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2010-05-18 10:46:00

PITTSBURGH, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Tube City IMS Corporation, a provider of products and services to steel mills and foundries globally, today announced that its subsidiary, Tube City IMS UK, based in Scunthorpe, England, has received the "Contractor of the Year" award from its major customer Corus, a Tata Steel Group company. The award, which recognizes suppliers to the Scunthorpe steelworks who excel in safety performance and customer satisfaction, was presented at Corus' annual...

2008-10-14 00:00:40

A Postman from Barton-Upon-Humber is hoping to deliver some valuable funds for a service he saw in action during an emergency. Fundraiser Martin Wharton (41) from Providence Crescent, is hosting a quiz to raise money for the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES). LIVES is a charity which helps the East Midlands Ambulance Service respond to emergencies across the county. The first responder group hopes to reach patients in a few minutes, especially in rural areas....

2008-10-10 00:00:27

Orders for Corus steel from its Scunthorpe plant are holding firm. There is a Europe-wide slowdown in the industry. However, a spokeswoman for Corus said the situation in the town was different. "While we have recently seen a slowdown in steel demand in certain market sectors, we continue to see strong demand in others, such as energy." The company has seen strong demand for steelwork designed for oil and gas platforms. Contracts for railway and wind turbine steel are also healthy....

2008-10-10 00:00:00

I See the so-called Lincolnshire Lakes project has once again featured in the pages of your newspaper, along with the usual mock- up aerial photo. Could I please ask that, before you feature this project again, you get your readers the answers to the following questions, since I know that our council employees are forbidden to respond to letters in your paper, and our elected members rarely do so, unless it is to snipe at each other? Where is the money coming from to fund this feasibility...

2008-10-03 00:00:00

A Creative resident has helped select a name for a new pounds3.5- million care home, opened yesterday. Anthony Strong, (62) from Birchwood Road, Scunthorpe, came up with a name for the 56-bed elderly care centre on Everest Road, Ashby after a public plea in June for people to come forward and help think of a name. The request prompted 25 suggestions, but thanks to Mr Strong's creative talents, the home has been called 'Edmund House' after Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, a New Zealand...

2008-10-03 00:00:00

Over the weekend I attended the Scarborough Jazz festival and was wowed by Clare Teale and the BBC big band. Clare is one of the best vocal talents in the UK for big ballads and swing music and she was absolutely fantastic. After four sell- out nights at Ronnie Scott's in London I was delighted to discover she is soon to perform in North Lincolnshire. Clare is due to perform at the Plowright Theatre on October 29 and I would urge anyone who likes swing music or the likes of Johnny Mercer...

2008-09-30 00:00:22

North Lincolnshire-born award winning folk singer and guitarist Martin Simpson entertained crowds at Barton-Upon-Humber's Ropewalk Gallery. Martin, who collected two national folk awards last year, made a return visit to the area on Friday. Now based in Leeds, the musician grew up in the area and made a recent return to old haunts for a documentary about his life. "Some of the documentary was filmed in Scunthorpe, driving around the area, meeting people and speaking to them," he said....

2008-09-30 00:00:16

A Shopkeeper has made a plea for the return of a laptop containing family photos. Darren Cryne (35), owner of Cryne's convenience store on Holme Hall Avenue, Bottesford, fell victim to thieves who swiped his computer from his van. Mr Cryne stored all photographs of his children on the machine, and as he had not made hard copies he fears the images could be lost forever. He said: "The laptop isn't as important as it can be replaced, but I would like to retrieve the pictures of my kids...

2008-09-28 00:00:29

A Question that comes to my mind is when and why was the pathology laboratory service at Lincoln County Hospital put out to contract in the first place and not kept in house? The general public and I know to our cost that when some services are privatised that profits come first before patients. The managers responsible for this decision should be sacked for putting patients at risk at the county hospital. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in his speech at the Labour Party conference in...

2008-09-26 00:00:26

Free swimming will be enjoyed by pensioners and children from April next year thanks to new government grants, it has been revealed. About half a million pounds will be earmarked for North Lincolnshire pensioners and the under-16s to enjoy free swimming between 2009 and 2011. The free swimming plan is part of a Government initiative intended to tie in with the London Olympics in 2012 and 'secure a lasting sporting legacy'. Nationally, the government has pledged pounds140 million to...


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