One of the candidates fighting to become the first Police and Crime Commissioner for the Lincolnshire force has withdrawn.
Mervyn Barrett - who was standing as an independent candidate - says he's pulled out of the race after discovering he'd been "the victim of a bizarre and hugely embarrassing deception" by the person who was acting as his campaign manager.
It follows newspaper claims he was being "secretly backed" by companies pushing for police privatisation.
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.