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WATCH VIDEO - Sleaford-born comedienne Jennifer Saunders among top ten East Midlanders immortalised in used train tickets

Sleaford-born Jennifer Saunders is among the portraits by British Artist Ed Chapman, who has recreated a top ten list of greatest ever East Midlanders (as voted for by the public) out of discarded train tickets.

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The North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards. EMN-181106-085953001

Last minute ‘snags’ delay opening of North Sea Observatory

Works to iron out last minute ‘snags’ will need to be carried out before the new North Sea Observatory attraction can be opened to the public, say council officials.

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Police report they have found teh body of a man in the Hobhole Drain at Sibsey this morning.

Body of a man found today in Hobhole Drain near Sibsey

The body of a man has been found today (Monday) in Hobhole Drain, near Sibsey, say police.
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New Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, Kerrin Wilson. EMN-180615-152643001

New Assistant Chief Constable appointed to Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police have appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable - Kerrin Wilson.

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Pilgrim Hospital

Children’s Services will not be closed at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital but may look different

Children’s paediatric services at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital look likely not to be closed and transferred to Lincoln - but they may be run differently due to challenges in recruitment, say health bosses.

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VIDEO: Road closed due to safety concerns for Heckington Mill sails during high winds

Police have closed the road running past Heckington Windmill due to safety concerns in the high winds.
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Improvements for rail passengers between Sleaford and Lincoln including those travelling from Metheringham station (pictured). EMN-180706-160006001

Proposed rail improvements for Lincolnshire welcomed

Plans for the future of rail services in the East Midlands have been revealed by the Department for Transport (DfT) - with welcome improvements for passengers using services in the Sleaford, Market Rasen and Skegness areas.

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Sally Picker, crime prevention adviser, tagging a bike. EMN-180606-111919001

Don’t let your bike be an easy target this summer

Cyclists who are eager to make the most of the summer weather are being urged to lock their bicycles securely.

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Child Safety Week is being supported by Lincolnshire Police. EMN-180606-112156001

Lincolnshire Police backs child safety campaign as holidays approach

Lincolnshire police are supporting Child Safety Week this week, a campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

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Lincolnshirer schools are gearing up for samba band world record attempt. EMN-180524-124211001

Lincolnshire Children Attempt Samba World Record

Children from Lincolnshire will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Samba Band, on Tuesday June 26, at Lincoln City Football Club, beginning a Samba revolution for all children and young people in Lincolnshire.

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North Kesteven District Councillors support Viking Link plans for electricity from Denmark

North Kesteven District Councillors support Viking Link plans for electricity from Denmark

Councillors on North Kesteven District Council unanimously supported plans for an electricity network between Denmark and Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire’s ambulance service to get share of £19m extra funding over next two years to improve response times

Additional funding for the ambulance service in Lincolnshire will be invested in more staff and resources.

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Police warning about rise in fraud against builder's merchants in Lincolnshire. EMN-180516-173327001

Rising trend in Lincolnshire builder’s merchants being targeted by fraudsters

Detectives in Lincolnshire have been investigating a recent rise in fraudsters targeting builder’s merchants.

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Lincoln Castle. EMN-181105-180902001

Celebrate the royal wedding with free screening at Lincoln Castle

Catch Harry and Megan’s special day live on a big screen in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

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New Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Les Britzman. EMN-181005-150316001

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue select new Deputy Chief Fire Officer

A new Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has been formally appointed.

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Heckington Mill. EMN-180305-155721001

Celebrate 100 years of the RAF with Heckington Windmill

The Grantham to Skegness Poacher Line will be making its next stop on May 31 at the RAF Family Day at Heckington Mill as part of the RAF 100 centenary celebrations.

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Hilda Moore, 95, of Sleaford suffered a massive internal brain haemorrhage after being hit by a wave from traffic driving through a flooded street. EMN-180105-094901001

Sleaford woman, 95, dies after being hit by ‘wave’ from passing traffic

A 95-year-old Sleaford woman has now died having suffered a massive brain haemorrhage after she was knocked over by a huge wave caused by cars passing through standing water on Friday.

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Interim chairman of ULHT board, Elaine Baylis said more research needed to be done on options. EMN-180427-154646001

Lincolnshire hospital trust board opts to defer decision on temporary of children’s ward at Boston Pilgrim Hospital for further investigation

The Trust Board for Lincolnsire’s main hospitals spent three hours deliberating this morning (Friday) before opting to defer their decision on whether to temporarily close children’s services at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston

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Sleaford Foyer. EMN-180426-103626001

Lincolnshire-based social housing provider takes control of Sleaford Foyer

One of the Midlands’ leading housing providers has extended its stock to more than 22,000 properties after completing the transfer of over 400 properties from two other housing associations.

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Chief Inspector Jim Tyner with Rachel Watson. EMN-180425-174000001

Lincolnshire Chief Constable holds ceremony to recognise police officers’ dedication and good service

Serving police officers and police staff in Lincolnshire were recognised at a ceremony this week for outstanding examples of policing where they have shown dedication and good service.

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