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Lynsey Bradford and Lizzie Musham

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  1. Man admits to Lincoln knife attack

    A 52-year-old man from Lincoln has been warned he faces a substantial jail sentence after admitting carrying out a knife attack.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    Darren Murdoch of Ellison Street pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

    It's after Nathan Wilson was stabbed on 24 September in Knight Place in the city.

    Murdoch is due to be sentenced on 2 December.

  2. Police officers write about icons who inspire them

    Lincolnshire Police officers have written about iconic figures who have inspired them as part of Black History Month.

    PC Sislin Fay Allen

    Supporting Minorities In Lincolnshire through Engagement (SMILE) has been set up at Lincolnshire Police to support officers and staff who identify, through their heritage, as being from an ethnic minority.

    Some members of the group have penned their feelings about influential figures from history who inspire them.

    Assistant Ch Con Kerrin Wilson said Sislin Fay Allen, the first black policewoman, was a "trailblazer" for women of colour who have come after her and made it possible for them to do the job they do.

    Meanwhile, Insp Jez Kumar said Nelson Mandela is a global icon who acted with great humility, courage and dignity following his release from prison to lead South Africa out of the apartheid era.

  3. Tesco plans back on the table for Mablethorpe

    The supermarket chain Tesco says it's reviving plans to build a new superstore on the Lincolnshire coast.


    The company says that after a positive meeting with East Lindsey District Council it will be submitting a new planning application for a superstore on Golf Road in the town.

    It's not the first time Tesco have done this though as similar plans for a store in Mablethorpe were scrapped in 2015.

    The supermarket chain now says that the decison to make a major investment in the town follows a review of their long term growth strategy.

    If approved it's claimed the new store could create 250 jobs.

    East Lindsey District Council has welcomed the news as a vote of confidence in the area but says it can't prejudge planning applications.

  4. Plans for new special educational needs school in Boston

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Lincolnshire County Council is set to approve new plans to build a new 142-place special educational needs school in Boston.

    Artist Impression

    The school would replace the John Fieldings School in the town, which would move from its current home on Ashlawn Drive.

    County council officials said the school has become “overcrowded” and “out of date”.

    It forms part of plans to spend £50m on special educational needs in an effort to create 500 places county-wide.

    The authority’s planning committee has been recommended to approve the proposal at a meeting due to take place on 4 November.

    As part of the proposal, the new school would be built on an area of green space on Kitwood Road.

    However, Sport England has objected to the plan over the loss of playing field space at the site.

  5. Spate of post box thefts in south Lincolnshire

    Police have appealed for information following a number of post box thefts in the south of Lincolnshire.

    Post box

    The thefts have been reported in five locations: Tongue End, West Pinchbeck, Long Sutton, Deeping St Nicholas and the Moulton Chapel areas.

    Most happened overnight on 15th and 16 October.

    During one of the thefts, local residents heard a distinctive grinding noise and police have asked for people to remain vigilant.

  6. Thousands raised for boy, 12, with bone cancer

    A boy with bone cancer has thanked people for organising and taking part in a fundraiser which saw them locked up in police cells for the night.

    Alex Goodwin, 12, said he hoped everyone had a great time at the charity sleepover, which was organised by Lincolnshire Police.

    It's thought several thousand pounds has been raised:

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  7. YMCA Lincolnshire celebrates big anniversary

    The YMCA is celebrating 150 years of working in Lincolnshire.

    The YMCA

    YMCA Lincolnshire works with local, regional and national organisations and helps the community in a number of ways, including youth work, training, housing, childcare and retail.

    In Lincolnshire, there were originally two YMCAs – Lincoln YMCA and Stamford YMCA. The two associations merged in 2005 to form YMCA Lincolnshire.

    In 2013, YMCA Lincolnshire was joined with The Nomad Trust, a Lincoln-based homelessness charity.

    Current and former staff are being invited to a celebration in Lincoln tonight in recognition of their services to the charity. Many of those attending have given many decades of service.

    Quote Message: This is an apt opportunity for us to recognise the hardworking staff who are often away from the head office and bring them all down to the centre in Tritton Road and provide something of a party for them for a couple of hours and reward them for the hard work they put in 365 days a year." from Michael Ward Corporate services director, Lincolnshire YMCA
    Michael WardCorporate services director, Lincolnshire YMCA
  8. Lincolnshire loos are some of the best in the country

    Public loos on the Lincolnshire coast have been rated as some of the best in the country.

    Toilet sign

    "Mystery visits" were carried out at 13 toilets in Skegness, Louth, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea by the British Toilet Association, with each being graded against 160 separate criteria.

    Eight of the sites visited were given a five-star rating for cleanliness and hygiene

    East Lindsey District Councillor Martin Foster said a good first impression is good for tourism.

    "The first impression of visiting the area could be a public toilet, and as crazy as that sounds, if that first impression is a good one and the toilets are of a high standard then it makes people want to go on further and spend more time," he said.

  9. Special police team set up to hit back at criminals

    A new specialist police task force has been set up to target so-called "county lines" drug dealers and criminals in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Drug use

    Operation Galaxy will bring together specialists from roads policing, the firearms unit, cyber crime, community policing and the proactive teams.

    County lines dealers use mobile phone lines and the travel network to send drugs from big cities into smaller towns.

    Raids have so far taken place in Hull, Grimsby, Beverley and Bridlington, with thousands of pounds worth of drugs, weapons and cash recovered.

  10. Five homes on one street searched after Lincoln assault

    Several homes on a Lincoln street have been searched by police after a man was assaulted.

    Cannon Street

    Officers were called to Cannon Street at about 08:35 on Saturday, where a man had suffered minor injuries.

    As a result, police searched five addresses on the road.

    A 48-year-old local man has since been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

    Quote Message: I’d like to extend my thanks to the public for their patience and understanding while we resolved this incident. At no point was there any danger to the general public and I’m grateful for people bearing with us while this was brought to a conclusion.” from Ch Insp Phil Vickers Lincolnshire Police
    Ch Insp Phil VickersLincolnshire Police
  11. Man charged over attack on woman and serious crash

    A man is due to appear at Grimsby Magistrates' Court later charged with three offences after a woman was assaulted and a serious crash in northern Lincolnshire at the weekend.

    Weelsby Road, Grimsby

    Nigel Marston, 50, of Hardy Close, Hinckley, Leicestershire, has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, causing injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

    It follows incidents in Cleethorpes and Grimsby on Saturday night.

  12. Police checks on River Witham after heavy rain

    Horncastle Police are checking water levels at Woodhall Spa this morning after heavy rainfall over the weekend:

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  13. Man arrested over attack on woman and serious crash

    A 50-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was assaulted in Cleethorpes and a subsequent serious car crash.


    Officers were called at about 21:30 on Saturday by members of an ambulance crew treating a woman who had been assaulted in the Albert Road area.

    The suspect was said to have left the scene in a black Seat Leon, which was later spotted by officers in the Weelsby Road area of Grimsby.

    The driver failed to stop when requested by officers and seconds later the Seat collided with a silver Vauxhall which was parked at the side of the road.

    The occupant of the Vauxhall suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

    A 50-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police following the collision.

  14. Flood warnings in place for Lincolnshire

    A total of 10 flood warnings are currently in place for areas of Lincolnshire.

    Flood sign

    It means flooding is expected and "immediate action" is required by local residents and businesses.

    The flood warnings are in place for the Billinghay area and several areas near the River Witham such as Woodhall Spa, Boston and Metheringham.

    The situation is being "closely monitored", according to the government's Flood Information Service.