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Nine arrested over Grimsby metal theft

Nine people have been arrested in Brigg in connection with the theft of a very high amount of copper from Metropes Metals in Grimby.

Last night officers supported by the force helicopter and dog sesction went to a property in Mill Lane in Brigg where they arrested 9 people..

Police found a very large quantity of copper at the location, along with three mini dumpers which are believed to have been stolen from the Lincolnshire area. Enquiries are now on going to establish if the copper located belongs to Metropes Metals.

A 12 year old boy, A 22 year old man, A 21 year old man, A 23 year old man, A 34 year old man, A 25 year old man, A 46 year old man, A 20 year old man and a 33 year old man were all arrested and currently remain in custody at Scunthorpe Police Station.

Free parking in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Asby to boost local trade

Shoppers in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Asby will be able to park their cars free of charge on Saturdays in a move aimed at boosting local trade and increasing visitor numbers to the towns.

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The free car parking scheme, which comes into effect from June, will cost up to £60,000-a-year. It will be formally approved when North Lincolnshire Council unveils its budget for the forthcoming year later this month.

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Bronze Age raft returned to Brigg

A Bronze Age raft, uncovered at the turn of the 20th century has been brought back to Brigg. The craft, which has been in storage at the British Maritime Museum in London, has been carefully transported back to the town to be become the jewel in the crown of the new Brigg Heritage centre.

Biomass power station scrapped

Plans to build a biomass power station on the old Brigg sugar factory site at Scawby Brook have been scrapped.

The development would have brought 50 permanent jobs and 500 during construction.

Centrica Energy will now look at other options for the proposed biomass plant site, including a possible new build gas-fired power station.

Centrica Energy spokesperson Suzanne Edmond said:

"Over the past 12 months, Centrica Energy has been exploring the potential for a new biomass power station at Glanford Brigg, which we hoped could provide enough renewable energy to power around 200,000 homes.

Throughout this time, we have also been talking to the government to clarify energy policy. Our understanding is that future policy will favour conversion of coal fired power stations rather than dedicated biomass, so we have made the difficult decision not to proceed with this proposal".

While we will not progress the current plans for a biomass power station at Glanford Brigg, we remain a committed regional employer and will continue to look at investment opportunities in Brigg and the Lincolnshire coast.

– Suzanne Edmond, Centrica Energy

Parachute jump tragedy

A man's died after suffering a heart attack during a parachute jump in North Lincolnshire. The 57 year old became ill during the skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield near Brigg . He was taken by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary, where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation is underway, but police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

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