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School pays tribute to dead teenager

A school spokesman said: "Any loss of life is tragic. When it comes at such a young age it is even harder to accept. This was a popular young man with a bright future, our thoughts go to his friends and family. We are all in a state of shock as we try to come to terms with what has happened.

"We are working with the young man's closest friends to identify how best to commemorate his young life. Our thoughts are also with the girl involved who remains in hospital. Clearly there is a lot of sadness within the school and we would request to be left alone to deal with this."

Police appeal after 15-year-old boy killed in road accident

A teenager has died after an accident late last night on Dam Road close to the junction with Humber Road, Barton upon Humber.

Police say a blue Peugeot 306 was involved in a collision with a 15-year-old boy and girl who were crossing the road. Both were seriously injured.

One of the teenagers died, the second is being treated at Hull Royal Infirmary. The 23-year-old man driving the Peugeot was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have seen the Peugeot 306 should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log number 738 12/11/13.


Meeting to discuss Wren 'expansion'

Speculation that Wren is to expand Credit: Calendar news

A meeting is being held today between local MPs and bosses of the Wren kitchen and bedroom firm in Scunthorpe, to discuss its possible expansion into Barton which could create 500 new jobs.

Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers and the MP for Brigg and Goole Andrew Percy will be joined by the Lord Haskins from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership at the meeting. It's speculated that the Wren company may expand into the former Kimberly Clark nappy factory.

Cleethorpes MP pleas for help Government support in area

Martin Vickers MP asks the Government what support they can give for the area which has just been hit by the closure of the Kimberley Clark factory.

The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley responded to Mr Vickers' request by stating the Government is making sure they give support through regional growth funds and local enterprise partnerships.