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Scarborough MP: 'Bring it on!'

Scarborough's MP has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she wishes to call a General Election on June 8.

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Theresa May delivered a statement in Downing Street this morning.

Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

Theresa May today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8.

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Council latest

Councillors needed to 'explain cuts to the public'

Scarborough Council has halved the number of councillors it is looking to axe.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.
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The county goes to the polls

Candidates announced for council elections

The full list of candidates for the North Yorkshire County Council election on May 4 have been published.
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Parking fines

Got a parking fine? You may as well appeal

If you get given a parking ticket by Scarborough Council you have a 40% chance of getting away with on appeal.

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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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Council tax

Council tax in Scarborough to rise

Council tax bills will be going up this year following a vote today from Scarborough Borough Council.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Seagulls

Information on plans to tackle gull menace

A public information day is being held in Whitby and Scarborough today to inform local residents and visitors to the area about a Herring Gull disruption and dispersal programme due to start the following week.
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Council Tax

Delay hits Borough's council tax plans

An extraordinary Full Council meeting to decide on Scarborough Borough Council’s budget for 2017/18 has been scheduled for 2pm on Friday March 10.

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The surge which hit Whitby. by Derek Earl

Government refuses to pay for tidal surge repairs

Scarborough Council is going to fight the Government after it was told there would be no financial relief to help with the repairs from last month's tidal surge.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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Action will finally be taken

Gull swoops: council forced to take action

After months of public concern about dangerous food snatches by gulls, Scarborough Council has finally accepted that action can and should be taken.

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The Futurist

Poll: How would you have voted in Futurist meeting?

After Scarborough Council voted 22-21 to demolish the Futurist we are asking you, the public of Scarborough, how you would have voted if you were on the council?
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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister ‘totally committed’ to Yorkshire devolution

The Prime Minister has given one of the clearest indications yet that wide-ranging powers could be handed to regions like Yorkshire, as she heralded the successes of the nation’s initial devolution deals.

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Nick Clegg

Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

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Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

North Yorkshire MP calls for crack-down on online ticket touts

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Prime Minister to support a crack down on online ticket touts.

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The Great Yorkshire Way has been held up as an example of how investing in infrastructure can impact on the economy

Investment plan shows way to thousands of new Yorkshire jobs

THE POTENTIAL for Yorkshire to create thousands of jobs and businesses will be underlined by a new plan unveiled today as pressure grows on the Chancellor to herald an era of major investment in the North.

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