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Doncaster motorcyclist dies in Lincolnshire collision

A motorcycle rider has died after a collision in Lincolnshire.

The 46-year-old man's Yamaha motorbike was in collision with a tree on the High Street in Marton around 6:45pm. The rider, who is originally from Doncaster, died at the scene.

Two motorcycles were travelling together from the Gainsborough direction on the A156 they had passed through Marton Village going towards Torksey when just outside the village one of the riders lost control on a right hand bend.

Police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen two motorcycles

Celebrations mark 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

Celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta have been held today, at an event attended by the Royal Family, senior politicians and an audience of thousands.

The historic document - signed by King John on June 15, 1215 - helped to define concepts such as the rule of law and equal rights for all.

One of only four remaining copies of the charter is on display in Lincoln, where today saw the culmination of three days of celebrations.

Emily Kerr reports.

Over half Yorkshire and Lincs children don't know what Magna Carta is

More than half of children in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire say they don't know what the Magna Carta is.

Magna Carta Credit: PA

11 per cent thought the historic document, which was sealed 800 years ago today, was a giant map of the world.

An original copy is housed at Lincoln Castle.

Events are taking place across the region and UK to mark the special occasion.

Read: Royals gather to mark 800 years since Magna Carta was sealed

800 years today since Magna Carta was sealed

Sealed 800 years ago today

It is 800 years ago today since King John and the Barons sealed the Magna Carta. The historic document safeguarded basic freedoms for ordinary folk and placed limits on the power of the crown.

Yet, according to a national poll, more than half of children in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire don't know what the Magna Carta is. Eleven per cent thought the it was as a giant map of the world. An original copy is housed at Lincoln Castle.


Weekend of celebrations for Magna Carta's 800th anniversary

Magna Carta: 800 years old

A celebration is taking place in the grounds of the new-look Lincoln Castle today to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The Magna Party promises to be an event packed with music and dance and everyone from individual artistes to volunteers, community groups and schools are invited to help make the weekend one to remember. On June 15 1215, at Runnymede, the Magna Carta was sealed by King John and the Barons. Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said:

"We are encouraging businesses to create Magna Carta window displays. Restaurants, bars and cafes might offer Magna Carta-themed menus and staff could wear Medieval dress. LiberTeas is urging the whole nation to sit down to celebrate the occasion, have a debate about or reflect on their liberties."

Jon Egging Trust graduates awarded certificates by Professor Brian Cox

Pupils at a school in Lincolnshire who have successfully completed a leadership programme have been rewarded for their hard work by TV scientist Professor Brian Cox.

The teenagers have been taking part in a scheme run by the Jon Egging Trust - to inspire and motivate children who have been stuggling to achieve their potential.

Emily Kerr reports:

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