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4,000 jobs secured on south bank of Humber

Four thousand jobs have been secured on the south bank of the Humber, following a long running dispute between two companies over a piece of land.

Able UK and Associated British Ports have been locked in disagreement over whether a huge site building wind turbines should be built, or whether a deep sea jetty aimed at attracting bigger ships should get the go ahead instead. Kate Hemingway reports.

19,000 children to benefit from government scheme

Almost 19,000 of the most disadvantaged three and four year-olds in Yorkshire and Humber will benefit from Early Years pupil premium initiative, the Department for Education announced today.

The Early Years Pupil Premium is worth up to £300 per head for children from low-income families. Credit: Press Association

The Early Years Pupil Premium is worth up to £300 per head for children from low-income families.

The initiative is designed to help children from falling behind before they have even started school.

Yorkshire and Humber will receive a hefty £5.4 million slice of the full the Early Years’ Pupil Premium worth a total of £50 million.


Cosmo named Westminster Dog of the Year

Simon Reevell MP's dog Cosmo has been named Westminster Dog of the Year.

The annual competition aims to highlight dog welfare issues and is organised by the Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club. The Dewsbury MP's wire-haired fox terrier puppy Cosmo was the only Yorkshire contender for the coveted title.

ABP 'disappointed' by government decision

Associated British Ports says it is "disappointed" with the Parliamentary Joint Committee's decision to allow Able UK to develop a green energy plant in Killingholme.

We are disappointed that the Parliamentary Joint Committee reached its decision without fully examining all of the evidence. The decision has no impact on ABP's view of the strength of its case and our offer of a substantial compromise would have enabled AMEP to proceed without hindering the future development of the Port of Immingham. We will now consider our options. The Port of Immingham is Britain's busiest port and its continued growth is vital for the nation's trade and energy security, as well as for the prosperity of the Humber region as a whole.

– ABP spokesperson


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.

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