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Plans for new Premier Inn on Scarborough waterpark site revealed

Plans have been submitted for the new Premier Inn hotel on the Alpamare waterpark site.
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Brexit

Half of Scarborough residents want to remain in single market following Brexit

Nearly half of people in Scarborough think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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Scarborough Town Hall

Scarborough councillor "refusing" to take part in data protection training

A Scarborough councillor could face sanctions after refusing to take part in Government mandated data protection training.

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Possible merger

Councillors to debate Yorkshire Coast Homes merger

Scarborough councillors will today debate whether to back a merger of Yorkshire Coast Homes with a Teesside-based company.
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The damaged road

Storm damaged road in Scarborough to be fixed after eight months

Work to repair a Scarborough road damaged during a storm last August is to take place next week.

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The ward map

Four councillors to be axed in Scarborough

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Scarborough Borough Council.
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House price crisis

Low wages fuelling Scarborough housing crisis

Scarborough is in the grips of a housing crisis with low wages pricing many out of home-ownership, new figures released today have revealed.
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By Richard Ponter

Landslip warning in Scarborough

Members of the public are being urged to stay clear after a popular walkway collapsed.

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Scarborough Hospital

Staff fears over Scarborough Hospital changes

A union says it will continue to fight for the future for hundreds of staff at Scarborough Hospital despite the trust taking the next step to move workers out of the NHS.
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Council leaders in Yorkshire have submitted a document seting out the powers a Yorkshire mayor could have.

Vision for the future: What powers could a ‘One Yorkshire’ mayor have?

For many months, it has been the subject of intense discussion and debate in the region’s town halls as well as the corridors of power in Whitehall and Westminster.

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CCTV

Could CCTV be switched off in Scarborough?

Scarborough's CCTV cameras could go dark following North Yorkshire County Council's decision to cut funding to the service.

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Middle Deepdale

Plans drawn up to make Eastfield its own town

A new multi-million-pound strategic plan which would focus on the creation of a new "town" on the outskirts of Scarborough will be considered by councillors ahead of a predicted population boom in line with industrial growth.

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Council tax on the rise

Scarborough Council approves council tax rise

Scarborough's residents will see a hike in their council tax bills for the coming year.
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Fracking

Fracking protesters to leave Ryedale

Anti-frackers are to pack up their camp in Kirby Misperton after declaring victory over Third Energy.
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Richard Flint, chief executive of Yorkshire Water, and Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

It’s a wake-up call: Yorkshire Water boss responds to Gove’s stinging criticism of industry

The chief executive of Yorkshire Water has admitted his industry must “show new standards of public accountability” after a senior Minister warned major utilities firms that they must clean up their act or face tougher regulation.

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The Futurist

Scarborough Council's warning after Futurist breached

Scarborough Council has said it will step up security after a group filmed inside the soon-to-be demolished Futurist theatre.

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Scarborough Magistrates' Court

Scarborough dog owner fined

A Scarborough dog owner was found guilty of dog related offences at Scarborough Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 20 February.

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Cllr Steve Siddons

Labour leader urges Scarborough Council to build more social housing

Scarborough Council’s Labour group is to push for more social housing when the authority meets on Friday to set its budget for the coming year.
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All smiles

Scarborough's Mayoress shaves her head following cancer diagnosis

The mayoress of Scarborough has shaved her head to raise awareness of the importance of mammograms after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire councils have written to Theresa May urging her to commit to a region-wide mayoral election in 2020, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Communities Secretary tomorrow.

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