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Hundreds compete in disability games

The Rotary District Disability Games are being held today in Scunthorpe with over 450 competitors taking part.

Competitors have travelled from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to take part. Events include Boccia, wheelchair races, table tennis, shooting and swimming. The Rotary Disability Games is organised by Rotary District 1270 club to give adults with a disability the opportunity to take part in competitive sporting activities.

Ward at Scunthorpe hospital re-opens after norovirus outbreak

A ward closed due to an outbreak of norovirus earlier this month has re-opened at Scunthorpe hospital.

Ward 17 was closed following an outbreak of the bug on April 2nd. A deep clean has taken place and new admissions are now being taken.

However, visitors and staff who have been suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting are urged not to go to the hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

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NHS Trust to apply for multi-million pound government loan

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust says it is applying for a multi-million pound government loan to help with running costs.

The trust, which runs hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole, is expected to announce a deficit of £18 million this year. Bosses say they're asking the Department of Health for a one off loan to close the funding gap and ensure the trust's sustainable future.

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Bookmakers: More chance of finding Elvis alive than winning the lottery twice

While there are rumours that other people have won big sums of money twice but opted to remain anonymous, winning £1 million twice is highly unlikely.

Credit: Press Association

Events that bookmaker William Hill believes have odds of a million to one - a lot smaller than 283 billion to one - include David Cameron winning the 100 metres at the 2016 Olympic Games, Jeremy Clarkson riding the winner of the Grand National, and the royal baby captaining the England football, cricket and rugby sides and also winning Wimbledon.

According to Ladbrokes, there is more chance of Simon Cowell becoming prime minister at any time with odds of 10,000/1, Elvis being found alive this year at 50,000/1, England to win the next three World Cups at 2,500/1, and the royal baby being called Wayne at 500/1.

A spokesman for the bookmaker said: "Given the odds suggest it's far more likely Elvis is found alive this year, it's fair to say this couple have the lucky touch."

Couple 'can't believe' second lottery win

A UK couple who have won £1 million in the EuroMillions for the second time "just can't believe it".

David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe when they won their first £1 million in 2013

David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe, who won their first £1 million in 2013, scooped the big money prize again on Friday night, beating odds of more than 283 billion to one.

But Mr Long said he "just knew it would be my turn again some day" as the couple become the first people to win £1 million twice who have gone public.

The pair, then known as David Long and Kathleen MacKenzie, previously banked £1,000,000 in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on Friday July 26 2013.

Mr Long said: "I always knew I'd win, even the first time. I just had a feeling it was going to be me. I tend to play when I know there are lots of prizes on the go.

"Last time I knew I had a good chance because there were 100 prizes of £1 million. Last Friday night I was passing the local shop and saw there were 10 £1 million prizes on EuroMillions and a nice car and thought yeah I'll give that a go.

"Got to be worth a few lines and I got five using my usual numbers.

"On Saturday morning I sat down in front of our telly and started checking the numbers. On one line I'd matched two numbers and one star to get £7.20 and thought that's all right.

"Then I checked the raffle codes - something I've learnt to do automatically since winning last time. After a few moments I very calmly called Kath in and said 'Have a look at this. It's there. Look. Read that line'."

Mr Long said his wife checked the television and went online, adding: "Then she went up right close to our television on the wall, put on her glasses and stared really hard at the raffle numbers. It seemed ages and then she finally said: 'You said you'd do it again and you have!' Everything has been a blur ever since.

"It's definitely taking longer to sink in this time!"

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