A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again

Poorly penguin back on happy feet

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers

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Scarborough man jailed for sex crimes against girls

Graham Stubbings

A Scarborough man has been jailed after being found guilty of a number of sexual offences against young girls.

Graham John Stubbings, 29, was sentenced to six years in prison at Teesside Crown Court today. He was found guilty of eight counts of sexual activity with children between 2004 and 2012.

Stubbings targeted vulnerable young girls and started sexual relationships with them. His two victims were aged just 12 and 13 when he met them.

Police seeking information about family verbally abused on train

British Transport Police are searching for a group of men who were abusive and aggressive towards a couple and their child.

The men were on a train between York and Scarborough, apparently chanting and swearing. When the couple, along with their 10 year-old daughter confronted them about their behaviour they were verbally abused.

Officers arrested two men from the Scarborough area and are seeking more information about the incident.


Former Scarborough mayor could be stripped of status

A former Scarborough mayor could be stripped of his alderman status at today's full meeting of the town council.

Jimmy Savile with Peter Jaconelli
Jimmy Savile with Peter Jaconelli

Peter Jaconelli, who died 15 years ago, was a prominent businessman and a friend of Jimmy Saville's.

North Yorkshire Police have said that if he were alive, he would have been questioned over child sex abuse allegations.

Drugs gang sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

Four people have been sentenced to more than 12 years’ imprisonment for their part in a plot to supply drugs in Scarborough.

Jonathan Bailey was sentenced to six years in prison
Jonathan Bailey was sentenced to six years in prison

The gang, three men and a woman, were caught by North Yorkshire Police’s Organised Crime Unit, who recovered drugs amounting to £275,000 during the investigation.

Jonathan Bailey and Graham Clarke, who had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, were sentenced at York Crown Court.

Bailey, aged 40, of Halsey Close, Chadderton, Oldham, was handed a six-year prison term.

Graham Clarke, aged 53, of Chapel Rise, Cross Hill, Hunmanby, was jailed for four-and-half years.

Graham Clarke was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years
Graham Clarke was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years

Sarfraz Hussain, aged 35, of Newbold Moss, Rochdale, received a nine-month suspended jail sentence on Tuesday 6 May 2014, after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Rachel Clarke, aged 28, of Cleveland Avenue, Scarborough, was sentenced at a hearing on 21 March 2014 to 12 months’ imprisonment for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Mark Pearson, of North Yorkshire Police’s Organised Crime Unit, said:

“There was a substantial quantity of drugs involved in this case with the potential to cause a lot of harm to the communities of Scarborough and the rest of North Yorkshire.

The Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst praised the officers who worked on the case. He said that he was concerned about the trans-Pennine drug trade to the east coast, and congratulated the police for their thoroughness and diligence unravelling a complicated drug investigation.


Police seek woman over purse theft

Police investigating the theft of a purse in Scarborough have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.


Sometime between 10.30am and 11.15am on Saturday 1 March 2014, a black purse was stolen from McDonalds on Huntriss Row.

Officers have reviewed CCTV footage from McDonalds and have identified a woman they would

Beauty pageant ends in punch up

Police were called to the Miss Scarborough beauty contest after a fight broke out when supporters of one of the contestants claimed the competition was a fix.

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Security were kicked, punched and attacked with handbags by a section of the audience when their favourite contestant was eliminated, according to reports.

Some of the horrified young women were said to have wept as glasses flew through the air, and pensioners among the supporters were knocked to the ground in the scrap.

According to the Scarborough News, security stepped in when supporters of one contestant were asked to stop booing.

There were chants of "fix" from a section of the audience at the Scarborough Fair Collection in Lebberston, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Organiser of the pageant Diane Yalezo declined to comment about the trouble on Saturday night.

But earlier she said she had picked One Moment In Time as the walk-on music for the winner, 18-year-old Jess Gale.

Ms Yalezo told the Yorkshire Post: "Jess should have been able to walk on to that stage and have that one moment but it was totally ruined by that one family."

The Miss Scarborough winner will go on to the Miss England finals in Torquay on June 16.

Money was raised on the night for Martin House Children's Hospice.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called at around 11.45pm on Saturday April12 to the Flower of May holiday park, Lebberston, following reports of a disturbance.

"When officers arrived at around 11.50pm, the situation had calmed down.

"Police have not received any complaints and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident."

Scarborough rowers take on Atlantic challenge on dry land

Simon Taylor, Bridget Marshall, Bob Hewitt, Carina Pelucci, Donna Gibson and Ian Warwick who are taking part in the challenge Credit: Dave Barry

About 120 fit people are to row the equivalent of the width of the Atlantic to boost Scarborough RNLI's £200,000 Supacat appeal.

Today the lifeboat will be pushed down the slipway to make room for 30 Concept 2 rowing machines in the lifeboathouse.

The fundraising effort is being organised by Scarborough Rowing Club, which will share the proceeds with the RNLI.

Over 12 hours, competitors aim to row 4,700km, the distance from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. This is the route rowers usually take when crossing the Atlantic.

Scarborough fly tippers fined

Two fly tippers have been fined for dumping waste in front of the house they were working on in Scarborough last year.

Rubbish left by fly tippers in Scarborough
Rubbish left by fly tippers in Scarborough

Mr Iqbal and Mr Bahar of Fairfield Road, Bradford, were charged under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 and in their absence the magistrates fined them each £600.00, a £60 victim surcharge and £150 costs - a total of £1620.00 to be paid by them within 14 days.

A Scarborough Borough Council officer witnessed the men dumping building waste from a property they were working on at North Marine Road on 15 July 2013. A member of the public also brought it to the council’s attention.

The matter was investigated by the council’s Waste Enforcement team but the fly tipping pair refused to get in touch or respond to any request for information. The council subsequently removed the waste on public safety grounds.

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