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Rare medieval priest burial among those found at Lincoln excavations

Archaeologists have unearthed more than 50 burials at Lincoln Cathedral – with many more discoveries expected after the excavation of Roman and medieval features around the Gothic landmark. One of the many complete skeletons found is believed to be...

yesterday, 18:52 in Regional East
 

Council hopes for talks to discuss future of Horncastle eyesore

Councillors in Horncastle are hoping to meet the owners of a historic building which has been described as a ‘blight on the town.’ The Old Water Mill, off Mill Lane, was recently described by Coun Dominic Hinkins as being in a ‘neglected, derelict...

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional East
 

A record-breaking year for seal pups!

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has revealed that this winter has seen yet another record-breaking year at Donna Nook, with a total of 2,187 grey seal pups born, a 5.8 per cent increase on last year, which saw 2,066 pups. Numbers continue to rise...

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional East
 

Letters: Climate strike - we need action and soon

The strike in Horncastle on Friday, January 17, was attended by about 25 students and adults of all ages. We had a very good response from the public, many of whom came over to speak to us. At about 12.30pm, we moved on to the junction of Jubilee Way...

Sunday, 14:05 in Regional East
 

Councillors question involvement of school pupils in Horncastle climate protests and say ‘no’ to invitation

Two Horncastle councillors have criticised the involvement of school pupils in on-going climate change protests the town’s Market Place. Jon Lincoln, a leading local environmentalist, sent an email to all councillors and repeated the invite at last...

Sunday, 10:19 in Regional East
 

‘We do listen and we do care’ - Police respond after concerns about an increase in anti-social behaviour in...

Senior police officers in Horncastle have responded to claims they are struggling to contain a spike in anti-social behaviour in the town and insisted: “We do listen – and we do care!” Police are still investigating a number of incidents after two...

Sunday, 06:52 in Regional East
 

Horncastle Town Council hikes bills - by ‘just’ 3p a week!

Councillors in Horncastle have backed an increase in their share of Council Tax bills for the coming year...by 3p a week! At their monthly meeting last Tuesday, they discussed a range of options in finalising their precept for the 2020-21 financial...

Saturday, 18:03 in Regional East
 

Brave Tom named as UK captain for Invictus Games

Tom Folwell won’t just be taking part in the Invictus Games this year – he’ll be captaining the UK’s wheelchair rugby team. Tom, 34, who lives in Holbeck, near Horncastle, was already selected for the 65-strong team of  wounded, injured and sick...

Saturday, 14:54 in Regional East
 

County council is accused of ‘FixMyStreet’ reporting scandal

Lincolnshire County Council has been accused of ‘signing off’ road repairs as completed – even if a problem has not been fixed. A resident told Horncastle town councillors last week that in November he had used the county council’s ‘FixMyStreet’...

Saturday, 10:10 in Regional East
 

Technology, Brexit, and insect farming to take centre stage at Lincolnshire Farming Conference

The new wave of agricultural revolution and insect farming are set to be key discussion points at the next Lincolnshire Farming Conference, to be held on Tuesday February 11 at the Lincolnshire Showground. Following a year that has seen a number of...

Saturday, 08:44 in Regional East
 

Runners are doing their bit to clean up woods in Woodhall Spa

Have you heard about the latest running craze? It’s called plogging and involves picking up litter while out running or jogging. These members of Woodhall Spa Streamers Club are setting a strong lead. They’ve created a monthly plogging event and...

Saturday, 06:43 in Regional East
 

Village is stunned by church tower collapse

‘Everyone is totally shocked – and totally saddened – but mercifully no-one was killed or injured.’ That was the reaction of Reverend Charles Patrick as he surveyed the damaged caused by the collapsed tower at St John the Baptist Church in High...

Friday, 16:17 in Regional East
 

Typhoon from RAF Coningsby completes flypast over Lincoln in honour of new exhibition

A Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby flew ‘wings’ belonging to a legendary World War Two airman in a flypast over Lincoln today (Friday). The ‘wings’ were on a uniform that was left at Coningsby after Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC was killed in action...

Friday, 15:28 in Regional East
 

Village Halls week at Stickford

As part of a national celebration of England’s 10,000 village halls, Stickford Community Centre will be holding an Open Afternoon this Saturday, January 25. The event starts at 3pm and is free to all. “A Year in the Life of Stickford”, filmed in 1993...

Thursday, 21:08 in Regional East
 

Actors ready to roar into action as Babes in the Wood takes to stage

The stage is set as Horncastle Theatre Company prepares for the annual pantomime production. Babes in the Wood opens at the town’s Lion Theatre next Wednesday, January 29. When the nasty Baron abandons his two wards deep in the forests around...

Thursday, 18:40 in Regional East
 
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