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Lincoln tourism bosses unveil national campaign to encourage visitors

Tourism bosses in Lincoln have unveiled a national marketing campaign to increase visitor numbers during 2015.

Marketing campaign unveiled to encourage visitors to Lincoln Credit: Visit Lincoln

They said that events celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the opening of Lincoln Castle and the forthcoming National Road race championship all offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise the profile of the city.

The so-called 800 Campaign will see adverts being placed in national media over the next two months.

Visit Lincoln campaign to coincide with 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

Tourism bosses in Lincoln have unveiled a national marketing campaign to increase visitor numbers during 2015.

Credit: Visit Lincoln

They say that celebrations around the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the opening of Lincoln Castle and the impending National Road race championship all offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise the profile of the city.

The so-called 800 Campaign will see adverts being placed in national media over the next two months.

Tourism is a cornerstone of the Lincolnshire economy, bringing in Millions of pounds to the county. 2015 is a special year for us, with the re-opening of the new-look Lincoln Castle and the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, and it's important we make the most of it.

– Mary Powell, Lincolnshire County Council tourism and development manager

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Homeless charity threatened with closure after funding cuts

Users of a homeless charity in Lincoln say it has saved their lives but now it's at risk of closing because of a funding cut.

Framework, which has flats at The Cornerhouse, helps people who have alcohol and substance abuse issues. It only opened its doors six months ago with the aim of reducing the number of street drinkers in the city.

Lincolnshire County Council originally provided the centre with funding, but now say that will end early next month and Framework should look elsewhere to keep going. But people who have spent time at the centre have said they will end up back on the streets without the help. Kate Hemingway reports.

Future of homeless charity in question after funding cuts

A homeless charity in Lincoln which users say has saved their lives says it is now at risk of closing because of a funding cut.

Framework, which has flats at The Cornerhouse, helps people who have alcohol and substance abuse issues. It only opened its doors six months ago with the aim of reducing the number of street drinkers in the city.

Lincolnshire County Council originally provided the centre with funding, but now say that will end early next month and Framework should look elsewhere to keep going. But people who have spent time at the centre have told Calendar others will end up back on the streets without the help. Kate Hemingway reports.

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Funding cuts mean uncertain future for Lincoln charity

A charity which helps homeless people in Lincoln says their future is under threat.

The Framework project at the Corner House could close due to lack of funding

Framework which is based at The Corner House will have their funding cut at the start of May. Lincolnshire County Council say the charity, which helps people with substance misuse issues, needed to secure funding elsewhere.

Conference discusses plans to make Lincoln 'dementia friendly'

A conference is being held today aimed at making the city of Lincoln 'dementia friendly'.

Nationally around one in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia and in Lincolnshire alone it is estimated that over the next ten years the number of people living with some form of dementia will rise by forty per cent.

Gill Collins from Dementia Action Alliance says it is vital people are more aware of the condition:

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