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Lincolnshire mother determined to walk again ahead of wedding

A mother from Lincolnshire who has an incurable disease which has left her paralysed four times is determined to learn to walk again for her wedding in five months time.

Friends and family have described Tracy Henrickson as an inspiration, as she battles the disease known as SLE, which affects the nervous system and involves taking chemotherapy drugs.

Just over 25,000 people are also supporting an online Facebook campaign for the singer Ed Sheeran to perform at Tracy's wedding.

Kate Hemingway reports:

Rail union confirms TransPennine Express strike

A rail union has announced that it plans to go ahead with strikes on the TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes and Sheffield.

Credit: Press Association

The RMT have planned to take strike action on the following days:

  • Sunday 7th June 2015
  • Sunday 14th June 2015
  • Sunday 21st June 2015
  • Sunday 28th June 2015

They have also planned to take further industrial action on the following days:

  • Saturday 30th May 2015
  • Saturday 6th June 2015
  • Saturday 13th June 2015
  • Saturday 20th June 2015
  • Saturday 27th June 2015


Police identify stabbing victim from Grimsby

Police investigating the death of a man in Grimsby have identified him as 69-year-old John Smith.

Mr Smith was found dead at his home in Carnforth Crescent at 6.30am on Monday. Police say he suffered an injury caused by a knife.

Detectives are treating his death as "unexplained" and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

We have now been able to contact the family of Mr Smith and specially trained officers are now providing support to them following his death. The Major Crime Team is working on this investigation and we are making extensive enquiries to establish events leading up to the death of John SMITH, which we are treating as suspicious but as yet unexplained. A thorough investigation has been underway since the death was discovered with numerous lines of enquiry being identified and pursued. The question of whether anyone else is linked to his death remains unanswered and we are therefore keen to establish more information in connection with John Smith’s lifestyle. We would ask anyone who can help us with that aspect, such as places he might frequent or people he may associate with to contact us as soon as possible.

– Detective Chief Inspector Umberto Cuozzo

Man found stabbed to death in Grimsby

Police are continuing to investigate after a man was found stabbed to death on Carnforth Crescent in Grimsby. It is believed the man was in his 60s, but formal identification has not yet taken place.

At this stage we know the man died as a result of an injury caused by a knife. Our officers have been undertaking enquiries relentlessly since the death of the man was discovered, including tracing his family and speaking to the local community about what they know about the incident. We have several lines of enquiry to pursue and these are well underway, however, we still need information to assist the investigation and ask anyone who might know anything to call 101 quoting log number 134 of yesterday 25 May 2015. Calls can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Chief Inspector Umberto Cuozzo


Police investigate 'unexplained' death of man in Grimsby

Police in Grimsby are investigating the "unexplained" death of a man in his sixties.

Police investigate 'unexplained' death of man in Grimsby

Officers sealed off the area around Carnforth Crescent on the town's Grange estate just before seven this morning. A black tent has been erected outside a door of a two-storey block of flats in the street and detectives have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area. They are also examining CCTV footage of the area obtained from local shops.

Man missing from Grimsby since 6 May

Police are appealing for information about a man who was last seen in Grimsby on 6 May.

Malcolm Dent, 56, was reported missing by his family. Credit: Humberside Police

Malcolm Dent, 56, was reported missing by his family. He is known to have recently moved out of his address in Grimsby but his whereabouts are not known.

Malcolm is described as being 5ft 11ins tall of thin build with dark thinning hair and a fair complexion.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Humberside Police.

Austin Mitchell premieres film about Grimsby

Former Great Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell is premiering a short film tonight celebrating the best of what Grimsby has to offer.

It's in response to negative publicity from Channel 4's 'Skint' programme and an upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen film.

The film - entitled Great Grimsby - focuses on what's good about the town and surrounding areas, including Cleethorpes.

Kate Hemingway has been speaking to the ex-MP:

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