The history of Grimsby and Cleethorpes appears to be rotting away before our eyes. In a special report, we show 19 of the town's once grandest buildings that are slowly deteriorating. While two are set to have a new future, something must be done to address the decline of the rest: Eleanor Street former education offices (left), Technical College and Art School THE former Grimsby Municipal College (Wintringham Grammar School) and later Technical school, art college and local education authority building, now lies derelict. Prolific local architect Herbert C Scaping designed the Grade II listed building, which displays his trademark cupola on the roof was built by Grimsby builders Hewins and Goodhand. The prestigious academy opened on Thursday, October 24, 1895 and was the local school board's flagship institution. It boasted a swimming bath, chemistry laboratory and a lecture theatre. The plumbing in the laboratory and swimming bath was entrusted to local plumbers James Duke. The … [Read more...] about 19 of Grimsby’s oldest buildings whose future MUST be saved
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MICROSOFT Word has revealed the top grammar mistakes that everyone keeps making.But have you fallen victim to these common gaffes?Spell checkers and auto-correct on our smartphones and PCs mean spelling mistakes are wiped out from our day-to-day lives.But algorithms are less likely to pick up on bad grammar.The team behind Microsoft Word have revealed some of the most common mistakes.Take a look and see if you see what's wrong with these sentences.1. To the left.This sentence leaves too many white spaces between wordsCorrect: To the left.2. If the weather remains the same we'll leave early.This sentence misses a comma.3. First of all we must make sure that the power is off.This sentence misses a comma after an introductory phrase.Correct: First of all, we must make sure that the power is off.4. My 3 year old son.This sentence needs two hypens.5. The cats eats.This sentence mixes up the subject-verb agreement.6. It's cold, But we are going out.There's … [Read more...] about Microsoft Word reveals the stupid mistakes EVERYONE keeps making – but can you see what’s wrong with them?
I FEAR the North-South divide is going to grow. This time it won’t be defined by wealth but by IQ.It’s clear that the South of England is grabbing the excellent idea of more grammar schools with both hands.Already councils running Windsor And Maidenhead, Central Bedfordshire, Thurrock, Essex, Northamptonshire, Kent and Sutton in Surrey have plans to create schools that select by ability.Those of you who did well in geography will notice there is one area missing from that list. It’s called the North.You don’t hear a word of support from the councils on Merseyside or Manchester. Hopeless twerps like mayoral hopefuls Andy Burnham (Manchester) and the awfulSteve Rotheram (Liverpool) would die in a ditch to stop your bright kids going to a grammar.The stats are painful. For every 12 jobs created in the South this past decade just one was made in the rest of country.The South pays a majority of the nation’s income taxes and the North receives a disproportionate … [Read more...] about North of England must grab grammar schools with both hands or its IQ looks set to go south
I DON'T do online dating.My phone has been dating app-free since the great Tinder disaster of ’14. When my date turned up a stone heavier than his pictures indicated and having “forgotten” his wallet.Account deleted and my online dating career over before it even started.Since then dating apps have evolved; Tinder caught fire, Bumble buzzed on the scene and Happn happened. But alongside the uprising of the “swipe right” apps came a number of lesser publicised niche dating sites designed to aid very specific groups of people in their quest for love.Could a mutual wheat intolerance be enough to ignite romance? Could a dating site for adult Disney lovers be harbouring my knight in shining armour? Or perhaps a shared admiration for outdoor pursuits could see me hike into the arms of my one true love? There was really only one way to find out.Armed with my iPad and smartphone I set about on the challenge of trialling seven of the UK’s most unique dating … [Read more...] about From adult Disney lovers to Gluten Free Singles: A week of dates from the UK’s most niche dating sites
YOU might have thought David Cameron's last PMQs was back in July, when he was sent on his way to the sounds of rapturous applause.But today it was as if the former PM had not broken his promise to quit Number 10 and not jacked in his Commons seat - because his ghost dominated proceedings.Funeral-like praise was heaped on the “the former member for Witney” at the top of the agenda in the House of Commons.He may not have actually died, but Mr Cameron was brought back to life at the centre of British politics by a rare well timed missile from Jeremy Corbyn.“There is a kind of hopelessness about the demand to bring back grammars," quoted the slightly less useless than usual Labour leader."An assumption that this country will only ever be able to offer a decent education to a select few.""I want the Conservative Party to rise above that attitude," said Mr Corbyn, quoting that "former member for Witney" again.If Mr Corbyn wants another go … [Read more...] about David Cameron’s ghost haunts Theresa May as Jeremy Corbyn uses his opposition to grammar schools to send the PM floundering