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Lincolnshire woman admits GBH on a five month old baby in ‘momentary loss of control’

A woman who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm to a baby is to learn her sentence later this year. Jamie-Lee Lauren Cooper, 30, of Mill Lane, Billinghay, originally faced a charge of child neglect following an incident involving the five month...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East
 

Annual school workshop proves a hit in 2008

The fourth annual school workshop led by the Skegness Group of Churches was deemed a great success when it was held 10 years ago. More than 150 children from The Richmond School, Skegness, and Skegness Junior School, took part in a range of activities...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire crime rates have risen at lower level than national trend

Crime rates in Lincolnshire have risen at a lower level than the national trend, according to the latest independently-produced figures. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest crime statistics for the 12 months up to March...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Shocking home CCTV footage of suspected arson near Skegness

Frightening CCTV footage has emerged of the moment the garden fence of a family home goes up in flames in a suspected arson attack. Josh Fearn was alerted to the blaze at his Burgh le Marsh home on Saturday night when someone knocked on his door to...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Skegness RAF veteran jailed for child sexual assault

An RAF veteran from Lincolnshire who admitted sexually assaulting a young boy on two occasions was, on July 16, jailed for four years. Bryan Lockwood, 71, from Gunby Road, Orby, Skegness was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Riders roar into Skegness in spite of Bike Night cancellation

It was the event that should never have happened - but hundreds of bikers took matters by the handlebars and roared into Skegness anyway. Tower Esplanade was lined with motorbikes last night - as it always has been for the annual Skegness Bike Night,...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Here’s what PTSD is and its impact on British veterans explained

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most common mental health issue that Combat Stress treats. PTSD is one of a few mental health conditions where you have to have gone through a specific type of traumatic event to get it. Often this is where...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional East
 

Why PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces

PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces. It is a myth that most veterans are ‘broken’. The reality is that most veterans successfully adapt to life after the military and flourish in the civilian world. Their qualities of...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional East
 

Food bank in Skegness in crisis as demand soars

A food bank in Skegness is sending out an urgent plea for donations after high demand has seen the shelves empty once again. Debby Harland, Restore co-ordinator at the Storehouse on North Parade where the food bank is located, says for some reason the...

Thursday, 14:18 in Regional East
 

Town Council becomes ‘second in the country’ to be granted new planning powers

Horncastle Town Council has been granted the power to make some planning decisions in the town, after it was agreed by East Lindsey District Council at their Full Council meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday). Horncastle Town Council will now become...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional East
 

‘We’re coming anyway’: Fury over Bike Night cancellation in Skegness

Hundreds of bikers are expected to roar into Skegness tonight - in spite of the official annual event hosted by the RNLI being cancelled just two days ago. Bike Night, to be held in Tower Esplanade as part of Lincolnshire Bike Week, was advertised as...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional East
 

School’s global community project in 2008

The global community was the focus of a project led by police at Friskney Primary School 10 years ago. The neighbourhood police team went into the school for five one-hour sessions to teach the youngsters about how the world acts as one large...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional East
 

Local Plan adopted by East Lindsey District Council

East Lindsey District Council’s Local Plan has now been formally adopted by the Council. The Plan was accepted by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate earlier in the year, and was adopted at the full Council meeting yesterday evening (July 18). The...

Thursday, 10:43 in Regional East
 

80 per cent of parents’ mental health suffered after their time on a neonatal unit

Research has revealed that 80 per cent of parents whose babies were admitted into neonatal care think that their mental health suffered after their experience. The research also highlighted that 35 per cent of parents reported that their mental health...

Thursday, 09:09 in Regional East
 

Blood in your wee: Lives in East Midlands at risk by not looking for signs of cancer

Blood in wee is a crucial symptom of bladder and kidney cancer, yet only 14% of those most at risk in East Midlands – aged 50 or over – check the colour of their wee every time they go to the toilet. Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new ‘Be...

Thursday, 02:48 in Regional East
 
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