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Scunthorpe's Quickenden causes a stir in the Jungle

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden caused a bit of a stink in the jungle - by accusing Playboy model Kendra of smelling like a "feral dog".

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden Credit: ITV

The former X Factor star has been a huge hit with his female fellow contestants on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here since he joined them with Edwina Currie.

And the sexual tension continued to simmer in the Australian jungle as the Scunthorpe-based heartthrob grabbed the girls' attention - by fair means or foul.

Sitting with Kendra, Jake told the US star that she stank, adding: "I can smell you over there."

Kendra admitted she smells and Quickenden said: "She smells like a feral dog."

To add insult to injury, former Hull City footballer Jimmy Bullard said: "I've not even known men to smell like that."

It came after Quickenden had tried his hand at flirting with Nadia Forde - with little initial success.

He told her "How do you look so fresh in the morning? You look better in the morning than at night", but got two fingers for a reply.

After the Irish model took off her top, revealing her bra, the 26-year-old former X Factor contestant said: "Oh gosh, you're not shy, are you?"

Later the pair sat together eating rice and beans, which Jake described as "technically our first dinner together".

He added "Is this a date? Are we on a date now? I would have bought you something better than rice and beans."

And he caused her to blush when he pointed out that the 25-year-old has "a couple of little freckles".

Asking Nadia if she had a specific type of man, she replied: "I want someone to enhance my life."

Show insiders have been quoted saying that they want to spice things up following the early departures of The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins and actor Craig Charles.

Collins quit after three days in the jungle, while Charles left following the sudden death of his older brother Dean.

Scunthorpe MP to meet PM

Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin is set to meet with David Cameron later today over the proposed sale of the town's steelworks.

Tata Steel in Scunthorpe Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Indian company Tata Steel looks set sell the steelworks to the Geneva based Klesch group.

However Mr Dakin has raised concerns about the terms of the sale.


Patients urged to use Scunthorpe A&E only for serious illnesses

People are being urged to think twice before they attend the emergency department (A&E) at Scunthorpe hospital following a surge in demand for beds.

Patients urged to use Scunthorpe A&E only for serious illnesses

Only those people who require emergency care are being asked to attend, those with less serious ailments and illnesses are being asked to use suitable alternatives such as their local pharmacy, their GP or walk-in centre. If in doubt ring NHS 111 and ask for advice.

Staff in our emergency centre at Scunthorpe are working hard to see and treat all patients within a four hour timescale however this is currently very challenging. Some patients require further investigation or input from some of our specialty teams and many of the patients that are coming to the emergency centre are quite unwell and need to be admitted to any one of our wards. This is taking longer than usual as bed occupancy is very high at the moment. Our teams are doing their utmost to keep waiting times as short as possible but would ask people to please be patient during this exceptionally busy time. I would like to remind people that visiting the emergency department for a minor complaint, such as a cold or cough, is not always appropriate as the service is for urgent or life threatening conditions. I would encourage people with minor ailments to consider the many other options available to them such as their GP, NHS 111 or local high street pharmacy.

– Associate medical director, Mr Ashaolu Oltunde

People should visit the emergency department or call 999 if they needed an ambulance in a life-threatening emergency, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • If you think you are having a stroke

For minor ailments like a cough, simple headache or upset stomach people should visit their GP or pharmacist.

It is not appropriate for people to turn up at our door simply because they cannot get an immediate appointment with their GP. There is a strong possibility that such patients will be redirected to the GP surgery if that is the best place for them to be treated. Visiting the emergency department for an overgrown toenail, as we have seen many times, is clearly not appropriate and we hope that such practices are discontinued. For emergencies however, we are open 24 hours a day and we shall continue to try our very best at all times.

– Associate medical director, Mr Ashaolu Oltunde

Cage fighter jailed for 19 years for stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend

A professional cage fighter has been jailed for 19 years for stabbing his 34-week pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Nicholas Leaning

Nicholas Leaning was found guilty of wounding Lauren Oliver and attempting to destroy the life of a child.

Humberside Police described the attack as "grotesque":


Man due to be sentenced for stabbing pregnant ex

A Scunthorpe man will be sentenced later for stabbing his ex-girlfriend and attempting to kill her unborn baby.

Nicholas Leaning

Nicholas Leaning stabbed Lauren Oliver five times on the door step of her home in June this year because she refused to have an abortion. He was found not guilty of attemping to murder her. The judge told Leaning he could expect to go to jail for a very long time.

Court hears how neighbour thought pregnant stab victim had been savaged by a dog

A court has heard graphic details of the moment that a pregnant woman was stabbed repeatedly in her stomach leaving her fearful that her unborn child had been killed.

Today one neighbour told the jury how he feared that 25-year-old Lauren Oliver had been savaged by a dog as he saw her covered in blood with open wounds.

Miss Oliver from Scunthorpe was arriving home when her former partner, cage fighter Nicholas Leaning is alleged to have attacked her over a dispute about a DNA test, charges he denies as Claire Ashforth reports:

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