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Dream trip to Lapland for seriously ill children from Lincolnshire

The Christmas celebrations began with a dream trip to Lapland for three Lincolnshire youngsters who have life-threatening illnesses.  Charlie Tatchell, 14, and 16-year-olds Chloe Maguire and Jack Barnfield  flew out with their families to meet Santa...

Thursday, 15:14 in Regional East
 

Gainsborough nurse Darren wins award for his end-of-life care

A nurse based in Gainsborough has been honoured with an award for his contribution to the end-of-life care of a patient. David Edwards, who works for the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, was presented with a regional Respect Carers...

Thursday, 14:33 in Regional East
 

Champion of children is named new boss of Lincolnshire County Council

A renowned champion of children has been appointed the new chief executive of Lincolnshire County Council. Debbie Barnes has worked for the council since 2006 and became director of children’s services in 2012. She played an instrumental role in...

Thursday, 10:05 in Regional East
 

Packed British holiday jet bound for Spain declares emergency over France

A packed British holiday jet bound for Spain has declared an emergency over France this morning. The Easyjet flight from London to Valencia sent out an emergency ‘squawk’ earlier this morning. Flight U28221, which took off from the UK at 8.30am and is...

Thursday, 10:05 in Regional East
 

These are the new destinations you can fly to as Doncaster Airport announces new flights

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has announced new destinations and flights for next year. Travel operator TUI’s expansion at DSA will be further accelerated with the addition of an extra aircraft operating from the airport for its winter 2020/21...

Thursday, 10:05 in Regional East
 

Early Christmas present for Darren from Gainsborough after winning a Bentley and £20,000

One family is celebrating Christmas early after a delivery driver from Gainsborough won a brand new Bentley worth £160,000, plus £20,000 in cash, thanks to dream car competition, BOTB. Darren Godson, 32, from Gainsborough, is now the proud owner of a...

Wednesday, 14:13 in Regional East
 

Sheffield firm starts selling lifelike £3,000 sex dolls in time for Christmas

A Sheffield firm is set to spice up Christmas – after starting to sell lifelike sex dolls and robots in the city. Yorkshire is known for many amazing things, from tea to Yorkshire puddings. However, there is now a new contender in town – for Sheffield...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

These are all the things you can and can't do in a polling station

The General Election is nearly upon us – and when you head to your local polling station, you need to be aware of the things you can and can’t do. Across the country on Thursday, Britain will go to the polls to vote for their new MPs – and most will...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

Sex toy company is looking for testers - and here's how to apply

A sex toy company is looking for people to test its products – and applications are now being sought. We-Vibe and Womanizer, two of the world's leading providers of premium sex toys, are looking for men and women to test out products. The firm is...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

Sheffield's infamous City Sauna brothel moves to new premises after TV show

Sheffield’s infamous City Sauna brothel has moved into brand new premises – after starring in a TV documentary show. The massage parlour in Attercliffe, which is run by mother and daughter team Kath and Jenni Clark, was given nationwide television...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

Tories' sniper-like focus on Yorkshire seats and Labour attempts to draw on past 'betrayal' as battle for...

The Conservative Party has launched an all-out final assault on Yorkshire as the battle to gain seats in the North in next week’s General Election enters its crucial final stage. . With just days until the country goes to the polls - and many still...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

A new £1.5 million Co-op set to open in Sturton by Stow

A new food store in Sturton by Stow will open its doors to shoppers on Thursday 12th December after a major investment from Lincolnshire Co-op. The £1.5m outlet on the corner of Saxilby Road has created 15 jobs for the local area.  It will include...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

Police close A156 near Gainsborough after 'serious' crash

Emergency services have been called to a serious crash on the A156 at Gate Burton, near Gainsborough.   Police say the road will closed "for some time" and motorists are advised to follow diversions. The incident happened at around 5pm today...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

Yorkshire Post podcast looks at big moments in the General Election campaign so far

A new episode of The Yorkshire Post's political podcast Pod's Own Country is out this morning. The paper's Westminster Correspondent Geraldine Scott is joined by Tom Forth (Head of Data at Open Data Institute Leeds), Ryan Swift (PhD Researcher at the...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 

Gainsborough's HIV guru named in top 100 of most influential women in UK

One of Gainsborough’s most inspirational icons has again been named among the top 100 women in social enterprise in the UK. Business guru Lizzie Jordan, once dubbed ‘the Nigella of HIV’, was named as one of the most influential women in the country at...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Regional East
 
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