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Lincolnshire’s top doctor has flu jab to set example

Lincolnshire’s top doctor has rolled his sleeves up and set an example by having a flu jab before the winter. Professor Aly Rashid, medical director of NHS England in Lincolnshire, received his vaccination to help highlight the importance of NHS staff an

42 min. ago in Regional East

Millions of Brits risking home security

Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found. One in five leave their doors unlocked all or most of the time on a typical day and 48 per cen

42 min. ago in Regional East

South Kesteven District Council votes against a Mayoral Combined Authority

South Kesteven District Council voted yesterday (Monday, October 24) against a Mayoral Combined Authority. Twenty-eight district councillors voted against a Mayoral Combined Authority, 17 voted for it and there were two abstentions. It follows Lincolnshi

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional East

Ten arrests and cars and dogs seized as part of crackdown on hare coursing

Officers clamping down on hare coursing in Lincolnshire, under Operation Galileo, have arrested 10 men since September 1. In addition to the arrests, two cars and seven dogs have been seized and several men have been told to leave the county. Among the a

yesterday, 11:00 in Regional East

House in Swinstead destroyed by fire

A house has been destroyed in a blaze which firefighters tackled for several hours today (Monday). The semi-detached home, in New Estate, Swinstead – between Grantham and Stamford – was 100 per cent damaged by fire, according to Lincolnshire Fire and Res

yesterday, 11:00 in Regional East

£146k a year but only two apply for top job

Lincolnshire Police have received only two applications for the post of a new Chief Constable - despite advertising the post in America, Canada and Australia. Current chief Neil Rhodes retires in February and Lincolnshire were recently given permission t

yesterday, 10:50 in Regional East

Talent session for disabled swimmers at Deepings Leisure Centre

Deepings Swimming club and ASA England Programmes are holding a Talent Identification Session for disabled swimmers on Saturday, October 29, at Deepings Leisure Centre. The attendance criteria is you must be able to swim 15 metres or more and be comforta

yesterday, 10:08 in Regional East

Five jobs instead of one as search for Lincolnshire’ top cop goes on

A commitment to finding the “best possible candidate” for the top job at Lincolnshire Police has been made by the man responsible for overseeing the force. Coun Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lincolnshire, revealed that his search fo

yesterday, 08:19 in Regional East

Bythams’ youngsters show they have big hearts

Pupils of The Bythams Primary School have shown they have truly big hearts by fully organising a fund-raiser for the Britsh Heart Foundation (BHF). As part of their learning about the heart and circulatory system, children in Years 5 and 6 were set a cha

yesterday, 08:19 in Regional East

Crews called to house fire in Swinstead

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Swinstead this morning (Monday), just after 8.30am. Crews from Grantham, Bourne and Stamford were called to the fire on New Estate – one crew remains on scene, according to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. No furt

yesterday, 06:45 in Regional East

Seventh anniversary of the tragic murder of Bourne supermarket worker Alan Wood

Today (Monday) is the seventh anniversary of the brutal murder of a Bourne supermarket worker, Alan Wood. The 50-year-old man’s mutilated and lifeless body was found on the living room floor of his home in Lound by a neighbour on October 24, 2009. Police

yesterday, 06:45 in Regional East

Prestigious rural award for innovative Stamford business

An innovative company based in Stamford has been declared top class in an awards contest aimed at finding the best rural businesses in the country. The Wool Room, which has its flagship store in Star Lane, Stamford, has been named Best Rural Clothing or

Monday, 19:15 in Regional East

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent of UK citizens had perpetrated at least one very minor crime. Most common was

Monday, 16:31 in Regional East

Nursery staff and parents plan fundraiser for Mason - and businesses are urged to donate auction prizes

A fundraising dinner and auction is being planned to raise funds to help a young boy born with a range of complex health needs. Mason Sallis, 3, has Pierre Robin sequence – which means he has a small lower jaw and large tongue which causes breathing diff

Monday, 16:13 in Regional East

CLASS OF 2016: Bourne Elsea Park Primary Academy

Pictured above is the new Reception class at Bourne Elsea Park Primary Academy. To order a photograph call 03301230203 or visit and click ‘Buy A Photo: (SG290916-123TW)

Monday, 16:04 in Regional East

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