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More vulnerable children in Lincolnshire will find loving families through new partnership

Specialist support to help more vulnerable children find loving families will be expanded across Lincolnshire through an exciting new partnership between Barnardo’s and Adoptionplus. Barnardo’s, the UK’s leading children’s charity, will merge its...

yesterday, 14:38 in Regional East

Burglar jailed after using knife to force open fruit machine

A burglar was discovered in the act of trying to force open a gaming machine inside a Skegness pub, Lincoln Crown Court was told Joshua Cox had sneaked in to a closed off upstairs bar at the Sun Castle on North Parade during lunch-time opening. Ian...

yesterday, 12:07 in Regional East


The Skegness and District Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, won Best in Parade at the Skegness Carnival 10 years ago. Pictured with them and their recycled music float is then Mayor of Skegness Coun Neil Pimperton. The parade ran from the playing fields...

yesterday, 10:20 in Regional East

Former Louth & Horncastle MP, Sir Peter Tapsell, dies aged 88

Sir Peter Tapsell, the former Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle and ‘Father of the House’, has died aged 88. Sir Peter, who stood down as MP for Louth and Horncastle in 2015, had served our area continuously for almost five decades. Late on...

yesterday, 00:52 in Regional East

Match raises £1,800 for hospital ward

A charity football match held in memory of a Skegness man has helped raise more than £1,800 for the hospital ward which cared for him before his death. The game in honour of Glenn Skinner took place at Burgh Athletic Football Club, in Marsh Lane,...

Saturday, 17:21 in Regional East

Brave Evie from Skegness finds a way to more success

A 16-year-old girl from Skegness is hoping to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when she collects her award for overcoming exceptional health needs to live life to the full and campaign to help other young people. Evie Toombes, whose motto is ‘Find...

Saturday, 15:48 in Regional East

Medieval fundraising at animal charity

An animal welfare charity near Spilsby will be raising funds for its work when it holds a medieval tournament and falconry display this Sunday, August 19. Northcote Heavy Horse Centre will hold the event from 10.45am-3.30pm. It will include medieval...

Saturday, 14:09 in Regional East

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Children come together for activities

A new area for children on a Spilsby estate to come together for activities had been launched 10 years ago. Playdays was set up by the Old Market Avenue Residents’ Association, supported by New Linx Housing Trust and Children’s Link. During the...

Saturday, 10:08 in Regional East

Plea for bank to reconsider Spilsby branch closure

The leader of East Lindsey District Council is calling on Barclays Bank to reconsider its decision to close the Spilsby branch. In a letter formally registering his “disappointment” about the closure planned for November, Coun Craig Leyland said rural...

Saturday, 09:13 in Regional East

A-LEVELS: Students at Skegness Academy celebrate highest number of top grades ever

Students and staff at Skegness Academy have been celebrating after achieving the highest percentage of top grades at A level the school has ever seen. This year, students at the Skegness Academy Sixth Form achieved a 96 per cent pass rate at A Level...

Saturday, 07:47 in Regional East

Pedestrian killed and man arrested in crash in Skegness

A pedestrian has been killed and a man arrested after a crash in Skegness. Police are investigating following the collision on Wainfleet Road in Skegness. Officers were called to the scene, near to the Job Centre, at 7.25pm on Wednesday August 15. The...

Friday, 16:21 in Regional East

Three arrested after gang of men assault and rob person in Skegness street

A gang of men assaulted a member of the public before stealing their phone and two wallets. Officers were called to a report of a robbery on Rutland Road, Skegness, late last night, Thursday August 16. It was reported that the victim had been...

Friday, 16:03 in Regional East

Big-hearted residents in Chapel St Leonards raise funds for defibrillators

Chapel St Leonards Residents’ Association have been raising funds to purchase two defibrillator units and cabinets for the village. Although they have only been collecting since February, they have already collected enough funds to purchase both units...

Friday, 16:03 in Regional East

Lincolnshire A-level pass rate above national average

Provisional A-level results from the majority of schools in the county show that students in Lincolnshire have continued to achieve well. Coun Patricia Bradwell, Executive County Councillor for Children’s Services said: “We are extremely proud of the...

Friday, 12:39 in Regional East

Over limit driver in Chapel St Leonards thought he was on private land

A DRIVER who refused to give a breath test to police, believed he was on private land and therefore not oblged to give one, a court has heard. William Spencer, 59, of Lindfield Road, Nottingham, admitted failing to provide the breath test at the...

Friday, 09:23 in Regional East

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