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Figures reveal health of region's children

New figures on the health of young people show more children in our region are smoking and using alcohol - than in other parts of the UK.

Exercising in a gym Credit: PA

The data from Public Health England also reveals youngsters in Yorkshire and the Humber are doing less exercise than the national average. But figures for the East Midlands which includes Lincolnshire show there a fewer children classed as obese than in other parts.


Commemorations to Dambusters' bouncing bomb

The daughter of Sir Barnes Wallis, the genius behind the Dambusters' bouncing bomb, has opened a walking trail commemorating the airship he designed in the 1920s.

The R100 was built in Howden and was at the forefront of airship design. Dr Mary Stopes-Roe was just a toddler when the Wallis family lived in Howden and today she said how proud she was of her father's achievements.


Breaking: Able UK given green light for development

A dispute over land development which threatened to sink plans for a £450 million pound renewable energy plant has ended after a government joint committee hearing.

The row centred on an 11 actre site at Killingholme, known as the Killingholme triangle owned by Associated British Ports who wanted to build a deep sea jetty there.

But Able Uk who are developing the surrounding Able Marine Energy Park which makes offshore wind turbines wanted to compulsory purchase it.

They say their plans will create four thousand new jobs for North Lincolnshire. But after taking their dispute to the Commons ABP's petition to block the purchase order was thrown out.

FA to investigate 'clash' during Leeds vs Norwich game

A Leeds United player is at the centre of an alleged racism row tonight after squaring up to a Norwich striker during their Championship match last night.

The Football Association has confirmed it is investigating allegations surrounding the clash between United defender Giuseppe Bellusci and Cameron Jerome. The match referee has sent a full report to the FA as David Hirst reports.

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