4 Lincolnshire MPs meet the Prime Minister

David Cameron meets with Lincs MPs

The Prime Minister has held talks with northern Lincolnshire's four MPs on how to improve the area's economy.

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Seven new 'Free Schools' set for Yorkshire and Humber

More than 100 new free schools have been approved to open in England over the

coming years, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today. Seven of those will be in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

'Free Schools' are state-funded but independent of local authorities. They are established by groups including parents, teachers, faith groups and charities and have powers to decide how they spend their budgets and set their own curriculum, teaching hours and term-times.

But teaching unions have claimed that they adversely affect neighbouring schools when they open in areas with no shortage of spaces.

Prime Minister gives his reaction to heart unit closure

The Prime Minister has spoken out about the controversial decision to close the children's heart surgery unit at Leeds General infirmary, It was announced last week that the unit which serves 14 million people within a radius of two hours would close,

with children being taken to Newcastle, Liverpool or Birmingham for treatment instead. This is what David Cameron had to say in the commons.

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Stray dog sparks armed police response

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Armed police in Todmorden Credit: Calendar News

Armed police have cornered a savage stray dog in a newsagents in Todmorden ahead of a visit by the Prime Minister. The bull-terrier like dog wandered into Cryers newsagents early today and bit a man and a woman who tried to catch it.

Neither were seriously hurt. The shop has been sealed off and a vet has been called. David Cameron is visiting the area to see the damage recent floods have caused.

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