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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 [...]

“I Accuse”

"I Accuse" A ‘In My View’ article – gloves-off/no-holds-barred – by Nigel Ward, addressing evasion - at the highest levels of Local Government - to address breaches of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in a fair, just, transparent and honourable manner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Petty – but by no means trivial The objective of [...]

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal – Running On Fumes

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal - Running On Fumes an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, following up on TIM THORNE’s exposé here on Real Whitby of the inappropriate claiming, by certain County Councillors, of Mileage Expenses for their journeys to and from party-specific political meetings (Conservative party). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Background Pursuant to a long-running investigation of [...]

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 [...]

Whitby Council votes for free speech, “deploring” SBC threats

Whitby Council votes for free speech, “deploring” SBC threats an “In My View” article by Nigel Ward. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First Published April 2013 The story that has attracted tens of thousands of internet-users to the support of the Real Whitby Magazine newsblog has finally made it to the inside pages of the Whitby Gazette. The Friday 12TH [...]

“Economical With The Truth?” [Part One]

“Economical With The Truth?” [Part One] - an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on some widely-believed assertions about the NYP Major Fraud Investigation Team’s investigation into the formation of new minerals companies in the NYMNP.                [Part Two to follow in the course of the week]. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An article appeared in our regional newspaper, [...]

Who is Monitoring the Monitoring Officer?

Who is Monitoring the Monitoring Officer of NYMNPA & SBC? – an  “In My View” article by Nigel Ward. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Following the publication of Private Eye recently, in particular Tim MINOGUE’s “Rotten Borough” article “They Cannot Be Sirius”, there has been much speculation as to how these allegations of impropriety, and, indeed, possible criminality, are likely [...]

From Scarborough Town Hall, With Anger

From Scarborough Town Hall, With Anger a follow-up article by Corruption Buster Tim Thorne to his earlier piece “From York Potash, With Love”, published just ten days ahead of the resignation of the (then) Chair of the North York Moors National Park Authority Planning Committee, Councillor Tim LAWN. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22nd Feb 2013 – Private Eye Rotten [...]

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