Legionnaires: The facts

Four cases of Legionnaires disease are being investigated in Grimsby. But what is it and what's the risk to the public?

Care Quality Commission report released

Medical bosses say Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust should be taken out of special measures after a CQC inspection

Scene from Grimsby Chums

'Grimsby Chums' film premieres in town

A film about the Grimsby Chums has had its premiere.They were first World World soldiers who volunteered to fight on the Western Front.

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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:

Read background to appeal to send Brody Croft to Disney

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
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.


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
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 www.tchc.org.uk/team-theo.

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.

Man who died after Grimsby assault named by police

A 46-year-old man who died following an assault outside the Rutland Arms pub in Grimsby on Saturday has been named as Darren Lee Barton.

Darren Lee Barton
Darren Lee Barton Credit: Humberside Police

Mr Barton had been receiving treatment at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby but died yesterday evening.

A Home Office Post Mortem examination is now due to take place to establish the cause of death.

Nathan Newland, 27, of no fixed address, appeared at Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with section 20 assault and possession of a controlled drug and was remanded in custody.

Man dies after assault outside Grimsby pub

A man who was critically injured in an assault outside the Rutland Arms pub in Grimsby on Saturday, has died.

Rutland Arms Pub
Scene of the assault, on Rutland Street Credit: ITV Calendar

The 46-year-old had been fighting for his life at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital but passed away yesterday evening.

A Home Office Post Mortem examination is now due to take place to establish the cause of death.

Police at scene on Saturday
Police called to scene on Saturday Credit: ITV Calendar

Nathan Newland, 27, appeared at Grimsby and Cleethorpes Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with section 20 assault and possession of a controlled drug. He remains in police custody.

Legionnaires in Grimsby: Health Officials search for source

Two people, infected with Legionnaires disease are still in hospital tonight after four cases were confirmed in Grimsby. No common links have been identified and the source of the infection isn't know. The two other patients are recovering, but no longer need hospital treatment. GPs have been contacted to be on the look out for the symptoms.

Doctor Simon Padfield is a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for the area, and spoke to Calendar earlier.

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