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Town honours Sir Jimmy as freeman
Sir Jimmy Savile
Sir Jimmy has had a home on the resort's South Cliff for 40 years
Council leaders in Scarborough have "fixed it" for Sir Jimmy Savile to be made an honorary freeman of the town.

The veteran DJ and TV presenter is from Leeds but has had a home in the North Yorkshire resort for nearly 40 years.

"He developed a special relationship with Scarborough on childhood holidays and has been an energetic publicist for the town," a council spokesman said.

"To make someone an honorary freeman is the greatest mark of respect that a council can bestow on an individual."

The honour is also being awarded to former Mayor of Scarborough Alderman Bernard Bosomworth who has dedicated most of his working life to local government in the area.

Another former mayor of the resort, Mrs Elizabeth Mackenzie, and Chris Wilby, executive director of the town's YMCA, will also became freemen at a special meeting of the borough council in the town hall on Monday.

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