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Success of Seafest is thanks to team effort

This year’s 20th Seafest Festival of the Sea was staged within Scarborough Harbour and included seafood cooking, maritime exhibitions, music, real ale, visiting vessels etc and brought together the RNLI Flag Weekend, Sea Cadets, fishing organisations and trusts.

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A request from Saint Cecilia's to salvage some of the Futurist's theatre seats to help set up a nostalgia cinema was rejected.

Offer to salvage Futurist seats refused

As if the loss of the iconic Futurist building wasn’t a big enough scandal for Scarborough to suffer, the borough council has added insult to injury by apparently discarding all the contents that might have been salvaged.

Seagull issue where priorities are all wrong.

Priorities are all wrong over seagulls

The story of the seagull shot with a crossbow does not surprise me. Whilst I know they can be aggressive and I have had them swoop on me before today, I’d like to relate to you a story of what happened to me two weeks ago that shows how this has become another issue where priorities are all wrong.

Ed Asquith

Shock and sadness at Ed's decision to retire

Re Ed Asquith's retirement: Well, it’s hearty congratulations to Ed Asquith – the longest-serving editor of The Scarborough News! I must admit I had a feeling that he may take early retirement, yet it was a shock, and with deep sadness that I received confirmation of his decision in The Scarborough News edition of June 28.

Scarborough Hospital

Future viability of hospital is in doubt

Well done to the Scarborough News for bringing to the attention of all the plight of surgery in Scarborough Hospital. Sadly, this is not new. I and my colleagues have been warning Trust management repeatedly for some years that a crisis was imminent. And it applies across the speciality spectrum, not just surgery.

Waiting for council reply.

Still waiting for a response from council

I read with interest your article from The Scarborough News (June 21) concerning parking bays on Hovingham Drive. The quote from the Scarborough councillor saying they would consult with residents regarding this matter brought a wry smile to my face.

Inconsistency in contributions from utility companies is unfair and needs to be addressed urgently.

Funding imbalance in flood defence schemes

The following is an open letter sent by Cllr Derek Bastiman, leader of Scarborough Borough Council to The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the financial contributions for flood and coastal resilience schemes from utility companies.

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