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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:


Bomber Command veterans come together to commemorate Operation Manna

A special ceremony has been held at Lincoln Cathedral to unveil a floral mosaic that's been planted to commemorate Operation Manna.

A number of international guests also attended the event - the largest gathering of Bomber Command veterans involved in one operation in 20 years.

Operation Manna saw a food aid drop over Holland by Bomber Command in the second world war - which helped thousands who were facing starvation.

Kate Hemingway reports:

Floral mosaic in honour of Operation Manna revealed at Lincoln Cathedral

A floral mosaic in honour of Bomber Command is being unveiled in a ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral today.

The mosaic was donated to the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) by the Dutch Government, in commemoration of Operation Manna.

It was planted on the East Lawn of Lincoln Cathedral on September 25, 2014 and features a carefully selected mixture of speciality tulips and grape hyacinths.

The ceremony will be attended by 20 veterans of Bomber Command, in what is the largest gathering of Operation Manna veterans for some 20 years.

A painting, commissioned by the Government of the Royal Netherlands, will be signed by all the veterans, recipients and international guests.

Canwick Road work is 'on track'

Improving traffic flow Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Lincolnshire County Council say five months worth of construction work to improve traffic flow on Canwick Road in Lincoln is well on track ahead of its planned completion date of the end of May.

It comes as a new stage of overnight closures are introduced on Canwick Road and Canwick Hill from today. Lincolnshire County Council say they are trying to minimise disruption to drivers by carrying out certain work overnight. The council also says construction work is taking place on site 24/7. A number of drivers have suffered daily delays as a result of the project. Here is project manager Sam Edwards.


Woman charged over Lincoln murder

A 28-year-old woman has been charged over the murder of a man in Lincoln.

Walnut Place in Lincoln Credit: ITV Yorkshire

39-year-old Robert James Taylor died after being stabbed on Friday evening at Walnut Place in the Sincil Bank are of the city.

Kieley Davis from Lincoln is due to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court tomorrow morning charged with murder.

A 42-year-old man, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police remain at scene of Lincoln murder

Police are still at the scene of a murder in Lincoln this morning after a man was stabbed on Friday night.

Police remain at scene of Lincoln murder Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The incident happened at Walnut Place in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln at around 7.40pm.

Police have also now named the man who died as Robert James Taylor who was 39.

A post mortem is currently being carried out.

A 42 year old man and 28 year old woman who were arrested in connection with the incident remain in police custody.

Mistakenly released murderer waits at bus stop for three hours to be re-arrested

A murderer who was mistakenly released from HMP Lincoln last August says he sat at a bus stop outside the prison while he waited for guards to realise their error.

Martynas Kupstys Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Martynas Kupstys pleaded be let back in when he was released part way through his trial for the murder of Ivans Zdanovics in Gainsborough last January.

The Ministry of Justice said the incident was 'regrettable', but that procedures have been put in place to prevent future errors.

Kupstys was jailed for life following a re-trial.

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