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Scarborough's Mayoress to shave her head following breast cancer diagnosis

The Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough, Mrs Cherry Smith, will have her hair shaved off next week in a charity fundraising event to raise awareness of the importance of mammograms in spotting signs of breast cancer.

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Scarborough Town Hall

Labour claims ‘smoke and mirrors’ over council pay

Scarborough Council has warned that it would have to cut services if councillors decided to implement the UK Living Wage across the board.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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How the 'tent' would look

'Too posh for Scarborough' glamping site refused permission

Benchmark Leisure, the developer of the North Bay waterpark has been refused planning permission to build a glamping site comprising nine tents, a reception building and footpaths on land to the east of Alpamare.

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IPPR North have published analysis showing the continuing disparity between spending on transport infrastructure in the English regions.

‘Stop arguing over the figures and give the North a fair deal on transport’

Ministers must finally commit to “big, transformative” transport projects in the North instead of disputing claims about the decades of under-funding for infrastructure in the region, a leading think-tank said today.

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How the replacement might look

Demolition of Peasholm boathouse approved

The landmark boathouse and landing deck on Peasholm Lake is to be demolished.
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Scarborough South Bay

No quick fix for bathing water failures - council

Scarborough Council has  admitted that the bathing water pollution issues plaguing the town are unlikely to be solved “quickly”.

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Bills are set to rise

Council tax set to soar for Scarborough residents

Council tax payers in Scarborough are facing another hike in their bills.
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The waterpark

Questions raised over £9 million waterpark loan

Scarborough Council has defended its deal with Benchmark over the Alpamare Waterpark.
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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Henry Bolton

Dinner at the Mayfield then back to London and a crisis for UKIP leader

The embattled UKIP leader rushed back from a night in Scarborough to deal with the fallout from his partner’s ‘racist’ texts.

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Robert Goodwill

Scarborough MP "proud" after losing position in Government

Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill has lost his role as Children's Minister in Theresa May's reshuffle.

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Could there finally be an end in sight to the great Yorkshire devolution debate?

Yorkshire devolution: Appointed mayor could end deadlock and save £2m on election

An unelected mayor for South Yorkshire could be appointed for two years in a bid to end the long-running devolution stalemate in the county, it was claimed last night.

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14 December 2017 .......    Political interview with John Cridland, independent chair of TfN, Picture Tony Johnson

John Cridland interview: I refuse to accept that North has to be poor relation

Later this month, the North’s new strategic transport body will unveil its 30-year plan to revitalise the region’s economy. Rob Parsons met the organisation’s independent chairman to find out more about its vision.

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County Hall, in Northallerton, the headquarters of North Yorkshire County Council.

North Yorkshire County Council dips into reserves to make up £3m budget shortfall

The council covering England’s largest county will have to dip into its reserves in the upcoming financial year to make up a £3m budget shortfall.

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Cinder Track

Cinder Track: temporary restriction on motor vehicles after landslip

Motor vehicle access is being restricted on a section of the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line, just north of Ravenscar, due to a small landslip.

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BT Openreach engineer Danny Bilton in North Yorkshire, where the contract for phase three of a major contract has been awarded to the firm.

Fourteen thousand more North Yorkshire homes to get superfast broadband after council hands out new contract

Thousands of homes across North Yorkshire are in line for dramatically-improved broadband connections after a new contract was awarded to continue the roll-out of faster internet services across the county.

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A Northern Rail train.

Could Boxing Day rail services return to Yorkshire in 2018?

It’s a time of year when rail services are traditionally very thin on the ground, with most operators offering no services at all over the Christmas season.

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The fryer

Scarborough fish and chips restaurant owner prosecuted for food hygiene related offences

The co-owner of a Scarborough fish and chips restaurant has been found guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court this week of four food hygiene related offences linked to selling unsafe food, poor cleanliness and upkeep of the premises and poor food safety management.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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