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Real Whitby: The ‘PRIVATE EYE’ Collection

The ‘PRIVATE EYE’ Collection In recent times, the investigative-journalism of the Real Whitby CORRUPTION BUSTERS team (TIM HICKS, NIGEL WARD and TIM THORNE – supported by a growing number of researchers, analysts and informants) - has drawn the attention of the country’s pre-eminent political exposé magazine PRIVATE EYE. In the confident expectation of continuing in this [...]

Moving On – NYCC Monitoring Officer

Moving On - NYCC Monitoring Officer Carole DUNN a brief report by Nigel Ward on an imminent change of personnel on the second-top rung of the North Yorkshire County Council ladder. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Real Whitby regulars will recognise the familiar face of Ms Carole DUNN – presently the Assistant Chief Executive Head of [...]

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Cover-Up

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Cover-Up an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on an unexpected twist in the apparent  COVER-UP of the alleged siphoning-off of Allowances for party-political purposes by ‘double-dipper’ North Yorkshire County Councillor John BLACKBURN (also a Scarborough Borough Councillor). Could it be that the architect of that COVER-UP is none other [...]

NYCC Standards Report: Blackburn Whitewashed!

County Councillor BLACKBURN “would not do that” – Oh, really? an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on another sorry travesty of the Complaints Procedure at NYCC. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On 16th December 2012, I published an article here on Real Whitby entitled “The Stamp(s) of Authority”. Briefly stated, the article reported on a sequence of [...]

SBC Gravy Train rolls on (and on) . . .

SBC Gravy Train rolls on (and on) . . . TIM THORNE reports on the disinformation surrounding the SBC iPad controversy – and reveals the truth about the undercover perk culture at the Town Hall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Over a year has passed since the Scarborough Borough Council iPad fiasco. You will likely remember that the Council shed [...]

Attempted Termination of Real Whitby: Update

Attempted Termination of Real Whitby:  Update Regular readers of Real Whitby will know that on the 28th of March, Scarborough Borough Council wrote to our Internet Service Provider demanding that they to terminate our website hosting service. Three contributors to the site, including myself, were also threatened with legal action on the same day, also over allegations [...]

A Real Whitby perspective – by Mike WARD (private citizen)

A Real Whitby perspective – by Mike WARD Recently-elected Borough Councillor Mike WARD offers his personal view – not as an elected member, but as a PRIVATE CITIZEN – on the important issues underlying Scarborough Borough Council’s recent threats of legal action against Real Whitby and its main contributors the Corruption Busters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Real Whitby [...]

Double-Dipping: McCartney puts record straight!

Double-Dipping: McCartney puts record straight! an update on the long-running ‘Double-Dipping’ scandal by Tim THORNE, reporting on one County Councillor who, as soon as he became aware of the unnecessary over-payment, has returned the money to his District Council and instructed that he wants no further ‘automatic’ payments to him in future. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All has been [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.