Posts Tagged ‘ North Lincolnshire ’

Membership Soaring Upwards Says UKIP

April 2, 2014
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News that UKIP’s membership is continuing to rise, with the party now at an all-time high of 35,081 members, has been welcomed by prospective MEP Jane Collins. “There is no doubt that UKIP is the biggest story in British politics this year. Our messages and policies are clearly capturing the public imagination and they are joining us in droves. “We have had almost 2,500 new members who have joined so far this year alone and we are on an upward trajectory,” said Mrs Collins, who is standing for election in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. “The other parties would have you believe people aren’t interested in politics anymore but these brilliant new membership figures show just the opposite. “They are disillusioned with the other main parties but see UKIP as a breath of fresh air and one with common sense policies and views. “And it is no longer just Tory votes we are taking but also from the Labour Party and both those parties are very worried about the threat we pose,” she added. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Barmy Britain Part 2 set to visit The Baths Hall BEFORE it starts West End run!

February 20, 2014
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The fantastic Horrible Histories is to bring a brand new show to Scunthorpe – before it starts a lengthy run in London’s West End. Barmy Britain Part 2 will visit The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe for one day only on Monday, 28 July. Shows will take place at 2.00pm and 6.30pm. This is the only performance of this show in the Lincolnshire and Humber region at this time and tickets, priced £10, are now on sale. It follows on from a successful visit by Horrible Histories in 2013, when Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians took to the stage and entertained and informed thousands of local children over the course of a week. Now it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the all-new production of Barmy Britain Part 2! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria! The show starts a lengthy run at The Garrick Theatre in London from August. Dan Harris, General Manager at The Baths…

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New Chief And Deputy Chief Fire Officers To Start In April 2014

December 20, 2013
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A brand new Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive has been appointed to replace Richard Hannigan, who retires at the end of March 2014. Current Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders has become promoted to the role and will take over from 1 April next year. The Service’s current Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Chris Blacksell, has also successfully been appointed to take the position as Deputy Chief Fire Officer from April. The decision comes after a meeting of the Fire Authority earlier this week which ratified the recommendation of the Appointments Committee, following an interview and assessment process, to appoint both Dene and Chris into the roles. Chief Fire Officer Richard Hannigan said: “Both officers have proven to be highly effective in their current roles and I am confident that they will provide the continuity of leadership to take the Service forward in these challenging times.” Dene Sanders has extensive service with the organisation, having joined as a firefighter in 1986 and served in many areas, on both sides of the river in a variety of roles including Divisional Commander, before joining the Corporate Management Team at headquarters. During his career to date he has been responsible for serving as…

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WEATHER UPDATE – EMERGENCY DECLARED

December 5, 2013
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Communities along the East Coast of the Humber area are warned to brace themselves ahead of what is likely to be the most serious coastal tidal surge for over 30 years in our region. This has led to a major incident being declared as emergency services and local authorities across the Humber prepare for an ingression of water during high tide periods later this evening from around 1700hrs onwards. The Environment Agency and Met Office are warning that gale-force winds, large waves and a tidal surge caused by low pressure will combine with high tides today and throughout Friday and to Saturday morning, bringing a risk of significant coastal flooding. North East Lincolnshire is most likely to be affected by the high tides leading to possible breaches from Immingham, along the coastline to the Humberston Fitties. Residents living in the areas of Immingham, Grimsby and Cleethorpes close to the River Humber and coast line are advised to start taking precautions. Emergency services and partners are continuing to monitor the likelihood and will ensure that vulnerable members of the community are prioritized. For the latest information on the weather log on to www.environment-agency.gov.uk, for advice on how to take precautions or…

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Lincolnshire : Armed Robbery CCTV Images Released

October 2, 2013
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Lincolnshire : Armed Robbery CCTV Images Released

Detectivesin North Lincolnshire have released CCTV images in connection with an armed robbery which happened in Scunthorpe on Monday 30th September. Police were called shortly after 2000hrs following reports that two men had entered the Ladbrokes bookmakers on Ashby Road and made threats towards a member of staff. One of the men, who was in possession of a firearm, demanded the member of staff handed over money. The member of staff handed the man an amount of cash before both men left the shop and made off in what is believed to have been a silver coloured people carrier, possibly a silver coloured Ford Galaxy. The member of staff was not injured in the incident and specially trained firearms officers were deployed to assist the officers in an attempt to locate the men. Police have released the images in an attempt to locate the offenders and any potential witnesses who may not have spoken to police. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the Priory Inn public house, in the vicinity of the Priory Inn public house and close to Ladbrokes at the time of the incident. Anyone who may have also seen a silver…

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Godfrey Bloom Expresses Concerns Over EU Defence Force

September 9, 2013
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Godfrey Bloom

Moves to form an EU-controlled military powerbase acting as a rival to Nato on strategic defence issues have been condemned by MEP Godfrey Bloom. “Under no circumstances must we be tied into an EU defence force or security strategy which places conditions on our troops and our military obligations,” said Godfrey Bloom, UKIP’s defence spokesman. “Members of the UK Armed Forces take an oath to The Queen and this country. “We can see with the Syrian situation that just because countries are geographically close does not mean they have the same foreign policy aims. “Our Parliament ruled out military intervention in Syria whilst the French – who were not involved in Nato for four decades – are all for attack,” said Mr Bloom, Euro-MP for Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire. His comments follow a report from the European Parliament’s majority group of MEPs, the EPP, which wants Europe to redefine its security interests and to begin achieving these by actual operational deployments. The EPP say that governments “have to start building stand-by forces under Union command” but this move has been branded by UKIP as the latest drift to federalism. A major EU summit is to take place in December when…

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2846 Fewer Victims Of Crime On The Southbank

May 16, 2013
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There were 2846 fewer victims of crime across North and North East Lincolnshire, between 01 April 2012 and 31 March 2013. This is in comparison to figures between 01 April 2011 and 31 March 2012. End of year figures for the Southbank Division, which consists of both North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, show that all crime across the two areas was reduced by 10.1% and the number of victims of crime, who were satisfied with the overall service provided was up by 3.7%. The biggest reduction in crime, across the Southbank was in the number of people who were victims of criminal damage. There were 961 fewer offences than in the previous recording period. This area of crime saw a reduction of 16.7%. Violent crime with injury was reduced by 1.5%. The most significant reduction for the division is the 129 fewer victims of burglary across the area. It is no secret that burglary is one of the main focuses for the division and is something that police and partners work hard to reduce. The hard work and local initiatives have helped to see a 7.2% reduction in burglary offences which will continue to be built on. Head of…

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James Pearson Comes Third In North Lincolnshire Half-Marathon

April 30, 2013
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James Pearson of Beverley Athletic Club demonstrated that he is currently on very good form by finishing third overall in the second North Lincolnshire Half-Marathon last Sunday.James Pearson Comes Third In North Lincolnshire Half-Marathon > Read the full post on: HU17.net

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