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By Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Top chef in Grimsby to promote 'speciality' fish

    A top international chef is in Grimsby today to help promote the town as a supplier of "speciality food".

    Marco Pierre White

    Leeds-born Marco Pierre White, who gets fish from Grimsby for his restaurants, is visiting Alfred Enderby Smoke house to see its new mobile smoked fish catering boat.

    The Smoke House is a 40-year-old former fishing boat and is due to start its new life as a mobile catering service later today.

  2. Lincolnshire councils pay out over £250k in compensation

    Falling off donkeys, walking into noticeboards and getting friction burns from slides are just some of the things people have tried to claim compensation for from Greater Lincolnshire councils over the past five years, it's been revealed.


    Under a Freedom Of Information request to all the district councils, Lincolnshire County Council and North and North East Lincolnshire councils were asked for details of both successful and unsuccessful claims.

    The Local Democracy Reporting Service said Greater Lincolnshire councils have paid at least £263,246.89, but not all authorities could give all their figures so the final tally is likely to be higher.

    East Lindsey District Council had the most claims at 52.

    Of those who responded, the highest successful claim was from North Kesteven District Council which paid out £32,414 for a slip/trip or fall claim.

    There was an unsuccessfully claim to the City of Lincoln Council for slipping on bird droppings.

  3. Turkish army pension fund to buy British Steel

    Turkey's military pension fund has reached a tentative deal to take over British Steel.

    British Steel

    The Turkish Armed Forces Assistance Fund, known as Oyak, said it planned to take control of British Steel by the end of the year.

    Accountants at its investment arm, Ataer, have exclusive rights to the insolvent firm's books, so that they can examine the state of its finances.

    British Steel was put into compulsory liquidation in May.

    It owns the Scunthorpe steel works where 3,000 people work and it employs another 800 on Teesside.

  4. Driver found with drugs stash after car crash is sentenced

    A man from Grantham who was caught with drugs in his car after being involved in a crash on the A1 has been given a nine-month jail sentence suspended for two years.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    Adam Clayton, 29, of Broomwood Close, Grantham, was found staggering about and complaining about a pain in his back after the crash.

    He tested positive for cannabis and officers found 57g of cannabis and more than £2,300 in cash in Clayton's car and bedroom in November 2017.

    Officers also found a mobile phone containing text messages showing Clayton had been involved in selling cannabis.

    Clayton admitted supplying cannabis and was given a nine-month jail sentence suspended for two years, with 100 hours of unpaid work.

  5. Police appeal over damage to Lincoln Castle cannon

    Police want to trace a group of four men who caused damage to a cannon at the entrance of Lincoln Castle.

    The group

    They caused damage to the woodwork on the carriage of the cannon at about 05:00 on 21 July.

    The group

    Anyone who recognises the group pictured is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.