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1200 balloons have been released to remember the 1200 soldiers from Grimsby killed in World War One.

A soldier's name was written on each of the balloons. The commemoration marks the centenary of the start of the conflict and was organised by people living on the Humberston Fitties. Sue Clements spoke to Calendar about the event.

Three arrested after football steward assault

A match steward had to be taken away on a stretcher during last night's Lincoln City vs Grimsby Town game after he was assaulted.

Steward stretchered from game after alleged assault Credit: Press Association

It happened when the Imps scored their third goal during the match at Lincoln's Sincil Bank stadium.

The 41-year-old was knocked to the ground after a chair was thrown. He suffered a head injury but did not require hospital treatment.

Three men from Lincoln were arrested, including 22-year-old man for assaulting a police officer, a 20-year-old for breaching S5 of the Public Oder Act and a 49-year-old for affray. A fourth man, a 26-year-old from Louth was arrested for affray.


Appeal hits target to send boy with rare eyesight condition to Disney

A young boy from Grimsby who has a rare condition that means he will lose his sight can now go on a dream trip to Disney thanks to the generosity of people in his home town.

An appeal to raise enough money to pay for Brody Croft to fly to America has now reached its target. His family want him to travel there while he still has some of his sight. Mother Jade Croft will be travelling with him:

Work begins on Grimsby ice rink

Work to install a new temporary ice rink at Grimsby Leisure Centre starts today.

Work begins on temporary ice rink in Grimsby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Local residents started a campaign to save the rink after it closed in June, due to a failure of the refrigeration system.

House in Grimsby unsafe after car drives into window

A house in Grimsby has been left unsafe after a car crashed into a front bay window. The property on Humberstone Road is now being held up by temporary poles.

The house on Humberstone Road has lost part of its frontage Credit: ITV News Calendar
Humberstone Road House that was hit by a car Credit: ITV News Calendar


Car crashes into bay window of house in Grimsby

A car has crashed into a house in Grimsby. The vehicle struck a bay window at the front of the detached property on Humberstone Road, near Clee Road shortly after 6am this morning.

Location of Humberstone Road, Grimsby Credit: ITV News Calendar

Humberside Fire and Rescue say nobody was trapped after the crash though a firefighting jet was sent as a precaution. The bay window has had to be made safe using props and batons.

Grimsby siblings to host charity match

Two siblings are to host a charity football match for the hospital where they both receive treatment.

Sophie Lewis, 18, and her brother Matthew, 14, from Grimsby, are organising the event to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The match on August 17 will see parents of players from Matthew's team, Grimsby Borough JFC, take on the team's coaches.

Funds raised will go to the Team Theo appeal, which invites supporters to take on a sporting challenge for The Children's Hospital Charity.

Sophie has received treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital since she was 18 months old for complex lumbosacral congenital abnormality.

The incurable condition has caused curvature of her spine and a limb length discrepancy.

Sophie said: "The surgeons set out on making my life better and to help find ways of reducing pain and pressure on my body.

"I had a spinal fusion, and then I had a pioneering surgery using a new magnetic rod to lengthen my shorter leg which means I will no longer walk on my tiptoes and hopefully relieve pressure in the pelvis and ribs.

"I am still having this treatment and eventually the rod will be removed and there may be another spinal surgery in the pipeline depending on what my surgeons see best."

Matthew recently began receiving treatment at the hospital for Crohn's Disease.

Sophie said: "We have received the best possible care anyone could ever wish for and want to give back to the hospital in any way we can.

"I would urge people to really get involved and support Team Theo because Sheffield Children's Hospital is amazing, the care you receive is second to none."

To support Team Theo, visit

Legionnaires' disease: street in Grimsby connects cases

Health officials in North East Lincolnshire are continuing to investigate four confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Grimsby area.

It has been discovered those who contracted it had been around Freeman Street before being diagnosed.

“No further cases have been reported and no source of the infection has been confirmed to date. However, our investigations have shown that all four cases had been in the area around Freeman Street in Grimsby in the period before they became ill.

"Therefore we are working closely with colleagues at North East Lincolnshire Council, the Health and Safety Executive and the NHS in North East Lincolnshire to focus our investigations on this area at the moment.”

– Dr Simon Padfield, Public Health England in Humberside

Grimsby man charged after police helicopter "lasered"

A 40-year-old man from Grimsby has been charged after a laser beam was allegedly aimed at a police helicopter early on Thursday 7 August. Simon Pearson, of St Nicholas Drive in Grimsby has been charged under Article 222 of the Air Navigation Order which specifies that a person must not shine any light at any aircraft so as to dazzle or distract the pilot of the aircraft. He has been bailed to appear at Grimsby & Cleethorpes Magistrates Court later this month.

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