One of the world's most famous Christmas trees has been in our region today.
The tree, which will stand in London's Trafalgar Square, comes from Norway via Immingham docks.
The giant tree is an annual gift from the city of Oslo to the people of London as a mark of thanks for Britain's support during the Second World War.
It is traditionally a Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) over 20 metres high and 50-60 years old. It is described as 'the queen of the forest by ' the Norwegian foresters who select it each year from the forests surrounding Oslo for shipment.
Humberside Police are continuing to appeal for the public’s help in locating missing 16-year-old Oliver Samuels who has now been missing for 25 days.
Oliver went missing from the Immingham area at around 1pm on Sunday July 12 and police were informed later the same day.
There have been positive sightings of Oliver since going missing, with the last sighting on Tuesday August 7 in the North East Lincolnshire area.
However officers are concerned for Oliver’s safety due to his age and the length of time he has been missing.
He is described as white, with a fair complexion, 5ft 6” tall, medium build, with cropped, mousey hair. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms with stripes and white trainers. He often wears glasses .
Police are appealing for help to find a teenager who has been missing from home for three weeks.
Oliver Samuels who is 16-years-old, was last seen 21 days ago in the Immingham area at around 1pm on Sunday July 12 and was reported missing that day.
Officers are concerned for Oliver's safety due to his age and the length of time he has been missing.
He is described as white, with a fair complexion, 5ft 6ins tall, medium build with cropped mousey hair. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, black tracksuit bottom with stripes and white trainers.
Total UK Limited have been fined £1.4 million after a major fire led to the death of a worker at an oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.
Robert Greenacre, 24, from Grimsby was working near a crude oil distillation unit just before the fire broke out at the Lindsey Oil Refinery (TLOR) in Immingham on 29th June 2010.
The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted the oil giant after an investigation found a fire was caused by an uncontrolled release of crude oil.
Hull Crown Court heard today (29 July) that Mr Greenacre who was a contracted fitter was working with a colleague beneath a distillation column containing hot crude oil. The job required them to open equipment beneath the column. When an item of equipment was opened, the crude oil was released. A short time later it ignited. Mr Greenacre’s colleague was able to escape the scene suffering minor burns, Robert did not escape and died beneath the column.
The court also heard operators of major accident hazard establishments must have in place a functioning system of risk assessment for all tasks where hazardous substances could be released.
Total UK Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH) and were fined £1.4 million and ordered to pay £34,084.05 in costs.
POLICE are appealing for help in locating a missing 16-year-old boy from Immingham.
Oliver Samuels went missing from the Immingham area around 1:00pm Sunday 12 July and police were informed later that day.
Concern for Oliver’s safety is raised due to his age and his lack of contact since he went missing on Sunday.
Oliver is described as white and of fair complexion, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build and with cropped mousey hair. He is a spectacle wearer and when last seen was wearing a red t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms with stripes and white trainers.
Foreign lorries going to and from our region's busiest port are facing extra police checks in a week-long operation that's going on right across the country.
Police from the Humberside and South Yorkshire forces are pulling over vehicles near Immingham Docks to look for anything illegal - fining the drivers - and demanding things are put right.
It is an operation that coincides with similar patrols in mainland Europe as James Webster reports:
Two of our police forces have joined a week-long crackdown on foreign criminals using our roads.
Officers from Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire are stopping lorries going in and out of Immingham for checks.
They are looking for unsafe and unlicensed vehicles as well as anyone using illegal fuel.
The operation is being coordinated nationally to coincide with extra patrols in mainland Europe.
Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old in Immingham.
Marcus Blackham has been missing since Friday 17th April after he didn't come home that evening.
Since being reported missing police have had a reported sighting of him in Grimsby, but concern is now growing for Marcus due to his age and lack of contact.
Marcus was last seen wearing a blue hooded top, dark grey tracksuit bottoms and dark blue Adidas trainers.
Specialist police were called in today after an environmental protestor boarded a lorry used by an oil and gas company. He was one of group of campaigners that have set up camp outside a drilling operation near Immingham where they claim the controversial process of fracking is taking place. The company have strongly denied that they're fracking and are say they're actually drilling for oil, but the protestors disagree. Martin Fisher reports.