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Drone footage shows poachers in Beckingham

Four people have been arrested after being caught poacher thanks to drone footage. Lincs Police Droned tweeted the footage. The tweet said: "Poachers in Beckingham last night thought they could hide in their car in a wood!. "#24hr #thermal...

28 min. ago in Regional East

Changes to bus services in Worksop due to roadworks

Stagecoach are making changes to bus services in Worksop from tomorrow (Sunday, October 21). From Sunday, October 21, to Thursday, October 25, Markham Road, Langold will be closed. This will affect services 21 and 22 which will divert via Riddle...

today, 10:51 in Regional East

Here’s what to expect from the weather today

Here is the weather forecast for today (Saturday, October 20) Early mist and fog patches will be slow to clear. A fine and dry day then follows, with light winds and some long sunny spells, leading to it feeling rather warm. Maximum temperature 16...

today, 09:37 in Regional East

Remember loved ones at Light Up A Life events

A Light Up A Life event is to be held in Gainsborough as part of a countywide celebration to remember loved ones in the build-up to Christmas. The festive season can often be the most difficult time of year for people grieving over the death of family...

yesterday, 16:01 in Regional East

Everything you need to know about fracking

Every effort to get fracking off the ground in the UK has been fought by passionate protesters. But why is this way of extracting gas and oil so controversial? Here’s what we know about the process. What is fracking? ‘Fracking’ is short for ‘hydraulic...

yesterday, 12:28 in Regional East

Fewer pupils in Lincolnshire starting work straight after leaving school

Fewer pupils in Lincolnshire are getting a job after leaving school, official figures reveal. The latest data from the Department for Education shows that 1,045 of the young people finishing Key Stage Five in schools and colleges in 2016, about 20 per...

yesterday, 12:06 in Regional East

Charity demands action after rise in transgender hate crime incidents in Lincolnshire

The LGBT charity Stonewall has warned new figures showing a rise in incidents of hate crime against transgender people are just ‘the tip of an iceberg’. The latest Home Office data shows that in Lincolnshire there were 65 incidents where gay, lesbian...

yesterday, 11:24 in Regional East

Friday's weather forecast promises a nice start to the weekend

Your weather forecast for Friday promises dry and sunny conditions as the weekend arrives once again. The Met Office has predicted that any mist and fog seen in the morning will quickly clear and make way for sunny spells right across the East...

yesterday, 07:24 in Regional East

Vote for your favourite dog-friendly pub in the East Midlands

The search is on to find Britain’s most dog-friendly pub as part of DogBuddy’s third annual Dog-friendly Pub Awards, and you would be barking mad not to get involved. The East Midlands leaderboard is now live, with dog-loving pub goers casting their...

Thursday, 15:54 in Regional East

MP joins packaging firm’s fight against harmful plastic

The environmental fight against plastic packaging was top of the agenda when MP Sir Edward Leigh visited the Gainsborough factory of Coveris. The company, which employs 250 people from its bases on the Heapham Road Industrial Estate, is one of the...

Thursday, 12:23 in Regional East

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

IN PICTURES: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ snaps October 18 Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see...

Thursday, 12:06 in Regional East

Trading Standards warn about scammers claiming to be employees

Consumer watchdog Trading Standards has revealed that people are claiming to work for its organisation and attempting to swindle money from residents. The people are targeting residents who have had previous issues with building work and are claiming...

Thursday, 11:30 in Regional East

Lantern parade to light up Gainsborough town centre again

The town centre of Gainsborough is to be lit up again by its second Illuminate lantern parade to commemorate the Pilgrims. An inaugural parade was a huge success last year, and now West Lindsey District Council has been awarded a grant of £15,000 from...

Thursday, 11:30 in Regional East

More than 2,500 Lincolnshire teenagers face compulsory resits after failing English and maths GCSEs

More than a third of 16-year-olds in Lincolnshire failed to pass their English and maths GCSEs this year, according to the Department for Education (DfE). Figures for the 2017-18 academic year show that 37 per cent of students didn’t reach the...

Thursday, 11:10 in Regional East

Call for action after sharp rise in religious hate crime incidents

Cases of religious hate crime have more than doubled in Lincolnshire in the wake of recent terrorist attacks and the EU referendum. The latest Home Office data showed a 55 per cent increase in the number of hate crimes reported to the police, where...

Thursday, 09:42 in Regional East

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