Police in Grimsby are investigating after a teenager was attacked in the street leaving him in a critical condition in hospital. It happened in the early hours of this morning - with the victim who is thought be aged 16 - suffering injuries to his hand, head and back. Matt Price reports.
People living in North East Lincolnshire are facing the prospect of paying more for fewer services after a new round of council cutbacks.
More than 200 council staff face losing their jobs as council tax bills increase by just under 2 percent as officials look for extra savings. From Cleethorpes James Webster reports.
North East Lincolnshire Council says changes in service provision and a possible rise in Council Tax are the key proposals in a report going to the Council's Cabinet meeting next week.
But the authority says it's determined to press ahead with its regeneration programmes and plans to tackle poverty amid a series of job cuts.
The Council, which due to pressures from central Government needs to save around £76m by 2017, has drawn up its Draft Budget for 2014/15.
Council Leader Chris Shaw said:
"Local government didn’t create this financial mess, but we're being left to sort it out – and that’s what we’re doing.
We’ve already made huge savings, including £12m last year alone, but the axe continues to fall our way despite the government asking much more of local councils on issues such as health delivery without providing the previous level of funding."
A three year old boy faces losing his sight forever but thanks to the generosity of strangers, he is now able to take the trip of a lifetime.
In a matter of just days, thousands of people have pledged their support in what the family of Brody Croft from Grimsby have described as an overwhelming response. James Webster reports.
The parents of a young boy from Grimsby who is losing his sight say they are overwhelmed with the response to an appeal to help pay for him a dream trip to Disney World in Florida. Brody Croft has a rare condition that has left him blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other.
Thousands of pounds has already been donated by members of the public. You can find out more about the appeal by visiting the Brody Croft appeal page on Facebook. There is also more details on a YouTube video.
NHS staff are gearing up to offer free diabetes risk assessments to people across the UK.
Awareness events will be taking place all over the country including one at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital and one in Bradford.
New figures reveal that one in three people in the North East Lincolnshire area and over 45,000 people in Bradford are living with the condition without realising they have it.
The parents of five hundred and sixteen children in North East Lincolnshire have been investigated for child neglect in the last twelve months, new figures reveal.
Two hundred and thirty-nine of those cases have now been taken on by the NSPCC along with the council and the children's safeguarding board.
North East Lincolnshire has a brighter future thanks to an £8.2-million project that will see the borough’s street lights upgraded using more cost-effective state-of-art LED technology.
North East Lincolnshire Council’s development services regeneration partnership is set to replace 16,500 traditional street lamps with low energy LED lights during the next two years.
The phasing out the orange sodium lamps and replacing them with white-light LEDs will result in a clearer and cleaner light that improves visibility, whilst also making substantial savings in energy and carbon emissions.
A derelict building that was the backdrop for a Hollywood blockbuster has been added to a worldwide list of cultural sites that's at risk of being lost for good.
The Ice Factory in Grimsby, which was a location for the film 'Atonement', is thought to be the oldest and largest surviving building of its type and the listing could secure it's future. James Webster reports.
The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust say they hope the inclusion of the town's ice factory on the World Monument Fund's biannual watch list will help them secure heritage lottery funding to save the building. Secretary Graeme Bassett says they have ambitious plans for transforming it.