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The ‘inside’ story of iconic Butlin’s brand

The name Butlin’s has long been famous when it comes to seaside holidays and now a new book delves into the fascinating history of the company as it celebrates its 80th year. Accomplished historian Kathryn Ferry has produced a remarkable and unique look

yesterday, 18:22 in Regional East

Lincolnshire Trading Standards warning over fireworks being “misused by terrorists”

As November 5 draws closer, Lincolnshire Trading Standards is urging shopkeepers to be vigilant as “fireworks have been misused by terrorists”. A tweet put out this afternoon (Saturday) tells traders: “Your vigilance in reporting suspicions can help the

yesterday, 17:41 in Regional East

FEATURE: Couple share their ‘Eden project’ with community

No-one would feel alone near Boris the donkey. When he spots you he gives an ‘eee-aw’ from across the field and he’s right there beside you hoping for a cuddle. The magic of the countryside is exactly why a couple from Oakham gave up life in the fast lan

yesterday, 17:22 in Regional East

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Safeway staff enrol at St Trinians

In November 2003, Skegness staff at the Safeway supermarket took on the roles of St Trinians pupils. Head mistress Jill Harlock is pictured administering a bit of old-fashioned discipline to errant schoolboy Frank Bunce. See the paper for more pictures f

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional East

Lincolnshire’s Just Jane takes massive step closer to becoming only third airworthy Lancaster in the world

The county’s much-loved Lancaster Bomber ‘Just Jane’ is to take massive steps in its bid to return to our skies with a £250,000 restoration. The Avro Lancaster NX611 will have major works carried out over the winter towards restoring her to airworthy con

yesterday, 10:10 in Regional East

LETTER: Bus this cash well spent?

All of us are aware of the need for local councils to make budget cuts and the resulting impact on services they are now able to provide. Why then, does the county council believe there is a need to spend thousands of pounds in order for the A52 Roman Ba

yesterday, 06:57 in Regional East

Huntington’s Disease suffere wants to take part in ground-breaking reasearch

A couple from Wainfleet are determined to raise £8,200 to go to America to take part in ground-breaking research against Huntington’s Disease. Chris Dower, 35, was diagnosed with the condition earlier this year. The brain damage it causes gets progressiv

yesterday, 00:20 in Regional East

Britons spend eight years of their lives on housework

Brits will spend nearly eight years of their lives doing household chores, a study has found. Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog means the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks. This amounts to 20

Friday, 22:54 in Regional East

Award nod for families charity

A family support charity in Lincolnshire has been nominated for a national award. Home-Start Lincolnshire has been shortlisted in the Transformation category in the The Guardian Public Service Awards A spokesman for the charity said: “This category celeb

Friday, 16:20 in Regional East

Daughter braves the shave to support mum following stroke

When Caroline Sherwood’s mum Pat was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the start of this year it was a sudden shock to the whole family. Up until January there had been no sign that anything was wrong - until she suffered a suspected stroke at her home in

Friday, 16:20 in Regional East

New warning over bogus calls from ‘police’

Lincolnshire Police has received seven calls from people claiming they have been targeted by scammers posing as officers from the Metropolitan Police in London. People are warned not to speak to them as they will attempt to find out about their financial

Friday, 16:20 in Regional East

Major healthcare plans for Lincolnshire submitted to NHS for approval

Plans which could radically change the way healthcare services are delivered in Lincolnshire are set to be submitted to the government for approval today (Friday). However it will not be for a number of weeks until the extent of these plans are revealed

Friday, 13:13 in Regional East

Teen missing from Skegness found

A teenager who went missing on Sunday has been found, police have confirmed. Lincolnshire Police tweeted out on their force account: “We have found Heidi James who went missing from the Skegness area on October 16 - thank you for the support” The force h

Thursday, 17:23 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Devolution plans in tatters as county councillors vote ‘No’

Lincolnshire County Council has today voted against plans for a new Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority and Mayor. At an extraordinary council meeting today, members voted 43 to 17 against, with five abstentions, on a plan which would see about £15 m

Thursday, 16:27 in Regional East

Man, 59, carried out 124 sexual offences over two decades

A Lincolnshire man who sexually abused three young children was today (Thursday) jailed for 16 years. Lincoln Crown Court heard Alan McCarthy, 59, from Welton le Marsh, carried out a minimum of 124 offences over two decades. He gave alcohol and cigarette

Thursday, 14:49 in Regional East

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