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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.

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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

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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.

Rotherham Council set to appoint interim Chief Executive

Rotherham council is expected to rubber stamp the appointment of Jan Ormondroyd as its new chief executive today following the child sex abuse scandal.

Jan Ormondroyd is to be appointed interim Chief Executive of Rotherham Council

She'll be the temporary replacement for Martin Kimber, who's to step down after sharp criticism of the council.

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