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RECENT NOSTALGIA: Seeing Red as panto season returns

Wainfleet Theatre Club presented Red Riding Hood as their 2004 pantomime in the Coronation Hall and just for good measure they added a slice of Robin Hood as well, remembers photographer Ben Hardaker. The producers were Kirsty Garrill, who also wrote the

yesterday, 17:13 in Regional East

Tonight’s hotel lights switch-on in Skegness postponed

A Christmas lights switch-on in Skegness with comedian Duncan Norvelle that was planned for this evening has been postoned. The comedian was due to support the fundraising event for the RNLI at the Beeston Lodge Hotel but unfortunately cannot make it. Ho

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional East

Open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent in Lincolnshire

Britain’s Got Talent will be coming to Lincolnshire next week for a day of open auditions. The Britain’s Got Talent team will be at Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln next Friday (December 9) from 11am- 3pm. The auditions are open to anyone. No need to

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional East

East Midlands Trains fares to rise in the new year - but less than the rate of inflation

Fares on trains serving the Sleaford area are set to rise by 1.5 per cent in the new year, it has been announced today (Friday). Fares on East Midlands Trains will rise by on average by 1.5 per cent (23p per average single journey) from January 2 as part

yesterday, 15:29 in Regional East

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research. Although regular use of the drug increases the risk of stomach bleeds by about a half, there is no valid evidence these are fatal, say scientists. But a daily pill

yesterday, 14:39 in Regional East

Preferred candidate named in hunt for Lincolnshire’s new Chief Constable

Devon and Cornwall Deputy Chief Constable Bill Skelly has been named as the preferred candidate for Lincolnshire’s new police chief. The decision was made Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones after an exhaustive interview process. The recommendation

yesterday, 14:16 in Regional East

Minister for Policing visits Lincolnshire Police HQ

The Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, has visited Lincolnshire Police as part of an operation he has called ‘Operation Cops’ which involves him visiting forces to meet frontline staff and hear first-hand about the issues affecting them and the work t

yesterday, 14:03 in Regional East

Band paying tribute to rock icons Status Quo

A tribute act to rock legends Status Quo is coming to the Embassy Theatre, in Skegness this Saturday at 7.30pm. Counterfeit Quo formed in 1995, and pay homage to Status Quo, covering five decades of their hits. A spokesman about the show said: “An adrena

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional East

Skegness man among new fire fighting recruits

A Skegness man has become one of the latest recruits for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. Charles Whittam is one of a group of eight who successfully completed 32 days of intensive training. The new on-call firefighters have completed their training at the

yesterday, 10:26 in Regional East

Skegness trio collect musical awards

A talented trio from a centre providing music and singing tuition in Skegness have achieved success in a county-wide competition. The students at the Piano Academy, in Lincoln Road, each took home honours in the Louth Male Voice Choir’s Young Musician of

yesterday, 09:33 in Regional East

Patient praises surgery after he’s back playing organ within weeks of hand operation

A pensioner is praising a medical practice in Skegness after returning to playing the organ in church just two weeks after a minor operation at the surgery. Richard Roe, who is on the executive committee of Patient Participation Group at Beacon Medical P

yesterday, 06:22 in Regional East

Cubs from Spilsby share annicersary joy with needy

A youth organisation is helping put food on the tables of the needy in the Spilsby area this Christmas while celebrating its 100th anniversary. One hundred items have been donated to the local foodbank by 2nd Spilsby Cub Scouts as part of the challenges

Thursday, 17:56 in Regional East

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Darrell parts with beard for charity

Burgh man Darrell Short parted with his beard in a fundraising shave for Cancer Research UK in January 2004, remembers photographer Ben Hardaker. The sponsored event in the White Swan pub added to a raffle and disco that raised around £700. Darrell had b

Thursday, 16:03 in Regional East

Police ‘need a word’ with car-crash driver in Mablethorpe

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after a motorist crashed into a fence and left the scene today (Thursday). The incident took place in Peter Chambers Way, Mablethorpe, earlier today and involved a silver car. Shortly after 3pm, the Mable

Thursday, 15:54 in Regional East

Festive variety show will get audiences into the spirit

Award winning entertainment show That’ll Be The Day is coming to the Embassy Theatre, in Skegness. The cast is set to present its brand new Christmas show with live entertainment audiences of all ages will love. The line-up includes Trevor Payne, Gary An

Thursday, 14:19 in Regional East

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