Despite representing a large coastal constituency, Whitby and Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill is backing government proposals to cut funding of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The proposed cuts will see 10 Coastguard Stations close around the UK, and may even see privatisation of the coastguards air sea rescue service. "Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill said such cuts [...]
A serious incident this afternoon led to the air ambulance landing on Whitby beach below the Spa Pavillion. Coastguards at the scene said a gentleman was seriously injured but conscious and talking. Click to enlarge thumbnails.