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Flood-damaged seafarers centre to officially reopen

A centre for seafarers will officially reopen today, nine months after devastating flooding caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused by flooding

The mission needed to have its building completely stripped out after the Immingham docks' defences were breached in the tidal surge last December.

As the tide overtopped the docks, water swept into the centre bringing with it fish, debris and contaminated water.

The centre will be officially opened by a Port Director from Associated British Ports, John Fitzgerald.

ABP provided temporary accommodation so that the mission could continue giving seafarers communication links with their families around the world.


Siege in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police were called at around 4pm to Reedings Road, Barrowby, near Grantham yesterday to deal with an incident at a house on Reedings Road. It involved a 21-year-old local man.

"At present we are unable to release any further details for operational reasons. The general public are not in any danger. The area will be cordoned off until the situation is resolved. Further information will be released when possible."

– A Grantham police spokesman

Acting PCC to be appointed for South Yorkshire

An acting Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire is set to be appointed later.

A by-election will take place to find a permanent replacement PCC

The county's Police and Crime Panel will decide who will temporarily fill the position in a meeting at the Town Hall.

It comes after the resignation of Shaun Wright, who stepped down on Tuesday after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal.

A date for a by-election, which will be carried out by Barnsley Council, is also expected to be announced today.


Man robs schoolgirl of shoes and socks in York

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a schoolgirl was pushed to the ground and robbed of her shoes and socks in York.

Police say just before 6pm today, a 15-year-old pupil was walking home along Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton.

As she approached the railway crossing a man ran up behind her, pushed her to the ground and demanded her shoes and socks, which he removed before turning and heading back along Millfield Lane towards Acomb.

The man is described as either Asian or Eastern European, around 25-years-old, between 6ft and 6ft 4in tall, with a thin, stubbly face and short black hair, which was styled at the front.

The victim was not hurt in the incident and has returned to school.

Locals 'can't believe' Lincoln parking proposals

Free on-street parking in Lincoln could be scrapped and parking meters brought in under new proposals by both the City of Lincoln Council and County Council.

It is just one option that is under consideration to help cope with the growth of the city. Another is a new park and ride scheme.

Calendar's Sarah Clark has been to speak to residents and businesses about how the changes could effect them and local trade:

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