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Blog Profile / Les Bonner

Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Date revealed for reopening of Grimsby ice rink

The ice rink at Grimsby Leisure Centre is expected to reopen early next month. Work on the temporary ice pad has progressed ahead of schedule meaning the new rink will now open at 6am on Friday, September 5. Ice Tech UK has been at the centre laying the ice pad after failure of the leisure […]

Humberside Police: Seat Belt and Child Restraints Casuality Reduction Campaign

A forcewide seat belt campaign is due to run for a month from Monday 1 to Tuesday 30 September. 370 deaths and 7000 serious injuries could be prevented on the roads each year. Only 85% of front seat passengers and 50% of rear seat passengers comply with the seatbelt laws when travelling in a vehicle. […]

Grimsby town centre traffic update: Town Hall Street

Works to improve the junction between Town Hall Street, Town Hall Square and East Street in Grimsby were carried out last night The end of Town Hall Street is now a Give Way junction, allowing traffic to flow from Town Hall Square to East Street more freely. North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with […]

Tim Farron welcomes more help for families of missing people

Families of missing people will be given extra help when a loved one goes missing, under proposals announced by the government yesterday. These proposals have been welcomed by Liberal Democrat MP for Lonsdale and Westmorland Tim Farron. The government’s proposals, which fill a gap in the law, would create a new power for relatives of […]

Liberal Democrats: Making our tax system fairer

The Liberal Democrats have set out plans to introduce a trio of wealth taxes which will help to cut the deficit whilst ensuring fairness in our tax system. Manifesto plans to increase taxes on the wealthiest will go alongside a pledge to further cut Income Tax and reduce National Insurance. Commenting Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny […]

N E Lincs Council want your views on proposed changes to concessionary travel on bus routes

North East Lincolnshire Council is asking local people for their views on proposed changes to the current Concessionary Travel Scheme on local bus routes. Since April 2008 the council has provided free off-peak, local bus travel, to concessionary bus pass holders anywhere in England. Currently pass holders are charged a 50p flat fare to travel […]

Grimsby and Cleethorpes flood siren testing takes place this week

The Environment Agency will carry out its annual flood warning siren tests in Grimsby and Cleethorpes on Friday 29 August. Tests will be carried out between 10am and noon. People who hear the sirens during this time should take no action. In the unlikely event that a real flood emergency occurs during testing, loudhailers and […]

Why not take advantage of free Open Heritage or Open Doors Days in September

If you like a bit of culture, open spaces and old buildings, take advantage of the Open Heritage or Open Doors Days around the UK 11 – 14 September. There are properties across the UK but they’re called Open Heritage in England and Open Doors in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Click here to find […]

4Children welcomes Lib Dem pledge to more than triple investment in Early Years Pupil Premium

In its response to the Department for Education’s consultation on Early Years Pupil Premium and Funding for Two-Year-Olds, 4Children calls for the Early Years Pupil Premium to be increased until it matches the funding per head allocated to primary school children. 4Children’s Head of Public Affairs Helen Berresford said: Investing in some of the most […]

Number of 2-year-olds eligible for free childcare to double

From next week, around 40% of 2-year-olds will be entitled to 15 free hours of free early education per week – up from 20% last year. Evidence suggests that children from less advantaged backgrounds often start school 19 months behind their peers, but also reveals that good quality childcare can reduce this gap and have […]

Cleethorpes fireworks display cancelled

The firework display due to take place tomorrow evening (August 27) in Cleethorpes at 10pm, has unfortunately been cancelled due to weather conditions. The next display will take place on Wednesday, September 3, weather permitting, at 10pm near Ross Castle. This display will be accompanied by music.

Generating jobs and growth with India

Nick Clegg is leading a trade delegation in India with more than 40 British businesses, colleges and representatives of the aerospace industry to secure the incredible opportunities on offer. As part of his visit, Nick met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss a number of issues where there is a natural partnership between the UK and India, including education, […]

Help bridge the GAP in N E Lincs

From September 2014, a new programme to get graduates into work is to be piloted in North East Lincolnshire (the Graduate Advancement Programme) The council, working with Job Centre Plus (JCP), is offering a £1,500 wage incentive to North East Lincolnshire based companies to create a 12 week internship for recent graduates to give them […]

Humberside: 132 test positive for Drink Driving as part of Summer Drink Drive Campaign

Motorists are being urged not to risk their lives or others by drink driving as 132 people were found to be drink driving during the force Summer Drink Drive Campaign. Officers were out in force during June and July 2014 testing for drink driving as part of the annual Campaign. Across the force 2155 breath […]

David Ward: Why I’m backing safe standing areas in our football stadiums

Whether you’re watching Manchester City or the Bantams, there is spirit and passion about football that unites communities, even if it often divides families! Unfortunately in modern times, football has become increasingly expensive and when budgets are tight, the season ticket is often one of the first things people have to sacrifice. That is why […]

Humberside Police Force Area – Give Rural Crime the Boot

This time of year sees an increase in rural crimes across the Humberside Police force area particularly diesel theft, poaching and hare coursing. Diesel theft can see an increase at this time of year due to the rise in farm machinery in fields, being used for harvesting and ploughing the fields.  Poaching and hare coursing […]

Nick Clegg launches Dadabhai Naoroji Awards

During his visit to Mumbai, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched a new awards programme for individuals whose outstanding achievements have strengthened relations between the UK and India. The awards are dedicated to Dadabhai Naoroji, the first Asian MP in the UK. A Liberal MP for Finsbury Central from 1892-1895, Dadabhai Naoroji was also […]

Guaranteeing sex education in state schools

Children in state-funded schools, including academies and free schools, will be guaranteed age appropriate sex and relationship education under manifesto plans announced by the Liberal Democrats. The plans will also include a curriculum guarantee of teaching pupils financial literacy and citizenship lessons. Show More Summary

Parents in N E Lincs set to save up to £1.7million through free school meals

It has been estimated that parents in North East Lincolnshire could save up to £1.7 million on school lunches during the next academic year as part of a new government initiative.. With 4,491 children aged between four and seven living in the borough becoming eligible for free school lunches, many of whose parents currently spend around £400 […]

Closing loopholes in zero hours exclusivity ban

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable is calling on business, unions and individuals to help identify and close potential loopholes in plans to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. Exclusivity clauses prevent workers on zero hours contracts from taking work elsewhere even when their employer provides no work. The government is launching […]

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