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Martin Slack and Paul Russell

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  1. On the move? East Lindsey Council HQ could be sold

    East Lindsey District Council may sell off its own headquarters and move somewhere cheaper to save money, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Craig Leyland

    It's currently based at Tedder Hall in Manby, but the authority says it may have to relocate in the latest move to offset significant government funding cuts since 2010.

    Leader of the council Craig Leyland (pictured) says the authority's keeping its options open:

    Quote Message: We know the running costs for this building are very expensive and a number of facilities within the building are coming to the end of their life." from Craig Leyland Leader, East Lindsey District Council
    Craig LeylandLeader, East Lindsey District Council
  2. Final preparations as Collingham Show countdown continues

    The team behind Collingham Show is busy setting up for the big day tomorrow.


    The event, between Lincoln and Newark, includes vintage vehicles and livestock among the attractions.

    Collingham Show is now in its 167th year and organisers say it "retains a strong agricultural identity and has evolved to include a variety of attractions, traders and competitions".

  3. Swimmers to cross Humber to raise cash for rescue boat

    Swimmers are expected to crossing the Humber Estuary this weekend to help raise money for a rescue service.

    Humber Estuary

    They're due to swim between Barton, in North Lincolnshire, and Hessle, in East Yorkshire, on Sunday to raise funds for the Humber Rescue Service.

    Dave Roberts, a coxswain with the charity, said: "It doesn't look too far when you look across the river, but they're swimming perhaps one and a half or two times the width of the river because of the tides."

  4. Pedal power marks RAF centenary in Lincolnshire

    To mark the RAF's centenary this year, 100 cyclists have been riding over 60 miles across Lincolnshire.


    They set off from RAF Coningsby this morning and were aiming to get to RAF Scampton by lunchtime.

    They were doing it to raise money for RAF charities.

  5. Lost purse containing £20 returned after 31 years

    A purse which was lost in South Lincolnshire 31 years ago has been handed back to the family of the owner.

    Linconshire Police

    It was found by a man in Market Deeping in 1987 but he only remembered to hand it in recently when he was moving house.

    By using social media, the local policing team was able to find out who it belonged to and hand it back.

    Quote Message: There was £20 plus change still in it Unfortunately those notes are now out of circulation, but I'm sure they can get them changed at the bank." from Insp Ian Martin Lincolnshire Police
    Insp Ian MartinLincolnshire Police
  6. Have you seen this man?

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for help in tracing this 32-year-old man.

    Lincolnshire Police

    Benjamin Norries, who has no fixed address, is wanted in connection with alleged witness intimidation.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

  7. Scunthorpe British Steel workers' 'shock' at job losses

    Workers at British Steel in Scunthorpe say the company's decision to cut 400 jobs worldwide has come as a "massive shock".

    British Steel uniform

    Steelworkers say they had felt "quite optimistic", but now managerial and administrative roles in the town could be lost as part of the planned restructuring.

    Steelworker Alan Kirkpatrick said: "It's come as a massive shock for us. We've had two really good years making money then all of a sudden they tell us they're losing 400 jobs."

    His colleague Ian Linklater said: "Today's just been a shock to most people.Things were going well for us, everybody was looking up."

    British Steel employs 5,000 people and plans to reduce roles at its operations in the UK, Ireland, France and the Netherlands, although it's not known how many jobs will go in North Lincolnshire.

    Chief financial officer Gerald Reichmann said there would be a "significant impact" on the Scunthorpe site.

  8. Ancaster recycling site fire continues to cause delays

    Motorists are being warned to expect delays in the Ancaster area this afternoon because of this morning's fire in the area.

    Crews have been at Mid UK Recycling at Barkston Heath since just after 01:00.

    The incident has now been scaled down to four fire crews:

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  9. Man and woman arrested on suspicion of arson in Grimsby

    A man and a woman in their 20s have been arrested on suspicion of arson in Grimsby.

    Weelsby Street in Grimsby

    The two people were arrested following "an incident" at a property on Weelsby Street (pictured), on Monday.

    They have both been released pending further enquiries.

  10. Lincolnshire's afternoon weather forecast

    There's the risk of a shower in Lincolnshire this afternoon.

    Here's the latest forecast:

    Weather forecast
  11. Man dies at Boston Recycling Centre

    Boston's Household Waste Recycling Centre has been closed this afternoon after a member of the public died there this morning.

    Lincolnshire County Council

    Lincolnshire County Council understands the man suffered a cardiac arrest:

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  12. Former Dambuster remembered in Dutch village

    The Dutch village of Den Ham is planning a three day event across this weekend to remember Flt Lt Les Knight who took off from RAF Scampton 75 years ago, but never returned.

    Melvin Chambers

    His aircraft went down, but he is said to have sacrificed his own life for his crew by telling them to bail out and, at the same time, saved the village of Den Ham by steering his doomed Lancaster bomber away from them.

    Flt Lt Knight who four months earlier had been involved in the famous Dambusters Raid, is buried in the village.

  13. Armed officers and police dog arrest 'dangerous' man

    Armed officers have arrested a "dangerous" man in Cleethorpes, with the help of one of Humberside Police's specially trained dogs:

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