McBusted announce Scarborough tour date

Pop supergroup McBusted have announced that they will take to the stage for one night only at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre on 27 June.

Have you seen missing Josh Greaves?

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing teenager who is believed to be in the Scarborough area.

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Full Report: Calls for seagull culling in Scarborough

There is controversy in Scarborough over calls to cull seagulls which have been branded a menace to public safety.

There is a growing campaign to limit the numbers there by destroying the eggs.

Conservationists and some locals disagree. They say that far from being pests, the birds are part of the rich mix that makes the life on the coast so special.

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Facebook feedback on plans to cull seagulls

Facebook feedback on seagull culling plans Credit: PA

Neil Vary: Keep the seagulls. Cull the councillors they do more damage.

Jane Sharp: It's the seaside, the sea side without seagulls is like the seaside without fish n chips, come on leave the birds alone.

Rosalina Kennedy: Birds have been around a lot longer than man... therefore they were here first and it is us humans that are a menace!

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Pictures: Has Scarborough been taken over by seagulls?

There are fresh calls today for the people of Scarborough to reclaim their streets, following fears that the resort has been taken over by seagulls. One local councillor has called for the birds to be culled, others are suggesting its the Councillors that the town could do without.

Seagulls on the beach in Scarborough Credit: Calendar
People enjoying the Scarborough sunshine Credit: Calendar
Scarborough seagulls on the beach Credit: Calendar

Four charged over Scarborough burglary

Four people have been charged in connection with a burglary in Scarborough.

Thieves broke into a house on Fairfax Street in the early hours on Tuesday morning and stole the homeowners car. Five people were arrested after the incident, four of which have been charged by police. They include:

  • A 41-year-old man from Scarborough charged with burglary
  • A 41-year-old man from Doncaster charged with burglary
  • A 42-year-old man from Scarborough charged with burglary
  • A 34-year-old woman from Scarborough charged with two counts of handling stolen goods

All four have been remanded in custody and will appear at Scarborough Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

A 36-year-old woman who was arrested has been released on police bail.

Scarborough woman loses compensation appeal

A woman from Scarborough who was wrongly convicted for the manslaughter of her baby son has lost her fight for compensation at the European Court of Human Rights.

Lorraine Allen was jailed for three years in 2000 after wrongly being found guilty of killing her four-month-old baby boy, Patrick.

Expert witnesses claimed at her trial that he was a victim of "shaken baby" syndrome.

In 2005 new medical evidence cast doubt on her conviction and it was quashed.

She has been battling for compensation as the victim of a miscarriage of justice since then.

The European Court upheld the UK court ruling today, agreeing that she would not receive any compensation.

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Man and dog attacked in Scarborough

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and his dog were attacked in a Scarborough street. The 50-year-old man from West Yorkshire was walking his dog along North Bay Promenade when he was approached by another man with two Wirehaired terriers.

The man was pushed to the ground following an argument and his dog was attacked by the terriers. The dog suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the altercation to contact them with information.

The offender is described white, aged in his mid-40s, around 6ft tall, with a large build and short brown hair. He was wearing a brown jacket.

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Surfers' wave worries over sea defence plans

What the defences could look like

Surfers say new sea defences planned for Scarborough's South Bay could destroy the waves which attract hundreds of board riders to the beach.

There's a public meeting tonight at the Spa complex to discuss the scheme which the local council says is vital to protect the coastline.

The defences would include a wall of boulders propped up against the seawall - but local surfers are warning the rocks could be dangerous and ruin the waves.

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