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County council praied for improving cervical screening uptake

Lincolnshire County Council has been praised for its efforts to help improve cervical screening uptake in the county. A new report by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has been published, highlighting activities and action that local authorities are...

today, 18:31 in Regional East

Red Arrows’ plane crashes at RAF base

A Red Arrows’ plane from Lincolnshire's RAF Scampton has crashed with the pilot ejecting, according to reports. A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday 20 March 2018) to...

today, 14:43 in Regional East

Early Easter warning for drivers

Highways England is today calling on people travelling over the Easter period to make sure they have checked their vehicle before setting off. The organisation responsible for managing and running more than 4,300 miles of motorway and major A-roads is...

today, 14:10 in Regional East

Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an...

today, 12:17 in Regional East

REVEALED: Nearly 500 sex offenders missing in Britain including four from Lincolnshire

Police have lost tabs on nearly 500 registered sex offenders in Britain, according to a report. And Lincolnshire Police revealed there were four registered sex offenders whose exact locations were unknown - all of which are believed to be outside the...

today, 11:43 in Regional East

Medical school to open at Lincoln

A new medical school is to be established in an exciting collaboration between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham to offer first-class medical education in Lincolnshire. The universities today (Tuesday) announced the new...

today, 06:54 in Regional East

School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK. Hundreds of schools were on alert and some evacuated their buildings, telling parents to...

yesterday, 21:10 in Regional East

‘Prince Charming’ – Boston community welcomes Prince Charles to town

‘Charming’, ‘natural’, ‘knowledgeable’ – just some of the words used to describe Prince Charles by those who met him at his second of two engagements in Boston today (Monday, March 19). His Royal Highness paid a visit to Age UK Boston and South...

yesterday, 16:50 in Regional East

The Prince of Wales visits Tattershall

HRH The Prince of Wales was greeted with smiles and flags on his visit to Tattershall Castle and the neighbouring Holy Trinity Church this afternoon (Monday). Prince Charles first enjoyed a tour of the castle, where he admired historic graffiti...

yesterday, 16:50 in Regional East

‘He’s always got farming interests at heart’ - Farming community share views after Prince Charles visits Louth

Farmers, auctioneers and councillors have expressed their delight after HRH The Prince of Wales visited Louth Cattle Market this morning (Monday), where he praised the farming community and said he was ‘thrilled’ that the facility had been saved from...

yesterday, 16:18 in Regional East

Prince Charles learns about recyclable packaging in visit to Boston food processing business

The Prince of Wales has learned about innovations in recyclable alternatives to plastic packaging during a visit a Boston food factory this morning (Monday). As part of a tour of five locations around the eastern side of Lincolnshire, the Prince paid...

yesterday, 16:18 in Regional East

Boston man jailed after dealing heroin to pay for his mother's funeral

A Boston drug user who started selling heroin to pay for his mother's funeral was today (Mon) jailed for three years and eight months. Simon Bisby, 43, turned to dealing Class A drugs after taking out a loan following his mother's death, Lincoln Crown...

yesterday, 15:11 in Regional East

Nine Lincolnshire schools targeted by bomb threat hoax

Nine Lincolnshire schools are among those targeted by a national bomb threat hoax today, Monday March 19 Police have confirmed nine of the county's schools have this morning reported that they have received a malicious communication. The email is a...

yesterday, 13:40 in Regional East

The Prince of Wales visits Louth Cattle Market

HRH The Prince of Wales visited Louth Cattle Market this morning (Monday) where he said he was ‘thrilled’ to visit the facility after it was saved following a hard-fought battle last year. Prince Charles met with local dignitaries outside the Cattle...

yesterday, 13:16 in Regional East

READER PICTURE: Bird of prey keeping a watchful eye

This week’s Reader Picture of a kestrel at Westgate Woods, Boston, was shared with us by Julia Tynan. If you have a photograph you would like to see in this space in a future edition of the paper, you can email it to or post...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East

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