corruption

North Yorkshire Police Senior Figures’ Payments Scandal

North Yorkshire Police Senior Figures’ Payments Scandal

The North Yorkshire Police senior figures’ payments scandal our Crime and Parliamentary Affairs correspondent TIM HICKS FCA, (who is also a Chartered Accountant and an experienced auditor) comments on the latest financial scandal to hit North Yorkshire Police. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many Real Whitby readers will have been shocked by the news that North Yorkshire Police and […]

Police & Crime Commissioners: Rabbits In The Headlights

Police & Crime Commissioners: Rabbits In The Headlights

Police & Crime Commissioners: Rabbits In The Headlights an ‘In My View’ Special Report by NIGEL WARD, examining the impact of Police & Crime Commissioners as they approach the first anniversary of their respective elections.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .                   IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Before reporting on my […]

EXCLUSIVE! Durham Police confirm fraud investigation

EXCLUSIVE! Durham Police confirm fraud investigation

OPERATION COUNTRYMAN II (6) EXCLUSIVE:  Durham Police confirm fraud investigation Our crime and parliamentary affairs correspondent TIM HICKS continues his exposure of misconduct in North Yorkshire Police and Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Councillor Jane Kenyon, her partner Councillor William Miller and Dales Timber Limited. Regular readers of Real Whitby will know that it has […]

NYCC Funding Conservative Party Jollies?

NYCC Funding Conservative Party Jollies?

NYCC (ie: the taxpayer) Funding Conservative Party Jollies? TIM THORNE reports on a new conception of the phrase “Siphon some petrol – we’re off to a party!”. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Real Whitby readers may remember a few recent articles about the mileage of Councillors at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). From the NYCC data, we established that […]

“Corruptophenia” – a Three-Act Ploy

“Corruptophenia” – a Three-Act Ploy

“Corruptophenia” – a Three-Act Ploy an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, presenting a synopsis for a Three-Act Ploy – a work of fiction based on detailed accounts of real-life systemic corruption in a local authority far, far away (on this side of the galaxy). This could be a big one – The Who […]

SBC Legal Posturing Booted Into The Long Grass

SBC Legal Posturing Booted Into The Long Grass

SBC Legal Posturing Booted Into The Long Grass an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, offering an overview of the current Mexican stand-off between Real Whitby and Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The criticism most frequently levelled by Scarborough Borough Councillors against their own Council (SBC) is that it is ‘Officer-led’. […]

“Operation Countryman II” (5): Jaconelli: NYP responds

“Operation Countryman II” (5):  Jaconelli:  NYP responds

“Operation Countryman II” (5):  Jaconelli:  NYP responds In my last article on corruption in North Yorkshire Police, I finished with the following passage: “Following on from the blatantly perverse West Yorkshire Police investigation, in which that force exonerated itself from any responsibility for its failure to arrest Savile and which has been widely condemned as […]

Attempted Termination of Real Whitby: Update

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 […]

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