In the early part of the 21st century, the town faced the challenges of a post-industrial economy that was also affected by a decline in the fishing industry: the East Marsh ward of the town is the second most deprived in the country, according to the governmental statistics.[25]

Grimsby Tennis Centre underwent a major redevelopment of facilities in 2005 and is now entirely accessible to the disabled.

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

The demand for fish in Grimsby grew to such an extent that, at its peak in the 1950s, Grimsby laid claim to the title of 'the largest fishing port in the world'.[16] The population of Grimsby grew from 75,000 in 1901 to 92,000 by 1931.

In a post credit scene the brothers are in a car and stop to ask a man for directions to the stadium, after receiving directions Nobby shoots the man saying 'leave no witnesses' disturbing Sebastian.

Since the mid-1980s, the former Humber ferry, PS Lincoln Castle, has been moored in Alexandra Dock. She was used during this time as a pub\restaurant. Although her design and status as Britain's last coal-fired paddle steamer was unique, these operations no longer yielded a profit. The ship was broken up in 2010.[22] Berthed in the Alexandra Dock is the Ross Tiger, the last survivor of what was once the world's largest fleet of sidewinder trawlers.[23]

Two men have been arrested after a stolen car hit a parked vehicle during a police pursuit in Grimsby this afternoon.

The town had a population of 88,243 in 2011.[9] It is physically linked to and forms a conurbation with the adjoining town of Cleethorpes. Some 11,000 of its residents live in the village of Scartho, which was absorbed into Grimsby before 20th-century laws on the green belt were passed. All three areas come under the jurisdiction of the same unitary authority, North East Lincolnshire. It is close to the main terminus of the A180, which ends in Cleethorpes. 22 January is Great Grimsby Day.[3]

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In 1857 there were 22 vessels in Grimsby. Six years later there were 112.[15] The first two legitimate steam trawlers ever built in Great Britain were based in Grimsby. By 1900, a tenth of the fish consumed in the United Kingdom was landed at Grimsby, despite the many smaller coastal fishing ports and villages that also supplied the nation.[15]

The Grimsby Light Railway opened in 1881 using horse-drawn trams. In 1901, these were replaced with electric tramways.[citation needed] In 1925 the Grimsby Transport Company bought the tramway company and in 1927 moved the depot to the Victoria Street Depot, an old sea plane hangar.[citation needed] This system closed in 1937. The depot continues to be used by Stagecoach, though the old Grimsby Tramways livery is still visible on the front of the building.

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Some out of town development has taken place with Morrisons constructing a store located just outside the town boundary, in the parish of Laceby. It is known as Morrisons Cleethorpes. This anomalous name is derived from the period when the area was part of the now defunct Cleethorpes Borough. Most major supermarkets have expanded in the early 21st century, including Asda, and Tesco at Hewitts Circus (this store is technically in the adjoining town, Cleethorpes).

Leaving the cinema, I was reminded of nothing so much as the fury reliably whipped up locally whenever the poverty porn documentaries Benefits Street or Skint (which has already visited Grimsby) choose a new location. Anger fades eventually, but the warm glow of publicity remains. Who’d have heard of the programme if we hadn’t been so expertly offended in advance? Yet we rise to it every time. Perhaps the real moral of Grimsby is never to take such nonsense more seriously than it deserves.

Damage caused to a Grimsby Institute building by a hit-and-run driver in a stolen car will take "several months" to repair.

The town had one of the largest table tennis leagues in the country[52] with over 120 teams competing during the 1970s, but, like the game of squash, the sport has declined in the town during recent years.

saurs vara vant, er várum,   viðr, í Grímsbœ miðjum. Nú'r þat's más of mýrar   meginkátliga látum branda elg á bylgjur   Bjǫrgynjar til dynja.

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Grimsby (released in the United States as The Brothers Grimsby) is a 2016 British-American action comedy film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, and Peter Baynham. The film stars Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Gabourey Sidibe, Penélope Cruz, and Ian McShane. It was released by Columbia Pictures on 24 February 2016 in the United Kingdom and 11 March 2016 in the United States.

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GRIMSBY Town boss Paul Hurst has reminded his players that they're only as good as their last game following Saturday's defeat to Crewe.

There are numerous primary schools in Grimsby. Secondary schools in Grimsby include Havelock Academy, Oasis Academy Wintringham and Ormiston Maritime Academy. Many pupils from the town also attend secondary education institutions in Cleethorpes, Healing, Humberston and Waltham, and further afield Caistor Grammar. Independent schools in Grimsby include St James' School and St Martin's Preparatory School.

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Grimsby is noted in the Orkneyinga Saga in this Dróttkvætt stanza by Kali Kolsson:

Vér hǫfum vaðnar leirur   vikur fimm megingrimmar;

The people of Norway send a tree to the town of Grimsby every Christmas since the end of the Second World War. The Norwegian city of Trondheim sent a tree for 40 years until 2003, since then the tree has been donated by the northern Norwegian town of Sortland, and placed in the town's Riverhead Square.[78][79][80][81] During redevelopment of Riverhead Square the tree has been placed in the Old Market Place since 2013.

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"We have waded in mire for five terrible weeks; there was no lack of mud where we were, in the middle of Grimsby. But now away we let our beaked moose [ship] resound meerily on the waves over the seagull's swamp [sea] to Bergen."

Grimsby is the site of a Blue Cross Animal Hospital, one of only four in the country; the other three are situated in London. The Grimsby hospital was previously in Cleethorpe Road, but in 2005 it moved to a new building called 'Coco Markus House' in Nelson Street.


In October 2013, Sacha Baron Cohen was spotted attending a football match between Grimsby Town and Cambridge United. Baron Cohen, who was dressed in a Grimsby shirt, was also spotted talking with Town fans in a nearby pub after the game.[11] It was later confirmed that he was scouting towns for the film, and had also checked out Scunthorpe, Hull and Newcastle in order to find inspiration for his new role.[12] On 3 December 2013, Louis Leterrier was set to direct.[13]

The film’s anti-hero, Nobby, is a lagered-up benefits cheat with nine kids who (brace yourself for the smart social satire) turns out to be worth 10 of the establishment snobs who deem him scum. His hometown scenes are not exactly the stuff of tourist board dreams – although ironically, most of them were filmed in Tilbury in Essex. So Grimsby town gets the bad press but the economic benefit of a visiting film crew goes south; there’s black humour for you.

Grimsby is beginning to develop as a renewable energy centre, and generates more electricity from solar, wind, biomass and landfill gas than anywhere else in England.[26] The town makes 28 per cent of the electricity it uses from green sources.[26] Its proximity to the biggest cluster of offshore wind farms in Europe, have brought around 1,500 jobs to the area, most of these are in turbine maintenance.[26]

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The main sectors of the Grimsby economy are ports and logistics; and food processing, specifically frozen foods and fish processing. To the east Cleethorpes has a tourist industry, and to the west, along the Humber bank to Immingham, is large-scale industrial activity, established from the 1950s onwards, focused on chemicals, and more recently (1990s) gas power electrical generation.

Grimsby's trawling days are remembered through the artefacts and permanent exhibits at the town's Fishing Heritage Centre. The preserved 1950s trawler, Ross Tiger, is located here. Few fishing vessels still operate from Grimsby's docks, but the town maintains a substantial fish market important in Europe.[21]

Other major seafood companies include the Icelandic-owned Coldwater Seafood,[38] employing more than 700 people across its sites in Grimsby; and Five Star Fish,[39] a supplier of fish products to the UK foodservice market.

Grimsby was settled by Danes sometime in the 9th century AD. According to legend, the name Grimsby derives from the name Grim, a Danish fisherman,[10] the suffix -by being the Old Norse word for village. The legendary founding of Grimsby is described in Lay of Havelock the Dane, but historians consider this account to be myth.

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Two men on holiday in Cleethorpes were robbed during a night out.