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11-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Scunthorpe

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An 11-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Scunthorpe.

She was seriously injured in the collision with a blue Peugeot 207, which was being driven by a 19-year-old woman, at the junction of Manor Road and Valley View Drive at around 3.30pm yesterday.

An air ambulance landed at the scene and roads were closed while Humberside Police investigated.

Witnesses should call the force on 101.

Police appeal over missing Scunthorpe teenage girl

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a teenage girl who has been missing from her Scunthorpe home since Saturday.

Chelsea Lakin Credit: Humberside Police

Chelsea Lakin was last seen by family at 7.30pm in the Burke Street area of Scunthorpe.

She is white, 5ft 9ins tall and slim, with very long dark brown hair worn in a ponytail.

She was last seen wearing black jogging bottoms, a black t-shirt with white roses on it and a grey hooded top.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.


Government prepares financial package for steel industry

After weeks of uncertainty there have been major developments today over the future of Tata Steel. The Government says it's preparing a financial package worth hundreds of millions of pounds for any potential buyers.

Steel expert Roger Maggs, who is heading the consortium, welcomed the intervention.

But Phillip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, thinks the Government shouldn't be using tax payers' money in this way.

Steelworkers accept 3% pay cut as part of Tata deal with Greybull Capital

Workers have voted to accept a temporary 3% pay cut and changes to terms and conditions as part of the deal to sell Tata Steel's Long Products business to Greybull Capital.

Members of Community, the GMB and Unite backed the changes, aimed at paving the way for the deal, which includes the huge steel plant at Scunthorpe.

Community officer Steve McCool said it was an "extremely difficult" decision, but the vote was a "major step forward" towards securing the future of the business.

The sale to Greybull is a rare piece of positive news for the industry, which is in crisis because of cheap Chinese imports and other issues such as energy costs.

Tata is looking for buyers for the rest of its UK business, including the Port Talbot works in South Wales, with thousands of jobs hanging in the balance.

Greybull Capital considering takeover of Rotherham and Stocksbridge steelworks

An investment company is considering a takeover of South Yorkshire's steel works.

Greybull Capital is already close to a deal with Tata Steel over the possible takeover of its Long Products business in Scunthorpe.

Now it has been reported that the firm is interested in doing a deal that would safeguard the Speciality Steel branch of the business - which produces high-end steel for aircraft, oil drilling and cars from two sites in Rotherham and Stocksbridge.

The news comes as steelworkers in Scunthorpe ballot over the conditions of a possible takeover.

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