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East Midlands Ambulance Service outlines action to help meet winter demand

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has unveiled a raft of measures it is taking to help meet the expected record levels of demand this winter. While every winter means an increase in demand, a rising population and growing numbers of older people...

yesterday, 17:57 in Regional East

Lincolnshire County Council considers a 3.95% increase in council tax

Lincolnshire County Council has proposed a council tax increase of 3.95% for next year and to use £23 million from its reserves in order to cover government cutbacks. The proposed increase includes a 1.95% general council tax hike and 2% adult social...

yesterday, 17:11 in Regional East

Louth murder trial (Dec 11): Jury hears 999 call

A 999 call which recorded the last moments of Louth woman Marie Gibson was today (Tuesday) played to the jury at Lincoln Crown Court. Jurors were given headphones to listen to an enhanced recording of the call made from Ms Gibson’s mobile phone as she...

yesterday, 15:03 in Regional East

Louth murder trial: Victim ‘savagely beaten to death’, jury told

A Louth woman was savagely beaten to death by her partner in her own home, a jury at Lincoln Crown Court was told this week. Marie Gibson, 35, suffered horrific injuries at the hands of Shane Murphy during an incident at the property in Lacey Gardens,...

yesterday, 10:00 in Regional East

Join millions who plan to give the gift of time this Christmas

Millions of us are planning to spend time volunteering over the festive period, according to the latest figures. New research from national volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service, finds nearly one in five (17%) adults in Great Britain plan to...

yesterday, 00:52 in Regional East

Warning to shoppers after fake toys seized in Lincolnshire

Parents are being warned of the dangers of counterfeit toys after fake L.O.L Surprise! dolls were seized in Lincolnshire. Fake versions of the toy, described as the ‘must-have’ Christmas toy for 2018, have been discovered by Lincolnshire Trading...

Monday, 18:33 in Regional East

Police appeal after man assaulted in Coningsby

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after an assault in Coningsby in August this year. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “It appears that the officer has now decided that an appeal to the public is the next avenue for this...

Monday, 15:33 in Regional East

Picture gallery: Horncastle Christmas Market

A large crowd turned out for this annual festive event on Sunday. There were stalls throughout the town centre and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Photographer John Aron was out and about capturing some of the action. It’s wheels of fortune at...

Monday, 13:31 in Regional East

Lincolnshire woman admits child abduction

A Lincolnshire woman will be sentenced in the New Year after she admitted a charge of child abduction. The 22-year-old woman from the Sleaford area entered a guilty plea during a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court today (Monday). She admitted taking a...

Monday, 12:46 in Regional East

TV show will shed light on Lincolnshire RAF base

A Lincolnshire RAF base is to be the focus of hit history show, WW2 Treasure Hunters. In the sixth episode of the second series, Madness frontman Suggs will head to RAF Coningsby. On his visit, Suggs will learn how Bomber Command operated before the...

Monday, 10:58 in Regional East

It’s wheels of fortune at Horncastle bank

It was a case of staff at a town centre bank in Horncastle being all geared up for success last week. Staff at Lloyds Bank took to an exercise bike to raise money for their chosen charity ‘Mind’. The route was a 49.8 mile return ‘ride’ from Horncastle...

Monday, 06:05 in Regional East

Top score award given to Kelsey sharpshooter

A North Kelsey teenager has been shooting for gold and has proved he is right on target to achieve his aim. Jack Wilson is working towards his Duke of Edinburgh Gold award with the Viking Explorer Scouts in Caistor and part of the requirements is to...

Monday, 01:23 in Regional East

Order your bank holiday prescriptions early!

With the Christmas and New Year bank holidays approaching, Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. At busy times of year like bank holidays, it is important to few minutes thinking about our...

Sunday, 11:03 in Regional East

Three businesses breathe life into empty Horncastle building

New life will be breathed into the centre of Horncastle as three businesses start trading inside the former Punch House building. Grace’s Boutique, Specialist Beauty and Blossom Hair Salon are all enjoying life in a building which had been left empty...

Sunday, 10:14 in Regional East

Law firm cooks up fundraising treat for Macmillan

Staff from across Wilkin Chapman’s six offices - including Louth, Alford and Horncastle - proved they had the right recipe for fund-raising success, raising £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Scores of cakes were baked and bought as the firm took...

Saturday, 09:41 in Regional East

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