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New cabinet member promises to get tough on dog fouling

Councillor Ralph Ogg, in his new role as cabinet member for Safer, Greener, Cleaner Places at North Lincolnshire Council, is promising tough action on those who fail to clean up after their dog. Increasing the cost of on-the-spot fines is also being considered in a bid to clamp down.

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Council website rated amongst the UK’s best

North Lincolnshire Council has been named as one of just 39 UK councils to achieve the four star standard in the 2018 SOCITM Better Connected survey.

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Rob Waltham

Council warning to stay safe around open water

North Lincolnshire Council is warning people about the importance of water safety and urging them not to put themselves in danger.

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Local MP, Andrew Percy, recently held meetings with the interim minister for flooding issues, David Rutley MP, to discuss the South Ferriby flood defence scheme and the wider Humber flood defence strategy

Flood defence investment boost urged by Isle of Axholme MP

A flood defence boost for North Ferriby to protect local residents and businesses from future flood threats was discussed when Isle MP, Andrew Percy, met interim minister for flooding issues, David Rutley MP (pictured).

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Demolition work well underway to create new homes for people with dementia

Demolition work is well under way at the former Intermediate Care Home on Warwick Road in Scunthorpe – to make way for a proposed unique extra care scheme that will see 25 new two-bed apartments built for people with dementia – in a £4.5 investment. The first of its kind in the area.

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Councillor Julie Reed

Council continues fight against fraud

In North Lincolnshire Council’s latest Annual Fraud Report 2017/18 it highlights the work being done to tackle and reduce fraud in North Lincolnshire.

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Lord Mayor Magid Magid and Sheffield to The Somme supporters

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor Magid is swapping his chains of office for a bike chain

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor is swapping his chains of office for a bike chain – to raise money to commemorate the city’s war heroes in an epic bike ride.

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Have your say on new leisure centre for Crowle

Work is progressing well on the brand new Crowle Leisure Centre and the next stage is finding out residents views on what it offers.

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Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a teachers reception at 10 Downing Street. ''The reception was to thank teachers for their hard work and to meet those who do so much for the education of children across the UK. The Prime Minister took time to speak to teachers from all regions, before she delivered a short speech thanking them for all their work.

South Yorkshire teachers among those honoured by Theresa May

Prime Minister, Theresa May and Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, heaped huge praise on a delegation of teachers including some from South Yorkshire, during a special Downing Street reception.

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Andrew Percy MP at Keadby power plant

£350m invested in Keadby power plant

An industry leading state-of-the-art power station is set to be built in Keadby as part of a £350 million investment by Scottish and Southern Energy company.

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Lisa Johnson

Doncaster trio travel to USA for Warrior Games

Two veterans and a former army medical technician, all from Doncaster, are proudly serving their country in a major sports event for injured and sick servicemen and women.

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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion

MPs demand Government acts to prevent gang related child sexual exploitation

A cross party group of MPs have written to the Government to highlight the urgent need to take effective action to confront gang related Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and to ensure that all statutory authorities are properly equipped to protect children.

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Mr Percy with ward councillors and community cinema representatives

New surround sound speakers for community cinema

The Community Cinema in Crowle has acquired a new set of surround sound speakers thanks to £800 secured through the SSE windfarm.

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Captain Paul Inman

Injured Doncaster soldier selected for 2018 Invictus Games team

A Doncaster soldier is among a 72-strong team of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) military personnel and veterans who have been selected to represent the UK at the 2018 Invictus Games.

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North Lincolnshire Youth Council with the canvas images and staff from North Lincolnshire Council and RDaSH

Be Unique, that’s the message from young people

Young people in North Lincolnshire have been making their voices heard to shape health and mental health services and are now spreading their messages to other youngsters.

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Firas Jabar receiving the Duke of York Community Initiative Award on behalf of City of Sanctuary Sheffield

Duke of York recognition for City of Sanctuary Sheffield

City of Sanctuary Sheffield has been chosen to receive the Duke of York Community Initiative award.

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Council continues commitment to campaign against violence against women and girls

Isle schools are being encouraged to support the White Ribbon campaign and take a stand against violence against women and girls.

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Council seeks support for direct train link to London

North Lincolnshire is committed to improving connectivity through increasing investment in infrastructure that creates the right conditions for sustainable economic growth and connects people, business and places.

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Councillor David Rose

Two Isle councillors appointed to influential cabinet roles

Two Isle councillors representing Axholme North and Axholme South have been appointed to influential roles on the North Lincolnshire Council cabinet.

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South Yorkshire-based African Caribbeans who recently expressed disgust at Windrush

COLUMNIST: Speaking the truth is route to a fairer society

“Playing the race card” is a phrase that most black and ethnic minorities are threatened with if they ever have the courage to speak out against injustice – I’ve experienced it many times, including sanctioned abuse.

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