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Police investigate assault on boy in Grimsby

Police in Grimsby are investigating an assault on a 12-year-old school boy who was making his way home from school.

The incident happened around on Millfield Avenue, Scartho as the boy cycled home.

The boy has told police that he was approached by two unknown teenage boys who began spitting at him.

When he questioned them as to why they were doing that, the boys became abusive towards him prompting the schoolboy to cycle off around the corner being pursued by the aggressors.

On catching up with the boy he claims to have been pulled from his cycle and assaulted by the two who then ran off.

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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:

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.”

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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.

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