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Formal signing of Humber Growth deal

Humber growth deal Credit: PA

The formal signing of the Humber Growth Deal 2015 takes place in Grimsby today. The event marks the further award of almost ten million pounds from the Government to develop ten major projects on both banks of the Humber. This, along with major local investment will see just under £47 million of capital injection into the area.

The Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, will be joined by Lord Haskins, chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, and leaders of the four Humber local authorities.

Hull couple scoop almost £7 million jackpot

Lucky couple to be revealed Credit: PA

A lucky couple from Hull are celebrating after scooping almost £7m in Saturday's Lotto Double Rollover Jackpot Prize. They will be revealing who they are - and just how their new found wealth is set to change their lives for the better at a press conference later.

To give the win some context, it is one of the biggest in the East Yorkshire area since the following:

· 1998 - £7.5m – Roy Gibney, Grimsby

· 1998 – £14m – Jacquie King, Grimsby

· 2005 - £18.2m – Tesco syndicate, Driffield

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On-the-spot fines look to solve million pound litter question

Twenty-five new banners have been unveiled as a warning to litter bugs in Grantham as the town looks to tackle its million pound waste problem.

On-the-spot fines look to tackle million pound litter question

South Kesteven District Council says it costs £1.1 million every year to clear up the town's streets and is asking residents to think twice before dropping litter or fly tipping.

The banners have been draped on lamp posts across the town, saying "‘LoveGrantham, hate litter" or "Love Grantham hate fly-tipping".

Publicising these issues is encouraging residents to assist us with our priority to be clean, green and healthy by respecting their local towns and neighbourhoods. We know we are dealing with a minority when we ask people to love their local areas, as we know most residents already respect Grantham and South Kesteven and would never litter or fly-tip. However those who do commit offences cost the taxpayer a significant sum in clear up costs, money that would be far better invested in making the district cleaner and greener in other ways.

– Cllr John Smith

The campaign is being backed up by the council’s Environmental Health team, who gave their latest £75 on the spot litter fine within metres of one of the banners on 6 February.

Increase in Lincolnshire council tax to support police precept

Council tax payers in Lincolnshire will soon be paying more to safeguard policing levels in the county. A recommendation by the Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick for a 1.95% increase in the police precept was accepted by the county's Police and Crime panel earlier which voted unanimously for the increase. It means on average residents will pay around seven pence a week more. Mr Hardwick says the money will guarantee the number of police officers and PCSO's can be kept at current levels.

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