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VIDEO: Hear how volunteers in Skegness are celebrating thousands of hours of caring

Thousands of hours of caring are being celebrated during Skegness Volunteers Week. The big gathering of the volunteers who give their time to support the people, animals, landscape and heritage of our town is taking place at the Hildreds Centre in...

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional East

Appeal after man absconds from North Sea Camp

Police are seeking information to find Lee Brophy, who has absconded from HMP North Sea Camp. Brophy was on temporary release from the prison but failed to return yesterday (Wednesday). He is described as white, 5ft 9 tall, with brown hair, blue eyes,...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional East

Ten years ago ... IN PICTURES: Red Nose Day 2009 at Skegness, Wainflet, Spilsby, Halton Holegate, Partney,...

GALLERY: Red Nose Day 2009 Here we see a collection of photographs from Red Nose Day 2009. Featured in the gallery: * Pupils at the Viking School, Skegness, dressed up as their favourite book characters to tie in with World Book Day. They raised...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional East

RNLI lifeboat launched to man who fell from boat at Skegness

Skegness RNLI Lifeboat was launched yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon to reports of a man in the sea. The callout came as other emergency services were in town on a training operation. A spokesman for the RNLI said the Coastguard alerted the volunteer...

yesterday, 08:39 in Regional East

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust bosses seek funding for Boston A&E expansion after overcrowding concerns

Hospital chiefs will look to secure funding to expand Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s A&E department following concerns of patient overcrowding. Bosses at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said it is continuing talks with NHS England and NHS...

Wednesday, 18:04 in Regional East

Fire fighters called to real emergency on A52 in Ingoldmells

As Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue engaged in a training exercise across the Skegness area, emergency services were called to a real incident along the A52 at Ingoldmells earlier this afternoon. ‎Three fire engines joined other emergency services at a...

Wednesday, 16:45 in Regional East

VIDEO: Watch fire crews in rescue exercise from roller coaster in Skegness

A rescue from a roller coaster in Skegness has formed part of a Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue training exercise to test response to a major coastal flood. 'Exercise Trident' saw crews from Alford, Boston, Grantham, Leverton, Louth, Skegness, Spalding...

Wednesday, 16:22 in Regional East

Butlin’s Skegness placed in the top one per cent worldwide by TripAdvisor travellers

For the second consecutive year, Butlin’s Skegness resort has been given the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award, placing it in the top one per cent of properties worldwide. Travellers’ Choice award winners are determined based on the millions of...

Wednesday, 16:02 in Regional East

This is every Skegness eaterie with a 5 star food hygiene rating

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat out in Skegness - here is your definitive list of all those scoring top marks for food hygiene. Included here are restaurants, cafes, pubs, takeaways, clubs and bars which the Food Standard’s Agency gave a 5 star...

Wednesday, 15:37 in Regional East

READER PICTURE: Starfish washed up on beach

This week’s Reader Picture showing washed-up starfish comes courtesy of Julie Sadler. If you have a photo you would like to share with readers you can post it on our Facebook page at Alternatively, you can email it...

Wednesday, 13:17 in Regional East

Police officer hit by car in Boston as driver tried to escape arrest

A police officer was ploughed into by a BMW car as the driver tried to escape arrest after he was stopped on a Boston street, a court heard. Sam Smith was spotted by officers as he drove along Spilsby Road, Boston, and was pulled over., Lincoln Crown...

Wednesday, 10:57 in Regional East

Afternoon tea after AGM and other Neighbourhood News

Members of Chapel St Leonards Women’s Institute enjoyed afternoon tea following their latest AGM. The meeting, held at the village hall, saw Diane Stebbings elected to serve another year as president and the committee elected. Rose Jackson was...

Wednesday, 10:15 in Regional East

New attraction launches at Skegness Pier 100 years after schooner smashes through deck

A new attraction is being launched at Skegness Pier - 100 years after it was hit by a major disaster. The anniversary of that fateful day when the Europa Schooner vessel smashed through the Pier deck is tomorrow (Thursday). This was a major event in...

Wednesday, 08:21 in Regional East

This is every eaterie in East Lindsey and Boston with a 0 or 1 star food hygiene rating

A 0 star rating means ‘Urgent Improvement is necessary’ while a 1 star rating means ‘Major improvement is necessary.’ All of the businesses featured received a 1 star rating unless otherwise indicated. All ratings were correct and recorded on the...

Tuesday, 21:02 in Regional East

Many happy returns (and singles) for CallConnect

The CallConnect bus service has a special birthday gift for its passengers today (Tuesday) as it prepares to mark its 18th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, CallConnect announced this morning that it is offering a day of free travel today,...

Tuesday, 16:07 in Regional East

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