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Council admits it does filter emails

Scarborough Council has admitted it does filter messages sent to councillors and staff - in line with a policy adopted in 2009.

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Three fined in court for dog offences in Whitby and Scarborough

Three people have been fined for failing to clean up after their dogs in Whitby and Scarborough.

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Scarborough one of worst in country for social mobility

Scarborough is in danger of becoming an “entrenched social mobility coldspot”, according to a new report

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Leaders of county councils say they have little choice but to put up council tax to address funding shortfalls.

Taxpayers in rural Yorkshire hundreds of pounds a year worse off due to council funding ‘lottery’

Funding inequalities mean people living in rural Yorkshire have up to £500 per head less spent on their public services a year than in London, it was claimed last night.

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The Futurist

Historic Futurist will be demolished

The Futurist theatre will not be saved.
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Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

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Should the north of Yorkshire have one council?

Think tank calls for North Yorkshire’s district councils to be abolished or merged

Local councils responsible for services including waste collection and local planning in rural parts of Yorkshire should be abolished or merged with a larger county council to save money, a leading think tank has claimed today.

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The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

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Scarborough South Bay has failed water quality tests for the second year running

Scarborough's South Bay fails water quality test for second year running

Scarborough's South Bay has today been named as one of seven bathing spots in the UK that have failed to meet minimum standards for water quality.

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The cost of residential parking permits is to increase in North Yorkshire for the first time in a decade.

Cost of parking permits to go up

The cost of parking permits in residential areas across North Yorkshire is to increase for the first time in a decade in an effort to “make life easier for residents” by funding other crucial schemes in the county.

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South Cliff Bowls club on Scarborough's Filey Road.Protest signs at the entrance. pic Richard Ponter 175070c

‘Stop council’s wrecking of this gem’

A thriving club that was misleadingly highlighted by Scarborough Council as a collapsing group has issued a ‘hands off’ message about the authority’s plans to sell off the site as a good spot for a hotel-pub with car parking.

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The Dean Road site

Care home to be built on site earmarked for new Tesco store

It was once destined to be the site of a £20 million Tesco superstore but now Scarborough’s former hospital site is going to be an 86-bed care home.

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Scarborough Spa

Historic Scarborough Spa and cliffs to be secured in £16m plan

A £16 million scheme to secure Scarborough's South Cliff against imminent collapse has been approved.

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Gavin Williamson, right, has taken over from Sir Michael Fallon, left, as new Defence Secretary.

Scarborough-born Gavin Williamson named as new Defence Secretary

Gavin Williamson has been named as the new Defence Secretary this morning, following the shock resignation of Sir Michael Fallon in the wake of the Westminster sleaze scandal.
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South Cliff Bowls Club Centenary.
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Calls for big response as council puts more Scarborough heritage in line for bulldozer to the highest bidder

All of Scarborough is being urged to help combat attempts that would eradicate part of the town’s special heritage and green space.

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How the borough currently looks

Just four Scarborough councillors could go in money-saving plan

Scarborough could lose just four of its 50 borough councillors as part of a scheme to save money in local authorities.

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The benches

Vandalised memorials to be restored

Vandalised memorial benches are to be restored and replaced after residents raised concerns.

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MP Robert Goodwill

Robert Goodwill interview: ‘It’s not helpful for ministers to be briefing about Brexit’

During his time in Government, Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill has been given responsibility for some of Westminster’s thorniest issues. He speaks to Kate Langston about life on the front benches and the need for ministers to show a united front.

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An impression

New squash academy gets approval

Scarborough Council has approved a planning application from Scarborough RUFC, which will see the commencement of construction of the new Scarborough Squash and Racquets Academy in the coming weeks.

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Road closures

Halloween frustration for Scarborough motorists

Resurfacing work is to be carried out on the Esplanade, Scarborough, from Esplanade Road to Belvedere Road.

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