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Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber have awarded NAViGO CIC the title of Social Enterprise of the Year at this year’s annual award ceremony. The annual awards are to celebrate the region’s most dynamic and innovative social enterprises, with organisations recognised for achievements within four categories: Start up of the Year, Social Impact, Social Entrepreneur of […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron has echoed a call from the Local Government Association for the ban on term-time holidays from school to be scrapped, so head teachers can take a “common-sense approach”. Since September last year, local councils have been obliged to fine parents who take children out of school […]

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Latest figures released by NHS England show that North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is one of the top performing CCGs in England for diagnosing dementia and number one in the North Yorkshire and Humber Region. The national Dementia Prevalence Calculator demonstrates that the CCG’s current diagnosis rate is 63%, just short of the […]

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Proposals to tackle problems within the used car industry and give consumers greater protection have been backed by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson today (25 October 2014). The Used Car Commission, launched by the minister last November (2013), has explored problems reported by consumers about the sector, which is valued at £38 billion with 7.1 […]

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Fining companies that bombard people with nuisance calls and texts should be easier, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced today. The Government has published a six week consultation on lowering the legal threshold before firms responsible for nuisance calls and texts can be hit with fines of up to £500,000. The law currently requires the Information […]

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Drivers will save up to £150 million over the next ten years as the cost of getting a driving licence is slashed, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander and Transport Minister Claire Perry announced today. Driving licence fees will fall by up to 32% as part of the government’s commitment to deliver savings to […]

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Two men have been charged with cannabis production following a drugs warrant that was executed at a private address on Cleethorpe Road in Grimsby. Anh NGUYEN (22) and Tuan Anh DANG (21) were arrested following execution of the warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Thursday 23 October. The pair appeared at Grimsby and […]

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EU Leaders agree 2030 deal on climate change

by Steve Beasant on October 24, 2014

EU leaders have made a historic decision to tackle climate change by agreeing on a new climate and energy deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. The deal includes also includes plans to boost the use of renewable energy to 27% in the total energy mix and increase energy efficiency to at […]

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GDP figures released today by the Office for National Statistics provide further evidence that our economic plan is working. The latest statistics show that in the three months to September the UK economy grew by 0.7%. Commenting, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said: “Our recovery is now well established and creating […]

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Two men from North East Lincolnshire have pleaded guilty to fraud offences linked to online gambling. On Monday 20 October 2014 at Sheffield Crown Court, two weeks into a four-week trial, Darren Woods pleaded guilty to nine counts of fraud by false representation from the 13 indictments which he had started the trial with. On […]

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