News The Royal Docks at Grimsby; residents in Grimsby are rising up against Channel 4's attempts to cast them as the subjects of its next documentary series on the poor

Residents in Grimsby are rising up against Channel 4’s attempts to cast them as the subjects of its next documentary series on the poor – a television genre that has been dubbed “poverty porn”.

Ex-minister Elliot Morley admits biggest fiddle

Former environment minister Elliot Morley today admitted being Parliament's biggest expenses cheat.

Knill takes charge at Scunthorpe after leaving Bury

Alan Knill has left Bury to take over as manager of Championship strugglers Scunthorpe United.

Ian Baraclough sacked by Scunthorpe following defeat

Scunthorpe have sacked manager Ian Baraclough following last night's 3-0 defeat at home to Preston.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Hansen the king of Saturday stonewallers

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Hooper escapes without leg break

The celtic striker Gary Hooper has not broken his leg but he could still face six weeks on the sidelines with a badly sprained ankle.

Former MPs on trial over 'false claims on expenses'

Elliott Morley, a former environment minister, faces trial today in the first criminal case arising from MPs' expenses. It is thought to be the first time for several centuries that an MP has faced a criminal trial over his dealings with Parliament. Two other former Labour MPs, David Chaytor and Jim Devine, also faces charges. All three deny theft by false accounting.

Paul Newman: Scunthorpe fans take firm stand in defence of terraces

The Football League Column: We all know that at every all-seated venue there are areas where people stand

Ex-MPs face criminal trials over expenses

Three former MPs have been told they must stand trial in a criminal court after failing in their final bid to be judged by their parliamentary peers.

Not just another killing: What a grocer's murder meant to me

ITV News's Nina Nannar found herself challenged by a story that struck at her immigrant roots

Sears joins Scunthorpe on loan

Scunthorpe have completed the loan signing of West Ham striker Freddie Sears and he could make his debut in tonight's clash at Preston.

Album: Tinie Tempah, Disc-Overy (Parlophone)

Hard as it is to take seriously a rapper whose name sounds like a Mr Men character, it barely matters, because Plumstead MC Patrick Okogwu is essentially a comedian.

Leicester sack manager Sousa

Leicester owner Milan Mandaric has sacked manager Paulo Sousa less than three months after appointing him as Nigel Pearson's replacement.

Trust apologises over botched birth

An NHS trust apologised to a family today after a baby was left blind in one eye and brain-damaged when hospital medical staff made a catalogue of errors during a routine birth.

Owen's double helps United survive assault

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