Live updates

Helicopter search and rescue launched at Humberside Airport

The country's controversial privatised search and rescue helicopter service has been launched today at Humberside Airport.

Two helicopters will be based at Kirmington, one of ten locations around the UK.

The deal, with the Bristow Group ends 70 years of search and rescue from the RAF and the Royal Navy.

The company will operate the service on behalf of the Coastguard. Critics have expressed concerns that lives could be endangered, claims rejected today:

Advertisement

Grimsby company take children to London in restaurant takeover

A fish company from Grimsby took child chefs to London to cook up an exclusive fish menu during a busy lunch hour took over a Soho restaurant last week.

The one-day only ‘School of Fish’ pop up was designed by The Saucy Fish Co. to encourage people of all ages to enjoy their recommended two portions of fish per week, by breaking down the fear of cooking fish at home.

The School of Fish pop up served over 150 meals to bemused diners delighting in a free lunch served by the children.

Commenting on the initiative, Saucy Fish Co. chef Paul said: “We know that some people are intimidated by the idea of cooking fish at home, so we want to show just how simple it can be. Our School of Fish pop up proves it’s child’s play to cook fish so mums and dads should look to their kids to inspire them to eat fish more often.”

Hospital ward closes down after diarrhoea and vomiting outbreak

A hospital ward in Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital has been closed after an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Patients have been told they will not be discharged Credit: Press Association

“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. “This illness lasts about 24 hours and, although unpleasant, very rarely causes serious medical problems.”

– Dr Peter Cowling, consultant microbiologist, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust

Patients have been told they will not be discharged to nursing or residential homes while they remain an infection risk. The ward has also been closed new admissions.

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 and staff have also been asked not to come to work if they have symptoms.

The hospital said that there is no specific cure for the illness, which is usually mild and shouldn't last more than a couple of days.

Grimsby MP dismisses controversial comments

The Great Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has dismissed an article which claims he said the Labour Party will hold onto the seat at the General Election, even if it picked a 'raving alcoholic sex paedophile' as its candidate.

A Sunday newspaper claimed Mr Mitchell, who is standing down in May, made his comments in an interview in which he was asked about the prospects of Ukip taking the constituency. He says it is a journalistic trick of trying to create a row.

Advertisement

Police appeal after assault on teenage boy in Grimsby

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault on a teenager in Grimsby.

It happened when the 16-year-old boy, who was walking home from school along Carr Lane towards the Fiveways roundabout at around 9.20am on Friday February 13, 2015, was approached by two men and assaulted.

He described the men as white and in their early 20s. The first was said to be around 6ft tall and of medium build with stubble and short blonde hair, wearing black Nike trainers and a black Adidas tracksuit. The second man, was around 5ft 9ins, also of medium build, but clean shaven and wearing a dark blue Adidas tracksuit.

The teenager said both men struck him in the face and he fell to the floor at which point members of the public came to help and the men escaped.

Anyone who witnessed the assault is urged to contact police.

Sickness shuts Grimsby hospital ward

A ward has been closed to new patients at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital after an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Grimsby hospital Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

Dr Peter Cowling, Trust consultant microbiologist, said: “Patients from this ward will not be discharged to nursing or residential homes while they remain an infection risk and we have closed it 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 wards to contain the outbreak.

“This type of illness does come into the hospital from time to time, as in other hospitals across the country, and that is why we have a robust infection control policy in place to deal with such eventualities.

“This illness lasts about 24 hours and, although unpleasant, very rarely causes serious medical problems.”

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 diarrohea and/or vomiting you should follow this advice:

  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
  • Take paracetamol for any fever or aches and painsIf you feel like eating, eat foods that are easy to digest
  • Stay at home – don't go to see your GP because norovirus 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.
Load more updates