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Líam Heppell

Líam Heppell

Liam founded this site as Selby Online back in 2000. His first experience of local journalism was covering the Selby Floods in November 2000.

Time away working in the world of Local Government has given Liam a unique insight into how the organisations that shape the lives of those who govern us work, and what makes those in charge tick.

Now back at the site he created, now rebooted as TheSelebian, Liam combines his day to day editor duties with writing on local government matters in Selby.

UPDATED:
Selby District Council looks set to buy an airfield near Selby despite questions over how it will pick up the £1.7m price tag.

The continuing row over the way parking tickets are handed out in Selby looks set to be reignited over coming weeks as Selby stars in a TV documentary.

Controversial plans to rip up the cobbles of Finkle Street took an unexpected turn today when it was announced that the historic Selby street would most likely be turfed.

Ambitious plans to electrify the railway line between Selby and Hull have received backing by ministers at the Department for Transport.

A campaign to defend the cobbled appearance of an historic town centre shopping street got under way last night after details of a controversial new resurfacing scheme emerged online.

Selby District Council has been roundly criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman over the way in which it handled the selection of a site in Burn as its favourite to become a site for travellers.

Selby District Council has responded following the unexpected decision of its own planning committee to reject plans for a travellers site at Burn.

Plans to provide a new caravan site for the gypsy and traveller community in Burn have been unexpectedly rejected following this evening’s meeting of the district planning committee.

A barrister from a top London law firm has poured cold water over Council-backed plans to build a new gipsy traveller site in Burn.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:22

Gateway mural unveiled around former Selby factory

The 120-foot long mural has been unveiled at a former Selby factory site, bringing a splash of colour to Selby’s northernmost gateway.

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