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Mr Nibbles recovering well after being abandoned

A shetland pony named Mr Nibbles is recovering well after being abandoned at a child's play park.

He was left with no food or water in the blistering sun before being rescued by Bransby Horses-a welfare charity based in Lincoln.

Lorraine Ewans, one of those involved in looking after him, says the heat could have had a significant impact on Mr Nibbles' health:

Lincolnshire students get chance to sample life of a doctor

Lincolnshire sixth form students interested in a career in medicine will be given an opportunity to find out first-hand what it is like to be a junior doctor.

The work experience programme for lower sixth form students has been running at Lincoln County Hospital since 2010 but this year the course will be run twice on consecutive weeks, doubling the number of students able to take part.

“By increasing the number of times we run the course twice we hope to be able to give more students the opportunity to find out more about their chosen career with first-hand experience and the opportunity to speak with qualified doctors.”

– Julie Evans, Undergraduate Medical Education Manager, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust

The programme is led by clinical teaching fellows at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).

They will help the students learn daily tasks including learning basic life support skills and learning to suture.

"Medical school entry is highly competitive. Students will get a realistic insight with unparalleled access to clinical professionals.

"They will understand what it means to be a doctor and the process they will have to go through to achieve their end goal.

“Just as we have students from clinical placements coming back to work in Lincolnshire we would love to see work experience students returning as medical students and this programme helps to highlight why ULHT is a great place for junior doctors to start their career.”

– Dr Kishan Rees, clinical teaching fellow

Winter paralympian Jade honoured by her old university

Lincolnshire's Jade Etherington, who became Britain's most successful winter paralympian when she won 3 silvers and a bronze at this year's Sochi Games. is to receive a new honour later today.

Jade will get an honoray fellowship from Lincoln's Bishop Grosseteste University, where she graduated two years ago with a degree in Education Studies and Geography.

Britain's number one visually impaired alpine speed event ski racer will join around 850 students receiving their degrees today from the university

Winter Paralympian Jade Etherington will be honoured by her former university today
Winter Paralympian Jade Etherington will be honoured by her former university today Credit: Press Association


Piggy bank among items stolen from Lincoln home

Police in Lincolnshire are searching for several items stolen from a house in Lincoln, including a piggy bank.

A piggy bank similar to this was stolen
A piggy bank similar to this was stolen Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The distinctive black ceramic piggy bank, similar to that pictures, was filled mostly with silver coins. It was taken along with a laptop and an iPad from a house on Hewson Road overnight on July 14.

Teenager charged over smoke bomb at football match

A 16-year-old boy from Barnsley has been charged after a smoke bomb was let off during Lincoln City's home game against Doncaster yesterday.

Aditionally, four men in their 20s and an 18 year-old man from Lincoln, together with a 20 year-old man from Billinghay, were arrested on suspicion of affray. All six have been released on police bail until 18th and 19th of August.

The teenager, meanwhile, will appear before Lincoln Youth Court on 28 July.

A 21-year-old from Bracebridge Heath, was charged with failing to comply with a banning order, while a 39-year-old from Doncaster, was charged with a public order offence.

Charity warns of prison riots because of warder reductions

Lincoln Prison Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The number of prison officers at Lincoln prison was cut by 37 per cent in three years.

Figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform show that there were 207 officers working there in September 2010, but three years later that number had dropped to 130.

North Sea Camp open prison

At North Sea Camp, near Boston, numbers reduced 29 per cent from 56 to 40. The charity warns that it could mean riots and attacks in prisons become more common as a result.

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