Maternity services in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole are set to benefit from a share of a £10million Department of Health fund.
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has secured £84,500 to spend on improvements to maternity care settings for local women.
Ward 26 at Scunthorpe hospital, the home-from-home unit at Goole hospital and the honeysuckle, jasmine, holly and blueberry wards at Grimsby hospital are the areas set to get a revamp with new equipment.
Julie Dixon, head of midwifery at the Trust, said: “This is such good news for local women as it means further enhancements to the maternity environments we can offer them and their partners.
“This investment in our services will not only enhance privacy and dignity, birthing options and the quality of care and choice of care for women in pregnancy and childbirth. It will also give their partners more opportunity for involvement.”
The number of vacancies for apprentices and opportunities for trainees has almost doubled in Barnsley and North Lincolnshire over the past year.
A report out today reveals almost half of businesses plan to take on apprentices in the next five years, compared with 36% this time last year. Rotherham also fared well with an increase of 47 per cent.
People in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire are being asked to vote on changing the name of Humberside Airport to the John Harrison International Airport.
One of the people behind the survey, Telegraph columnist Dr Robert M Jaggs-Fowler says the word "Humberside" was forced upon the residents in the area in 1974, and it evoked instant resistance.
Other supporters of the name change say that despite being abolished as a county 18 years ago, the word "Humberside" continues in the name of a number of local institutions; Humberside Airport being one.
They feel clock-maker John Harrison, who lived in North Lincolnshire, would better represent the area.
Harrison invented a reliable sea-watch (known as H4), a long-sought device that solved the problem of establishing the East-West position or longitude of a ship at sea.
Eight schools in North Lincolnshire will receive 60 million pounds to help rebuild and refurbish some of the buildings.
The schools that will receive the Government money are: Baysgarth School in Barton, The Vale Academy in Brigg, Burton-Upon-Stather Primary School, Crosby Primary School, Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue in Scunthorpe, Brumby Junior School and Ashby's Grange Lane Primary School.
The work is set to start in 2015 and will take until 2017 to complete.
Staff at Lincoln County Hospital are asking patients to attend A&E only in an emergency - as the NHS Trust is struggling to find enough beds. They are encouraging people to only go to A&E if absolutely necessary and anyone with minor injuries should use their local walk-in centre.