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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.

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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.

North South divide widens, according to new report

The gap between towns and cities in the North and South of the country has dramatically widened, according to a report out today.

Hull which was named as one of the worst performing cities for new business Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hull and Grimsby have been named as two of the worst performing cities for new businesses and job creation.

The Centre for Cities said they are lagging behind most others in the country - especially those in the South where 12 new jobs are created for every 1 job created in the North.

Grimsby has the lowest business growth figure in the country Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Grimsby has the lowest business growth figure in the country. And alongside Hull - the two rank fifth and sixth worst nationwide for jobs with a combined 15 thousand fewer positions than a decade ago.

The research also revealed Huddersfield has lost more than 10,000 jobs in just 10 years and is one of ten towns and cities with the lowest weekly earnings.

Bradford has seen the lowest rise in house prices of any other city in the country while Leeds is said to have one of highest levels of inequality.

Read: Find out how your city faired in the report at Centreforcities.org

Labour election campaign bus stops in Grimsby

Labour's Shadow work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves MP and Labour Election Campaign Co-ordinator Jonathan Ashworth MP will take the Labour Express campaign bus to Cleethorpes and Grimsby today for a major day of campaigning by the Party across North East Lincolnshire.

Rachel Reeves MP Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The two frontbench MPs will be joined by a bus-load of campaigners from Leeds and will hook up with a crowd of local campaigners on arrival at Cleethorpes Pier, including parliamentary candidates Peter Keith (Cleethorpes) and Melanie Onn (Great Grimsby).

They will spend the afternoon campaigning on residents' doorsteps across the two constituencies.

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Police appeal for missing 14-year-old to get in touch

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager. 14-year-old Shannon Brazier from Scunthorpe was last seen in Grimsby on Friday 2nd January. Police say they're growing increasingly for her welfare because of her age.

Shannon is described as being a 14-year-old white girl who is approximately 5ft 7ins tall with brown “messy” hair tied up in a pony tail. She has a cheek piercing and when last seen was wearing a dark blue parka type jacket with a fur trimmed hood with light blue Puma suede trainers with a red emblem.

Grimsby oil refinery worker jailed for life for killing ex-wife

An oil refinery worker from Grimsby who carried out the 'planned and deliberate killing' of his former wife has been jailed for life today at Lincoln Crown Court.

Wai Hong Tsang jailed for life for killing ex-wife Credit: Lincolnshire police

Wai Hong Tsang, 33, who was from Grimsby, was found guilty last Friday of the murder of his twenty nine year old ex-wife Mingzi Yang at her home in Sincil Bank in Lincoln last June.

This morning (Monday January 5, 2015) Tsang was sentenced to life and was told he would serve a minimum of 28 years before being eligible for parole.

Ward re-opens after winter sickness bug

A ward at Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales has re-opened after an outbreak of the norovirus. Ward B6 had to be shut down to preven the spread of the winter vomiting bug. The stroke unit is remaining closed, however.

Visitors who have been suffering from the bug are urged not to come to the hospital until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Advice to follow if you are affected:

  • Follow good hygiene measures, including thorough hand washing, particularly after visiting the toilet
  • Where possible, stay away from school or work until 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped
  • Drink plenty of fluids and rest to prevent dehydration
  • Make sure that any surface contaminated by vomit or faeces is thoroughly disinfected after an episode of illness
  • If symptoms worsen or persist for more than 48 hours, contact your family doctor or take advice from NHS 111.
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