Medical bosses say Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust should be taken out of special measures after a CQC inspection
A film about the Grimsby Chums has had its premiere.They were first World World soldiers who volunteered to fight on the Western Front.
A film has been made to honour the men of 10th Lincolnshire Battalion, known as The Grimsby Chums, for their role in the First World War.
Teenager Lacy Lund was beaten so badly by an ex boyfriend she needed plastic surgery to rebuild her nose. The case went to court and her ex was fined and given a community order. Now the 19-year-old from Grimsby says her goal is to help other victims of domestic abuse. Helen Steel reports.
Ice hockey players and ice skaters in Grimsby, who have been campaigning for their local rink to reopen, are celebrating after councillors today agreed to spend more than £200,000 to install a temporary rink in the town. And they announced plans to look for a private investor to build a new centre. Fiona Dwyer reports.
A drug dealer who was jailed for 10 years in September 2013 has now been ordered to pay back over £300,000.
David Thabet, 56, and formally of Highfield Avenue, Grimsby pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court, on Thursday 12 September 2013, to seven drug offences and was handed a 10 year prison sentence.
The investigation into Thabet began following a search at his home address when police found:
• 33 kilograms of Cannabis Resin
• Three kilograms of Amphetamine Sulphate
• One kilogram of Cocaine; and
• Numerous kilograms of adulterants and cutting agents
Thabet was finally arrested on Tuesday 26th March 2013 travelling along the A1 in Hertfordshire with one kilogram of pure Cocaine and one kilogram of Benzocaine.
He was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to supply Amphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to supply Cannabis Resin and one count of production of Cannabis.
The total street value of the drugs recovered in this case is approximately £500,000
Harrow Crown Court found that Mr Thabet had benefitted from £596,410 from his criminal activity ordered him to pay back £322,346 over a six month period. If he fails to pay the money he will receive a further three years and three months added to his sentence, and the amount he owes will increase by a further 8% p.a.
More details are expected to be released today following the sudden death of a two-year-old boy in Grimsby. Tests are taking place to establish how he died. A 30 year old woman is currently in police custody helping officers with the investigation.
An investigation is underway following the sudden death of a two-year-old boy in Grimsby.
The youngster was pronounced dead at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital after being taken there yesterday afternoon.
Humberside Police said a 30 year-old woman is currently in custody helping police with their inquiries, as Adam Fowler reports.
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have today issued a warning that reckless and dangerous behaviour at Grimsby town centre level crossing could end in tragedy.
Footage captured by CCTV cameras at crossings on Littlefield and Wellowgate shows pedestrians using the crossings after the lights and sirens have started, and in some cases, as the barriers are coming down.
One piece of footage, which was filmed at the Wellowgate crossing, shows a group of young people running over the crossing after the barriers have started to lower, and become stuck on the wrong side of the barriers until they physically lift it.
Other footage shows pedestrians walking over the crossings as the barriers are starting to lower, when the lights and sirens would be clearly showing and sounding.
– Vicki Beadle, community safety manager for Network Rail
When the sirens and lights sound at a crossing, people should not attempt to cross it. I understand it can be frustrating waiting for trains to pass at level crossings, but please be patient, wait for the trains to pass and for the crossing to open and clear. Trying to rush across could possibly mean more delays for everyone. It is never worth the risk
– Inspector Tracy Metcalf from the British Transport Police
Most accidents are as a result of impatience; not being prepared to wait and trying to beat the train. For the sake of 60 seconds, a little patience can prevent lives being ruined. I have seen what happens when a train hits a car or person and have had the sad duty of destroying people’s lives by informing them that their loved ones have died.
Grimsby Police are investigating after the sudden death of a two-year-old yesterday.
The boy was taken to hospital from Tunnard Street in the town but later died.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place today.
Officers say a 30-year-old woman is helping them with their enquiries.
Former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine have spent the day in Grimsby and they revealed they are backing the campaign to save the town's Ice Rink. Neil is now the Deputy Chairman of UKIP and James Webster caught up with him and his wife.
A special meeting has been called to discuss plans to reopen Grimsby's ice rink. It has been closed for weeks after the refrigeration system failed. There has been a campaign in the town to keep it open after the council said it needed to take the high cost of repairs into account. James Webster reports
A hospital trust criticised for its high death rates has improved, but still needs to improve further, according to inspectors.
The organisation which runs hospitals in Scunthorpe, Goole and Grimsby is being recommended to be taken out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
The CQC says the trust will receive ongoing support to ensure its performance continues to improve.
Chris Kiddey reports