Four cases of Legionnaires disease are being investigated in Grimsby. But what is it and what's the risk to the public?
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.
Cooling towers around Grimsby are being checked and cleaned as a precaution after four cases of Legionnaires disease were confirmed. Health Officials are investigating how the patients became infected. Two are still in hospital, and two more are recovering.
We'll have a full interview with Dr Padfield on Calendar tonight at 6pm
Four cases of the potentially-deadly Legionnaires disease have been identified in Grimsby.
Health Officials in North East Lincolnshire are investigating the cases which they say cannot yet be linked.
The source of the infection isn't known.
– Dr Simon Padfield, Public Health England in Humberside.
"These four cases have all been confirmed since 27 July and Legionnaires disease is fairly uncommon and so this is unusual and we are investigating further."
A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being attacked outside a pub in the centre of Grimsby. Police were called to the Rutland Arms in the town last night following reports a 46-year-old man had been assaulted.
Officers do not think any weapons were used in the attack. A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the assault and is helping police with their enquries.
Humberside police are appealing for help to trace a 17-year-old girl missing from Grimsby.
Bryanie Draper, left the town last week and until July 21 had been in contact with her family. Police are now concerned for her welfare. She is described as white 5ft 6ins tall, with brown shoulder length wavy hair, of medium build and with a fair complexion. She has been missing before. She is known to have connections with Liverpool, Sheffield and Doncaster.
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.