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Result: No overall control in North East Lincolnshire

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

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Parking machines stop taking old £1 coins in North East Lincolnshire

The old £1 coins will no longer be accepted by council-owned pay and display machines Credit: ITV News
15 Oct
The date the old £1 coin ceases to officially be legal tender at midnight

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The round £1 coin, which has been in circulation for over 34 years, is currently being withdrawn from circulation and ceases to officially be legal tender at midnight on 15 October.

Grimsby Ice Rink's future secured

Grimsby Ice Rink Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.”

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