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Campaign for patients' free Humber Bridge toll

Patients who cross the Humber Bridge for hospital treatment are nearing an exemption in tolls.

A bill going through Parliament would give control of the bridge to a new board who can change current rules.

Campaigners have lobbied for patients to be toll-exempt for years.

The Humber Bridge Bill was agreed at a second reading in the Commons.

Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers has been speaking to us about it,


Go ahead for A160 upgrade

Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP has given the go-ahead for the dualling of the A160 access road from the A180 into Immingham Docks.

The scheme is regarded as essential not just to meet existing current traffic levels but to the further development of both the Docks and future development including the proposed South Humber Energy Park by Able UK.

Local MP, Martin Vickers described the announcement as ‘excellent, this scheme has been a long-time coming and over the last ten years has been put on hold on more than one occasion.’

Cleethorpes MP pleas for help Government support in area

Martin Vickers MP asks the Government what support they can give for the area which has just been hit by the closure of the Kimberley Clark factory.

The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley responded to Mr Vickers' request by stating the Government is making sure they give support through regional growth funds and local enterprise partnerships.