Residents urged to have their say on the next 19 years of development

North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging people to have their say on the proposed new Local Plan that will set out how the area is developed over the next 19 years.

Steve Backshall

Last chance to sign up for the Great British Spring Clean

With just over a week to go, this is your last chance to sign up to be a hero and take part in the biggest ever litter campaign, Great British Spring Clean (3 to 5 March 2017).

Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy

Northern Powerhouse Minister to speak at major conference on how Government is backing businesses across the North

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy has issued a rallying cry for the North of England ahead of his appearance at a major conference to discuss the region’s prospects.

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Bear the museum in mind this half term

North Lincolnshire Museum re-opens with a new exhibition, Made in North Lincolnshire, just in time for the half term holidays.

Hate fact such crime still rising, not falling

Hate fact such crime still rising, not falling

Exactly a year ago, I wrote a column in the Free Press titled “Is hate crime really falling?”

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Baroness Sue Campbell opens the new building at Forge Valley School in Stannington sheffield and its new Cycle track

Plans to put Doncaster on national cycling map with a permanent race circuit.

Plans have been drawn up to put Doncaster firmly on the national cycling map - with a permanent race circuit in the borough.

Rob Waltham

Council supports households to become energy efficient

North Lincolnshire Council is supporting National Energy Action’s (NEA) Warm Homes Campaign and is taking action to raise awareness of the support available for people to keep their homes warm.

Gordon Watson

Building work set to begin at South Yorkshire village school to increase capacity

Building work at a popular Rotherham school is set to begin next month in order to increase capacity.

Councillor Bill Mordue

Business month offers more than 40 events across Doncaster

February is Business Month in Doncaster and this year is bigger and better than ever.


New council vans set to hit the road

Three new vans have joined North Lincolnshire Council’s fleet and are gearing up to start work on Monday (February 13).


CCTV and new ticket vending machine to be installed at railway station

Improvements to rail services across the region are on track after a meeting hosted by Isle MP Andrew Percy recently.


SHOCK FIGURES: 30 per cent of women not attending potentially life-saving cervical smear tests

Young women across the region are being urged to attend their regular smear tests after shock figures revealed that 30 per cent of those aged 25 to 49 in North Lincolnshire are not doing so.

Chairman of Misterton Parish Council Barry Cooper

Police force moving into its new home, in a library

Three partner organisations, currently sharing The Misterton Centre, will move to a new home in the Library on March 31.

Doncaster's  Civic Offices.

Doncaster council tax payers facing 3.9 per cent rise in bills

Most Doncaster council tax payers look set to have to stump up an extra £31 next year, budget plans reveal today.

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Carl Sherwood

Free workshop for budding playwrights

Budding playwrights are invited to a free workshop at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre on Thursday 16 February, from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Chris Whitwood

Campaigner vows residents ‘We can change Doncaster’

A campaigner for Yorkshire has announced a new initiative to try to 
encourage Doncaster 
residents to give their street a voice.

Ed Miliband was runner-up in the local MP stakes.

Debate: Doncaster MP takes battle against HS2 plan to Parliament

Doncaster MP Ed Miliband last night took the battle against proposals to take HS2 through Doncaster to Parliament.

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HS2 Meadowhall option still on table, minister tells debate

HS2 Meadowhall option still on table, minister tells debate

Transport minister Andrew Jones says the planned Meadowhall route for HS2 still remains on the table, after questions in parliament early today.

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The Rt Hon George Osborne MP and Lord Jim ONeill launch the first report from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership at AQL in Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson.

Raising standards in education is key to unlocking the North's potential, says new report

Schools could become the centrepiece of a drive to grow the North's economy by £100bn if they are given 'urgent attention', according to a new report.

Caroline Flint

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint says hard decisions to be made after Brexit

This week, in Parliament I voted to “trigger Article 50” the UK’s formal notice that we are leaving the European Union.

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