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Louth hospital campaign meeting this week

A campaign group, which is fighting for the future of Louth County Hospital, is preparing to hold its next meeting this Wednesday (April 26) - and everyone with an interest in the future of healthcare in the town is urged to attend. The open meeting, whi

today, 14:50 in Regional East

Girl’s bike stolen from Horncastle outbuilding

Lincolnshire Police have reported that two cycles were stolen from a West Street outbuilding between 5pm on April 11 and 1.45pm on April 12. Police say a red man’s cycle has been recovered, but a girl’s blue cycle is still missing. The girls cycle is a C

today, 14:36 in Regional East

8 things you need to know about Saint George’s Day

It’s Saint George’s Day today - the day we celebrate England’s patron saint. Or the day we moan about how we ought to celebrate him, whilst not doing anything to actually celebrate him ourselves. Both are fine options. Here is your guide to George, his l

today, 14:36 in Regional East

Car windows smashed in Horncastle

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after car windows were smashed in Accommodation Road over the weekend. According to Police, a green Suzuki Swift parked on Accommodation Road had its front and driver’s side windows smashed overnight on Sat

today, 12:53 in Regional East

Feathers ruffled in Horncastle!

Forget bread - this feathered family wanted a fish breakfast! This large family of a whopping 25 ducks were disappointed last Thursday after waddling from the River Bain to Mantles in the Market Place for a fried fish breakfast - only to find it was clos

today, 12:53 in Regional East

Money-laundering revealed as ‘counterfeit’ fivers turn out to be worn-out genuine notes

What were feared fake versions of the new ‘counterfeit-proof’ fiver have turned out to be genuine, washed-out notes. Police had issued a warning over fake versions of the new £5 notes - despite claims it was impossible to copy. Officers issued the alert

today, 11:09 in Regional East

Reaching out to help rough sleepers on our streets

Deep in the bushes near a Skegness hotel, a 47-year-old man stirred from his sleeping bag, sheltering from the chilling early morning rain under a plastic sheet. It was just before 7am and 3C but the friendly voices of the P3 outreach workers were a welc

today, 06:19 in Regional East

COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election. There seems to be a new summer trend in the UK – get the country out to vote! In 2014 it was the Scottish independence referendum grabbing attention while in 2015 the whole country turned out to vot

yesterday, 21:43 in Regional East

First national award for Lincolnshire Scouting groups

The Lincolnshire Scout County group had every reason to celebrate after they were given their very first national award. They have been recognised for having the biggest percentage of growth in membership figures over the past year. The awards took place

yesterday, 21:43 in Regional East

Woodhall Spa’s Jubilee Park is back in swim!

The open air swimming pool in Woodhall Spa’s Jubilee Park has opened - for its longest ever season. The doors were thrown open on Good Friday and will remain open until October 1 - six weeks longer than usual. There will also be longer opening hours duri

yesterday, 21:43 in Regional East

Council battling to raise cash for skate park bid

Market Rasen councillors are trying to secure funding to rebuild the town’s skate park but warn they cannot afford to spend the bulk of their reserves on the project. Speaking at this month’s town council meeting, Coun Stephen Bunney said the issue of fu

Saturday, 18:30 in Regional East

Coningsby’s Laura is all set to bloom at the Rose!

She is, she says, taking Lincolnshire to the ‘Big Smoke’ - and she couldn’t be happier! A new play - written by Tattershall’s highly talented Laura Turner - will premier at the famous Rose Playhouse in London’s Bankside next month. It’s an amazing achiev

Saturday, 12:02 in Regional East

TV COLUMN: Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Election 2017

Doctor Who (BBC1) has re-materialised from its time vortex for what is incredibly its 828th episode, from 35 seasons over the last 54 years. Who’s longevity cannot be denied and with the perfect plot devices of a time-traveling TARDIS and regenerating Ti

Saturday, 09:04 in Regional East

Horncastle’s top young talent to take centre stage

Forget Britain’s Got Telent, some of Horncastle’s top young performers will take centre stage on Sunday in a full-filled festival. The event - called the Horncastle Emerge Festival - features aspiring talent from the town’s Lion Theatre and Banovallum Sc

Saturday, 08:02 in Regional East

Woodhall Spa and Wragby councillor calls time on career

He’s met The Queen two or three times and is one of the longest serving county councillors in the country. However, Denis Hoyes has confirmed he will not be contesting the Woodhall Spa and Wragby ward in next month’s County Council elections. At the age

Friday, 19:27 in Regional East

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