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”.

Carter and Steer deliver the Brigg time

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Scunthorpe: the best place to grow old

ASK ANY 60-year-old what they hope to do when they retire and most will wax lyrical about a country cottage or a retirement home by the sea. Enquire where the home will be and few will say North Lincolnshire. But that, according to an Independent on Sunday survey, is the place to be for pensioners.

All clued-up for Humph's manna: Radio

The following words were delivered on Radio 4 at about 6.31 last Monday, from a travelling radio show which found itself, last week, in Nottingham, and in front of an audience. "It's well documented in official records that the city's original name was Snottingham or `home of snots', but when the Normans came, they couldn't pronounce the letter S, and so decreed the town be called Nottingham, or `the home of notts'. It's easy to understand why this change was resisted so fiercely by the people of Scunthorpe."

Rogue Trader: This week's part-timers

SIR RICHARD GREENBURY. Part-time director. Three-day-a-week job at Marks & Spencer on wages of pounds 450,000 a year.
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