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Three fire crews tackle Lincolnshire house fire

Three fire crews were sent to tackle a house fire in Lincolnshire this afternoon. The roof of a house in The Brambles, Middle Raisin caught alight and firefighters used advanced high-pressured equipment that cuts through materials to extinguish the fire.

today, 19:25 in Regional East

Vulnerable tortoises weighing 30 stone set to get brand new home

Giant tortoises weighing up to 30 stone could be built a new home if plans are given the go ahead. Owners of the pets are planning to convert a tractor shed into a heated haven for the creatures at Westfield Lodge, Heckington. Eileen Graham said in the p

today, 18:55 in Regional East

Award-winning Women's Enterprise Day returns to Lincolnshire

A high-profile event for Lincolnshire businesswomen is coming back to the county after the award-wininng success of last year's event. Six impressive speakers, nine expert-led workshops and plenty of lively networking will be on offer at the event on Nov

today, 18:44 in Regional East

Burst water main causing problems for drivers

A burst water main is reportedly affecting drivers in Boston. Water is gushing across Tunnard Street and into other roads and motorists are having to drive with care. One eyewitness at the scene said: "It looks like a burst water main, there is...

today, 18:31 in Regional East

Fire tears through and destroys Lincolnshire house

A fire ripped through a Lincolnshire house and it took fire crews from three stations to get the blaze under control. The fire spread to the roof of a neighbouring house before fire crews were able to extinguish the flames. Crews from Bourne, Grantham...

today, 17:58 in Regional East

Manufacturer recalls baby car seats over safety concerns

A popular car seat manufacturer has issued an urgent recall on one of its products after it failed to meet certain safety criteria. Recaro, the award-winning car seat manufacturing giant, found fix bases used mainly on its Optia childseats and Privia inf

today, 17:30 in Regional East

What a whopper - 110 lb pumpkin wins top prize

Boston's Johnson's Garden Centre held a giant pumpkin challenge. Allotment gardeners, some working away in secret, had been growing the giants from seed, and the winner was Paul Gilbert, weighing in at 49.8 kilos, almost 110 pounds. Paul grew his pumpkin

today, 17:18 in Regional East

Watch the moment wanted man is pinned to floor of bank by cops in a sea of cash

Police officers swooped into a busy Lincolnshire bank where a man was pinned to the floor, surrounded by a large amount of money on the floor. A video, filmed by a customer waiting in the queue, has emerged of the arrest. Officers were called to Barclays

today, 17:03 in Regional East

Controversial plans for cattle yard opposed by 19,000 people get the go ahead

Controversial plans to build a feed yard for cattle at a former RAF airfield have been given the go ahead. The proposed feedlot site at Manby Airfield will be used to fatten up cattle and there is an associated intensive livestock unit used for rearing c

today, 17:03 in Regional East

'How on earth am I still conscious?' - Mountain biker breaks neck in horror fall

A Lincolnshire mountain biker has told of the moment he broke his neck while biking in woods. Rob Hobson, from North Hykeham, was riding in Wharncliffe Woods, near Sheffield, when he was thrown over the handlebars on a steep descent and landed head-first

today, 17:03 in Regional East

Toys R Us is having a half term fancy dress party - with free goodies and giveaways

Toys R Us is having a half term party across all its stores for your little monsters on Saturday, October 29. READ MORE: BONFIRE nights and FIREWORKS displays - find out what's happening in your area There will be fun activities including a treasure hunt

today, 17:03 in Regional East

​30,000 poppies surround the Lancaster in a breathtaking sea of red

Aviation fans were treated to an incredible display at Lincolnshire Aviation Centre this weekend. The Royal British Legion held their Lincolnshire Poppy Appeal Launch event at East Kirkby on Saturday, October 22. As the Lincolnshire's 'Just Jane' Lancast

today, 17:03 in Regional East

Dennis Greene to stay on as Boston United boss after positive talks with chairman

Dennis Greene will remain as Boston United after holding positive talks with chairman David Newton today. The Pilgrims boss said he was on the brink of quitting the club in the aftermath of Saturday's 4-1 home defeat to FC Halifax Town. Greene said he ha

today, 16:51 in Regional East

Fire breaks out on ward at Lincoln County Hospital - emergency services at the scene

Patients have been moved on a ward at Lincoln County Hospital after an electrical fire broke out on Monday afternoon. Fire crews are at the scene dealing with the incident and the hospital says patients have been moved from one end of the ward to the oth

today, 16:15 in Regional East

Adam Marriott closing in on return to action for Lincoln City

Adam Marriott could return to Lincoln City's squad for the FA Cup clash with Altrincham. The striker has been sidelined with an elbow injury picked up in a practice match against Peterborough United and hasn't played since the 2-0 defeat at Dover Athleti

today, 15:56 in Regional East

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