Grimsby found itself in a media storm with satirical overtones on Wednesday after its newspaper disclosed that political and industry envoys had gone to London last week to ask that its port facilities be exempted from Brexit when Britain leaves the EU in 2019. The Grimsby Telegraph newspaper said local importers of fish, now benefiting from Europe's borderless trade, would face "much feared" British customs checks, delays and a 20-percent labor shortage. Some are concerned that "eye-watering" fees based on World Trade Organization rules would come into force – 10 percent on cars, 22 percent on strawberries and 32 percent on wine, it added. British author Jonathan Coe remarked ironically that "Grimsby wants to have its fishcake and eat it." Mostly imported fish The region's traditional fishing ports — part of North East Lincolnshire — now imported "90 percent of the fish it processes for retailers, restaurants and fish and chip shops," the … [Read more...] about Pro-Brexit Grimsby: Opportunist second thoughts
A BRIT-born communist agent linked to shooting of JFK told his relatives in Grimsby he was "under investigation by the FBI" but "his conscience was clear".In a letter sent to family he was visiting at the time of the assassination in November 1963, Albert Osborne told them he was being pursued by the bureau after befriending Lee Harvey Oswald on a bus in Mexico.According to the Daily Mail , he wrote: "For the past few months, I have been under investigation by the American FBI."They claimed when I travelled to Mexico City on Sept 25th, a man named Lee Oswald sat next to me and held a conversation with me."While I have not the slightest idea of travelling with such a man, they still are questioning about what he talked about."It is strange in this day and age how a person can get involved. But my conscience is clear on this matter. So why should I worry."Osborne is suspected of making a phone call warning of the assassination of US President John F Kennedy, which may have been made … [Read more...] about Grimsby spy behind JFK ‘tip-off’ warned family he was being probed by FBI after he sat next to Lee Harvey Oswald on a bus in Mexico
A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal fire in Grimsby yesterday morning.Humberside Police confirmed this morning she is in custody at Grimsby Police Station.The fire, which killed one person, broke out just before 2am on Friday.Yesterday Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said: “We can confirm that one person has died within the property but as yet formal identification has not taken place and therefore we can not confirm whether it is a male or female."Enquiries are ongoing to identify the person who died in the fire and a post mortem examination is expected to be completed later today.People living in 12 flats nearby were evacuated as a witness described the fire as "like a war zone", reports the Grimsby Telegraph.Darren Bingley said: “All credit to the first police officers who arrived. They started kicking at the doors to get people out safely. Most of the people are elderly."But you could not see anything because of all the smoke. … [Read more...] about Woman held on suspicion of murder after person dies in Grimsby flat fire
A TIP-OFF phone call warning of the assassination of US President John F Kennedy may have been made from GRIMSBY 25 minutes before the shooting.New documents released by the US government today show the Cambridge News newspaper received a call shortly after 6pm on November 22, 1963, warning "Call the American Embassy in London for some big news".Around 25 minutes later President Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas.It has been claimed the call was made by a British-born Soviet agent called Albert Osborne, who befriended killer Lee Harvey Oswald.Mr Osborne travelled to Mexico City with Oswald to meet KGB agents two months before the assassination and travelled to his native Grimsby a few days later.It is thought he made the call to the Cambridge News while staying at his sister's house in the Lincolnshire coastal town.The dramatic message to the Cambridge News was revealed in a document written by the CIA released by the US government today. The name of the reporter who took the call … [Read more...] about Did a friend of Lee Harvey Oswald in GRIMSBY tip off Cambridge News about JFK shooting 25 minutes before assassination?
THIS is the dramatic moment a wanted man escapes three red-faced police officers by climbing onto the roof of a house and setting up camp.The scenes began when cops came knocking at the address in Grimsby, North-East Lincs., yesterday to arrest the man for a series of offences.The trio tried to kick down the front door of the property in an effort to gain access and apprehend the man.But they were left red-faced as the door held firm despite their best efforts to smash it down.At the same time, the crafty suspect crawled out of an upstairs window and clambered onto his roof before the officers’ eyes.He then set up camp on the roof as officers surrounded the house.And when the suspect threatened to jump and injure himself the police made a hasty retreat – leaving the man celebrating his victory from his lofty hideaway.Commenting on the incident at the time, a senior officer said: "We don't want to tie up valuable resources on him for hours as we can pick him up later."The … [Read more...] about Dramatic moment wanted man escapes three red-faced police officers by climbing onto the roof of a house in Grimsby and setting up camp
CONTROVERSIAL ex-footballer and former boxing champion Curtis Woodhouse has emerged as one of the favourites for the vacant managers job at Grimsby Town.Former Sheffield United midfielder Woodhouse had a brief spell with the Mariners back in 2006, playing 19 games and scoring once in League 2. Keep up to date with ALL the latest EFL news, gossip, transfers our dedicated homepage plus fixtures, results and analysis by clicking HERE.After hanging up his boots in 2012, the former England U21 international managed Sheffield FC, Goole, Hull United, and currently Yorkshire outfit Bridlington Town, who play their football in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.But by no means is he just a footballer - the 36-year-old has also experienced success in the boxing arena, and memorably became the British light-welterweight champion in 2014.Earlier this year, he sensationally claimed that a former boss used to say that if the drug … [Read more...] about Footballer turned boxer Curtis Woodhouse heavily linked with vacant Grimsby Town managers job
A WOMAN has been arrested after a dramatic stand-off with armed cops lasting several hours.Police were called to an address in Grimsby, North-East Lincs, after reports of a woman brandishing a firearm.Around five police armed response units, four ambulance teams, a helicopter and a police dog unit were present at the scene.A police negotiator was also called in as cops sealed off the area.Officers are understood to have taken to the street at around 1pm today, but the tense stand-off went on for more than three hours.Dramatic pictures showed gun cops taking aim as dozens of emergency services workers swarmed the street.Humberside Police have now confirmed the suspect was arrested shortly before 4.15pm and is currently in police custody, adding that she would be interviewed shortly.The suspect was pictured being led from the house in handcuffs by armed officers.She was then taken to a waiting ambulance and checked over by paramedics, before being taken into custody.Cops said the … [Read more...] about Dramatic Grimsby siege ends as ‘armed woman’ surrenders after cops surround house
A HUSBAND and wife have been found dead at their home in a quiet cul-de-sac.Police probing the deaths of Karen Arnold, 46, and her 55-year-old husband Stephen, say they are not looking for anyone else.Their bodies were found by officers today at their house on a new-build estate in New Waltham near Grimsby, Lincs.Police forensics officers were seen searching the property and cars parked on the drive.Neighbours spoke of her shock and sadness at the news.Lucy Constable, who lives on the same road, said they were "nice, quiet people" who she often said hello to as she walked her dogs.She told the Grimsby Telegraph: "I am very shocked because you just wouldn't expect it to happen down here. It's such a quiet street and they were a really nice couple."It's very said. It's only a small community and we never have any trouble down here.Chris Rydall said the "perfect couple" had lived there for around 16 years.He said: "They were dog walkers and a lovely couple. I never thought anything like … [Read more...] about Mystery as husband and wife found dead at their quiet suburban home
THIS is the heart melting moment a street musician connects with a 7-year-old blind girl with autism. Busker Clifford Woodage had been playing his guitar when a woman approached with her young granddaughter, known only as Lacie, in a wheelchair. She then said Lacie heard the music and got excited wanted to stop by, the Grimsby Telegraph reports. Clifford guided the schoolgirl’s hand to the strings and her excitement was plain to see with a beaming smile across her face. Clifford said: "She told me that she was blind but for me I didn't see that. "She said she is autistic but again I saw a very intelligent little seven-year-old girl. Lacie apparently then started to sing along to the music, withe busker admitting: "Honestly her voice was just beautiful.Clifford said: "I said to her, give me a high five, took her hand and bounced my hand off hers. "When the time came for her to leave I said high five and she hit my hand with a high five, no hesitation and was right on … [Read more...] about Kind busker helps blind girl with severe autism ‘play’ guitar for the first time
It's been nearly 50 years since an American fighter jet went down off Britain's coast, spawning a conspiracy theory that persists until this day. The official conclusion was that a tragic accident brought down the plane piloted by US Air Force pilot Captain William Schaffner. However reports of bizarre sightings in the sky fuelled intrigue and mystery - and speculation that fighter jet XS894 was downed by UFOs. There were claims of flying transparent spheres and unusual blips on the radar, the Grimsby Telegraph reports. And the pilot's body was missing when the aircraft was discovered on the seabed weeks later with its canopy closed, only adding to the mystery. Captain Schaffner's has never been found, but he was declared dead. Based at RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire, during the Cold War, the 28-year-old pilot took off into the skies over Grimsby on the night of September 8, 1970, and headed out over the North Sea en route to Flamborough. But the plane ditched into the sea five miles south … [Read more...] about Did UFOs bring down fighter jet off UK coast killing American pilot ‘who saw flying cone in sky’?