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former county, NE England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county was dissolved in 1996 and replaced by four unitary authorities: the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire.
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a county in Great Britain, along both sides of the Humber Estuary. Population, 848,800 (1974). The port cities of Hull, Grimsby, and Immingham form an industrial complex, with petroleum-refining, petrochemical, and chemical industries. The county’s agriculture supplies a major part of the British market.

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a former county of N England around the Humber estuary, formed in 1974 from parts of the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire and N Lincolnshire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire
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Jonathan Harvie QC, for the council, said Mr Wheaton, a former Labour leader of Humberside County Council, paid himself more than double the salary he should have been receiving.
Another letter from Humberside County Council stated: "We do not feel there are any concerns around the boy's care and what we suspect is happening is that his father is seeking to undermine the situation for personal gain."
Since 1996, the airport has been funded by four local authorities - East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston Upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire - which took over from Humberside County Council in April of that year.
In the north of the historic county, where the abolition of the Humberside County Council is all but a formality, nervousness is at a higher pitch.
The former Humberside County Council was also run by Labour and before it was abolished county councillors were fighting a civil war among themselves and another war with colleagues on the city council.

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