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Lizzie Musham

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  1. Rail delays

    BBC News Travel

    There are some significant delays for rail passengers travelling between Yorkshire and London today.

    LNER said it follows a person being hit by a train in the south:

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  2. Homeless charity voices concern over 'cuckooing' victims

    The homeless charity P3 say they're worried violent gangs are taking advantage of vulnerable people in Lincolnshire.

    Police raiding house

    The charity say they've seen an increase in the crime known as 'cuckooing' where gangs take over a person's house and use it as a base for drug dealing.

    Jonny Goldsmith is the Operations Manager for P3 in Lincoln and says there's been a number of violent incidents in the city:

    Quote Message: They've had threats made on their life, there's also been weapons that have been used. We had a couple of people whose house was raided in the middle of the night and they were threatened with hammers whilst sleeping in their bed." from Jonny Goldsmith P3
    Jonny GoldsmithP3
  3. Louth man sentenced over sex offences

    A man from Louth has been jailed after pleading guilty to exposing himself to a boy, three counts of making indecent images and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

    Jamie Lee Tye

    Jamie Lee Tye, 32, of Normandy Close, was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court to three years imprisonment.

    Trainee Det Con Nicola Paradowski, of Louth CID, said she hoped the sentencing would help reassure the local community.

    "It sends a clear message this abusive and damaging crime will not be tolerated and it will be punished," she said.

    Quote Message: We know the courage it takes a victim to speak up, and I hope this shows we will investigate robustly and meticulously.” from Trainee Det Con Nicola Paradowski Lincolnshire Police
    Trainee Det Con Nicola ParadowskiLincolnshire Police
  4. Penguins pop into Lincoln care home

    People living in a Lincoln care home have had some special visitors this afternoon...

    ...A group of penguins:


    The birds have been brought over from a zoo in Oxfordshire to meet the residents of Bernadette House.

    Penguin fancy dress

    Owner Elizabeth Stephens said animals can have a calming effect on older people who suffer from dementia:

    Quote Message: Some people with dementia can feel quite agitated or anxious as you can imagine you might do yourself if your memory is not what it was. Small children and animals have a really calming influence on residents and I think they help them reconnect with their younger selves." from Elizabeth Stephens Bernadette House
    Elizabeth StephensBernadette House
  5. Lincolnshire man's top role for Team GB at Invictus Games

    A Sleaford man has been selected to help lead Team GB at the Invictus Games 2020.

    David Morris

    David Morris will be the Vice Captain of the 65-strong squad of wounded, injured, sick military personnel when they travel to the Netherlands next year.

    He was diagnosed with severe post-traumatic stress disorder following an incident while serving as an equipment survival specialist with the Red Arrows in 2011.

    He says taking part in the games has transformed his life:

    Quote Message: My confidence has just grown massively up to this point now where I am now Vice Captain of the team, which hopefully will mean it might inspire other people." from David Morris Vice Captain, Team GB, Invictus Games
    David MorrisVice Captain, Team GB, Invictus Games
  6. Two boys arrested over Grimsby motorcycle theft

    Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested in Grimsby after the theft of a moped during a burglary in the town.

    Police jacket

    Officers were called to Armstrong Street at about 21:00 last night after a group of teenagers was seen near the moped which is understood to have been stolen earlier.

    When a member of the public approached the group, one of the boys is reported to have swung what's been described as a blade at him. The man wasn't injured.

    Both of the teenagers remain in custody, police say.

  7. Coningsby's RAF Typhoons train with US fighter jets

    Typhoons based in Lincolnshire have exercised alongside visiting US fighter jets for the second time this year.

    The aircraft from RAF Coningsby carried out practice interceptions with US B52 bombers yesterday.

    The RAF says it has a long-standing partnership with its american counterparts:

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  8. Low take-up of school uniform grant in Lincolnshire

    Just three families were issued school uniforms through a grant run by Lincolnshire County Council in 2018-19, figures show.

    School uniform

    Lincolnshire County Council offers grants to families who've been referred to the authority by support agencies.

    To be awarded the grant, families must be in receipt of some state benefit for low income and there must be extreme circumstances which have put them in financial crisis.

    John O'Connor, who oversees education support at the county council, says numbers are low because parents have other ways of accessing funding for uniforms:

    Quote Message: The uniform grant goes back to the 1960s and what's happened since then is other funding streams are available to support parents. For example Pupil Premium wasn't available at the time when the clothing grant was considered." from Josh O'Connor Lincolnshire County Council
    Josh O'ConnorLincolnshire County Council
  9. Corbyn slur councillor told to make public apology

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A Lincolnshire Conservative councillor is expected make a full public apology next week after he tweeted that Jeremy Corbyn should be "swinging from the gallows like Saddam Hussein".

    Roger Patterson

    Roger Patterson, who represents Scampton for West Lindsey District Council, made the comment about the Labour party leader on 24 July this year.

    The West Lindsey District councillor later apologised and deleted the tweet.

    He's already been given social media training and is now due to make a public statement at a full council meeting next Monday.

    He has already been suspended from the local Conservative party until 8 November.

  10. CCTV appeal over theft from Boston pensioner

    Police want to speak to this man in connection with the theft of a purse from an 82-year-old woman in Boston:


    It happened on Friday 6 September in the Aldi store on Queen Street in the town.

    The woman's bank card was later used to withdraw £500.

    Lincolnshire Police are asking for anyone with any information to get in touch.

  11. Finishing touches to poppies at Bomber Command Centre

    More than 1,500 ceramic poppies will soon be on display at the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), near Lincoln.

    Ceramic poppies

    Members of the public, school children and veterans are all taking part in workshops to create them.

    The art project will be unveiled at the annual service of Remembrance for Schools at the IBCC on Friday 8 November.

  12. Parents' IVF crowdfunding bid to give daughter a sibling

    A woman has raised more than £2,000 towards the cost of further IVF treatment in the hope of giving her daughter a little sister or brother.

    Hayley Taylor with husband Sam and daughter Amaryllis

    Hayley Taylor, 28, gave birth to daughter Amaryllis in January last year and is now raising funds through a crowdfunding page to pay for private treatment after she was turned down for more NHS funding.

    She said: "It would be nice to give her a sibling. I really want to experience the whole pregnancy and labour thing again. It's part of being a woman, I suppose.

    "It's a massively hard slog, but it is definitely worth it in the end."

    She and her husband Sam, who has cystic fibrosis, also want to raise awareness about couples facing a "postcode lottery" for treatment depending on where they live.

    NHS England said it was up to each local commissioning group to make its own decisions regarding IVF provision.

  13. Bid to improve safety on A18 following death of family

    People living in North East Lincolnshire are being asked to have their say on how to improve the safety of a busy road following the deaths of five members of the same family in a crash.


    Angela and David Cockburn, their two daughters and granddaughter, died in a crash with a lorry on the A18 near Grimsby six years ago.

    Nearly £3m worth of improvements will be made following a review into their deaths, thanks to funding from the Department of Transport's Safer Roads Fund.

    Local residents and businesses are now being asked for their views on a draft design for the planned A18 road safety scheme.

  14. Rise in South Holland car park charges set for green light

    Car parking charges in part of Lincolnshire could be about to rise, with the price of parking in some areas set to more than double.

    Car park sign

    South Holland District Council's cabinet is due to vote on the changes today, saying its car parks in Spalding and Holbeach in particular need new investment.

    Most of the proposed increases are between 67%-100%, adding about 40p to a ticket.

    Councillor Roger Gambba-Jones says it will bring car park charges in line with neighbouring areas and will "enable us to improve car parks and in some areas improve provision".