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Council approves Futurist demolition plans

Scarborough Council's planning committee this afternoon approved the plans and method to demolish the town's iconic Futurist theatre.

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The Futurist

Council to decide how to demolish the Futurist

Scarborough Council's planning committee will meet today to decide on the method of demolition for the Futurist.

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The Futurist

Council approves costs for Futurist demolition

Scarborough Council has agreed the £3.91m cost to demolish the Futurist ahead of Friday's planning decision.
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North Yorkshire Police is being urged to do more to improve ethnic diversity. Stock image.

The Yorkshire police force that still doesn’t have any black officers

A Yorkshire police force has been urged to look again at its recruitment plans after its crime commissioner claimed not enough progress had been made on making its workforce more diverse.

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The Archbishop of York

Sentamu asked to help end Yorkshire devolution deadlock

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has been asked to intervene to help end the deadlock over efforts to give Yorkshire more control over its own affairs.

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Kirby Misperton fracking firm: ‘We have a moral responsibility to show this can work’

Both fracking bosses and protesters believe everything is about to change as crucial tests start in North Yorkshire - but for very different reasons. Chris Burn reports.

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MP Gavin Williamson opens East Ayton Schools new Nursery . Getting down to some school work in the classroom. pic Richard Ponter 164020a

Village schoolboy now at the very centre of government

‘Brutally efficient despite the smiles’

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A Bank of England  meeting was held at the Crown Spa Hotel with guests and   local  buisiness leaders with Juliette Healy and Ian McCafferty representing the Monetary Policy Committee  . pic Richard Ponter 174713

Top economist in Scarboro’ visit

Scarborough business people hosted a dinner with high-ranking economic adviser Ian McCafferty (centre), who serves on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. The meeting was held to discuss views on the economy, business trends and Brexit, as part of regional meetings being held to garner views from a range of business representatives, exporters and organisations. It was held at the Crown Spa Hotel. The event was oragnised by the Scarborough Business Ambassadors and the Institute of Directors in conjunction with the Bank of England. He also toured the Woodend Creative centre.

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Cllr Sam Cross

Third UKIP councillor jumps ship

The leader of Scarborough Council's UKIP group has resigned from the party.
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A demonstrator is restrained by police in Kirby Misperton on Tuesday.

More arrests as anti-fracking protests continue in North Yorkshire

Four more people have been arrested this afternoon as anti-fracking protests continue in a North Yorkshire village.

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Scarborough Town Hall

Petition started as council orders closure of popular business

A petition has been started to save a long-running Scarborough business from closure.
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Scarborough harbour

Major new plans for Scarborough harbour

A task group is set to be formed to take forward a major new strategic plan for the future of Scarborough’s historic harbour, which will see it brought into the 21st century and transformed into a cultural and economic hub for the town.

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Seagulls in Scarborough

Litter louts may be fined to cut down on seagull attacks

A Scarborough councillor has said litter louts will have to be fined in a bid to try and cut down on the town’s ongoing seagull problems.

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Scarborough's South Bay

South Bay pollution puzzle goes on despite the investment of £50m

A long-awaited report into why the sea water in Scarborough’s South Bay failed water cleanliness tests is likely to prove inconclusive, councillors have been warned.
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The North Bay cinema

Cinema set for October 2018 opening

The process of building Scarborough’s new North bay cinema is set to begin in earnest next month.

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The tour will return

Councillors approve Tour's return to Scarborough in 2018

Scarborough will host the Tour de Yorkshire for the fourth year running.

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Town Hall

Scarborough Council cleared by corruption investigation

An investigation into Scarborough Council's handling of allegations of corruption has found that there was no cover-up, only procedural mistakes.

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Steve Howley, secretary of the FBU in North Yorkshire, supports Julia Mulligan's proposal to replace the existing North Yorkshire fire service watchdog.

Union backs plans for North Yorkshire crime tsar to take over fire authority

The North Yorkshire branch of the Fire Brigades Union has given a cautious backing to plans that would see the county’s police commissioner take over the governance of its fire service.

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Tour de Yorkshire

Tour set to return to Scarborough in 2018

Scaborough Council is hoping to make it an awesome foursome with the Tour de Yorkshire in 2018.

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Sheila Kettlewell has sadly died at the age of 79.

Former mayor Sheila will be sadly missed

A former Mayor and Alderman of the borough has died at the age of 79.
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