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Lincoln mother starts online campaign to find kidney donor

A mother from Lincoln has started an online campaign to try and find a kidney donor - so she can see her young son grow up.

Mandy O'Connor was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease three years ago. She is not yet on the transplant list - but she says she is desperate to find a living donor, so that she can spend as much time as she can with her four year old, Aidan. Rachel Bullock reports.

Lincoln Castle crowned UK's best tourist attraction

Lincoln Castle has been crowned the UK's best tourist attraction.

Lincoln Castle has won a top tourism award Credit: Press Association

The purpose-built Magna Carta vault in the newly restored castle was praised by the British Guild of Travel Writers as an inspiring day out for all ages. The castle beat off competition from across the country including the Harry Potter studio tour and the Tower Bridge glass floor attraction in London.


Cyclist seriously injured after collision on Lincoln bypass

A man has been seriously injured after a road traffic collision on the A46 Lincoln bypass in the early hours of this morning.

The cyclist, who is in his 30s, was involved in a crash with a Ford Focus near to Burton Road Bridge. Nobody else was injured.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the injured man walking with his bike or riding it.

Greyfriars plans put on hold

Greyfriars museum

Plans for an 800-year-old building in Lincoln to become a centre for community activities have been put on hold.

The former Greyfriars Museum has been empty for more than eight years. The neighbouring St Swithin's Church wanted to use it for community projects but at a city council meeting last night 'deferred' their proposals. The church say they want to take more time to allow all parties involved to consider the plans in greater detail.

Future of 800 year old building to be decided tonight

The future of an 800 year old building in Lincoln is being decided tonight.

Greyfriars Museum Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The former Greyfriars Museum in the city centre has been empty for more than 8 years. St Swithins Church want to use it for community projects and if it ws granted a lease would apply for lottery funding to approve the building.

The 13th century building is one of the earliest surviving Franciscan friary churches in Europe.


Personal fly past for Bomber Command veteran

A Bomber Command veteran who sparked a nationwide search for his lost medals has had a special personal flypast by the UK's only remaining airworthy Lancaster Bomber.

Donald Nicholson returned to Canwick Hill in Lincoln after being reunited with his medals last week. They went missing ahead of the opening of the city's new Bomber Command memorial.

The Lancaster itself missed the original opening ceremony at the start of the month because of technical reasons. But better late than never, it finally flew past the memorial and it's very special guest. Michael Billington was there.

Veteran who lost his medals watches Lancaster flypast at Bomber Command memorial

A WW2 veteran who was reunited with his missing medals has today watched the Lancaster flypast at the new Bomber Command memorial in Lincoln.

Donald Nicholson with his medals. Credit: ITV News

Donald Nicholson, 93, had attended the unveiling of the spire on October 2 but the Lancaster was still grounded after an engine fire in May.

It was also on that day that he lost his war medals - which led to a hunt on a field in Canwick Hill with metal detectors.

A dogwalker found the medals 10 yards from the veterans home in the north-east and handed them in.

Today, Mr Nicholson returned to the memorial with his medals to watch the Lancaster back in the sky.

Girl, 14, missing from Lincoln

Police in Lincoln are appealing for information about a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing.

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Gabreale Sommerford was reported missing yesterday (Thursday 8th October) from the Monks Road area of Lincoln. She was last seen around 14.30 hrs.

She is described as having blonde hair with blue streaks in it, around 5ft 3in in height, wearing a cream top, cream jeans and a black leather jacket. She may have a skateboard with her.

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