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Home Secretary backs NYE

Home Secretary backs NYE by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction Regular readers will remember that during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, the NYE tried to support the efforts of the NHS and North Yorkshire Police (NYP) to ensure public safety. [...]

September 25, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, Police

Claudia Lawrence and Halliwell: New Developments

Claudia Lawrence and Halliwell: New Developments by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction  On 2nd September 2022, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) published its report into the investigation by Wiltshire Police into the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards by serial killer [...]

September 6, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, Police

NYE’s Investigative Journalism Vindicated

NYE’s Investigative Journalism Vindicated by TIM HICKS [Book Review] ~~~~~ Introduction In October 2015, Nigel Ward ran the following article in the NYE: The Paedo-Friendly DPP In this article, Nigel argued that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from 1964 to [...]

August 30, 2022 Police

Proscribed or Not?

Proscribed or Not? by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction Regular readers of the NYE will be aware that Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (PFCCNY) Zoë Metcalfe has applied the “Unreasonable Complainants” policy to me to justify ignoring requests for media comment from [...]

August 22, 2022 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Police 7: Community Policing News July ’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 from the North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the [...]

August 13, 2022 Police

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

“Out of the Question”

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

June 20, 2022 Photoons

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