Thursday 11th August 2022,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Hicks

SLAPPs: SRA tightens up on Solicitors

Attention! … SLAPPs: SRA tightens up on Solicitors By TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction Regular readers of the NYE will know that the NYE has been subjected to an onslaught of restrictive measures by Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) and North Yorkshire Police (NYP) [...]

August 6, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Scarborough Borough Council

Ministry of Justice thanks NYE

Ministry of Justice thanks NYE TIM HICKS reports… ~~~~~ Introduction: MoJ acts on SLAPPs In a previous article, I reported that Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab had launched an urgent call for evidence in response to the challenges presented by the increasing [...]

July 30, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

SLAPPs: Chief Constable Winward Retaliates

SLAPPs: Chief Constable Winward Retaliates by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is investigating the increasing use of a form of litigation known collectively as SLAPPs – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation – against journalists. The term SLAPP is [...]

June 8, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Police

NYE Submits Evidence to MoJ

Longstanding NYE contributor and National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Journalist Tim Hicks has submitted evidence to the Ministry of Justice investigation into Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs). His evidence concerns the use of SLAPPs by Scarborough Council (SBC) and [...]

May 24, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Deploys Security ‘Heavies’ Against NYE

SBC Deploys Security ‘Heavies’ Against NYE by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ For many years, NYE community journalist Nigel Ward has been peacefully attending Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) meetings to report to the NYE’s readership on Council affairs in Scarborough. This is [...]

May 20, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Police 7: Community Policing News April ‘22

Police 7: Community Policing News April ‘22 The NYE’s Police 7 articles are intended to be a one stop shop for our readers covering crime prevention advice, court reports, police appeals for assistance, local community policing news, information on victim support, updates [...]

May 10, 2022 Appeals, North Yorkshire Police

NYP Fails Child-Abuse Inspection

NYP Fails Child-Abuse Inspection by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has reviewed North Yorkshire Police’s child protection services and determined that the standard of its child protection is “poor”. The [...]

May 1, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Police

Boris, Rishi and Chief Constable Winward

Boris, Rishi and Chief Constable Winward by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ I read with some satisfaction that the Metropolitan Police had conducted an impartial investigation into allegations that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (shown [...]

April 19, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Met. Police, NYP and Corruption Investigations

Met. Police, NYP and Corruption Investigations by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction Daniel Morgan (pictured above right) was a private investigator who was found murdered in a car park in Sydenham South London in 1987. There were six investigations into Mr [...]

March 24, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Dismissed Without Notice

Dismissed Without Notice by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction UK Police Forces now publish Chief Officers’ expenses, to ensure openness and transparency, and to facilitate public, and media scrutiny. In accordance with this policy, this article is one of a series [...]

March 19, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner