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'Keep your birds indoors!' Birdflu outbreak warning issued for Lincolnshire

Keepers of poultry and other captive birds are ordered to keep their birds indoors or take steps to keep them separate from wild birds to help protect the animals from a strain of bird flu in Europe. The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention

today, 10:30 in Regional East

Car crashes into living room of house where baby twins sometimes sleep

Police are hunting a driver after a car ploughed into the living room of a house in Lincoln where baby twins sometimes sleep. Lyndsey Bridge, 20, was watching television when she heard a massive bang as a silver Peugeot 307 estate collided with the house

today, 10:13 in Regional East

Lincolnshire basks in winter heatwave

After the past few bone-numbing days, here's some great news about the weather. Temperatures are forecast to reach 12 degrees C today, and get even hotter by the end of the week. On Thursday and Friday the mercury is due to hit 13 degrees C before dippin

today, 09:17 in Regional East

Slow traffic after two-vehicle crash on A15

It's slow going heading into Lincoln this morning following a crash near RAF Waddington on the A15. One lane is blocked but the area is passable after the collision on the A15 southbound at the B1178 Tower Lane junction. READ MORE: Pensioner left shaken

today, 08:52 in Regional East

Bird flu prevention measures introduced in Lincolnshire to protect county's poultry

Keepers of poultry and other captive birds are ordered to keep their birds indoors or take steps to keep them separate from wild birds to help protect the animals from a strain of bird flu in Europe. The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention

today, 08:17 in Regional East

Parking hell is the 'biggest killer of businesses in the town'

Businesses around market square in Gainsborough say they are paying the price for parking not being readily available to members of the public. Unlike the current set-up in place on the Marshall's Yard complex, where free parking spaces are available for

today, 08:09 in Regional East

Campaign launched for Lincolnshire memorial to 'High Flight' poet John Gillespie Magee Jr

A campaign has been launched to create a larger than life-size bronze statue of pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr, who penned the famous aviators' poem High Flight, in the Lincolnshire village he called home. Magee was just 19 when he died after a mid-air cr

today, 06:41 in Regional East

Recovering alcoholic in court for 'incoherant' 999 nuisance calls

A recovering alcoholic has been told he must stop ringing 999 after he made 10 nuisance calls in less than a day. Matthew Curtis, 32, was said to be 'very drunk' when he called the emergency services repeatedly. Prosecuting Nick Todd said: "On...

today, 06:28 in Regional East

Prince Philip gives Lincolnshire pub royal seal of approval

A pub in Lincolnshire has been praised by Prince Philip after becoming the first boozer in Britain to sell a beer whose ingredients are from a tiny island in the Atlantic. The Duke of Edinburgh has congratulated Richard Brown, landlord of the Elder Tree

today, 06:28 in Regional East

"I still think about it" - Lincoln doorman will be affected by attack for the rest of his life

A popular Lincoln doorman and strongman who was savagely attacked by two men in a nighclub says he will be affected the incident for the rest of his life. David Johnson, who has pulled a fire engine and Lancaster bomber, was called to escort Ben Starman,

today, 05:28 in Regional East

"The atmosphere was amazing" - Theo Robinson praises Lincoln City's 12th man

Theo Robinson insisted he was oblivious to the fact Lincoln City had drawn Ipswich Town in the FA Cup before his goal heroics against Oldham Athletic. The third round draw was made just half-an-hour before the Imps' second round clash against the League

today, 05:13 in Regional East

Fury as famous Lincoln tree planted 36 years ago is chopped down

A tree planted in Lincoln 36 years ago to mark the tenth anniversary of the city's twinning with the German town of Neustadt has been chopped down despite being in a protected area. Planted by Dr Wolfgang Brix, oberbürgermeister of Neustadt, in 1980, the

today, 05:13 in Regional East

FA Cup triumph brought back memories of the Keith Alexander years at Lincoln City

Former Lincoln City skipper Dean Walling was among the crowd of more than 7,000 at Sincil Bank to see the Imps beat Oldham Athletic 3-2 in the FA Cup on Monday. The Echo columnist assesses the performance and looks ahead to the third round tie at Ipswich

today, 05:02 in Regional East

John Prescott visits Sleaford as by-election battle hots up

John Prescott has visited Sleaford ahead of the by-election on Thursday. The former Deputy Prime Minister was in the market place to bolster support for Labour candidate Jim Clarke. And Mr Prescott condemned what he calls a secret Tory plan to close Gran

yesterday, 19:37 in Regional East

Body of neglected pony dumped on Lincolnshire farmland

The body of a young pony has been found dumped on farmland in northern Lincolnshire. The pony she was found in an extremely poor condition with her ribs, hips and spine easily visible. She also had blood coming from her nose and mouth. The RSPCA is appea

yesterday, 19:24 in Regional East

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