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Appeal for witnesses after racially aggravated incident

Police in Grimsby have appealed for witnesses after a racially aggravated incident at Luxemore Services.

The incident happened between 1530 and 1630 on Sunday 1 March.

A customer is alleged to have become involved in a disagreement with a cashier in the service station.

In the course of the disagreement some abusive remarks of a racial nature were said to have been made to the cashier.

Other customers were in the store at the time and police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Vote for Grimsby and Cleethorpe's favourite Monopoly landmark

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Monopoly bosses will be in Grimsby and Cleethorpes today asking people which regional landmarks should replace the board's top spot, Mayfair, for a brand new Monopoly board.

Cleethorpes Pier, The Dock Tower, the Auditorium, Heritage Centre and Grimsby Town football club have each polled well since voting opened up last month. Polling closes on March 30th.

The new Grimsby board is part of Monopoly's 80th anniversary celebrations.

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Teenager missing from Grimsby

Police are asking for help finding a teenager missing from Grimsby.

Shannon Brazier, 14, from Scunthorpe was last known to be in Grimsby

Shannon Brazier, 14, from Scunthorpe was last known to be in Grimsby in the Exeter Court area at around 10pm on March 20, 2015 and as she has not been seen since, police are growing concerned for her welfare due to her age.

Shannon is described as being a 14-year-old white girl who is approximately 5ft 7ins tall with brown “messy” hair tied up in a pony tail. She has a cheek piercing and when last seen was wearing a grey tracksuit top, blue jeans, a cream lacy crop top and leopard print sandshoes.

Shannon went missing from Grimsby and is known to travel between Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

Mother speaks out about hospital transport fears

A mother from Cleethorpes says she's scared and worried after being told she'll no longer be provided free transport by the NHS to take her seriously ill son to hospital for operations. One-year-old Bobby Pullen has chronic lung disease and needs regular medical assistance, meaning he can't safely be transported long distances or taken on public transport. His mum Tamsen says she's been told the family no longer qualifies for transport out of the Grimsby area - despite having an operation booked in Sheffield at the end of this month.

Austin Mitchell looks ahead to life outside Westminster

MPs all over our region will be packing up their offices and setting off on the campaign trail as Parliament prepares to end and the election goes into full throttle. However, for Austin Mitchell it is the end of an era as he steps down after 38 years as Labour MP for Great Grimsby. Austin, who was previously a Calendar Presenter, has been one of the Common's most colourful and controversial figures. Christine Talbot went to find out how he is facing up to life outside Westminster.

Austin Mitchell compares MPs to third division footballers

The retiring Great Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has compared MPs to third division footballers as he prepares to vacate the seat he has held for almost 40 years.

Mr Mitchell, who is known for his off the cuff and outspoken views, has spoken out before the general election in May when he retires.

He told Calendar how the world of politics has changed since he was first elected 39-years-ago.

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Ward closed in Grimsby hospital due to sickness outbreak

One ward has been closed at Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Ward B6 is currently closed to admissions due to an outbreak or diarrhoea and vomiting.

Patients from the ward will not be discharged to nursing or residential homes while they remain an infection risk and we have closed the ward to new admissions.

The infection prevention and control team is reviewing the situation daily and regular and frequent disinfection is being carried out on the ward to contain the outbreak.

– Dr Peter Cowling

Visitors who have been suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting are urged not to come to the hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Staff are being advised not to come to work if they have symptoms and to stay off for 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped, as they will be infectious to others during this period.

If you have symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting you should follow this advice:

  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
  • Take paracetamol for any fever or aches and pains
  • If you feel like eating, eat foods that are easy to digest
  • Stay at home – don't go to see your GP because diarrhoea and vomiting is contagious and there's nothing your GP can do while you have it
  • Contact your GP to seek advice if your symptoms last longer than a few days or if you already have a serious illness.

Community groups celebrate saving Grimsby's Central Hall

Community groups are celebrating after a victory in their campaign to save Central Hall in Grimsby.

North East Lincolnshire Council had planned to sell off this car park on Garibaldi Street for housing.

But many who attended groups there believed the development would lead to the closure of the venue.

Howard Mills from Central Hall told ITV Calendar the hall's future was in serious doubt:

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