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Council tax set to soar for Scarborough residents

Council tax payers in Scarborough are facing another hike in their bills.
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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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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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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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Whitby piers

Whitby pier repair plans given approval

The long campaign to get Whitby’s piers repaired is almost at an end.

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How the site will look

New M&S and Aldi coming to Whitby

Plans to bring a Marks & Spencer and an Aldi to Whitby have been approved

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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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Pressure is growing on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over scrapped rail electrification plans.

‘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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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 Archbishop of York

Sentamu asked to help end Yorkshire devolution deadlock

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has been asked to intervene to help end the deadlock over efforts to give Yorkshire more control over its own affairs.

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The Raithwaite Estate at Sandsend, near Whitby

Raithwaite's £40m Whitby expansion plans rejected

Controversial plans for a luxury £40 million expansion by The Raithwaite Estate in Sandsend were rejected today by Scarborough Council's planning committee.
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The tour will return

Councillors approve Tour's return to Scarborough in 2018

Scarborough will host the Tour de Yorkshire for the fourth year running.

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Scarborough Council cleared by corruption investigation

An investigation into Scarborough Council's handling of allegations of corruption has found that there was no cover-up, only procedural mistakes.

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Steve Howley, secretary of the FBU in North Yorkshire, supports Julia Mulligan's proposal to replace the existing North Yorkshire fire service watchdog.

Union backs plans for North Yorkshire crime tsar to take over fire authority

The North Yorkshire branch of the Fire Brigades Union has given a cautious backing to plans that would see the county’s police commissioner take over the governance of its fire service.

Crime
A by-election is taking place today to choose a new borough councillor for Whitby's Mulgrave Ward.

Details of Whitby's Mulgrave Ward by-election

A by-election is taking place today to choose a new borough councillor for Whitby's Mulgrave Ward.

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Here's how much you'll need to earn per hour to buy a house in each York postcode

Here's how much you'll need to earn per hour to buy a house in each York postcode

Ever wondered how much you'd have to earn to buy a house in the most expensive area of North Yorkshire?

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Your Town Hall expenses bill.

Find out how much your borough councillors claimed

Scarborough Borough Council officers and councillors claimed enough mileage in the last financial year to travel around the world – and then some.

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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

Education
Scarborough South Bay

Council leader hits out over "bankrupt" seaside coverage

The leader of Scarborough Borough Council has hit out at coverage in the national press and media this week, which claims that coastal resorts in the UK are in decline.
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North Street Car Park

Scarborough Council takes in £5 million from parking charges

Car parking revenue along the Scarborough coast has risen in the last year to almost £5m as the area continues to see a boom in visitors flocking to Whitby and Scarborough.

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