Scene from Grimsby Chums

'Grimsby Chums' film premieres in town

A film about the Grimsby Chums has had its premiere.They were first World World soldiers who volunteered to fight on the Western Front.

Nowhere to spend a penny in Grimsby

Anger has erupted amongst the residents of Grimsby after the Council's decision to close the remaining public toilets in the town.

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Advice available for residents of East Marsh tower blocks

Shoreline Housing Partnership has published details online about its proposal to demolish six tower blocks in East Marsh, Grimsby. Feedback forms are available for residents to submit their views. There will also be a series of meetings. For those high-rise residents who are directly affected:

  • Thursday 5 June: 10am-4pm
  • Friday 6 June: 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday 11 June: 3pm-7pm

For other residents, local businesses and voluntary/community groups: (All meetings for both residents and other interested parties take place at Central Hall, Duncombe Street Grimsby.)

  • Thursday 12 June: 3pm-7pm
  • Friday 20 June: 3pm-7pm

Shock at East Marsh tower block demolition plans

Grimsby's skyline could be changed forever under plans to demolish six high-rise blocks of flats. Letters were hand delivered to everyone who lives in the towers yesterday explaining the plans. Some say they will now fight them, determined to stay in their homes.

But the company which owns the blocks says the renovations would cost so much they would never get the money back. James Webster reports.

Letters sent to residents of blocks that could be pulled down

Letters have been hand delivered to all the residents of six tower blocks in Grimsby that could be demolished under new proposals. The owners, Shoreline Housing Partnership, have started a consultation period to discuss the plans which will run until Friday 1 August.

Tower blocks at East Marsh in Grimsby
Tower blocks at East Marsh in Grimsby Credit: ITV News Calendar

If the final decision is to demolish the tower blocks those who live there will be rehoused. Leaseholders will be able to sell-back their properties. Home loss payments of £4700 will be made to qualifying households and other payments to help with moving costs will be available.


Six Grimsby tower blocks could be demolished

Six tower blocks in Grimsby's East Marsh area could be demolished under plans announced by their owner Shoreline Housing Partnership. A consultation is now starting. The charity says the cost of demolition is greater than the cost of maintaining the buildings which are affected which are:

  • Albion House.
  • Bevan House.
  • Garibaldi House.
  • Nelson House.
  • Tennyson House.
  • Thesiger House.
  • Two maisonette blocks on Comber Place.

Following the consultation a decision over the blocks future will be made by October 2014. A total of 638 home containing an estimated 700 people would be affected. They would all be rehomed before their buildings are demolished, paving the way for the area to be redeveloped.

Shoreline Housing says the blocks are increasingly unpopular and outdated with a declining demand to live there. It estimated £19m of investment would be required over the next five years which exceeds the anticipated net rental income over the life of the blocks.

Labour MP says party should offer referendum on Europe

Austin Mitchell, MP for Great Grimsby Credit: Labour Party/The Labour Party/Press Association Images

One of our region's Labour MPs says the party should now offer a referendum on Europe - following a dramatic rise in support for UKIP in the local elections.

Labour lost four of it's seats on North East Lincolnshire council to the anti-EU party - while UKIP also made big gains in places like Rotherham.

Despite the Labour leader saying an in-out vote on Europe would be "unlikely" if they took power - the MP for Great Grimsby, Austin Mitchell, says a referendum should now be on the agenda.

Driffield man wanted for causing suffering to animals

A man who was due to be sentenced for causing the unnecessary suffering of animals has gone on the run.

Jayson Wells

30 year-old Jayson Wells, of Main Street, Harpham in Driffield is wanted by detectives in Grimsby after he failed to appear for sentencing. He previously appeared at court, where he pleaded guilty to all offences.

Police believe that Mr Wells may be trading as a Herdsman in either Nottingham and Cornwall.

Detectives are also working with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to try and establish if Mr Wells is currently working anywhere in the country.

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