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Man from Lincoln jailed for indecent images

A man from Lincoln has been jailed for making making and possessing indecent images.

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Noah Yabbacombe, 24, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment with a ten year sexual harm prevention order.

He appeared at Lincoln Crown Court and pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, possession of 811 indecent images, possession of 21 extreme images (bestiality), possession of seven prohibited images, distribution of indecent images of children and two counts of attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.

Whilst on bail, he was arrested again and found to be in possession of indecent images of children. He was further charged with three counts of making, and possession of 717 indecent images of children.

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PM denies Lincolnshire Police is on 'verge of collapse'

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed a claim that Lincolnshire Police is on the "verge of collapse".

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The PM referred to Lincolnshire when he was asked a question about funding for police forces during a live TV interview ahead of May's General Election.

A member of the audience quoted Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who said the force was on the "verge of collapse."

In his reply, Mr Cameron said: "I do not accept that. I understand they are under pressure."

When it comes to Lincolnshire, crime has come down, the police are doing a great job but there is more we can do using modern technology to make sure crime continues to fall under this Government and if we do that we will be saving money as well.

– David Cameron

He was speaking during Cameron and Miliband: The battle for No 10 begins, on Channel 4 last night.

New shuttle bus to be launched in Lincoln

Lincolnshire County Council has announced plans to launch a new tourist shuttle bus.

The Lincoln Castle shuttle bus will start running from 1 April Credit: Lincolnshire County Council

The Lincoln Castle shuttle bus will start running from 1 April, with services planned every 15 to 20 minutes, seven days a week.

It will start each day at 9.25am at Whisby Garden Centre (gates open at 9am), with the last bus arriving back at the car park at 7pm. Gates close at 7.30pm.

The new-look castle will attract more visitors to the city than ever before, so it's important we have something in place to cope with that influx.

This new service will help visitors get around more easily, and also take some of the pressure off the city's roads and car parks.

– Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development

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Road closures in Lincoln for 10k

Thousands of runners of all ages are preparing to take to the streets of Lincoln today for Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K.

It will be the 19th running of the popular event which, for the first time in its history, is being organised by Run For All in partnership with the City of Lincoln Council and will raise tens of thousands of pounds for a host of good causes.

The 10K starts at 11am today. It starts in Riseholme Road and finishes near Lincoln Cathedral. The route takes the field along Longdales Road, Nettleham Road, Church Lane, Newport, B1273, Burton Road and Queen Elizabeth Road. They are among 17 roads that will be closed for the race. Some will be affected by parking restrictions and/or no waiting cones until 4pm.

Click here for full details of the road closures and other traffic restrictions

We are really looking forward our first Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K and are working hard to put on a run that everyone will enjoy. Of course, as with any event of this magnitude some road closures will necessary to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators. Unfortunately a certain amount of disruption is inevitable and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. All closures will be lifted as soon as possible.

– Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All

Building work begins on bomber command memorial

Work begins today on the long-awaited International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) on Canwick Hill in Lincoln.

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The £8 million project has benefitted from funding from the National Lottery Fund, while more than 182 volunteers from six countries have been working to make the plans a reality.

The building has now been expanded from 840 square metres to more than 1,100 square metres and the centre is expected to create 12 full-time jobs.

This is a big project and it's got to be sustainable, so what we have to do as an organisation is make sure that this is not only viable now but into the future, to leave a legacy. There is an awful lot of work involving an awful lot of people to make sure that it lasts. It's going to be an important facility both for community groups but also on an individual basis. For corporate groups it's also a great venue to come and hold meetings and spend some time within the facilities. A big part of the project is being able to act as a hub for all the aviation heritage sites that we've got across the county. We've got a fantastic resource here and this gives us an opportunity to unite them and market them.

– Nicky Barr, IBCC
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