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Motorcyclist dies after collision with tractor

A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a tractor.

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It happened on the B1168 at Holbeach at around 11.20am on Friday April 21. The road was closed at Saturday Bridge and the junction with Hurdletree Bank while police investigations took place.

The 49-year-old rider was from the local area. His next of kin have been informed.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Fish company employing 750 people in Grimsby up for sale

A fish processing firm which employs 750 people across Grimsby has been put up for sale today.

Icelandic Seachill was founded in 1998 and is one of the largest chilled fish suppliers in the UK. It has two sites in Grimsby.

The announcement came from the board of Icelandic Group, which owns the company.

Unite, the country’s largest union, has called for an urgent meeting after expressing concerns over job security.

We understand that the company has had a significant improvement in sales recently, so why has the business been put up for sale? We will require an answer to that question.

– Unite regional officer Mike Wilkinson

The business is in great shape having successfully transitioned both customer and supply base, with a consistent multi year-on-year profit growth, this is a great performance and means that we enter this process in a strong way and for the right reasons.

This sale process comes as no surprise and until concluded, will have no direct impact on our employees. This is a very positive next step for Seachill, its employees and partner customers who place a high value on the business management and strategy, and it is likely that operations will continue in a similar way as present.

– Simon Smith, chief executive of Icelandic Seachill
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