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Motorists warned over delays as great summer getaway begins this weekend

Motorists are being warned to expect delays this weekend as almost nine million vehicles embark on the start of the summer getaway. The RAC predicted that a total of 37 million leisure trips will be made over the first two weeks of the school holidays. S

Tuesday, 18:25 in Regional East

NSPCC reveals fears over children in Lincolnshire being left home alone during summer holidays

The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in Lincolnshire after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. As the long school summer break approaches, the

Tuesday, 18:25 in Regional East

CallConnect: ‘Get into town for a pound!’

The CallConnect bus service is offering bargain-priced travel every Monday in August. Passengers can travel ‘one-way for £1’ on pre-booked services throughout Lincolnshire from Monday August 7. Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and

Tuesday, 12:09 in Regional East

Everything you need to know about the new £10 note revealed today

Just as we’ve stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note will be revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral later today. It will feature a portrait of Jane Austen, with the note being launc

Tuesday, 11:22 in Regional East

Louth Market Auctioneers ‘committed’ to future of cattle market

Louth Market Auctioneers have ‘reaffirmed their legal position and committed and confirmed their commitment’ to the future of a cattle market in Louth. The group - which is a partnership of Willsons (Chartered Surveyors of Alford) and Masons (Charted Sur

Tuesday, 10:59 in Regional East

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer. Three pairs of flip flops sold in the store for almost six months this year have been recalled by the clothes store. A Primark spok

Tuesday, 10:07 in Regional East

Court: Parish councillor and brother ordered to repay £95,000

A parish councillor and his brother, who were jailed for tax fraud after they lied about the takings from their Lincolnshire restaurant, have been ordered to repay more than £95,000. Turon Miah was a Metheringham Parish Councillor while running the Mowgl

Tuesday, 09:20 in Regional East

Proposal to merge Age UK Lindsey and Age UK North Lincolnshire

Age UK Lindsey and Age UK North Lincolnshire are currently exploring a proposal to merge together. In this time of financial pressure on the charity sector there is a compelling case that collaboration and potentially the merger of two charities, will ma

Monday, 14:46 in Regional East

New top cops leading force in East Lindsey.

East Lindsey has a new acting chief inspector – resulting in a change of coast inspector based in Skegness. Coast Insp Colin Haigh takes up the temporary promotion in East Lindsey while Chief Insp Dan Whyment has three months’ leave to recover from an op

Monday, 13:48 in Regional East

Met Office issues severe weather warning for ‘intense rain and scattered thunderstorms’ in Lincolnshire

The Met Office has today issued a yellow weather warning for intense rain and scattered thunderstorms across our county this week. A met office forecaster said: “Scattered thunderstorms with locally intense downpours will continue to move north across En

Monday, 12:39 in Regional East

Picture Gallery: Woodhall Spa 40s Weekend

Organisers had promised the 2017 Woodhall Spa 40s Festival would be bigger and better than ever....and they weren’t wrong! Thousands of people from all over the country packed into the village last Saturday and Sunday - and our photographer was there to

Monday, 11:38 in Regional East

Lawnmower stolen from Louth rural area - is it yours?

A 23-year-old man from Grimsby was arrested at the weekend on suspicion of theft and going equipped for burglary, after allegedly riding a lawnmower along the A1031 towards Marshchapel. The alleged incident took place shortly before 2am on Sunday (July 1

Monday, 11:28 in Regional East

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed. A shocking 43 per cent of kids aged between five and 12 are no longer getting their recommended 60 minutes of physic

Monday, 11:06 in Regional East

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease. Scientists at Imperial College London have found that people who drink coffee may live longer than non-coffee drinkers. And

Monday, 10:39 in Regional East

Time capsule buried at Wragby build

Children and staff at Wragby Primary School welcomed some special guests last week to mark the burying of a time capsule beneath the school’s new classroom. Over the years, the school has continued to steadily grow in capacity and a new classroom is bein

Monday, 06:45 in Regional East

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