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New Tory candidate for Louth & Horncastle announced

Victoria Atkins will replace the country's longest-serving MP, Sir Peter Tapsell, who is standing down ahead of the 2015 election, as the constituency's Conservative candidate.

Our political correspondent Paul Brand was at the vote in Louth last night:

Lincs man found after 2 nights in Oz bush due to leave hospital

Robert Fairchild Credit: Channel 7

A man from Lincolnshire who spent more than two days lost in the Australian bush is due to be released from hospital today.

Robert Fairchild, 21, who is from Hemingby near Horncastle, had been at a party near Canberra when he went missing in the early hours of Sunday.

He was eventually found after a massive search involving forty officers, volunteers and two planes. Robert who has been living in Perth for the last year has been recovering from his ordeal in Perth Royal Hospital.

Lincolnshire man rescued after two days in Australian Outback

A man from Lincolnshire has been found after going missing in the Australian Outback.

Robert Fairchild, 21, was found in a critical condition almost 3km away from where he went missing.

He was reportedly in a confused state and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital by helicopter.

Mr Fairchild is from near Horncastle and is thought to have been working in Australia for around a year.

Channel 7 News sent us this report:

Dead rabbit left on Lincolnshire grave

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in a Tattershall churchyard, in which a grave was targetted.

The incident is believed to have happened at some point during Friday 23 May at the Holy Trinity Church in Sleaford Road.

Flowers and ornaments from the grave were strewn about and a dead rabbit left in their place, causing great distress to the family.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Dave Mills, at Horncastle Police Station, by calling 101 and quoting the incident number.


Firefighters tackle blaze in Horncastle

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