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Poultry farmers asked to help to keep Lincolnshire free from avian flu

Local farmers are being urged to follow Government advice on keeping their poultry safe from avian flu. The Government Chief Vet has announced measures to help protect poultry and captive birds from a strain of avian flu circulating in mainland Europe. N

10 min. ago in Regional East
 

Community rallies to support families left homeless by hotel blaze in Ingoldmells

The community is rallying to help the five families left homeless by a fire that ripped through an Ingoldmells hotel yesterday afternoon (Friday). Within hours of the devastating fire breaking out at the Sea Lane Hotel, near Fantasy Island amusement park

17 min. ago in Regional East
 

UPDATE: ‘Armed police’ attend Mercer Row and Park Avenue

Multiple police cars containing armed police attended the scene in Mercer Row and Park Avenue in Louth this afternoon (Friday), as part of a ‘pre-planned arrest’. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman has confirmed that the police activity relates to a ‘pre-pl

today, 13:06 in Regional East
 

Pregnant women in Lincolnshire can protect their unborn baby with free flu jab

Lincolnshire East CCG is encouraging all pregnant women to get their free flu vaccination before the flu virus starts circulating. Flu can cause complications during pregnancy, particularly in the later stages, such as premature births or low birth weigh

today, 07:43 in Regional East
 

BOSTON SATURDAY LEAGUE: Fixtures

Fixtures for December 10... Mason Bros Lincs Junior Cup (KO 1.30pm): Coningsby v Stamford Lions (M. Webster), Leverton SFC v North Somercotes United (P. Revell), Skegness Town v Horncastle Town (N. Sleaford), Spilsby Town v Benington (R. Holland), Wybert

today, 00:53 in Sport
 

Lincolnshire’s new police chief is ready to fit the Bill

The next Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has a 255-mile trip from the south-west coast of England ahead of him before taking up his new post. Bill Skelly (50), a married dad-of-two who was born in eastern Scotland, emerged from a pool of five cand

yesterday, 23:45 in Regional East
 

Romantic drama set for Louth Film Club

A romantic drama is a special Christmas treat for those wanting to see the next flick on screen, chosen by Louth Film Club. George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story (of 1940) will be shown by the club on Monday, December 12. Louth Film Club chair, Paul Hill

yesterday, 23:45 in Regional East
 

Louth man’s child abduction and sex abuse trial date set for April

A Louth man who is facing charges of abducting a teenage girl, and having sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16, is set to face trial next April. Paul John Whiteside, 46, of Old School Court, pleaded not guilty to both charges when he appeared

yesterday, 21:02 in Regional East
 

Prime Minister backs Lincolnshire Farmers over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has told The Standard that she will make a success of Brexit for farmers in Lincolnshire. In an exclusive question and answer session ahead of the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, she also said the Government would conti

yesterday, 20:19 in Regional East
 

Louth man (31) to face rape trial next month

A 31-year-old Louth man will go on trial at Lincoln Crown Court next month, to face a charge of rape. William Frank Robinson, of St Bernard’s Close, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (December 8) to face the charge, which alleges that he

yesterday, 17:21 in Regional East
 

BREAKING: See video as fire takes hold of hotel in Ingoldmells

A witness has spoken of her terror as she saw a fire start in the roof of a hotel in Ingoldmells. Four crews were called to the scene in Sea Lane at 11.52am. A Tweet from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said: “Four appliances and ALP attending a fire at a h

yesterday, 13:50 in Regional East
 

Louth man, 63, admits stealing cash from Jacksons Butchers

Peter William Wright, 63, of Havelock Close in Louth, has been ordered to pay almost £800 after pleading guilty to stealing £20 cash from Jacksons Butchers in Eastgate. Wright committed the theft on January 2, and had previously pleaded not guilty to the

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire top of the class for primary school performance

Lincolnshire is top of the class according to the latest Education and Skills Annual Report from Ofsted as the county is the best performing in the East Midlands with 93% of schools rated good or better. Lincolnshire County Council (83%) was only one of

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional East
 

Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads. Liz Truss MP said the Johnston Press Drive for Justice campaign worked ‘tirelessly’ for victims’ families. It comes just days after the Ministry

yesterday, 11:39 in Regional East
 

Man injured after hit-and-run in Louth

A man was injured after he was hit by a car in Louth on Wednesday afternoon - and the car failed to stop after the incident. The collision happened in Eastgate just after 3pm on Wednesday (December 7), opposite the Eastgate car park and Lincolnshire Co-o

yesterday, 11:28 in Regional East
 


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