Fracking - A Social Licence

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Whilst the KM8 fracking fraternity  await the Rt Hon Greg Clark's final approval for Third Energy's frack, it did strike it would be quite amusing if this was turned down, given the lengths Third have gone to to be first.

Most unlikely 'appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 2016'  https://www.gov.uk/government/people/greg-clark

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Northern Powerhouse 'De Valuation'

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The Chair of the Northern Energy Taskforce : "For at least 100 years, the north of England was the powerhouse of the country.

Even as King Coal’s reign came to an end, the north retained a significant slice of the nation’s generating capacity, mainly through wind and nuclear power. But of even greater significance is the north’s legacy of skills in engineering, distribution and manufacturing, a strong research base and unique geographical assets.

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Doggerbank & The 'Ivory' Coast

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Scarborough Council is set to form a task group to provide a strategic plan for Scarborough Harbour.  No doubt under the auspicious eye of the the Portfolio holder Mike Cockerill and the Overview & Scrutiny  Board Chair Steve Siddons.  Both of whom freely admit that depsite headlining the recently dissolved  Ports  Development group that they failed.  No doubt they will seem fit to oversee & head up the proposed Harbours Task Group.   With recent questions asked of the future of Scarborough Harbour it seems fitting to look at some of the past associations, fossil style.

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'Bingo' - The Musical

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One eye on the 'prize'?   Bums on Seats ... Eyes Down & Luck In ... as the wheels of the Tour de Yorkshire keep spinnning, give or take a few sore bums, one of Scarborough seafront's most 'cultural' activities has come to an end.

Prize Bingo.  

One is not amused.  Where once there were ten prize bingo arenas long Scarborough's Seafront, recently reduced by the local amusement & arcade fraternity to six, now there are none.  

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Snap The Dragon

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The Prime Minister has called for a snap General Election for Thursday 8th June :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39627175

http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/current-state-of-the-...

Whilst JC may welcome the snap decision to change rules and to be voted on by Parliament tomorrow, perhaps enshrining his place at the top table for a further seven years as 'opposition' leader ...

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