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Major Nottingham station fire impacts Lincolnshire rail network

East Midlands Trains staff at Sleaford station have been dealing with passengers affected by the disruption caused to the rail network by a major fire which broke out at Nottingham station in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Transport
LIVES are seeking more volunteers to cope with demand after record year in 2017. EMN-181001-174053001

Lincolnshire life-saving charity calling on public support after record year

Lincolnshire charity, LIVES, is calling on the public to lend its support after helping a record number of people in medical emergency during 2017.

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Lincolnshire County Council. EMN-180901-142501001

Council consulting on strategy that could bring education for Lincolnshire children with special needs closer to home

The county council is consulting on new proposals to address challenges faced by pupils in Lincolnshire with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families when trying to access the right education, in the right place at the right time.

Education
Courts

Man charged with carrying a knife in public place

James Wellbellove, 21, from The Paddock, Kirton, will attend Lincoln Crown Court on January 15 charged with carrying a knife in a public place, at Tomlinson Way, Ruskington, on December 15.

Crime
NHS

Extra funding to help stretched Lincolnshire NHS services this winter

The NHS in Lincolnshire has been awarded nearly £2.4 million to help relieve the pressure on the county’s health services this winter.

Health
Elaine Baylis. EMN-171215-164409001

Former police chief becomes chairman of Lincolnshire’s hospitals trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed a former police chief as its new interim chairman.

Health
Lincolnshire PCC Marc Jones. EMN-170812-104356001

Over 1,500 people fill in policing budget survey for Lincolnshire in TWO DAYS

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed that over 1,500 people have already offered their opinions on how the county force’s budget should be spent, just two days into a new survey.

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Two dogs seized by police from hare coursers in Lincolnshire. EMN-170612-144914001

Harecoursing incidents reported in Lincolnshire reach 300 for November but down compared to last year

Police have received over 300 reported incidents of hare coursing in the county during November

Crime
Glenfield Hospital in Leicester EMN-171130-125842001

Parents’ relief as children’s heart unit at Leicester is saved

Parents across the Sleaford area are celebrating today (Thursday) after a Leicester children’s heart unit was saved from closure.

Health
Gritters are ready for action today after the firstsnowfall on the Wolds in Lincolnshire. EMN-171130-124221001

Gritters prepared to do battle with the weather to keep Lincolnshire moving as first snow falls

With snow already falling on the Wolds in the Louth area and forecast to potentially fall across other parts of Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet, the county’s gritters will be out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

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Prince Harry . Picture: Sarah Standing (160749-1270) EMN-171120-113009001

Palace announces engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The Prince of Wales has this morning announced the engagement of his son, Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle.

News

VIDEO: THEY DID IT! Trio of Billingborough cricketers set new batting world record for charity in Sleaford

Three Billingborough cricketers have set a new world record in Sleaford batting for 72 hours continuously to raise money for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

Sport
Alopecia sufferer Amira Bell, 8, of Coningsby. EMN-171120-151321001

Club shows support for young gymnast

A Sleaford gymnastics club has been supporting a family’s efforts to raise awareness about the little-understood condition, alopecia.

Health

VIDEO: Amazing 72-hour cricket net session world record attempt for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance kicks off in Sleaford

A trio of batsmen from Sleaford have kicked off a mammoth record attempt to complete 72 hours at the crease in a cricket net session for charity.

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One of the new, trailer mounted flood pumps acquired by Lincolnshire fire service. EMN-171122-085020001

New pumps to improve county’s flood response

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service has taken delivery of new equipment to help county residents in times of flooding.

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The A17 looking towards the Bonemill Junction embankment over the A153 which will undergo strengthening work over the next few months. EMN-171120-183000001

Council apologises for major traffic upheaval expected as work to repair A17 Sleaford bypass embankment set to begin next week

Motorists are warned to expect lane closures and major disruption as £2.4m project to repair embankment on the A17 Sleaford bypass begins next week.

Transport
Prince Harry . Picture: Sarah Standing (160749-1270) EMN-171120-113009001

Research reveals Prince Harry’s girlfriend has Sleaford ancestor who was beheaded by King Henry VIII

It has been revealed that an ancestor of Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Megan Markle, came from Sleaford, but was beheaded on the orders of King Henry VIII.

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Anyone for toilet sardines? The Inner Wheel of Sleaford Kesteven is inviting people along to see how many can fit into the smallest room in the house (not this one pictured!) at 62 Rectory Road, Ruskington on Sunday in aid of Toilet Twinning charity. Or you can have a go at 'toilet ping pong'! EMN-171117-122555001

Sleaford club is holding a party in a toilet and EVERYONE is invited!

Anyone for ‘toilet sardines’ or ‘toilet ping pong’? Those are just two of the fun games to be played at a hilarious event in Ruskington for a serious charitable cause.

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Street lighting survey. EMN-171117-113538001

County council wants your views on streetlighting switch-offs in Lincolnshire

Local residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to complete a questionnaire on the impact of the county council’s controversial part-night street lighting policy.

Politics
Firearms handed in during a Lincolnshire-wide gun amnesty earlier this year. EMN-170911-125827001

Lincolnshire Police invite people to hand in their guns and ammunition during two-week firearms amnesty

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for people to hand over any unwanted guns as part of a national two week firearms and ammunition amnesty, starting on Monday, November 13.

Crime
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