Care Quality Commission report released

Medical bosses say Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust should be taken out of special measures after a CQC inspection

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Tata Steel fined £10,000 fine after worker suffers serious burns

A Scunthorpe firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious burns .

Tata Steel in Scunthorpe
Tat Steel where man suffered serious burns whilst working in the coke ovens Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The incident happened at Tata Steel's plant in October 2012 when a worker was burned by a rush of hot gas. Gary Jeans, from Wintringham, was injured while working with a colleague in the coke ovens. The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted the company at Scunthorpe Magistrates, where they received a ten thousand pounds fine.


Trust out of special measures but still receiving support

A hospital trust criticised for its high death rates has improved, but still needs to improve further, according to inspectors.

The organisation which runs hospitals in Scunthorpe, Goole and Grimsby is being recommended to be taken out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

The CQC says the trust will receive ongoing support to ensure its performance continues to improve.

Chris Kiddey reports


Thirty jobs go as print company closes Scunthorpe depot

A print company is to close its depot in Scunthorpe - with the loss of around 30 jobs.

Menzies' Scunthorpe depot to close
Menzies' Scunthorpe depot to close

John Menzies has been trading in the town for 20 years, but will close its doors at the end of the month.

A spokesman said the closure follows a decline in newspaper and magazine sales - and the work done at the site would be split between its Hull and Sheffield depots.

Scunthorpe explosion 'compensation' for residents

People affected by thick brown dust thrown up by a gas explosion in Scunthorpe last month could receive compensation for damage to their homes, it has been revealed.

Road closed after gas explosion in Scunthorpe
Road closed after gas explosion in Scunthorpe Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hundreds were forced out of their homes by the blast in Ashby Road, which also saw a worker airlifted to hospital. Residents say their homes and gardens were covered in the dust from the explosion.

A spokesperson for National Grid said arrangements are being made for affected properties to be cleaned up.

Clear-up continues after gas explosion

National Grid engineers are today continuing to repair a medium pressure gas main in Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, near the junction with Lloyds Avenue, following an explosion on Tuesday.

Moments after the explosion
Moments after the explosion Credit: Chris Curtis

Engineers say they are unsure how long the repair work will take. The junction of Ashby Road and Lloyds Avenue remains closed. An update will be available later today.

National Grid customer liaison officers will be on site today to deal with any queries and concerns from local residents.

The explosion happened while the gas mains were being worked on. One of the workers suffered a broken leg in the blast.

People were able to return to their homes last night after the area was evacuated.

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