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Yorkshire businessman heads up UKIP General Election campaign

Paul Sykes with Nigel Farage Credit: Press Association

UKIP has announced that Yorkshire businessman Paul Sykes has been put in charge of managing the party's General Election campaign.

He will be looking after the team focussing on the key target seats the party is looking to win, such as Boston, Rotherham and Grimsby.

I would like to thank UKIP’s National Executive Committee for having the trust in me to head up the campaign to win as many target seats as possible. Only by electing UKIP MPs to the House of Commons can we hope to start getting back control of our own borders from the EU, and making our own laws in our own Parliament, and once again become a truly self-governing democracy.

– Paul Sykes

Grimsby mariner honoured for charity work

A Grimsby man has been recognised for his dedication and hard work on behalf of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society, at the Charity's annual awards ceremony in London.

Tony Jewitt, Superintendent of the Grimsby Fishermen's Mission, was presented with the Lord Lewin Award by the Society's Patron, HRH The Princess Royal,

Tony Jewitt, Superintendent of the Grimsby Fishermen's Mission, was presented with the Lord Lewin Award by the Society's Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, at the Charity's AGM and Skill and Gallantry Awards.

Tony Jewitt, Superintendent of the Grimsby Fishermen's Mission, was presented with the Lord Lewin Award by the Society's Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, at the Charity's AGM and Skill and Gallantry Awards. The Lord Lewin Award is presented to the Charity's volunteers who have given exceptional service.

Tony Jewitt has been the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society's Honorary Agent in Grimsby since June 2010. In that time he has submitted 445 applications for assistance and invested considerable time and effort into supporting the applicants and finding those that the Society could help.

Mr Jewitt has provided essential support to the 124 regular beneficiaries in the area who rely on the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society for help.

In the last 12 months the charity received 650 new applications for assistance and helped in over 2,200 cases of need, amounting to an expenditure of £1.4 million.

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New lock gates for Grimsby

Grimsby is now the proud owner of two new lock gates after the 70 tonne barriers were lowered today.

They cost £5m and replace the 162-year-old system which was "hugely inefficient", according to dock owner Associated British Ports.

The lock gates are lowered into Grimsby dock

The gates can be operated during low tide, allowing ships 24-hour access to the port.

ABP said the system would benefit energy companies including Siemens, Dong, E.On and Centrica, which have vessels based at the dock.

Tribute to Grimsby Chums

1200 balloons have been released to remember the 1200 soldiers from Grimsby killed in World War One.

A soldier's name was written on each of the balloons. The commemoration marks the centenary of the start of the conflict and was organised by people living on the Humberston Fitties. Sue Clements spoke to Calendar about the event.

Three arrested after football steward assault

A match steward had to be taken away on a stretcher during last night's Lincoln City vs Grimsby Town game after he was assaulted.

Steward stretchered from game after alleged assault Credit: Press Association

It happened when the Imps scored their third goal during the match at Lincoln's Sincil Bank stadium.

The 41-year-old was knocked to the ground after a chair was thrown. He suffered a head injury but did not require hospital treatment.

Three men from Lincoln were arrested, including 22-year-old man for assaulting a police officer, a 20-year-old for breaching S5 of the Public Oder Act and a 49-year-old for affray. A fourth man, a 26-year-old from Louth was arrested for affray.

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Appeal hits target to send boy with rare eyesight condition to Disney

A young boy from Grimsby who has a rare condition that means he will lose his sight can now go on a dream trip to Disney thanks to the generosity of people in his home town.

An appeal to raise enough money to pay for Brody Croft to fly to America has now reached its target. His family want him to travel there while he still has some of his sight. Mother Jade Croft will be travelling with him:

Work begins on Grimsby ice rink

Work to install a new temporary ice rink at Grimsby Leisure Centre starts today.

Work begins on temporary ice rink in Grimsby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Local residents started a campaign to save the rink after it closed in June, due to a failure of the refrigeration system.

House in Grimsby unsafe after car drives into window

A house in Grimsby has been left unsafe after a car crashed into a front bay window. The property on Humberstone Road is now being held up by temporary poles.

The house on Humberstone Road has lost part of its frontage Credit: ITV News Calendar
Humberstone Road House that was hit by a car Credit: ITV News Calendar

Car crashes into bay window of house in Grimsby

A car has crashed into a house in Grimsby. The vehicle struck a bay window at the front of the detached property on Humberstone Road, near Clee Road shortly after 6am this morning.

Location of Humberstone Road, Grimsby Credit: ITV News Calendar

Humberside Fire and Rescue say nobody was trapped after the crash though a firefighting jet was sent as a precaution. The bay window has had to be made safe using props and batons.

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