Keeping primary urban areas in their prime, by David Marlow

It's been a challenging start to the New Year for Grimsby. It's difficult to know what has been worse - the portrayal of the town as a seedy, down at heel, centre of beer-swilling obesity in the Sacha Baron Cohen film of the same name; or its relegation from the Centre for Cities (CfC) listing of UK 'primary urban areas'.

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