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Cooling towers checked in Grimsby as precaution following Legionnaires cases

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


Breaking: Legionnaires cases detected in Grimsby

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.

"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."

– Dr Simon Padfield, Public Health England in Humberside.

N E Lincolnshire libraries: five to be handed over to community

Five community libraries will be handed over to community groups as part of a North East Lincolnshire Council scheme to save £500,000.

Under the plans, which were approved by NELC’s Cabinet committee this afternoon, four core centres – Grimsby Central Library, Cleethorpes Seafront, Immingham and Waltham – will be kept, with extended opening hours.

However the Council will no longer operate the centres in Grant Thorold, Willows, Nunsthorpe, Humberston and Laceby.

A decision regarding the future of Scartho library will be made in three months.

Three hurt in Caistor accident

Credit: Calendar news

Three people are being treated in hospital tonight after an accident in North East Lincolnshire. It happened this morning when a horsebox and a 4 x4 collided at a crossroads on the A46 at Caistor

One person was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, two others were taken to hospital in Grimsby. The road was closed for five hours. There were no horses in the box.

Credit: Calendar news


Advice available for residents of East Marsh tower blocks

Shoreline Housing Partnership has published details online about its proposal to demolish six tower blocks in East Marsh, Grimsby. Feedback forms are available for residents to submit their views. There will also be a series of meetings. For those high-rise residents who are directly affected:

  • Thursday 5 June: 10am-4pm
  • Friday 6 June: 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday 11 June: 3pm-7pm

For other residents, local businesses and voluntary/community groups: (All meetings for both residents and other interested parties take place at Central Hall, Duncombe Street Grimsby.)

  • Thursday 12 June: 3pm-7pm
  • Friday 20 June: 3pm-7pm

Shock at East Marsh tower block demolition plans

Grimsby's skyline could be changed forever under plans to demolish six high-rise blocks of flats. Letters were hand delivered to everyone who lives in the towers yesterday explaining the plans. Some say they will now fight them, determined to stay in their homes.

But the company which owns the blocks says the renovations would cost so much they would never get the money back. James Webster reports.

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