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‘Can you out shout wind?’ – then you could be Skegness Town Crier

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez - Skegness Town Council is seeking to recruit a Town Crier. An advert on the council’s website asks, “Can you command a crowd and out shout the wind? Do you like dressing-up?” The applicant for the unpaid position should be over 18. A To

today, 12:11 in Regional East
 

‘Absolutely offensive’ - Skegness ranked alongside Syrian warzone

A list of the ‘world’s worst’ holiday destinations that ranks Skegness alongside a Syrian warzone is beyond insulting, according to the Mayor. Skegness has been described as a rip-off and ‘a joke’ by the travel website Destination Tips. The controversial

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Thanks given at Wainfleet Magdalen Museum open event

Wainfleet Magdalen Museum held an open evening in June 2004 to thank all those people who helped to transform the building and supply historical items for display, remembers photographer Ben Hardaker. The Elizabethan building was then much more like its

today, 06:10 in Regional East
 

UPDATE: Skegness couple ‘back on British soil’ after state of emergency call in Gambia

A Skegness couple who were holidaying in The Gambia as political unrest hit the country have arrived home safely. Alan Cupitt and his partner Gill Thomas contacted The Skegness Standard early this morning to confirm they had flown back from the west Afri

yesterday, 15:08 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire ‘fugitives’ wanted for Channel 4’s new Hunted series

Channel 4 is looking for people from the Lincolnshire area to participate in its new Hunted series. A prize of £100,000 is up for grabs and the show will cover reasonable pre-agreed loss of earnings. Its promotional poster says: “Have you ever wondered i

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional East
 

Free Link ATMs could start charging for withdrawals

Thousands of Link cash machines could start charging for cash withdrawals because of a row among banks about paying fees to the ATM provider. Banks and building societies such as Barclays, Lloyds and Santander want to reduce the fees they pay when one of

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional East
 

New approach to reducing crime launched in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police data shows that just 2% of offenders in Lincolnshire commit 13% of all offences, and the top 2% in Lincoln itself were responsible for more than a quarter (27%) of all offences. A new programme has been launched in the county which ai

yesterday, 11:10 in Regional East
 

REVEALED: The catalogue of failings that closed Wainfleet Surgery

Shocking failings at Wainfleet Surgery that put more than 2000 patients at risk of their safety have been relealed in a report issued today. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has this morning outlined why it shut the doors on Wainfleet Surgery in Novembe

yesterday, 06:43 in Regional East
 

Success for ‘above average’ Alford school in education league tables

A grammar school in Alford appears to have come out on top of the education tables released by the Government with pupils making the most progress and getting the highest attainment under new national measures. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar appears to have c

Thursday, 16:01 in Regional East
 

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Farewell given to Church Farm’s Ruth

Ruth Walker retired in 2004 and was a name synonymous with the Church Farm Museum in Skegness, remembers photographer Ben Hardaker. Ruth had been there since its beginnings in 1978 and was one of the original staff members. In the 26 years that followed

Thursday, 15:12 in Regional East
 

WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year. The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads The list incl

Thursday, 14:34 in Regional East
 

Classes to suit everyone at Alford Craft Market

There are a number of creative workshops taking place at Alford Craft Market. On Saturday, January 21, enjoy a lampwork bead-making day from 10.30am to 3.30pm for £40. There is also an acrylic painting workshop with Carey Jones on the same day from 10.30

Thursday, 14:16 in Regional East
 

Campaign launched to get Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows immortalised in LEGO

A campaign has been launched to get Britain’s iconic Red Arrows, based in Lincolnshire, made into the next LEGO model. The Squadron’s famous for performing dynamic loops, rolls, close passes and formation shapes with its nine fast-jets – flying as close

Thursday, 13:44 in Regional East
 

Single mum from Wainfleet trashed home, terrifying girl, 6

A single mum of three from Wainfleet got so ‘wound up’ about her former partner when she was out drinking with friends, that she broke into his home and trashed it, terrifying a six-year-old girl inside, a court has heard. Hayley Louise Haughin, 28, of C

Thursday, 11:51 in Regional East
 

Skegness couple in The Gambia ‘never been so scared’ as holidaymakers wait to be flown home

A couple from Skegness waiting to fly home from The Gambia say they have ‘never been so scared as what we are now’. Alan Cupitt and his partner Gill Thomas have contacted The Skegness Standard as they await a flight from the west African nation. We have

Thursday, 11:15 in Regional East
 


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