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GALLERY: It’s blast off for pumpkin festival

Splat! It took a six-year-old boy to fire a pumpkin from a cannon and become the first to hit the target at the start of an annual Halloween festival. Jaylan Harvey couldn’t believe his ears as he pressed down on the detonator yards away from the...

today, 15:23 in Regional East
 

Ten years since ...

Engineering firms from around Lincolnshire gathered at The Royal Hotel, in Drummond Road, Skegness, 10 years ago to celebrate the success of the Lincolnshire East Partnership. The partnership had been bringing schools and businesses together to...

today, 10:09 in Regional East
 

Special school plan is given the go-ahead

Controversial plans to turn a former dairy room and creamery into a special needs school in Algarkirk have been passed, despite concerns over road safety and the effect on neighbouring properties. The Chelsea Group of Children is set to build the new...

today, 09:53 in Regional East
 

Protect your unborn baby this winter with a free flu jab

Keeping fit and healthy in pregnancy is important for your baby’s growth and development, and the immune system is naturally lower during pregnancy - so if you were to catch flu it could become serious very quickly. Therefore, Lincolnshire East...

today, 09:09 in Regional East
 

Caterex 2019 trade show in Skegness open for bookings

Autumn hardly seems to have started - but the hospitality industry along the Skegness coast is already looking towards next spring and the start of the 2019 season. Bookings are now being taken for trade stands at the annual Caterex trade show - which...

today, 08:30 in Regional East
 

GALLERY: Feel the fear on island of screams in Ingoldmells

Be afraid! Fear Island II is officially open for the Halloween season - offering more blood-chilling attractions than ever. Mayor of Skegness Coun Sid Dennis was among the first to explore what terror lies beneath the attractions at Fantasy Island in...

yesterday, 20:33 in Regional East
 

Gogglebox star at Skegness Academy to reward students

Gogglebox star Baasit Siddiqui visited Skegness Academy today to reward three students who beat hundreds from across the country to come up with a new reality show idea. Lisa Poxon, Megan Childs-Lunt and Maddison Coombes, of Year 10, pitched for a...

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional East
 

Advice for Lincolnshire residents ahead of Halloween

As the spookiest night of the year approaches Lincolnshire Trading Standards are urging people to put out their candles and use battery operated LEDs instead of naked flames. Thousands of children and adults across Lincolnshire will be dressing up for...

yesterday, 12:42 in Regional East
 

Ten years since ... fire brigade-themed civic service

Here we see a scene from Skegness Town Council’s annual civic service 10 years ago. The theme for the event at St Matthew’s Church, Skegness, was the fire brigade. It included singing by children from The Richmond Primary School, Skegness, and...

yesterday, 12:15 in Regional East
 

Residents in Skegness street call for action over moped menace

Residents in a Skegness street are calling for action against a group of thugs on mopeds responsible for a spate of vandalism that has been making their lives a misery for months. One 73-year-old woman, who lives in what should be a quiet avenue close...

yesterday, 08:45 in Regional East
 

It just keeps getting better ... latest annual coffee morning raises biggest sum yet for Macmillan

More than £1,400 has been raised for people affected by cancer at a coffee morning held be a business in Skegness. The sum was raised by the View Café and Bar, in Winthorpe Avenue, Skegness, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The business has been...

Thursday, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Man from Skegness lost nearly £8k after buying stolen farm vehicle

A Skegness man lost £7,850 after he bought a farm vehicle which had been stolen from an estate in Norfolk. Lincoln Crown Court heard the Nissan Navara was advertised on Autotader with different registration plates three days after it was stolen from a...

Thursday, 13:28 in Regional East
 

NHS Trust defends staff car parking charges

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has defended its staff car parking policy after NHS figures revealed that the Trust made more than £800,000 by charging staff for parking last year. The latest figures, revealed yesterday, were...

Thursday, 12:23 in Regional East
 

Ten years since ... these Skegness gymnastic students awarded for their talents

Here we see a group of students from St Clement’s College Gymnastic Club, Skegness, 10 years ago. The children were being rewarded for their efforts at a presentation evening at the school. Thirty-five in all received their British Amateur Gymnastics...

Thursday, 12:23 in Regional East
 

MPs bring young soldier’s WW1 memorial plaque home to Spilsby

A young soldier from Spilsby who was killed in the First World War will return ‘home’ when his memorial plaque is presented to the Royal British Legion Spilsby and District Branch by David Morris MP and Victoria Atkins MP. The handing over the plaque...

Thursday, 09:39 in Regional East
 
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