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Forest Pines, a championship golf course which also has a spa retreat and conference facilities.

On 30 November 2010, as part of the 2010 UK student protests students and members of the public joined a series of nationwide outside John Leggott College. The protest was against the Parliamentary plans to increase University tuition fees.[28]

The FESTIVAL of the Plough, one of the most traditional events in North Lincolnshire, took place at the weekend on the Isle of Axholme.

In the 2001 census 19.3% of the working age population were economically inactive.[15]

Scunthorpe forms an unparished area in the borough and unitary authority of North Lincolnshire.[6] The town forms six of the borough's seventeen wards, namely Ashby, Brumby, Crosby & Park, Frodingham, Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens and Town. The Scunthorpe wards elect 16 of the borough's 43 councillors. As of 2008, all are members of the Labour party.[7] The councillors form the charter trustees of the Town of Scunthorpe and they continue to elect a town mayor.[8]

Industries associated with the steelworks include metal engineering as well as a BOC plant.

Local teams play in the Scunthorpe & District Football League.

The leisure centre was on Carlton Street[37] opposite the bus station via a footbridge. After The Pods opened this was demolished. The Scunthorpe Anchor swimming club are based at the Riddings Pool on Enderby Road next to South Leys School in Yaddlethorpe.[38]

A North Lincolnshire couple managed to save their wedding day by putting on a Midsummer Night's Dream themed reception across from where they live.

The social network does not ban profanity, but it does identify and filter swearwords in boosted posts, the paid-for function that allows users to promote a message to a wider audience who have not already “liked” their page.

COUNCIL officials are set to launch a rolling review in a bid to catch people who are aiming to cheat the system by fraudulently claiming tax discounts.

Like most of the United Kingdom, Scunthorpe has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Scunthorpe move to the top of League One after David Mirfin heads the only goal of the game at Shrewsbury.

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As of 2012 the steel industry is the major employer in the area and the largest operator within it is Tata Steel Europe; the number employed in the industry fell from 27,000 at its height[when?] to around 4,500 (excluding outside contractors) by the mid 2010s. In addition to being a major employer the works and former ironstone workings have or have had large scale environmental effects, including air pollution and subsidence.

The previous Humberside districts of Glanford and Scunthorpe, and that part of Boothferry district south of the northern boundaries of the parishes of Crowle, Eastoft, Luddington, Haldenby and Amcotts, now compose the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire.[6] On amalgamation charter trustees were formed for Scunthorpe,[8] and they continue to elect a town mayor.

The final church service was held on 29 April 1984[20] and the building is now an arts centre.

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TWO fake roof repairers fleeced an 81-year-old out of thousands of pounds for repairs that were not done.

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When Scunthorpe was incorporated as a borough in 1936, it also received a grant of a coat of arms from the College of Arms.[10] These arms were transferred to the new borough council formed in 1974,[11] and are now used by the town's charter trustees.

The Eddie Wright Raceway is also host to the sport of stock car racing, the town has featured stock car racing at two other venues in its past, 2009 saw a return to the town of the oval racing sport

From the early 1910s to the 1930s the industry consolidated, with three main ownership concerns formed - the Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company, part of the United Steel Companies; the Redbourn Iron Works, part of Richard Thomas and Company of South Wales (later Richard Thomas and Baldwins); and John Lysaght's Normanby Iron Works, part of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds.


The Appleby-Frodingham Athletic Club[33] uses the 34-acre (140,000 m2) site near the Civic Centre for many types of sport. They have a clubhouse and also use Brumby Hall next-door. There is also the Scunthorpe and District Athletics Club.[34] They train at Quibell Park Stadium,[35] Scunthorpe's athletic track on Brumby Wood Lane named after David Quibell, the town's former Labour MP. Around the running track is a cycle track used by Polytechnic Cycle Club.[36]

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The North Lincolnshire Museum is on Oswald Road, near the railway station.[21] The former church of St John the Evangelist is now the 20–21 Visual Arts Centre.[22] The Plowright Theatre, named after Joan Plowright, is on Laneham Street (off the west end of High Street and also near the railway station). It was built in 1958 as Scunthorpe Civic Theatre.[23] The Baths Hall, reopened in 2011, a 1,700 capacity venue also hosts visiting musical and theatrical events.[24]

SCUNTHORPE United midfielder Jack Dyche has joined Ashton United on a three-moth loan deal.

Following privatisation in 1988, the company together with the rest of BSC became part of Corus (1999), later Tata Steel Europe (2007). In 2016 the long products division of Tata Steel Europe was sold to Greybull Capital with Scunthorpe as the primary steel production site.

As part of the project, Central Park is being improved. These expensive improvements are also in their final stage. North Lincolnshire Council's website regularly show photographs and videos of how the work is progressing.[40]

Humberside Fire and Rescue firefighters are called out to save one obese person a week, according to new figures.

Scunthorpe Rugby Club[32] play in the National League 2 North, the fourth tier of the English rugby union system. Their home ground is at Heslam Park, close to Brumby on Ashby Road. Scunthorpe Barbarians play rugby league also at Heslam Park.

In October 2014 Marks and Spencer's returned to the town after almost a 4-year absence. The store is housed in a purpose built location at the North Lincolnshire Shopping Centre, beside Glanford Park. Debenhams, Boots, Costa Coffee and Subway have also opened stores at the centre.

Scunthorpe is located close to outcropping of a seam of high lime content ironstone (~25% iron average) in the Lias Group of rock strata from the Early Jurassic period that runs north-south through Lincolshire. Ironstone was mined by opencast methods from the 1850s onwards, and by underground mining from the late 1930s. In the 1970s the steel industry in Scunthorpe transitioned to use of ores imported from outside the UK with higher iron content. Underground mining in the area ceased in 1981.

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A TRAFFIC light system is being trialled outside a Scunthorpe school in an attempt to stop drivers parking irresponsibly.