News archive from 10 November 2019

LOOKING BACK: The protesters who broke barriers and made legal history

IN the summer of 1904 dozens of people galvanised by a coterie of protesters crowded the banks of Elton Reservoir to smash an attempt to infringe upon their freedom. Few among the throng could have imagined that they were witnesses to a momentous...

 
Youngsters bury time capsule to educate future generations about Skegness - and here's what they put in it

Youngsters bury time capsule to educate future generations about Skegness - and here's what they put in it

Youngsters in Skegness have buried handpicked items alongside heartfelt letters in a time capsule within the centre of the town. Children from The Viking School wrote letters describing what they believe the future holds for the town and put them in...

 
Is one of Lincolnshire's favourite chip shops actually any good?

Is one of Lincolnshire's favourite chip shops actually any good?

We’ve heard great reviews about the Captain Cod Fish and Chip shop, but after a recent change in management we decided to try it out for ourselves. Situated in the heart of Boston in Market Place, the fish and chip shop has been packed every time I’ve...

 
Man smashes up car with baseball after driver parks in front of his drive

Man smashes up car with baseball after driver parks in front of his drive

A man used a baseball bat to smash up a car which had parked his driveway prevent him getting to hospital, a court heard. Russell Cooney, 43, of High Street, Wainfleet, pleaded guilty to causing damage to an Audi car when he appeared at Boston...

 
Warning as roadworks on the A15 are extended

Warning as roadworks on the A15 are extended

Nine weeks of roadworks have been extended. Night-time resurfacing works on the A15, from RAF Scampton to the A15 / Cliff Road junction, started on Monday, September 2. The total programme of works was expected to last for nine weeks, Monday to...

 
Why more than one in four voters in some parts of Lincolnshire will not get to vote in the General Election

Why more than one in four voters in some parts of Lincolnshire will not get to vote in the General Election

More than one in four adults living in some Lincolnshire constituencies won’t get to vote there in the upcoming general election. Analysis shows that in Lincoln alone, 24,819 adults are not on the electoral register to vote in the seat. The news comes...

 
Dambuster's constant cockpit companion set to go under hammer for £10,000

Dambuster's constant cockpit companion set to go under hammer for £10,000

A teddy bear who was a mascot for a Dambuster on the famous World War II mission will be put up for auction. Flight Lieutenant David Maltby was part of the daring Operation Chastise, on May 16-17, 1943, to blow up three German dams in the Ruhr Valley...

 

Meltdown: chilling proof of global heating

‘What is it about those melting glaciers and desperate polar bears that makes us want to look away?” the activist and author Naomi Klein asked in 2015. In her book This Changes Everything, she laid the blame on powerful global corporations and...

 

Sally Wainwright richly deserves freedom of Calderdale for spotlight Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley and Last...

IT is no exaggeration to say that Sally Wainwright has brought the name of Calderdale to the attention of millions of people who might never otherwise have heard of it, let alone given it a thought. Gentleman Jack writer Sally Wainwright: Why taking...

 

Man with Bipolar 'coerced' into phone contract gets £400 bill and chased by debt collectors

A Hull student who suffers with mental health issues has been hit with a bill of over £400 for a mobile phone contract he feels he was coerced into entering on behalf of another man. Tom Vinegrad, 29, of Newland Avenue, has Bipolar disorder and said a...

 
Husband's heartbreaking tribute to the 'love of his life' who travelled the world meeting celebrities

Husband's heartbreaking tribute to the 'love of his life' who travelled the world meeting celebrities

Tributes have been paid to a legendary air steward described as "the life and soul of the party". Kevin Gulwell-Fozzard, 53, died following a long battle with mental health problems despite wanting to fight his demons and live for his...

 
The streets of Hull and East Riding that could be underwater by 2050 due to climate change

The streets of Hull and East Riding that could be underwater by 2050 due to climate change

The effects of climate change could be much worse than expected for low-lying areas like Hull, according to updated global data analysed in a new scientific study. The report, entitled 'Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than...

 

The very real struggle of getting a wheelchair onto a Hull bus - we found out for ourselves

The rain is spitting down and the cold breeze in the air brings a chill to the skin. It is a morning where most people would consider staying indoors and a sign that the cold winter months are ahead of us. It is certainly not a day you would want to...

 

Mansfield woman burgled tanning salon and house

A Mansfield woman who burgled a tanning salon and a house on the same night will be sentenced at  the crown court. Carol Taylor broke into Indigo Sun, in the Oak Tree Centre, on Jubilee Way South, at 1.50am, on September 2, with a male accomplice,...

 

Nigel Slater will see his life served up on stage at Lowry

GIVEN that Toast is based on his own best-selling memoir, you would perhaps think that food writer Nigel Slater would know what to expect from the stage version which is returning to The Lowry next week. But he openly admits, it gets to him each time...

 


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