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Lincoln City FC creating giant Dambusters mosaic to ease financial worries

A football club is crowdfunding a huge Dambusters design on one of its stands in a bid to help re-finance a £380,000 bank loan.

Lincoln City FC is about to launch its fundraising campaign turning a 5,681-seater stand into a vast mosaic bearing the image of a Second World War Lancaster bomber soaring above the historic cathedral city's skyline.

It comes as the club seeks to pay off a loan with The Co-Operative Bank, which is calling in its debt.

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Lincs council asked to approve £700,000 car park repair costs

Lincoln city council is being asked to approve maintenance work costing £700,000 on the Broadgate car park.

Broadgate car park Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Work would start in April and last for six months.

"Our car parks are well used by residents and business customers and are a key facility to the central area.

Broadgate's usage has generally increased on a yearly basis partly generated by adjacent development schemes, therefore these works are vital to ensure the local economy is not affected."

– Mark Wheater, Lincoln City Council

Demo held against potential fire service cuts

A demonstration against proposed cuts to the fire service in Lincolnshire has being held today whilst the county council decides its budget for the next 12 months.

Defend Our Fire Services, a coalition of firefighters and local residents, called the protest in Lincoln claiming lives could be put at risk.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has to save £1.2m as part of county hall plans to reduce its budget by £90m over the next five years.

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