A motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after being involved in a collision at Eastfield in Scarborough.
It happened when a motorbike and car were in collision outside the Vantage Toyota garage on Dunslow Road on Friday August 21, 2015 around 7.22pm.
The 23-year-old motorcyclist from Cayton was taken to Scarborough Hospital suffering serious injuries. The driver of the Yaris car, a 22-year-old woman from Scarborough, escaped injury.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
North Yorkshire Police is investigating any possible link between former Prime Minister Ted Heath, and suspected paedophiles Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli.
Jaconelli, the former mayor of Scarborough, died in 1999, but last year North Yorkshire Police said following an investigation 35 people had come forward with reports of historic sexual abuse by Jaconelli and Savile.
Officers in North Yorkshire say they are not not currently investigating any complaints linked to Edward Heath. but they are carrying out a 'comprehensive search' of their systems to see if there are any credible links between the trio.
Jaconelli was well-known in the town as the owner of an ice cream parlour, the mayor and a councillor for both Scarborough Council and North Yorkshire County Council.
The leader of North Yorkshire County Council, Councillor Carl Les has now issued a statement speaking of his regret "if there is evidence to show that he was not a fit and proper person to be a county councillor."
I have every sympathy with all those affected by abuse. I extend my deepest sympathies to adults who were the victims of abuse in their childhood and I admire their courage and determination in ensuring that historic allegations are not simply swept under the carpet but are highlighted and investigated. I am sorry for the hurt that has been caused to the victims, survivors and their families.
Last year, the force apologised to victims of Savile and Jaconelli after concluding that officers missed opportunities to properly investigate the two men over alleged child abuse when they were still alive.
The force said 35 people had come forward with allegations about the pair.
A spokesman said 32 cases related to Jaconelli, between 1958 and 1998, and included allegations of indecent assault, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, gross indecency and rape.
In the case of Savile, there were five reported offences, from 1979 to 1988, which ranged from sexual assault to rape. Two people claimed to be victims of both men.
The spokesman said at the time: "Sufficient evidence has been uncovered to suggest that, had they been alive today, files would have been submitted for consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service regarding potential criminal charges against Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Savile, relating to young people."
A lifeboat volunteer from Scarborough will be awarded a medal for his bravery today.
Rudi Barman battled treacherous conditions in an attempt to rescue a local man in February.
He is the first RNLI volunteer from Scarborough to be presented with a medal for gallantry in more than 40 years.
A man from Scarborough, who kept the location of the remains of the woman he stabbed to death secret for 14 years, is appealing against his jail term.
Martin Bell says the minimum 12-year sentence he was handed last year violated his human rights..
Bell, a schizophrenic, pleaded guilty on the grounds of diminished responsibility to the manslaughter of Gemma Simpson at Leeds Crown Court last year.
He had dumped her body at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire.
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More than £500 million was spent by tourists in Scarborough last year according to figures released today.
The Great Britain Tourism Survey found that while visitor numbers and average spend fell nationally, they were higher in Scarborough than in 2013, which the borough council says it is delighted with.
In the area, the number of overseas visitors increased and the amount spent by those tourists rose by 13 per cent.
Nationally, domestic overnight trips fell by 9 per cent.
We’re obviously delighted with these results and they reflect the positive conversations we’ve had with local tourism businesses in the last 12 months about trade being buoyant in all parts of the borough.
A Scarborough coffee shop owner is investigating whether famous Hull aviator Amy Johnson made a flying visit to Scarborough in the 1930s. Jack Siddons, co-owner of the Greensmith and Thackwray coffee shop, was given an old black and white photo by a descendent of the original owners of the shop, back when it was called 'Indian Colonial Outfitters'.
It shows a woman who appears to be wearing a flying helmet in the centre of crowds near Greensmith and Thackwray.
"Janet told us that she believes the woman is Amy Johnson, and judging by other pictures we’ve found online, it certainly looks like her.
But we can find no reference to her ever visiting Scarborough, although it looks as though she really drew the crowds! We’d love to know for certain if it is her and, if so, when and why she was here.”
Hull-born Amy Johnson (1903-1941) was a pioneering English aviator who set many long-distance records during the 1930s. Her death has been the subject of much speculation, but the most likely explanation is that she bailed out as her aircraft crashed into the Thames Estuary after, it’s believed, running out of fuel. Her body was never recovered.
Brit award winner Jessie J will be performing in Scarborough tonight.
She will be singing at the open air theatre for the second time in the last two years.
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A £14 million scheme to protect Scarborough’s South Cliff – and the iconic Spa – from the sea won the backing of North Yorkshire County Council.
Members of the Council’s Executive agreed to commit £1.2 million from the reserves to covering any financial risk associated with the project.
The scheme is aimed at stabilising the cliff on which the Spa, along with homes, hotels and businesses, stand. Although the scheme has been costed at £10.3m, a further £4.3m is required to cover any extra amounts necessitated by the need for any further work which may become apparent during the course of the operation.
“Over the years we have seen many incidents in which the boulder clay that makes up much of the North Yorkshire coastline has been compromised and become unstable, sometimes with disastrous consequences, such as the destruction of Holbeck Hall Hotel in 1993,” said County Councillor Carl Les, the Council’s Leader.
“Huge advances have been made in monitoring and understanding the way our coastline is affected by storms and by the day to day impact of our climate, which has led to significant investment in locations all along the North Yorkshire coast so that residents remain safe and property is protected wherever possible.
“Securing the safety of The South Cliff is a priority and the County Council is glad to be able to play a part in this vital project.”
The scheme has secured a £10.3m contribution from central Government, through the Environment Agency.