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Health Trust launches first ever recruitment drive for nurses

The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust has launched it first ever recruitment drive specifically aimed at qualified nurses. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust has launched it first ever recruitment drive specifically aimed at qualified nurses.

Bosses say the scheme will help fill one hundred vacancies at the Trust's three hospital in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole, and is part of a major ongoing recruitment strategy.

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Full steam ahead for Eggborough power station, say bosses

Management at Eggborough power station say it WILL be running at full strength this winter.

Eggborough power station near Goole Credit: ITV Yorkshire

There were fears that one unit at the station near Goole would need to close - after it failed to secure Government money to convert the plant from burning coal to burning more environmentally friendly wood pellets. But it has been confirmed today that all four units at the station will run this winter.

Man arrested after woman found with head injuries in Goole

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was found with head injuries in Goole.

Humberside Police were called just after 2am, to attend an incident on Broadway.

The woman received treatment from paramedics and was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary, where she is in a critical condition.

The man is being questioned at Scunthorpe Police Station.

The circumstances surrounding how the woman received her injuries are yet to be established and inquiries are ongoing.

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Two in hospital after stabbing

Two men have been taken to hospital after a stabbing in Goole.

Police were called to Western Road at 9 o'clock on Wednesday night.

A 23-year-old man was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police believe a blue Range Rover Sport connected with the stabbing left the road and overturned on the A161 near Scunthorpe at 10 o'clock on Wednesday.

The driver was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital and is said to be in a serious condition.

Prince William gives royal seal of approval to Goole pupils

Prince William was in East Yorkshire today to launch a new award aimed at inspiring young people. The Duke of Cambridge was at Goole High School in his role as patron of SkillForce - a charity which draws on the values and skills of ex-Forces personnel to inspire youngsters.

And as James Webster reports, while he was there, some of the pupils managed to get one or two selfies with him.

Prince William reveals a liking for Coldplay

Prince William chatting to Goole High School pupils Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Duke of Cambridge revealed a liking for Coldplay when he met children today at Goole High School, but he warned against instant beef stew and dumplings when embarking on expeditions.

William spent more than an hour at the East Yorkshire school and spent much of his time apologising to the youngsters for the pouring rain.

"I'm so sorry I didn't bring better weather with me," the duke said to flag-waving pupils as he arrived.

Prince William talks to pupils in the rain at Goole High School Credit: ITV Yorkshire

William was at the school to launch a new award for primary school children asroyal patron of the charity SkillForce.

SkillForce draws on the values and skills of ex-forces personnel to inspire young people to achieve at school.

He watched the youngsters take part in a team bridge-building exercise in the school yard which was inspired by the 70th anniversary of D-Day later this week.

As he chatted to the school's samba band, which was providing the musical accompaniment, he refused an offer to play one of the drums.

He told one of the drummers: "I used to play the piano, trumpet and drums when I was your age but I couldn't read music. There's only so much you can remember from the top of your head."

And when one of the band asked him what music he liked, the duke was heard to reply: "I really like Coldplay, Linkin Park."

Inside the school, William chatted to pupils taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme who told him about their expedition planning.

Inspecting a packet of Morrisons Value instant pasta and cheese, he said: "Have you tried this before? It's OK, it's not too bad.

"It's better than the beef stew and dumplings which is quite a heavy one."

William chatted about the SkillForce initiative with staff, pupils and representatives of the charity.

The new SkillForce Junior Prince's Award is aimed at nine and 10-year-olds, especially under-privileged children who do not have easy access to these kind of activities.

It is particularly aimed as smoothing the transition for children between primary and secondary school.

The award involves team-building and problem-solving challenges, team sports, outdoor pursuits including camping, first aid, navigation, observing remembrance and community projects.

Goole High School has worked with a group of local primary schools to develop the new national award programme.

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