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Amount stolen in bank robbery was 'significant'

Branch has now re-opened Credit: PA

Lloyds Bank has said that the amount stolen in a robbery at a branch in Hull on Tuesday was 'significant', although it is not disclosing just how much.

The branch, In Newland Avenue, re-opened this afternoon and staff, who were inside at the time, are being given support and counselling by both Humberside Police and Llloyds.

No-one was hurt in the raid, which saw three men in dark clothing use wooden ladders to access the roof of the bank, before breaking through into the building just before 5pm.

Humberside Police say they are working in Partnership with Merseyside Police as the grey Nissan Qashqai used in the getaway was stolen in the Liverpool area.

We are working closely with our colleagues in Merseyside, sharing information in order to identify the suspects for this offence. There are also a number of CCTV enquiries that we are following up.

I want to say thank you to the people of Hull for their fantastic response to yesterday’s appeal. They have given us a number of new lines of enquiry to follow up, especially in relation to vehicles seen near the scene.

– Det Insp Christine Calvert

Concern for missing Tia, 15

Missing: Tia Moss, aged 15

Lincolnshire police say they are 'very concerned' about the disappearance of 15-year-old Tia Moss.

Tia went missing from Grantham yesterday and officers say they are keen to trace her as soon as possible. She is described as slim with long dark red hair and is believed to be wearing leggings and a green parka. It's thought she may be in the Lincoln area.


Tougher checks on celebrities and hospital volunteers needed in wake of Savile scandal

Celebrities and volunteers at hospitals should face tougher checks in the wake of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, an official report has said.

The recommendation from the Department of Health comes after Savile's celebrity status allowed him to carry out his reign of abuse at hospitals across the country - including at Leeds General Infirmary. The disgraced entertainer died in 2011 aged 84.

Centrica in £63m investment to secure South Humber power station until 2027

Energy giant Centrica is to invest £63 million in a power station which will secure the site's future up to 2027.

The gas-fired South Humber station, which has been part-mothballed since earlier this year, will return to full service in 2017.

This upgrade allows us to secure the future of this important power station for at least another decade.

We were pleased to see the Government's announcements last week signalling the important role that power stations like South Humber Bank will continue to play for UK security of supply and look forward to hearing more about their plans to support investment in the sector.

The market for gas-fired generation continues to be challenging but, with the right policy landscape, we are confident it can improve.

– Jorge Pikunic, managing director of Centrica's distributed energy and power business

The power station, which was built in two phases from 1994, is capable of producing enough electricity to meet the needs of over one million homes -nearly half the homes in Yorkshire and the Humber.

In its strategic review in July, Centrica said it would invest to maintain and improve its gas-fired generation fleet where economics allowed.


Grandfather admits murdering nine-year-old grandson

A grandfather has admitted murdering his nine-year-old grandson. Lincoln Crown Court was told that Alex Robinson was drowned in a bath by 65-year-old Stewart Greene.

Grandfather Stewart Greene admitted murdering his grandson

Alex was left in Greene's care at his mother's home in Lincoln last December.

Nine-year-old Alex Robinson was left in his grandfather's care last December

Greene said he was angry at his daugther for not letting him live with her. The court heard Greene had been in and out of psychiatric hospitals since the 1980s. He will be sentenced later today.

Beverley's Kyle Edmund to make Davis Cup debut for Great Britain

Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain in the final against Belgium.

Edmund had been favourite to get the nod after winning a tournament on clay, which will be the surface for the tie in Ghent starting on Friday, two weeks ago.

And, barring a late change, the 20-year-old will play the opening match on Friday against Belgian number one David Goffin before Murray takes on Ruben Bemelmans.

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