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Great Grimsby MP 'glad to hand reins over' to George

George Kavanagh is passionate about his home town Credit: George Kavanagh

The Great Grimsby MP Melanie Onn says she would be happy to give George Kavanagh her seat in Parliament.

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If you were watching ITV Calendar this evening, you may have seen our report on the launch of the Grimsby & Cleethorpes Monopoly Board and in particular, ten-year-old George who says those who have their doubts about his home town of Grimsby 'need to be slapped in the face with a wet fish'.

What we did not have time to mention is that George is also an ambassador for St Andrew's Hospice in Grimsby - which also features on the board. Sadly, George lost his father to cancer and George is deeply grateful to the hospice for its help in his final days.


Grimsby edition of Monopoly set to be unveiled

A new Monopoly board featuring landmarks from Grimsby and Cleethorpes will be officially unveiled later today. The launch coincides with the famous board game's 80th birthday.

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Two ten-year-old schoolchildren from the region will be officially launching the board along with lots of other youngsters bedecked in themed Monopoly costumes.

The official ceremony will take place at exactly the same time as the game hits shop shelves in both Grimsby and Cleethorpes, as well as online shelves including Amazon.

However the board will not appear in Scunthorpe where it has been reported that the rival town has "banned" it.

Jodie's mother pays tribute to her 'lovely' daughter

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a car and killed as she rode home to pick up clothes for a sleepover has paid tribute to her 'lovely' daughter.

Card at the scene of the tragic accident in Grimsby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Jodie Rogers was airlifted to hospital after the accident at Park Street in Grimsby on Friday but sadly died.

Speaking at the scene of the accident, her mother, Nicola Rogers, described her daughter as being so 'happy'.

She was a lovely girl. She was so happy. She was on her way home to have a makeover done.

She was riding a bike. She had only had it two days. She was absolutely over the moon with that bike. She was very kind-hearted. She should not have gone. She did not deserve this.

I would like to thank everybody for all the kind tributes."

– Nicola Rogers, Jodie's mother

The driver of the car, a 35-year-old Grimsby man, was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs and later released on police bail.

Schoolgirl killed as she rode home to get clothes for sleepover

An 11-year-old girl was hit and killed as she rode her new bike home to get clothes for a sleepover.

Flowers at the scene in Grimsby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Jodie Rogers was riding her bicycle, which she had been given just two days earlier, when she was hit by a BMW yards from her home.

The youngster had been playing with her friend Kitty Callaghan, 12, who had planned a sleepover in celebration of her birthday that day.

The accident happened as the girls made their way to Jodie's house to pick up clothes for the birthday celebrations.

Jodie was airlifted to Grimsby's hospital and later onto Leeds General Infirmary but later died.

Watch: Witness appeal to fatal Grimsby collision


Schoolgirl cyclist dies after Grimsby collision

An 11-year-old schoolgirl has died in hospital after being involved in a collision with a car whilst riding her bike.

Scene of fatal accident at Park Street in Grimsby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Jodie Rodgers, was airlifted to Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, in Grimsby suffering serious injuries before being transferred to Leeds General Infirmary where she later died.

The accident happened on Park Street at about ten to five last night.

A 35 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

Girl, 11, airlifted to hospital after Grimsby collision

An 11 year old girl is being treated for life threatening injuries after being airlifted to hospital following a collision in Grimsby.

Park Street, Grimsby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened on Park Street at about ten to five last night. A 35 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened - to get in touch.

Grimsby MP Melanie Onn appointed to shadow cabinet

Grimsby MP Melanie Onn has been promoted to Labour's frontbench after being appointed Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons by new leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Melanie Onn MP Credit: Press Association

The Great Grimsby MP, who was elected in this year's election after Austin Mitchell stepped down will be working with Shadow Leader of the House, Chris Bryant MP.

I’m honoured to be asked to serve on Labour’s frontbench, and I’m delighted to be given the chance to work alongside Chris, who I have huge respect for.

– Melanie Onn MP
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