tory Own Goal – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a spectacular Tory ‘own goal’ played out in Scarborough last week, much to the embarrassment of the Scarborough Town Deal Board (STDB). ~~~~~ Privy [...]

January 28, 2024 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Town Deal Truths and Half-Truths

Town Deal Truths and Half-Truths   Guest Author Stormin’ Norman Murphy writes to disentangle the Gordian knot. ~~~~~ Much has been said recently, and indeed written about, with regard to the £22 million Scarborough has been awarded from the Town Deal Fund (TDF) and [...]

July 25, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Scarborough Bottom Enders Betrayed?

Scarborough Bottom Enders Betrayed? One year ago today, on 31st May 2022, Scarborough businessman Mr Peter LEE published an 8-page Open Letter, countersigned by 100 residents of Scarborough’s Bottom End. The Open Letter was addressed to: 1). The Town Deal [...]

May 31, 2023 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

“Heads-Up, Carl Les”

“Heads-Up, Carl Les” The Enquirer is delighted to re-publish a letter (already circulating on social media) from a Scarborough resident to North Yorkshire Council Leader, Councillor Carl Les [Con.] (pictured above), highlighting the travesty of “public consultation” carried out to [...]

April 13, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

“Chat BS”

A Letter to the Editor from Margaret Wilson, of Primrose Valley, comparing the latest offering from the world of Artifical Intelligence (AI) with the insightful work of real citizen journalists investigating the personalities and events of local politics, in the [...]

April 11, 2023 Letters

Mayor May Not?

Mayor May Not? – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, commenting on a suggestion so bizarre as to surely be nothing more than an April Fool spoof gone wildly out of control. ~~~~~ Earlier in the week, implausible [...]

April 6, 2023 Scarborough Borough Council


RANDO RESIGNS! by NIGEL WARD ~~~~~ Long-standing (Labour) Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire (County) Councillor Tony RANDERSON [Lab.] – the self-styled “Man in the White Hat” – has announced his resignation on social media: One can only wonder why [...]

April 3, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

“Good Riddance, Dud Siddons!”

“Good Riddance, Dud Siddons!” Please welcome the return of Alderman “Stormin’” Norman Murphy, summing up the disastrous tenure of Scarborough Borough Council’s last Leader. ~~~~~ As those of you who have been following the shambolic progress of Scarborough Council over [...]

March 30, 2023 Scarborough Borough Council

“Magaluf! Magaluf! Magaluf!”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-fifty-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 [...]

March 26, 2023 Photoons

SBC Cabinet: West Pier Stand-Off

SBC Cabinet: West Pier Stand-Off – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering a considered opinion on the outrageous behaviour of SBC Leader, Councillor Steve SIDDONS [Lab.], in his capacity as Chair of the Cabinet Meeting held on [...]

February 17, 2023 Scarborough Borough Council