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  1. Boston Stump targeted by thieves

    The rector of Boston Stump says she's frustrated and upset that thieves have targeted the church while it's being restored.

    Boston Stump

    Alyson Buxton said the building's donation box was full before it was smashed and the money stolen.

    The church was previously targeted twice in the space of a week back in 2017.

    Last year, Boston Stump, otherwise known as St Botolph's Church, received £1,166,700 funding from the National Lottery in a bid to make the church more appealing to both tourists and the local community.

  2. Man arrested after two children rushed to hospital

    A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Boston after two children under the age of one were taken to hospital with life-threatening conditions.

    Police say they received a report that a seriously ill boy was taken to hospital yesterday teatime.

    Later the same day, police received a report the boy’s twin brother was also seriously ill.

    Det Insp Lee St Quinton said: "This is clearly a sensitive case for the family involved.

    "We are working closely with the family at this difficult time to establish the facts of the matter."

    He said at this stage it is unclear if the children had suffered a medical episode and the investigation was ongoing.

    Both boys remain in hospital.

  3. Lincolnshire's music train back on track

    It's the first night of the season for Lincolnshire's music train, which combines a railway journey with a band and a trip to a brewery.

    The train calls at stations between Sleaford and Wainfleet:

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1111 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1111 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from Beesby Road to Crawcroft Lane.

    A1111 Lincolnshire - A1111 Sutton Road in Markby blocked and slow traffic in both directions from the Beesby Road junction to the Crawcroft Lane junction, because of recovery work.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  5. Scunthorpe steel works up for Heathrow contract

    The British Steel site in Scunthorpe has made a shortlist of 18 sites in the running to become a logistic hub for the Heathrow Airport expansion project.

    Scunthorpe Steel

    The site's been chosen to be one of four around the country that will host factories to build components for the airport's third runway.

    The Scunthorpe location has been praised for its strong connection links and skilled workforce.

  6. Man attacked in Gainsborough

    A man's suffered serious injuries after being assaulted in Gainsborough.

    It happened at about 22:30 last night on Scampton Way.

    The victim, who's in his twenties, is in hospital receiving treatment.

    Police say they have not yet arrested anyone in connection with the attack.

  7. Inaugural Make a Difference winner revealed

    A woman who set up a support group for people with Down's Syndrome in Boston was crowned Yellowbelly of the Year at the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Make a Difference Awards last night.

    Charlotte Clarkson, who's daughter Isabella has Down’s Syndrome, was also named carer of the year:

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    Quote Message: I'm really honoured. I'm among some really inspiring people here. I knew I'd hear a lot of great stories. To win is just overwhelming." from Charlotte Clarkson
    Charlotte Clarkson
  8. Racehorse killed in A15 crash

    A racehorse has been killed in a crash in Lincolnshire.

    Market Rasen Racecourse

    The horse box it was travelling in was involved in a collision with a van on the A15, just north of Caenby Corner yesterday afternoon.

    The horse had been racing at Market Rasen and was making its way back to Northumberland when the crash happened.

    Three people received minor injuries.

  9. Boston M&S rumours quashed

    Marks and Spencer has denied rumours it's to open a Foodhall store in the Boston area.

    M and S

    Its main town centre shop is closing at the end of April, with speculation mounting it could open a new store at the Quadrant development at Wyberton.

    But a spokesperson for M&S has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that while it is always looking for locations, there are currently no plans to open a Foodhall store in Boston.

  10. Lincoln quadriplegic woman to walk for charity

    The Lincolnite

    A Lincoln woman with quadriplegic cerebral palsy will take on a mile-and-a-half walk for charity.

    Jo Tolley
  11. Headteacher's tribute to teenage fatal crash victim

    A headteacher has paid tribute to a 14-year-old pupil who was killed in a crash near Lincoln on Monday night.

    Crash scene

    The boy died in a collision on Heath Lane, near RAF Scampton, along with another 17-year-old.

    Karen Smith, Head of School at Greenfields Academy in Grantham, where the boy was a pupil, says the news has "ripped through the school community".

    Last night, police confirmed a third teenager - also 17 - had died in hospital.

    Three other teenagers, including the driver of the car, are still being treated for injuries.

  12. New medical school for Lincoln gets green light

    The University of Lincoln's planned new £21m medical school has been given the go-ahead.


    City councillors unanimously approved the application last night

    The five-storey building will be low carbon and will include two lecture theatres, laboratories, a clinical skills suite and a roof terrace.

    It'll be built on the southern edge of the university's Brayford Pool campus.

    Funding for the school, a joint effort between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham, has been secured for 80 first year undergraduate places this September.

    The facility is aimed at helping to tackle the shortage of health staff across Lincolnshire and teach the next generation of medical students.