What was happening in the area ten years ago
FRANK Exley was due to "stand up" and be counted.
The Waltham grandfather was taking part in a TV search for Britain's brightest comic talents.
Frank, 58, the assistant night manager at Morrisons, in Laceby, was to appear on Stand Up Britain in a pair of wellies, a kilt and a Scottish-type hat.
IT WAS revealed that benefit cheats were conning Grimsby-area households out of £80 a year – with the help of their bosses.
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A CLEETHORPES father was flying high after scooping the British Glider Of The Year title.
Tim Milner, who had been gliding since the age of seven, beat a former world champion – who also happened to be his former instructor – to first place.
LIBRARY chiefs in North East LIncolnshire ruled out offering more Mills and Boon books in a bid to attract more people to their venues.
North East Lincolnshire had one of the lowest borrowing rates in the country, it was revealed. Only one fifth of residents in the borough borrowed books.
BREWER Tom Wood bottled up a sparkling business deal.
The Lincolnshire businessman had taken over the long-established Cleethorpes family drinks distribution firm, Conways.
The deal marked the end of an era for the business, which was at one time North East Lincolnshire's only bottling plant.
IT WAS announced that paramedics in the Grimsby area, who provide vital emergency care, could strike over pay.
Union members in the Lincolnshire Ambulance Trust, which covers the Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and Louth areas, rejected a pay offer from their bosses.
UNISON, which represents more trust workers than any other trade union, claimed some staff working for Lincolnshire Ambulance Trust are the lowest paid in the country, on an average salary of £18,500.
A HAVEN for cats was officially opened in North Killingholme.
The Nine Lives Cat Rescue Centre, in Church Lane, was declared open at the home of its chairman, Janette Vause.
CHILDREN of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Cleethorpes, danced for joy to celebrate their school's silver jubilee.
GRIMSBY'S Humber Royal Hotel was sold for £4.5 million.
The hotel, in Littlecoates Road, had been bought by the Elizabeth Hotels Group.