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Former Lord Mayor: People would get a 'much better deal' under changes

Hull City Council and East Riding are at loggerheads over Hull's plans to change its boundaries, become a bigger city, and try and cash in on more economic opportunities.

Their neighbours say it is a 'land grab' so that Hull can balance its books, it does not make sense and they are not being consulted.

East Riding plans to have a referendum in September for 70,000 households in the areas which will be directly involved in any boundary changes.

Councillor Colin Inglis, the former Lord Mayor of Hull says people just outside the city would get a better deal under the City's authority:

The leader of East Riding Council, Cllr Stephen Parnaby, told ITV Calendar the authorities should be working together rather than dividing.

Boundary enquiry sparks 'land-grab' row in East Yorkshire

Hull City council's decision to look at changing its boundaries has been called a "land grab" by the leader of a neighbouring authority. Earlier this year, Hull council leaders commissioned an enquiry to look at the case for a Greater Hull area.

Councillors in the East Riding say it is a crude attempt to takeover green spaces separating the two areas, without any discussion. There will be a referendum on the issue in September.

Stephen Parnaby, the leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, told ITV Calendar the focus should be on cooperation between councils rather than division:

Hull City Council said today it is considering boundary changes to take advantage of economic opportunities and to create more jobs.

It insists communities in the East Riding and the wider area would reap the benefits

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Yorkshire bowler sacked for 'unprofessional actions'

Yorkshire bowler Oliver Robinson has had his contract cancelled by the LV= County Championship leaders due to "a number of unprofessional actions".

The 20-year-old paceman is yet to make his first-class debut but did feature seven times in this season's Natwest T20 Blast, taking six wickets with an economy rate of 9.52.

"The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have today announced that Oliver Robinson's contract has been terminated with immediate effect due to a number of unprofessional actions," read a statement on the county's website.

"No further comment will be made by the club."

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