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Widow's heartbreak after losing husband and mother in 18 days

A grieving widow is picking up the pieces of her life after her husband died just 18 days after her mother passed away. Linda Pickering, 61, was horrified when doctors told Les, her partner of 37 years, he had weeks to live as the couple prepared to cele

39 min. ago in Regional East
 

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks could film new aviation blockbuster in Lincolnshire

American aviation advisers to a new Second World War blockbuster series by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are visiting Lincolnshire to get a flavour of our historic USAAF connections. Masters of the Air is a ten-eposide mini-series which forms the third

today, 17:46 in Regional East
 

North Ferriby United v Lincoln City LIVE - top versus bottom in the National League

FA Cup heroes Lincoln City return their attention back to their National League promotion bid tonight as they travel to North Ferriby United. After Saturday's historic 1-0 victory at Burnley in the FA Cup, the Imps discovered their quarter-final opponent

today, 17:38 in Regional East
 

Woman, 21, hauled before magistrates after letting boyfriend grow cannabis in her flat

A Lincolnshire woman who allowed her former boyfriend to grow cannabis in her flat has been given a 12-month community order by a judge. Emily Parker, 21, was arrested after police found nine cannabis plants at her home on Lewis Street, Gainsborough. Lin

today, 17:08 in Regional East
 

Police seize 'thousands of weapons' from firing range and explosives facility

Police have finished a week long operation to seize weapons from a dealer in Faldingworth after it firearms' licence was removed. Officers from Lincolnshire Police, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office descended on the former RAF Faldingworth site

today, 16:39 in Regional East
 

Ex-Lincolnshire theme park considered for new football stadium

A former amusement park in Lincolnshire could be torn down to make room for a new football stadium. Pleasure Island has been considered as a possible site for the construction of a new community stadium in North East Lincolnshire. The park, which has bee

today, 16:15 in Regional East
 

80mph gusts to batter Lincolnshire as Storm Doris hits county

Ferocious winds are predicted to sweep through Lincolnshire later this week as Storm Doris descends on the county. Gusts of up to 80mph could leave some homes without power and disrupt public transport when they hit the region on Thursday. The Met Office

today, 15:59 in Regional East
 

Swans cause chaos by wandering down middle of road in Lincoln

Two swans caused chaos after taking a stroll down the middle of the road near a busy level crossing in Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln. The first swan was spotted waiting patiently at the train barriers outside the University of Lincoln. But when the barrie

today, 15:27 in Regional East
 

Swans cause chaos by wondering down middle of road in Lincoln

Two swans caused chaos after taking a stroll down the middle of the road near a busy level crossing in Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln. The first swan was spotted waiting patiently at the train barriers outside the University of Lincoln. But when the barrie

today, 15:15 in Regional East
 

Kaiser Chiefs join Olly Murs at Market Rasen Racecourse

Brit Award-winning band the Kaiser Chiefs will headline an open air concert at Market Rasen Racecourse on August 19. The indie rock band shot to recognition with their breakout hit 'I Predict A Riot' followed by smashes such as 'Oh My God', 'Everyday I L

today, 15:15 in Regional East
 

Why Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley could be a contender for Coach of the Year Award

History-making Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley has been touted as an early contender for the BBC's Coach of the Year Award. As part of the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year extravaganza, held every December, a coach who has excelled over the previous 1

today, 15:15 in Regional East
 

'He tried so hard' - hero takes hammer to car window to rescue submerged driver

A man leapt into river used a hammer to try and break the window of a car submerged upside down in a frantic bid to save the driver. Dave Rolfe jumped into water which came up to his chest after his partner saw a huge splash while they were driving along

today, 14:34 in Regional East
 

Lincoln City legend Graham Taylor to be honoured with statue

Former Lincoln City manager Graham Taylor is set to be honoured with a statue. Premier League outfit Watford has confirmed it will build a monument to remember the life of the ex-England manager who died on January 12 aged 72. He had two spells in charge

today, 14:05 in Regional East
 

In the courts of Lincolnshire...

The following cases have been heard at magistrates courts in Lincolnshire: Ionut Alexandru, 35, of The Cottage, Shaw Lane, Old Leake, Boston, case proven for driving without insurance. He was fined £660, ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services

today, 14:05 in Regional East
 

Thief admits stealing cash from Lincoln Cathedral charity box

A 37-year-old has admitted stealing money from a charity collection box in Lincoln Cathedral. Lee Peter Hessey of St Rumbold Street in Lincoln pleaded guilty to swiping the cash from the Grade 1 building on October 30, 2016 when he appeared at Lincoln Ma

today, 12:50 in Regional East
 


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