Political deadlock remains in North East Lincolnshire following a dramatic night at the electoral count.
Labour is the largest party by just a single seat following yesterday's local elections. However, in the key seat of Immingham, Labour pipped Conservatives by just three votes.
An initial count was followed by two recounts. After the first count, the two candidates were separated by just one vote. On the second count, it was 13 and the final count brought the margin down to just three votes.
Meanwhile, UKIP lost three seats on a night when a third of the council, 16 seats, were being contested.
Overall, two gains for Labour mean the party is just one seat (and three votes) ahead of Conservatives in second.
- Labour - 19
- Conservatives - 18
- Liberal Democrats - 4
- Independent - 1
North East Lincolnshire Council have organised a drinks-tasting event with a difference to promote low and no-alcohol beverages.Read the full story ›
Council-owned pay and display machines across the borough will no longer accept the old £1 coin from today.
The round £1 coin, which has been in circulation for over 34 years, is currently being withdrawn from circulation and ceases to officially be legal tender at midnight on 15 October.
Heavy rain brought localised flooding to a stretch of the east coast of England, with further severe downpours expected today.Read the full story ›
The future of Grimsby Ice Rink has been secured after councillors approved a community group's proposal to run it.
North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet agreed for the facility to be transferred to the Grimsby Ice Rink Community Group after they prepared a business plan showing how they intended to fund and manage it.
The council spent £200,000 on a temproary "ice pad" at Grimsby Leisure Centre in 2014 after the machinery that ran the old ice rink failed – but said it could not secure the facility's long-term future.
Cllr Matthew Patrick, portfolio holder for finance, community assets, governance and tourism, said: “This is exactly what we want to see more of – members of the community stepping up and taking on facilities that are no longer sustainable for the council to run.
“We aim to complete the transfer by the end of August and I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.”
Ongo Homes manages Princess House, Sutton House and Crosby House, at Market Hill; and Trent View House, off Bridges Road.Read the full story ›
The British Liver Trust is visiting the region to raise awareness.Read the full story ›
Sexual health clinics across North East Lincolnshire are starting to offer free HIV testing service for people within the borough.Read the full story ›
We take a look at each candidate's mini manifesto.Read the full story ›
North East Lincolnshire Council is running a scheme where people from the Youth Offending Service repair old bikes & give them a new homeRead the full story ›