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 […]
The Onslaught Crime and Parliamentary affairs correspondent TIM HICKS comments further on the recent BBC Inside Out documentary on Real Whitby: The Onslaught The BBC1 Inside Out Documentary on Real Whitby mentioned the legal threats that Scarborough Borough Council had made against Real Whitby and showed the attempt to have journalists arrested and evicted unlawfully […]
Pay-back time for Goodwill Tim Thorne reports on the latest development in the on-going saga of the Parliamentary Expenses of Robert Goodwill MP (Con – Scarborough & Whitby). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Goodwill Repayment It has been confirmed that Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, has repaid the sum of £4,963.39 to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority […]
Gentlemen,I write in the Public Interest to solicit your individual responses on the matter of the very large number of discrepancies in the Pubic Record that raise serious doubts regarding the integrity of the present Chair of the North Yorkshire Police Authority, Councillor Jane Margaret KENYON (NYCC & SBC).Notwithstanding the widely-held opinion that no-one has the will to address these issues until after the abolition of the Police Authorities on 22nd November 2012, I put it to you all that matters of integrity, of their very nature, stand paramount to the mere vicissitudes of the political calendar; they are immutable and omnipresent, both in time and in space.
Valley Bridge negligence – the plot thickens Following on from my three part series, North Yorkshire County Council appears to have decided that it would be a good idea to put out a Public Relations (PR) story, to assure the public that Valley Bridge is “safe”. After reading the article in the Scarborough News, I […]
Corruption Busters 2012 Round-Up – a summary of the highlights of the past year, in the Public Interest, of course. – the Corruption Busters 2012 Awards for extraordinary corruption in North Yorkshire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well readers, 2012 was a great year for the Corruption Busters. We pursued the following investigations: · Senior Officer corruption in North […]
SAVILE – and other Party-Animals An ‘In My View’ follow-up article, continuing the Real Whitby investigation into the local activities of Jimmy Savile: “Did North Yorks Police ‘fix it’ for Jim?” (Savile Time-Line and the Scarborough connection) “Savile: North Yorks Police/Council Cover-Up?” (The Savile set, known as ‘The Club’) IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The inner […]
HOW HIS PROPERTY EMPIRE IS BEING FINANCED WITH TAXPAYERS’ MONEY – by Tim Hicks IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Readers will remember that, in 2000, whilst working as a Conservative MEP, Whitby and Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill sparked controversy when he was quoted as saying: “I fly from Leeds/Bradford to Brussels and we get a set […]